Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Patriotism in Shrewsbury

July 2nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – For the 4th of July, Shrewsbury resident Jared Kronlund decided to make a patriotic statement. With the help of two friends, Dom Faiola and Jake Morgan, he made a template, got a bunch of cans of spray paint and proceeded to decorate his front lawn with a giant American flag.

Shrewsbury police log, July 4 edition

July 2nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury Monday, June 16 10:25 a.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny. 11:38 a.m. Commons Dr. Medical call. 3:52 p.m. Spring Cir. Harassment. 4:37 p.m. Blackthorn Rd. Suspicious person/MV. 5:03 p.m. Oak St. Disturbance. 5:42 p.m. Lake/Grove Sts. Suspicious person/MV. 7:33 p.m. Oak St. Vandalism. Tuesday, June 17 12:24 a.m. Spring St. Suspicious person/MV. 12:39 a.m. Main St. [...]

St. John’s breaks ground on new building

July 1st, 2014

(l to r) Teachers Ann Shi, Dr. Russell McClintock, and Richard Monroe, Student Activities Council President Joseph Tamilio-Awed ’15, Col. A. Russell Pytko, USMC (Ret.) ’44, Chairman of the Board Paul Stuka ’73, Ron Etre (trustee), Trish Haylon (trustee), Bro. Robert Flaherty C.F.X. (trustee), and Headmaster Michael Welch ’78 at the groundbreaking for St. John’s High School’s new Founders Hall. (Photo/Courtesy of Saint John’s High School)

Shrewsbury – On June 25, Saint John’s High School broke ground on the new fine arts and academics building in a ceremony with students, faculty, trustees, benefactors and other members of the school community. The new building, to be named Founders Hall, is set to open in September 2015. The 48,000 square-foot, three-story facility will [...]

Special Olympian looks forward to a future ‘heavy’ with promise

July 1st, 2014

Sam Belinsky competes in the Special Olympics Summer Games (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Sam Belinsky had just returned from his trip to New Jersey, where he participated in the powerlifting competition at the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games. The 20-year-old Shrewsbury resident was tired but triumphant. He had come in second place in his weight class and had been awarded four silver medals, one for each lift: squat, bench, deadlift, and one for overall accumulated weight.

McGovern meets with Shrewsbury seniors

July 1st, 2014

U.S. Representative James McGovern talks with Shrewsbury seniors as a part of the Seniors in Session program.
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Shrewsbury – U.S. Representative James McGovern, 2nd district, met with local seniors June 30 at the Shrewsbury Senior Center.

The open forum format allowed for the seniors present to talk with the congressman about the issues that matter most to them.

Shrewsbury garage fire displaces four

July 1st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Four people have been displaced, and two firefighters suffered minor injuries, after an early morning garage fire that officials say was started by the disposal of smoking materials near bags of mulch.

George R. Harris, 80, of Shrewsbury

July 1st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – George R. “Bob” Harris, 80, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 28, 2014 after being stricken at home. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Lorraine (Potvin) Harris, and their children, Mark Harris and his wife Nancy of Shrewsbury, Debora MacLean and her husband Brian of Abington, and Chris Harris [...]

SHS Alumna still performing ‘outstanding’ deeds via research in India

June 30th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Last year, as a senior at Shrewsbury High School, Jen Tylock earned academic and athletic awards, and was honored as one of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services’ “Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury.” She also won several scholarships, including one from the Jewish Guild for the Blind, which required meeting criteria such as academic excellence, community involvement and legal blindness.

Youth church group helps repair hurricane-damaged homes

June 30th, 2014

The group from Shrewsbury that traveled to Atlantic City, N.J., to work on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – On June 22, immediately after morning worship, First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury’s Youth Mission Group headed out with 34 youth and adults to work in Atlantic City, N.J., to help repair homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. On the work site, they repaired homes that were hit with a storm surge of 2 to 10 [...]

Regatta Players return with a season of popular show tunes

June 30th, 2014

Gathered at a rehearsal for “Broadway Classics” are members who have participated in multiple Regatta Players productions: (back, l to r) Barbara Andreano, Bonnie L. Narcisi, Sandra Weed, Doug Buell, (front, l to r) Katie Monopoli, Laura Gulli and Dan Monopoli.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – After a year hiatus, the Regatta Players are returning with a summer season of two shows at the Flanagan Theater in Southgate at Shrewsbury. A cabaret and gala entitled “Broadway Classics” will be presented Friday, July 18, at 8 p.m., preceded by a silent auction at 6:45 p.m. Three weeks later, the theater group will stage the musical “Godspell.”

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