Marlborough – Nearly a year after 32 units at Lake Williams Condominiums were destroyed in a six-alarm fire April 23, 2012, condo owners revisited the site April 5 to speak with the press. They shared their personal feelings about Building Commissioner Michael Mendoza’s recent rejection of a proposal from the condominium trust to rebuild the structure. Joining them were state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, and representatives from the offices of state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, 3rd District.
Westborough – Dan Shaughnessy, the co-author of “Francona: The Red Sox Years,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller this Saturday, April 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to sign copies of the book that has all of Red Sox Nation buzzing. Shaughnessy, an award-winning Boston Globe columnist, had unlimited access to Terry Francona as the former [...]
Mayor Arthur Vigeant (Photo/submitted)
Marlborough – In his 2012 Year in Review Report to the residents of Marlborough, Mayor Arthur Vigeant outlined the progress and accomplishments of the first year of his administration and welcomed and encouraged feedback. The report was mailed out recently to all residents in the city.
Northborough — Unrelenting snow and ice do not just break plows and shovels – it also breaks the bank. Specifically, Northborough’s snow and ice removal budget, which is running a deficit, thanks to wintry weather that continued past the first day of spring.
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Chief of Police James Hester appeared before the Board of Selectmen during the board’s March 26 meeting to present for their approval a plan that seeks to put a lid on the trafficking of stolen jewelry.
Shrewsbury – “Should town officials ask the voters for a Proposition 2-½ override to help fund a financial gap in the schools budget?”
Marlborough – A controversial proposal to construct a Cumberland Farms convenience store and gasoline pumping station on Maple and Walker streets was approved by default due to the city’s failure to act on the request for a special permit within the specified 90 days. The permit was granted during the City Council’s March 25 meeting.
Marlborough – Following much deliberation and several meetings of the Operations and Overview Committee, the City Council unanimously approved the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Master Plan during its March 25 meeting.
Northborough – There’s an “800-pound gorilla in the room,” according to Northborough Town Administrator John W. Coderre, and the best way to tame it is with a town tax on hotels and meals. During the Board of Selectmen’s March 25 meeting, the board agreed with Coderre and voted to include a tax proposal on the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) warrant.
Westborough – For decades, tales of the legendary South Boston organized crime figure James “Whitey” Bulger have been told in newspapers, on talk radio and in private conversations. In their new book, “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice,” authors Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy detail the astonishing [...]