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Paul Cellucci monument proposed at Hudson Town Hall

February 17th, 2014

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Hudson – Discussions continue among townspeople and elected officials for the most appropriate way to memorialize native son Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada. The idea of a monument was publicly introduced by resident Jim Saart at a Board of Selectmen meeting in December. Selectmen Jim Quinn and Chris Yates volunteered to pursue the idea.

“Jim Saart was the catalyst who got the ball rolling on this,” Quinn said. “He stood up for something that he believes in passionately.”

Westborough police charge son after alleged attack on mother

February 14th, 2014

Westborough – On 2/13/14, at approximately 9:48 PM, the Westborough Police Department received a call from 1 Haskell St. reporting that a 72 year old female had been stabbed multiple times. The arriving units located the female in the house. She was covered in blood with stab wounds to her head and torso and injuries to her facial area and left wrist.

Man charged with stabbing elderly Westborough woman

February 14th, 2014

Westborough – Police have arrested a family member of a 73-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her multiple times Thursday night in her Haskell Street home. The woman was taken to the hospital after calling police; her condition in not known at this time. The suspect was apprehended as he was walking down East Main Street. [...]

Vuona honored by Fire Chiefs’ Association

February 13th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Fire Chief James M. Vuona was among several Massachusetts fire professionals honored at the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts’ (FCAM) annual professional development conference held Feb. 6 in Boxborough.

Vuona was honored by the association for his work instilling “a mantra of customer service to each and every firefighter in the department every time they interact with the public,” according to a press release from the association.

Westborough to host World Series trophy

February 13th, 2014

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Westborough – It’s been making the rounds and now Westborough’s Red Sox fans will get a chance to see the 2013 Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Trophy Monday, Feb. 17 up close as well. Fans can bring their cameras to have their photo taken with the trophy from 12-2 p.m. at the Hastings Elementary School, 111 [...]

Selectmen debate how fast to move on solar proposal

February 13th, 2014

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Westborough – With Town Meeting articles regarding the lease of town-owned land on Smith Valve Parkway for a solar array ready to go, the Board of Selectmen debated at its Feb. 11 meeting whether the proposal was moving too fast for residents to remain informed.

Schools closed today, Thursday, Feb. 13

February 13th, 2014

Region – All local public schools in the Community Advocate readership area are closed today, Thursday, Feb. 13 due to the snowstorm. (Assabet Valley,  Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough). St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury has also cancelled classes.

Gritty in pink: Lady Rangers to host charity hoops tournament

February 12th, 2014

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Westborough – The Rangers girls’ varsity basketball team will host the 12th annual Westborough High School Invitational Tournament over February break in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. However, just because the tournament is for a good cause and will take place in a gym decorated in pink streamers and balloons doesn’t mean these games won’t be meaningful or hard-fought.

The double elimination tournament is approved by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, which means the wins/losses will affect the playoff picture. Teams that haven’t already solidified their playoff spots will come in very motivated as it’s one of the last opportunities to improve their district standings. Those teams that have already clinched post-season berths will use the tournament as a great opportunity to test drive some of the teams that they’ll face in the playoffs. Unfortunately, due to some key early-season injuries and a couple of lackluster fourth quarters, the Lady Rangers find themselves in the aforementioned group.

Southborough man charged with rape of child, assault and battery

February 12th, 2014

Southborough – The Southborough Police Department released this statement this morning: On Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at approximately 1900 hours, Officers of the Southborough Police Department received a complaint of sexual assaults that had been occurring within the Town of Southborough. Through the investigation it was determined that Robert Cerqua of 9 Foley Drive, Southborough, [...]

Major rezoning planned for downtown Marlborough to spur economic development

February 10th, 2014

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Marlborough – Based on recommendations from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Report, the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced Feb. 4 that it plans to bring forward substantial zoning changes in the city designed to stimulate economic growth in the downtown area.

Prior to the official announcement by MEDC, the final TAP Report, which included recommendations related to zoning and land use, parking, development financing, development incentives and physical planning/design recommendations, was presented to the City Council’s Urban Affairs Committee in a meeting held at City Hall.







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