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Council approves sports center expansion

June 8th, 2016

Marlborough – New England Sports Management Corporation was granted a modified special permit to build an 88,830-square-foot addition at the New England Sports Center by the City Council at the June 6 council meeting. The expansion at the 121 Donald Lynch Boulevard location will include two new ice rinks, restaurants and 110 additional parking spaces.

Apex Center development approved by council

June 8th, 2016

Marlborough – The City Council approved a development agreement proposed by Walker Realty, LLC, to construct a large commercial project on Route 20, west of Glen Street, at the June 6 meeting. A study of a detailed site plan of the Apex Center of New England will continue by the Urban Affairs Committee and city department heads.

Search for new MEDC director begins

June 8th, 2016

Marlborough – The search for a new director of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to fill the position recently vacated by Tim Cummings has begun. Cummings, who led the MEDC for the past four years, accepted a position as economic development director in Nashua, N.H.

Spring Classic basketball tournament benefits Coaching4Change

June 2nd, 2016


Northborough – Ninety-two basketball players competed in the fourth annual 135 Spring Classic tournament May 29 at the Ellsworth-McAfee Park.

Teams of three players each competed in this year’s tournament and raised more than $1,200 for Coaching4Change, an organization whose mission is to teach high school students to become leaders by providing them opportunities to coach afterschool youth sports programs and organizing school-wide athletics tournaments. Coaching4Change provides a network of college mentors, teachers and parents to the students, creating a support system enabling them to experience successes both in the classroom and through coaching.

City receives grant to evaluate economic competitiveness

June 2nd, 2016

Marlborough – The city’s economic competitiveness will be studied in the coming months utilizing the Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT) utilized by Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. The $5,000 grant, approved by the City Council at the May 23 meeting, was awarded to the city through the Community Compact initiative, sponsored by Governor Charles Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

Selectmen hear plans for marijuana farm in CenTech Park

May 29th, 2016

Grafton – The Grafton Board of Selectmen held a public hearing at Grafton High School to discuss a proposal from California-based Nature’s Remedy to create an indoor marijuana farm at CenTech Park. The hearing was held at the high school to allow for more seats for voters and other interested parties after an earlier marijuana hearing for Sage Cannabis near Holliday Drive had created an agitated, large crowd at a selectmen’s meeting where there was insufficient room for interested parties to attend. The room at the high school used on May 24 had approximately 50 seats and most of those were filled.

May 27 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

May 27th, 2016

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The Community Advocate is now partnering with Charter TV3  in Worcester to produce a new cable feature – “Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9.” Every week, the 90-second spot will feature either Publisher David Bagdon or Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The feature […]

Two Westborough businesses honored by selectmen

May 26th, 2016

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Westborough – Two local businesses were honored during the Westborough Board of Selectmen’s May 24 meeting.

Jon Cohen, who owns Harry’s Restaurant with his wife Linda, accepted a proclamation of congratulations from the Board on the occasion of the restaurant’s 70th anniversary. Harry’s, located on 149 Turnpike Rd (Route 9 West), was opened by Cohen’s parents, Harry and Eleanor, in 1946. Since that time, it has become an iconic local establishment.

Westborough Girl Scouts to host viewing of film ‘Miss Representation’

May 25th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 is partnering with the Westborough School Department to host a viewing of the 2011 documentary “Miss Representation.” The film will be presented at Westborough High School, 90 East Main St., Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this viewing. Because there is some […]

Councilors to review Apex Center site plan

May 25th, 2016

Marlborough – In accordance with the city’s new Hospitality and Recreation Mixed Use Overlay District Ordinance, Walker Realty LLC submitted a site plan review application for the Apex Center, a large commercial project planned for Route 20, west of Glen Street, to the City Council at the May 23 meeting. It was referred to the Urban Affairs Committee for study and recommendation.

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