Marlborough - At the Nov. 7 meeting of the Marlborough City Council, Ward 3 City Councilor Matt Elder and Ward 5 City Councilor Robert Seymour expressed their desire for representatives of National Grid to appear before the council in order to ascertain how better preparations can be made for future power outages. This request was in response to the Oct. 29 nor'saster, when much of the city lost power for several days.
Marlborough – Superintendent Anthony Pope shared a draft version of a five-year strategic plan for the Marlborough Public School System at the School Committee's Sept. 13 meeting. Pope asked the members to look at the "Believe 2016" plan and focus on the structure objectives for Goal I.
Marlborough – Marlborough Hospital announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Marlborough Hospital was recognized as part of the Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care. Marlborough Hospital is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction.
Marlborough – Applications for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off (“SCRPT”) Program are now available. This program allows Marlborough seniors over the age of...
Marlborough - At its May 21 meeting, the City Council approved funding of nearly $23.5 million for repairs to the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS). The funds will be appropriated over a 30-year period. Marlborough joins the six other AVRTHS member communities - Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Berlin, Hudson and Maynard - in supporting the proposed $62.4 million repair project, which includes the replacement of the roof, windows and doors, and the heating and ventilation systems. Superintendent Mary Jo Nawrocki said she was very pleased with the unanimous vote of the City Council and looked forward to a meeting in early June with the Assabet School Building Committee to discuss the next steps.
Marlborough – The Marlborough Brigham Family Trust announced the start of its second year of grant-making to benefit the greater Marlborough community. For the...
Marlborough - The City Council unanimously approved a 15-year tax financing package for Quest Diagnostics at its Nov. 26 meeting. Quest is seeking to lease 200,000 square feet of space at 200 Forest St., a location known over the years for housing RCA, Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and Hewlett Packard.
Marlborough - Councilors approved an amendment to the city's sewer ordinance at the Sept. 9 meeting that will potentially save the city $12 to $26 million. The request made by Public Works Commissioner Ronald LaFreniere places limits on the amount of treated wastewater that is deposited into the Assabet River from the Easterly and Westerly treatment plants. The measure was presented to the full council by Ward 1 City Councilor Joseph Delano, chair of the Operations and Overview Committee. During committee deliberations on the proposal, LaFreniere explained that changing the language was necessary to qualify for a zero-percent financing rate on a portion of the State Revolving Fund loans used to pay for upgrades at the two facilities.
Marlborough - Mayor Arthur Vigeant congratulated the city’s finance team for work that led to the Mass. Department of Revenue (DOR) certification of more than $6.7 million in available funds, generally referred to as “free cash”. Last year’s available funds were $6.1 million. In a communication to the City Council at the council’s Nov. 2 meeting, the mayor said: “The city of Marlborough’s financial strength and success has and continues to be a true team effort. We are fortunate to have a strong team in City Auditor Diane Smith and Comptroller Brian Doheny.”
Marlborough - Members of Team Pizzazz from Marlborough High School are honored April 11, with praise and accolades for winning the state...