Friday, May 29, 2020

Marlborough's downtown gets a new park

Marlborough ?A vacant, overgrown lot on Main Street has been turned into a new park, thanks to a collaboration between the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Marlborough Savings Bank. According to MEDC officials, the 167 Main St. lot has been vacant since the restaurant that was formerly there was destroyed in a fire in 2010. Landscapers cleared away overgrown brush and leveled the area to create an open space. The new park has several picnic tables as well.

Marlborough city council approves funding for economic development

Marlborough - The City Council approved a transfer of $200,000 from the city's Economic Development account to the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) at the council's May 21 meeting. MEDC is the state-chartered economic development corporation for the city of Marlborough, that according to its mission statement, works to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization and development in the city.

Marlborough City Council approves funds for Assabet renovations

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 Works!’ job fair to connect area businesses, job seekers

Boston Scientific, Marlborough Hospital, and Raytheon are among the two dozen companies to be represented at job fair ? Marlborough ??" More than two dozen...

“Off to work we go”

Marlborough – This week, Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced an innovative program designed to increase the number of teens who go off to work...

“Anick 15th Young People's Performing Arts Festival Concert” May 23 in Marlborough

Marlborough - The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library will present the third concert of the 2011-2012 Yacyshyn Concert Series, featuring "THE ANICK 15th...

Marlborough superintendent responds to ‘no confidence’ vote

Marlborough - Dr. Anthony Pope, the superintendent of the Marlborough Public Schools released this statement this afternoon in response the Marlborough Educators" Association (MEA)...

Marlborough’s Patty Zilembo honored as “Unsung Heroine”

Marlborough - Patricia "Patty" Zilembo's dedication, talent and spirit has influenced hundreds of local children who find help and hope at the Countryside Village Clubhouse, where she is the resident service coordinator. She was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women's 2012 Class of Unsung Heroines at a special ceremony Wednesday, May 16, in the Great Hall at the State House in Boston. In recommending her for the honor, State Sen. Jamie Eldridge said: "Patty's selfless, tireless work made a huge difference for her community, and especially for the dozens of at-risk youth the center supports and encourages. She's truly deserving of this honor."

Marlborough educators take vote of no confidence in superintendent

Marlborough – The Marlborough Educators Association (MEA) released this statement earlier today: Marlborough teachers took a vote of no confidence in Superintendent of Schools Anthony...

Marlborough students care for their community

Marlborough - The week of April 30 through May 4 was "School Spirit Week" at Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St., in Marlborough. In light of the recent fire that ravaged the Lake Williams Condominiums on West Main Street and displaced five Whitcomb families, the theme for spirit week was "We Care." In addition to donations of clothing, dry goods (canned food, snacks), entertainment (cards, sports equipment), gift cards, household items (sheets, towels), suitcases and duffle bags, and toiletries, students had other opportunities to participate - in monetary contributions throughout the week. On Tuesday, for example, a $2 donation bought an entry to win one of 50 free passes to Roller Kingdom in Hudson, on Wednesday, students were encouraged to donate coins during lunch and on Thursday, a $1 donation bought the ability to wear a hat during the school day (something which is usually not permitted).

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