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Dean Park flagpole

SHREWSBURY - A prominent flagpole stands in Shrewsbury’s Dean Park alongside a bench dedicated to longtime Parks Department employee Paula Rourke. A new GoFundMe...

Community Advocate September 24, 2021

In this week's issue read: Applefest returned to Northborough this past weekend with a full slate of in person events in multiple locations across town.
: Cars drive along Route 140 in Boylston. Traffic from a new warehouse in Boylston will use Route 140 road to head to the interstate. Photo/Laura Hayes

Boylston Planning Board approves warehouse project near Shrewsbury border

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By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter BOYLSTON/SHREWSBURY - A warehouse will be built on the border of Boylston and Shrewsbury after the Boylston Planning Board...

STERIS Corp. appeals Northborough Planning Board’s permit denial

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By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter NORTHBOROUGH - STERIS Corp. has filed an appeal after the Northborough Planning Board denied its site plan and groundwater...
New Algonquin Field Hockey coach Jennifer Brown speaks to players during a recent game against Marlborough.

New field hockey coach takes the reins at Algonquin

By Kevin J. Stone, Contributing Writer NORTHBOROUGH/SOUTHBOROUGH - Algonquin Field Hockey coach Jennifer Brown has been coaching and running her own field hockey camp for...

Shrewsbury approves agreement with marijuana delivery operator

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By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter SHREWSBURY – A marijuana delivery operator is now one step closer to opening in Shrewsbury following a Board of...
Mike Pizzarella stands in front of the hotel where his family is staying following a major fire in the building where they had been living.

Families wrestle with impacts of fatal Northborough fire

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By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter NORTHBOROUGH - Mike Pizzarella was starting to drift to a deep sleep when he heard banging on his windows.  It...
A Shrewsbury player wrestles for position against a St. John’s player.

Shrewsbury boys soccer falls to St. Johns in competitive cross-town matchup

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By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer SHREWSBURY - The Shrewsbury Boys varsity soccer team fell to Saint John’s High School in a matchup, Sept. 18, making...
Runners begin the Applefest 5K Road Race at Melican Middle School.

Applefest 5K run/walk returns to Northborough roads

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer NORTHBOROUGH – Nearly 300 runners and walkers registered to support the annual Applefest 5K Road Race on Sept. 18....

Evening BBQ, concert, fireworks return to Northborough’s Applefest

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer NORTHBOROUGH – After a two-year hiatus, an evening celebration featuring a barbecue, concert, fireworks and other activities returned Sept....