Leominster, MAWCVB

Leominster High School recreates graduation for student who missed ceremony due to COVID-19

LEOMINSTER, Mass. — A high school senior in Leominster who missed her graduation after testing positive for COVID-19 was honored during a special ceremony on Tuesday. Candida Pereira Dufrechu, 18, was heartbroken that she couldn't attend Leominster High School's Class of 2021 graduation ceremony on June 5, especially since she is the first person in her family to graduate high school.
Worcester, MAtelegram.com

Food distribution event at YMCA feeds 400 families

WORCESTER — Cars reached across the YMCA of Central Massachusetts parking lot as volunteers loaded food and hygiene essentials for 400 families Tuesday. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children, in partnership with Kraft Foods and YMCA of Central Massachusetts, organized the distribution event as part of the supermarket’s Feeding Minds & Bodies campaign to support Feed the Children’s mission.
Lowell, MAwhdh.com

Massive clean up underway after students say a burst pipe left Lowell HS underwater

LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) - A massive clean up is underway after Lowell High School students say a burst pipe left their school under water. Pictures from inside school show knee deep water filling up the basement after students say a pipe burst sending water rushing into the music wing Monday morning. Music sheets, tables and chairs could all be seen floating in the water.
Shrewsbury, MAcommunityadvocate.com

Selectmen give Mizikar an outstanding review

SHREWSBURY — A skillful communicator, a leader and an excellent public servant — those were some of the words the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen used to describe Town Manager Kevin Mizikar during his review, which was presented during their June 8 meeting. “This is a team effort,” Mizikar told the...
Framingham, MAMetroWest Daily News

Framingham City Council nixes mayor's pick for public health director

FRAMINGHAM — The search for a new public health director continues. City councilors on Tuesday shot down Mayor Yvonne Spicer’s recommendation of veteran public health administrator Monifa Charles to become Framingham’s next public health director. Councilors George King, Janet Leombruno, Christine Long, Michael Cannon, Robert Case, Phil Ottaviani and John...
Framingham, MAMetroWest Daily News

'Touch a Truck' raises funds for Veterans Memorial Park in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM — A coalition of city leaders, veterans and the community are aiming to revamp a park near Framingham District Court that recognizes the sacrifices of Framingham’s veterans. Veterans Memorial Park — located at the Musterfield at Concord Place housing complex — has seen better days, said police Lt. Robert...
Westford, MAWicked Local

Westford voters back resolution seeking limits on corporations' influence

WESTFORD -- Voters backed a measure directing lawmakers to seek a Constitutional amendment distinguishing campaign spending from free speech -- and clarifying Constitutional protections for individuals, not entities such as corporations. Residents voted 138-99 at Town Meeting, held June 12, on a resolution outlined in Article 15 on the Town...