Middlesex County, MA

Alert Issued For Missing Tewksbury Man

A Massachusetts man has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating him. Middlesex County resident Richard Killen, age 75, of Tewksbury, left his house sometime around 11:30am walking his dog, Tewksbury Police said. He was last seen wearing shorts and a T-shirt and is approximately 5-oot-10,...
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Lease For Devens School Discussed; Possible Purchase Of Building, Too

School Department officials discussed with the city council the improbabilities about the future of the Devens School on Church Street. It was sold some years back to an investor by the city council for $960,000. Now the city is believed to be considering buying it back at a cost of anywhere from $10-$15 million.
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Making conservation district for East Cambridge would be a step in addressing development crises

Making conservation district for East Cambridge would be a step in addressing development crises. When I left Forli, Italy, in 2010, I brought a suitcase full of curiosity, a great desire to become a fluent English speaker and a master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from the oldest university in the world. I knew little about Cambridge, but I was welcomed by a much more vibrant atmosphere than I could’ve anticipated. I had the chance to expand my knowledge for vernacular residential architecture types, and also the luxury of having such a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century architecture at my disposal, much like an open-air museum of architecture. Living in Cambridge meant I could finally experience many of the buildings described by Kenneth Frampton and the other college bibles I studied for years. The location in which they’re situated, a marvelous blend of historical and traditional shingle homes from various eras, makes them stand out even more. It’s as if the Museum of Fine Arts placed Picasso’s art in the middle of a Renaissance collection. After all, the destruction of two world wars and a loss of identity shifted the center of architecture to the United States from Europe.
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Engineering News & Notices

As a follow-up to the Open House that took place last Thursday, June 23, 2022, the Town is seeking public input for the Mass Ave/Appleton Safety & Accessibility Corridor Project. Feedback can be provided via the online digital workspace called MURAL. MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration. Visual collaboration provides an opportunity for community members to share and comment on ideas virtually, just as is done at an in-person public meeting with markers and sticky notes.

Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Virtual Public Meeting, THURSDAY – JUNE 30, 2022. Members of the public can participate or view the meeting remotely using the Zoom Webinar link: Or join by phone: Dial +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 - Webinar...

GMVCVB / Donation Greater Merrimack Valley Food Bank

This morning I had the honor to deliver a check to the Greater Merrimack Valley Food Bank as a result of the participating restaurant donations from our Greater Merrimack Valley Food Festival. Accepting the check was Amy Pessia Executive Director for the Greater Merrimack Valley Food Bank. The Merrimack Valley...

Local officials eye security upgrades at local schools

WOBURN - In a security inspection conducted just before the end of classes last week, Police Chief Robert Rufo instructed plain cloths officers to check the perimeter of local schools for open doors, windows, or other breach points. School Committee Chairman Dr. John Wells and Chris Kisiel, who heads up...

Finance Committee Approves Departments’ Reserve Fund Requests

The Finance Committee Thursday approved transferring about $1.1 million from its reserve fund to offset a variety of deficits before the close of fiscal year 2022. The total represented less than half of the fiscal 2022 reserve fund of about $2.3 million, which was much larger than usual because of uncertainty about the continuing impact of Covid-19. The balance will revert to free cash.
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Registration Open for Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy

The following information was provided by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office:. Registration for the 2022 Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) has opened and a limited number of spots remain available for youngsters between the ages of 8-12. Following two years of virtual sessions, YPSA will return...

3 Massachusetts counties among top healthiest in the United States

It turns out Massachusetts is a pretty healthy state. The list of the healthiest communities in the country has been released according to US News & World Report. 3000 counties nationwide were assessed based on several criteria including community’s unemployment and poverty rates, cancer incidence, walkability and high school graduation rate. Categories like economy, public safety and food & nutrition are then ranked based on their performance. Believe it or not, out of the 3000 counties nationwide, 3 counties in Massachusetts made that list: Nantucket County, Norfolk County and Middlesex County. Nantucket came in at #41, Norfolk came in at #63 and Middlesex came in at #73. Here is a list of the healthiest counties in the United States.