Town Meeting members closed their Annual Town Meeting Tuesday night, after five nights of debate and action.
Educational Technology Consultant Thomas Plati, who is also director of educational technology and asseConsulant ssment for the town of Lexington, presented his assessment of the technology status of the Billerica Public Schools. According to Plati’s report, "The goal of this study was to review the current technology program and to recommend ways of moving forward in the immediate future and also to recommend longer term strategies so that the technology program is sustainable."
Monday, May 6
At 8:46 a.m. officers responded to a call for a suspicious motor vehicle near Iron Horse Liquors on High Street.
At 3:46 p.m. officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Lexington Road.
More than 300 people are expected to don their sneakers Sunday, May 19 for the 22nd annual Billerica Cystic Fibrosis Walk. The 5K walk starts at the Boys and Girls Club at 19 Campbell Road and circles to the Irish American Club at 616 Middlesex Turnpike before returning back to the Boys and Girls Club.
Once again John Magliozzi was reduced to tears. "Coach Mags," as he is known at Billerica Memorial High School, has developed a reputation for turning on the waterworks when his kids win trophies at the DECA national championships. Given the success of DECA at Billerica Memorial High school, that means lots of tears.
A Medford woman and a Woburn man were arrested in connection with running an extensive human trafficking enterprise, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Monday during a press conference at the Wilmington police station.
A moving company from Billerica and its owners have agreed to pay up to $202,000 to settle allegations of inflating fees, demanding cash last minute, and holding consumers’ goods hostage in order to receive payment, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced recently.
The Billerica Memorial High School theater department won best play at the Triton Regional H.S. Original Play Festival in Byfield, on Saturday, April 27. This was the third year of the competition and participation is open to all high schools in the state. The play must be an original one and written by a student. It is a one-day festival, and after every performance, the judges give verbal feedback to each school.
Despite attempts by the minority opinion of the Finance Committee to decrease the police, fire and engineering department budgets, Town Meeting members ultimately approved all three after much discussion Thursday night.
On April 26, the Widows Sons Masonic Riding Association of Massachusetts presented a check for $8,000 to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The money was raised in the name of Jacob Walter Murnane. Jacob passed away on November 18, 2010. He was only 21 years old. Jake was a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School, a member of the varsity lacrosse team, an avid Coca-Cola memorabilia collector and world traveler.
Attorney Stephen Spano, elder law attorney from the law firm of Spano & Dawicki, will present the program titled Elder Law Life Transitions and Estate Planning at the Billerica Senior Center, 25 Concord Road, on May 22, at 1 p.m.
Monday, April 29
At 3:24 a.m. Investigated a report of suspicious people looking into vehicles on Cold Spring Road.
At 3:25 p.m. Investigated a report of credit card fraud at 300 Concord Road.
At 3:31 p.m. Report of two loose dogs on Woodbury Road.
The local newspaper should paint a complete picture of the town. The pages should include stories about its residents, both young and old, the business community, as well as town government and school issues. My hope as the new editor of the Billerica Minuteman is that you, the readers, look forward to picking up the paper each week and getting your local news. I also hope to hear from you about what is important in your town.
Members gathered in the auditorium at Town Hall Tuesday night for the start of the Annual Town Meeting.
Nothing makes people flock to a theater more than Tom Cruise. Oh wait — I forgot this isn’t 1991.
Cruise is no longer the sexy box office draw, and ironically it has nothing to do with his beliefs that it’s because he’s old. I know that sounds horrible, but it’s true; people are finding it hard to believe Cruise is a young, hunky 30-something everyman. Possibly, it’s because he’s a middle-aged, hunky 50-something everyman.
First Congregational Church in Billerica will hold a seedling distribution on Sunday, April 28.