Friday, August 31, 2012
If you decide to stay in Marlborough for Labor Day you can look forward to a parade, some Greek food and entertainment and a contest put on by the Lions Club.
There is plenty going on in Marlborough this weekend to warrant you eschewing the long weekend escape and enjoying the city. Among the events happening this weekend are the Grecian Festival, the 61st Annual Labor Day Parade, and the Lions Bed Race. The Grecian Festival will run all weekend at Saints Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church with food and live entertainment. A few of the highlights from the weekend will be: The festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and until 6 p.m. on Monday. There is free admission to this event that will run rain or shine. The 61st Marlborough Labor Day Parade is a signature event of the city. This year's theme is "Volunteers in Service." The parade will run down Main Street beginning at noon on…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Marlborough Village Association is in the process of trying to designate Main Street as a cultural district.
Many in Marlborough may not have heard of the Marlborough Downtown Village, but if they get their way that is about to change. The group is an organization of residents, business and property owners trying to attract artists and a variety of cultural enterprises to Main Street and the surrounding area, said a recent Boston Globe article. Marlborough Downtown Village has also begun the process of petitioning the state to designate the area as a cultural district, making businesses and other enterprises eligible for grants, said the article. The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce and the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation are working hand-in-hand with Mary Scott, Downtown Village's chairperson. “It’s a positive move for the city to…
Monday, March 26, 2012
A fire took this prime Main Street location out of commission several years ago, but what will (or should) replace it?
Until June 26, 2010, 173 Main St. in downtown Marlborough was the Central West Grill. An eight alarm fire changed all that and now all that stands at that address is a fenced-off, vacant lot. Marlborough Patch could not find any reference to this location in local real estate listings, but the question remains: What type of establishment would best serve the interests of the city in this location? Certainly not a fenced-off vacant lot, but maybe a nice park, or another business? If you know anything about this property, please share in the comments. Great new and relocated businesses have been popping up along Main Street over the past couple of years. Let's talk about you'd like to see here. Share your thoughts in the comment field. …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Marlborough first responders have been thanked for their quick response to a recent fire, and today is National Women's Day.
1. Mayor Arthur Vigeant has thanked the first responders of the Marlborough Fire and Marlborough Police departments in the wake of the Tuesday a.m. fire in the senior housing at 240 Main St. Read his message on the city's official Facebook page, and give them a "like" while you are there. 2. In case hadn't heard, today is going to be really nice! The National Weather Service is predicting a high temperature in the mid-60s, but there is also a wind advisory in effect. Marlborough could get gusts up to 39 miles per hour. 3. Today is National Women's Day. Tell us about a special woman in your life in the comment field. Whether it's your mom, sister, friend or co-worker, we all know someone who deserves a shout out for the great things they …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The former language center at 193 Main Street has been vacant for months now.
This retail unit at 193 Main St. in downtown Marlborough was at one time the New Language Center, Inc., but more recently it's been just another empty space. The 1500 square foot facility is zoned for business purposes and is on the real estate market to be leased for $1,100 a month. As part of a five tenant retail plaza with an address of 205 Main St., the real estate agent says the space could be used for a variety of purposes. " (It was) previously used as a classroom style build-out, but can be used for fast food, med spa, massage therapy, plus much more," said the listing. "Full second floor available for storage or offices if additional space is needed for your business." What do you think would go well at this location? Take out…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
How is the food and drink at this popular Main Street eatery?
For the past few years, Welly's restaurant on Main Street has been a popular restaurant and watering hole for many Marlborough residents. More than a year ago we reviewed the eatery, now it's your turn. Have you been there recently? If so, how was the food and drink? Would you recommend the burgers, steak tips, salads or pizza? Please share your review with your fellow Patch neighbors and friends. To review the place click here and scroll down to the "Rate This Business" section, or post a review in the comment field below. Or rate other food establisments in the "Places" section of Marlborough Patch. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Marlborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Stop in and experience one of Marlborough's most unique businesses.
Wine has been an interest to Rick Lombardi, owner of The Vin Bin for years. When he was 18, Lombardi worked part-time in a grocery store. It was here, in the wine section, that a hobby began for him. "It was legal to drink at 18 then," he said. Lombardi and his wife, Julie, a nurse practitioner by day and an evening and weekend employee at The Vin Bin, have lived in Marlborough since 1982 and have raised four children. Lombardi holds a Master's degree in Communications and has worked eclectically in the field throughout his adult life. His resume includes 15 years at the Marlborough Enterprise newspaper, working for former Cabinet Secretary of Environmental Affairs, Gertrude "Trudy" Coxe in former Massachusetts governor Weld's …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Police are on the scene of the crash on Main Street in Shrewsbury.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Shrewsbury Police released the following information: On Dec. 21, 8:54 p.m., Shrewsbury Police, Fire, EMS responded to the area of 761 Main St. for a head-on car crash that resulted in the death of one of the drivers. Preliminary investigation said the 2004 Hyundai Elantra was traveling in the 700 block of Main Street east when it crossed the center line, then struck a 1997 Dodge Pickup truck head on. Shrewsbury Police Officer Chad Chysna was first on scene and discovered the driver of the Hyundai was not breathing, and rendered aid until additional assistance arrived. The driver of the Dodge, Levi I. Alves, 48, of West Main St., Marlborough, suffered non life threatening injury, but was also transported to UMASS. The driver of the …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Veterans and city leaders took to the streets Friday in honor of the annual event honoring those who serve in the armed services.
From school children to aged war veterans, Marlborough's community was out in force on Friday morning to honor the dedication and the sacrifice of those men and women in our armed services. The parade stopped at the several momuments honoring those who have served in various conflicts over the years. Enjoy the slideshow! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Marlborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page.
A column highlighting the trends, thoughts and news from Facebook and Twitter.
Here at Marlborough Patch, we take social media pretty seriously. The platform is one way we look to interact with you, answer your questions and get to see what's on your mind. Social Media Saturday is a weekly feature where we highlight your questions and thoughts you've shared on Facebook, Twitter and other media throughout the past week. We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before. Highlights of the Week: Currently, we've got 849 fans liking us on Facebook, which is a great thing. We've also got 590 followers on Twitter, with numbers growing every day. Here are some highlights of what took place this week: 1. Patch readers, for the most part, agreed that the chain-reaction response to …