Monday, May 7, 2012
Mayor Arthur Vigeant's office comments on the company's latest announcement.
Late last week the TJX Company announced at Framingham Town Meeting that it planned to maintain its corporate headquarters in Framingham, causing concern in Marlborough that this would affect the company's plans to expand into Marlborough. The company, which owns TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Home Goods, purchased a Marlborough property owned by Fidelity in late April. “TJX is pleased to have completed its purchase of two buildings located at 300 and 400 Puritan Way in Marlborough, said a representative of the company at the time. "This space is expected to house certain home office operations and will help TJX accommodate its future growth plans." Mayor Arthur Vigeant's office said the announcement by TJX should not affect any future plans …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
This is a look back at the week in news in Marlborough.
Monday, April 30: UPDATE: Robert Stetson Gone at 65, Services Monday Hunter Charged in Marlborough Man's Death Police Log: Assault on a Pregnant Woman, Cocaine Bust Tuesday, May 1: Speeding Stop Nets Drug Bust on Framingham Road Serious Assault Ends in Arrest You Review: Stephen Anthony's Wednesday, May 2: TJX CEO's Compensation Drops in Fiscal 2012 Death Notices: Walter Campbell Gone at 56 Marlborough Man Identified as Driver in Fatal Crash Thursday, May 3: Resident Arrested 7 Times in 1 Year Framingham Selectmen, TJX Agree to 20-Year Agreement to Keep TJX HQ Police Log: 3 Arrested for Assault at Marlborough High School Friday, May 4: Tailgaters Plan to Open End of May Police Log: Sex Offender Registration, Drug Offense at Hospital ‘Super…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The company will be moving to Marlborough in the near future, but due to a reorganization of responsibilities, the company's top officer has had a cut in pay.
Carol Meyrowitz, the CEO of the TJX Corporation which owns the TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods chains, saw her compensation drop significantly in fiscal 2012, reported a recent article in the Worcester Business Journal. In 2011, the executive was paid $23.1 million, and recent financial documents filed by the company say that she was paid $11.1 million this year. While at face value this appears to be a drastic drop in compensation, the Journal reported that the company said this was because Meyrowitz was paid performance-based stock awards last year rather than the current one. Records showed that the stock awards totaled $12.6 million in 2011 and nothing this year. The greatest actual reduction in the executive's pay was in her base …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Office of Campaign and Political Finance released numbers on Thursday related to expenditures in the 2011 Massachusetts mayoral elections.
The Office of Campaign and Political Finance released a report on the campaign finance activity of mayoral candidates in the 2011 election season on Thursday. As part of this report, the state agency released the expenditures of Marlborough candidates Matt Jones and (now) Mayor Arthur Vigeant. Marlborough's candidates represented just two of 71 Massachusetts mayoral candidates in 2011 in 38 cities across the Commonwealth. The study was limited to those candidates who were on the ballot in the November elections, and did not include those who were eliminated in the primaries. In the 71 races, candidates raised $3,386,403 and spent $3,549,375, according the reports submitted to the state office. There was no Boston mayoral election in 2011…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
City officials and a slew of volunteers will take the streets this Saturday morning in an annual coordinated cleanup effort.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
On Saturday, April 28, the city of Marlborough will conduct its annual city-wide Clean Sweep project to clear trash and debris from some of the highly visible locations throughout Marlborough. Participants include residents, elected officials, civic groups as well as corporate and business representatives. “Project Clean Sweep is a wonderful way to enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise, and help make our neighborhoods look their best. This is where we work, live, and play and it’s important to take pride in how our city looks,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 28 at the DPW Municipal Garage at 135 Neil Street to obtain work assignments, supplies and materials. Extra clean-up items such as …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Regionalization is among the subjects that was discussed at a meeting in Shrewsbury.
Local communities hope to seize the power in numbers by joining forces to work toward shared concerns. Officials from several local communities, including Grafton, Marlborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough, attended a meeting last night at Shrewsbury Town Hall to talk about ways they could work together on issues of mutual interest. Unfunded mandates—issues that the state requires town to put in place but does not support financially—were one concern raised at the meeting. Others included the levels of local aid, special education funding and affordable housing mandates. Regionalization can be a way to save money, said Westborough selectman Denzil Drewry. Future town budgets will be lean, he said, and personnel cuts may be required. “We can’…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The new mayor of Marlborough issued a statement earlier this week and spoke to the city council about his first 100 days in office.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The following information was submitted by Mayor Arthur Vigeant's office. President Pope, Vice President Clancy, and members of the City Council: I am honored to appear before you tonight as I mark the completion of my first 100 days as mayor of the city of Marlborough. I thought it was important to share this occasion with my partners in service who work for the residents of our great city, and the businesses who choose to call our city home. After my first 100 days as your mayor, I have a new appreciation for what makes our city stand out as the best place in the Commonwealth to live, work, and raise a family. I also have the good fortune of having, as my partners in city government, 11 councilors who care about and love this city as …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Recent mayoral candidate has been honored by Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and others for his work in the community, and City Hall is closing early in observance of Good Friday.
1. The Marlborough Eagles Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 7 at Ghiloni Park. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Participants are asked to arrive by 11:30 a.m. for the egg hunt. 2. Recent mayoral candidate Matt Jones was honored at the Middlesex and Worcester Democratic Coalition during the sixth annual Democratic Breakfast Sunday, April 1, at the Hudson Portuguese Club. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Congressman Jim McGovern and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas spoke to over 200 guests. State Senator Jamie Eldridge and State Representative Tom Conroy presented Jones with a “Democracy in Action Award” in recognition of local work. A former public school teacher, he is a member of the Rotary Club and is an active member of The…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
In early March, former Marlborough mayor Nancy Stevens took a job as the director of consumer affairs for the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
Three term, former Marlborough mayor Nancy Stevens has landed a job with the state of Massachusetts. This comes after she chose not to run for reelection in November and left office in January. According to a public records request given to Marlborough Patch by the Redmass Group, Stevens has taken a position as the director of consumer affairs for the Department of Public Utilities. Hired on March 4, 2012, Stevens has accepted a position that pays an annual salary of $83,738.98, and was in competition with 30 other applicants for the job. Stevens takes over for Elizabeth Cellucci who earned the same salary at the time she left the job in November 2011. According Mike Wallerstein, a lawyer with the department, the position was open for a …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
There are an array of openings in Marlborough's city boards, and the mayor is looking for residents to fill them.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Mayor Arthur Vigeant is looking for a few good men and women to fill several openings on city boards and committees that serve important roles in the city’s operations and culture. “We have many boards and commissions in our community that play an important role in enhancing the quality of life in our city as well as shaping its future,” Mayor Vigeant said. “We have a wealth of talent and knowledge in Marlborough and I encourage all citizens to consider becoming more involved in local government to help move us forward.” There is one vacancy available on each of the following committees: Council on Aging The Council on Aging promotes healthy, successful aging to enhance the quality of life for all of Marlborough's elder citizens. To that …