Thursday, March 14, 2013
With 16 positions up for election this year, one local reader was curious how they could run for office.
With Mayor Vigeant having already pulled papers to run for re-election and races for City Council and School Committee positions, one reader wanted to know how to get involved and begin running for a position. The first step is pulling papers for the position you are interested in. Those papers are available now at the City Clerk's Office in City Hall. But pulling the papers does not mean you are ready to campaign. You must obtain 50 signatures of registered voters in the city and return those signed papers so that they can be reviewed by city officials. The Races are: August 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to obtain nomination papers. All nomination papers must be returned for signature certification no later than August 20, 2013 at 5 …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Court Street downtown has been reopened, but is it safe to drive down?
Court Street next to Sorento's is safe to pass down until repairs to the Sorento's building are undertaken. What has come down is down," said Building Commissioner Michael Mendoza who previously explained the hole in the wall was caused by the age of the structure, not an accident. "Everything has been reinforced and life is good right now." The street had initially been closed as bricks began to separate from the wall, but all of that is done and the building has been reinforced. Barring a major incident, such as a hurricane, drivers do not have to worry about driving past the building, said Mendoza. “I didn’t see a need to keep that street closed off," he said explaining that repairs to the structure have not been scheduled yet. “Once …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Work was being done last week and early this week to City Hall, but what was it?
A reader recently asked us what a lift was being used for around City Hall. Window trim was being repaired from the outside of the building along the second floor. The trim is mostly for aesthetics, however it does have some insulating properties, according to officials.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
How much is the consultant being used by the School District in the search for a permanent superintendent costing the tax payers?
On Oct. 23, the Marlborough School Committee voted to retain the services of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) to conduct the search for the district’s next superintendent. The consultant's bid for the search was $22,500. In the proposal to the committee, the company estimates additional consultant expenses would cost $2,500. The additional expenses relating to search advertisement and interview expenses. Travel expenses of the candidates and committee will be the committee's responsibility. The question came up after the $2.6 million increase to the current year's school budget was discussed at the Finance Committee Meeting last week.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Wendy's on Boston Post Road is being given a complete remodel to be finished by the end of the month.
A curious reader recently asked about the construction at the Wendy's on Route 20 and now we have the answer. A full remodel is being given to this Wendy's according to Kitty Munger, Wendy's Director of Communications. She was sparse on the details, but revealed that the remodel should make the interior the kind of place people will want to spend more time. This will include different kinds of seating as well as a wi-fi bar. “It’s part of a larger rest re-imaging we are doing across the country," said Munger. “It’s going to be a whole new customer experience." The redesign has already taken place among some other Wendy's, but Marlborough will still be among the first 50 or 60 that will be completed, she said. “We have customers who really…