Fri, 2010-10-01
When I was growing up, you pretty much had to go to Boston or Cambridge if you wanted to buy any kind of ethnic groceries, beyond soy sauce or those chow mein noodles that look like wood shavings, that is. But as recent waves of immigrants moved out...
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Thu, 2010-09-30
The first debate between Democrat incumbent Jennifer Benson and Republican challenger Kurt Hayes in the battle for the 37th Middlesex district State Representative seat took place at Lunenburg Town Hall Monday evening. The spirited debate included...
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Thu, 2010-09-16
Just like with the largely cosmetic pension, ethics, and transportation reforms that Beacon Hill Democrats herald as ‘historic’, the Municipal Relief Act that recently passed the House on a straight party-line vote is long on rhetoric and short on...
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Mon, 2010-09-27

Editorial Opinion by Allen Nitschelm

Maybe you've seen this news story, which has appeared several times in the last month. Officials in Bell, California, a suburb of LA, were paying themselves $500,000 a year or more as Town Manager, Police Chief, Asst. Town Manager, Councilman, etc....
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Thu, 2010-09-16

By Clint Seward, reporting from Acton meetings; September 16, 2010.

State Aid to Acton schools will likely be reduced next year, putting Acton under continuing difficult budget pressures, according to a report by Dr. Steve Mills. He delivered this assessment at the 16 September Acton Leadership Group (ALG) meeting...
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Thu, 2010-09-09
Every three years, the School Committee makes its most important decision, which is to negotiate and approve new contracts with the school unions. There are three unions; one represents the custodial staff, one for office support staff, and one for...
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Mon, 2010-09-06

Editorial Opinion by Allen Nitschelm

At its meeting on September 2, 2010, the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee approved two union contracts after several months of closed-door negotiations, granting raises of 9% over three years to the union which includes custodians, and 14...
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Tue, 2010-08-31
Daniella's Bar and Grille 103 Nagog Park Acton, MA (978) 264-0300 http://danielasonline.com/ It's been quite a road for the restaurant known as Daniela's. When my wife and I first tried it, it was a humble little taco shop known as Daniela's...
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Thu, 2010-07-29
Julie's Place 208 Main Street Acton, MA (978) 263-3258 http://www.juliesplaceacton.com/ Julie's Place makes no pretenses to fine cuisine. Instead, the Main Street restaurant might be the closest thing Acton has to a true diner, serving up simple,...
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Fri, 2010-07-23
State Representative candidate Kurt Hayes announced today that in August he will hold an informal town-hall style forum in each town of the 37th Middlesex district. The events are open to all interested voters. Each voter forum, dubbed “...
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