Archive for January, 2014

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Transportation Funds for Two Town Projects

| January 31, 2014

Rep. Walter F. Timilty (D–Milton) announced additional transportation funds for Milton following last night’s 151-0 vote in favor of House Bill 3860. In the Bill, money was dedicated to two projects in town: the $2.3 million complete reconstruction of Adams Street, from Granite Avenue to the Quincy line (including complete roadway reconstruction, sidewalk and curb […]

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Location of New Animal Shelter Debated

| January 30, 2014

Members of the Board of Selectmen said they will hold a future meeting on the best location for the new home of the Milton Animal Shelter during a meeting on Jan. 21 at the Council on Aging. The hot-button issue that frigid night was the best location for the long overdue new shelter which would […]

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Timilty Holds Office Hours at Town Hall

| January 24, 2014

State Rep. Walter Timilty is inviting residents to meet with him during his local office hours on Thursday, Jan. 30, held in the Baker Conference Room of Town Hall from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. No appointments are required. All residents are encouraged to stop by with questions, concerns or comments. Timilty can also be reached […]

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Burglaries Spiked in 2013

| January 23, 2014

The Police Department saw an increase in certain types of crime over the past year, as Police Chief Richard Wells looked back at crime statistics from 2013. Wells is currently preparing a presentation on crime statistics for a meeting with town officials, something he does each year. While there were fewer cases of violent crime […]

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Schools Consider Budget Cuts

| January 20, 2014

Sharp cuts in staff and resources would have to be made for the School Committee to meet the FY15 budget suggested by the Warrant Committee, according to Milton Public Schools officials during a recent School Committee budget presentation. The list of proposed cuts, which include eliminating or reducing full-time positions, reflected the Warrant Committee’s request […]

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Firearm Permits Surge, Police Eye Bow-Hunting

| January 16, 2014

Firearm Permits Police Chief Richard Wells Jr. informed Selectmen that applications for firearms permits in Milton have increased by 300 percent in the past five years, with the actual numbers surging from 88 in 2012 to more than 300 in the past year. “This is something that’s going on everywhere…. I don’t see this going […]

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Fire Station Study Begins

| January 14, 2014

The roots of the town’s Fire Department go back to the late 1700s, when a joint effort to fight fire was established with neighboring Dorchester. As the town grew, a formal Milton Fire Department was established. Over the years, residents studied locations, equipment and emerging fire fighting techniques to adequately service the community. Eventually, town […]

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More on Sewer Payments

| January 9, 2014

Outrage over the sewer controversy is building and Selectmen and Director of Public Works Joseph Lynch responded to that anger at the Dec. 30 board meeting. Selectmen want the exact number of homes with illegal connections to the town sewer lines and all homes that are not billed for service. Some apparently have had free […]

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Bent’s Cookie Factory Finds New Ownership

| January 2, 2014

The historic G.H. Bent Company building at 7 Pleasant St., also known as Bent’s Cookie Factory, has been sold, but the new owners plan on honoring the company’s long tradition. The sale became final on Dec. 20 for a price of between $689,000 and $709,000, according to the buyers, including all furniture, fixtures and equipment […]

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