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America’s rich cultural heritage has many sources around the globe, and one of them, African ethnic art, is celebrated in my eight hand-stitched cloth banners on display at the Milton Public Library.

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The Wildcats played an intense match with the Randolph Blue Devils that extended into double overtime at the Copeland Field House on Jan. 5. At the end of the fourth period, the score was tied at 52-52 and the lead shifted between the two rivals, only to be tied at 59-59 after the additional…

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The Select Board continued to gather public input at its Jan. 8 meeting as the town prepares for a Jan. 31 deadline to respond to the David A. Bosworth Co.’s application to the state to build a 40B development at 485 Blue Hills Parkway.

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Inquiries increase for library device advice

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Select Board Chair Mike Zullas recently gave an update on Milton’s long running and still pending legal battle about the proposed 40B development on Randolph Avenue.

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The windows have been boarded up for now and a tarp covers the roof,  but the future of the main alms house building on the site of the former town work farm remains in limbo as rot continues to permeate the structure.

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After more than 100 years of launching and storing boats on Milton’s small sliver of a waterfront, the Milton Yacht Club is now facing sticker shock as it bids for its right to remain at Milton Landing.

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The Wildcat Den will open its doors just after school gets out on Jan. 6, and based on registrations so far, the drop-in center for middle school students will be ready to roar.

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An overlay district designed to encourage a revitalization of Milton Village is headed to Town Meeting in May even though it remains a point of contention for some.

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When the Amateur Gardeners of Milton (AGM) sponsored another “Deck Your Halls” holiday decorating opportunity for the 2019 season, this year’s first place winner was the Burke family.

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About 20 residents turned out at the first public meeting on Dec. 18 about the proposed 40B development that will take up most of the site of a former ice harvesting business. 

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A “belt-tightening” operational budget for fiscal year 2021 could result in significant reductions, including the possible loss of 25 school employees, according to a preliminary presentation made before the Warrant Committee on Dec. 16. 

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The year was 1978 and residents of Governors Road were fed up with the heavy flow of traffic cutting down their street in an attempt to escape traffic on the Southeast Expressway.

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A plan to turn the site of the historic Swift Hat Shop into a new building that will include nine condominium units and include a replica of the shop was recently presented to town planners.

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Recess is about to get a little better for the 1,300 children at the Cunningham/Collicot elementary school campus as a fundraising project aimed at greatly increasing the outdoor play space there gets underway.

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What started as a Christmas tradition about 15 years ago when her two children were toddlers has come to an end this year for the owner of Thayer Nursery.

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Traffic is personal has been a refrain from the members of the Traffic Mitigation Committee that set up about a year ago to seek solutions to the town’s traffic woes.

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Two-hour parking will be coming to most of East Milton Square in time for the Christmas rush in response to repeated requests from the Milton Chamber of Commerce, which felt that the move was crucial to keep customers happy.

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Nearly 50 community leaders in Milton were guests Nov. 13 as Milton Rotary honored Superintendent Mary C. Gormley for her service to the community in promoting the Child Identification Program (CHIP) program.

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Building consensus on the future of East Milton Square began with a flurry of sticky notes, dots and white boards, and about 50 residents hearing each other’s points of view.

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Adams Street resident Stephanie Leguia was talking with her neighbor Wenhan Huang about a Dogwood tree in his yard on Sunday when they heard a loud whooshing that sounded like a large rocket, followed by a huge thump.

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Milton homeowners will see a 2.9 percent increase in their property tax bills for the current fiscal year that ends next June while commercial properties will see a 3.3 percent increase.

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Town Hall Licensing Agent Christine Stanton, who previously worked for seven years at Fuller Village senior housing, has been named the new director of Milton’s Council on Aging (COA),

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Milton is seeking to fill two key positions after Council on Aging Director Mary Ann Sullivan announced her retirement after 26 years of service and the town’s chief procurement officer left last month to work for the MBTA.

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A week after a historic day which saw Milton girls cross country capture another Eastern Massachusetts Division 3 Championship and the boys cross country capture their first title, the teams traveled to Gardner on Nov. 16 to compete with the best teams and runners in the All State meet.

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More than 60 residents concerned about the town’s recent efforts to fight against noise and pollution from the heavy volume of air traffic over Milton were encouraged to keep the complaints coming.

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The Archdiocese of Boston today announced the completion of the independent inquiry into St. John’s Seminary following allegations published on social media last year by two former seminarians. The allegations included claims that the Seminary tolerated illicit sexual behavior and excessive …

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The anticipation was building as members of the Youth Task Force toured the ongoing transformation of the space at First Congregational Church that is set to open as soon as Dec. 2 as an after school drop-in center for middle school students.

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Despite the obvious signs of continuing construction at the historic Bent’s building, Bob Falconi said that every time he’s there, someone will stop by and ask if the cafe is open.

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With the first meeting on setting a shared vision for East Milton Square set for Nov. 21, two leaders in the East Milton Neighborhood Association (EMNA) said the group is ready to roll up its sleeves to work with others to guide thoughtful opportunities for the congested commercial and resid…

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Milton Youth Football and Cheer is proud to announce that the sixth-grade tackle football team will be participating in the Bay State Youth Football League Super Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium in Quincy. The stadium is located at 850 Hancock St. The Wildcats…

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The Trustees of Milton Cemetery dedicated the cemetery office building to former Cemetery Superintendent Therese Desmond in a ceremony that was held on Thursday, Oct. 24. The program began at 3 p.m. at the office building located at 211 Centre St. Desmond, who retired as Superintendent of Mi…

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A warrant article aimed at balancing the current year’s town budget will result in a sizeable hike of more than 25 percent in residents’ stormwater bills, when Town Meeting members meet on Dec. 2.

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The record books that date back to 100 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence were literally falling apart in front of Town Clerk Susan Galvin, not from lack of care, but from sheer age.

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One minute Jared Magee was running down Brook Road feeling good about his time and looking forward to seeing his kids at the finish line of Mike’s 5K to Crush Substance Abuse.

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The Town of Milton and its office of Veteran Services are announcing that this year’s Veterans Day observance will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Town Hall.

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More than 20 years ago the Milton Animal League began working to expand the town’s shelter for lost and unwanted dogs and cats.

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About 150 residents of Milton and Canton turned out at a public meeting Oct. 22 about the state’s preliminary plans for a major revamp of nine miles of Route 138 as it cuts through the two towns.

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2019 has been a good year for the Milton Farmers Market. A record 27 vendors participated led by our farmers - Ed Silvia Farms, Jim Geoghegan's Sunshine Farm and Judy Lieberman's Twelve Moon Farm. It was a delicious year for corn, tomatoes and peaches particularly. The growing season got off…

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Dedicated during the Oct. 20 service at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Randolph Avenue, this stained glass window features the ability to see the world outdoors while incorporating traditional opaque colors of a stained glass window. Designed by Jim Anderson with work by Lisa Elliott, the…

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The Milton High School Class of 1959 gathered for their 60th reunion at the Common Market Restaurant at 97 Willard St. in Quincy on Oct. 12.

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Good fences make good neighbors, or so the old adage goes, but a Sunday walk recently nudged Cheryl Tougias, who chairs the town’s Planning Board, to think that perhaps lower fences might make even better ones.