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BREAKING NEWS: The Milton School Committee has requested and received an extension from Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) on the submission of the Milton Public Schools Fall Reopening Comprehensive Plan. In accordance with this exten…

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St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Randolph Avenue hosted an evening of music on July 24. The shady lawn at the rear of the church provided a comfortable venue for the audience with excellent acoustics as an added bonus. The singing duo of Holly Cameron and Matt Arnold, both operatically trai…

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In the best of times, the odd-shaped intersection of Neponset Valley Parkway, Brush Hill Road, and Milton Street has been tough to navigate, but those familiar with it are shaking their heads at the state’s recent improvements there and fearing the worst.

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The grunting of heavy equipment is set to begin on Aug. 3 in the areas around the East Milton deck when the set up for $7.8 million in long-anticipated repairs gets underway.

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There is a lot of important information regarding the Return to School plans. Per Superintendent of Schools Mary Gormley's office, "This presentation contains the guiding principles and the Initial Return to School plans – In-person, Hybrid, Remote – at each level."

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The planning vision for the area around Town Hall got a little sharper into focus on July 14 as town officials and residents gave their feedback on possible diverse amenities from parking to food trucks that were put forth during a study of the area.

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Dave Wedge who lives in Milton co-authored "Hunting Whitey, The Inside Story of the Capture & Killing of America’s Most Wanted Crime Boss” with Casey Sherman.

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“Hunting Whitey, The Inside Story of the Capture & Killing of America’s Most Wanted Crime Boss” delivers the final page of the saga of James “Whitey” Bulger, the South Boston crime boss who died in a federal prison in West Virginia in 2018.

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Gov. Charlie Baker announced on July 24 that effective Aug. 1, all travelers entering the Commonwealth, including both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home, will be required to comply with a new travel order.

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Just minutes after the Daley family made a weekly deposit of several brand new books to the Little Free Library across the street from their home, they got a gift in return.

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While being able to discern the forest from the trees is generally a good thing, Fred Taylor will tell you that keeping a close eye on individual trees has a great value as well.

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Milton School Committee members and administrators got an earful from parents July 8, especially from parents of color, demanding the town’s public schools achieve racial equity among students.

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While COVID-19 has created a series of restrictions around local businesses, shops, salons and fitness centers are working to serve the community. All these businesses require anyone entering to wear a face mask.

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A virtual event about life played out July 15, under the sponsorship of the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition as the "Improbable Players" went on camera.

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An Equity and Justice for All Advisory Committee was established on a unanimous vote of the Select Board on July 1 in the wake of renewed calls for racial equality and an end to institutionalized racism in Milton and the country.

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The fragrant red climbing rose growing by John and Maritta Cronin’s back door, a wedding gift from five decades ago, had just started blooming, and in the front right of the house, the couple’s latest project, a new garden, was starting to thrive where a large Norway Spruce had died.

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The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee has narrowed down to three a list of potential owner’s project managers it will interview to oversee the construction of a shelter to replace the aging structure on Gov. Stoughton Lane.

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The Eustis Estate reopens for guided tours on Saturday, July 11. The tour has been altered to maximize social distancing, and each tour is limited to six guests. Please read the “Know Before You Go” section below for more information on safety requirements. Advance tickets are required, and …

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The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee has narrowed down to three a list of potential owner’s project managers it will interview to oversee the construction of a shelter to replace the aging structure on Gov. Stoughton Lane.

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Just shy of his 19th year with the Milton Fire Department, Lt. Chris Madden has been chosen as the new chief of the roughly 57-member department.

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After two full nights of deliberations, voters approved roughly $128 million to keep the town and school departments running for the upcoming fiscal year that starts July 1 during one of the first remote Town Meetings to be held in the state.

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The late afternoon sun’s spotlight shone June 19 on Milton Public School teacher Zakia Jarrett, literally and figuratively.

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Milton’s first virtual Town Meeting began the work of voting on a roughly $128 million budget on June 15 as members heard several presentations that anchored the town’s economics and budgets within the context of recent events.

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During the past three months, about 300 Milton residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and at least 18 of them have died from this disease.

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The Milton Art Center has added on in person art classes this summer in addition to the online summer art classes for children ages 5-12. Classes featuring illustration, clay, painting, printmaking, fairy camps, mixed media, needle felting, macramé, identifying and drawing birds and trees, j…

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On behalf of the Milton School Committee and Milton School Administration, we look forward to participating in the Juneteenth community rally that will take place in our town. When asked by organizers if they could use Milton school property for the rally, the School Committee agreed to it s…

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Hundreds of people formed a ribbon June 4 that stretched for more than a mile along Blue Hills Parkway in Milton and Mattapan to call for an end to racial discrimination and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

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In the midst of an international pandemic and protests for racial equality, 231 seniors at Milton High School (MHS) received their diplomas on June 7 in the first drive-through ceremony in the school’s history.

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After about 10 weeks of COVID-19 restrictions, local barber shops and hair salons are glad once again to be taking care of business.

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In the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, people in Milton stood in East Milton Square June 2 and took a stand against racism and violence.

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Milton High School’s Graduation ceremony is quickly approaching -- 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. MHS Principal James Jette is looking for community support to help acknowledge and support Milton High School’s Class of 2020.

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In 1974, Rosie’s Place in Boston launched something which was the first of its kind in the country, a place offering shelter to women.

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Signs painted with red hearts placed in front of homes popped out at Aislinn Mershon on a trip to visit her grandparents on the South Shore earlier this spring.

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An ad hoc committee of town officials will be exploring the path to a possible reopening of Town Hall for some services in the near future.

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A new twist on a treasured celebration will take place on Memorial Day (May 25) when ceremonies honoring veterans who died protecting our country will be broadcast live on local cable television.

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Milton’s Director of Veterans Services Kevin J Cook, American Legion Post #114 and the Town of Milton announce that Milton’s 2020 Memorial Day Ceremonies have been finalized.

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The Select Board on May 13 said that it was in compliance with the state’s Open Meeting Law when it changed the order of items on its agenda for its April 17 meeting.

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An ad hoc committee of town officials will be exploring the path to a possible reopening of Town Hall for some services in the near future.

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In the May 14 story entitled “Officials: Come Back to BID Milton,” it should have stated that Dr. Jon Anderson is Chief of Emergency Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.

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A brief shining family business venture sprouted up at the end of a driveway on Lyman Road in Milton on a sunny Sunday in May and was over as quickly as an April shower.

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East Milton resident Cindy Christiansen filed an Open Meeting Law complaint with the state Attorney General’s office on April 17, charging that a “last minute” change of the Select Board’s agenda resulted in her being unable to speak at a public meeting.