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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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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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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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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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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.

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The Select Board’s letters for each of the three recent 40B proposals have been filed with the state, and officials said they are continuing to work toward the goal of reducing the impacts of the developments that could add more than 350 housing units to the town.

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At 10 p.m. on May 11, Jenna Lotti’s family will be stationed in front of the televisions in their Milton homes as they gather for what is the biggest moment to date in the singer-songwriter’s career: appearing on the reality television show “Songland.”

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In a time when hugs are few, first responders encircled Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) on April 28 with a ring of gratitude made up of more than 50 police cruisers, ambulances, and fire trucks with sirens blaring.

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Despite heartfelt pleas from more than a dozen students and parents for a more traditional graduation, the Milton School Committee unanimously agreed to support the Milton Public Schools administration’s decision to hold a drive-through graduation ceremony for 231 seniors on June 7.

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Many COVID-19 patients end up isolated and without their phones in an intensive care unit (ICU), unable to see or spend time with loved ones and, in extreme circumstances, not even able to say their final goodbyes due to prohibitions on hospital visitors.

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Standing at the point where the salty waters of the Atlantic Ocean mix with the freshwater of the Neponset River, Tom Palmer pointed out the small opaque spheres that are adhered to the slate rocks.

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Milton officials have given initial support to replacing the regular Town Meeting on June 15 with a virtual one that would be held via a video conferencing application as concerns continue about holding large gatherings during the coronavirus crisis.

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At shift change on April 28, area first responders, including the Milton Police and Fire departments, saluted the staff of BID-Milton, for working through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. About 100 vehicles with first responders from Milton, Canton, Quincy, Stoughton and Boston took part. See …

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MSAPC PRESENTS WEBINAR WEDNESDAYSMilton LearnsTogetherzoom.us/j/92433263470Webinar  WednesdaysEach webinar is 30 minutes – no registration requiredMAY 6, 7PMJon MattlemanTeens, Tweens and QuarantinesA dynamic presentation for parents focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on our children, the is…

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The concept of remote learning blew into Milton and across the state with the force of a 100-year storm as the coronavirus spread last month.

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The Select Board continued to hear testimony from residents on April 7 about the most recent 40B proposal facing the town: the Residences at East Milton.

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With the temporary closing of the Milton Food Mart last week, the Milton Community Food Pantry lost its means of delivering fresh milk and eggs to residents who rely on it.

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As residents continue to congregate in groups of more than 10 people, the Select Board is contemplating the implementation of a curfew that would ban people from Milton’s streets and outdoor places from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will soon host a community Webinar Series entitled, “Milton Learns Together: Webinar Wednesdays”. 

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Several Interfaith Social Services’ Bunny Basket program volunteers stand in front of a wall of finished baskets last month before Coronavirus closed public gatherings. Two dozen volunteers from Milton and other communities assembled nearly 500 baskets to be distributed to the children of In…

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Town Treasurer Jim McAuliffe was urged to hasten the pace of improving internal controls for the town's reconciliation of cash after the independent auditor for Milton reported an overall good report and identified “opportunities for strengthening internal controls and operating efficiencies…

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Imagine a group of 200 people taking to the football field and filtering into the bleachers at Milton High School, each keeping about 10 to 15 feet away from each other.

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Orders for take-out Easter dinners continue at Novara until noon April 9. Pick up on Easter Day.

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Time is running out to gather public comments about the most recent 40B development proposals facing the town, and the Select Board will host its final public meeting on the Residences at East Milton during its meeting set for Tuesday, April 7.

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Rotary honored the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition for the work being done to stem the issue of alcohol and drug abuse among the young people in the community. The presentation March 11 came as the town began to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Michael Maholchic, Rotary president, …

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The prayer requests poured forth from the congregation of East Congregational Church over the Zoom application during the church’s recent Sunday services.

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The Staffcats took on the Harlem Wizards March 10 at the Copeland Field House and a crowd enjoyed the magic. Days later the town experienced its first case of Coronavirus.