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East Congregational Church, located at 610 Adams St. in East Milton, will host a "Pop the Trunk" fall food drive at its Granite Place side parking lot, rain or shine, on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the Milton Community Food Pantry and the pantry at Interfaith Social Services.

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As at all of the town’s schools, only half of the student body are attending in person at any one time. At Tucker Elementary School on Blue Hills Parkway, about 200 face-mask-wearing children walked into the town's oldest public school building on Sept. 16, greeted by teachers and staff, als…

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“Protect the Paw” is the Milton public school district’s effort to energize the Milton community around making decisions that will allow students and staff to begin the school year in the safest possible environment. Small decisions that we all make every day can have a big impact on the hea…

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The 101-unit Residences at East Milton apartments recently received key preliminary state approval that clears the way for the developers — the Joseph J. Corcoran Company and the Falconi Companies — to file for 40B approval from the town.

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Since late spring, the Milton Public Library has continued to inch closer to its previous level of offerings, and on Sept. 12, Saturday hours were the most recent amenity to return.

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The start of school is often emotional as families make the transition from summer to serious learning, but this year takes the cake for Milton parents such as Shonda Sumpter.

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing temporary overnight lane closures on Interstate 93 northbound and southbound in Quincy. This work will occur from Sept. 20 through Oct. 31.

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Learn more in a virtual meeting via the Zoom app about the affordable housing opportunity at 199 Church St. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. Sign-in information can be viewed, along with two related documents, at the town’s website, https://www.townofmilton.org/home/news/199-c…

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An opportunity to participate in the Fourth Annual Mike’s 5K to Crush Substance Abuse 2020 awaits. This year’s event is virtual. Register at mikes5k.racewire.com. Participants can run/walk a 5k anytime between Oct. 17 and 24. Cost is $30. After the race, walkers or runners can upload their t…

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An online art class for those aged 12 and up, including adults, is set for six sessions between Sept. 21 through Nov.2. (There will not be a class on Sept. 28.) The virtual pen and watercolor illustration class runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students will learn how to use calligraphy pens (noted f…

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The decision was a relatively easy one for Jaime Levash and her husband, Rob Levash.

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The Milton School Committee looked within the public school department for the educator who could also lead the school district as a search begins for a new superintent. 

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Beth Whitney and Cynthia McCarthy, owners of Fitness Unlimited, stand in the cardio room beside the newly shielded equipment. Beth and Cindy bought the women's health club just before the Coronavirus temporarily closed the local economy. They have changed the operation to keep staff an clien…

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Outside the front door of Fitness Unlimited construction crews have been jackhammering the sidewalk as a part of the East Milton Deck renovation but inside members are working out safely. For the time being, members enter through the side alley door. Construction in front of their club shoul…

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A connected web of people inspired by a friend, family member, college roommate, or even a child will all come together via the world wide web this year to continue to raise money in the fight against cancer.

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For-profit businesses with five or fewer employees, one or more of whom owns the business, or microenterprise, may apply for a microenterprise grant. Applications are now being accepted for the microenterprise grant, part of the $19.6 million award through the federally-funded Community Deve…

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Vehicles traveling on Neponset Valley Parkway toward Boston once again have a stop sign when they get to the intersection of Milton Street. Many local residents were surprised when intersection improvements earlier eliminated the sign. They felt it made it difficult to know who had the right…

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Rising Milton High School sophomore Hoku Panerio-Langer is continuing her work of behalf of Project 351. Every year, Project 351 carries out community-led service and drives in each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Project 351’s mission is to “build a movement of youth-led servi…

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The town's new environmental coordinator, Anna Meyer, is quickly proving she is the right person for the job. The first grant application she completed and filed via the state Office of Coastal Zone Management resulted in Milton being awarded about $24,000 to help improve the water quality o…

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Milton Democratic voters threw their support behind incumbent office holders in the Sept. 1 primary races, voting for U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Malden over his challenger Joseph P. Kennedy III of Newton, and for U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch over his challenger Robbie Goldstein.

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More equitable and diverse student placement is a goal and a reason why more curriculum-intense English Language Arts and math classes are on hold for 2020-21 for seventh and eighth-graders. School administrators and teachers need more recent test scores for review to determine which student…

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Milton School Committee members unanimously voted in support of appointing MHS Principal James Jette as the school district's interim superintendent to fill the role vacated by the unexpected retirement Aug. 21 of Superintendent Mary C. Gormley.

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Mary Gormley, a woman who did her best to treat thousands of families as if they were her own over the past 46 years, abruptly retired from her post as superintendent of schools after an emergency situation arose in her own family.

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About 2,900 families in the Milton Public Schools were intent on the same task in recent days as they were asked to choose whether they wanted to send each of their children back to public schools on a part time basis or keep them home.

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Looking down from the terrace above the new playground at Cunningham Park. Work on the new design began more than a year ago.

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Four years ago, Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice began work in Milton.

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Milton voters will get to decide if the town will opt into the state’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) at the Nov. 3 presidential election.

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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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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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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.