NorthboroughThe Town of Northborough, originally part of the Town of Marlborough, then Westborough, was incorporated in 1766 and became a town on its own in 1775.

The town is approximately 18.8 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 14,155. It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Open Town Meeting. The town’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and an elected Board of Selectmen.

A multitude of mills once thrived along the Assabet River, which runs through the town. Now Northborough is home to many businesses, including Northborough Crossing, a 600,000 open air retail development. One of the anchor stores is a Wegmans, which is the first store in New England for this Rochester, NY-based chain of grocery stores.

Visit Northborough’s town government website here.

Visit Northborough’s public schools (K-8) website here.

Visit Northborough’s high school (Algonquin Regional High School, shared with Southborough) here.
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Northborough police log, April 3 edition

April 1st, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 15 7:40 a.m. Village Dr. Ambulance. 8:52 a.m. Otis St. Ambulance. 9:48 a.m. Bay Dr. Well-being check. 4:56 p.m. Assabet Dr. Disturbance. Monday, March 16 9:34 a.m. West Main St. Littering/illegal dumping. 10:24 a.m. Otis St. Fraud. 2:47 p.m. Omaha Ave. Fraud. 3:52 p.m. Arrested, Eric Mirie, 41, of 93 Brandon Rd., [...]

Committee works toward creation of Northborough town common

March 30th, 2015

Northborough – A group of Northborough residents is hoping that a parcel of land in the downtown area will eventually become a green town common with spots for people to sit and relax as well as have walking paths.

Seniors create ‘Showcasing Algonquin’ video

March 29th, 2015

(l to r) Jake Briggs, Nicolette San Clemente and Domenic Cianci (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – As a way to leave a lasting impression on Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) when they graduate, seniors Jake Briggs, Domenic Cianci and Nicolette San Clemente created “Showcasing Algonquin,” a video highlighting the school and the ‘building champions’ mantra it promotes. Inspired by the vision of Principal Tom Mead, the video was created for a Business Research and Applications class and served as the students’ submission in the Massachusetts State Career Development Conference DECA competition which took place March 12-14. It will be used as a promotional tool for the school as well.

Liam invites everyone to ‘get your bump on’

March 29th, 2015

Liam Fitzgerald (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – In November 2014 nine-year-old Liam Fitzgerald became an Internet sensation when a video clip of him “fist bumping” Boston Bruins players as they came off the ice at TD Garden in Boston went viral. The clip was shared across the globe and viewed on YouTube nearly 100,000 times.

Northborough budget will increase average tax bill $269

March 29th, 2015

Northborough – The average homeowner’s tax bill will increase $269 if voters adopt the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget – one of the largest increases in recent years and driven in large part by initial debt payments on the Lincoln Street School project.

Regional wellness grant will target senior fall prevention

March 29th, 2015

Northborough – Selectmen March 23 voted to enter into an inter-municipal agreement with the town of Hudson to receive the services of a grant-funded community health worker to help prevent at-home falls among the area’s senior population. Health Agent Jamie Terry said after an initial grant award from the Metrowest Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund [...]

5k to honor memory of Northborough’s Matt Bruce

March 27th, 2015

Matt Bruce 

Northborough – The second Annual Miles for Matt 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, May 9 at the Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School, 26 Jefferson Rd., in honor of the late Matt Bruce of Northborough.

It’s a jungle at Zeh Elementary school

March 27th, 2015

(l to r) Hailie Tetreault, Juan Pablo Benatuil and Olivia Kardos

Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh School Drama Club presented Disney’s “The Jungle Book Kids” to students, teachers, friends and family March 5 and 6 with a morning and evening performance on both days.

Northborough doctor makes time for compassion

March 27th, 2015

Dr. John Zawacki with a patient at UMass Memorial Medical Center. (Photo/Courtesy of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare)

Northborough – Dr. John Zawacki’s first patient Feb. 18 was a 50-year-old woman with long brown hair, a thick Boston accent, and approximately one million questions. Heartburn and bloating were the symptoms that had brought her in to UMass Memorial Medical Center that day, but her inquiries ranged from cancer to mint toothpaste to which liquid for colonoscopy prep tasted best. She was anxious, toying with her hand-knit scarf as she spoke. She wanted to make sure she asked everything.

Olga A. Tessari, 89, of Northborough

March 26th, 2015

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Northborough – Olga A. (Morigi) Tessari, 89, passed away at home Saturday, March 21, 2015. Her husband, Victor Tessari, predeceased her in 2012. She leaves behind her children, Victor Tessari of Gardiner, Maine, Gerry Tessari of Maynard, James Tessari of Arlington, Linda Griffin of Franklin, Eileen Cash of Pembroke, Donna Tessari of Hyde Park, and [...]

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