Hudson was part of Marlborough called Feltonville, until it was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Eighteen years later, much of its downtown was nearly destroyed by a fire that was started with two young boys playing with firecrackers.Hudson was also once an important part of the Underground Railroad Movement during the Civil War. One of its favorite sons and biggest supporters is Paul Cellucci, who served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1997-2001 and then as United States Ambassador to Canada from 2001-2005.
The town is approximately 11.8 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 19,063. It is part of Middlesex County and its form of government is Open Town Meeting.
Hudson has an Executive Assistant who manages the town under the auspices of the Board of Selectmen.
Visit Hudson’s town government website here.
Visit the website for Hudson’s public schools here.
October 13th, 2014
Hudson – Lisa J. (Pascal) Pierce, 52, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 after a period of failing health. She was the wife of Scott Pierce, to whom she was married for 32 years. She was born in Boston, the daughter of Sandra (Bazzie) DeWolfe and the late Michael Pascal. She was also the stepdaughter of [...]
October 12th, 2014
Hudson – Earlier this year, Hudson resident Michael Clark developed aplastic anemia, a rare autoimmune disease in which the body stops producing the necessary amount of blood cells to properly function. Suddenly, Clark lost the ability to work, and currently spends days at the hospital.
October 8th, 2014
Hudson Monday, Sept. 29 8:15 a.m. Temi Rd. Burglary. 8:41 a.m. Technology Dr. Suspicious activity. 11:48 a.m. Pierce St. Burglary. 3:16 p.m. Manning St. Larceny. 4:46 p.m. Church St. Noise complaint. 5:16 p.m. Shawmut Ave. Suspicious activity. 8:49 p.m. Franklin St. Medical. Tuesday, Sept. 30 8:25 a.m. Pierce St. Burglary. 2:42 p.m. Raymond Crt. Annoying [...]
October 6th, 2014
Hudson – Maria L. Freitas, 74, of Hudson, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Jose Freitas, who died in 2003. Maria was born on the island of S. Miguel, the Azores of Portugal, daughter of the late Joao and Laura [...]
October 1st, 2014
Hudson – Tech. Sgt. Matthew McKenna, an Air Force combat controller and a 2000 Hudson High School (HHS) graduate, developed an interest in the military at a young age.
September 30th, 2014
Hudson – Phyllis A. (Keirstead) Duplisea, 84, of Hudson, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare. Phyllis was born and raised in Waltham, daughter of the late Clifford and Ola (Foster) Keirstead. She attended local schools and was a 1947 graduate of Waltham High School. She moved to Hudson in 1962, and was [...]
September 29th, 2014
Hudson – Gov. Deval Patrick took some time away from his Statehouse duties in Boston to visit a number of businesses in central Mass. Sept. 25. One of those stops was at the Rail Trail Flatbread restaurant, located at 33 Main St., in the heart of Hudson’s downtown.
September 28th, 2014
Hudson – There was much talk of traditions and landmarks Sept. 13 and 14 as the Hudson Portuguese Club (HPC) marked its 75th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima Feast, which celebrates an apparition reported to have appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.
September 28th, 2014
Hudson – After graduating from Hudson High School in 2010, Michaella “Kayla” Walsh Libby majored in public health at the University of Maryland (UM). There, she tutored inner-city children with Kids Power in Washington, D.C., and raised funds for the UM chapter of Students Helping Honduras (SHH), with whom she planned to travel and help build a school. However, she died unexpectedly in 2012 at age 20, only weeks before that trip.
September 26th, 2014
Hudson – From reading her blog, “Diabetes Goes to College,” with her reassuringly matter-of-fact and often humorous approach to diabetes, one would never guess that Hudson resident and author Molly Johannes had any concerns about leaving home to attend college. But Johannes, an English major and now a senior at UMass Amherst, remembers well how worried she was.