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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Little Bruins fan becomes Internet sensation

November 17th, 2014

Boston Bruins fan Liam Fitzgerald

Northborough – Marian E. Zeh Elementary School second-grader Liam Fitzgerald became an overnight sensation when a video of him fist-bumping Boston Bruins players as they skated off the ice after their pre-game warmup went viral. The video has logged more than 4.5 million hits so far.

To say that 8-year-old Liam is “Boston Strong” is an understatement. Liam was born with Down syndrome in 2006 and diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2009. After undergoing four years of treatment, Liam is cancer-free. Through it all, said his mother Christine, he kept on smiling.

Friends of the Northborough Senior Center to host fair

November 17th, 2014

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Northborough  – The Friends of the Northborough Senior Center will be holding its annual Country Store Fair Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the center’s 119 Bearfoot Rd. location. There is no admission charge. Always a special attraction, the bake table will offer an array of pies, cakes, cookies, breads, breakfast [...]

Turkey Trot to benefit Northborough Food Pantry

November 16th, 2014

Participants gather for a photo before the 2013 Thanksgiving Day 5k Turkey Trot. (Photo/Maggie Kosovsky)

Northborough – Seven years ago, Northborough residents Rita Matraia and Maggie Kosovsky organized a small get-together Thanksgiving morning for their friends to get some exercise. The women also decided to ask those participating to bring some goods for the Northborough Food Pantry. Thirty friends showed up that morning to run a 5k course starting and ending in Matraia’s Colby Street neighborhood. In the ensuing years, the now-annual event grew and grew, so much so that last year’s 5k drew over 150 participants.

English conversation circles at the Northborough Free Library

November 15th, 2014

Northborough – Adult English-language learners have the opportunity to practice speaking English at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St, Tuesday and Thursday evenings in November and December. English conversation circles are free, one-hour group meetings led by trained volunteers. Topics for discussion are purposeful and relevant to daily experiences. Upcoming Tuesday meetings are Nov.18, 25, [...]

Helen M. Mulstay, 96, of Northborough

November 14th, 2014

Northborough – Helen M. (Beckel) Mulstay passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at Beaumont of Northborough. She was 96 years old. Her husband, Richard C. Mulstay, died in 1999, and her son, Kevin, died in 1955. She leaves her son, Thomas Mulstay and his wife Jennifer of Newington, N.H.; her daughter, Joan Donovan and [...]

Selectmen accept five acres in area targeted for conservation

November 12th, 2014


Northborough – The Board of Selectmen voted Nov. 10 to accept the donation of a five-acre parcel of land off Smith Road that will help the town and two of its neighbors move closer to an ambitious regional conservation goal.

Northborough police log, Nov. 14 edition

November 12th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, Oct. 26 3:41 a.m. Rutland Rd. Larceny. 11:00 a.m. West Main St. Civil/criminal complaint. 1:38 p.m. Bartlett St. Disturbance. 4:01 p.m. Ball St. Larceny. 4:23 p.m. West Main St. Accident – property damage. Monday, Oct. 27 8:45 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Civil/criminal complaint. 9:20 a.m. Arrested, Sergio A. Alvarez, 36, of 11 Fisher St., [...]

Northborough’s Fitzgerald is internet fist-bumping sensation

November 11th, 2014

Northborough–Liam Fitzgerald continues to fist-bump his way into America’s heart.

Northborough students carry on Veterans Day tradition

November 11th, 2014

Students and their military relatives and friends watch the Veterans’ Day presentation.

Northborough – The Veterans Day ceremony at Lincoln Street School has become an annual tradition. This year’s celebration was held Nov. 7 in the school cafeteria featuring the Color Guard from Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 and members of the military who have a connection to Lincoln Street School students.

Sylvia Morse, 92, of Northborough

November 10th, 2014

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Northborough – Sylvia Irene May (Henry) Morse passed away at home Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was 92. Sylvia leaves her devoted husband of 62 years, Kenneth W. Morse; her children, Stephen Morse and his wife Sharon of Florida, Wayne Morse of West Boylston, Cynthia Chambless and her husband Ron [...]

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