Westborough

westborough

Westborough was incorporated in 1717 as the 100thtown in Massachusetts. Westborough is approximately 21.62 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 18,272. 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.

One of Westborough’s most famous residents was Eli Whitney, who in 1795 invented the cotton gin.

The town is located near Routes 9 and 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike, which makes it a convenient location for many businesses in the Metrowest and Central Massachusetts areas. In 2011 Westborough was designated as a Platinum level town by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.

Visit Westborough’s town government website here.

Visit Westborough’s public school system here.

Read a Community Advocate story about Westborough attractions here.

Home » Westborough

Ruth Jurgiel, 85, of Westborough

April 21st, 2015

Obit Ruth Jurgiel_crop

Westborough – Ruth Mary (Laverty) Jurgiel, 85, of Westborough passed away peacefully at home Friday, April 17, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Jurgiel, and her brother, Robert Laverty. She leaves her daughter, Karen Lowell of Westborough; her grandchildren, Brian and Sahar Lowell of Northridge, Calif., Jennifer Lowell of Simsbury, Conn., and Jessica [...]

Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation to partner with local organizations

April 20th, 2015

(l to r) - George Jacobs, vice president, Mark’s Moving & Storage; Derek Rawls, CPA, MST, director of tax for Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP, and member of the board of directors for Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation; Mark Silverman, president and CEO, Mark’s Moving & Storage; and Paul L. Mina, president and chief professional officer of the United Way of Tri-County 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – For the past 35 years, Mark’s Moving & Storage has helped countless families and businesses safely move their valuable items from one location to another. Now, with the creation of a new foundation, Mark Silverman, the company’s president and CEO, is committed to helping those in need by donating to them furniture and other household items.

Geraldine E. Jordan, 97, of Westborough

April 20th, 2015

Obit Geraldine Jordan

Westborough – Geraldine E. (Chamberlain) Samuelson Green Jordan, 97, died peacefully Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, where she was a resident. Her first husband, Philip W. Samuelson Sr., died in 1966; her second husband, Kenneth R. Green, died in 1998; and her third husband, Charles H. [...]

Westborough residents visit Haiti

April 19th, 2015

(l to r) Art Sharkey, Pastor Paul Sangree and Mike Lawler. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Pastor Paul Sangree, Mike Lawler and Art Sharkey of the Westborough Congregational Church recently returned from spending a week in Haiti working with Heartline Ministries. Heartline’s mission is to establish training programs and businesses that enable Haitians to earn a livable income. It was Pastor Sangree’s first visit while Sharkey and Lawler have had previous [...]

Westborough High tennis team learns to string racquets for community service

April 16th, 2015

Sprts-W-tennis-team-1-rs

Westborough – The Westborough High School Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team recently spent an afternoon learning how to string tennis racquets as part of a community service initiative to benefit Tenacity of Worcester. The girls participated in a private instructional clinic April 2 at Boston Ski & Tennis in Westborough. The team will be collecting used racquets and equipment which will be donated to Tenacity of Worcester, a nonprofit organization that provides summer tennis and literacy programs free of charge to underserved youth in Worcester.

Next Generation Children’s Centers – Childcare in a learning environment for infants through pre-kindergarten

April 16th, 2015

Nancy Belliveau, director of Next Generation’s Marlborough center

Sudbury—Next Generation Children’s Centers focuses on learning in its 10 childcare facilities, including the two in Westborough and Marlborough.

“We are much more than a day care center. Families come here because their children are receiving an education at every age,” said Kathleen DelPrete, president. “We teach what’s developmentally appropriate,” starting with motor skills for infants and adding social skills, exploring the world, learning to share, and more academic activities as children move to the preschool and pre-kindergarten levels.

Selectmen look to advance Forbes renovation project

April 16th, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen will seek to keep plans to renovate the Forbes Municipal Building on its current schedule, with a proposal likely to go before voters at Town Meeting in April of 2016 – but the work will likely move forward without a recreation center, as originally envisioned.

Consultant tapped to work on electric discount plan for Westborough

April 16th, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen April 14 approved the hiring of a consulting firm that is expected to spend the next year helping the town craft an aggregation agreement for the buying of all electrical power within the community.

The April Town Meeting authorized exploration of a so-called municipal electric aggregation agreement, which combines all the town’s residential, business and municipal power users to gain lower overall rates.

Highlands residents donate to Westborough Food Pantry

April 16th, 2015

W-BB-Highlands-donation-rs

Westborough – The residents of the Highlands Gracious Living complex recently donated funds to the Westborough Food Pantry in the amounts of $1,000 and $270.50.

ActiveRx to expand corporate headquarters in Westborough

April 16th, 2015

Paul Reilly

Westborough – It is a well-established fact that exercise is good for you; it helps in all parts of your life, physically and mentally. But for an older person, who perhaps has not done so in years, or faces daunting health challenges, the thought of exercising may be one that is just too overwhelming to contemplate. The goal of ActiveRx, an Arizona-based company, is to convince mature adults otherwise; that, in fact, exercising, under the right supervision, with programs specifically targeted for them, can not only help them be stronger and more fit, it can also dramatically help reduce some of the effects of their ailments.

Recently Commented

  • Jacky Szybillo: I’m so proud of all of you and honored to be at this event!!
  • Kostia: Great, now that we approved library and override we will build more housing and get more people in, to be...
  • Joe Winn: Hey! Great article! Looking forward to the event on Friday the 29th!
  • rod pfannenstiel: Troop 101
  • Amanda LaRosee: Thank you so much for running an article about our event! If anyone would like to check out our...