Week In Review

Reading Police Seek Public’s Help After Man Found Bound on Roadside

Police Station
On Sunday, Oct. 1, at approximately 8:19 p.m., Reading Police were dispatched to the area of North Main Street and Short Street on a report that there was a man bound on the side of the road. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a Lawrence man, restrained with duct tape. Following a preliminary investigation, Reading Police determined that the man had been assaulted prior to being bound by his assailants. (More)


Town Manager LeLacheur & Superintendent Doherty Speak at RED Event

LeLacheur “We are One Reading.”

Doherty  “Our work is educating our students, building a stronger and more vibrant community, creating understanding, and acting with a sense of positive energy focused on the future of our young people.”


99-Year-Old Army Corporal Receives His Sergeant Stripes

After a 71-year wait, Reading resident Corporal Bernard M. Pothier, 99, was officially promoted to Sergeant on Thursday, September 28, 2017, in a ceremony at his home on Charles Street that was well attended by family, local and state officials, and members of the Massachusetts National Guard. (More)


The Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce hosted a meeting focused on parking with Reading business owners. The meeting was facilitated by Andrew Corona, Economic Development Director of the Town of Reading. Many ideas were discussed and the Town is currently in the process of examining different solutions to address downtown parking concerns.


Reading Receives Two Year “Safe Harbor” from New 40B Applications

On September 22nd, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) officially accepted the Town of Reading’s request for an additional year to the 1-year break from new 40B applications, and certified that the Town is in compliance with its Housing Production Plan. The request was made shortly after the decision for the Postmark Square 40R was filed with the Town Clerk on September 12, 2017. (More)


Letter: For the Record

Letter: A Sign of a Healthy Democracy

Letter: Dismay at the Attitudes and Behavior

Letter: Speaking of Dismay


Chapin Avenue Townhouse Development Considered

14 Chapin Avenue

The Community Planning and Development Commission held an initial site plan review for a new residential town house on 14 Chapin Avenue. The 6,000 square foot site, just east of the Mission of Deeds parking lot, is the former home of Polonski Tree Service and currently contains a small bungalow with two driveways. (More)


Colonial Chorus Players to present “Over the River and Through the Woods”

Colonial Chorus Players are excited to present “Over the River and Through the Woods”, the hysterical family comedy written by Joe DiPietro based on Family, Faith and Food! (More)


Sub-Division Plan off of Franklin Street Approved

CPDC approved the subdivision plan for a new development at 48-54 Franklin Street on Monday, September 25. The 5.83 acre site with 400 feet of frontage on Franklin Street sits across from the Wood End Cemetery and will have six one-family homes situated on a cul-de-sac. (More)

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