Week in Review: March 18 to March 24
A look back at the week that was in Lexington.
Monday was the day many had been waiting for: The Board of Selectmen decided about a use for the Busa Farms property and moved to move forward with a request for proposal to operate a community farm on the town-owned parcel in East Lexington.
Later in the week, Patch caught up with Recreation Director Karen Simmons to get the recreation reaction to the selectmen’s decision not to include a playing field on the nearly eight-acre parcel. Simmons said they’ll keep looking for land elsewhere in town, and consider some out-of-the-box ways of improving utilization of existing playing fields.
Our Best of Patch Readers’ Choice poll this week sought your favorite place to work out in Lexington, and Get In Shape for Women edged out Fitness Together – with both places tallying more than 400 votes.
Lexington Patch’s Local Voices blogs were buzzing this week, as FOLMADS posted on a festival concert, tech professional Steven Iverson wrote about the continuing “Facebook Account Creep,” John Mahoney offered advice about funding special needs trusts and Lexington Symphony previewed today’s children’s workshop with photos from past events.
This week’s Visions for Vacancies feature asked readers what they’d like to see in the empty storefront at 1728 Mass Ave. Some 20 comments later, your answers included consignment shops, brewpubs, baby clothes stores, a bookshop and a breakfast joint.
Oh, and the weather. It was wicked nice out this week.
On the police blotter front, Monday’s morning review of incident reports turned up a few accidents and what appears to have been a bunch of vandalism via BBs at locations scattered around town. Friday’s pickup, posted on Saturday, featured some noise complaints and a conservation sign destroyed.
Late in the week, we posted a call out looking for locals running in the Boston Marathon, as well as a story and video featuring Jill Stein, the Lexington resident running for president as a Green Party candidate.