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Week in Review: Nov. 27 to Dec. 3

A look back at the week that was in Lexington.

Politics, Panera, police actions and a holiday festival grabbed headlines this week in Lexington.

On Monday, residents, officials and after months of planning, renovations and procedural work. Late that night, a single vehicle struck a guardrail along Route 2 and was seriously injured. The , according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Public Works crews and Patch bloggers were busy this week.

Work to repair trip hazards along Lexington Center sidewalks began on the north side of Massachusetts Avenue and will head over to the south side in the days to come. From our Local Voices we heard conservation photographer Carmen Mandel’s story of her family’s , saw videos of the and met Steve Iverson, who’ll blog about “.”

Midweek, , a former state Senator and democratic gubernatorial candidate, announced he’ll challenge state Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, for her 3rd Middlesex District seat. On Friday, we .

Thursday evening, a State trooper found a New Hampshire man passed out in his car on Route 128 south and the man for operating under the influence of alcohol, sixth offense. Turns out, he was on .

Lexington Police also made several arrests this week and are investigating a possible .

On Friday, we checked out the , which has brought back the Marine charity boxes after a few years without. 

Also on Friday, a League of Women voters forum discussed possible zoning changes for Lexington Center and plans to transform the Dana Home into an inn. That night, Mass Ave lit up with holiday decorations and happy faces as locals enjoyed the .

This weekend was filled with holiday markets and other seasonal activities, so look for more coverage of that in the days to come.

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