Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The company has relocated from Philadelphia to the burgeoning biotech hub here on Hartwell Avenue.
The following information was provided by Promedior, Inc. Promedior, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel biologic therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis, and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center today announced the opening of Promedior’s new office and laboratory space at 101 Hartwell Avenue. Consolidating all of its operations, the new facility will serve as the company’s headquarters and completes the corporate move from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Penn. Promedior’s new facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories to support product development and commercialization of the company's novel Pentraxin-2 therapeutics to treat fibrosis, including a number of rare diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Free event is this Thursday, Sept. 20.
Monday, September 17, 2012
This Thursday morning, the Lexington’s Economic Development Office and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce will co-host a free workshop for all Lexington-based businesses and commercial property owners entitled, Retail Best Practices. This special workshop is designed help business owners take a fresh look at their stores -- how they look inside and out; how they are positioned in the community; how they attract and retain customers; and how they can implement low-cost “best practices” to be the best they can be. The workshop will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at Cary Memorial Library.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Many European companies have moved operations to Massachusetts in recent years, according to reports.
Well known is Lexington’s role in the “shot heard ‘round the world,” but now, nearly 240 years later, is this town becoming the spot heard round the world? According to the Boston Globe, the town that ousted red-coated Regulars in 1775 could usher in a new generation of British occupation, in keeping with a trend of European biotech firms expanding operations in Massachusetts in recent years. Already home to the Irish company Shire, Lexington may be the location London-based Xenetic Biosciences PLC moves its drug research ops, the Globe report says. If not Lexington, then nearby Waltham is also a consideration. At least 15 companies with European roots have landed in Massachusetts over the past few years, unfazed by Greater Boston’s …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Economic development, a pops concert, DPW Day and drama today in Lexington.
1. Early Morning Economic Development: The Economic Development Advisory Committee and Board of Selectmen are meeting at 8 a.m. this morning at Cary Hall and the agenda includes a Bio International Conference – June 2012, an update on the Chinese Delegation Visit, organizing a Hartwell Business Association and the Anaerobic Digester RFP. 2. DPW Day: To mark National Public Works Week, the Lexington Department of Public Works will hold its annual DPW Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, May 24, at the Samuel Hadley Public Services Building on Bedford Street. 3. The Redcoats are Coming: Theatre with a Twist, in collaboration with Lexington's Revolutionary Revelry, present a production of “The Redcoats are Coming”, an original play written by …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A new bicycle parking pilot program is launching this weekend in Lexington Center.
Lexington Center is about to get a little bit more bicycle-friendly, thanks to a new pilot parking program taking effect this weekend. Starting this Saturday, May 19, the pilot program will temporarily convert one automobile parking space at 1720 Massachusetts Ave. into a space reserved for 15 to 20 bicycles. That bike parking space will be available to the public on weekends through Oct. 28, according to an announcement from the town. “The pilot offers Lexington Center a great new public amenity which complements the town’s well-used bike path and draws more people and economic activity into our Center,” Melisa Tintocalis, the town’s director of Economic Development, said in a press release. This parking space involved in the pilot …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
What would you like to see in this empty space in the Stop & Shop plaza?
Welcome to Visions for Vacancies, a Patch feature and a place where you can weigh in with your ideas about what kind of businesses you’d like to see occupying empty storefronts around town. Each week, we’ll highlight a vacant building, storefront or structure around town. And we’ll leave it you, the Lexington community, to sound off on what you’d like to see there before any plans go before town boards. For this week's installment, we travel back to the partially filled, glass-fronted building in the Stop & Shop plaza. There's activity inside the space we featured a few weeks back, so now we're moving next door, to 46E Bedford Street. Once again, this vacanct storefront is surrounded by a supermarket, a Starbucks, a Supercuts, a bank, an …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Flowers, sports, meetings and more today in Lexington.
1. Meet the New Economic Development Director: In case you missed it in yesterday's Town Manager Tuesdays column, the town of Lexington has a new Economic Development Director: Melisa Tintocalis. An Arlington resident, Tintocalis began work this past week after four years in Somerville's Economic Development Office. She also has economic development experience in southern California, Valente wrote. 2. Today in Public Meetings: Public meetings posted for today on the town website include: the Lexington Center Committee at 8 a.m. at the Town Office Building; the Lexington Housing Authority at 6 p.m. at the Community Room at One Countryside Village; the Tourism Committee's Antony Working Group at 7 p.m. at the Cary Memorial Building; the …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The town building inspector is expected to rule within the week on Panera's request to open up in the old Cohoes Building.
National bakery-cafe chain Panera Bread is only a town building inspector approval away from moving in to part of a empty lot at 1690 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington Building Clerk Amy Casparius confirmed Thursday, July 28. The exterior patio on the left side of the new Panera location, which would take up around half of the former home of clothing retailer Cohoes, has already been approved by the Historic District Commission after a process that included putting a mock Panera sign up at the proposed location this spring. Panera officially applied for a permit on June 13, and all that stands in the way of construction beginning is for a town building inspector to sign off on the specifics of the building plans, which could happen this week, …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Economic development talk, a concert, meetings and a free farm tour today in Lexington.
1. Wake up with the Economic Development Advisory Committee, which meets at 8 a.m. this morning at the Public Works Building. The agenda includes a discussion about infrastructure needs for continuing development on Hartwell Avenue and an update on the search for a new Economic Development Director. 2. For the final time this year, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Hastings Park as part of the Concerts in the Park summer series. 3. Also on the town website's public meetings calendar is the Retirement Board at 8 a.m. at Cary Memorial Library and the Board of Appeals, which is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Office Building. 4. Wilson Farm is offering three free tours for children over the next few …
Friday, July 1, 2011
With Lexington facing several open positions, Keith E. Hoyle named interim fire chief and Pauline Burke is serving as interim Transportation Coordinator.
Keith E. Hoyle, formerly the fire chief in Amherst and before that Franklin, has been hired by Lexington to come out of retirement and take over as Interim Fire Chief, Town Manager Carl Valente announced in a press release yesterday. Hoyle, who served as Amherst's fire chief from 1999-2009, takes the reins today, July 1, from retiring Chief William Middlemiss, as Valente begins a search for a permanent chief. The town started with a list of 20 retired fire chiefs, of which three candidates were interviewed for the job before Valente ultimately chose Hoyle, who most recently served as Public Relations Manager for Greenwood Emergency Vehicles in North Attleboro before retiring in March. "Keith's 40-year career in fire service gives him the …