Monday, October 8, 2012
Paving's postponed due to rain. Thursday closure is possible, pending weather.
Lexington's Engineering Division last week announced that, weather permitting, a portion of Adams Street will be closed for paving on Tuesday, Oct 9. Well, the weather probably won't be permitting, and that paving work has been pushed to a future date. In an email to Patch on Monday, John Livesy, the town engineer, said paving work planned for Tuesday has been cancelled and, due to the chance of rain in the forecast, Wednesday looked iffy as well. The Engineering Division is targeting Thursday, Oct. 11, but will continue watching the weather. As of early Monday evening, Thursday's forecast predicted a mostly sunny day with a high near 60. Livesy said residents can check the 2012 DPW Construction Projects website for updates on this and …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Tell us where you would (or would not) like to see road work in town.
Road work is all around town, including the latest interruptions on Waltham Street heading in or out of Lexington Center. But is the road you travel most being repaved, torn up or interrupted for some other reason? The town lists the year's road repaving and reconstruction projects on its website, but we want to know what roads in town you think are most in need of repairs, repaving or overlay work. (Click here for the latest list of 2012 engineering construction projects.) Are they county or state roads? Or local roads as you travel through the neighborhood? Share your ideas about which roads and why in the comment section below.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Engineering work, staycation options, cemetery plots and more today in Lexington.
1. About All That Engineering Work... We know you've noticed the engineering and road work going on around town. To bring you a little more up to speed, check out the town's website and a handy-dandy map of projects (posted as a PDF to your right, as well) to see what's going on and where. 2. Staycationing This Week? Hop aboard the Liberty Ride's trolley tour of historic locations around Lexington and Concord. The rides, which cost $25 for adults and $10 for children aged 5 to 17 years, run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3. New Jewish Plots at Westview: New Jewish plots at Lexington's Westview Cemetery became available for purchase yesterday. For more invormation, call the Westview Cemetery at 781-861-2718. 4. Today in Public Meetings: There are …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Verizon reportedly has informed the town 60 to 70 customers could be without service until tomorrow, June 3.
Dozens of Verizon customers in the Hancock Street area just outside downtown Lexington could be without service until tomorrow, July 3, after a construction crew hit an underground cable earlier today. At 9:10 a.m. today, July 2, @diginlex, the Lexington Engineering Divison’s new Twitter handle, tweeted that construction crews working on Hancock Street hit an unmarked underground cable. Earlier this afternoon, John Livsey, the town engineer, told Patch that Verizon informed the town that the outage affected approximately 60 to 70 customers in the Hancock Street area north and west of the center. “They have estimated that the service will be back by tomorrow morning,” Livsey wrote in an email. “Additionally it has been confirmed that the …
Monday, January 2, 2012
The Technological Landscapes series will capture the stories behind the technological achievements that Lexington's diverse engineering and manufacturing-based companies experience.
Over the past 50 years, Lexington has become a dynamic incubator for technological achievement. The incubator industries are diverse, from defense-oriented organizations like MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and BAE Systems to biotech companies like Shire and Cubist. For each organization there are stories to be told of breakthrough technology, the technologists who created the excitement and the stories within the stories that define the pursuit of ascendant and often times broken dreams. The Lexington “Technological Landscapes” is a new Lexington Patch column designed to capture the essence of this ever-evolving cornucopia of scientific research, development, technology and engineering. The series will focus on the wonderment inherent in the …