Thursday, May 23, 2013
Prosecutors allege Stephen Doran had more than 400 grams of meth sent to the Jamaica Plan school where he was working as a tutor.
A former state Representative and Town Meeting member from Lexington is facing drug charge in a scene like something out of a TV show. According to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office, Stephen W. Doran was arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on Wednesday, May 22, following his arrest the previous day on methamphetamine trafficking charges. Prosecutors allege Doran, a former Town Meeting member and state Rep from Lexington, had more than 400 grams of “a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine” delivered to the school, where he was working as a tutor. Doran was held on $10,000 bail after his arraignment Wednesday, where he was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and violating the state’s drug laws in a school zone…
Monday, April 15, 2013
From minutemen to massive hot dogs, Lexington's Patriots' Day parade -- held a day earlier on Sunday, April 14 in recognition of the town's 300th anniversary -- had a little bit of everything.
Click through the photos above for some scenes from Lexington's annual Patriots' Day parade, which was held a day earlier than normal -- on Sunday, April 14 -- in recognition of the town's 300th birthday celebrations. Your turn, Concord.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Before a robust audience along Mass Ave in Lexington, the minutemen battled back the British Regulars to claim the field at Tower Park Saturday afternoon as part of the Patriots' Day festivities along the Battle Road.
Like so many times before, their calls of "Huzzah" fell flat as the Redcoats retreated to the east. The minutemen companies had swarmed Tower Park, pushing back the British Regulars to claim the field here in Lexington. As re-enactments go, this one looked pretty real: Fake gunfire led to fake fatalities. That's fitting, though, since the Battle of Tower Park itself is fake -- unlike the other Patriots' Day weekend festivities along the Battle Road, the Saturday afternoon show isn't based on a real battle. The historical fiction is plenty popular, however. A crowd of maybe a dozen deep lined the sidewalk along Mass Ave, looking over the park as minutemen battled back the Redcoats to advance past foes lying prone in the field and through …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Normally presented Patriots’ Day morning, Lexington’s three annual awards for outstanding citizens were handed out prior to Wednesday night’s session of annual Town Meeting.
This year’s awards ceremony was different, to be sure, but watching Robert Sacco react to receiving his White Tricorne, it would have been hard to imagine it happening any other way. Sitting in the back of the Cary Memorial Building’s newly designated Battin Hall, Sacco started putting the pieces together as Lions Club President Stacy Sheehan began describing this year’s recipient of the White Tricorne Hat award. His name called, Sacco rose and began walking toward the front of the hall, shaking hands and laughing – at himself, perhaps, if self-deprecation is possible in such a situation. At the front, he turned and spotted family members in the balcony and let the assembled crowd know how he’d been lured to Cary Hall on this night. “You…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
We'll be using Storify to round up the social media mentions of the area's Patriots' Day events over the next 10 days. Contribute to our coverage by using tags like #PatriotsDay, #1775, #Lexington and #Concord.
In these parts, Patriots' Day is much more than a day; it's practically a way of life. And never is that clearer than these next 10 days, starting with the Meriam's Corner Exercises on April 6 in Concord and culminating with the afternoon exhibition April 15 in Lexington. Over that time, we at Patch will be working to tell stories of locals telling stories of those brave Patriots long, long ago. And you can help. All you have to do to be a part of our coverage is make sure to tag your social media updates with things like #PatriotsDay, #1775, #Lexington and #Concord. Yes, it’s that simple. We’ll be using Storify to scour Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and even YouTube to find the freshest social scuttlebutt to feed into our continuing …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A new survey from the town’s 2020 Vision Committee is designed to gather forward-looking information for guiding community decisions.
When you think about Lexington’s future, what do you see? A new survey from the town’s 2020 Vision Committee doesn’t ask that question specifically, put it does pose a series of questions about the town’s future in terms of things like economic development, education, the environment, town government, population diversity and physical characteristics. The survey, posted online earlier this week, is available on the town website and at www.surveymonkey.com/s/J3DVLZR. It will remain live online until Feb. 20. A printed version of the survey questionnaire will also be made available at the Council on Aging offices, Cary Memorial Library and at the Clerk’s office in Town Hall. According to a town announcement of the survey, input from …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Alleged robber targeted Brookline Bank on Dec. 20.
Legendary criminal Willie Sutton said he robbed banks "because that's where the money is." A Lexington man has gone Sutton one better: Burlington is where the money is. For the second time in two months, the 22-year-old was collared by the law for robbing a banks in or near the Burlington Mall. John Robert Stocki, of 9 Judges Rd., was apprehended in his hometown on Christmas Eve by law enforcement for allegedly robbing the Brookline Bank at 72 Mall Road on Dec. 20. Stocki was arrested for robbing the Bank of America in the Burlington Mall on Oct. 18 and was out on bail awaiting trial for that robbery when he decided to head back to Burlington for another try. The Burlington Police is now three-for-three (and two-for-two with Stocki) in …
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, October 2, 2012
The free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
Just a day before the first big presidential debate and still on the fence about which candidate you'd like to vote for? Try iSideWith.com, an online political tool that matches your stance on various issues with those of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or those running on other lines such as Lexington's own Jill Stein, presidential candidate for the Green Party. The site was launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it went live in March. The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy. …
Monday, June 25, 2012
At Cary Memorial Library last Thursday, June 21, Senior Planner Aaron Henry led a forum that examines Lexington's affordable housing plans for the future.
Crafting a housing production plan (HPP) in-tuned with the state's affordable housing requirements was the purpose of a housing forum held last Thursday night at Cary Library and headed up by Aaron Henry, Lexington's senior planner. Under Chapter 40B, Massachusetts municipalities must have 10 percent of homes available at "affordable" rates. Currently, 11.3 percent of Lexington homes fall into this criteria, and the town even has 134 affordable housing units over the state required minimum. Henry referred to this supply of affordable homes as "tremendous." However, he later added the caveat that "housing has gotten more contentous recently," and the town "could do nothing [regarding affordable housing] and potentially be okay." Thursday's …