Good morning and welcome to this week’s LexObserver news roundup.

One week of Town Meeting down, two+ to go. In next Saturday’s edition, we plan to cover some of the Zoning Articles slated for discussion in Week Three. If you’d like to share your perspective or questions about any of these articles, especially Article 35 about Open Space Residential Developments, or Article 39 about a potential lab development at 475 Bedford St., please reach out at sophie@lexobserver.org

Now, this week’s news:

 

Week of April 2: Lexington News Roundup

Reported by Sophie Culpepper

IN THIS ISSUE:    

  • A former bookkeeper for a Lexington interior design firm was arrested for allegedly embezzling over $180,000.
  • Session #1 Town Meeting Highlights: Police station moves forward with near-unanimous support; Town Manager outlines long-term Town financial planning.
  • Session #2 Town Meeting Highlights: FY2023 operating budget, consent agenda pass; hard court renovations pass by razor-thin margin; notice of reconsideration served for two articles.
  • At this week’s School Committee meeting, a first look at the 2022-23 calendar, and a vote against participating in the School Choice Program.
  • COVID-19 Weekly Update: Town Dashboard format changes, but includes updated numbers for this week; recorded school, Town cases rise slightly.
  • Community Announcements: Last chance to submit photos for upcoming Asians in Lexington exhibition; Lexington Symphony presents ‘Love & Life’ tonight.

Former bookkeeper for Lexington interior design firm arrested for embezzling over $180,000
 

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Session #1 Town Meeting Highlights: Police Station moves forward with near-unanimous support; Town Manager outlines long-term Town financial planning
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session #2 Town Meeting Highlights: FY2023 operating budget, consent agenda pass; hard court renovations pass by razor-thin margin; notice of reconsideration served for two articles
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s School Committee meeting: A first look at the 2022-23 calendar; a vote against participating in the School Choice Program
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Weekly Update: Town Dashboard format changes, but includes updated numbers for this week; recorded school, Town cases rise slightly

Community Announcements

  • Last Chance for Photo Submissions — Asians in Lexington Photography Exhibition: The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) and the Boston Chinese Photography Association (BCPA) are organizing a photography exhibition in Lexington at Cary Memorial Library this May and June titled “Asians in Lexington: One Village One Dream.” The exhibition aims to celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans to Lexington. About 70 photos will be selected for the exhibit. Photos can be submitted here; the deadline for submission is 12 a.m. April 3. 
  • Lexington Symphony presents Love & Life tonight: Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall, the Lexington Symphony presents a concert featuring the New World Chorale. The concert will feature masterpieces including Mozart’s Requiem Mass and Delius’ Walk to the Paradise Garden, based loosely on Romeo and Juliet. Learn more here.

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With gratitude,
Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Sarah Liu, Vivian Wang and Seiya Saneyoshi
LexObserver Team

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