Good morning and welcome to LexObserver’s Friday news roundup.
Before you read today’s edition, just so you know, we’re taking a break for Thanksgiving next week (reporters need stuffing, too), so you won’t receive a Friday roundup on Nov. 25. You can expect our weekly roundup back in your inbox on Friday, Dec. 2!
Here’s Erin’s NewsMatch update for this week:
NewsMatch is ongoing, and so many of you have stepped up to help us reach our goal! The donation meter is rising — slowly — but we have some exciting bonus opportunities coming up:
- On Giving Tuesday, we’re challenging everyone to help us find 100 first-time donors! We will get a bonus match of $1000 if we can get 100 new donors. So even if it’s $5, please donate for the first time on 11/29 or tell your friends to!
- Also the week of 11/28, One2One Bodyscapes in Lexington Center has generously offered to match donations up to a total of $500!
If you’re planning to give, these are some excellent bonuses to take advantage of. Every dollar and every donor matters to us, and we thank you for your help! Have a safe, happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you, as always, for reading, and here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
- In latest town-wide survey results, resident desires for more diverse housing options, greater vibrancy in Lexington Center, improved LPS communication stand out to Town leaders.
- With Haoyang Yu’s sentencing approaching in December, lawyers renew effort to have single remaining criminal charge dismissed on grounds of “selective enforcement and prosecution” based on Yu’s ethnicity.
In latest town-wide survey results, resident desires for more diverse housing options, greater vibrancy in Lexington Center, improved LPS communication stand out to Town leaders
Results from Lexington’s third town-wide survey to gauge resident priorities and perceptions of Town performance suggested that, despite most Lexingtonians feeling generally satisfied about life in the Town, respondents share concerns about a loss of community in Lexington.Keep reading
With Haoyang Yu’s sentencing approaching in December, lawyers renew effort to have single remaining criminal charge dismissed on grounds of “selective enforcement and prosecution” based on Yu’s ethnicity
In May, Lexingtonian Haoyang Yu was found guilty of possessing a stolen trade secret – a microchip prototype owned and developed by his former employer, Analog Devices, Inc. – following a month-long jury trial where he was acquitted on the great majority of charges.Keep reading
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Community Announcement: Rabiha Sami Appears on Food Network’s Prestigious Christmas Cookie Challenge
Lexington local Rabiha Sami will be baking up a storm with four other cookie artists for a chance to win $10,000 and bragging rights, on Season 6 of the Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge.”Keep reading
Nearly 100 Lexington Girl Scouts convened Friday, Oct. 28 for a night hike around Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham followed by skits, songs, and s’mores around the campfire.Keep reading
This event is supported by ARPA funding and entry is free for all.Keep reading
On Saturday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m., Maxima Book Center in Lexington will be hosting Lexington author Jane Sutton’s launch of her new children’s picture book, GRACIE BRINGS BACK BUBBE’S SMILE.Keep reading
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Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe and the LexObserver Team
Edited by Craig Sandler
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