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In this issue:
- This week’s School Committee Roundup: Administrators share updates on new African American History course, Elementary World Language planning with METCO families.
Town Manager Jim Malloy has appointed Hemali Shah to serve as Lexington’s second-ever Chief Equity Officer.Keep reading
Between its extensive comic book and gaming selection, Omar’s World of Comics & Pixel Paradise in Lexington Center was already an idyllic hangout spot for many students.Keep reading
This week’s School Committee Roundup: Administrators share updates on new African American History course, Elementary World Language planning with METCO families
Tuesday’s School Committee meeting took place at the Global Ministries Christian Church in Dorchester, where members resumed the annual tradition of meeting with METCO families in person after two years of convening remotely.Keep reading
On a hot sunny day, folks are out swimming at Walden pond, attired only in bathing suits, in the calm, glassy water.Keep reading
Letters to the Editor
Many individuals within the Lexington community are passionate about creating change around youth mental wellness, especially the teens themselves.Keep reading
Pilgrim Church is excited to launch a new event this holiday season.Keep reading
This year’s annual Sports Night was the 56th anniversary of two prestigious awards: the Chief Rycroft Award and the Mary Dailey Award.Keep reading
Join Hancock Church for Advent! On Christmas Eve hear the full story of Christ’s birth through scripture and carols at our more traditional services at 5:00pm and 8:00pm.Keep reading
In his last season before moving to St. Louis, Mystic Chorale Founder and Artistic Director and Lexington native, Nick Page leads the chorus in a concert packed with emotional punch that promises to lift the spirits of singers and audience alike.Keep reading
Truth is important, and as a golem, Emmett was made to defend it. Emmett is new to his school – Collinstein Academy – and new to the world – he was only made 3.5 week ago, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to fight for the truth.Keep reading
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