Good morning and welcome to this week’s LexObserver news roundup.
Apologies to anyone who had trouble with our Community Conversation event link in last week’s newsletter: Here’s the working link! In case you missed it, this is the key event information, which you can also find on our website:
Community Conversation Feb. 9
How can our education system foster a sense of racial and social justice in our schools and throughout our communities?
This is the first in a series of conversations co-sponsored by the Lexington Lyceum Advocates and LexObserver.
Join our panelists to talk, share, question, listen, and learn! Learn more and buy tickets here.
Feb. 9, 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Lexington Community Center
Thanks for reading, and here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
- Planning Board votes to bring multi-family zoning proposal designed to comply with new state law to public hearing Feb. 1.
- Town holds ceremonial “groundbreaking” to celebrate ongoing construction of new police station.
- Lexington police log.
- Letter to the Editor.
- Community Submissions.
Planning Board votes to bring multi-family zoning proposal designed to comply with new state law to public hearing Feb. 1
Over the past few months, the Planning Board has dedicated several public work sessions to developing a proposal that would bring Lexington into compliance with the state’s new transit-oriented multi-family zoning requirements.Keep reading
Town holds ceremonial “groundbreaking” to celebrate ongoing construction of new police station
As the construction of Lexington’s long-awaited new police station gets underway, Town leaders, staff and volunteers celebrated the progress of the project toward completion with ceremonial shovels at the construction site Thursday afternoon.Keep reading
Lexington police log: Fraud and animal control
The Lexington Police Department updates its incident log on Monday mornings.Keep reading
Letter to the Editor
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Letter to the Editor: My recent encounter with social bias in Concord, MA
Exactly one week before MLK Jr. Day, fifty-five years after Dr. King gave his life so that we might get there one day, I was confronted with painful evidence that while we’ve made movement in the right direction, we are far from truly understanding and uprooting social bias.Keep reading
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Community Announcement: CALex (Chinese Americans of Lexington) Celebrates Chinese New Year on Feb. 4, 2023
On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, CALex (Chinese Americans of Lexington) will host a community party at Grace Chapel in Lexington in celebration of the Lantern Festival and CALex’s fifth anniversary.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Valentine’s Day – free, all-ages valentines-making event
Join us to create valentines for your friends and loved ones.Keep reading
Community Announcement: League of Women Voters upcoming First Friday Feb. 3
The League of Women Voters of Lexington invites you to a First Friday Forum on Feb. 3, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. in Lexington Community Center Room 237, 39 Marrett Road.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Local youth to MC dance festival
Arth Joshi, a filmmaker and editor and an LHS senior, and Jodi Chen, a dancer and sophomore at BB&N, will be the MCs for Dance Around the World this March.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Slowmaxxing
Slow Down at First Parish in Lexington on Jan. 22.Keep reading
Community Announcement: 100+ Cub Scouts, parents enjoy film at the Lexington Venue ahead of their Pinewood Derbies
More than 100 parents and Cub Scouts from Lexington and surrounding towns met in downtown Lexington at the Lexington Venue to watch “Down and Derby,” a Hollywood comedy about the Pinewood Derby.Keep reading
Community Announcement: VIRTUAL – LexSeeHer Speaker Series Celebrates 2022 Banner Honorees
As we begin 2023, LexSeeHer’s Speaker Series continues honoring our Visibility Banner Honorees.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Sign up for free teen hair clinic
If anyone is interested in helping their teen learn more about hair styles, maintenance, products and more, sign up for this FREE hair clinic at Stephanie Louis Salon in the Center.Keep reading
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Edited by Erin Sandler-Rathe
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