Good morning and welcome to LexObserver’s Friday news roundup.
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Thanks so much, and here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
- School Committee unanimously approves recommended budget for next fiscal year.
- In Lexington’s annual election, all townwide races are uncontested.
- Lexington police log: Full parking enforcement in Lexington Center resumes, multiple responses to frozen, burst pipes.
- Community Submissions.
School Committee members unanimously approved Superintendent Julie Hackett’s recommended Fiscal Year 2024 school budget in a 5-0 vote at their meeting on Tuesday.Keep reading
The uncontested townwide election comes at a time when local leaders are grappling with controversial, high-stakes challenges with major implications for Lexington’s future.Keep reading
Lexington police log: Full parking enforcement in Lexington Center resumes, multiple responses to frozen, burst pipes
The Lexington Police Department updates its incident log on Monday mornings.Keep reading
More than 300 people braved mind-numbing cold last Saturday, Feb. 4, for CALex’s Chinese New Year and 5th anniversary celebration.Keep reading
Lex Eat Together, which works to alleviate hunger and food insecurity in and around Lexington, recently delivered its 25,000th meal to one of its guests.Keep reading
Come celebrate the joy and power of gospel music at Mystic Chorale’s annual concert, led by the incomparably energetic Donnell Patterson, on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall in Lexington.Keep reading
Arguably the most prolific composer in history, with over 3,000 catalogued compositions, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) had a profound influence on the musical life and style of the 18th century.Keep reading
I’m pleased to announce that Congresswoman Katherine Clark will be the keynote speaker at an event I am hosting on Thursday, Feb. 16 @ 3:30 p.m. in Lexington at Cary Hall.Keep reading
The Lexington Council for the Arts (LCA) has awarded some exciting grants for 2023.Keep reading
Worried your bank funds climate chaos? Wonder if your credit card is really green?Keep reading
Nonprofit Net of Greater Boston invites you to attend their Feb. 14 1 p.m. virtual seminar: How Leaders Can Establish a Digital Strategy in Their Organizations.Keep reading
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