Good morning and welcome to LexObserver’s Friday news roundup.
We hope those of you lucky enough to be enjoying February break are getting lots of rest!
Stepping back from the local level for a moment, we’re all sure to be overwhelmed with national and international news today on the grim anniversary marking Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Among a lot of important reporting, the Kyiv Independent‘s coverage and newsroom interview are worth sitting with.
Thank you for reading, and here’s this week’s Lexington news.
In this issue:
- Planning Board unanimously supports recommending multi-family zoning proposal to Town Meeting.
- Lexington launches townwide voting for first participatory budgeting cycle.
- LexYouth volunteers spearhead effort to support earthquake victims.
- MEPA public consultation session recording and comments released.
- Lexington police log: Extortion, fraud.
- Community Submissions.
Planning Board unanimously supports recommending multi-family zoning proposal to Town Meeting
At its Feb. 15 meeting, the Planning Board unanimously voted to recommend that Town Meeting approve its amended zoning proposal to satisfy state multi-family zoning requirements and meet local housing needs.Keep reading
Lexington launches townwide voting for first participatory budgeting cycle
Lexington launched voting for participatory budgeting on Thursday afternoon.Keep reading
LexYouth Volunteers Spearhead Effort to Support Earthquake Victims
Fifteen LexYouth volunteers — part of the Chinese Association of Lexington (CALex) — joined forces last week to raise money to support victims of the recent earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.Keep reading
MEPA Public Consultation Session Recording and Comments Released
The recording of MEPA’s Public Consultation Session on the North Airfield Development at Hanscom Field — a three-hour webinar attended by 144 participants on Feb. 6 — was released to the Lexington Observer on Wednesday.Keep reading
Lexington police log: Extortion, fraud
During a routine cruiser sector check in the Center, an officer observed suspicious behavior at the mailbox in Depot Square.Keep reading
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