News Nearby: Marijuana Moratorium and a Popular Eatery Closes

Each week we take a look at some of the stories making headlines in neighboring Patch towns.


Is Big Joe's Closed For Good?

This is going to come as sad news to all fans of tasty sandwiches but all indications are that Big Joe's has closed for good.

North Reading

Moratorium Proposed For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in North Reading

On Election Day last year, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot proposal that allows medical marijuana sales in the state, which left cities and towns to set regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries. The Community Planning Commission (CPC) held a workshop Monday night regarding such dispensaries in North Reading. According to Town Planner Danielle McKnight, the CPC discussed proposing a moratorium to residents at Town Meeting in June. 

Selectmen Interview 3 Finalists for Town Manager

Each of the three finalists for Reading town manager took a turn in the spotlight Tuesday during their public interviews with the Board of Selectmen.

The finalists are Robert LeLacheur, Reading’s assistant town manager and finance director since 2005; John D’Agostino, Abington town manager since 2010; and Kerry Speidel, Lunenburg town manager since 2007. (The screening committee identified Speidel as town administrator.) 


Changes Coming to Westford Planning Board and Planning Department

Although the Westford Planning Board had a full plate on its agenda, that didn't stop a pair of announcements as Chris Kluchman was introduced as the new Director of Land Use Management, replacing the outgoing Angus Jennings, and Planning Board member Kevin Borselli announced he will not run for reelection.


Chelmsford Man Hopes to Revolutionize Real Estate Industry With New Software

Chelmsford's Donald Van Dyne believes that his new website will help eliminate chaos from the process of buying a home for real estate agents, home owners and home buyers while also transforming Chelmsford into a hub for Real Estate technology.

Stephanie aka Mrs.Luckyo March 10, 2013 at 02:43 PM
I think that will be great to have a marijuana moritorium in N.Reading! God gave the plant to aid in healing sooooo many ailments, and of course to make hemp as well, finally we are coming to the realization that marijuana is not a narcotic or dangerous, addictive drug! It can be used as our Good Lord intended... (which is probably not smoked but rather eaten), to help aid in healing many sicknessess, both physical and psychological. Good times!
Steve McMahan March 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Shut up, you burnout.
Dirk Anderson March 10, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Funny, I think I actually believe Stephanie is sincere
Karyn March 11, 2013 at 01:50 AM
I think she's confusing 'moratorium' with 'emporium.'
Wally March 11, 2013 at 01:43 PM
I think she's stoned.


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