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5 Reasons Tewksbury Is Better Than Wilmington

The outcome of Thursday's Thanksgiving Day Gridiron war will be determined as much by the quality of the communities as the quality of the teams.

It's a given that the Tewksbury High football team will run over, around and through Wilmington on Thursday. The only question is how bad the beating will be.

To be sure, the Redmen have more talent but the blowout will be fueled by the fact that Tewksbury is simply a better town.

Here are five reasons why.

1. The New High School: Our residents voted overwhelmingly to give our students a state-of-the-art facility that will open in 2012. Now, we've heard rumors Wilmington is looking to build a new building that might bring the schools into the 1990s. Good luck with that.

2. The Stanley Cup: Yeah, sure, the Bruins practice over the youth hockey facility in Wilmington. But when the Cup was touring over the summer, THOUSANDS stood in line at the Tewksbury Country Club to catch a glimpse, touch it, pose with it, etc. Oh yeah, and a Tewksbury native is on the Bruins' training staff.

3. The Tewksbury Police Department: Out of town criminals keep making the mistake of crossing the border and coming to Tewksbury to do their dirty deeds. In return, they are fitted with an orange jumpsuit and steel bracelets. The TPD is solving crimes at a blinding pace.

4. The Senior Center: Wilmington can only dream that any of their municipal buildings would be this cool. Not only is it home to all things Senior Citizens in Tewksbury, but it is also used for municipal meetings, community gatherings, and will soon be used as a temporary Town Hall.

5. Marc Ginsberg: I was going to mention the fact that Tewksbury has not one but TWO public golf courses. But let's focus on the owner of the __ A successful developer and businessman, Ginsburg is a remarkably generous philanthropist. Among his numerous generous efforts was making it possible to save the Valentine's Day Father-Daughter Dance last winter.

So yeah, any way you look at it, Tewksbury stands head and shoulders above Wilmington as a community and a football team.

I think Redmen 34, Tabbies 13 is a safe prediction.

Patrick Rahilly November 27, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Yeah Jack, the empty industrial complexes of Jewell drive is clearly the crowned jewel of Wilmington. :-D
Jack Daniels November 28, 2011 at 01:29 AM
Take a good hard look at home values between the 2 towns.
Patrick Rahilly November 28, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Jack, I am having some fun. relax.
SBZZ December 05, 2011 at 12:32 PM
I used to live in Wilmington, years ago, but now live in Tewksbury, where the people are just a lot nicer! Period!
Joe Bill December 05, 2011 at 02:13 PM
Delete Joe Bill 9:11 am on Monday, December 5, 2011 Unfortunately I'd have to agree with Jack. Being a longtime Tewksbury resident, the town has really done a poor job of electing officials and hiring town managers. The Main Road is an embarrassment and home values are not on par with Wilmington. At one point, the 2 were comparable but Wilmington has improved while Tewksbury finds itself on the decline. I hope we will see some improvement soon but I'm not optimistic with the people who hold clout in this town still exercising their influence.

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