Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Readers say that Polimeno takes strong stands on issues she believes in.
Tuesday, March 26
Dear Tewksbury Voters, As we look at all the candidates this election season, there is one that stands out for the office she is vying for. Krissy Polimeno has clearly demonstrated that she deserves another 3 years as a School Committee member. In her first term, she was instrumental with the transition of a new superintendent, business manager and most importantly our new Tewksbury Memorial High School. The elevation to Chairperson in her second year speaks volumes of the respect she so quickly garnered from her peers for not only her strong stance on issues she believes in, but also her openness to hear out all the issues. After many months of negotiations, her chair oversaw a 3 year contract with the teachers union ending the …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Annual award to bear the Ginsburg Family name.
The contributions of the Ginsburg family to the Tewksbury School Department and the town has a whole have been well chronicled. The Tewksbury School Committee has made sure those efforts will never be forgotten. At their Jan. 23 meeting, the school committee publicly recognized Marc and Leisa Ginsburg for 26 years of generous support. But they went one giant step forward. School Committee Chairwoman Krissy Polimeno introduced the Ginsburg Family Award, which will be presented annually to someone in the community who exemplifies the Ginsburg's spirit of philanthropy and community pride. "It was quite unexpected," said Marc Ginsburg. "We're very happy and very humbled by the whole thing. In introducing the award, Polimeno spoke about the …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ginsburg working with Historical Society and Historical Commission.
Tewksbury developer Marc Ginsburg says he is taking measures to make sure as many historic elements of the Ames Castle are being preserved, even as the building is being demolished. "We removed numerous (historic) pieces, like the big mirror and the railings," said Ginsburg. "And we're going through the (ruble) to find original stones." Ginsburg said he had explored all possible options and described the final decision to demolish the castle as "heartbreaking." The home was built around 1900 by Gen. Adelbert Ames, a Civil War hero and former governor of Mississippi. He and his family originally owned 700 acres on and around Catamount Road. Ginsburg purchased the property from John Sullivan on Nov. 2 for $360,000. Sullivan had been using …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Efforts to preserve historic Catamount Road home are unsuccessful.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Bill Gilman
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
UPDATED: At 12:30 p.m. with comments from Marc Ginsburg. Efforts to preserve Ames Castle officially came to an end Monday, as the historic Catamount Road home was demolished to make room for a small subdivision. The actual demolition was really just a formality. The home's fate was sealed last month when the property, which included the main house and a servant's quarters on 2.76 acres, were sold by John Sullivan to local developer Marc Ginsburg and Sons, Inc. for $360,000. The town had most recently assessed the value of the property at $762,400. Ginsburg, who said the parcel of land is actually between 3.5 and 4 acres, confirmed his plans to build three single-family homes on the property. The 17-room, 12,781-square foot mansion was …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Readers are looking to find out what has happened since Town Meeting rezoned a parcel adjacent to Industrial Avenue.
Question: What's going on with the piece of land we rezoned at Town Meeting a while back? It doesn't seem like anything is being built there. Is the project dead? Answer: The project is very much alive. We actually got two questions relating to this project. The other wondered why there was a big pile of rocks sort of across from the Market Basket headquarters. The land in question is 25 acres at 842 East St. It's being developed by Marc Ginsburg and Arnie Martel. According to an article published recently in the Boston Globe, the Planning Board opened a public hearing on June 18 regarding Ginsburg and Martel's plan for 117 condominium units, blending single unit townhouses with duplexes. The hearing was continued to July 16 and was …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The fate of the historic home is in doubt with a sale pending.
Occasionally, we'll hold a business story, if one of the subjects asks us to because things are in flux and a potential transaction is not a "done deal." Such was the case with the sale of the former Novel Cafe to the parent company of Ira Toyota. In the meantime, the Lowell Sun published an article last week breaking news of the deal, which will not be finalized for another month. However that article led to three questions from readers, wondering what the fate of the historic Hardy-Pike House would be, not that the property was being purchased by the dealership. Here is just one of those questions. Question: I read that the old Novel Cafe property is being sold to a car dealership. Is the building going to be torn down or what? Answer: …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The best kept secret in Tewksbury adds on during the off-season.
If you ever travel on Route 38 in Tewksbury there is every reason to believe that you have noticed the Tewksbury Country Club. A beautiful building set back from the main road and surrounded by perfectly manicured landscaping the Tewksbury Country Club is hard to miss. Chances are good that you know a little bit about the country club. Most people realize that The Tewksbury Country Club is built on the site that was, at one time, The Tew-Mac Airport. Almost everyone realizes that The Tewksbury Country Club is boasts a nine hole public golf course, is the perfect venue for a wedding or other function and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. What many people don’t realize, however, is that The Tewksbury Country Club is much …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
What type of business should go into the former Novel Cafe?
Officially it's known as the Hardy-Pike House. But most recently, 464 Main St. was the address for A Novel Cafe. Developer Marc Ginsburg sunk several hundred thousand dollars into renovating the building and it is in pristine condition. Unfortunately, A Novel Cafe closed after less than a year. Now the building is for sale. Who should buy the property and what type of business should occupy this town gem? Put on your developer/town planner hat and participate in the latest round of Visions for Vacanices.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tewksbury High SADD chapter recognized for its work.
The 2012 Tewksbury Municipal Election took on some new dimensions Wednesday night when School Committee member Jayne Miller announced that she would not be seeking re-election. Miller, who has worked as a writer for the weekly Town Crier newspaper, announced Wednesday that she will be taking over as editor of that publication. she succeeds Steve Bjork, who stepped down two weeks ago. During her tenure, Miller has been an outspoken advocate for fiscal responsibility and a strong voice for the positive activities going on in the schools. In other business: