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MARLBOROUGH CITY HAPPENINGS - NOVEMBER 2018 NEWS ROUNDUP
Downtown Marlborough MA
Marlborough has been ranked in the top 20% of the Best Small Cities to Live in America, as well as 51st in education out of over 1,200 communities.
City Councilors signed off on a proposal for a new mixed-use development project in the downtown district, including 36 residential units, a clock tower and a small park.
Finance Committee members signed off on a $23.7M bond for the expansion and renovation of the Marlborough Public Library. City Council plans to vote on it early next year.
Flying Dreams Brewing Co. and Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Co. will soon be part of the Downtown Marlborough District, featuring authentic beers and treats for customers.
A Museum in the Streets is coming to the city next spring, featuring around thirty signs at various historically significant locations throughout downtown Marlborough.
New breweries, apartments, offices, and more are in the works for Marlborough, aiming to draw retail businesses to the city and add amenities to the Downtown District.
Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced a nearly $9M surplus for the city, attributing the funds to continued economic growth and conservative budgeting.
The state awarded Marlborough $1.36M from a $240M fund for cities and towns road construction and transportation improvement projects.
The city received a $6,000 grant from a Massachusetts electric vehicle incentive program to help fund the purchase of two new charging stations.
Those seeking to escape the cold this winter and enjoy indoor recreation have plenty of options to choose from at Marlborough's Apex Center.
Fast-growing disk-based backup hardware company ExaGrid is relocating its headquarters to The Campus at Marlborough, a four-building, Class A office complex.
Marlborough-based Boston Scientific will acquire a cancer and vascular disease device firm for over $4 billion, expanding the company's range of cancer therapies.
RXi Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Marlborough, will change its name to Phio Pharmaceuticals, shifting its focus to developing cancer-fighting drugs.
The Toy Vault toy store is now open in Marlborough's mall, and clothing retailers Old Navy and Forever 21 will open soon after a relocation and a renovation.
Owners of Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company filed a special permit application to operate a coffee roaster, following recent zoning amendments that allow roasting.
Marlborough-based Hologic will showcase its expanding suite of breast and skeletal health products at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, based in Marlborough, volunteered for the Marlborough Community Cupboard's program to assist home-bound seniors.
A new principal will be hired next summer for the soon-to-be-built Marlborough Public Schools elementary school, expected to open in September 2020.
The Advanced Math and Science Academy will compete in WGBH's "High School Quiz Show" for the seventh time in a row against 15 other top qualifying schools in the state.
Whitcomb Middle School's STEM week ended with a Showcase that featured student projects and a discussion panel with local government officials and business leaders.
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito celebrated the first STEM Week at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School with a ribbon-cutting and the unveiling of new equipment.
The Assabet Valley High School robotics team enjoyed games of laser tag at Apex Entertainment to prepare for an upcoming robotics competition.
 

SERVSAFE RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL TRAINING
December 10th @ 4pm - 8pm
Courtyard Marriott - 75 Felton Street
Register by December 5th

 
The above course is free for employees of Marlborough restaurants and hotels. Registration is required. To register, contact:
Chris McDade | 508-229-2010 cmcdade@marlboroughedc.com
Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state chartered economic development arm of the City of Marlborough, Massachusetts, and represents a public-private partnership for planning. It works with municipal and private investors to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization and expansion in the city. MEDC is dedicated to working closely with all businesses wishing to locate or expand their current facilities in our city. We provide free and fair guidance and resources to support your investment decisions.

To learn more about our latest successes, projects and activities,
read our 2017 Annual Report!

Under Mayor Arthur Vigeant's leadership, the City Council and MEDC have been working together to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization in the City of Marlborough. 

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The 2018 Marlborough promo video is here! Find out why our city is the best place to live, work and play. Watch the full video on our Facebook page and share why you love this city using #WhyILoveMarlborough for a chance to win a gift card to Apex Entertainment. 
Watch now!
 
MEDC Executive Director and 2018 WBJ "40 under Forty" honoree, Meredith Harris, was a guest on radio host Vicki Greene's interview series, "Community Conversations."  Check out their engaging discussion about Marlborough's continued growth, and why our city is a great place to live, work, and play. 
Listen now!

PEAR TREE BOUTIQUE


December 1st @ 11am - 1pm
Whitcomb Middle School
25 Union Street

Join the Colonial Garden Club for their annual fundraiser, featuring handcrafted items, holiday decor and homemade baked goods. Arrive early for the best selection!

NYC HOLIDAY TRIP

December 1st @ 6am - 7pm
New York City, NY

The Marlborough Recreation Department's annual New York City day trip leaves by bus from Marlborough and returns the same day. Get your holiday shopping done and enjoy the sights and sounds of NYC!
Register now!

NEW ENGLAND MODEL TRAIN EXPO

December 1st & 2nd
Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd West

Check out the region’s largest holiday season train show, with new and used model trains, supplies, collectibles and more. Meet Santa, eat tasty food and win prizes
Learn more!

ASSABET SHOWCASE & ADMISSIONS NIGHT

December 5th @ 6pm
Assabet Valley High School
215 Fitchburg Street

Students and families interested in Marlborough's Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School are invited to attend Assabet's annual Showcase/Admissions night, featuring a presentation on the admission's process, self-guided tours and the opportunity to speak with current students.
 
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 7th @ 6pm
Union Common
91 Main Street

Join Mayor Vigeant and Santa for the annual Home for the Holidays tree lighting, featuring performances from the Marlborough High School Choir, String Ensemble and more. Enjoy delicious treats, live music and get in the holiday spirit!
Learn more!
 
MHS WINTER CONCERT

December 12th @ 7pm
Marlborough High School
431 Bolton Street

Enjoy an evening of music at Marlborough High School’s annual Winter Concert, featuring performances from the Concert Band, String Ensemble, Mixed Chorus, and more.

EVENING OF GIVING

December 13th @ 7:30pm
Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Rd West

Join your friends and family at the annual Evening of Giving to benefit Roland’s House, the Marlborough–Hudson Homeless Shelter. Enjoy music, food, a cash bar and a 50/50 raffle.
Learn more!


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