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MARLBOROUGH CITY HAPPENINGS - FEBRUARY 2019 NEWS ROUNDUP
Location ranking website HomeSnacks.com ranked the City of Marlborough among the 10 Best Boston Suburbs for 2019 and the 12th Best Place to Live in MA.
The City Council has approved a seven-year tax increment financing agreement with Candela Corp, which plans to move its headquarters and R&D operations to Marlborough.
The City Council has approved a special permit and site plans for a developer to tear down the Rowe Funeral Home on Main Street and build a five-story mixed-use building.
Marlborough's Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Co. received its entertainment license and plans to host improv and open mic comedy nights.
A downtown Marlborough building hosting Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar, a Starbucks and other commercial tenants sold for $3.6 million.
Mayor Arthur Vigeant spoke at a rotary club luncheon about the city's progress over the past year, including French Hill revitalization, a new brewery opening and more.
Marlborough has seen significant growth over the past year, with more than 20 companies moving into or expanding in the city, creating upwards of 350 new jobs.
New restaurant Double T’s Weed Street Tavern will replace the recently closed O’Hearn’s Tavern and hopes to open this April.
Laser manufacturer IPG Photonics is planning an expansion in the city after buying over 8 acres of land on Forest Road for nearly $1.9 million.
Life sciences company Phio Pharmaceuticals extended its 7,500 SF lease in the Marlborough Technology Center at Simarano Drive.
Marlborough-based API Technologies Corp. has sold its electronics manufacturing services business, API Defense USA, to Norwegian manufacturing firm Kitron for $14.8M.
Boston Scientific is hoping to use a portion of the proceeds from a $4.3B offering of senior notes to fund its planned acquisition of U.K. cancer and vascular disease firm BTG.
Marlborough-based Boston Scientific is now selling an FDA-approved device designed to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease using electric brain stimulation.
Marlborough-based ReWalk Robotics submitted an FDA application for its stroke device, an adjustable exoskeleton suit for mobility challenged individuals.
ReWalk Robotics announced that Cigna health insurer will take requests for coverage of exoskeleton medical devices for people with spinal cord injuries.
Marlborough-based Phio Pharmaceuticals changed its name, CEO and model in efforts to become a cancer therapeutics firm.
Marlborough's Bushell Piano Movers is giving away 50 pianos to nonprofit organizations to celebrate 50 years of being in business. 
Employees at Avidia Bank spent over 1,200 hours volunteering for Marlborough nonprofits and other organizations in 2018.
Thanks to a generous grant of $10,000 from the Foundation for MetroWest, Thrive Support & Advocacy can help families overcome challenges and care for their loved ones.
A life-changing summer mission trip to the Philippines was the catalyst for creating Rodrigo Noronha's nonprofit organization, Beacon for Children.
Location ranking website Niche.com has named Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School among the top 100 MA schools and in the top 100 for STEM in the U.S.
Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School is the first public school in MA to house a scanning electron microscope, donated by Thermo Fisher.
70+ Marlborough High School students received the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship, an award of 4 years of free tuition at any MA state or community college.
The school district has narrowed its search down to two finalists and is calling on the public to help them decide in a forum to be held tonight at 7pm.
Marlborough Public Schools is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest to implement an after-school tutoring program for Boys & Girls Clubs members.
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 2018 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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MetroWest Tourism & Visitor's Bureau

DOWNTOWN PLANS


Downtown Marlborough’s very first brew pub, Flying Dreams Brewing, has landed at 277 Main Street, just as the surrounding area prepares for some major changes. MEDC executive director, Meredith Harris, talks about what else is in store for the city and its downtown.

MetroWest Tourism & Visitor's Bureau

METROWEST TOURISM & VISITOR'S BUREAU


MEDC is proud to be a part of the diverse and thriving MetroWest region! This video by the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau showcases the wonderful variety of amenities this area has to offer, including restaurants, local businesses, cultural experiences, and more.

 
Want to know more about the health of Marlborough's economy and the key indicators that drive it? Look no further than MEDC's 2018 Annual Report! Plus, see which businesses are making our city their home and learn about current and upcoming projects that affect you and your community.

Read now!
Summer Jobs Program

MARLBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM

Since its inception, the Summer Jobs Program has placed more than 70 students into local internships. MassHire Metro South/West and the Mayor’s Office are looking to area employers to offer 10 additional internships this summer. If your company is interested in hiring a summer intern or mentoring a student, please contact:
Amanda Chenier
achenier@mps-edu.org.


Job Opening
 
COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

Local weekly newspaper and website Community Advocate is looking for part-time freelance reporters interested in covering issues in Marlborough.


Learn more!
Free Tax Prep


FREE TAX PREPARATION

Now through April 13

Saturdays @ 8:30am - 11am
Thursdays @ 3pm - 6pm
St. Mary's Credit Union
133 West Main Street


If your annual income is less than $54K, schedule a free tax preparation appointment, as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Appointments are required.

Learn more!

Abstract Exhibit

ABSTRACT ART EXHIBIT

Opening Reception:
March 7th
Post Road Art Center
1 Boston Post Road East


Check out Post Road Art Center's Abstract Exhibit, featuring a variety of local artwork for sale.

Free Tax Prep


GLASS ART & BEAD EXTRAVAGANZA

April 13 @ 10am - 4pm
Holiday Inn
265 Lakeside Avenue


Glass artisans from the New England area will exhibit and sell their creations, including hand blown glass sculpture and vessels, handmade glass beads, marbles and jewelry, and fused glass bowls and dishes.

Learn more!

Project Clean Sweep

MARLBOROUGH PROJECT CLEAN SWEEP

April 27th @ 9am
DPW Municipal Garage
135 Neil Street 


Celebrate Earth Day with our local community! Join Mayor Arthur Vigeant and the Marlborough City Council for Project Clean Sweep to help beautify our city.

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