Monday, April 8, 2013
No surprise here: The ‘Creative Class’ dominates in Acton, according to The Atlantic Cities.
Acton is a town celebrated for its past and present as a home of historic landmarks, so it’s no surpirse that Census tracts indicate the “creative class” has a stronghold here. The “creative class” has the highest share in Acton, followed by the “service class” and finally a small “working class” share, according to a report by The Atlantic Cities, which uses a map to show how class lines divide within and among Census tracts. Creativity reigns not only in Acton, but in many of the other affluent suburbs to the north and west of Boston, according to the Atlantic Cities report, which uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. From the report: Further west, the historic colonial towns of Lexington and Concord, as …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Acton Woman's Club, located on 504 Main Street, recently had a handicap accessible walkway built on the side of their home.
Acton Patch talks with Acton Woman's Club member Carol Bull about the recent restoration that took place at the home.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Concord is working with Acton on the project.
Concord Selectmen addressed the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and the status of bringing it through West Concord during an abbreviated meeting Monday night. Concord Town Manager Chris Whelan related that Town of Acton Planning Director Roland Bartl recently negotiated a Right of Entry Agreement with MassDOT’s Rail Division. The agreement allows Acton to continue the next step in the plan to connect the existing trail. Whelan asked Concord officials to sign off on their portion of the deal. Concord Selectmen signatures were required to negotiate with the state over where to place the trail and which pieces of existing land would have to be modified. “I asked the state for permission for right of entry and the state said that it would first need…
Sunday, November 6, 2011
St. Matthew’s Methodist Church will host the memorial service for Michael Rivero today at 1 p.m.
St. Matthew’s Methodist Church, 435 Central Street, Acton, will host a memorial service for Michael Rivero, the young Acton man who was hit and killed by a train in town last week. The service will begin at 1 p.m.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Can you guess what and where the sounds you are about to hear are from?
In this week's Viewfinder, we want you to have a little fun. Can you guess what and where these sounds in Acton are coming from?
Friday, September 9, 2011
Acton's Philip Rosenzweig was on American Airlines Flight 11 on 9/11/01 when the plane was hijacked by terrorists.
Philip Rosenzweig was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11 when terrorists hijacked it on September 11, 2001 and directed the plane into the north tower of New York's World Trade Center. He was on his way to California for a meeting as director of the Boston Center for Networking. Rosenzweig worked with technology companies such as Apple and Sony. He was also a father to Jeremy (who was then 12) and Max (who was then 5), and the husband of Acton resident Lauren Rosenzweig-Morton. The two had met on a Boston Harbor cruise and immediately clicked — partly since they grew up near to each other in New York. “He was very much into his work but he also very much loved being with his family,” said Lauren Rosenzweig-Morton. Philip was 47. …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Here are some fun facts about the unofficial last weekend of summer.
1. IT'S A CANADIAN TRADITION, EH? Yes, it's true. Stemming from labor disputes in the 1870s in Toronto, a parade was held in 1872 in support of a strike against workweeks that were — gulp! — 58 hours. Two dozen union leaders who were responsible for organizing the event were arrested under anti-union laws. (Source: Huffington Post) 2. THERE'S A FIRST FOR EVERYTHING The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on Sept. 5, 1883. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations…
Friday, September 2, 2011
A new sample of the West Nile Virus was discovered in Acton by the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project.
After nine Acton streets were sprayed on Aug. 4, to control the West Nile Virus, the same nine streets were sprayed once again yesterday, Sept. 1. A second sampling of mosquitoes in the area, collected by the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP), was recently discovered in the Southeast of the center of town. The streets that were sprayed: The West Nile Virus is transported by mosquitoes and may cause flu like symptoms that can lead to meningitis. Humans catch the virus by a bite from an infected mosquito. “This confirmation reminds us that the virus is present in the environment, and we must do everything possible to avoid mosquito bites,” said CMMCP Executive Director, Timothy Deschamps. ““You can help reduce mosquito …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Many still without electricity offered pizza/Internet/showers.
NSTAR Update: 1). As of 10 p.m. last night, NSTAR is reporting that there are 738 Acton customers who remain without power. Estimated restoration time is 10 p.m. Friday. Free Meals for Those Without Power: 2). There will be free pizza and Internet access offered at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Cafeteria from 5 to 7 p.m. Showers are also offered at the schools locker room from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Meetings: 2). The Acton/Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee will meet from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the library of the R.J. Grey Junior High School. 3). The Economic Development Committee Meeting will take place 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Room of the Acton Town Hall. 4). The Senior Center Building Committee Meeting will take …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Consumers toss everything from food to gift certificates if their expiration dates have come
and gone. Read on for reasons to reconsider this practice.
Here are some examples of errors that are made in regard to expiration dates: Scenario # 1: You open the refrigerator in anticipation of finding a delicious cup of yogurt, cold glass of milk or juicy burger to toss on the grill. Having checked the date on the packaging, though, you feel obliged to throw it out. Myth: You can’t eat any food if its stamped date has passed. Fact: There are time frames built into the dating process for foods. Most are still safe to eat shortly past their expiration dates. Here are the important distinctions in regard to food safety, courtesy of ConsumerAffairs.com: The major codes are: Best if Used By or Best Before: Quality and flavor are peak at or before this date. Afterward, the product is still edible. …