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Eight Local Communities Sign Compacts with State

By Rick Sobey

LOWELL SUN – As high-tech companies migrate to the Middlesex County Route 3 corridor, some experience transportation challenges for their employees. iRobot, as Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito pointed out on Thursday, is one of those area companies that needs to attract young people to its headquarters outside of Boston (in Bedford, specifically).”They can get on a train, and get up here in a very short period of time, but once they get here, they need to figure out how to get to iRobot,” Polito told municipal officials at City Hall before signing community compact agreements. Read more…

Lt. Governor Polito Signs Community Compact Agreements with Eight Middlesex County Municipalities

LOWELL – Today, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito signed a Community Compact agreement with officials from the municipalities of Lowell, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Lexington, Tewksbury, and Tyngsboro. “We are excited to announce new partnerships between the Commonwealth and these municipalities,” said Lieutenant Governor Polito.“We look forward to working with city and town officials to find answers to the transportation challenges as they relate to job opportunities and economic development along the Rt. 3 corridor. It is this type of regional approach that we support and encourage at the municipal level. In addition, we will be providing assistance in key areas such as cyber-security and energy-efficiency.” Read more…

Burlington’s Growing Restaurant Scene Orders up Shuttles to Draw Employees

By Grant Welker

BURLINGTON – LOWELL SUN – New restaurants are popping up in town in what seem to be ever-trendier spaces, places like Del Frisco’s Grille, The Bancroft, Redstone and Paul. But even as Burlington’s restaurant scene expands, these new spots are running into a difficult problem: Many of their employees — or prospective ones — have a hard time getting to and from work without a car, and with limited public-transportation options. Read more…

Middlesex 3 Group May Soon Get Name on Area Highway

By Rick Sobey

LOWELL SUN – Cruising down Route 3 on the way to Boston, or heading back the other way toward Lowell, drivers may soon see signs that read “Middlesex 3 Highway.” The Middlesex 3 Coalition of communities and businesses along the Route 3 corridor is now a step closer to its goal of designating the highway from Route 128 in Burlington to the New Hampshire border the “Middlesex 3 Highway.” more…

Its Time to Take Action to Address Traffic Congestion

By Robert Buckley, Esq.

A sign of the rise of economic well-being in the Commonwealth comes at us daily with the upswing in congestion on many of the major arteries in eastern Massachusetts. However, unless the state aggressively works with the business community as well as municipalities to lessen congestion, frustration is likely to grow with long-term implications adversely impacting economic prospects for the Commonwealth. Read more…

Retail Workshop is a Success

By Emily Moss

“Retailers are the heart and soul of the community,” said Laura Stefanescu of Northern Bank whose opening remarks set the tone for an informative and motivational evening at the recent Best Retail Practices Workshop. Read more…

Suburbs, Business Eager to Attract Millenials

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

BOSTON GLOBE – In the Quincy office of PharmaLogics Recruiting, employees stroll in anytime before 10 a.m., take Fridays off during the summer when they have hit their 40 hours, and are encouraged to crack open a cold one from the fully stocked beer refrigerator at the end of the day.

And when it is time for a break from work, a game of Ping-Pong, a meditation session, or a quick trip down to the free 24-hour gym might be in order. read more…

Selectmen Briefed on Middlesex 3 Coalition Initiatives

By Mark Biagiotti

BURLINGTON – DAILY TIMES CHRONICLE – Executive Director of the Middlesex 3 Coalition Stephanie Cronin recently discussed the overall scope and initiatives of the organization to the Board of Selectmen. The Middlesex 3 Coalition is a regional partnership focused on economic development in the communities located along the Rt. 3 corridor, which include Burlington, Billerica, Bedford, Chelmsford, Lowell, Lexington, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford. read more…