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Reading, Massachusetts is located in Middlesex County. Zip codes in Reading, MA include 01867. The median home price in Reading is $479,000 which is roughly $265/per square foot. More Reading information.

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Chamber of Commerce Presents Howie Carr

Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present Howie Carr at Jordan's Furniture IMAX Theater. Carr will speak about Boston Crime and his latest book, Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger.


Thu Sep 11, 2014

Reading Public Schools Seeking Solution for Insufficient Classroom Space

The Early Childhood Education Space Needs Working Group is scouting for more preschool and kindergarten classroom space in Reading, but first it needs more members. The committee is seeking eight community members and parents to join.


Longtime Reading Business Settles in at New Location

After being without a space of its own for a year, The Hitching Post found a new place down the block from its former location. The Hitching Post, which has been part of the Reading community since 1963, focuses on the work of local artists and sells one-of-a-kind items including home decor, pottery, jewelry and giftware.


Wed Sep 10, 2014


2nd human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Mass.

The second human case of West Nile Virus this year in Massachusetts has been confirmed. State health officials say a woman in her 40s from Middlesex County was diagnosed by has since been released from the hospital and is recovering.


Police Log: Thief Smashes Car Window, Steals Items Off Passenger's Seat

At 11:54 a.m., police received a report of threats made toward a person at Woburn District Court. A North Reading man said he was leaving court after a civil matter.


Banker & Tradesman

STV To Manage Three Mass. Historic Renovation Projects

STV will oversee the design and construction of the $35 million renovation and expansion of the 1820 Courthouse in Plymouth, which will serve as the future home of the Plymouth Town Hall. The firm also was selected to provide services for the renovation and expansion of the 119-year-old Reading Public Library, on behalf of the town of Reading, and the rehabilitation of the 130-year-old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Sentinel & Enterprise

Moulton ousts longtime Rep. Tierney

In one of the biggest upsets of the primaries, newcomer Seth Moulton toppled nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney in the Democratic primary for the 6th Congressional District Tuesday. In front of a packed room of supporters chanting "Seth" and "All the way" at Salem's VFW Post, Iraq war veteran Seth Moulton thanked his supporters, who he said were some of the only people in the world who thought he could win.


Sat Sep 06, 2014

George A. Leslie

George A. Leslie, 89, of Parkwood Beach Wareham, formerly of Arlington and Reading, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, at home.


Thu Sep 04, 2014

Newspaper Deliveryman Pleads Guilty to ID Theft Scheme

A Reading man who delivered newspapers in Woburn has pled guilty after he used delivery subscribers' personal information to write counterfeit checks, compromise personal bank accounts and file fraudulent tax returns. Ikponmwosa Ogiugo, 23, pled guilty in Middlesex Superior Court to charges including larceny over $250, larceny on a person over 60 years of age, forging and uttering counterfeit checks, filing fraudulent tax returns, money laundering, identity fraud and being a common and notorious thief, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.


Tue Sep 02, 2014

Town Receives $3K Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Grant

The Reading Police Department has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety to provide increased enforcement of pedestrian and bicyclist safety for the month of September.


LED Street Lights Planned for Four Locations in North Reading

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources recently awarded the Reading Municipal Light Department a $250,000 grant for energy efficiency programs to increase cost saving and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Leah's Literacy project

When students at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center's Religious School become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah they have to complete a number of requirements involving study and worship.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Pittsfield: Berkshire Writers Room sets September schedule

Fiction/Nonfiction meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the George B. Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St. Reading as Writers meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept.


North Reading Cultural Council Awarded Grant

The North Reading Cultural Council has been awarded a Local Cultural Council Program grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for $4,300.


Police Log: Motor Vehicle Theft, Breaking and Entering

At 3:46 a.m., police reported a motor vehicle repossession without incident of a 2007 Brown Chevy Equinox on Washington Street.


Wed Aug 27, 2014

Reading Organization to Screen Documentary About Drug Addiction

The Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse is aiming to raise awareness of drug addiction in October with a screening of the documentary "The Hungry Heart."


Police Log: Residents Report Flattened Tires

At 2:38 p.m., a Salem Street resident reported that a wallet was stolen from the front seat of his vehicle.


Tue Aug 26, 2014

Lowell Sun

Warrant out for man in Tewksbury shoplifting case

His next mistake, police allege, was walking into the Home Depot on Sunday with a stolen credit card and a Dewalt drill worth $299, stolen from the Reading store, and walking out with a garbage disposal and paint rollers worth more than $250.


MBTA to Blow Train Whistles at Willow Street Crossing

After paving Willow Street on July 14, the Department of Public Works found that more than half of the delineators in the center of the road at the railroad crossing need to be replaced.


Latest Homes Sold in Reading

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