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Selectmen's Notebook: Tewksbury Could Cash In, Thanks To Baker

Jan 21, 2015 08:48AM, Published by Bill Gilman, Categories: Town Hall



The town of Tewksbury has overwhelmingly supported Charlie Baker in the last two State Elections. Now, that support may pay off in a big way.
Following his inauguration, one of Baker's first acts as governor was to free up $100 million in Ch. 90 money that former Gov. Deval Patrick had frozen due to a state revenue shortfall. According to  Town Manager Richard Montuori, Tewksbury could be in line to receive a substantial chunk of those funds.
At last week's Board of Selectmen's meeting, Montuori said Tewksbury could receive more than $400,000 in Ch. 90 funds.
"We're not exactly sure (of the the figure) but we know we'll have some additional funding to do some paving and repair work," said Montuori. "Certainly it's great news for us. One source said it could be more than $400,000."
In other business:
  • Selectmen approved a common victualler's license for the Green Tea Cafe, 1899 Main St.
  • Selectmen approved a common victualler's license for JT's Cakes, 2144 Main St.
  • Selectmen approved a common victualler's license for Town Place Suites by Marriott, 20 International Place.
  • Chairman Todd Johnson announced that selectmen would act on a slate of appointments to several town committees at the Jan. 27 Selectmen's Meeting.

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