BREAKING NEWS! Small business owners, respond today to apply for federal aid; town will assist with application...

May 26, 2020 by

Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12 p.m. Indicate your interest to the Town Planner in this potential funding opportunity NORTH READING — The town of North Reading is working with surrounding towns and our regional planning agency to apply for financial relief for small businesses, through HUD. This program would provide up to $10,000 in financial assistance to microenterprises or businesses with five or fewer employees, one of whom owns the business. If your business falls into this category and your own household is low or moderate income, please contact Town Planner Danielle McKnight (dmcknight@northreadingma.gov), indicating your interest in the program. If we are successful, funds could be used for cover business costs, such as rent, staffing, and utilities. (It won’t cover major equipment purchases, real estate purchase or construction.) “You do not...

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BREAKING NEWS: State releases reopening standards for parks, open space and outdoor education...

May 22, 2020 by

POSTED Friday, May 22, 2020 at 6 a.m. NORTH READING — As of Thursday, May 21, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the town of 183 total cases of COVID-19 affecting North Reading to date, including 119 residents and 64 patients at or associated with the Royal Meadow View nursing and rehabilitation center.  Of this combined total, 99 patients have recovered and the North Reading Health Department continues to monitor 70 patients.  A total of 13 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 12 at or associated with Royal Meadow View nursing and rehabilitation center, have died,  and one person suspected of having COVID-19 has died. Following Gov. Baker’s announcement on Monday, May 18 of a four-part phased re-opening of businesses, parks and places people gather, the town has adjusted its...

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Town’s COVID-19 cases now 35 with one death; new BOH order restricts numbers of patrons allowed in stores...

Apr 7, 2020 by

POSTED: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:50 p.m. NORTH READING — As of today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has notified the town of 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Reading.  Of that total, 13 cases have recovered and the Health Department continues to monitor 21 cases.  One person has died. On Monday, April 6, the Board of Health approved an order regarding essential business in North Reading, effective Wednesday, April 8, as follows: LIMITING CUSTOMERS IN STORES AS FOLLOWS: • Walmart and Stop & Shop – 50 customers or less • Ocean State Job Lot – 25 customers or less • Dollar Tree, CVS, Walgreen’s, hardware stores, liquor stores, convenience stores and other essential businesses – 10 customers or less. Establishments subject to this order must provide one individual at the...

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Advisory regarding the use of parks in North Reading...

Apr 2, 2020 by

Posted: April 1, 2020 at 7 p.m. This is a friendly reminder that the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency has resulted in changes to North Reading parks and recreation facilities. These changes are in addition to annual early-spring field closures. The following facilities are open with social distancing restrictions in effect, requiring individuals to be six feet or more away from each other and in groups of no more than 10 people: • Ipswich River Park walking paths • Arthur J. Kenney track • Eisenhaure Pond Park walking paths It is the town’s desire to keep these facilities open; however, that is only possible if social distancing is being respected. Families are asked to understand that their or their child’s visit to the park is welcome and encouraged, but either planned or coincidental group...

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Town’s latest COVID-19 news: 18 confirmed cases; 3 recovered, 15 being monitored...

Mar 31, 2020 by

Posted:  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:15 PM HERE’S THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE. The town presently has 18 confirmed cases; 3 of whom have recovered and 15 of whom are being monitored. The town will issue updates on Tuesdays and Fridays going forward.   ==================================================== Town of North Reading Coronavirus (COVID – 19) information Updated March 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM To date, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has notified the Town of North Reading of 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Reading. Three cases have recovered, and the North Reading Health Department continues to monitor the remaining 15 cases. The Town has assigned additional Town and other resources to assist the Health Department in investigating the new and potential future cases, and will be notifying close contacts as defined by the...

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