Milton fire calls third alarm on Adams Street house fire

by Frank Schroth

A 3 alarm fire burned a home today. Please click read more for video footage submitted by a local resident.

from Enterprise News

Firefighters are battling a three-alarm house fire at 589 Adams Street in Milton.

The roof is in flames and black smoke is billowing out the top floor window. (Read the full story here.)

Off to the races – for Selectman, Clerk, Assessor, Library Trustee & Planning Board!

Nomination papers were due at the Town Clerk’s office at 5:00 yesterday afternoon and several key offices are going to be contested. The big surprise is for a seat on the Planning Board. Pete Jackson, the incumbent up for re-election, did not turn in his nomination papers; but two candidates did: Michael Kelly of Whittier Road and Cheryl Tougias of Canton Ave. Both live in Precinct 9 which includes the Governor Stoughton property.

McEttrick Will Run for Milton Town Clerk

The following was submitted by the candidate

Marion V. McEttrick, former Milton selectman, wants to serve Milton’s residents as town clerk. She seeks to replace James G. Mullen, Jr. who has retired. In the announcement of her candidacy for town clerk she made the following statement:

I am running for town clerk to bring energy and commitment to that key office. Most importantly I will be a town clerk who is politically independent and has a proven record of service to Milton residents. I believe that my twelve years as selectman and other town service qualify me for the job.

Milton Garden Club Members choose tree survey project at Forbes House Museum

By Ashley McColgan, FHM Communications Intern, Curry College, Milton

Provisional members of the Milton Garden Club are completing a survey to identify the trees on the Forbes House Museum property. Through the guidance of MGC past president Sandy Downes, Ruth Culleton, Joan Faulkner, and Mary McLaughlin hope to identify the common name for each tree and its Latin name, species, and family.

The Plate = Great Addition

Some lucky Miltonians got a sneak snack last evening at The Plate, a small, intimate, place that will be serving up “handcrafted comfort food.” That’s how Suzanne Lombardi, the chef/proprietor, describes it and from what we were forunate enough to sample, just about a perfect description.

JOE SLOANE, Milton: Crime story an insult to proud Milton neighborhood

from The Patriot Ledger

Regarding the March 1 story “Man shot in Milton area with history of violence”: Although it described “incidents” dating back to 2009, describing our neighborhood as having a “history of violence” was an insult to every Milton resident, especially those of us who live in the Tucker School neighborhood. (Read Mr. Sloane’s complete letter here.)

VOTE TODAY – precinct lookup available

by Frank Schroth

Today we all “have the power and bear the responsibility” to vote in the Presidential Primary. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Green Party member; get out there! Granted there is likely to be some confusion at the polls today due to recent changes in precincts and locations.

Gov Patrick shaking hands at Precinct 2


Milton tops Falmouth 3-1

Milton Wildcats topped Falmouth in tournament play 3-1. Sports photographer Roy Chambers was there to catch the action. You can find more of Roy’s photos here.