Week in Review: Fare Hike, Fortune Donated and New Town Manager
Take a look at some of the top stories in Winchester from the past week.
According to the state's transportation website, there are two MBTA scenarios for the near future and both would feature fare increases and cuts to services. Those cuts could include elimination of commuter rail services after 10 p.m. during the week and completely on the weekend.
Winchester riders who pay $4.25 for a single ride could pay as much as $6.50 per trip under the first proposal and $6 under the second. Both would mean cuts or eliminations to commuter rail services.
One Winchester couple has decided to donate most of its fortune to charity. Bill and Joyce Cummings were the first Massachusetts couple to sign the Giving Pledge, according to the Boston Globe.
Former Malden Mayor, Richard Howard, took over as Winchester Town Manager this week.
Sixteen members of Winchester Hospital’s medical staff were honored as top-rated doctors in their respective specialties, according to Boston Magazine.
A parent of two Winchester Public Schools students has pulled out papers to run for the School Committee, becoming the second candidate to show interest in running for the committee's two open seats in this year's elections, the Town Clerk's Office confirmed Wednesday.
Cynthia Bohne, who has lived in Winchester for a number of years, said that she wants to help give back to the community.
Dunkin Donuts announced that it will be doubling its locations in the United States over the next 20 years, according to a CNN report.
In addition to more coffee, Dunkin' Donuts will be adding more jobs. The CNN reports says that each new store adds an average of 20-25 full and part-time new employees.
Starbucks said that that prices will increase 1 percent. The AP quotes a company spokesman as saying higher costs are the reason. That same story says the last across-the-board price increase was in 2007.