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A front view of the Mustang with many people standing in the background.

Business Brief: Acton Ford donates new vehicle to Minuteman Tech High School automotive technology program

June 7, 2024
In May 2024, Acton Ford donated a new Ford Mustang to Minuteman Tech High School to support their automotive education program. The company wrote on their facebook page, “We’re thrilled to be part of this initiative, helping the next generation of automotive technicians and enthusiasts get hands-on experience with a legendary vehicle. Seeing the excitement and passion in these young minds was truly inspiring. Here’s to empowering future innovators and driving forward the spirit of learning and excellence!” They thanked TSS Graphics and Ford Motor Company for their support.…
A woman with black hair, big pink glasses, and wearing a purple dress holds an award (the Black Excellence on the Hill Award).

Julie Pierce promotes a vibrant Acton

April 30, 2024
Julie Pierce, Acton’s Economic and Community Development Director, was completely surprised and honored when she recently won a “Black Excellence on the Hill” award from the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus. Unbeknownst to her, State Representative Simon Cataldo, who represents parts of Acton, had nominated her for…
Photo of Frolic and Detour Restaurant Venue from across the pond

Business Briefs

April 19, 2024
Frolic and Detour Closes Eva Zelnick, owner of the Nagog Park restaurant, Frolic and Detour, confirms that it has closed permanently. Zelnick is a lawyer and has returned to that field. McGovern Automotive Group recently bought the property as well as the rest of Nagog Mall. Chrysler cars…
Meeting at Acton Paper Store, from left, Operations Manager Rachel Jacobs, Cataldo Aide Kyle Stapleton, Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao, Vice President of Stores Sara Carbonier, CEO Tom Anderson, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, and Acton DIrector of Economic Development Julie Pierce

Paper Store Asks for State’s Help After Thefts

April 12, 2024
After a rash of brazen thefts at Paper Stores around Massachusetts and New England, the CEO of the one hundred-store Paper Store chain, Tom Anderson, invited the Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Development, Yvonne Hao, to visit the Paper Store at Acton Plaza on Massachusetts Ave. He also asked…
Photo of the new facade of the former K-Mart building

Stop and Shop to open store at K-Mart Site

March 14, 2024
K-Mart closed in May of 2019 and the building has been vacant ever since.  Last August a six foot high chain link fence was installed that surrounds the property and the gutting of the interior began soon after. Construction is now well underway on the inside and on…
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