Poster behind Gardner Mayor Mike Nicolson courtesy of students at Holy Family Academy who all signed it. Nicholson attended the school as a child when it was called Holy Rosary.

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Caroling with the Mayor happens in two formats this year. 1. Virtual Caroling via video 2. Caroling in person starting on the front steps of Gardner City Hall Saturday, December 18, 2021 at noon.

Thanks from the Mayor to retiring Airport Commission Chairman Ken Bonk who has a long history of helping out , having started at 16 years old with airport grounds maintenance.

Highlights of the Season, Public Safety, and Focus Towards the Future captured in Weekly Update

The Season

Gardner MA Mayor Nicholson praised generosity of contributors to various Toy and Coat Drives and announced various private initiatives to help families in need during the holidays. — Masonic Lodge has more Christmas Trees and is selling them at corner of Central and Chestnut.

Public Safety

Gardner will proactively have a police detail at the School Department’s next vaccine clinic in January due to concerns about vaccine protestors at the last clinic. — $10,000 to $15,000 damage caused by an accidental small materials fire at the new Elementary School has already been repaired. Fire Department’s prompt response was praised. — The ability for citizens to sign up for Code Red was discussed.

Focus Towards the Future

The new updated sign at the Gardner Industrial Park now accurately reflects the businesses there. — Gardner is seeking to determine whether state grant funds for “safe routes to school” can now be used in a different area of the City as funds earmarked re Elm Street School were put on hold because those students will soon be going to the new location. — City’s upcoming inauguration ceremony for November election winners taking place Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 6pm in Perry Auditorium at City Hall. (Actual swearing in will occur January 3rd at 10am)

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