The Advocate HOROSCOPE
Aries (March 21st-April 20th): The planets are encouraging you to analyze your daily routine and nix anything that no longer serves you- including people! Find where the negativity in your life is coming from, and shut it down now.
Taurus (April 21st-May 20th): Midweek Mars entered your sign- which is good for moving forward! Passion will be high and your energy seeming to finally return. Utilize this energy for all the things you’ve ALREADY been saying you’d do, not the new ideas!
Gemini (May 21st-June20th): After a very lively couple of weeks, this one and next your energy levels may finally catch up to you. Give yourself as much time to rest, recoup and hide away as needed. Next week be wary of hurting a close friends feelings…
Cancer Â (June 21st-July 22nd): Your social life should be very active at the beinging of the month. However, there is a good chance someone might really start to rub you the wrong way. There is probably no need for you to keep giving them the benefit of the doubt- walk awayÂ !
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd): March brings great change for you Leo, in multiple aspects of your life. As long as you are open to the flow and cycle of it all, everything should run smooth. Let your heart, not your head, be your guide right now.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22rd): A full moon in your sign on the 12th should bring in quite a few new ideas and motivations. This is an ideal time to start a new journal, diary or long term to do list. Putting a pen to paper will make all of your new goals more real.
Libra (September 23th-October 22rd): With Mars in Taurus now over the next couple of weeks your main focus should be your health- specifically your diet, and also your romantic life. Enjoy the company of those you love and seek out time with them. As far as your eating goes, it may be time to cut out some junk.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 22nd): After getting paid this week the money may start to burn a hole in your pocket faster than usual. Be easy dear Scorpio, you are going to need these finances at the end of the month! Get a second opinion when it comes to getting advice this weekend.
Sagittarius (November 23rd-December 21st): It’s not like you to take a back seat on family drama but next week- that is your best bet! Stay neutral when everything hits the fan, and act as a peacekeeper. Getting involved will bring up issues that have already been dealt with.
Capricorn (December22nd- January 19th): Watch yourself when you’re feeling sassy this weekend and in public. Making bold statements will end up biting you in the butt- everyone is listening right now even those you forgot where there!
Aquarius (January 20th- February 19th): Yoga yoga yoga- can’t suggest it enough Aquarius! You have some built up emotions in your body, and stretching is one of the best ways to release these toxic feelings. Breathe in, breathe out! You’ll feel 100% after.
Pisces (February 20th- March 20th): Happy birthday Pisces, don’t think I officially said it last week! You are the rarest sign in the zodiac- but in my opinion one of the most critical! Don’t let emotions bog you down next week when everyone around you seems miserable.
Developer revises plan for proposed Lahey Clinic
Height will be reduced from three to two stories
Last Monday night during a preliminary discussion hosted by the Planning Board at town hall, Ted Tye of National Development, the company in charge of bringing a potential Lahey Clinic to Market Street, made a lot of residents happy by lowering the proposed height of the building from three stories to two stories. Height had been among the greatest concerns with the project, as neighbors complained that they didn’t want to see the building from their homes.
Tye resubmitted plans for a smaller 2 story building that would be 40,000 square feet instead of the previous 54,000 square feet. In total the building will be less than 30 feet in height and will have 200 feet of residential setback.
“You can see that it has its effect,” John Faria, chair of the planning board, said of the effect of the public’s participation on the project.
Although the change appeased some, many were still upset over the fact that instead of locating the proposed hospital in the back of the complex, as was the case in the original agreement for the property, it is now slated to be built in the front, close to abutters’ homes. Many at the meeting, including community member Wally McKenzie, urged the developer to reconsider.
“If you had this on the northerly side you would have everyone’s support,” McKenzie said. “We’re just asking you to honor that agreement.”
Tye had said in previous meetings that the property was moved to the back of Market Street to allow better accommodations for parking, and for a better fit. He believes that as the current building stands, it would not fit anywhere in the front of the complex.
Others reiterated the same concerns, particularly about medical waste coming to and from the building, and the worry that the ‘urgent care’ feature of the project would turn into a makeshift emergency room, replete with loud ambulances. Tye had reassured residents that this would not be the case. According to Tye and Faria, a medical office is a permitted use in conformance with the zoning bylaw.
Resident Karen Ruecker complained about the already heavy traffic around Walnut Street and Market Street area and was concerned that a medical office would only add to the congestion. She also said that she felt that the mall was “unwalkable” and wondered if the addition of the medical office would come with some kind of public transportation to ease access. She also suggested that Market Street add a parking garage to help with parking, which some complain is limited at the site.
The concerns residents raised will be discussed at the next meeting of the planning board.
By Melanie Higgins