January 19 2021

News Stories 2020

October 2020

Dollar Tree Negotiates Signage for New Cambridge Street Location

Burlington Science Center's Cucumber Challenge 2020

BNEWS Feature: Demolished Bedford Street Home Starts New Restoration Process

Town Meeting Approves Article Banning New Self-Storage Businesses

Town Meeting Approves Prohibition on Short-Term Rentals

Obituary: Beloved Family Woman and Devout Catholic Claire Marie Putnicki, 81

USDA Grant to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch to all Burlington Students

Burlington History Uncovered: Antique Replica Cloverleaf Table

People Helping People Holding Holiday Food Drive for Thanksgiving Meals

Town Meeting Approves DEI Director for Burlington Schools


September 2020

FTC Reports ‘You Have a Package Waiting’ Phishing Scam

Town Meeting Approves $2.1 Million in FY21 Budget Cuts in Response to COVID-19 Related Shortfalls

BNEWS Feature: Park Playhouse's Children's Theater Workshop Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19

Selectmen Say They Support School Director of Diversity Position but are Wary of Current Town Finances

Selectmen Extend Outdoor Dining to Benefit Burlington Restaurants

Improvement Project at Mary Cummings Park Completed

Vote to Name the Big Brown Dog Sculpture

BNEWS Feature: A Look at the Hybrid Model for Town Meeting

Burlington Schools Report Two New Positive COVID-19 Tests in District

Low Water Levels at Mill Pond Reservoir

FTC Warns Scammers are Taking Advantage of Generosity with Fake Charities

Burlington Public Schools Report Positive Cases of COVID-19

BNEWS Sports Feature: BHS Senior Selected to be a Part of the MIAA Student Advisory Committee

Photo of the Week: Sunlight Through the Branches of a Tree at Horn Pond

Senior News COVID Update - 09-24-2020

Letter to the Editor: Burlington Is Welcoming to All

Burlington DPW Releases Additional Details of Upcoming Watering Ban

Arthur Murray Students Shine in 'Drive-In' Showcase

BNEWS Feature: BPS Remote Academy Director

A Look at How Burlington Elementary Schools are Handling the Pandemic

Eye On Nature: Autumn Bird Watching

BHS Senior Selected for MIAA Student Advisory Committee

Town of Burlington Exploring Parklets

BNEWS Feature: Burlington Public Library Began Social Justice Speaker Series

Who Works for Burlington: Youth and Family Services Director Christine Shruhan

Photo of the Week: A Whale of a Tale or the Tail of a Whale?

Pandemic Related Closings Caused $2.1 Million Deficit in Burlington’s FY21 Operating Budget

Burlington Parks and Recreation COVID 19 Update: Keeping the Field Clean and Fall Brochure Progress - 09-16-2020

Vote by Mail Applications for Upcoming Presidential Election now Available

BNEWS Feature: People Helping People's Volunteer Appreciation Parade

Fire Department Welcomes New Member as Long-Time Member Mike Runyan Retires

BNEWS Feature: American Dog Sculpture

Automated Outdoor Watering Ban Starts at End of Month

Obituary: Beloved Family Man and Korean War Veteran Richard Joseph Hanafin, 88

Letter to the Editor: Burlington Teachers Union in Favor of Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

BNEWS Feature: The Efforts of Burlington Conservation's Stream Cleaning Team

BPS Superintendent Update: September 2020

Restaurant Damaged After Being Struck by Vehicle

BNEWS Report: Burlington Students Return to School

Photo of the Week: A Bird on a Hand is Worth a Great Photo

Burlington Public Schools COVID-19 Update: 09-10-2020

Fire Department Receives Grant of Nearly $10K for PPE

BNEWS Feature: A Visit to the Gardens

Letter to the Editor: In Support of BPS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director

School Department Addressing Capacity Issue by Excluding Some Students from Busing Based on Distance from School

BPS Releases Presentation for Middle and High School Tech Plans

Burlington Secured $120,000 to Support Businesses with Five Employees or Fewer

Burlington Schools Say Themes of New Year will be Flexibility and Forgiveness

Obituary: Beloved Family Man and Generous Local Business Owner William Gochis, 89

School Buildings' HVAC Systems Tested in Preparation of Students' Return

BNEWS Feature: People Helping People's Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony 2020

BNEWS Feature: The Vitality of the BACC

Burlington History Uncovered: Collection of Dunlap Tools

FTC Warns of COVID-19 Related Scams on Social Media

BNEWS Feature: Burlington Science Center Holds 2020 Cucumber Growing Challenge

Photo of the Week: The Pistil of a Hibiscus Flower

Burlington Goes with Markey, Moulton and O’Connor in State Primary

Obituary: Beloved Family Woman Who Gave Much to Community Antonia ‘Lena’ Mazzola, 97


August 2020

Lord & Taylor Closing All Locations After Nearly 200 Years of Business

Class of 2020 Burlington Graduate Receives Future Teacher Award

MIAA Releases Statement on Fall Sport Modifications

Board of Health Evaluates School Reopening Plans

In Person Voting in the State Primary on Tuesday

Board of Health Holding Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

Burlington Educators' Association President on Reopening Plan

BNEWS Feature: @ms.burlington_ma

Photo of the Week: Bolt of Lightning Captured from Mary Cummings Park

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Helping Released Inmates Register to Vote

Burlington Police Charge Man with Assault After Striking Officer with Knife

BNEWS Sports Feature: BHS Athletic Director Gives Update on 2020-2021 Sports Season

Watch State Primary Debate Featuring 6th Congressional District Democratic Candidates

3D Printer Company Looking to Grow as it Exits R&D Phase

BNEWS Feature: Laughter is the Best Medicine During the Time of Corona

Bill to Improve Tech Equipment Includes $175,000 for Burlington Public Schools

BNEWS Feature: BHS Band Camp Goes Virtual

BNEWS Green Corner: Using Less Plastic

Town Government 101: The Role of Poll Workers in Elections

Town Administrator Update, August 2020

A Guide to Voting in a Pandemic

Photo of the Week: A Bee in a Rose of Sharon

MIAA Releases the Athletic Calendar for the 2020-2021 Seasons

Three People Injured in Mall Road Rollover Accident

Burlington Sculpture Park “Name the Big Brown Dog” Contest

BNEWS Green Corner: Using Less Plastic

BNEWS Sports Feature: The 17th Annual Rahanis Park Open

Obituary: Former Burlington Police Officer, Korean War Veteran, Gerald ‘Jerry’ Crocker

BNEWS Feature: Indian Independence Day Celebration on the Town Common

Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce Furloughs Staff Due to Impact of COVID-19 on Economy

Police Warn Residents to Lock Cars After Rash of Nearby Break-Ins

BPS Director of Equity and Inclusion Proposal

BPD Determines No Danger Following Report of Alleged Sexual Assault in Mill Pond Area

Burlington Decertifies TIF Agreement with Keurig

Update from Council on Aging with Director Marge McDonald

Photo of the Week: Those Dog Days of Summer

BPS Busing and Transportation Plan

Lometri Digital

Burlington Public School District Art Show 2020

Freelance Production Studio Founded by Two Former High School Graduates

School Committee Approves Reopening Plan

Burlington Sculpture Park Logo Design

The Burlington Players Annual Membership Meeting

BNEWS Feature: BCAT 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Highlights

Shawsheen Tech Reopening Plan

BNEWS Feature: New Synthetic Hockey Facility Opens in Burlington

Topping Off Ceremony Held for New DPW/Recreation Maintenance Building

BNEWS Feature: The Benefits of Radiation in Everyday Life

MassDOT Announces Several RMV’s Will Offer Drop-Off Registration

Who Works for Burlington: Reference Librarian Justin Acosta

Shawsheen Tech School Committee to Vote on Fall Reopening Plan on Friday

Parent Company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A Bank Filed for Bankruptcy Protection

MSMS Student Aadi Dash Provides Free Math Tutoring Sessions for Younger Students

Burlington Educators Association Joins in Signing Open Letter Call for Full Remote Start of School Year

BNEWS Sports Feature: The Future of Gameplay at BHS

FTC Warns of Scammers Posing as Popular Online Retailers

BNEWS Feature: Burlington Community Garden

BNEWS Sports Feature: Burlington Athletic Boosters Hold Virtual Fundraiser for BPS

Photo of the Week: Golden Retriever Riding in Style

State Rep. Ken Gordon Outlines End-of-Session Bills

Obituary: Beloved Family Man Who Worked on Apollo Space Missions Kevin Lyons Johnson, 85

Lord & Taylor Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

School Reopening Update: Current Thinking, Plan Submission Extension, Response to Massachusetts Teachers’ Union

July 2020

BNEWS Feature: A Look at Phase 3 Reopening and Burlington Restaurants

BNEWS Feature: A New Sculpture Park on Center Street

Photo of the Week: Moon Captured Through a Telescope

Modified Celebrate Burlington Event to be Held Saturday

Second Info Session on School Reopening Will Air Thursday

People Helping People Holding Food and Supplies Drive on Saturday

Superintendent Update for July, 2020 - School Reopening Plans

Police Warning About Strange Seed Packages After One Reported in Burlington

Middlesex Sheriff Offering Virtual Youth Public Safety Academy Starting Wednesday

BNEWS Sports Feature: BHS Football Copes with Current COVID-19 Situation

Outdoor Watering Limited to One Day Per Week Based on Street Address

BNEWS Green Corner: Water Conservation

BNEWS Feature: Reopening Task Force

BNEWS Feature: First Parish Bedford Offering COVID-19 Testing

Photo of the Week: Comet NEOWISE in the Night Sky

Public Schools Offering Free Mental Health Resource by Phone

BNEWS Entertainment Buzz: Arthur Murray Welcomes Community Back with Parking Lot Dance Party

First Draft of School Reopening Plans Presented at School Committee Meeting

BNEWS Feature: The Burlington Players Prepare for Upcoming Annual Meeting

Burlington Resident Makes $3,500 donation to Burlington Public Library in Honor of Late Husband

Selectmen Approve Proclamation Honoring India’s Independence Day

Burlington Police Department Welcomes Four New Members

MIAA Votes to Move 2020 Fall Season Start

Burlington Superintendent Eric Conti Wins Award from State Association

Obituary: Beloved Family Woman, Advocate for Special Needs Recreation, Lydia A. Brown, 67

BNEWS Feature: Summer Reading During COVID-19

Back to School Info Session With School Leaders this Thursday on BCAT

School Leaders Condemn Online Racist Behavior by Burlington Students

Town Clerk Amy Warfield: The 1-2-3 of Voting in the State Primary and Presidential Election

Eye On Nature: Protecting Your Garden

Middlesex Sheriff Warns of COVID-19 and Tax Related Scams

Photo of the Week: Burlington Resident Captures Great Shot of Boston Harbor

BNEWS Feature: Exercising During a Pandemic

Police Seeking Info on Woman Missing Since March Last Seen in Burlington

Burlington Schools Release Update on Planning for Fall and Parent/Guardian Survey

Sur La Table Closing Burlington Location Among Others During Bankruptcy

Burlington CoA and Lahey Start Annual Free Farmers Market for Seniors

Parks & Recreation Restarting Children’s Shows, Concerts on the Common and Family Movie Nights

State Department of Public Health Lifts Ban on Reusable Shopping Bags

BHS Student Creates Symbolic Artwork for Black Lives Matter

Burlington Fire Department Adopts Advanced Life Support

BNEWS Feature: Readying the Burlington Sculpture Park

Burlington History Uncovered: The Mystery of the Francis Wyman House Gun

Safety in Swimming During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Middlesex Sheriff Says Seven Asymptomatic Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

Photo of the Week: Sunset Over Plum Island

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Held to Meet Donation Shortage

Get Tested for COVID-19 at First Parish in Bedford

Unique Combination Restaurant and Liquor Sales Establishment Eyeing Burlington Mall Location

BNEWS Feature: Bonded Together as a Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Town Administrator Update, July 2020

New MA Bill Enhances Voter Access, Including Vote by Mail, for Fall Elections

Board of Health Hosting Presentation on Radiation in Everyday Life

Gov. Baker Eases Quarantine Advisory for Visitors from Area States

A Look at Burlington Police's New High-Tech Drone

'You've Been Wined' Group Shows Spirit of Community

Burlington Completes First Phase of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Photo of the Week: Young Blue Jay with ‘Baby Fluffy Feathers’

MassDOT Provides Travel Guidance for 4th of July Weekend


June 2020

BNEWS Feature: Beth Israel Lahey Health Concludes First Virtual 5K Cancer Walk and Run

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive to be Held to Address Lack of Donations

BHS Librarian Honored with Award from Massachusetts School Library Association

BNEWS Feature: AFC Urgent Care COVID Antibody Testing

Mosquito Spraying in Burlington Scheduled for This Week

BNEWS Feature: Rising Senior Accepts Full Athletic Scholarship

Burlington Science Center in Time of Coronavirus

Council on Aging Update: June 26, 2020

BNEWS Feature: DPW Director John Sanchez on Current Water Issues

Selectmen Approve Slabs for Burlington Sculpture Park Pieces

Photo of the Week: Nature in a Burlington Backyard

Sen. Friedman Joins Colleagues to Approve Patients First Act

School Committee Discusses Guiding Principles for School Reopening Plan

State Issues Fall School Guidelines that Require Distancing and Masks

Town Issues Guidelines for Outside Dining to Address Safety and Noise Concerns

Burlington Police Department Receives Fifth Re-Accreditation

Owners to Close L’Andana and Reopen as Steakhouse ‘Mooo’

Support Burlington Historical Society Scholarship Fund by Eating Flatbread Pizza

Outdoor Watering Limited to Two Nights a Week to Reduce Demand

BNEWS Feature: BHS Students Raise Money to Help Families Receive Food During COVID-19

BNEWS Feature: The State of Summer Camps

BNEWS Feature: Juneteenth Burlington Black Lives Matter Rally

Reopening Step Two of Phase II Includes Indoor Restaurant Dining and Other Services

Lahey Announces Safe Care Initiative and Resumes Elective Surgeries and Clinic Visits

DPW: Water Usage Too High To Sustain

BNEWS Entertainment Buzz Feature: How Musicians Are Navigating the Pandemic

Photo of the Week: Dizzying Sidewalk Chalk Design on Chester Avenue

Rally in Support of Police Held on Burlington Town Common

BNEWS Feature: Marshall Simonds Middle School Holds Virtual Promotion Ceremony for Eighth Graders

How Distancing Town Meeting Came to Be

BNEWS Feature: Burlington Go Green Program Installed Recycling Tennis Bins

Authorities Investigating Death of Veteran Found in Bedford Veterans Hospital Stairwell after Missing for Over a Month

Superintendent Update: June 2020

Burlington Public Library Curbside Pickup

DPW Worker Assists Resident Recover Phone in Busy Intersection

Town Meeting Approves Big-Ticket Capital Projects After Discussion

Burlington Fire Department Urges Residents to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

Burlington School Committee Says Farewell to 24-Year Member Stephen Nelson

Shawsheen Tech's Three Day Graduation Ceremony to Kick Off Tuesday

New State Bill Gives More Flexibility for Town Meetings and Local Elections

Town Meeting Approves $148M FY21 Budget

BNEWS Feature: Beth Israel Lahey Health Goes Virtual for 5K Cancer Walk and Run

Electric Vehicle Charging Station On Line Behind Town Hall

Burlington Mall Reopened on Wednesday with Limited Hours and Social Distancing Protocols

Burlington Interfaith Clergy Vigil Against Racism & Hate

Photo of the Week: Ducklings Rescued from Storm Drain

Highlights from BHS Class of 2020's Graduation Ceremony

Black Lives Matter Rally Held on Burlington Common

BNEWS Feature: BHS Class of 2020 Exit in Style

List of Burlington Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining During Phase 2 of Reopening

Burlington Resident Patrick O’Halloran Appointed Civilian Fire Dispatcher

Obituary: Former School Employee and Town Meeting Member Alice Brook, 91

3-Term Member Kristin Russo Says Farewell to School Committee

Burlington Town Election Results in Two New School Committee Members

State Legislature Passes Bill for Increased COVID-19 Data Collection

BCAT's Live Election Night Coverage

A Look at Plans for Town Meeting During Coronavirus

Local Athletes Run Every Street in Town

Photo of the Week: A Couple of Pups by the Pool

Burlington Police Chief Condemns Police Involved in Death of George Floyd

BNEWS Feature: BHS Teachers and Staff Prepare for 2020 Graduation Procession

BNEWS Feature: BHS Holds Virtual Athletic Awards Night for 2020 Athletes

Eye On Nature: Gardening Water Conservation

Know What Economic Impact Payment Cards Look Like


May 2020

Town Administrator Update June 1, 2020

BNEWS Special Report: The Two Officers Behind Recent Scam Arrest

Voting in a Pandemic: The Plans for the Town Election

Burlington Town Employees Returning to Work on Monday

Photo of the Week: Drone’s Eye View of Shoppes at Simonds Park

Full Outdoor Watering Ban Lifted and Selectmen Expected to Ratify Decision

Manufacturer and Non-Profit to Donate Drone to Burlington Police Department

Police Release Additional Details of Regan Park Shooting

Police Confirm Friday Night Shooting in Area of Regan Park

Mass House and Senate Pass Bill Increasing Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Burlington Hairdressers and Barber Shops Set to Open at Last

What to Know About the Burlington Town Election 2020

Board of Health COVID-19 Update- May 22, 2020

Photo of the Week: Spring Tulip in Bloom

A Look at How Burlington Might Get Back to Business

BNEWS Feature: Scouting Athletes in High School During COVID-19

Burlington Fire Department Honoring Emergency Medical Responders

BNEWS Feature: Long time Runner Competes in Virtual Marathon

Sen. Friedman Participates in Remote Session for Tax Filing Deadline Bill

Obituary: Beloved Family Man and Retired DPW Lead Foreman James “Jay” Marchese, Jr., 64

State Rep. Ken Gordon on Phased Reopening Plan

Letter to the Editor: In Support of Adam Senesi and Carl Foss for School Committee

BNEWS Feature: B.E.F Holds First Virtual Exercise for Education

BNEWS Feature: Recycling During COVID Pandemic

Burlington Schools: Remote Learning, Next School Year and Self Care

BNEWS Feature: Burlington Sekisui Diagnostics Helping in Fight Against COVID-19

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony Altered Due to COVID-19

BHS Seniors Create Video to Thank Teachers

Photo of the Week: Newborn from Social Distancing Baby Shower Arrives

Board of Health Providing Volunteer-Made Masks to Residents

Burst Pipe Causes Flooding in BHS Wooden Gym and Other Athletic Facilities

Burlington Youth and Family Service a Resource for Those in Need

The Quarantine Lip-Dub: "Out There" from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Photo of the Week: Late Snow On Magnolia Tree Blossoms

Obituary: Beloved Family Man and Long-Time Member of the Cambridge Police Department John J. Long, 78

Senate Passes Bill to Collect Vital Public Health Data and Establish a COVID-19 Diversity Task Force

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 Update from State Sen. Cindy Friedman

Community Preservation Act Warrant Article Postponed

Nurses Week with Lahey Therapy Dog ZEST

Gov. Baker Says Some ‘Non-Essential’ Businesses Could Start Opening May 18

Obituary: Educator, Library Supporter and Beloved Family Woman Edith F. Entwistle, 90

BHS Student-Lead Project Quarantine Continues to Grow, Launches GoFundMe Drive

Shawsheen Tech Holding ‘Decorate Your Cap Challenge’ for Class of 2020

New York City Based Italian Restaurant Parm Goes Before the Planning Board

Letter: Concerned Burlington Residents Call for Greater Safeguards for Elections

MassDOT: Empty Roads Leading to Increase in Fatal Crashes

Photo of the Week: Great Blue Heron Surveys the Burlington Reservoir

Massachusetts RMV Warns of ‘Mimic Site’ Scams for Online Transactions

Korean War Veteran, Softball Lover and Beloved Family Man John G. Conti, 85

State Reopening Advisory Board Seeking Public Input

BNEWS Feature: 'Socially Distant' Baby Shower Held for Expecting Parents

BNEWS Feature: Businesses Adapting in the COVID Economy

Burlington Police Charge Two Men With Multiple Drug Offenses

First Responders Honor Lahey Healthcare Workers With Tribute Parade

Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Found

Gov. Baker Orders Facial Coverings in Stores and When Physical Distancing Not Possible in Public

BNEWS Feature: Parks and Recreation Give Update on Department Status

Burlington Detective Jim Tigges Reflects on Retirement After 32 Years on the Force

Sen. Friedman Supported Bill to Enhance Access to Safety Net Resources for Vulnerable Residents Amid COVID-19


April 2020

Burlington Police and Fire to Honor Lahey Employees with Special Event on Monday

Reports Say J. Crew Preparing to File for Bankruptcy

How COVID-19 Response Could Impact Town Budget

BNEWS Feature: COVID-19 Affects Local Performance Group

Middlesex DA Launches New Non-Emergency Text Line for Victims

BNEWS Feature: AFC Urgent Care Conducting Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Response Hurting Businesses Despite Federal Stimulus

State Rep. Ken Gordon Update: Stay-at-Home Advisory & Non-Essential Business Closure Extended, House Resumes Formal Sessions

Gov. Baker Extends Closure of Non-Essential Businesses Until May 18

Burlington 4th of July Parade Cancelled but Event Later in Year Discussed

Lost at Land - Police Search for Owner of Illegally Dumped Boat

School Department Provides Updates on Closures, Class of 2020, Remote Learning and Staying Connected

BNEWS Feature: Burlington Educator Brings Goggles for Docs During COVID-19

How to Vote Early Remotely in the Burlington Town Election

BNEWS Feature: Mackenzie's Masks

Town Administrator Update for April 23

Burlington’s Representatives in State House Supported Bill to Protect Renters and Mortgage Payers

Photo of the Week: Horn Pond Chickadee Ready for its Close Up

Burlington Food Pantry Updates Supply Request List in Face of Extended School Closure

New Programs Opens Unemployment Benefits for Those Who Couldn’t Traditionally Get Them

DPW to Periodically Close Mill Pond Facility Parking Lot After Illegal Parking Resulted in Missed Delivery

Gov. Baker Closes Schools for Rest of Academic Year

An Update from CoA Director Marge McDonald

Experiencing Symptoms: Here’s the Process to Get Tested

Enjoying the Library from the Comfort of your Own Home

State Rep. Ken Gordon Update: School and Childcare Center Closure Extended

State Rep. Ken Gordon Update: Unemployment Benefits for Self Employed and 1099 Workers, Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures

Obituary: Beloved Family Man and Former Burlington Public School Employee Alan Burge White, 83

BNEWS Feature: Burlington School Employees 3D Printing Against COVID-19

Photo of the Week: Venus and the Seven Sisters (Pleiades)

Superintendent Update: May 4 Return, Last Day of School, April Vacation, Remote Learning

Burlington Public Library to Offer Online Programs for Everyone Stuck at Home

Last Day of School in Burlington Moved Earlier, April Vacation Shortened

New Map Shows Number of Massachusetts Cases of COVID-19 in Each Town and City

Fire Department Honoring Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Selectmen Vote to Postpone Deadline for Real and Property Taxes

BHS Student Creates Project to Get the Community Gardening During Pandemic

Number of Burlington COVID-19 Cases Climbs to 63

DPW Reminds Residents Not to Flush Wipes After Sewage Backs Up Into Peoples’ Homes

MIAA Hold Meeting to Discuss Further Details on the 2020 Spring Sports Season

School Dept. Reports MCAS Tests Cancelled, Urges Practice of Self-Care

Three Burlington Firefighters Test Positive for COVID-19 and Over Two Dozen Others in Self Quarantine

M. S. Walker Distillery Donates Hand Sanitizer it Made to Burlington Police and Fire

Parks & Rec and Wegman's Escort The Easter Bunny Through Burlington Neighborhoods

How the Burlington Board of Health is Working to Help Ensure Pick-Up/Delivery from Restaurants is Safe

Photo of the Week: Girl Scout Paint Night by Video Conference

Wayside Shopping Center Dinner & a Movie Contest

BHS Student Raises Money for Recyclable Tennis Balls Program

MSMS Teacher Talks Benefits and Challenges of Distance Learning

MSO Working to Reduce Prison Population and Reports More COVID-19 Cases

Burlington Board of Selectmen Approve Declaration of State of Emergency

BNEWS Feature: Fox Hill Teachers Brighten the Morning of their Students on Parade

Local Company infraredx 3D Printing and Donating Medical Face Shields

Burlington Police Officer Charged with Domestic Assault and Battery

MIAA Held Meeting on 2020 Spring Sports Update

Burlington Annual Town Meeting Postponed Until June 10

State Rep. Ken Gordon Update: Evictions and Foreclosure Moratorium, Restaurant Beer and Wine Takeout Sales, and Contact Tracing Initiative

Obituary: Beloved Family Man and Long-Time BCAT Volunteer Richard ‘Richie’ Sarno, 65

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Reports 8 Employees Tested Positive for COVID-19

Burlington Market Basket Employee Test Positive for Coronavirus

Sen. Friedman and Rep. Gordon Support Relief Bill for Residents, Businesses and Municipalities

Purchase a Meal with Pressed Cafe’s ‘Feed The Healthcare Heroes’ Program

Burlington Schools Planning Final iPad Distribution Event Next Week

MIAA Tournament Management Committee Have Meeting Regarding the Spring Tournament Structure

Burlington Teacher Parades Students' Neighborhoods

Site Created for College Bound Seniors with Info on Deposit Delays and Admissions Updates

Photo of the Week: Girl Scouts Deliver Donated Cookies to Healthcare Workers

State Rep. Ken Gordon Update: Unemployment Update, Conversation with Congressman Moulton


March 2020

Gov. Baker Extends Closing of Non-Essential Businesses

State Rep. Ken Gordon Update: Extended Stay-at-Home Advisory, Essential Services Order

Take Five Minutes to Fill Out the 2020 U.S. Census

MIAA Holds Conference Call to Discuss the Upcoming 2020 Spring Sports Season

State Rep. Update: Bedford Research Labs, Rep. Gordon Team Responding to Need for COVID-19 Testing

Work Underway to Make Improvements at Mary Cummings Park

BHS Athletic Director Receives Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association Athletic Director of the Year

FBI Warns Scammers Targeting Stimulus Checks

Red Cross in Desperate Need of Blood Donations During COVID-19 Outbreak

Burlington Schools Roll Out Remote Learning Plan

Updated: MIAA Releases Statement Regarding Spring Sports

State Rep. Ken Gordon Update: New COVID-19 Cases, Tax Day Delayed, Restaurant Bill and More

Sheriff Reports Two Inmates at Middlesex Jail & House of Correction Tested Positive for COVID-19

Pine Glen Elementary Staff Organizes Neighborhood Parade for Students

Photo of the Week: A Dog and Her Stick

Burlington Board of Health Reports 8 Confirmed Cases of Burlington Residents with COVID-19

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office COVID-19 Response Update Number 10

Shawsheen Tech Donates Needed Supplies to Area Medical Facilities

State Rep. Update: School Closures Extended, No Reusable Bags, Protections for Homeowners and Renters

Area School Leaders Issue Joint Letter on Current COVID-19 Situation and Future Planning

BNEWS Feature: Dr. Ed Weiner on COVID-19 Outbreak

The Burlington Public Library’s Online Resources During COVID-19 Closure

Selectmen Approve Full Outdoor Watering Ban In Response to COVID-19 Concerns

Burlington Town Election Postponed to June 6 Pending State Approval

Obituary: Devout Man of Faith, Family and Community, Peter Maloney, 90.

Governor’s Order Means More Town Employees Will Work from Home

Pedestrian Transported to Hospital After Being Struck by Motor Vehicle

Gov. Baker Issues Order Closing ‘Non Essential” Services Until April 7

State Rep. Update: Rep. Gordon Joins Colleagues in Efforts to Support Burlington Residents and Businesses 

Burlington Food Pantry to Remain Open at Regular Hours After Governor’s Order

Government Meetings to Give Updates on COVID-19: How to Watch From Home

Rep. Gordon Provides Update on Efforts To Protect Burlington Residents From Effects of COVID-19 Virus

Burlington Food Pantry Lists Needed Items 

The State of Local Business Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Parks & Recreation Department Closes Playgrounds to Promote Social Distancing

Burlington Mall to Close Until March 29

Burlington Grocery Stores Have Changed Hours and Set Special Shopping Times for Vulnerable Customers

Rep. Gordon Shares Update Regarding COVID-19 Outbreak

Sullivan Funeral Homes Adopts Changes for Safety but Remains Dedicated to Serving Grieving Families

Order to Mostly Close Restaurants Poised to Hit Burlington Hard but Residents Can Help

Burlington Extended Stay America Being Closed for Safety Violations

Burlington In Process of Postponing April 4 Town Election

All Burlington Municipal Offices Closed to Public but Will be Staffed

BNEWS Feature: Board of Health Holds Rabies Vaccination Clinic

MIAA Releases Statement Regarding New Date for Spring Sports and the COVID-19 Outbreak

Special Superintendent Update: Decision to Close Burlington Schools and the Impact on End of Year

Town Administrator Update: Burlington's Response to the Coronavirus

People Helping People to Provide Free Lunch Food for Students on Free or Reduced Program During School Closure

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update from CoA Director Marge McDonald

Burlington Public Library Closed To Patrons Until at Least March 28

Burlington Public Schools to Close Starting Friday Due to Concerns Over Coronavirus

Burlington Senior Center Programs Cancelled with Exception of Tax Help

Burlington Parks & Recreation Cancelling Winter Programs and Suspending Spring Activity Registration

Massachusetts AG: Beware of Coronavirus Related Scams and Unscrupulous Business Practices

Photo of the Week: BNEWS Director’s New Nephew (In a Baby Yoda Hat)

BNEWS Feature: BEF's 12th Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser

Twins Cam and Zack Soda Both win the New England Wrestling Championship

Burlington Native Richard Delorey Appointed to Fire Department

Burlington Sculpture Park Plans Move Forward

BNEWS Feature: BEF's 12th Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser

School Department Announces Numerous Events Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Selectman Bob Hogan Says Recent Absences Due to ‘Major Heart Surgery’

This Saturday is ‘Passport Day’ at the Burlington Public Library

Gourmet Indian and Greek Restaurant 'The Treasury' Opens

BHS Music Department Performed Spring Concert

Coronavirus Update from the Burlington Board of Health (March 6)

Burlington Police Arrest Connecticut Man for Allegedly Scamming Senior Citizen

BNEWS Feature: BHS Drama Club Presents Greek Tragedy Antigone

It is Time to 'Spring Forward' This Weekend

Photo of the Week: Eagerly Awaiting Spring… And Soccer

Burlington Superintendent Pens Letter on Coronavirus Monitoring and Preparation


February 2020

High Profile Speaker to Talk Teens and Internet Safety at Burlington High

Burlington Goes for Biden, Trump in Super Tuesday Voting

Sen. Friedman Supports Bills to Protect Persons With Disabilities and Provide State ID’s to Homeless Adults

Town Leaders Looking to Fill Vacant Housing Authority Seat for One Year

A Look at Super Tuesday 2020 in Burlington

Burlington Players Present 'Things My Mother Taught Me'

Numerous Important Health Topics to be Discussed by Speakers at BoH Health Fair

What Voters Need to Know for the Presidential Primary on Super Tuesday

BNEWS Feature: Burlington Police K-9 Havoc Retires After 10 Years on the Job

Burlington History Uncovered: Tree Nails or 'Trunnels'

Burlington Schools Receive $225,700 Skills Capital Grant from State

Marshall Simonds Middle School Launching Breakfast Pilot Program

Photo of the Week: Casting an Early Ballot

Authorities Warn Mild Temps Making Ice Unsafe to Walk On

Burlington Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects Who Allegedly Stole Credit Cards at Panera Bread

Two Affordable Housing Rental Units Available at Residences at Simonds Park

Who Works for Burlington: Tech Integration Specialist Jenn Scheffer

Superintendent Update for February, 2020

Gourmet Burger Restaurant Burgerim Opens Burlington Location

Burlington Enters State Green Communities Program

Burlington Boys Basketball Advances to Quarter Finals

Burlington Mall Announces Sweet Green, Skin MD and Blo Blow Dry Bar

Hearing on Mary Cummings Park Shade Tree Removal on Wednesday

Early Voting for Presidential Primary Starts Monday

Feasting on Grain Bowls with Liz Barbour

Exploring Science: Owl Parts and their Functions

Photo of the Week: Red-Bellied Woodpecker Named ‘Tomato’ Stops for a Bite

Round-Up: Known and Trusted Local Charities You Can Donate to this Holiday Season

Reading of the Play 'Recovery'

BNEWS Feature: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Fine Dining Indian Restaurant The Treasury Set to Open March 1

People Helping People Wine Tasting & Charity Auction this Sunday

Leaders from Three Charitable Organizations Gather to Talk Cooperation

Board of Health Hosting Presentation on Radiation in Everyday Life

New Nothing Bundt Cakes to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Burlington Public Library Adopts Automatic Renewal for Most Items

School Committee Only Town-Wide Seat Contested in Upcoming Town Election

Undead Roam Burlington Mall for Zombies 2 Event

'The Bagel Bar' Kicks off Burlington Residence with Open House on 'Super Bowl' Sunday

BNEWS Health & Fitness: Keeping to Your New Year's Resolution

BHS Quarterback Accepts Scholarship to University of Maine

BHS Connecting Students to Future Jobs with Innovation Pathways Program

Absentee Ballots for Presidential Primary Available at Town Clerk's Office

Photo of the Week: Police Rescue a Grumpy Owl

BNEWS Feature: Parks & Recreation Winter Carnival 2020 Preview

Fox Hill Fifth Graders Raises over $1,000 for Australian Bushfire Relief

Burlington Board of Health Releases Information on Coronavirus for Residents

Four Finalists Named in Search for New Shawsheen Tech Superintendent

Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Sworn in as President of National Sheriff Organization

Site Improvements Planned for Mary Cummings Park

Selectmen Approve Additional $500,000 for Snow and Ice Budget

Burlington Teen Among Three Charged for Throwing Rocks Into Traffic

Burlington Police K-9 Havoc to Retire After 10 Years on the Job

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium Introduces New Library App

Memory of Young Boy Dedicated in the Children's Section at the Public Library

Update: Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chão Set to Open this Fall in Burlington Mall

Three Ways to Vote in the 2020 Presidential Primary

Baby Safe Haven

People Helping People Seeking Volunteers for Pantry Produce and Victory Garden

Yard House Restaurant Opens in Burlington

Arthur Murray Dance Studio "Teach-A-Thon" for Charity

Glass Company Safelite Group Moving Contact Center from Burlington to Billerica

Cub Scout Pack 105 Holds Annual Pinewood Derby

Eye On Nature: Winter Bird Watching

Hands-Free Driving Law Goes Into Effect on February 23

Town Administrator Update for February 2020

Bose to Close 119 Retail Stores Including Burlington Mall Location

Chamber Spotlight: Eddie V's Prime Seafood

2020 Elections in Burlington

Town Meeting Information Session: January 2020

Photo of the Week: BHS Students Take Part in World Read Aloud Day


January 2020

Town Government 101: How to Run for Office

BHS Rotary Interact Club Makes Valentine's Day Cards for Seniors and Veteran

Burlington Receives $75,000 Grant for Ride Share Pilot Program Replacing B-Line

BNEWS Sports Feature: Super Bowl LIV Predictions

Expenditure for Handicap Lift at Burlington History Museum Approved

Photo of the Week: When the 49ers Star Was a Local Guy

Obituaries: Mother and Son Muriel and Kevin O’Brien, Both Lovers of Life and Music, Will be Laid to Rest Together

Two Burlington Women Reportedly Assaulted in Harvard Square While Protesting Chinese Human Rights Violations

Burlington Public Library Unveils Reading Nook in Memory of One-and-a-Half Year Old Boy

Chipotle Fined $1.37 Million for Child Labor Law Violations

Capital Project Transfer of Funds Article Approved for School Department

Miltons ‘The Store for Men’ to Open in The Burlington Mall this Fall

BACC 2020 Black Tie Gala Benefit Fundraiser

Town Meeting Approves Zoning Bylaw Changes to Help Attract Biotech Companies

Town Meeting Passes Resolution Opposing Monument Sign on Town Property

Work by MSMS Students Place in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2020

Think Spring with Burlington Public Library & Burlington Garden Club

Burlington’s State Rep. Joins Vote to Protect Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities from Abuse

The Burlington Public Library Announces Boycott of Macmillan eBooks

DA Marian Ryan Talks Scams at Burlington Senior Center

Letter to the Editor: Approval of Monument Sign Creates Bad Precedent

Monument Sign on Town Property for Shoppes at Simonds Park Development Approved

Town to Hold Annual Rabies Vaccination Day for Cats and Dogs

Photo of the Week: One Final Shift After Decades of Protecting the Community

Stationary and Card Chain Papyrus Closing All Locations Including Burlington Mall Store

Applications Being Accepted for Burlington Town Scholarships from Graduating Seniors

Victim of Fatal Maryvale Road House Fire Identified as Kevin O’Brien, 61

Fundraiser Created for 90-Year-Old Mother of Maryvale Road Fire Victim

Sculpture Park Plans Hit Snag with Grand View Farm Site

BACC Black Tie Gala 2020 Preview

BHS Alumni Visit for Artist Day

Superintendent Update January 21, 2020

Two Arrested in Connection with Series of Burglaries Over Several Months in Greater Boston

Photo of the Week: Looking Down to See the Sky

Should Burlington Have a Bylaw to Recall Elected Officials?

State Rep. Ken Gordon Accepting Applications for Summer Internships

BHS Students’ Work Featured in 24th Annual Regional High School Art Majors Show

Middlesex DA Receives Grant to Help Fight Auto Insurance Fraud

Letter to the Editor: Burlington’s Most Controversial Issue of the 20th Century

BNEWS Feature: Parks & Rec Embrace Nature with a New Program

Burlington Fire Department Promotes Own to Assistant Fire Chief, Captain and Lieutenants

Investigation Reveals Cause of Fatal Maryvale Road Fire to be Smoking Materials

Plans for Sculpture Park Making Progress with Artwork Submissions Now Open

NY State Trooper Ryan Fortini Remembered and Honored at Funeral Mass

BHS Students Prepare for the Tenacity Challenge

Video: Maryvale Road Fire Leaves Man Dead and His Elderly Mother Hospitalized

Announcing the BNEWS Photo of the Year from 2019

Photo of the Week: All Four Seasons at the Burlington Reservoir

BPL Book Bundles

Burlington's Mrs. Massachusetts Prepares for National Competition

Man Killed and Woman Injured in Maryvale Road House Fire

Burlington Town Election Nomination Papers Available

Selectmen Looking to Fill Vacant Zoning Board of Appeals Seat

Free Flu Vaccines Still Available from Board of Health

Selectmen Seek Volunteer for Open Conservation Commission Seat

Funeral Services for NY State Police Investigator Ryan Fortini to Bring Large Contingent of Officers to St. Margaret Area

Supplemental State Budget Means an Extra $108K for Burlington Road Work

Middlesex Sheriff Warns of Scam Spoofing Their Office

BHS Freshmen Win State Stock Market Competition

Sen. Friedman Honored with ‘Outstanding Public Official Award’ for Work on Mental Health Initiatives

NY State Police Investigator From Burlington Passes Due to 9/11 Response Related Illness

Boys Varsity Wrestling Head Into the Midseason

Obituary: 9/11 Responder, Beloved Family Man, Ryan Dan Fortini, 42

Photo of the Week: Early Morning Meal Prep for those in Need

All Burlington Businesses With Liquor Licenses Pass Police Check

Former Students Surprise Retired Teacher on His 90th Birthday

Driver and Three Passengers Taken to Hospital After Ice Crashes Through Windshield in Burlington

Burlington Family Rescued by Snowmobile After GPS Leads them Down Wrong Road in New Hampshire

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