BNews WeeklyMay 5 2016

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Water Main Break Closes Intersection for a Day

A water main break closed down an intersection for a day and caused some residents to go without water. ... Read More

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Female Students Learn Leadership Skills at Talk by Nationally-Known Presenter

A large group of female Burlington High School students got some advice on leadership, self-esteem and developing greater self-worth during...... Read More

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PHOTOS: BCAT's 2016 Annual Meeting & Appreciation Awards

We at BCAT held our 2016 Annual Meeting & Appreciation Awards ceremony at Heritage Park Baptist Church on Monday night. ... Read More

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BHS Students Recognized for 'Service, Integrity, Leadership and Spirit'

Two Burlington High School students were honored for their academic and extra-curricular activities at a regional luncheon last week. ... Read More

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Met With Rep. Ken Gordon on Paid Family Leave Bill

A proposed Massachusetts House bill that will help new parents spend more time with their children was the focus of...... Read More


World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Returning to Burlington

The following is a release from the Burlington Community Concert Series: ... Read More

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U.S. Politics, How Did We Get Here? A Burlington Historical Society Program

The following is a release from the Burlington Historical Society: ... Read More

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A Look at Massachusetts' New Opioid Law

Governor Charlie Baker recently signed a new law looking to reduce the number of cases of opioid addiction and overdoses.... Watch Video

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Eagle Scout Candidate Holds Disability Awareness Night, Debuts Mobile Handicap Parking Spots

A Burlington High School student and Eagle Scout candidate recently held a disability awareness event where he debut his project...... Watch Video

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Ways & Means Votes Against $40K for Hotel Appeal, Developer Says Price Will be Higher

Ways & Means weighed in on the proposed $40,000 warrant article for legal counsel for an appeal of the Zoning...... Read More

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1-Year-Old Boy Injured After Vehicle Drives Into Daycare Center in Billerica

A scary accident near the Burlington border in Billerica left two injured, including a toddler. ... Read More

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Quality or Quantity? Selectmen Discuss Sidewalks

What kind of sidewalks should be built along different streets in Burlington? ... Read More

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FTC Warns of Scam Targeting Recipients of Disability Benefits

The Federal Trade Commission is warning residents of a popular scam they’ve seen pop up targeting people applying for disability...... Read More

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Selectmen Approve Even/Odd Day Watering Restriction for the Summer

Burlington homeowners who own sprinkler systems and use them daily are going to have to cut back on how often...... Read More

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Planning Board Responds to Finding of Open Meeting Law Violation

Members of the Planning Board responded to a finding of an Open Meeting Law violation filed by the Massachusetts’ Attorney...... Read More

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Rainforest Cafe in Burlington Mall Closes Doors

 A well-loved location for family dining has closed. ... Read More

letters to the editor


Letter: Thanks to Everyone for Making Primary Election a Success 

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Find out what members of the Burlington Community are saying and add your own thoughts in our Letters to the Editor section. Check it Out...


Other News 


Gov. Baker Announces $3 Million Grant at Northeastern's Burlington Campus

Governor Charlie Baker was in Burlington this week to announce a grant for some very high-tech work on nano technology at the Northeastern University campus in town. See More...


Six BHS Students Participate in Competition for Minority Students 

A group of Burlington High School participated in a state-wide competition for minorities and tied for second place in two out of four categories. Read More...


Large Multi-Use Development Proposed for Former Building 19 1/2 Site 

Plans have finally been submitted to the town’s Planning Department for what is perhaps the most wondered-about property in town. Read More...


Selectmen Support $180K in Capital Expenses for Fire Department, Truck for Police 

The Board of Selectmen last week approved four capital spending articles for the Fire Department for the May 9 Town Meeting warrant. Read More...


Obituary: Loving Husband, Father and U.S. Army Veteran Adam Gillingham, 35 

A Burlington High alum of the class of 1999 who was a loving husband, father, friend and family man as well as a decorated veteran of the United States Army died at the age of 35 years old. Read More...





Find out what's happening in town with our new Burlington Community Calendar

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When: Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Burlington High School


The health fair will include over 30 exhibitors covering a wide range of health and wellness services for people of all ages. There will be educational information, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, chair massages, and other wellness services.  Educational information will be provided on nutrition, food safety, gardening, fire safety, poison prevention, and other social services. 


Health screenings will include blood pressure, body mass index, facial sun damage, digital spinal screenings, and balance assessment.  Fitness and group exercise and cooking demonstrations will be conducted.  All screenings and services are provided free.    












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