July 14 2020

News Stories 2020

April 2020

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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