Burlington: A Week in Review

A look back at some of the stories covered by Burlington Patch this week.

This was a busy week in Burlington and so a busy week here at Patch. In case you missed any of our stories, here are some of the highlights and links to our articles to help you catch up.

Stories of the week:

Feature Stories:

  • A Burlington resident is raising concerns of the crossing walk between the Mall Road plaza and New England Executive Park
  • Let's see if there's a consensus

Police & Fire:

  • Our weekly compilation of some of the more, ahem, unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction
  • Burlington Police Department logs from July 22 to 24
  • Burlington Police Department logs from July 25 to 26
  • The man who allegedly charged area residents for service he never provided just years after he won $1 million in the lottery faces new legal trouble

Government & Elections:

  • The governor on Saturday sent 'Melissa's Bill' back to the Legislature
  • Killing of Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire helped gain support for Melissa's Bill, which limits parole eligibility for convicted violent repeat offenders
  • Legislators decide to take the bottle bill amendment — which would expand the kinds of bottles that can be recycled for cash — out of the jobs act
  • Burlington Selectman Walter Zenkin said he intends to represent 21st Middlesex with "integrity and common sense."


  • The restaurant will be open for lunch starting next week
  • The line at the Burlington Mall stretched out of the food court


  • Cooking with Sheila: If you're like me and have an abundance of zucchini in the garden, here is a simple recipe that you're sure to enjoy
  • Prevention Connection: Should Massachusetts allow medical marijuana?


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