Welcome to Monday Essentials, our weekly column taking a look at the week ahead. Here are five things to know about this week:1) Mostly cool temperatures
It may not be as cold as last week but winter is definitely not letting up. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a high near 38 degrees to start the day on Monday but will drop to 17 on Tuesday. Then it will gradually rise each day until we're up to around 34 degrees on Friday.
2) Public meetings
The School Committee is meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the meeting room at Burlington High School. The Board of Health is meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the main hearing room at Town Hall. The Planning Board is meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at Town Hall.
3) Town Meeting
Burlington Town Meeting is holding it's January session starting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the Burlington High School auditorium. Included on the warrant are two bylaws aimed at regulating door-to-door salesmen and a proposed zoning change for a Mercedes dealership.
4) BHS Interact Club Fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Burlington High School Interact Club will be hosting a fundraiser at Flatbread Company, 213 Burlington Road in Bedford, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. A percentage of all pizza orders will go to the club. The club is
sponsored by the Rotary Club of Burlington. This students are dedicated to
community service within the town of Burlington. Find out more.
5) First hand account of drug addiction
Recovered addict Charles Peabody, author of "The Privileged Addict," will be speaking at Lexington High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Peabody will speak about drug abuse, hitting the bottom and recovery. He will also demonstrate, through his personal example, that people can change. Click here for more information.