Monday, July 23, 2012
An NSTAR representative said there are multiple customers without power in Burlington due to equipment damage.
Some Burlington residents are without power due to damaged equipment. An NSTAR representative said customers in the Foster Road area are currently without power. A Patch reader also reported power being out in the Ellen Road area. NSTAR said the power is out due to damage to high voltage equipment. Power is expected to be restored by 7:30 p.m. this evening. Any customers that experience continued outages after 7:30 p.m. can call NSTAR at (800) 592-2000.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Burlington celebrated Independence Day with a great parade and fun events on the Town Commons.
Morning showers weren't enough to keep Burlington residents from coming out to celebrate freedom during the town's Fourth of July Celebration. The day's events were organized by the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club and featured a morning parade followed by fun activities on the Town Commons. The featured unit was the world championship "Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band" which placed first in international competition earlier this year in Switzerland. A new attraction will be "The Mad Bavarian Band" from Lebanon, NH. They ever-popular "Hurdy Gurdy Man" Jim Bryant came down all the way from Wayne, Maine. The fun on the Commons included free pony rides, bouncy houses, and a 4-car train to ride as well as the ever-popular competitive Dog Show. …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A look at what is open and closed in Burlington and the state on Independence Day.
Today is Independence Day and that means a few things, especially government offices, are closed. Here is a look of what is open and closed in Burlington and at the Massachusetts State level today. Do you own or work at a local business? Let us know if you are opened or closed today in the comments section below.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
We can expect some morning showers and possible thunderstorms.
Tomorrow is Independence Day and Burlington has a parade set to begin at 10:30 a.m. with fun events to follow on the Town Commons. So how is Mother Nature going to behave tomorrow? What kind of weather can we expect? According to the National Weather Service we can expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, mainly after 7 a.m. However, the chance of precipitation is only about 40 percent and new rainfall amounts are expected, at most, to be less than a tenth of an inch. If thunderstorms do happen, we could get some more rain however. Otherwise the day will be partly sunny with a high temperature near 82 degrees. Tomorrow night we can expect a 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 p.m. Otherwise…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Green Mountain Coffee announced earlier today that it is moving the Keurig Inc. headquarters to Burlington.
After months of negotiations that included the passage of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement by Town Meeting last month, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the parent company of Keurig, has decided to move its headquarters from Reading to Burlington. As reported by Patch, Town Meeting members voted 93 to 7 to approve the Tax Increment Financing agreement with the town that would save the company an estimated $3,256,352 over 15 years in an attempt to lure the company to Burlington during the annual May Town Meeting. Town leaders supported the TIF agreement for a variety of reasons. As reported, Keurig representatives have stated, and Town Administrator Robert Mercier confirmed to Town Meeting, the planned relocation of the company …
Friday, April 6, 2012
See our list of Good Friday and Easter services. If we missed one, let us know in the comments section below.
There are many services being held in observance of Good Friday and Easter in Burlington this weekend. Here is a list of all that we could find. If you know of a service not included, let us know in the Comments section below so others can see it. Thanks and have a Happy Easter! Good Friday and Easter Services: Location: Mount Hope Christian Center, 3 McGinnis Dr. Location: Presbyterian Church of Burlington, 335 Cambridge St. Location: Burlington Church of Christ, 344 Cambridge St. Location: International Church of God, 84 Cambridge St. Location: United Church of Christ Congregation, 6 Lexington St. Location: Saint Margaret Parish, 111 Winn St. Special Events: Location: The Church of The Open Bible, 3 Winn St. Location: Burlington …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Add your favorite things about the town to our incomplete list.
Valentine's Day doesn't just have to be about couples and candy. It's a love holiday, and we all know there's lots to love about Burlington. To start, there's: Can we get to 10 things we love about the town? 20? Leave your answer in the comments section. Let's give Burlington the Valentine it deserves!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Where do you think Burlington should head in 2012?
The New Year traditionally allows us the chance to make personal resolutions, mostly concerning positive attributes; weight loss, saving money, correcting personality flaws, all towards becoming a better person. It is also an opportunity for people to express where they would like to see their communities – neighborhoods, religious congregations, work places – head in the coming year. Since the common denominator for readers of Burlington Patch is the town we live Patch wants to know: What should be the town's main priority in 2012? The answers are a community wish list that residents have expressed in the past; some ask for the status quo while others seek major changes in Burlington. If you have another priority, add it to the comment …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
We put the call out, and Burlington residents are responding.
Hello Readers! We at Burlington Patch work hard to bring you the latest information during times of storms or breaking news events. One of the ways in which we bring the most complete coverage is by relying on the eyes and ears of readers who post updates from what they see from their own windows. With storms, that sort of on-the-ground information is normally the most accurate account of events out there. And even though we have reports of power outages from those actually affected, thanks to smart phones fellow readers are posting updates of storm activity on our Facebook page. I would like to invite all of you to post any updates concerning the storm; including power outages, closed roads, cancelled events and anything else by using …
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of the state, including Burlington.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of Middlesex County, including Burlington, Essex County and northern Rhode Island in effect from 6 p.m. this evening until 8 a.m. Sunday morning. According to the NWS, the warning was issued in anticipation of a winter storm that could bring four to eight inches of snow accumulation. The warning states the storm could bring strong winds and heavy snow. "A mixture of rain and snow will overspread the region from the southwest to the northeast this afternoon and into the evening," the warning stations. Initially rain is expected to change into heavy snow which could be "heavy at times," that will "taper off Sunday morning." The NWS states the storm could result in tree …