Sunday, May 19, 2013
Check out this home for sale in Burlington.
12 Moss Street in Burlington is for sale. The home is move-in ready and is on sale for $739,000. The single-family home was built in 1956. It has 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath. It is 3,074 square feet and sits on a 0.57-acre lot. The Colonial was gutted and completely renovated, expanded and upgraded in 2012. It has an open floor plan with a modern and sophisticated style with a European flair. It has a modern kitchen, separate living and dining areas that lead into a large family room and a laundry room. There are four spacious bathrooms with showcase bathrooms. Outside there is a private yard with a big back deck. There is also a two-car garage. The home is listed by Grant B. Cole, REALTORS®, Inc, Varujan Abalian and …
Five stories from the past week that have garnered comments on Burlington Patch and our Facebook page.
These five stories had people talking on our Facebook page and readers clicking links this week. For complete stories, click the headlines.
Congressman John Tierney explains in a blog his decision to introduce an act that would mandate that all newly manufactured handguns are “personalized” within two years.
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. …
We're also not very polite.
Massachusetts people don’t curse much on the phone. Are you #*#@* kidding me?! Analysis by the Marchex Institute found that Massachusetts callers are the second least likely to curse on phone calls – only Washington cursed less. Ohio topped the list for most foul-mouthed callers. Marchex examined more than 600,000 calls over a year that were placed by consumers to businesses in 30 different industries. Though Massachusetts people don’t curse much, they also don’t say “please” and “thank you” enough either. Massachusetts was ranked the second least courteous state in the report. Massachusetts doesn’t swear or say “thank you” on the phone? That’s *@*#*&*! Some other findings from the report: What do you think about the findings? Do you …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
What's going on in Burlington and the area this weekend?
May 18- May 19-
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State police on the lookout for people drinking and driving.
The Massachusetts State Police will be conducting a motor vehicle sobriety checkpoint Saturday, May 18 into Sunday, May 19, somewhere within Middlesex County, according to a state police press release. Police will be stopping vehicles to find potentially drunk drivers between somewhere in Middlesex County, which includes Woburn. As is normal practice, police do not disclose the hours or locations of the checkpoints. "The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways," a State Police statement reads. "It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will…
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
Like pieces of a puzzle that don't quite fit together yet, the Big Three may have been separated at birth, but with each incremental step their destinies seem to grow more intertwined. No, we're not talking about those Big Three - Gov. Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker Robert DeLeo - though they play major character roles in this thickening plot. Instead, three bills have come to define the early months of the 2013 legislative agenda and resolutions on tax hikes, local road funding and the annual state budget continue to be elusive and dependent on one another. Patrick spent the early part of his week welcoming British Prime Minister David Cameron to Boston for a few quick meetings and a visit to the Copley …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The state's Restaurant and Business Alliance said there was "no sign of opposition" at a hearing this week.
The Joint Committee on Revenue in the Massachusetts legislature held a hearing this week on the notion of a potential meals tax holiday for August and one supporting group liking its chances. According to the state's Restaurant and Business Alliance (R.A.B.A), the hearing held Tuesday for the Meals Tax Holiday Bill saw "no sign of opposition" to the measure. Twelve legislators have signed on to the bill primarily sponsored by Rep. Keiko Orrall of Lakeville and Sen. Michael O. Moore of Millbury. If passed, the legislation would go into effect from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15. "We should offer a Meals Tax Holiday to benefit employees and small local business owners inside Massachusetts to help stimulate the economy," said …