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BURLINGTON – As the Burlington Mall continues to put emphasis on food over department stores, the Planning Board recently approved a special permit that will see Caffè Nero locate its second shop on the premises.

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BURLINGTON – Residents with a sweet-tooth will be delighted to hear the Cookie Monstah Bake Shop is ready to serve an abundance of delectable treats to cookie and ice cream lovers in Burlington.

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BURLINGTON – A centralized Department of Public Works (DPW) facility may come in cheaper than expected after the project’s Building Committee broke the news to town officials.

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BURLINGTON – After being soundly rejected by the Planning Board (without voting), the Board of Selectmen was informed it is in their best interests to put together a working committee for the proposed new parking lot in front of the Human Services Building at 61 Center St.

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BURLINGTON – The School Committee is basically hoping for a miracle when it comes to attaining state funding for much-needed upgrades at Burlington High School (BHS).

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BURLINGTON - The Board of Selectmen supported an initiative to start the process of Burlington joining the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program.

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BURLINGTON – The town of Burlington, as an applicant, was very optimistic heading into its recent public hearing with the Planning Board regarding its site plan for the construction of a new parking lot in front of the Human Services Building at 61 Center St., but that confidence was instant…

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BURLINGTON - Four suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the Burlington Police Department’s ongoing investigation regarding a carjacking at gunpoint that occurred Monday evening in Burlington’s Beacon Village, which runs parallel to Route 128.

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BURLINGTON – Town Meeting officially made a decision for Burlington to get a little greener after passing a warrant article implementing a bylaw to reduce single-use plastic bags at retail businesses.

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BURLINGTON – The school calendar for the 2019-20 academic year was thoroughly discussed at a recent School Committee meeting.

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BURLINGTON – It’s out with the old and in with the new when it comes to taking the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test.

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BURLINGTON – Northern Business Machines (NBM) is looking to add on to its existing building at 24 Terry Avenue, off Cambridge Street.

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BURLINGTON – Residents craving Mediterranean cuisine will be happy to hear Cava Mezze Grill was recently approved to locate at the Burlington Mall.

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BURLINGTON – The final site plan for the construction of a new parking lot in front of the Human Services Building at 61 Center St. was formally supported by the Board of Selectmen.

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BURLINGTON – The School Committee is ready to take action when it comes to seeing long-awaited projects in the district come to fruition.

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BURLINGTON - Town Administrator John Petrin recently briefed the Board of Selectmen on the warrant articles that the town is submitting for Town Meeting on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burlington High School’s Fogelberg Performing Arts Center.

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BURLINGTON – School officials briefly discussed an important upcoming matter regarding the bus contract for the district which is set to expire at the end of 2019.

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BURLINGTON – For the second time, students will be taking a Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) in a digital format online courtesy of a $50,000 grant from Lahey Health.

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BURLINGTON – The least surprising news of 2018 is the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) didn’t move forward with the School Department’s statement of interest (SOI) for the seventh straight year.

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BURLINGTON – A voluminous nine special permits were approved by the Planning Board at a recent meeting in connection to the former Donahue’s Furniture site at 15 Wall St.

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BURLINGTON – The town’s life science tenant list just got a little longer after the Planning Board unanimously approved three special permits for Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. to occupy space at 55 Network Dr. in Northwest Park.

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BURLINGTON – The new owner of an Indian restaurant at 184 Cambridge St. was recently approved for a liquor license transfer by the Board of Selectmen.

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BURLINGTON – A long-awaited transaction saw the Board of Selectmen decisively support the transfer of a full liquor license from the Knights of Columbus to Bickford’s Family Restaurant.

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BURLINGTON - The town has created its youngest ever robotics team this year. The team is comprised of six 5th graders from three of Burlington’s elementary schools. They are heading to a First Lego League (FLL) competition on Saturday, Dec. 8, and this will be the first time Burlington has s…

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BURLINGTON – Pizza, beer, and wine will be common consumption at the Burlington Mall after the Board of Selectmen unanimously ratified a wine and malt license for Frank Pepe’s.

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BURLINGTON – Residential and commercial tax rates are set for a modest increase after the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the tax classification for Fiscal Year 2019 at its most recent meeting.

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BURLINGTON – A request by AT&T to install new equipment on the water tank at 72 Center St. was unanimously approved by the Planning Board.

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BURLINGTON – The carousel of owners continues at 184 Cambridge St. after the Planning Board approved a new owner for the recently closed Sing & Ching Restaurant location.

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BURLINGTON – Burgerim, a burger chain that started in California, is set to locate in Burlington’s Middlesex Marketplace at 90 Middlesex Turnpike.

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BURLINGTON - Former Governor Michael Dukakis and Lucas Santos of the office of area Congressman Seth Moulton took the stage in recent days with the Route 3 Coalition at the Homeland Security building at Northeastern University in an attempt to jump-start serious discussion about the future o…

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BURLINGTON - Kohl’s on Lexington Street was recently granted permission by the Board of Selectmen to utilize the 24-hour special license that allows businesses to temporarily stay open overnight Burlington.

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BURLINGTON – The many residents who came out to vote Tuesday in the State Election fell in line with the rest of the Commonwealth as local voters favored the winners.

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BURLINGTON – A request by AT&T to install new equipment on the water tank at 72 Center St. was continued by the Planning Board.

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BURLINGTON – Town Administrator John Petrin recently presented the Board of Selectmen with his rundown of the proposed 2019 health insurance rates for current and retired town employees, which saw the members approve rate increases no higher than 3 percent across the board for active employees.

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BURLINGTON – Chili’s liquor license is officially in Yard House’s possession after the Board of Selectmen approved the transfer.

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BURLINGTON – Since January 2017, the Wayside Shopping Center has been looking to fill the open tenant space left by Bonefish Grill. Well, it finally happened, and over one year later, The Treasury, an Indian restaurant, was approved for the space and a liquor license.