Daily Buzz | A Tribute to a Friend
Help a grieving family carry on their loved one's legacy
Before we get started today, I want to share some sad news about a good friend of mine and a beloved community organizer here in Burlington. Leo Abramov, co-founder of Pride and friend & advocate to oh, so many, died on March 9 after a courageous battle with stomach cancer. He was only 36 years old.
To say Leo will be missed is an understatement, but his family and friends are doing everything we can to preserve his legacy of supportive joy. To help this cause (and to help with medical bills and final expenses), you can donate to the GoFundMe that has been established in Leo’s name. Any support is appreciated.
Leo often said to me that if his story helped only one person, he would be happy to share it. But his story and his bravery helped many more than one. Read more about Leo’s life and legacy here.
Good Morning, Burlington,
Tomorrow, March 23, is the last day for candy orders to support the class of 2034. Learn more here and sweeten somebody’s day! There will also be Music Bingo this Saturday, March 25, to support the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation! Get your tickets here!
If you want to raise awareness about the local election next Saturday (April 1), why not put up a lawn sign? These nonpartisan lawn signs raise awareness about the upcoming election (which is so important!) without forcing you to advertise who you’ll be voting for. Sign up here; signs will likely be delivered this weekend.
Today in Burlington
Meetings and Events
2:45-3:50 - Homework Club by at The Reserve (20 Corporate Drive); email Kim Holt for more information.
4:00 PM - Assessors Meeting to sign tax abatements and discuss a memo from Town Counsel about public meetings. (Town Hall)
4:00 PM - Teen Event: Candy Mosaics at the library (Register)
6:00 PM - Board of Health Subcommittee - Supervisory Nurse Interview (61 Center St.)
6:45 PM - Ways and Means Committee - TH II Subcommittee Sealer of Weights & Measures will vote on the proposed FY24 budget for this department. Last year, we entered into an agreement to share this position with Lexington. (Town Hall)
7:00 PM - Capital Budget Committee will review capital budget requests for the fire department (Town Hall Annex)
7:00 PM - Ways and Means Committee will discuss budgets that have been presented in subcommittee this week. (Town Hall and virtual)
Sports and Activities
As a follow-on to my story about wrestling yesterday, I wanted to share the league results.
Middlesex Freedom League Champs: Melrose
Middlesex Liberty League Champs: Arlington
MVP: Braden Marceau, Melrose
Coach of the Year: Larry Tremblay, Melrose
Rookie of the Year: Johnny Moraes, Melrose, Grade 9, 126lbs
Burlington’s Molly Moroney was named an All-Star, and Ahmad Kiswani was named to the all-conference team, an honor that is bestowed upon only one wrestler per weight class!
Congrats again to these hard-working athletes and their coaching and support staff on a solid season.
Take care, Burlington. I’ll see you tomorrow.