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Good Morning, Burlington!
It looks like the worst of the storm happened for us yesterday afternoon, and school is back in session! School Committee last night, however, was canceled and so there’s no recap of that meeting. There are, however, School Committee candidate interviews available to all now! Listen here: Jeremy Brooks | Carl Foss | Katherine Bond
Today, I wanted to share with you some opportunities to participate and provide support in our community.
First, there has been a lot of talk in Burlington in the last several months about bike and pedestrian accessibility. A lot of this conversation was kicked up after the state unveiled its plan to repave and restripe the section of 3A (Cambridge Street) between Cook St. in Billerica and Burlington High School. Plans to install dedicated bike lanes along parts of this stretch were met with excitement from some and derision from others, though the part of road where bike lanes are planned is pretty short.
That project is still slated to begin this spring, but Route 3A isn’t the only place where added bike and pedestrian accessibility would benefit town residents. A group of Northeastern students is examining the feasibility of two different options to add some multi-use infrastructure in town, near Vine Brook and Middlesex Turnpike, and they’re seeking community input. Do you wish there were more active recreation opportunities in Burlington? Fill out this survey to share your thoughts!
Here are some other opportunities to get involved and give back in the coming week or so:
Project 351 clothing drive to benefit Cradles 2 Crayons. Bring your new or like-new clothing (socks a d undergarments must be new) to the high school between March 20 and 24. Email Maddie Spreadbury for more info.
Spring candy fundraiser for the class of 2034 is going on now! Get your order in by Thursday, March 23.
Girl Scouts Pajama Dance Party for grades K-5 at Mt. Hope next Friday, March 24. Learn more.
In partnership with Roots Yoga
Did you know yoga is for everyone? Yes, even you! Roots Yoga now offers classes for teens, as well as gentler options for aging adults. Join Roots as we celebrate Spring and get two weeks of unlimited classes for just $35! Offer applies to new students only. Click here to sign up, and check out our March Newsletter to see all the exciting events we have in store!
Today in Burlington
Tune in to WGBH 89.7 today around 11:35 to hear me speak with Margery Eagan and Jim Braude (THIS IS FINE I AM NOT NERVOUS AT ALL) about the local news landscape. Also, elementary evening conferences are today. Don’t forget you signed up (like I did)!
Meetings and Events
4:00 PM - Eversource focus group for proposed project at the library. I believe this focus group is about adding a new substation in Burlington to meet our electricity demand.
5:00 PM - Training for Election Workers. (Town Hall Annex)
7:00 PM - Capital Budget Meeting to review capital budget requests from the DPW. (Town Hall Annex)
7:00 PM - Historical Commission will talk about museum cataloging and scanning as well as the town’s 225th birthday celebration. (Grand View Farm)
Sports and Activities
We are still in a lull between winter and spring sports, but please be sure your kiddos are getting registered for the spring season!