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And, district communicates with community regarding MSMS Pride
Good Morning, Burlington!
Shortly after the Buzz was sent out yesterday, the Burlington Education Association (the teacher’s union) released a statement on the counter-demonstration to Pride that occurred at Marshall Simonds on Friday. Before bed last night, MSMS principal, Dr. Cari Perchase, and BPS superintendent, Dr. Eric Conti, both sent letters to the school community. The three statements differed in focus, but all carried the same message: Free speech is one thing. But when speech and actions demean another individual or group, that is a demonstration of intolerance that has no place in our schools.
One of the district’s values, according to the BPS website, is [c]reating a learning that values human differences, fosters a sense of belonging, and promotes cultural proficiency among all students & staff. Dr. Perchase and Dr. Conti stated in their letters that more work is to be done to realize this value and committed to doing that work.
Improper Bostonian / The History Project library event
The Improper Bostonian / The History Project will be hosting a Zoom event on Wednesday at 6:30 PM. This is a really interesting-looking event about Massachusetts LGBTQ+ history. From the event description:
LGBTQ+ people have always been part of Massachusetts’ history. Join Joan Ilacqua, Executive Director of The History Project, for a presentation and conversation exploring the history of LGBTQ+ people, community, organizing, and change in Massachusetts. Drawing on sources like court cases, diaries, letters, photographs, videos, oral histories, and more, Ilacqua will take you through over 400 years of history, from romantic friendships to Boston marriages, the gay liberation front to marriage equality and beyond - all in one hour!
You can learn more and register for this event here.
Burlington-Woburn Supply Initiative Community Conversations
As reported previously, Eversource is working on a plan to increase our town’s supply of electricity, adding a substation near MSMS at a location where several overhead lines come together. This will supplement power from our only other substation on Middlesex Turnpike, which is just about maxxed out.
Eversource will be hosting two community forums to present these plans to the community:
June 14, 12:00-2:00 PM - Virtual Community Conversation via Zoom
Meeting URL: https://bit.ly/ESJune14
Meeting ID: 838 6478 9444, Passcode: 058429
June 21, 6:00-8:00 PM - In-person Community Conversation
Burlington Public Library (Fogelberg Room), 22 Sears Street
These two meetings will convey the same information; you don’t need to attend both! To stay updated on this project, join the mailing list, visit the project website, or sign up for one of the community conversations.
Electric Vehicle Webinar
Eversource will also be holding two webinars about electric vehicle charging and new rebates. From the flyer:
Whether your journey with EVs is just starting, or you’re ready to install a charger at your home, Eversouce has the charging rebates and insight to help.
During this webinar, Eversource Electric Mobility staff will discuss:
Basic information on EVs and EV charging
Service considerations for installation
Information on rebates up to $1,400 for the electric work to install a home charger
Information on enhanced rebates for customers located in Environmental Justice Communities or on the Low-Income Discount Rate
Join one of two webinars to learn about home EV charging:
Today in Burlington
Meetings and Events
12:00 PM - Select Board Joint DPW Subcommittee to discuss recycling and trash collection at Winn Street Commons (Town Hall)
1:00 PM - Music & Story Time with Early Intervention (library event; Register)
6:00 PM - Teen Advisory Group: Movie Viewing at the library
Sports and Activities
Lots of post-season activity in Burlington and around MA after many Red Devils teams enjoyed a bye last week.
Burlington hosts the MSTCA Boys’ Track & Field Championship today and tomorrow.
Lady Devils softball (#4 seed) will be hosting Pembroke (#29) for their first playoff game today at 4:00.
Boys’ tennis will be hosting Reading for Round of 16 play at Rahanis, also at 4:00.
In lacrosse, both teams will be playing after enjoying a bye last week. #9 girls will host #24 Ursuline Academy at 7:00, and #12 boys will host #24 Westfield for a 5:00 game.
Finally, our baseball team (#28 seed) will travel to #5 Whitman-Hanson for a 5:00 game.
Hopefully the weather will dry up long before any of the games. Best of luck to all our athletes and coaches!
That’s all I’ve got for you. I hope you have a lovely day, and I’ll see you tomorrow!