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By Neal - 4/22/22 - 8:43 pm

No, not that Big Dig, an earlier one one. This one, described by some as The Incredible Ditch was completed a long, long time ago. Of course you don't remember it, no one today does, so Burlington Retro's Rob Fahey fills us in on the history of the Middlesex Canal.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 11:05 am

A man who has gotten two speeding tickets on Rte. 3 in Burlington - one for doing 96 m.p.h. - has sued the state and one of the troopers who ticketed him, alleging the current 55-m.p.h. limit there is illegal. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 1:16 pm
Empty Burlington Mall parking lot

Broadway Jay shows us the emptiness that is the Burlington Mall parking lot this afternoon.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 5:34 pm

Everett announced a 30-day shutdown for its schools, while Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington and Winchester said they are closing their schools for at least two weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 6:50 pm

The Burlington Fire Department reports that Ryan Baldera, 32, of Lawrence, the manager of the Buffalo Wild Wings across from the Burlington Mall, died yesterday after a worker mixed two cleaning products in the kitchen: Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 9:49 pm

The Burlington Fire Department reports a worker at Buffalo Wild Wings, 15 South Ave. died this evening after exposure to fumes from a cleaning agent in the kitchen and that ten other people - both workers and patrons - checked themselves into hospitals for evaluation. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Del Frisco's Grilles in Chestnut Hill and Burlington are closing in a week.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 1:56 pm

WHDH reports the ramp from 128 to Rte. 3 in Burlington was shut after a Local Motion bus on 128 north burst into fire shortly before 1 p.m. No injuries reported.

By adamg - 1/5/19 - 11:37 am
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The defaced stop sign. Photo by Burlington PD.

Burlington Police thought they were dealing with a local Nazi when they found a sort of swastika like symbols spray painted on the Pine Glen Elementary School and on a nearby stop sign Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/18 - 12:36 pm

An elderly couple from Burlington is suing both Macy's and its escalator maintenance company for the serious injuries they say they suffered when the railing they were holding onto an up escalator suddenly jerked forward on Oct. 12, 2016 at the Burlington Mall Macy's. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/18 - 5:43 pm

A fox that went after three women in separate incidents yesterday was tested for rabies and found to be infected with the brain-destroying virus, Burlington Police report. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/18 - 1:26 pm

Associated Press reports somebody poured urine into an air freshener and soap dispenser in the men's room at the Burlington library the other day (AP actually wrote "soup dispenser," but we're going to go out on a limb and assume that, even in Burlington, they don't dispense soup in restrooms).

Stop peeing in Walden Pond.

By adamg - 7/13/17 - 10:40 am

A firm with no apparent Web site of its own that holds a patent it claims gives it ownership of a way to index information stored in online databases is suing two local companies for patent infringement. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/17 - 9:15 pm

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., JMac reported that a truck was driving up Rte. 128 by Rte. 3 and the Burlington Mall "dropping beer kegs all over it." He adds: Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/17 - 9:15 am
Cruiser and car damaged in Rte. 128 crash

Back of cruiser, front of car. Photos by State Police.

State Police report a trooper overseeing roadwork on Rte. 128 northbound in Burlington suffered injuries Sunday night when an Andover man drove into the back of the cruiser he was sitting in. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/17 - 4:50 pm

The US Attorney's office today announced the arrest of the owner of the former Alpha Omega Jewelers, ten years after he fled the country after banks began questioning the loans they had given him for inventory in his Boston, Cambridge, Natick and Burlington stores that officials say didn't exist. Read more.

By szapata617 - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By adamg - 12/11/16 - 5:54 pm

The Burlington Mall reports it plans to re-open at 9 a.m. tomorrow after it was shut on what would normally be one of its busiest days of the year due to a water main opening up right under one of its parking lots.

By adamg - 11/30/16 - 2:21 pm

UPDATE, 3 p.m. State Police report all travel lanes are open again.

State Police reports the crash, just south of the Winn Street exit, has shut all four travel lanes. The breakdown lane is still open. Injuries, but not clear of number and extent yet.

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