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1970–75

Almy's and LeeWards Burlington
Almy’s is the late, lamented anchor of the Economy Shopper’s Center. LeeWards, an arts/crafts store that became Michaels, is tucked in the corner. This whole area is now Shaw’s and Shaw’s parking. Photo credit: John Koniares, owner of State Road Liquors.

Do not adjust your set. That really is Gino’s, without the Papa part. Gino’s Hamburgers was a fast-food restaurant chain founded in Baltimore, Maryland, by Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti and running back Alan Ameche, along with their close friend Louis Fischer, in 1957. In Dundalk, Maryland, just outside Baltimore, it got its official name in 1959 when the owners brought on Colts’ captain Gino Marchetti.

It was an East Coast regional fast food restaurant and had 359 company-owned locations when they were acquired by Marriott Corporation in 1982. Marriott discontinued the brand and converted locations to their Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. The restaurant was known for high quality hamburgers such as the Sirloiner, which was made from sirloin steak, and the Gino Giant, which competed with the Big Mac. The company held the franchise for Kentucky Fried Chicken in the middle-Atlantic states. Source.
Red Robin restaurant, where Town Grocery is now. Color photo credits: Kinda Koutrouba Doherty, an employee (pictured).

 

Ice Palace grand opening. Or Pallace. Take your pick.

 

Before Roche Bros. there was a Sears-like store called Service Merchandise and the Royal Hawaiian restaurant. Before those, there was Mammoth Mart.

 

Maria Matos after winning at TV at LeeWards. Bobby and Billy Matos can barely contain their emotions. Matos was a fixture at Value House and Service Merchandise. Story here.

 

The ill-fated RentTool building.

 

Teacher strike, early 70s — when everyone else was striking.

 

The anchor of the new Route 62 plaza.

 

Billerica Mall grand opening. Not in Burlington, true, but can’t ignore this.

 

Portable classrooms behind the original Memorial School. Burlington was the first Massachusetts town to use portables. Removed in 1978.

 

Burlington Hockey 1971-1972
Burlington Hockey 1971-1972: 1st Row: Carl Humphreys, Tom Fahey, Scott Fusco, Dana Demone, David Knowlton, Tim Sheldon, Ed Pomphrett 2nd Row: Scott Glennon, Mike Roemer, John Callahan, Paul Currie, Eric Shute, David Nelson, Kevin Browne, Rich Jackson 3rd Row: Ed Sullivan and Joe Keohane
Burlington Hockey 1972
Burlington Hockey 1972: 1st Row: David Knowlton, Kevin Dunn, Brian McSweeney, Ty Foster, Scott Fusco, Tim Sheldon, John Peer 2nd Row: John Jones, Mike Roemer, David Nelson, Gary Nazzaro Joe Sampson, Jeff Gordon, Dave Shields 3rd Row: Ed Sullivan and Joe Keohane
Burlington Hockey 1974
Burlington Hockey 1974: 1st row: Steve McLean, Larry Stanton, Kevin Meek, Bob Jay, Chris O’Regan. Second row: Tom Hitchcock, Mike Girouard, Mark Devereaux, Greg Bernard. Third row: Coach Ed Sullivan, Bill Meehan, Jon Donovan, Tom Fahey, coach Joe Koehane.
twins 1970
Front row: Bill Swanson, Tom Carr, John Miller, Tom Ludwig, Steve Doyle, Rich Kenny, Tony Santullo. Back row: Joe Keohane, unknown, Ed Mitchell, Steve Dignan, Jeff Cowles. Coaches: Don Swanson, Joe Keohane
twins 1971
Front row: Fred Halbich, Kent Wall, Steve Burke, Kevin Sullivan, Steve Doyle, Kevin Miller, Tom Carr. Back row: Steve Dignan, Brian Sullivan, Peter Collins, Tom Silvia, Tony Santullo, Bill Swanson, Jeff Cowles, Bruce Gillingham, Ken Zimmerman, Coach Joe Keohane.

 

twins 1972
Front row: Fred Halbich, Ken Connerty, John Creighton, Bobby Jackson, David Swanson, Kent Wall. Back row: Coach Joe Keohane, Tony Santullo, Steve Hagopian, Tim McDonough, David Silvia, Coach Ed Sullivan.
twins 1973
Front row: Dom DelaPointe, John MacNeil, Gerry O’Donnell, Tim Simpson, David Shields, Scott Sebastian, John Creighton. Back row: Coach Keohane, Dennis Brophy, Art Griffin, J. Hagopian, tim McDonough, Ken Connerty, David Swanson, Bobby Jackson, Coach Ed Sullivan.
twins 1974
Front row; Don DeLapointe, John MacNeil, David Knowlton, Matt Davis, Frank Creighton. Middle row: David Shields, Harry Thomasian, Keith Purcell, Gerry O’Donnell, Skip Lang. Back row: Coach Keohane, Ty Foster, John Hughes, Art Griffin, Kevin Orkney, Dennis Brophy

 

7 thoughts on “1970–75 Leave a comment

  1. I’m enjoying this site. I didn’t live here growing up. I lived in Arlington, but we frequently would come to Burlington to shop and have dinner at many of the restaurants in

  2. I lived in Burlington from the early 60’s to 1974. I graduated BHS in 73. Great site. Thanks for the memories.

  3. Great site. Brings back a lot of memories growing up here. Graduated 1973, moved out for a while, came back to raise my own family in 1982. Still here. The changes in Burlington are insurmountable!! It certainly is not the nice, cozy town it used to be. Old graduates won’t recognize the town now. Keep posting photos of a more quiet, easy time in our lives. Great to see. Our 45th rerunion will be held on June 21, 2019. Good time for everyone to return to see the “new” Burlington.

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