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50 years ago this week


Liquor Cabinet ad Burlington MALittle People meeting — Linda Pomeroy of Keene, NH announces a meeting of the Little People Of America at 4 Edgemont Ave., Burlington, the home of Morton and Norma Connors. Their son Gary, 18, is a member. The organization was founded in 1957 by actor Billy Barty.

Contract won — Microwave Associates on South Ave. wins an $89,927 government contract to build 880 electron tubes to military specifications.

Engagement announcement — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hogan of Lexington Street announce the engagement of their daughter Charlene to Edward L. Lenzi of Cambridge Street. Miss Hogan is a student at Burlington High School and Mr. Lenzi is attending Northern Essex Community College, majoring in business administration.

School appointees — The School Committee appoints these department heads at Francis Wyman Junior High School: Leonard Connolly (math), Peter Mahoney (social studies), Patricia Hennessey (science), Edwina Addison (language) and Linda Rheingold (art). At the Senior High School, Constantine O’Doherty becomes administrative assistant and Frank Cagliuso becomes music director.

Talent show audition — WBZ’s Community Auditions show is pairing with St. Mark’s to conduct a local talent hunt. Auditions are Saturday, April 13 in the high school. First prize is an appearance on the TV show and a chance to share in the $2,500 bond prizes. Dave Maynard, the host of the 14-year-old show, will emcee the audition. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit the St. Mark’s building fund.

Five firefighters appointed — They passed the written exam: Joseph Doran at 99 Mill Street, Doug Hyde at 145 Wilmington Road, Tom Murray at 5 Long Street, Donald Robinson at 5 James Street and William Bibbey at 39 Francis Wyman Road.

Howard Johnson Motor Lodge Burlington MA 5Howard Johnson Motor Lodge opens — Burlington’s first motel is located across from the new Burlington Mall on Middlesex Turnpike. The restaurant and cocktail lounge will open in about six weeks, says manager Ed Poor.

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  1. Didn’t Mr. Poor have that church across from then Sterling Motor Inn? 60’s & early 70’s. Tons of hippies crashed there, had to work on the property & attend church to be able to crash there.

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