50 years ago this month, July edition
A pair of weekend armed robberies turned Burlington into an Adam-12 episode. First, a pair of gunmen held up Lexington Trust in the Star Market plaza (now anchored by Pure Hockey) and escaped with $22,000 despite spilling coins and bills all over the floor when a bag broke as they fled. Two days later, another duo held up Qwik Mart on Route 62 (now a larger plaza containing Londi’s Pizza) and escaped with $300. But Woburn Police set up a gauntlet in Woburn Center and fired several shots as the car approached. Undaunted, the pair blew through the center, sparking a brief police chase that ended when the car smashed into a rock wall near Lucia’s Market. Police arrested the pair, ages 27 and 17, both from Winchester, and booked them for armed robbery.
Burlington residents support sex education in the schools, according to a town-wide survey. The margin of victory is pretty strong, 64% to 36%, though the sample size is small. Only 548 of the 5,100 survey recipients bothered to participate.
Apollo 11 landed on the moon using instrumentation built in Burlington at RCA. All the details including internal RCA promotions and correspondence here.
Here’s the lineup for the 1969 Babe Ruth all-star game:
American League: Jack Ganley, Gary Demone, Bob Klesaris, Steve Castraberti, Bob Deldnno, Steve Simpson, Bob Kennedy, Dan Yeadon, Dan Jorgeson, Steve Woodward, Steve Baldrate, Fred Sleeper, Jack Whiffen, Bob Pekla, Kevin Rodgers.
National League: John Maguire, Rick Cessere, Dave Leone, Billy McCann, John Frasca, Stan Slowey, Bill Colantuoni, Ron McNulty, Don McNutt, Scott Forbes, Jamie Stehans, Joe Arsenault, Scott Duncan, Dave Hubell and Steve Bent.
Georgina Sylvia Hossfeld, Miss Burlington of 1969, beat out 21 other contestants to become Miss Massachusetts. She combined her “piano skills, figure, poise and personality” to capture first place. She will be welcomed back with a champagne reception at the office of Lutin and Lutin attorneys, then taken by police escort to a gala event at the Burlington Mall featuring WHDH radio personality Jess Cane. Then on to the rigors of the Miss America competition.
Very good articles. I remember the Lexington bank in plaza on Middlesex tpk.
More excellent memories. Thank you!!
thanks for the memories
Sex education…there was a meeting at the vfw(i think) on lexington street to discuss what the class would entail. When a group of h.s.seniors showed up to show support, we were asked to leave unless our parents were in attendance. Then those who had parents there were also asked to leave. I guess we were too young to hear anything about sex!
we had a good team, the american league Babe Ruth all stars. won our first game, lost the next to Revere, i remember they were big.