50 years ago this month, Noreen Abati became team leader at Marshall Simonds Middle School. If you were a good kid, you had nothing to worry about. If you were a bad kid, Abati’s office joined Rikers Island and Alcatraz on the list of places you didn’t want to visit often.
But enough about Mrs. A, because here comes Mrs. B.
Bradlees (1958-2001) was named after a what?
It was named after Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, because that’s where the founders held their seminal business meetings in the late 1950s.
Stop & Shop bought Bradlees in 1961, leading to a frequent pairing of Bradlees and Stop & Shop stores.
Burlington was no exception. Right across the street from Bradlees (now Kohl’s), the Burlington Mall had a Stop & Shop.
Also 50 years ago this month, the mall had two movie theaters. But watch out, because just up the highway . . .
That article has a name and address wrong. The Burlington business was actually Skandia Sauna Senter at 175 Bedford Street. It was one of two, um, very thorough massage parlors that were later shut down. Full story here.
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