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Burlington’s representatives in Boston say they are happy with a new bill that would increase spending in location education and reconfigure how Chapter 70 funds are allocated.

“State Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) joined Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) in lauding the efforts of House and Senate leaders after the Student Opportunity Act was released by the Joint Committee on Education,” a release from Gordon’s office states.

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Congressman Seth Moulton, joined by State Rep. Ken Gordon, participated in a forum on the current state of immigration in the United States and what they’d like to see changed.

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Burlington’s state representative announced on Tuesday that he will be seeking a fourth term in office.

“It is my honor to serve the people of Bedford, Burlington and precinct 3 in Wilmington in the legislature, as I have for the past seven years,” Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) said in a newsletter to constituents. “Much has been done, but with the authority gained by my time in office, I am in a position to do more. With that in mind, I look forward to re-election as your State Representative in November of 2020. I ask for your support and your vote.”

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The Interfaith Clergy in Burlington and Bedford, along with  State Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford,) held a vigil to remember those lost in recent mass shootings in El Paso, Gilroy and Dayton. This, combined with a call-to-action to help move forward the push for gun law reform took place on the Bedford Town Common Wednesday, Aug. 14, with a crowd of almost 50 in attendance.

For the full video from the evening click here HERE.To read more about the event, click HERE.

Burlington has restaurants and those restaurants have jobs. Lowell has people who need jobs. Bringing those two groups together is the spark behind an initiative supported by state legislators, business leaders, and local towns.

The fiscal year 2020 state budget, which recently passed the House and Senate, contained $125,000 earmarked for a Lowell-to-Burlington shuttle service which will transport potential restaurant workers from their homes in Lowell to Burlington and back home again.

For the full story click through to the Burlington Union’s website HERE.