Friday, December 21, 2012
Check out the Five Things column for Friday, Dec. 21.
Here are five things to know for Friday, Dec. 21: 1. In case you missed it: Marian Burbine, the wife of John Burbine, who is facing nearly 100 charges for allegedly sexually abusing children, is facing multiple charges also and appeared in Middlesex Superior Court Thursday in Woburn. 2. A little taste: Redstone Liquors will be having a free beer tasting from 4-7 p.m. Friday. 3. Holiday show: Stoneham Theatre's production of "It's a Wonderful Life" is slated for 8 p.m. Friday, according to the theatre's website. 4. ZooLights: Have you taken a trip to see thousands of lights and holiday decorations on display at the ZooLights program at Stone Zoo? The program runs from 5-9 p.m. Friday. 5. Got photos? Upload Stoneham photographs to our Pics…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Marian Burbine, whose husband John Burbine is facing nearly 100 sexual abuse-related charges, made her court appearance Thursday morning. She is expected to return to court Feb. 13.
Marian Burbine made a brief court appearance on Thursday morning, largely to set the terms of her ongoing home confinement in connection with the child sex abuse case against her husband John Burbine. Burbine and her husband operated the former Waterfall Education Center in downtown Wakefield, and also offered tutoring and day care services that would reportedly often take place at the children's homes. Her husband had been classified as a Level 1 sex offender back in 1989, which has touched off a separate legislative debate over how to reform the current system used to share information on sex offenders. Under the terms agreed to in court, Burbine, 46, is free to leave her home for 90 minutes each day between Monday and Friday at a set …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mass. Senate Republican Leader Bruce Tarr plans to introduce legislation in January.
Senate Republicans expect to file comprehensive legislation during the new session aimed at reforming how information about sex offenders is shared between law enforcement and other officials. The bill is a response to the ongoing case involving Wakefield resident John Burbine and the nearly 100 counts of child sex abuse he is facing. His wife, Marian Burbine, is also facing charges in the case for running an illegal daycare and for reckless endangerment. Burbine allegedly sexually abused children from Stoneham and several nearby communities. Burbine’s original classification suggested his risk of re-offense was low, and the public would not benefit from the disclosure of his information; however, subsequent facts have proven this …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
John Burbine of Wakefield to be arraigned Wednesday morning at Woburn Superior Court on nearly 95 child sex abuse charges.
The Wakefield man at the center of one of the worst child sex abuse cases in recent memory will be arraigned Wednesday morning at Woburn Superior Court. John Burbine, 49, faces a total of 95 charges stemming from the alleged abuse of children receiving day care or tutoring services from his wife's business - which was not completely registered. Marian Burbine, 46, will make her own court appearance on Dec. 20 for a pre-trial hearing. She faces six counts of reckless endangerment of a child, and two counts of operating an unlicensed day care business. Mrs. Burbine has reportedly been under house arrest in Wakefield while a MyFoxBoston report noted over the weekend that her husband is currently in the Billerica House of Corrections. The …
Friday, December 7, 2012
John Burbine, 49, is a level 1 sex offender accused of filming himself in various sexual activities with young children from Stoneham and nearby communities.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
John Burbine, 49, is a level 1 sex offender accused of filming himself in various sexual activities with young children.
A Wakefield husband and wife are facing numerous charges in connection with an illegal day care service that subjected at least 13 children - one of them just days old - to horrific sexual abuse that was recorded on video. On Thursday, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced the indictments of Wakefield residents John Burbine, 49, and his wife, Marian Burbine, 46. The two were proprietors of the Waterfall Education Center, which reportedly offered home-based services to clients ranging from day care to group care and tutoring and babysitting. The business reportedly had some employees as well, although Leone indicated that no complicity has been found at this point among them. "In my 14 years in Middlesex County, I have never …