The Branches of Marlboro hosts Marlborough’s first responders for lunch


By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor

Members of Marlborough’s first responders with officials from The Branches of Marlboro at a cookout held at the Branches community Sept. 11.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – Members of Marlborough’s Police, Fire and EMS departments were treated Sept. 11 to a special cookout, courtesy of The Branches of Marlboro, a senior care community set to open in November. The cookout was held in tents outside the main building at the community’s 421 Bolton St. location.

Christie Bavuso, Branches assistant executive director, said the event was a way to thank the first responders not only for their help and cooperation as the community nears its completion, but “everything they do every day.”

“We picked this day [Sept. 11] because of its special meaning to all of us,” she said. “We thought what better way to thank them than to bring them to us and treat them to lunch.”

Fire Chief Kevin Breen said the men and women of the different departments were excited to stop by for lunch.

“It’s very thoughtful of [the Branches staff],” he said, “especially on this day, the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.”

“It has been great working with Branches, we have a great partnership with them already,” he added. “We are happy to welcome them to the community. They will be a great asset.”

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