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    New director of parks and recreation begins work

    Brendan Egan of Beverly was appointed director of parks and recreation by the Recreation Commission in late January and began work last week. Egan is no stranger to Burlington. From June 1999 to February 2009, he served as the town’s recreation supervisor. Since then he has been superintendent of recreation and parks in Marblehead. “I’m excited; I feel like I’m home again,” Egan said. He said he applied for the job because of his prior experience. “It’s a great town to work for and recreation is well supported here,” he said. “I think the residents put a premium on their free time, whether participating in one of our programs, trips, or special events or just enjoying one of the parks.” A Connecticut native, Egan has a bachelor’s degree in recreation management from Franklin Pierce University. Prior to his original stint in Burlington, he was program director for a Boys & Girls Club in Wallingford, Conn., from 1995-1998, and youth director in Amesbury from 1998-1999.