UPDATED Aug. 4: Arlington’s Park and Recreation Commission held an online Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to discuss the pros and cons of building a mountain-bike park and trails on Hill’s Hill, the small patch of land next to the Summer Street skating rink. More than 80 people attended, offering their pros and cons of this potential recreational endeavor.
“We’re at the preliminary stages of the feasibility study. It’s not a funded project yet. It’s just conceptual plans now, and we don’t even have a preliminary design yet,” said Arlington Recreation Director Joe Connelly.
If approved, the park would cost an estimated $350,000.
Twenty-three adult students from greater Boston, including four from Arlington, recently completed evening courses in automotive technology, carpentry, cosmetology and electricity at Minuteman Technical Institute in Lexington. These students have gained critical knowledge in trades with high demand for skilled workers and that provide long-lasting, economically sustainable careers.
Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI) – the adult evening division of the Minuteman Regional Technical School District – offers 10-month and 15-week career technical education programs throughout the year. The 15-week programs are tuition-free for most applicants because of support from the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet.
MTI is accepting registration for five tuition-free, 15-week programs that begin in September: CNC machine operator, carpentry preapprentice, facilities manager, robotic technician and welding.
Two Arlington projects are being funded through its Shared Streets and Spaces Program -- the Chestnut Street project and the Mass. Ave. outbound bus lane in East Arlington.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the town is to receive $143,910 in construction funding for the Chestnut Street project, where resident Ann B. Desrosiers was struck and fatally injured on Dec. 31, 2019.
The town has partnered with the MBTA on the Mass. Ave. bus lane, which is to receive $133,640 in construction funding.
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