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LAST OF A FOUR-PART SERIES YourArlington spent the past 10 months speaking with police officials, health employees and residents about drug abuse. This four-part series explores how the Town of Arling...
Options available in, near town and through state, federal goverment RESOURCES: AN ADDENDUM TO FOUR-PART SERIES The Town of Arlington, some neighboring municipalities, the state of Massachusetts and t...
PART THREE OF A FOUR-PART SERIES YourArlington spent the past 10 months speaking with police officials, health employees and residents about drug abuse. This four-part series explores how the town of...
PART TWO OF A FOUR-PART SERIES YourArlington has spent the past 10 months speaking with police officials, health department employees and residents about drug abuse. This four-part series explores how...
PART ONE OF A FOUR-PART SERIES YourArlington has spent the past 10 months speaking with police officials, health department employees and residents about drug abuse. This four-part series explores how...
Onlookers enjoy a performance at the Jason Russell House at Porchfest. / Molly Weinrib photos The streets of Arlington on Saturday, June 15, were filled with music, laughter and friendly chatter from...
Earth Day is over, but in Arlington, being environmentally conscious is a year-round proposition UPDATED May 16: The Capitol Theatre , in East Arlington, has a historic and successful legacy – and now...
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra; Mark Harvey, first row center. / photo by Kate Matson The Aardvark Orchestra, conducted by longtime Arlington resident Mark Harvey , closed its 51st season with a tribute to D...
UPDATED at 9 p.m. April 30: The Arlington Human Rights Commission (AHRC) voted April 24 to endorse a Special Town Meeting article seeking, among other goals, an immediate and permanent ceasefire in th...
Additional activities took place at Whittemore Park, Jason Russell House on Patriots Day UPDATED April 15: The annual Patriots Day holiday falls this year on Monday, April 15; a wide variety of relate...
Both votes split April 10; commission later this month may consider support of warrant article for Special Town Meeting UPDATED May 6: The Arlington Human Rights Commission voted late Wednesday, April...
Sign-holders Sonia and Elsie Coleman at a 2017 First Parish vigil supporting immigrants. / Marjorie Howard photo UPDATED Feb. 14: In the past four months, Massachusetts has reached a critical point in...
The closing inspiration at the Feb. 10 'Day of Learning' at AHS was led by, from left, Cantor Lisa Doob, Imam Kandeel Javid and the Rev. Leah Lyman Waldron. / Jessie Castellano photos Nearly 50 people...
UPDATED Feb. 11: The Rainbow and Human Rights Commissions have teamed up to host "A Day of Learning," focused on "building welcoming communities," held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. It was free and op...
Belmont World Film’s Family Festival is marking its 21st year and this year in four communities, including Arlington. It started Jan. 13 and is to conclude today, Sunday, Jan. 21. Children ages 3 thro...
Jack Wheatley John Lewis Wheatley Jr., Arlington native and former owner of the town's oldest business, R.W Shattuck Hardware , died Monday, Jan. 8, at the age of 90; he would have turned 91 next mont...
Decorated washboard. / Photos courtesy Michael Buonaiuto The Jug Band, a musical group that plays instruments built in the 1920s and '30s, plans a performance at Arlington's Donut Villa, 319 Broadway....
Paul (Paolo) Parravano, longtime town resident and volunteer. / Photo courtesy MIT His lack of eyesight never limited him UPDATED Jan. 6: Paul (Paolo) Parravano, a longtime resident who served on two...
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra; Mark Harvey, first row center. photo credit: Kate Matson. UPDATED Dec. 10: The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, which has Arlington ties, held a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturda...
Colleen Leger The Town of Arlington has appointed Colleen Leger as its new director of Health and Human Services. In this position, Leger is set to oversee numerous human services divisions, including...
A classic tale reimagined as rarely seen locally before took the stage at Arlington's Regent Theatre for one night only in November -- the last performance after a nationwide run. Sunday, Nov. 12, at...
Martin Town officials at the last minute canceled but said they plan to reschedule a forum on fighting drug abuse that was to have been held Thursday evening at Town Hall. It would have featured Middl...
UPDATED Sept. 8: The end of summer is nearing, but high temperatures recently were lingering throughout the state. Thursday, Sept. 7, the temperature hit a high of 95 degrees in Arlington; the heat fo...
Martin UPDATED July 6: The town has appointed Anna Martin as Arlington’s new prevention service manager. In this position, Martin will work to help reduce substance abuse in Arlington and provide supp...
Alessi The town has hired a new senior transportation planner. John Alessi has joined Arlington’s Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD). The town transportation planner is in charge...

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As both an Arlington resident and a family friend of Brynn O’Connor, I would like to share my somewh...
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As a lower-income renter in Arlington who reports on housing equity, I would hope students would tak...

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