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Arlington Troop 306 expresses joy after assembling gift bags at an earlier drive. / Photo by Karin Turer UPDATED Dec. 11: Troop 306 of Arlington is conducting its annual holiday gift drive. Unlike man...
A choral performance with ties to Arlington was held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. The Special Needs Art Program (SNAP) was the host for its annual “Founders’ Fund” concert at Lexington’s Cary Hall, 1605 Ma...
Petru Sofio at the Mass. Ave. and Appleton, a dangerous intersection under town review. Story, photos by Melanie Gilbert Petru Sofio wants to add the terms “sharrows,” “protected lanes” and “close pas...
Arlington Troop 306 expresses joy after assembling gift bags. / Photo by Karin Turer More than 30 scouts from Arlington’s Troop 306 gathered recently to assemble gift bags full of goodies for teens --...
Report released six months after records request. UPDATED July 28: The Chestnut Manor fire continues to be a smoldering issue for the Arlington Housing Authority long after the embers from that early...
Hauser electrical panel. / Melanie Gilbert photo 'We're grateful to the CPA and Town Meeting.’ -- Jack Nagle The Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) – under new executive-level leadership in the front...
Scouts from Arlington Troop 62580 plant. UPDATED June 9: Members of Girl Scout Troop 62580 of Arlington, undeterred by pandemic restrictions, headed for the outdoors and began developing skills needed...
Atwood House on May 23, 2022. / Melanie Gilbert photo 'I’m reaching out to the state.' -- Jack Nagle For the first time since 2012, the Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) is actively seeking to eithe...
UPDATED May 19: Town Meeting passed five major financial articles at its seventh session, held the evening of Monday, May 16. Approved were Article 50, appropriation of the town budget; Article 51, th...
Moderator offers new rules aimed at meeting June deadline UPDATED May 14: Rule No. 1: Show up. The elected representatives from more than half the town’s 21 precincts -- or 132 members -- were 100-per...
Mayra Cruz, new assistant executive director 'Really excited to bring her on board.' -- Jack Nagle As board elects all males For the first time since its founding in 1948, the Arlington Housing Author...
Aging Menotomy Manor windows and facade due for facelift. / ABACUS photo Communication, budget, transparency at issue Tenant-led leadership dominated the two-hour March meeting of the Arlington Housin...
I’m getting tired of hearing, ‘We’re looking into this. We’re looking into that.'" -- Winslow Tower President Pam Hauser “We’ve got to forgive the month of February because I know our staff have been...
Panels in the 57-year-old building 'dated.' -- Jack Nagle The Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) in a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 2, approved a buildingwide upgrade of electrical panels at Chestn...
The Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) convenes a special board meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, to discuss an electrical upgrade to Chestnut Manor. The seven- story, 100-unit apartment building...
The Community Preservation Act Committee ( CPAC ) met Wednesday, Jan. 26, in its ongoing review of nearly $3.5 million in funding requests from 13 townwide applicants. That includes the $1 million for...
Photo from GoFundMe page on behalf of an injured fire victim >> Sunrise was still three hours away on Saturday, Jan. 22, when a fire was reported in a third-floor unit of the seven-story Chestnut Mano...
State calls heaters 'top cause of building fires.' The Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) discussed its space-heater policy just days before a fire, suspected to have been sparked by an electric heat...
Pharmacist Stephen Camelio gives a Winslow resident his Covid booster shot. / Chris Partridge photo Jack Nagle has Covid in his sights. One of his first actions as the newly appointed executive direct...
Nagle thanks board for 'their confidence in me.' Interim Executive Director Jack Nagle was selected as the new executive director of the Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) by unanimous board vote, du...
'We are ready, willing and able to do whatever we can for our residents.' -- Jen Hernandez Officers Joseph Canniff, left, and Bryan White pose with Santa and members of housing authority staff and the...
A look at the roof of Hauser displays its many wireless connections. / Drone photo by Cam Rogers The Verizon antenna contract for telecommunications equipment on the roof of the Hauser building in Arl...
Brian Connor calls Griffin 'a true leader.' Interviews for Griffin successor in mid-December John Griffin retired as the executive director of the Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) on Oct. 31, bring...
Site where pedestrian died in 2019. / Paul Schlichtman photo Several Arlington residents turned up during the open-forum portion of the Nov. 8 Select Board meeting to voice their concerns about the la...
John Griffin [above] is "going to submit his letter for the end of October." -- Brian Connor Chair says executive director plans to retire Brian Connor, chairman of the Arlington Housing Authority ( A...
UPDATED, Oct. 1 : Interim Director Jack Nagle opened the September Zoom board meeting of the Arlington Housing Authority with news about the Menotomy Manor Tenants’ Association election held earlier t...
Residents lose landline service as reasons differ Intercom at Hauser disrupted. Story, photos by Melanie Gilbert UPDATED, Sept. 11: Richard Fox knows the exact date that his Verizon landline stopped w...
Interim Executive Director Jack Nagle opened the Aug. 25 board meeting of the Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) with stunning budget news: During a three-year period (fiscal 2022 - 2024), the author...
"We appreciate the community's patience as we work diligently to deliver this collaborative plan." -- Elizabeth Homan UPDATED, Aug. 11: Schools Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Homan and Director of Healt...
Badilla Menotomy Manor resident Fiorella Badilla was unanimously appointed to the tenant member seat on the Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) board during the Monday, Aug. 9, Select Board meeting. H...
Brian Connor The increasingly expensive Arlington housing market has Brian Connor’s creative and competitive juices flowing, as the longtime board member and current chair of Arlington’s Housing Autho...
New windows at Winslow Towers can be seen on the Mystic Street side. Return to remote meetings; public guidelines issued Technological and financial challenges required a return to online Zoom meeting...
Information provided during Menotomy Manor tenant organizing. Homes deal with weekend flooding After nearly a decade of dormancy, a tenants’ association for the residents of Menotomy Manor has taken i...
Community room dedicated to the Dalys Held in person at Drake Village The June meeting of the Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) was held in person for the first time since February 2020. The past 14...
From left, Sharon Malone, Diane Morcos and Denise Hunt Boucher, all with the Food Service Division, Arlington Public Schools, at curbside food pickup at Thompson Elementary. See more photos >> Story,...
Letters on the open tenant seat went out May 14. Interim Executive Director Jack Nagle opened the Thursday, May 20, Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) meeting by announcing personnel moves and new hi...
John Griffin, executive director since 2007 UPDATED: The Arlington Housing Authority ( AHA ) board opened its Tuesday, April 27, meeting with a surprise announcement: Executive Director John Griffin h...
Affordable housing, community outreach, diversity, a new school superintendent and the townwide response to the pandemic were just some of the many issues discussed during the virtual Candidates’ Nigh...

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