YourArlington.com , Apr. 12, 2017 - 8:44 pm
2017 Town Meeting to start April 24 UPDATED, April 12: Gil Irizarry, a Precinct 18 meeting member, told the Arlington Email List April 9 that he is organizing a meeting for precincts 16, 18 and 20 for anyone who wants to...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 12, 2017 - 4:37 pm
Exterior work as a well as a decision to replace all windows in the former Gibbs School has driven expected costs for the renovation $2 million higher than the amount voters approved last June. "The original cost...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 12, 2017 - 2:14 pm
Artist's sketch of suspect. A 36-year-old Brighton man originally from Zimbabwe faces charges in a Wayland robbery, but he may be the "Incognito Bandit," involved in 16 bank heists, including one in Arlington. Albert...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 12, 2017 - 11:28 am
Let this not go unnoticed: House leaders unveiled a $40.3 billion state budget Monday that significantly tempered two controversial plans by Governor Charlie Baker to tackle the cost of health care. Lawmakers slashed his...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 12, 2017 - 9:34 am
Thanks ProgressiveMass -- - promoted by charley-on-the-mta As progressives across the Commonwealth are looking to get more engaged in politics at the state level, a new resource from Progressive Massachusetts (...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 12, 2017 - 8:58 am
Wise. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta One problem with the way that corporations treat citizens (as employees or customers) is that when there is a snafu, the corporation says what it will do and the citizen can only...
Media Nation , Apr. 12, 2017 - 8:55 am
Photo via Michael Itzkoff There’s a school of thought that the harsh criticism of White House spokesman Sean Spicer over his bizarre statement about Hitler never gassing his own people has been overblown. According to...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 12, 2017 - 8:28 am
Exactly - promoted by charley-on-the-mta Target Increased Military Spending at the Enemy On April 6, 2017 the Huffington Post published my piece arguing that if we’re going to increase defense spending, we should target...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 12, 2017 - 7:00 am
The School Committee's reorgnizational meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 13, and the regular meeting at 6:30 in the School Committee Room, sixth floor, Arlington High School. Agenda (some items link to supporting...
Media Nation , Apr. 12, 2017 - 6:39 am
Few reporters have ever had the kind of year that David Fahrenthold experienced in 2016. From exposing the Trump Foundation’s bogus and illegal practices to unearthing a tape on which then-candidate Donald Trump could be...
Suldog , Apr. 12, 2017 - 12:13 am
Not to bum you out, but you realize taxes are due soon, right? [photo found at the IRS website, which is quite useful]I can honestly say I'm not bummed out at all. This is because our taxes are already done AND we're...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 11, 2017 - 4:18 pm
Finegold Alexander Architects' sketch envisioning how the entry to the renovated former Gibbs School will look. It's not the walls themselves, but what happens within them that truly defines a school. The most complex...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 10, 2017 - 3:48 pm
Calling all restaurants and food vendors: Serve, sell, sample and promote to thousands of potential customers at the 19th annual Feast of the East street festival, set for Saturday, June 17, from noon to 4 p.m. Every year...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 10, 2017 - 2:13 pm
Meanwhile...Eric Trump contends that the U.S. airstrike on Syria last week proves not only that his dad is "presidential," but also that he's not connected to Putin in any way. - promoted by hesterprynne Agent-...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 10, 2017 - 12:01 pm
promoted by hesterprynne Come celebrate the launch of Climate XChange‘s second Carbon Pricing Awareness Tesla Raffle. There will be have music, drinks, great conversation, and most exciting of all, they’ll...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 10, 2017 - 10:56 am
The town's Council on Aging has been awarded $5,000 for winning first place in a nationwide test to promote flu shots. The Arlington Council on Aging received the check from the National Council on Aging for...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 10, 2017 - 10:55 am
Things are very very bad on the environmental front. Trump issued his executive orders intending to do away with much of Obama’s climate legacy. And the sociopath Scott Pruitt is already going about gutting the...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 10, 2017 - 7:06 am
Last year, President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission ruled that broadband providers may not sell information about their customers’ internet browsing habits without permission. But last Monday, the...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 9, 2017 - 11:01 am
Winners in town highlight scholastic standouts The Boston Sunday Globe has published photos and briefs capsulizing what was best this winter in Massachusetts high schools sports, and Arlington names are prominent....
YourArlington.com , Apr. 9, 2017 - 8:01 am
The Arlington Farmers' Market is scheduled to open its 20th season at the Russell Common parking lot, off Mystic Street, on Wednesday, June 14, from 2 to 6;30 pm. Manager Patsy Kraemer says the market plans...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 9, 2017 - 6:38 am
Ben Horsburgh (Bobby Child), Clara Hevia (Polly Baker) in dress rehearsal: "Shall We Dance?" 'Who could askfor anything more?' Feature and photosby Carla DeFord UPDATED, April 6: Hey, kids -- let’s put on a show!...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 8, 2017 - 7:03 pm
Is Trump trying to take the RussiaGate issue away from the Democrats? - promoted by hesterprynne The next time someone says the New York Times is biased against Trump, show them the past few days’ headlines and...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 8, 2017 - 11:03 am
Funeral held at St. Eulalia Firefighters from across eastern Massachusetts walk toward Town Hall on April 7. 2017. / Bob Sprague photo UPDATED, April 8: To honor State Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly, an Arlington...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 8, 2017 - 4:59 am
3rd straight day of @MBTA_CR train cancellations, you know it’s getting intense when Keolis lobbyist stop by office https://t.co/axfoQ7gIj4 — Jamie Eldridge (@JamieEldridgeMA) April 7, 2017   I write this every...
Clueless in Boston , Apr. 7, 2017 - 8:00 am
Stairs at City Hall.
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 7, 2017 - 7:11 am
promoted by hesterprynne Two things I wonder: 1. Was Russia testing Trump, through Assad? 2. Does Assad use chemical weapons all the time, and this time we decided to notice? The lines we draw are funny. Yes chemical...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 7, 2017 - 5:54 am
promoted by hesterprynne “General Jack D. Ripper: Mandrake,. . . there are studies underway to fluoridate … ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children’s ice cream.” Now that Trump is actually...
Suldog , Apr. 6, 2017 - 11:13 pm
Two things combined this week to make me realize I’ve got a pretty good life: I went to the dentist and our refrigerator light burned out.Short history of my dental woes… One side of my family had brutally bad teeth and...
Clueless in Boston , Apr. 6, 2017 - 2:41 pm
YourArlington.com , Apr. 6, 2017 - 1:48 pm
Representative Jay Kaufman's award-winning public-policy forum, Open House, has a special guest on tap to offer a unique and firsthand impression of the tumultuous national political scene in "A Conversation with...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 6, 2017 - 8:46 am
promoted by hesterprynne Good. Better. (Or just cosmetic? I don’t know. Either way I’ll take it.) A few months ago, I would have said this was KellyAnne Conway, making Trump understand that symbolism matters...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 5, 2017 - 9:05 pm
Whip the Dems ... But beat the R's. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta Seems like some of our Representatives in DC are AWOL on Medicare for all. I’m sorely disappointed by my rep, Kennedy – doesn’t seem...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 5, 2017 - 4:51 pm
A half-century after the Arlington High School hockey team went undefeated, this year's Spy Ponder squad came home with a state championship, its first under the MIAA's "Super 8" competition. The School Committee honored...
Secretly Ironic , Apr. 5, 2017 - 2:23 pm
I took a class through work yesterday on how to influence people without having formal authority. It’s not just a workplace skill, though, and when we broke up into groups to discuss one specific scenario, the group I...
Media Nation , Apr. 5, 2017 - 10:59 am
Jay Rosen announced last week that he would be taking a role with The Correspondent, the American version of a Dutch news project that its founders hope to launch next year. Rosen, a New York University journalism professor...
Suldog , Apr. 5, 2017 - 2:14 am
A few weeks ago, a friend asked me who my favorite Boston sports team was. He supposed it was the Red Sox, but he was wrong. It's the Boston Celtics.At one time, the Red Sox would have been tied for first. The Celtics,...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 4, 2017 - 6:55 pm
Last time I make that joke. Huh. Whitman State Rep Geoff Diehl is poised to take on Elizabeth Warren next year. It sounds like he’ll announce tomorrow. As Donald Trump’s state co-chair, he has sounded to me like...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 4, 2017 - 11:19 am
Hmmm, privatization not a cure-all, sounds familiar ... - promoted by charley-on-the-mta (Cross-posted from The COFAR Blogsite) Last year, State Auditor Suzanne Bump approved a proposal to privatize mental health...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 4, 2017 - 7:35 am
UPDATED, April 9: An Arlington resident who is studying in Stockholm this semester said she witnessed the chaos of the deadly attack in Sweden on Friday, April 7. Julia Wood, an economics major at the University of...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 3, 2017 - 8:50 am
- promoted by charley-on-the-mta I don’t know how much it costs each time the president hangs out at Mar-a-Lago or how much it is costing us to keep his penthouse bride and son comfortable in the Big Apple, but...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 3, 2017 - 7:29 am
Lessons from Montana for "detached national Democrats" - promoted by hesterprynne Nearly 20% of Montanans split their ballot between Donald Trump for President and Steve Bullock for Governor. Here’s how he did it...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 3, 2017 - 4:46 am
Moving from “governing by abstraction” to relational, real-world people stuff. From paulsimmons, an elaboration on an old Mike Dukakis riff — read the whole thing — heck, print it out and keep it...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 3, 2017 - 4:02 am
State Senator Ken Donnelly has died after fighting brain cancer. I hope it’s OK to quote Rep. Sean Garballey’s Facebook posting: Senator Donnelly was my friend and a mentor. Ken was the voice for working families...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 2, 2017 - 7:21 pm
The death notice from his family. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta My FB feed lit up late this evening with condolences for the family of State Senator Ken Donnelly (D-4MI) after battling a brain tumor.  The following...
Secretly Ironic , Apr. 2, 2017 - 11:05 am
Several times in the past couple of days people have asked me to explain an alarming New York Times article titled Student Loan Forgiveness Program Approval Letters May Be Invalid, Education Dept. Says. This is not an...
Suldog , Apr. 2, 2017 - 12:14 am
Spring officially arrives by calendar in March, but in the Boston area it doesn't really get here until Opening Day. Once we see baseball being played, we know it's safe to go outdoors without mittens and boots. If the Red...
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 31, 2017 - 5:21 pm
Full view of the Government Center T station.
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 30, 2017 - 12:48 pm
Boston City Hall reflected in the new MBTA Blue Line subway station.
Blue Mass. Group , Mar. 30, 2017 - 9:35 am
It takes a village...to keep up with the Trump-Russia connections - promoted by hesterprynne Mikhail Kalugin, allegedly confirmed Russian spy. A BBC piece just rolled through my Google news feed that strikes me as...
Blue Mass. Group , Mar. 30, 2017 - 6:41 am
“The Boston Globe’s opinion pages,” the Boston Globe explains to us, “are completely separate from the news operation.” Indeed, and that’s probably as it should be. But as we learn today from...