YourArlington.com , Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:13 pm
On Saturdays, during the holiday shopping season, the Town of Arlington is allowing free parking at all metered spots in the two municipal parking lots in the Center (Russell Commons lot on Mystic Street and the lot...
Media Nation , Nov. 25, 2014 - 3:57 pm
Well, that didn’t last long. Matt Gross, the new editor-in-chief of The Boston Globe’s free Boston.com site, has resigned, according to Garrett Quinn of MassLive. BostInno expands on it a bit. Here’s what I...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:08 am
Arlington Children’s Theatre, in its first full-length production in several years, presents an original piece of absurdist theater written by Boston playwright Declan Keefe. Being Borrowed follows a day in the life...
Media Nation , Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:14 am
Emily Bell Journalism has lost control of its platforms and means of distribution. In many ways, that’s good, because it has brought to an end the monopoly journalists once held on the news and information we need to...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:00 am
La Victoria Taqueria plays Mexican street food in Arlington like Freddy Mercury led Queen -- uniquely, with flair, and approachable enough to make all ages want to sing along. When you enter the newly opened location...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 24, 2014 - 4:07 pm
Struzziero A Massachusetts native who is the current director of the Winthrop Public Library and Museum has accepted the role of director of libraries for the Town of Arlington. Peter Struzziero plans to begin in...
Media Nation , Nov. 22, 2014 - 9:43 am
John Sununu The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America has resurrected an old charge: that former Republican senator John Sununu Jr. is using his Boston Globe column to advance the interests of a lobbying...
Suldog , Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 am
Since I've often been all about Thanksgiving, some of you were probably wondering when I was going to write a post about it this year. If you were wondering, I thank you for thinking about it and here it is.I made a...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:14 am
I’ve gotten a number of emails and commenters asking about the status of Pete Sheppard, who has been absent from Glenn Ordway’s Big Show Unfiltered for some time now. Sheppard took to Facebook yesterday to...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:17 am
See a marionette show for the whole family Saturday, Nov. 22, at artlounge Arlington, in the Heights. Lose yourself in the magic of dancing marionettes, rod and “flat” puppets, and light and shadow by one of America’s...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 21, 2014 - 6:30 am
Harrington reduces earlier request for 900 emails The School Committee, through a statement read by Chairman Bill Hayner, has said an email about a Community Preservation Act agenda item in October should not have been...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 21, 2014 - 6:00 am
For all events scheduled at Arlington's Regent Theatre: URO performs ... 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Rediscover the rock opera that changed the world on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, at 8 p.m.; Sunday Nov. 23 at 2...
Media Nation , Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:31 pm
A huge newspaper deal was announced late this afternoon. The parent company of GateHouse Media of Fairport, New York, which has been on the march since emerging from bankruptcy last year, is buying out Halifax Media Media...
Boston Biker , Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:47 pm
From the F-book: ————– Saturday, November 22 at 1:00pm in EST Copley Square Copley Sq, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 First annual Cranksgiving Boston bike ride! Bring a bike, a bag, and a lock....
YourArlington.com , Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:44 pm
A two-vehicle collision that sent an SUV into a home where propane was stored resulted in injuries but no harm to students. An Arlington public schools' sport utility vehicle was headed from Lexington to Arlington via Route...
Media Nation , Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:24 pm
View Larger Map For several years I’ve asked students in my digital journalism classes to do a group project involving Google Maps. It’s a pretty simple assignment. They go out and write reviews for their blogs...
Boston Biker , Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm
Lets make sure we don’t end up with just another highway, see below From Livable Streets: ———-   We have a vision for something more than just a new highway.  After months of MassDOT I-90...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 20, 2014 - 6:22 am
Spy Ponder girls' team beams after beating Concord-Carlisle on Nov. 18 to reach the final. / Photo by Michael Mannstadt The Arlington High School girls' varsity soccer team lost to Hingham, 3-2, in the...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:27 am
(From BSMW member Claude45) Really no excuse now for Patriots finishing with anything other than the No. 1 seed in the AFC. — Tony Massarotti (@TonyMassarotti) November 17, 2014 How about all the reasons you and your...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 19, 2014 - 6:59 am
With expectations high, the Arlington High School cross-country team on Tuesday, Nov. 18, headed to Franklin Park to support senior Joe Hazelton as he competed in the state championship. A week before, he qualified for...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:57 am
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BSMW Blog Headlines , Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:39 am
Wanted to wait until after the Colts game to file a report, and my, oh, my. This season has taken a pleasant little turn since the last time we talked, hasn’t it? In our First Quarter Review, we showed concern (“...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 18, 2014 - 8:27 am
Friends and supporters of the Arlington Education Foundation will gather together Nov. 24, to celebrate public education in Arlington and the organization’s work supporting innovative projects and schoolwide changes in the...
Secretly Ironic , Nov. 17, 2014 - 7:44 pm
There’s an empty lot on a major road near my house, and developers are proposing to put in first-floor retail and three floors of apartments. Total of 5 units of housing. City zoning requires 1 parking space for each...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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BSMW Blog Headlines , Nov. 17, 2014 - 12:13 pm
The Patriots just continue to roll on, continuing to make the dire predictions of doom from after week four look silly. The criticism of the team and how they played at Kansas City at the time certainly was legitimate, but...
Sustainability , Nov. 17, 2014 - 9:54 am
Did you know that the first three characters ever typed on the Internet were L-O-L? No, this is not a joke. It’s a tiny bit of knowledge identified as interesting by someone who does that all the time: Ira Flatow (right),...
Media Nation , Nov. 17, 2014 - 7:40 am
Banyan tree Is there a connection between hyperlocal journalism, civic engagement and spirituality? Not directly. But in “The Wired City” I argue that New Haven Independent editor Paul Bass’ emphasis on...
Clueless in Boston , Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:05 pm
Sunny, cold, and colorful in the Public Garden.
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 15, 2014 - 3:48 pm
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Off On A Tangent , Nov. 15, 2014 - 1:27 pm
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Off On A Tangent , Nov. 15, 2014 - 8:30 am
The Massachusetts Health Connector let's you browse plans anonymously. Be careful entering your birthday. Once you start typing, the MM/YYYY prompt goes away, so if you type MM/DD/YYYY instead , and get an error, you...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 15, 2014 - 7:11 am
Massachusetts Health Connector goes Live, November 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM. NOTE: The URL is http://www.mahealthconnector.org, not .com Shopping for Plans When shopping for plans, the Massachusetts Health Connector site...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 15, 2014 - 6:30 am
The statement was dramatic, as were the accompanying statistics: Precinct 13 Town Meeting member asked during public participation at the Oct. 23 School Committee meeting, “Did you know that an African-American student is 11...
Sustainability , Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:22 am
I wrote previously in response to Ted Kyle’s “three tribes of obesity” post, in which I reacted to the world as he described it, but I needed to return from another angle. In case you missed it, he identified the trio as...
Picture Boston , Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:04 am
I am honored to have been chosen by Donald Winslow, NPPA magazine editor, to be worthy of an article about my position at The Boston Herald,  as “The Last Cruiser.” Thank you NPPA and Herald, and Boston area fire...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 15, 2014 - 1:00 am
Remember when at rocked Menotomy Rocks Park? That was on a blowy day last May.  Remember when a mural gracing Spy Pond was unveiled? That was in December 2012.  Put the two together, and you get ... art rocking...
Secretly Ironic , Nov. 14, 2014 - 4:21 pm
There was a harpist busking on the T the other day. On Beacon Hill, a main broke and water poured down the hill into the gutters at the bottom, swirling around the oversize wheels of a late-model Bentley coupe. Down the...
Boston Biker , Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:51 pm
From the email, looks like fun! ———- We are engineering students at MIT who are building a device (Terrainer) for competitive cyclists to train outdoors.  To further improve our project, we are looking for...
Boston Biker , Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:35 pm
I have talked about this a couple of times (here and here and here), and its great to see Cambridge moving forward with this simple and awesome plan.  Via On Monday, November 10, the City of Cambridge took a major step...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:22 am
WEEI officially announced yesterday what Chad Finn had reported weeks ago – that Jerry Thornton would be joining the Dale and Holley show as the “permanent” third host. One head-scratcher from the release:...
Sustainability , Nov. 14, 2014 - 9:32 am
Writing on ConscienHealth, Ted Kyle talks about the three tribes of obesity, whom he labels the Healthies, the Quants, and the Buttouts. It’s not hard to see where the sympathies of Kyle, chairman of the Obesity Action...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 14, 2014 - 8:32 am
MA Health Connector tweeted out a broken link yesterday to the new Health Connector website. I told them on twitter. It's still broken. They need to be listening on Social Media. If they aren't listening now, they...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 14, 2014 - 7:33 am
Righted tanker at parkway rotary near Medford with foam covering fuel on the road in 2013 Arlington police photo. The state Department of Environmental Protection has reached two settlements, totaling $55,100 and $7,187,...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 14, 2014 - 6:58 am
Foggy Mountain Consort aims to put a new spin on historical songs at the Old Schwamb Mill's fall open house on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Admission: free (Suggested donation $5). For this show, Foggy Mountain...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 14, 2014 - 6:20 am
The Board of Selectmen has served notice that the opening of the warrant for the annual Town Meeting for 2015 begins Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m., and closes Friday, Jan. 30, at noon. During this time,...
Media Nation , Nov. 13, 2014 - 3:43 pm
Some big media moves were announced a little while ago as The Boston Globe plans to ramp up its business section next month. First the email sent to the staff by editor Brian McGrory and business editor Mark Pothier. Then a...
Media Nation , Nov. 13, 2014 - 3:03 pm
Howie Carr in 2010 At the bottom of Howie Carr’s column in today’s Boston Herald is this: “Howie will be back on the radio Monday at 3 p.m.” Since Carr had just been released from WRKO (AM 680), I...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:34 pm
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Media Nation , Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:50 am
Here is the UMass four-page wraparound ad in today’s Boston Globe that you may have heard about. I generally defend these things, since I like it when news organizations find ways to make money. And it’s clearly...