YourArlington.com , Jul. 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Redacted page from Speidel agreement A town resident questioning the redactions in a separation agreement with former assessments chief John B. Speidel has received support for his effort from the state Public Records...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 27, 2014 - 9:08 am
  For the first time, members of the Arlington Philharmonic will present a classical concert at Robbins Farm. It is set for Saturday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Friends of Robbins Farm. The...
Suldog , Jul. 27, 2014 - 8:27 am
Bob Dylan once sang, “The times, they are a-changin'”. For my money, the times are a-changin' a lot more now than when Dylan sang his song. For the better? Maybe.I brought my car to a mechanic to have the transmission...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 27, 2014 - 6:00 am
View of crowd at Thompson School on June 16. / Photo by Glenn Koenig Work began in July 2014 on the first phase of the $6.84 million Mass. Ave. project, starting at Pond Lane and heading toward Cambridge. A description...
Boston blog news , Jul. 26, 2014 - 9:58 pm
Local Web site (no, not the Globe style section) is seeking a blogger: Special community for people who have earned a lot of money or been born into a wealthy family needs a blog ghostwriter. The focus of the community is...
Media Nation , Jul. 24, 2014 - 4:29 pm
As you may have heard, former state Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien and two underlings have been convicted in federal court of charges related to patronage. In Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Harvey...
Media Nation , Jul. 24, 2014 - 11:35 am
Last week I had a chance to sit down with Josh Stearns to talk about his new job as director of the Journalism and Sustainability Project at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Dodge has received a two-year, $2 million grant...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 24, 2014 - 10:18 am
Wasp for which teacher is named. Don Bockler Legendary Arlington High School science teacher Don Bockler is gone but hardly forgotten. His name lives on through the persistent work of former students -- and through the name...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 24, 2014 - 7:01 am
Berwick Arlington residents will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Don Berwick, a candidate in the Democratic primary race for Massachusetts governor, on Sunday, July 27, from 3 to 5 p.m., at 34 Webcowet Road,...
Sustainability , Jul. 24, 2014 - 6:43 am
By necessity, I have a jaundiced eye toward request for content placement on my blog, because too many of them turn out to be scams. But this one seems legit, and worthwhile as well. Rainforest Connection is fighting...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 24, 2014 - 6:24 am
See selectmen on cable The Board of Selectmen will meet Monday, July 28, at 7:15 p.m. in the Selectmen's Chambers, second floor, Town Hall. Agenda: FOR APPROVAL 1. For Approval: Removal of Trees on Hillsdale...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 24, 2014 - 3:05 am
For all events scheduled at Arlington's Regent Theatre >> Featuring Doug Church, “The Voice of Elvis” Special Guest: Houston Bernard BandSaturday, July 26, at 8 p.m. Learn more | Show Times
YourArlington.com , Jul. 24, 2014 - 2:03 am
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" presented by Arlington Children's Theater on Sunday, July 27, 5 p.m. at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Foster Street courtyard. The performace is free. In case of...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 24, 2014 - 1:00 am
After the Town of Belmont announced Thursday, July 24, that a mosquito tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Arlington Health Department urged residents to take action to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes and to avoid...
Media Nation , Jul. 23, 2014 - 11:04 am
The online news site GoLocalProv is taking a well-deserved victory lap now that it’s been announced that GateHouse Media will acquire The Providence Journal from A.H. Belo of Dallas for $46 million. GoLocalProv ...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 22, 2014 - 1:55 pm
Customer found unresponsive later dies A recently completed a round of townwide compliance checks in collaboration with the state at Arlington massage and bodywork establishments found several violations, police and...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 22, 2014 - 8:03 am
A recently completed a round of townwide compliance checks in collaboration with the state at Arlington massage and bodywork establishments found several violations, police and health officials announced Tuesday, July 22...
Suldog , Jul. 22, 2014 - 7:28 am
As is my ridiculous wont these days, I took an internet quiz. This one purported to tell me how old I would live to be. The result – no joke – was 128.First, given my personal habits both past and present, the odds of my...
Sustainability , Jul. 21, 2014 - 7:29 pm
I said in a recent post that there is very little black and white, compared to all the gray of decision-making, and here’s another example.   Brian Wansink and David Just do some interesting research at the Cornell...
Media Nation , Jul. 21, 2014 - 9:23 am
Could Rupert Murdoch turn out to be the savior of CNN? Not directly, of course. After all, his Fox News Channel is a blight upon the civic landscape — a right-wing propaganda machine whose elderly viewers are, according to a...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 21, 2014 - 7:00 am
Doherty James F. Doherty, who resigned from the Boards of Assessors in May, was voted on Monday, July 21, to be the next full-time director of assessments. Kevin Feeley and Robert Greeley voted in favor of Doherty....
YourArlington.com , Jul. 21, 2014 - 5:07 am
Robert "Bob" A. Havern III, who served Arlington as a state senator and representative as well as selectman, died Saturday, July 19. He was 65. Havern, a Democrat, served as state senator for 16 years, from 1991-2007, and...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 21, 2014 - 2:07 am
Liz Buchanan and Friends in a morning concert on the lawn at the Whittemore-Robbins House, on Tuesday, July 22, 10 to 11 a.m. (in case of rain we will meet in the Robbins Community Room).Fizz, Boom, Read!" The concert...
Suldog , Jul. 20, 2014 - 12:12 am
I'm in the Boston Herald again. If you like me, you should go there and make appropriate commentary.I think this makes four times in the past eight days I've sent you someplace else to read my stuff. I apologize for being so...
Picture Boston , Jul. 19, 2014 - 7:16 pm
Happy 34th birthday to Gisele.  On July 20, 1980 Gisele Caroline Bundchen was born. She has been the world’s most successful fashion model, an influential businesswoman, and a champion of the environment. But on...
Media Nation , Jul. 19, 2014 - 9:44 am
I’ve got my issues with Gov. Deval Patrick. Over the years I’ve given him two Muzzle Awards, for pandering to the decency police and for an excessive devotion to governmental secrecy. And don’t get me...
Sustainability , Jul. 18, 2014 - 3:28 pm
Even consumers paying attention to where their food comes from and how it is produced are confused, one conclusion that can be drawn from a study published this month in the International Food and Agribusiness Management...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 18, 2014 - 1:00 am
You can rent a canoe or kayak at Spy Pond weekends beginning Saturday, June 14, and continuing through mid-August. The first rental goes out at 10 a.m. and last at 5 p.m. Go to the Spy Pond public boat ramp at Spy Pond...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 17, 2014 - 8:33 pm
Music keeps brewin' at Menotomy Grill. Performing free (no cover) Thursday, July 24, 9:30 to midnight, an unnamed special guest, a rising-star soul singer.Hosted by Jesse Williams. The band will include Menotomy regulars...
Suldog , Jul. 17, 2014 - 7:04 pm
As in funny ha-ha. There I am, mentioned on the cover, only 7 spots below Dave Barry (still my contemporary) and just 5 spots below Bruce Cameron (whoever in hell he is.)(That's a cheap joke, unbecoming of such a laugh...
Picture Boston , Jul. 17, 2014 - 1:46 pm
When I was a child, maybe 9, my parents took my sister and me to Puerto Rico. I remember asking my parents what happens if the plane falls from the sky. The plane, in this case, was an Eastern Airlines Lockheed L-10-11. My...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 17, 2014 - 6:00 am
View of crowd at Thompson School on June 16. / Photo by Glenn Koenig UPDATED, July 17: Work has begun in earnest on the first phase of the $6.84 million Mass. Ave. project, starting at Pond Lane and heading toward...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 17, 2014 - 4:22 am
The Arlington Redevelopment Board will meet Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room, Town Hall Annex. Agenda: See Redevelopment on cable 7:00 PM Environmental Design Review Hearing, Continued...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 17, 2014 - 1:00 am
Chairful Where You Sit is a temporary outdoor art installation at Whittemore Park, in front of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, in Arlington Center, featuring reimagined chairs by creative people. You can sit on the...
Boston Biker , Jul. 16, 2014 - 2:42 pm
I thought this article from Grist was pretty good.  Its a model followed by Bikes Not Bombs, also Boston Bikes, and Hub on wheels.  All to great results.  I would go one further and say that if you want to empower anyone...
Boston Biker , Jul. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
From Livable Streets:   My name is Matt and I’m a BU grad student, active Allston community member, and Make Comm Ave better for people biking, walking, driving and using public transit LivableStreets...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 16, 2014 - 3:00 am
  --> --> He says action weren't intentional; minutes released The Board of...
Media Nation , Jul. 15, 2014 - 8:03 pm
Peter Kadzis, senior editor of WGBH News, with Web producers Abbie Ruzicka and Brendan Lynch. Current, the trade website for people in public media, has posted a nice feature on the New England Muzzle Awards’ newish...
Picture Boston , Jul. 15, 2014 - 6:16 pm
MassPort and FAA air traffic officials had their hands full today as at least 8 flights were diverted to Boston Logan due to thunderstorms over the JFK airport area. KLM Dutch, Pakistan International, China Eastern, Egypt...
Suldog , Jul. 15, 2014 - 11:06 am
I have been published again.This time, the venue is Discover magazine. You can see part of what I wrote HERE. I say "part of what I wrote" because you'll have to buy the issue - or, better yet, subscribe - to get all of my...
Boston Biker , Jul. 15, 2014 - 9:49 am
Check out these awesome lanes!  Parked cars on the outside, nice buffer zone, that fresh zing of new thermo plastic.  More of these please.  
Sustainability , Jul. 15, 2014 - 9:21 am
The person who shared this video with me suggested it was the companion to "Fed Up," the Katie Couric/Laurie David documentary. It is full of good information on the effects of processed-sugar consumption on our bodies and...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 15, 2014 - 2:00 am
Money aids Ottoson, high school As part of the Green Communities program, the state has awarded Arlington a $247,894 grant aimed at aiding energy reduction, part of $7.9 million given to 43 communities statewide. The...
Picture Boston , Jul. 14, 2014 - 6:19 pm
I was the first media photographer on the scene of a collision involving two airliners on the taxiway at Logan Airport on July 14, 2011.. I was in South Boston when my car’s police scanner broadcasted the voice of a...
Media Nation , Jul. 14, 2014 - 11:29 am
Vincent (left) and Herbert Campbell in 2009. The New York Times on Saturday published a feature story about an obscure but layered issue — a fence separating a public housing project in New Haven from the adjoining suburb of...
Sustainability , Jul. 14, 2014 - 5:47 am
Based at Utah State, the Crossroads Project is a collaboration of the Fry Street Quartet and physicist Robert Davies that marries science and art to answer what amounts to the central paradox of modern life: "where the...
YourArlington.com , Jul. 14, 2014 - 1:00 am
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Sustainability , Jul. 13, 2014 - 8:16 pm
[My brother, Richard, is a great world traveler and an awfully punny writer. But his missives from the road — this time for him and his intrepid wife Beverly, it's 7 weeks away: Five weeks cycling from Finland through to...
Media Nation , Jul. 13, 2014 - 10:20 am
This is long but worth it: a deep dive into a case of sexual assault on campus by Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times. If you’ve ever thought that the college form of justice discriminates against men and subjects...
Suldog , Jul. 13, 2014 - 6:30 am
That's what I called the piece I submitted to the Boston Herald. It may still be called that; I don't know. Why don't we both go to the Herald website and find out, eh?See you there?(Hope so. And thanks!)Soon, with more...