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YourArlington.com , Apr. 12, 2015 - 6:00 am
Featuring Greg Hopkins, Lydia Harrell Arlington will again pulse with the sounds of jazz when the fourth annual A-Town Jazz Festival kicks in on Saturday, April 11, at the Senior Center and Sunday, April 12, at the...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 11, 2015 - 7:24 am
By 2020, 70 percent of U.S. jobs will have a high-tech component, according to the Christian Science Monitor, yet there will be 1 million unfilled programming jobs, code.org says. UPDATED, April 11: The use of technology...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 11, 2015 - 1:00 am
Arlington residents plan to stand with signs for two hours Monday, April 13, at the locations of recent pedestrian fatalities on Mass. Ave. The visibility event follows a history of pedestrian injury and death in East...
Suldog , Apr. 11, 2015 - 12:14 am
Yup, I'm in the Boston Herald again.(If you like me, that's a good thing. If you don't like me, what in hell are you doing here?)So, you may as well go there and read what I have to say.Or you could run out and buy a hard...
Secretly Ironic , Apr. 10, 2015 - 2:28 pm
My review of The Devil in the White City is up over at Bookdwarf.
Media Nation , Apr. 10, 2015 - 8:34 am
A recent Pindell piece in Medium. In his recent exhortation to accelerate the transition to digital, Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory singled out — among others — James Pindell, who’s covering the New Hampshire...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 10, 2015 - 6:35 am
On the go? Can't decide what to do? Here's help (or more decisions to make) --  five things to consider doing this weekend, as suggested by Cambridge Day. Yes, the website, a YourArlington partner, focuses on...
Media Nation , Apr. 9, 2015 - 12:43 pm
It’s interesting that during the same week Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory exhorted his journalists to keep pushing ahead on the digital side, Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron gave a speech on the same...
Media Nation , Apr. 9, 2015 - 9:00 am
The Boston Globe today offers some powerful arguments against executing convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Metro columnists Kevin Cullen and Yvonne Abraham weigh in, as do the paper’s editorial page,...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 9, 2015 - 6:50 am
See selectmen on cable | Supporting agenda documents (click items tab next to meeting date) The Board of Selectmen planned to meet Monday, April 13, at 7:15 p.m. in the Selectmen's Chambers, second floor, Town...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 9, 2015 - 6:48 am
The Arlington Cultural Council invites the public to attend its annual spring celebration of the town's expanding arts and culture scene on Monday, April 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lyons Hearing Room, second floor,...
Media Nation , Apr. 8, 2015 - 6:05 pm
Martin Richard Now the real Boston Marathon trial can begin. A federal jury’s decision to convict Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of 30 charges related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings was the most anticlimactic of anticlimaxes...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 8, 2015 - 12:31 pm
Former selectman, School Committee member served from 1972-2005 UPDATED: Charlie Lyons, an institution in Arlington politics since 1972, plans to retire as superintendent at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 8, 2015 - 8:19 am
When we left off with Part I, many of those same players who had not been invited to the combine had cracked the top five of most categories (see the updated rundown at the bottom of this post). As we make our way through...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 7, 2015 - 8:25 pm
Rodd Leanne Rodd of Arlington, a longtime member of the Chamber of Commerce, is launching the Boston office of FlexProfessionals, staffing company specializing in part-time and flexible placements, here. As of...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 7, 2015 - 10:13 am
The Red Sox opened up their 2015 campaign (hoping for the Double Boomerang) in style yesterday, as Clay Buchholz went seven shutout innings, Hanley Ramirez homered twice, including an ninth-inning grand slam to lead Boston...
Boston blog news , Apr. 6, 2015 - 9:05 pm
An open post to Adam, our host: Please ditch the comments by unregistered commenters. Arguments for and against ? Free tagging: Universal Hub comments posts trollsTopics: Blog news
Media Nation , Apr. 6, 2015 - 9:01 pm
If it sometimes seems like The Boston Globe is still a print-first, digital-later news organization, editor Brian McGrory agrees. Despite success in selling digital-only subscriptions and the hiring of several digital-first...
Media Nation , Apr. 6, 2015 - 12:39 pm
Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the journalist at the heart of the Rolling Stone rape-story scandal, harbored doubts about “Jackie,” her principal source, all along — or, at the very least, had come to doubt her by the...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 6, 2015 - 8:14 am
Berdiev An Arlington resident has launched a new line of business books that includes one about interviewing, and it has been named as a finalist in the career category of Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of...
Media Nation , Apr. 5, 2015 - 10:41 am
The Washington Post today fronts a horrifying story by Liz Sly showing how the remnants of the Saddam Hussein regime are pulling the strings of the Islamic State. We will be paying for the hubris of the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 5, 2015 - 8:08 am
"The plan has been newly designed to fit the current housing design for the property, and concurrently reduce the adjacent homes' flooding. (Groundwater is not in our purview)."  -- Gwendolen G. Noyes "By state law,...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 4, 2015 - 7:04 am
Marchers pass through Brattle Square in the 2014 Patriots Day parade. For the first time in more than a century, Arlington will have no Patriots Day parade. No flintlocks firing, no Menotomy Minute Men drumming,...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 4, 2015 - 12:00 am
Do you vote at the Dallin School or at Park Ave. Congregational Church? Then you are residents of Precincts 16, 18 or 20 and are invited to attend an area meeting about these precincts. The meeting is set for 7 p.m....
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 3, 2015 - 11:41 am
There’s still plenty of snow on the ground, but the Red Sox will begin their season for real in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. (3:05 pm) Predictions on the performance of the team are all over the place, with some...
Suldog , Apr. 3, 2015 - 6:44 am
What follows is a repeat from many a Good Friday at this blog. I've always given serious thought when putting this out here again and this year is no exception. In the end, I still believe every word in it. Whether I put...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 2, 2015 - 9:15 am
Betsy Schramm, at left, a composer and an Arlington resident, is releasing a CD, "Arrays of Light," on April 15. Selections will be performed at a CD release concert at 8 p.m. that Wednesday, at the Tsai Performance...
Media Nation , Apr. 2, 2015 - 8:46 am
I’m looking forward to meeting with folks at Harvard’s Kennedy School at 11:40 a.m. today to talk about blogging and journalism. Not to give too much away, but I’ll be using this slideshow as a framework....
Sustainability , Apr. 2, 2015 - 6:32 am
From the folks at OpenReq, a look at wellness wellness-program incentives and perspectives for opposite sides of the looking glass.
YourArlington.com , Apr. 2, 2015 - 1:00 am
The Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled three hearings for Tuesday, April 7, beginning at 15 7:45 p.m. at the second-floor meeting room of the Town Hall Annex. The hearings are for requests at 735 Mass. Ave., 10 White...
Boston Biker , Apr. 1, 2015 - 9:29 pm
Check out this public meeting let your voice be heard in support for more cycling infrastructure. —————— Department of Conservation a­nd Recreation Commonwealth of Massachusetts Public...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 1, 2015 - 11:15 am
Three Arlington restaurants, all first-time offenders, drew three-day suspensions after police said each served alcohol to minors who were part of a sting in January. Punjab Fine Indian Cuisine, Mr. Sushi and Fusion Taste...
Media Nation , Apr. 1, 2015 - 10:49 am
It’s all about the cake. In a frustratingly inconclusive Washington Post column today on Indiana’s religious-freedom law, Kathleen Parker writes, “Without diving into the weeds, the law aims to protect religious...
Media Nation , Apr. 1, 2015 - 10:49 am
It’s all about the cake. In a frustratingly inconclusive Washington Post column today on Indiana’s religious-freedom law, Kathleen Parker writes, “Without diving into the weeds, the law aims to protect religious...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 1, 2015 - 10:47 am
A lengthy investigation which included interviews with dozens of people involved with the Boston sports media reveals that powerful organization actually controls the content which is disseminated through the various media...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 1, 2015 - 6:44 am
A Boston CD release concert with Jayme Stone's "Lomax Project" is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the sanctuary of Park Avenue Congregational Church, as part of a series presented by the Arlington-based...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 1, 2015 - 6:30 am
UPDATED, April 1: Six modular classrooms will be situated at Ottoson, Hardy and Bishop schools to accommodate Stratton students while their school is renovated in 2016-17. Superintendent Kathleen Bodie told the School...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 1, 2015 - 6:20 am
The annual spring art exhibit at Arlington High School has scheduled a reception for Wednesday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the teachers' cafe gallery to help celebrate the wonderful work of so many AHS visual art...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 31, 2015 - 8:06 am
A coalition of groups favoring preservation of the Mugar site in East Arlington as wetlands made its voices heard to selectmen Monday, March 30. Clarissa Rowe, a former selectmen who is a prime mover behind Arlington...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 31, 2015 - 6:51 am
After a slow start caused by the unrelenting winter, parking bans and rehearsal cancellations, Arlington Friends of the Drama is back on track to open the hit musical "Nine" on Friday, April 10. In this Tony...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 31, 2015 - 6:00 am
After delays in getting concrete, the material finally came last Oct. 18, and workers used it to install sidewalks in East Arlington, as shown in this photo by Jerri Newman of Arlington. Adam Auster has more at Concrete...
Media Nation , Mar. 30, 2015 - 5:09 pm
By Bill Kirtz If you feel under par, work your fingers to the bone, and know it’s time for a change, click on the Cliché Site to trade tired phrases for compelling images. That was one of myriad tips from top nonfiction...
Media Nation , Mar. 30, 2015 - 5:09 pm
By Bill Kirtz If you feel under par, work your fingers to the bone, and know it’s time for a change, click on the Cliché Site to trade tired phrases for compelling images. That was one of myriad tips from top nonfiction...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 30, 2015 - 1:00 am
Garballey State Rep. Sean Garballey, Democrat of Arlington and West Medford, and state Sen. James B. Eldridge, Democrat of Acton, have filed restorative-justice legislation for the 2015-2016 session. It creates an...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 29, 2015 - 1:00 am
YourArlington -- which has published online, unscientific polls since 2006 --asked residents how they expected to vote in the March 28 town election on the ballot question asking whether they favor adding five all-...
Media Nation , Mar. 28, 2015 - 11:26 am
This is really a remarkable story. In today’s Boston Globe, Annie Linskey reports that banksters from JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup have threatened to withhold payoffs (let’s not be too squeamish about what we...
Media Nation , Mar. 28, 2015 - 11:26 am
This is really a remarkable story. In today’s Boston Globe, Annie Linskey reports that banksters from JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup have threatened to withhold payoffs (let’s not be too squeamish about what we...
Media Nation , Mar. 28, 2015 - 10:56 am
The Mystic River in Medford on a very gray Saturday morning, just before the snow. (Click on image for larger view.)
Media Nation , Mar. 28, 2015 - 10:56 am
The Mystic River in Medford on a very gray Saturday morning, just before the snow. (Click on image for larger view.)
YourArlington.com , Mar. 28, 2015 - 5:29 am
The next meeting of the Arlington Democratic Town Committee is set for Thursday, April 9, at 7:15 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room of the Community Safety Building, 112 Mystic St. All interested Democrats are...