YourArlington.com , Dec. 24, 2016 - 7:23 am
Sherpa UPDATED, Dec. 24: A police SWAT team Friday, Dec. 23, rescued people trapped in an East Arlington rooming house and captured armed man who had threatened police with a knife and barricaded himself inside. ...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 23, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Updated state laws to take effect Jan. 1 A new provision of the state Public Records Act, which takes effect Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, requires the designation of a records access officer, and in Arlington that person is...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 23, 2016 - 7:30 am
UPDATED, Dec. 23: The varsity basketball teams at Arlington High split in games Thursday, Dec. 22, against Wakefield, and the Arlington Catholic girls' hockey team bounced back form season-opening loss. The Spy...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 23, 2016 - 7:22 am
Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA), aiming to move out of the former Gibbs School next June, is five weeks ahead of its fund-raising schedule. Linda Shoemaker, ACA executive director, told the Redevelopment Board that...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:40 am
The School Enrollment Task Force met Wednesday, Dec. 21, to review an architectural study for expansion of the Hardy School. The study was conducted by HMFH Architects  and can be found here >>...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:18 am
UPDATED, Dec. 22: What brings people to the Boston Ballet production of The Nutcracker? Lavish sets and costumes, festive theme, professional dancers and inventive choreography, to be sure. Further attractions...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:00 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...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 21, 2016 - 3:27 pm
William M. Dotson, 91, died in March 2015. / Globe photo Continues to cite law's investigatory exemption Arlington police have responded to an order from the state to provide public records to an Arlington citizen in the...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 21, 2016 - 11:02 am
Ottoson needs a guidance counselor. Special education seeks learning specialists not granted in the current budget. The high school needs a third dean, a position cut years back. These are the highlights among a list of...
Suldog , Dec. 21, 2016 - 7:28 am
I have a column in the Boston Herald today. In the abstract, it talks about traditions. I'd love for you to go read it, so here's a link. Meanwhile, if you want something else to look at, here are some parts of a certain...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 20, 2016 - 8:15 am
UPDATED, Dec. 20: Dishing up some Arlington restaurant-related news morsels: La Famiglia Pizzeria, at the former Nicola's location in the Heights, has opened, its Facebook site says. At 1215 Mass. Ave., the brightly...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 18, 2016 - 8:01 pm
The Boston Globe has published its annual report about All-Scholastic players, coaches and teams for fall high school sports. See all of the choices at the dropdown menu embedded in this story below the byline >...
Suldog , Dec. 18, 2016 - 4:29 am
A Christmas story about me and My Dad.Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading!Soon, with more better stuff.
Secretly Ironic , Dec. 16, 2016 - 8:04 pm
A while back our friend Alex, an inveterate music lover, came by our place and wanted to play us some new hit song. So, he logged into his Spotify account and played it for us. And then didn’t log out. Today, I came...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 15, 2016 - 7:23 am
UPDATED, Dec. 15: Selectmen voted unanimously Monday, Dec. 12, to lower the town’s tax rate for fiscal 2017. The new tax rate will be $12.56 per $1,000 of assessed property values, down from this year’s $12.80. The state...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 15, 2016 - 7:10 am
A dead tree amid scorched grass along Mass. Ave. westbound in East Arlington on July 23, 2016. UPDATED, Dec. 15: Leave for a moment the hazy shade of December. Return to the rainless days of last summer. Trees were dying...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 14, 2016 - 3:26 pm
Note: Photos shot with Samsung #NX1 in AUTO mode.Buy on Amazon.com (affiliate link):Disclosure:Samsung supplied the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens to me on loan...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 14, 2016 - 11:43 am
UPDATED, Dec. 14: The longest-serving current member of Town Meeting who has been a longtime protector of East Arlington, particularly opposing developers and seeking flood relief, now has her own day. Elsie Fiore listens...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 13, 2016 - 3:01 pm
The Arlington Pop Warner D-2 Team competed in DisneyWorld on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and placed third in the national test of youthful agility and creativity.  Directors Becky Johnson and Maureen Kenney said they "are...
Suldog , Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:41 pm
[Christmas, 1965 or thereabout]The boy was very young; perhaps 7 or 8 years old. He loved everything about Christmas - the lights, the music, Santa Claus, the trees covered in tinsel and shiny ornaments - but especially the...
Boston Biker , Dec. 9, 2016 - 7:00 am
The good folks in cambridge fighting for improved bike safety are claiming their first (of hopefully many) victories, with the installation of protected bike lanes in Central Square.   from their email: We are excited...
Suldog , Dec. 4, 2016 - 6:55 am
My latest in the Boston Herald...My Latest in the Boston Herald.Thanks for reading!Jim Sullivan P.S. I know. This is a mighty poor excuse for a blog post, I'm just tired and I'm going to back to bed for a few more...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 28, 2016 - 6:38 pm
Rep. Moulton is also backing Ryan, as noted in the comments. Reps. Clark, Kennedy, and McGovern are with Pelosi. Rep. Capuano to my knowledge remains uncommitted. Others? - promoted by david In a press release, Rep....
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 28, 2016 - 1:11 pm
Part of living in the Trump era is to find the points of resiliency — the parts of government we can still influence for the better, amidst the onslaught of bad faith, disenfranchisement, and kleptocracy that will...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 27, 2016 - 3:11 pm
Lots of important stuff in this post, and in the excellent comment thread. - promoted by david Automated toll gantry I realized this holiday, while doing my annual shuttle duty for children arriving and departing...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 27, 2016 - 2:56 pm
Excellent questions. - promoted by Bob_Neer Sanders lost to Clinton who lost to Trump. Both are well admired, well qualified, strongly progressive candidates who lost. Instead of the primary being relitigated constantly...
Fussy Eater , Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:36 pm
On the off chance you needed another excuse to check out Flour Bakery, watch Greater Boston's Jim Braude whip out his doggy bags when presented with an array of Flour desserts and Oleana treats:May your holiday season bring...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 27, 2016 - 7:15 am
Events with momentous consequences don't necessarily have momentous causes - promoted by hesterprynne Trump’s win was somewhat flukish, taking advantage of a big Electoral College-popular vote split and an opponent...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 24, 2016 - 10:06 am
My Mercedes-Benz Dealership, Mercedes-Benz of Burlington, gives out loaner cars when you get your car serviced. I asked for an E300, while my C300 was in for it's B service. I got a 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300. What a sweet...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 24, 2016 - 9:57 am
Bumped, for glory. - promoted by Bob_Neer Columbia professor Mark Lilla argues in the NYT “One of the many lessons of the recent presidential election campaign and its repugnant outcome is that the age of identity...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 24, 2016 - 6:19 am
Obama's punt on re-regulation of Wall Street and prosecution of malfeasance there, and Clinton's six-figure speeches to bankers etc. undoubtedly played a role in her defeat. Then again, it's not as if Democratic candidates...
Suldog , Nov. 24, 2016 - 6:00 am
As is usual for me, this is a day of rest, relaxation, good food and football. I wish you the same.Meanwhile, I have a column in the Boston Herald today. It contains some advice concerning how to keep your celebration...
YourArlington.com , Nov. 23, 2016 - 2:43 pm
Regina Gifts greets the season with garlands of red, green and gold framing its Mass. Ave. door. Window shoppers find a tranquil manger of the holy family, silvery snowflakes suspended midair and jolly elf dolls on display....
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:58 am
Nice. - promoted by Bob_Neer Donald Trump famously promised, during his campaign, to “drain the swamp” of Washington DC. Various reports like this suggest that he is instead surrounding himself with...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 22, 2016 - 5:44 am
"Let's party like it's 1933!!" (h/t WaPo) - promoted by hesterprynne Here is a group of Trump voters, expressing their economic insecurity and deep frustration at being forcibly compelled to listen to NPR. I would have...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 20, 2016 - 6:05 pm
Meanwhile...in North Dakota. Anybody remember this happening to the Bundy's? - promoted by hesterprynne BREAKING STORY 11/20/16: STATEMENT FROM DALLAS GOLDTOOTH WHO PROVIDED THIS PHOTO: “Water protectors are...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 20, 2016 - 2:26 pm
What will happen in Appalachia? - promoted by hesterprynne Industrial plant in Buchanan County, VA. The New York Times yesterday (19-November-2016) published a piece detailing the truth about the future of coal...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 18, 2016 - 1:13 pm
Congressman McGovern is marching today and tomorrow, and we can help (I just did) - promoted by hesterprynne On Monday, November 21st, I’ll be kicking off the 7th annual  “Monte’s March,” a 43-mile two-day...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:00 am
Strongly guessing that the whole delegation will be against. But no harm in pushing. Thanks Miles. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta Congressional Republicans are gearing up to not only strip health care from the 20...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 18, 2016 - 5:43 am
The news of Trump selecting Gen. Mike Flynn as National Security Advisor came in last night. I woke up this morning, and from WGBH radio news I simply heard that Flynn was: From Rhode Island! A registered Democrat! A...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 18, 2016 - 3:55 am
(How Trumpism might play out in Massachusetts. One of a probably lengthy series.)  Governor Charlie Baker, back from a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, held a press conference yesterday to offer his first...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 17, 2016 - 11:16 am
Thoughts from Senate President Rosenberg. Thanks for posting here - promoted by hesterprynne Over the last week I have heard many heart-wrenching stories about children and adults expressing their sadness and fear based...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 16, 2016 - 9:19 pm
She’s right, of course: Bernie, while admirable in many ways, couldn’t even win a majority of Democrats. To the Editor: Frankly, Bernie Sanders’ told-you-so message is graceless. It adopts his lone-wolf...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 16, 2016 - 2:54 pm
PhotoScan iOS and Android App for scanning photos, makes it easy to use your smart phone to scan in old photos, but it can't match the quality of a flatbed scanner. Here's a test I did with an old wedding photo: PhotoScan...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 16, 2016 - 12:50 pm
Impressive as always. - promoted by Bob_Neer No further comment from me – just copied and pasted from Facebook: A message from former Governor Deval Patrick on the presidential election: Dear Friends, I spent...
Blue Mass. Group , Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:41 am
With the coming withdrawal of a Trump administration from any help whatsoever to combat climate change, it's time for MA to play to its strengths -- global awareness and scientific ingenuity -- and show the way forward...
Clueless in Boston , Nov. 15, 2016 - 7:00 am
A warm Autumn afternoon in the Boston Public Garden.
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 14, 2016 - 1:31 pm
The Shure Documenter MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone joins the landscape of new microphones that utilize the iPhone Lightning connector providing a greater confidence that recordings will sound good, as opposed...
Boston Biker , Nov. 14, 2016 - 11:19 am
I was having a conversation with a friend on our ride to work after Trump was elected, and it was pretty grim. We talked about all the many many bad things that are likely to happen to our state, our country, our...
Off On A Tangent , Nov. 14, 2016 - 8:21 am
Christmas Car Tree Lit Up At Night. #sponsored Image: Christmas Car Tree Lit Up At Night. This was fun to drive around with on the top of my car last night. Little kids were yelling, "Hey mom look at that!" We also got a...