YourArlington.com , Mar. 22, 2017 - 7:11 pm
The Town of Arlington invites the public to a forum about proposed zoning and town bylaw amendments to address concerns about new development in residential neighborhoods. The event from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 22, 2017 - 6:52 pm
In a three-hour meeting with a full agenda Thursday, March 16, the School Committee discussed and voted on the additions to the fiscal 2018 budget (funded by part of the circuit-breaker money), put off a job description for...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 22, 2017 - 9:21 am
The Planning Department is holding a public meeting to discuss Town Meeting Article 26, which will allow the town to create a parking benefits district in Arlington Center. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday,...
Media Nation , Mar. 22, 2017 - 6:30 am
Paul Ryan. Photo (cc) 2016 by Gage Skidmore. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s slide in the public eye from policy wonk to partisan hack was a long time coming. But it finally reached its bottom during the past few weeks in two...
Suldog , Mar. 21, 2017 - 8:44 am
When I was a kid, I read a science fiction story that especially horrified me - Spectator Sport, by John D. MacDonald.The protagonist was an inventor who had transported himself 400 years into the future. He found a society...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 21, 2017 - 7:10 am
UPDATED, March 21: Porchfest Goes Indoors concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Arlington Center for the Arts. Register for Porchfest to get free tickets Enjoy free drinks and food at the 6 p.m. Porchfest...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 21, 2017 - 7:01 am
TOWN ELECTIONSaturday, April 1, 2017 Read LWV voters' guide; Town Meeting hopefuls listed (scroll down) UPDATED, March 21: The major candidates in the town election face no opposition at the annual town election,...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 21, 2017 - 6:39 am
Mic Curran, who scored both goals, celebrates AHS win. / Globe photo UPDATED, March 21: The Arlington boys' hockey team (22-2-2) beat Central Catholic, 2-1, in sudden-death overtime in the Super 8 championship game...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 20, 2017 - 4:28 pm
Selectman Dan Dunn and a youngster look through an oversize bound volume of town maps from the 1920s to '50s. UPDATED, March 21: No EcoFest this year, so residents -- and anyone, really -- were invited to...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 20, 2017 - 7:38 am
Cray, Dratch tickets on sale  UPDATED, March 16: Cary Hall, the Lexington venue, reopened in the fall of 2015 after yearlong renovations, and a Spectacle Management concert series continues there.  Coming...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 20, 2017 - 6:58 am
UPDATED, March 18: The Arlington Trivia Bee, an annual fund-raiser hosted by the Arlington Educational Foundation, is set for Sunday, March 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Town Hall. This free, townwide, family-friendly event is...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 19, 2017 - 10:36 am
UPDATED, March 19: Dishing up some Arlington restaurant-related news morsels: Noodle Market has opened in the Center where Sweet Chili offered mainly Thai cuisine for about two decades, Support Arlington Center and...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 19, 2017 - 8:04 am
Donna La Rue of Arlington, an independet scholar, is teaching "Dance Justice, Dance Freedom, Dance Peace" at Lesley's Community of Scholars' Day at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, in Room 3-086, University Hall, Porter...
Suldog , Mar. 19, 2017 - 12:15 am
Yeah, I know it's March 19, not March 17. The real date for Saint Patrick's Day was Friday. However, today is when the Saint Patrick's Day Parade takes place in South Boston.Today is also the day when my piece concerning the...
Media Nation , Mar. 18, 2017 - 8:58 am
Preet Bharara in 2015. Photo (cc) by the Financial Times. Preet Bharara was investigating Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price for possible insider stock trading at the time that Bharara was fired as U.S....
Suldog , Mar. 16, 2017 - 10:49 pm
Just got back from a first-time meeting with long-time blog buddies Chris and Theresa Mauger. It was an absolute blast.L to R - Me, MY WIFE, Theresa, Chris.They're in town for a conference, visiting from California. We made...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 16, 2017 - 2:47 pm
UPDATED, March 16: Should Arlington define its own buffer zones for future medical-marijuana dispensaries? Proponents of Article 9, to be debated at the April Town Meeting, think so. They offered their guidance at a...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 15, 2017 - 7:49 pm
Get yourself a few reusable bags; you may need them next year, if Town Meeting votes to ban plastic bags. Should meeting members agree with selectmen, Arlington stores and restaurants on March 1, 2018, will no longer...
Sustainability , Mar. 15, 2017 - 7:19 pm
I spent a while with Sean Anderson, the velvet-voiced proprietor of Transformation Planet, last week, and this is what resulted: IMO, you should listen just to hear Sean speak. He's got pipes! (Yes, he also has substance,...
Sustainability , Mar. 15, 2017 - 11:45 am
... and I just don't know why anyone would defend a person's right to be live obesely. This *isn't* me saying that obese people are bad. This is me saying I was obese, and there was nothing good about it. N-o-t-h-i-n-g-!...
Media Nation , Mar. 15, 2017 - 7:03 am
Stephen Bannon: From Breitbart to the White House. Photo (cc) 2017 by Michael Vadon. A major new study of social-media sharing patterns shows that political polarization is more common among conservatives than liberals — and...
Suldog , Mar. 15, 2017 - 12:10 am
Yesterday, Boston got 10 or 12 or 14 inches of snow; something like that. It just kept coming and coming and coming until the entire metro area was covered in the stuff.NOT the result of yesterday's storm. This was my street...
Media Nation , Mar. 14, 2017 - 9:27 am
Paul Ryan. Photo (cc) 2016 by Gage Skidmore. This is truly one of the more bizarre after-effects of the Congressional Budget Office report that 24 million people will lose their health insurance if Obamacare is repealed and...
Sustainability , Mar. 14, 2017 - 9:20 am
This may seem pretty random, but I point you toward this post for a couple of reasons.  First, it is, to me, a superior example of explaining esoteric math in a fashion that nonscientists can understand. It is very hard — I...
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 13, 2017 - 7:00 am
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 12, 2017 - 8:30 am
In the Public Garden looking toward the Arlington Street Church.
Suldog , Mar. 12, 2017 - 12:36 am
Depending upon when you read this, it is either before or after my least favorite time of the entire year. And what time is that you might ask? It's between 2:00 AM and 3:00 AM on the second Sunday in March.And why is that...
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 11, 2017 - 9:00 am
Looking west over the Boston Common Parade Ground towards the Public Garden.
Fussy Eater , Mar. 10, 2017 - 5:27 pm
 Some rights reserved by alliecooperIt's Friday but I already received my favorite email of the weekend - a guide for pairing Taza Chocolate and beer! You may recall my earlier love for local Taza Chocolate. I...
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 9, 2017 - 9:45 pm
YourArlington.com , Mar. 8, 2017 - 8:12 am
AHS fans at Wakefield High to watch Brighton game March 7. / Scott Zwick photo  "Losing isn't always the end, sometimes it’s the beginning." -- Joseph Duffy As the opposition trotted to the free-throw line...
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 8, 2017 - 7:00 am
Statue of Boston Celtics great Bill Russell, located on City Hall Plaza.
Suldog , Mar. 8, 2017 - 1:58 am
[MY WIFE's emoji self-portrait. I personally think she looks better in real life.]I'd like to thank MY WIFE for the lovely tribute she gave me here. She is, of course, the love of my life and I was overwhelmed to receive...
Media Nation , Mar. 7, 2017 - 10:38 am
The print edition of today’s Boston Globe includes a banner advertisement that appears above the nameplate at the very top of the page. The ad, for Boston Medical Center, promotes that institution’s addiction services. The...
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 6, 2017 - 6:30 am
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YourArlington.com , Mar. 4, 2017 - 6:10 am
UPDATED, March 15: It can’t be easy to open a new restaurant in a space left vacant by the closure of a longtime local favorite. Comparisons will be inevitable, and only the late, lamented place can use the world...
Boston Biker , Mar. 3, 2017 - 2:33 pm
From livable streets: ————- Have you ever found yourself at a Boston area bus stop and thought, “this could be better”? If you could do it over, what would you change? Would you add more...
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 3, 2017 - 7:00 am
Stone wall in the Leventritt Garden at the Arnold Arboretum.
Media Nation , Mar. 2, 2017 - 7:30 am
We are at a frightening moment. To refresh my understanding of what the First Amendment truly means, I recently re-read Anthony Lewis’ magnificent 2007 book “Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First...
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 2, 2017 - 7:00 am
Leventritt Garden at the Arnold Arboretum.
Suldog , Mar. 2, 2017 - 6:34 am
Today, MY HUSBAND is 60 years old. There---I’ve admitted it, I’m a cradle robber. [ (That is if two year olds can go around robbing cradles—but I digress.) (That’s one of the things we have in common, btw)].I asked him the...
YourArlington.com , Mar. 1, 2017 - 4:50 pm
Asking town restaurants to reflect variety of cuisine, culture at Uncle Sam Plaza As the weather turns for the better, the town visitors' center at the Uncle Sam Plaza expects to open, and the committee that spearheads...
Media Nation , Mar. 1, 2017 - 9:39 am
Just a few quick observations I hope you’ll keep in mind as the media go into full swoon over President Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday night. Trump’s denunciation of anti-Semitic attacks and other...
Clueless in Boston , Mar. 1, 2017 - 7:00 am
Leventritt Garden at the Arnold Arboretum.