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YourArlington.com , Dec. 22, 2014 - 6:55 am
See selectmen on cable The Board of Selectmen will meet Monday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Selectmen's Chambers, second floor, Town Hall. Agenda*: 1. Introduction of New Library Director - Peter Struzziero Adam W....
YourArlington.com , Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:00 am
UPDATED, Dec. 22: The Arlington Catholic girls' hockey team begins its season ranked on top and has won its first three games, including a 3-1 victory Dec. 20 at St. Mary's. The opposing goal was the first scored...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 21, 2014 - 8:48 am
Higher pay, reasonably sized classrooms, more flexible class schedules and support -- these are the general categories where Arlington public school teachers would like to see improvements in next year's budget. Eight...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 20, 2014 - 9:31 am
It's cool that you can watch live video via Xfinity TV Go, but sometimes the videos don't play, and you're stuck on a VIDEO LOADING page. You might have brought this on yourself by changing a setting in Google Chrome that...
Sustainability , Dec. 19, 2014 - 3:37 pm
Today’s guest is a psychologist, certified addictions counselor, and speaker practicing in Philadelphia who specializes in the treatment of food addiction. She has a book, “Food Triggers, End Your Cravings, Eat Well, and...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:01 am
I just got a new New Xfinity Wireless Gateway Dual Band 802.11 AC Installed (DPC3941T). New vs. Old According to Multichannel news, The new DOCSIS 3.0-powered and voice-capable Xfinity Wireless Gateway is a dual-band...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:33 am
A 68-year-old Arlington driver accepted a not-guilty plea at his arraignment in the death of a 77-year-old Cambridge woman one year to the day after the collision at Mass. Ave. and Orvis Road in East Arlington. Judge Roanne...
HubArts.com , Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:10 am
"With the First Amendment, you’re never protecting Jefferson; it’s usually protecting some guy who’s burning a flag or doing something stupid. This is a silly comedy, but the truth is, what it now says about us is a...
Media Nation , Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:16 am
My former Boston Phoenix colleague Steve Heuser, who has edited The Boston Globe’s Ideas section for the past three years, is headed for Politico. I’m sure it’s not a coincidence that Steve worked closely...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:48 am
The synthetic turf at Arlington High's Peirce Field, bearing the abuse of student cleats in various sports since 2006, is wearing out and may be reaching the end of its useful life. So the School Department has resubmitted...
Media Nation , Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:28 am
Emily Rooney It will be a big night in Boston media as Emily Rooney hosts “Greater Boston” for the last time. It’s been quite a run: Emily has been at the helm since 1997. Fortunately, she will continue as...
Suldog , Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:06 am
As a writer, you occasionally find that ink doesn't work. You need to plunge your pen into a vein, drawing blood, then use that to scribble your thoughts.Such was the case with my piece in today's Boston Herald. Once I...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:25 am
A New Hampshire man who previously worked for the Arlington DPW has been indicted on charges of secretly videotaping women in a public restroom in Arlington. A Middlesex County grand jury has indicted Joseph Hennessey, 53...
Boston Biker , Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:59 am
If you drive a car, you need to see this video.  I got this from Ian yesterday. From Ian I got right hooked in a bike lane this morning on Beacon St in Somerville, MA, and got the entire thing recorded on my GoPro.  I...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:50 am
“@stevegarfield: Camp Winnipesaukee - YouTube. #FallonTonight https://t.co/lCOZTZioQq” whoa - @stevegarfield? This must be viral...— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) December 17, 2014 Camp Winnipesaukee w/ Jimmy Fallon...
Media Nation , Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:44 am
The highly acclaimed podcast “Serial” concludes this Thursday. To mark the occasion, longtime journalist Brian C. Jones wrote a guest commentary on Tuesday regarding what he believes are the series’ journalistic and ethical...
Suldog , Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:24 am
Buck [seated] with his two sonsA very good friend of mine, Buck Pennington, has become ill enough to be hospitalized. Would you please say a prayer for him?(Buck would probably add "... to The Deity At Hand" and, with his...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:07 am
UPDATED, Dec. 17: As Christmas nears, Walter Locke appears to be everywhere. The reincarnation of a Thomas Nast Santa, the Arlington resident, longtime chorus member and first-time actor plays a key role in "The...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:20 pm
Town residents gather in Old Hall as Assistant Principal William McCarthy explains during a December 2013 tour. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) will not be including Arlington High School into the...
Media Nation , Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:24 am
The highly acclaimed podcast “Serial” concludes this Thursday. To mark the occasion, I’m pleased to present this commentary by veteran journalist Brian C. Jones on what he believes are the series’ journalistic and ethical...
Suldog , Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:03 am
A couple of years ago, MY WIFE bought me a Christmas tree. It is silver and shiny and I love it.There will be a photo later. In the meantime, here are a few past Christmas trees I've known and loved.This is not my new shiny...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 16, 2014 - 8:33 am
Driver may have thought entry was drive-through A Salvation Army bell ringer soliciting donations was injured Tuesday, Dec. 16, when a car crashed into the front door Walgreens in Arlington Heights.  The bell ringer...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 16, 2014 - 6:33 am
UPDATED, Dec. 16: Arlington police seek a suspect in an alleged sexual assault that took place Sunday, Dec. 14, Cambridge city line, believed to have taken place between 2 and 3 p.m. "This suspect allegedly attacked a...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 16, 2014 - 1:00 am
The Arlington School Committee will hold its regular meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the School Committee Room, sixth floor, Arlington High School. Agenda*: See the School Committee on cable 6:...
Media Nation , Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:19 pm
View Larger Map For their final project, my graduate students in Fundamentals of Digital Journalism had to produce a story on a topic of their choosing that included three elements: a bloggy feature story (bloggy because it...
Picture Boston , Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:19 pm
Yesterday afternoon, at 4:22pm, I photographed British Airways FL BA197, a 747-400, traveling at 500 kts and 38,000 ft above my driveway in Winthrop, Massachusetts, with a Tail # G-CIVW, flying from London to Houston. I used...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 15, 2014 - 7:40 am
UPDATED, Dec. 15: An estimated 400 people joined residents and town groups most of whom embraced the theme "Black Lives Matter" during a vigil Dec. 14, on three of the four corners at Mass. Ave. and Pleasant. Organizers...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 14, 2014 - 2:38 pm
Back row from left are Gabrielle Yamamoto, Pranav Sriramulu, Oscar Berry, Connor Bresnahan, Isabella Liu; front row from left are Tyler McNabb, Miller, Varun Gopal and (standing leaning over a chair) Kiely-Song. Two...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:46 am
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YourArlington.com , Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:33 am
Police continue to investigate a gunpoint robbery that occurred at Mass. Ave. and Everett Street in East Arlington about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. After five Arlington officers responded, the victim told police that...
Media Nation , Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:24 am
The Boston Herald talks to Ben Edelman about the Boston.com T-shirt controversy. This doesn’t sound like it’s over.
Suldog , Dec. 13, 2014 - 8:37 am
My latest in the Boston Herald.(But, I absolutely promise, next time I post here it will be to give you something more than a ticket to go somewhere else. Promise! In the meantime, as always, your kind comments and/or...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:33 am
Tug-of-war over 3- or 5-year contract Police Chief Fred Ryan has been selected to lead the MBTA police force, the State House News Service reported Friday, Dec. 12. A report by Andy Metzger says members of the board that...
Media Nation , Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:52 am
Earlier this week I did something I had resisted for a long time: I added my Twitter feed to the right-hand rail of Media Nation. (WGBH News is still there, but farther down.) I did it for two reasons. First, for me, as for...
Sustainability , Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:33 am
Welcome to another episode of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people, and ask for brief answers in return. Usually, I can describe the guests in a phrase or two, but with Pamela Peeke, today...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 11, 2014 - 7:36 am
The Mendelsohn mishpuchah: Family aids Jimmy Fund.  It's a joyful problem, as the number of relatives attending holiday gatherings grow -- what to do about too many gifts? An Arlington woman has found an answer: Use...
Media Nation , Dec. 11, 2014 - 7:13 am
The tale of the Harvard Business School professor who flipped out because he’d been overcharged $4 by a Chinese restaurant took an ugly turn Wednesday night. Boston.com, which first reported the story, posted a follow-...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:00 am
Real-state tax on single-family home to rise UPDATED, Dec. 11: Arlington's tax rate is expected to decline, if the state approves numbers accepted by the selectmen on Monday, Dec. 8. The rate for fiscal 2015 is $13.55...
Boston Biker , Dec. 9, 2014 - 2:38 pm
Its cold, its dark, its raining sideways.  Welcome to winter in New England. Yet on my ride this morning I saw not one, not two, not even 10 riders out there, I saw at least 25+ riders out there, all in full rain kit, all...
Media Nation , Dec. 9, 2014 - 7:46 am
The single best analysis I’ve run across regarding the meltdown of Rolling Stone’s story about rape at the University of Virginia campus is by Caitlin Flanagan, the author of a long investigation into...
Media Nation , Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:02 am
By Jeff Howe Earlier this year Northeastern University’s School of Journalism received a Knight Foundation grant to launch a Media Innovation graduate program. Students — mostly mid-career journalists and the...
Sustainability , Dec. 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
I had to laugh about this exchange at foodnavigator-usa, titled with the industry-friendly headline, “Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking.” (No, it’s not just he-said-she-said.) The...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Dec. 8, 2014 - 10:36 am
After the Patriots squeaked by the lowly New York Jets at home on October 16th, focus turned to the just-completed six-game stretch for New England, which experts said, would make or break this team. Some leaned towards the...
Sustainability , Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:50 am
I hope you've noticed that Dr. Pamela Peeke and I collaborated on an interview, posted just below this one on the blog. There'll be another one, too, when I'm done transcribing and editing the chat for a print version. The...
Sustainability , Dec. 8, 2014 - 6:15 am
Welcome to another episode of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people and ask brief answers in return. Today’s guest is vice president for business and social purpose at the PR behemoth...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:00 am
Representative Jay Kaufman's award-winning, public-policy forum, Open House, tackles the taxes you pay in return for the services rendered in "How Do We Know We're Getting Our Tax Dollars' Worth?" The forum, the fourth of...
Media Nation , Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:21 am
I don’t have much to offer on the meltdown of The New Republic except for a few inchoate thoughts. Many people have written many things, but it seems to me that the one essential read is Lloyd Grove’s piece in...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 7, 2014 - 6:00 am
After delays in getting concrete, the material finally came 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 arrives...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 6, 2014 - 12:42 pm
I got my mom (89) an Amazon Fire TV Stick to allow her to watch Nextflix on her TV. Installing the fireTV stick was easy, teaching her the the difference between HDMI1, HDMI2, and TV was hard! Amazon fireTV stick...