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One Smoot Short of a Bridge , Jan. 24, 2015 - 5:26 pm
A few years back, I did a small project for a friend of a friend. I got paid around $1000, via an online payment system. The individual owns a business of sorts, to which the project was related, but I was pretty sure our...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 24, 2015 - 8:25 am
As snow fell, a box truck rolled over on Summer Street near King Street about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, blocking traffic for a time. Washington Street resident Marjorie Howard, who was shoveling snow near her home, was...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:23 am
Overall, Arlington Town Meeting members come regularly to Town Hall sessions. A review of attendance records kept by the clerk's office from 2012 through 2014 shows that members are present for sessions almost 85 percent of...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:00 am
UPDATED, Jan. 24: Now it's 12 straight. The Spy Ponder boys' basketball team kept its unbeaten string intact as it crushed Wilmington, 78-49. Josh Lee scored a game-high 24 points, and Miles Robinson added 23. In a...
Suldog , Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:20 am
Aren't you all just itching to know what that title means? I know I am, but I haven't bathed in four days so that may account for it.(I think I used that joke a couple of weeks ago, but it's a good one. I'm letting it stay.)...
Boston Biker , Jan. 23, 2015 - 4:22 pm
From MassBike:   This month marks the start of a new two-year session in the Massachusetts Legislature, and MassBike has filed two bills designed to protect bicyclists and other vulnerable road users: the “Act To...
Off On A Tangent , Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm
I'm testing out a new iOS live streaming App called Hang w/. Oh wait, it doesn't support landscape mode. Go Pats! Chat allows viewers to type text to the screen. You can respond by speaking. There's no ability to text...
Secretly Ironic , Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:16 am
Because this horrible monstrosity is on the market in Boston, asking $4,775,000. How much does it cost to look that cheap? How much does it cost to get “hand-picked Statuario marble” countertops that ugly? I...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:39 am
John Kusiak / Photo © by Susan Wilson   Hear his work on WGBH Tuesday, next month John Kusiak was once a rock-'n'-roll guitarist, on the road with the Pousette-Dart Band and other groups, continuing to play the music he...
Boston blog news , Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:35 am
The pedestrian is hurt, the dog is dead. Karen Twomey at WBZ reports the bus was turning onto Dartmouth from Columbus. Because of the severity of the man's injuries, the homicide unit was called in - routine procedure for...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:50 am
Spotlight on El Systema Somerville Arlingtonians Andrea Campbell, clarinetist, and Vitaliy Slobotskoy, violinist, will perform as part of the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra in its annual family concert titled "The Thrill of...
Media Nation , Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:35 pm
There’s much more to be learned about this, obviously, but right now it’s unclear whether Boston city employees can or can’t criticize the Olympics bid. Michael Levenson reports in The Boston Globe that...
Off On A Tangent , Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:01 am
We're going to the Super Bowl as guests of GMC. Disclosure: All air, hotel, meals, and entertainment will be covered by GMC. Woo Hoo! Play, Fun, and Surprise I love it when a plan comes together. My three words for 2015...
Media Nation , Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:58 am
Jim Braude. Photo by Tracy Powell/WGBH. Congratulations to Jim Braude, who has been named Emily Rooney’s successor as host of “Greater Boston” on WGBH-TV (Channel 2). Given that Braude already co-hosts...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:48 am
So, at what point did you start believing this deflated football controversy? Were you home from an early Monday morning walk, expecting an easy MLK Day full of NFL highlights and entertaining Internet memes featuring...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 22, 2015 - 6:55 am
See selectmen on cable | Supporting agenda documents (click items tab next to meeting date) The Board of Selectmen will meet Monday, Jan. 26, at 7:15 p.m. in the Selectmen's Chambers, second floor, Town Hall. Agenda...
Clueless in Boston , Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:04 pm
Located on the banks of the Neponset River in Dorchester, the Keystone Building (~1910) was a piano factory and then a camera company. During WWII an aunt was employed in the building assembling munitions for the war effort...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
Big Bad Bill Belichick. He really does bring out the absolute worst in the media. Things that would be ignored, or laughed off if they were done by any other team, result in hysterical, hair-on-fire denunciations if the...
Media Nation , Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:59 am
President Obama delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Photo (cc) by NASA HQ. There’s plenty of fulminating in conservative media circles today over President Barack Obama’s unabashedly liberal State of the...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:42 am
Debt exclusion for AHS rebuild coming; no override seen until fiscal 2021 The town manager's official recommended budget for fiscal 2016 totals $140,935,623, 2.43 percent higher than the current-year's fiscal plan. The...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 21, 2015 - 7:27 am
The Arlington Education Foundation (AEF) recently awarded $12,297 in grants to the Arlington public schools as part of the fall "Innovations in Education" grant cycle. These grants support innovative teaching and learning...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 21, 2015 - 6:13 am
John Worden addresses master-planning hearing at Town Hall. Elsie Fiore gets help showing her flooding photos from Planning Director Carol Kowalski. UPDATED, Jan. 21: A chilly drizzle seemed to bring fear to Town Hall...
Boston Biker , Jan. 20, 2015 - 4:33 pm
Doug looking great in safety yellow!  Also is that a built in headlamp?! Still have two books left, get yours!
BSMW Blog Headlines , Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:29 pm
So messing around with the inflation of the ball is something only cheating Bill Belicheat and the Cheatriots would do, right? http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/images/hotlink-ok/rodgers-inflation.mp4 This is from the...
Media Nation , Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:43 am
Steve DeCosta (via Twitter) The nice thing about missing out on bad news from GateHouse Media* is that you only have to wait a few days for fresh material. Thus we learn today that The Standard-Times of New Bedford is...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:40 am
If you are a hockey fan, you knew him as Bob Wilson, the radio voice of the Boston Bruins for close to 30 years, at left in a 1990 Globe photo. In Arlington, where he grew up, he was Robert Henry Castellon, the son of...
Clueless in Boston , Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:30 am
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Off On A Tangent , Jan. 19, 2015 - 12:38 pm
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YourArlington.com , Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:30 am
UPDATED, Jan. 19: Here are two musical announcements frm Arlington High School to sing about. -- Sabatino D'Agostino, Arlington High School instrumental director, reported Sunday, Jan. 18, that four students from the AHS...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 19, 2015 - 8:00 am
Jeanne Meister, board member of the Arlington Historical Society, plans to present "A Century of Postcards" at the Smith Museum on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. Come take a virtual walking tour through the streets of...
HubArts.com , Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:30 pm
RIP Robert Stone, one of the great American writers of the Vietnam generation. And hello Smith Henderson, who may or may not turn out to have a great career, but is, on the basis of one book, definitely the real deal. Fourth...
Suldog , Jan. 17, 2015 - 7:09 am
... but not for long.You are cordially invited to go to The Boston Herald and read what I have to say over there.(Aw, come on! I'd consider it a great favor on your part. The next time you tell me to go someplace, I'll......
Boston Biker , Jan. 16, 2015 - 3:52 pm
I still have a handful of books to give away, send me a picture of you in your full winter riding gear and get free stuff!
Boston Biker , Jan. 16, 2015 - 3:51 pm
Just updated the code base, you shouldn’t notice anything except the site running a little better. Let me know if I broke anything.
Boston Biker , Jan. 16, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  From the always awesome Greg Hum   Tonight’s Boston Bike Party involves a short ride followed by Harpoon Beer donations and free pizza from All Star Pizza at Hub Bicycle for the after-party. https://www....
Media Nation , Jan. 16, 2015 - 2:26 pm
Alex Jones Best wishes to Alex Jones, who’s leaving as director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy after 15 years at the helm. The center, part of the Kennedy School, is one of...
Clueless in Boston , Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:50 pm
BSMW Blog Headlines , Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:39 am
“Shame” isn’t a word in the vocabulary of the seek-attention-at-any-cost segment of the Boston sports media. They don’t care how bad or dumb they look, as long as you look. Whether it is Dan...
Boston Biker , Jan. 15, 2015 - 2:51 pm
The Bike-A-Thon team is looking to bring on two part-time outreach coordinators this Spring. The Phone Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for calling past riders and encouraging them to register for the ride. The...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
A little bit of focus on the media in this post, specifically the sports radio side. 98.5 Afternoon hosts Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti signed a new multi-year contract with the station. As Chad Finn put it, the deal...
Media Nation , Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:20 am
Previously published at WGBHNews.org. I have an idea for how to fix Boston.com, whose executives on Wednesday found themselves apologizing yet again — this time for some juvenile humor about House Speaker John Boehner’s...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:44 am
Given the relative ease in which the Patriots have dispatched the Colts as of late, it might be easy for some to dismiss Indianapolis’ chances in the AFC Championship Game this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. From @...
YourArlington.com , Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:33 am
Chief Fred Ryan leaving to head T Police by March 1. Internal candidates sought; interim eyed by end of January UPDATED, Jan. 14: The effort to find a new police chief includes recommendations from the town manager that...
Media Nation , Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:17 am
Batman was unable to save g from its ultimate demise. After a little more than six years as a tabloid, The Boston Globe’s arts-and-features section returned to the broadsheet format on Monday. In case you missed it,...
Sustainability , Jan. 12, 2015 - 4:18 pm
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 has been a well-respected voice on business, sustainability, and...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Jan. 12, 2015 - 12:03 pm
After Saturday’s epic 35-31 win over the not afraid Baltimore Ravens, the Patriots are set to host the Indianapolis Colts this coming Sunday in the AFC Championship game. This will be the ninth time the Belichick/Brady...
Clueless in Boston , Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:36 pm
On October 5, 2014, "Poe Returning to Boston" was unveiled at Edgar Allan Poe Square (the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston). Artist Stefanie Rocknak designed the life-sized statue of the writer....
Media Nation , Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:34 am
The FCC has approved a low-power FM (LPFM) broadcasting license for WHAV of Haverhill, according to an announcement on the station’s website. Congratulations to Tim Coco, who has worked tirelessly to revive this once-...
Blue Mass. Group , Jan. 9, 2015 - 7:18 pm
An interesting development. - promoted by david The Probation convictions are not as clear cut as people think. So says a federal appeals court. …on Friday night, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for...
Blue Mass. Group , Jan. 9, 2015 - 6:51 pm
Borowitz: Republicans Expose Obama’s College Plan as Plot to Make People Smarter WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama’s plan to offer Americans two years of college for free has come under fire from congressional...