Town police have arrested a 36-year-old East Arlington man in connection with a robbery in the middle of First Lights, the Chamber of Commerce promotion for Arlington holiday sales, at Ripples, a hair salon in Broadway Plaza.
The arrest of Sean R. Harding of 40 Margaret St. came less than 24 hours after the robbery after a town police officer saw a suspect matching the description while he was on patrol on Sunday, Dec. 8, police said.
The Arlington design ace who has created album covers for rock legends has turned what he calls his "useless knowledge" about music into a fan-based website.
Steven Jurgensmeyer, formerly a creative director behind some innovative labels, has launched AllMusicBooks.com.
"Music has always been my passion," the 51-year-old said in an amiable interview at his home.
As a kid growing up in Miami, where his dad was general manager of the Miami Herald, he pored over rock albums and their covers.
Reading Lester Bangs, the rock critic with overheated prose, in Creem might do a literary number on any teen. For Steve, it inspired.
The school administration seeks volunteers to serve on the Stratton building committee.
Superintendent Kathleen Bodie says three parents or guardians who are willing to commit to serving on the committee for possibly several years. The members of the Thompson School Building Committee served for more than four years.
After Lexington selectmen approved LexFarm’s lease of town-owned Busa Farm land for a community farm, beginning Jan. 1, those involved are holding a meeting set for Wednesday, Dec. 11, to answer questions about the farm next to the Arlington Reservoir, off Lowell Street.
A Victorian Christmas with Arlington musician and singer Diane Taraz is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Community Room, Robbins Library.
The event is free and open to the public.
Taraz will sing carols created or revived during the Victorian era, when Christmas went from a minor holiday to today's major whoop-dee-doo (that's a technical term).
Many of our holiday traditions and much of our Christmas music was revived or created during the Victorian era, in the mid-1800s. Diane presents beloved carols and fascinating stories about their origins, accompanying herself on guitar and dulcimer.
Poet Emma Romeu of Arlington plans to read from "Renovación de la luna" (Renovation of the Moon), bilingual edition, with the participation of translator Michael L. Glenn, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Schoenhof’s Foreign Books, 76A Mount Auburn St., Cambridge.
In her new book of poems, Romeu travels from Cuba to the distant star Tau Ceti.
UPDATED: Arlington's tax rate is expected to rise 18 cents in fiscal 2014, after selectmen voted, 5-0, following a hearing Monday, Dec. 2. As the board has done consistently over the years, members continued a single rate and rejected a split rate for nonresidential property.
New growth more than doubled, said John Speidel, town director of assessments. Without additions to the tax roll from Arlington 360 and Alta Brigham, among others, the rate might have risen 8 or 9 cents more, he said.
The town's public-works chief has laid out his snowfall plan, and it does not include dumping on an athletics field.
Mike Rademacher told selectmen Dec. 2 that snow will be moved to the parking lot at the Arlington Reservoir or trucked out of town.
The stage at Arlington Friends of the Drama overflows with energy and high spirits following the opening of "Legally Blonde, the Musical."
The play runs for three weekends this month: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. Date are Dec. 6 through 8, 13 through 15 and 20 through 22.
With its origins in a book and a movie, the musical version tells the story of the adorable sorority president Elle Woods – played in the movie by Reese Witherspoon and now personified by Cai Radleigh.
- New owner for Henry Bear's Park
- Spy Ponders crush AC to end best season since 1992
- Assault suspect held on $100,000 bail in Ottoson teen case
- Trial in Bouris-Coughlin lawsuit, filed in 2010, underway
- 2014 Town Meeting warrant open through Jan. 31
- Free parking continues Saturday through Dec. 21
- Flickers of hope: Public vigil at Peirce honors 3 lives