An information forum about the Comunity Preservation Act is set for Thursday, Oct. 23, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Senior Center. State enator Ken Donnelly, Democrat of Arlington, will be speaking.
At Housing Corporation home Sunday
An infrormation session about the Community Preservation Act is set for Sunday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m., at 20 Westminster Ave., a Housing Corporation of Arlington property. The Arlington CPA Committee will review the basics and respond to your questions. State Rep. Dave Rogers will be there to share some CPA-funded successes in the two other communities he represents.
Some voters say they do not yet know the specifics about how the $1.1 million that is expected to be raised here will be used, and so they are leaning toward checking no on their ballots.
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That view is made clear in a thoughtful post on Oct. 14 to the Arlington email list by Aram Hollman, who writes as a knowledgeable veteran about development issues.
"One reason many will vote against the CPA is very simple," he wrote. "They don't know what they will get for their increased spending! In general, as in Arlington's annual budget, we first identify items on which to spend money, then propose specific amounts for each. With the CPA, we ante up the money first, then leave it to a committee to decide how to spend it."
UPDATED, Oct. 22: The Arlington School Committee plans to meet Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., in the School Committee Room, sixth floor, Arlington High School. Agenda:
6:30 p.m. Executive Session
· To discuss strategy with respect to litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
7:00 p.m. Open Meeting B. Hayner
7:05 p.m. Public Participation
7:10 p.m. Open Checkbook Initiative, A. Chapdelaine, Town Manager, A. Flanagan, Deputy Town Manager
The Arlington-Belmont crew teams rowed fast at the 2014 Head of the Charles, competing against top rowing programs from around the world, Arlington High Principal Matthew Janger said.
Boys' varsity 8+ placed 21st out of 85 boats, with a time of 16:30.15. Propelling the AB shell up the Charles were Brenna Sorkin (cox), Max Halliday, Louis Pratt, Adrian Tanner, Liam Lanigan, Nick Osborn, Eryk Dobrushkin, Brendan Mooney and Alex Gharibian.
The girls' varsity 8+ race rowed to an impressive 40th-place finish in their race out of 85 boats with a time of 19:04.20.
Globe, Sept. 30: Canals in Boston? (graphic) | News story includes Alewife | Flood plain map showing O'Neill footprint
Activist says 2nd hunger strike underway
UPDATED, Oct. 23: An order temporarily stopping work at the Silver Maple Forest was put in place Monday, Oct. 20, as four more people were arrested, bringing the total to 13 in a week. Then on Tuesday, Oct. 21, a judge reversed the order.
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Rozann Kraus, founder of the Dance Complex in Cambridge, said in a news release that she is again declining to eat in the light of expected development on the Belmont Uplands.
"I am again refusing to eat solid food until the carnage of the Silver Maple Forest in the state-owned Alewife Reservation in Belmont and Cambridge is stopped," she wrote.
Work on Oct. 17 and 18, reportedly by the developer of Belmont Uplands, resulted in cut trees.
Ellen Mass, head of the Friends of Alewife Reservation (FAR), said in a news release that work must stop.
The four charged with trespass were Katherine Roberts, 30, a teacher and co-founder of Cambridge Day Care Center; Judith Johnson, Boston architect; Amy Mertl, professor of biology, and Danny Factor, a Green Party candidate for secretary of state, she said.
UPDATED, Oct. 22: The Arlington High Spy Ponders suffered their first loss of the season and Woburn remained undefeated (6-0, 4-0 Middlesex Liberty), as the Tanners prevailed, 30-16, Friday, Oct. 17.
If Woburn loses to Reading next week and Arlington wins, all three will finish in a tie. Arlington plays Lexington at home Friday, Oct. 24.
Head Coach John Dubzinski wrote Wednesday, Oct. 22: "Huge game vs. Lexington this week. They are very good and this will be a big challenge for our program to finish the regular season 6-1."
Arlington Catholic (4-2) outlasted Cardinal Spellman, 35-28. The Cougars play St. Mary's at home on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m.