The many ifs did not turn out in Arlington's favor Friday, Oct. 24.
Lexington topped the Spy Ponders in overtime, 27-21, as Glenn Smith caught a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and had a TD run in overtime to lift the Minutemen.
Had Arlington won and Woburn lost, three teams would have been tied for the Middlesex Liberty League championship. But Woburn remained undefeated (6-0), beating Reading, 35-14.
Arlington Catholic (4-2) plays St. Mary's at home on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m.
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AFD Theatre’s 92nd season of the highest-quality community theater begins with the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q at 22 Academy St. The show runs for three weekends beginning Oct. 17 through Nov. 2, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.
Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Together, Princeton and his neighbors struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Although the show addresses adult issues, it’s about a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
Arlington has finally earned street cred as the dining destination we’ve always known it could be. But let’s be honest, sometimes you just wanna go where everybody knows your name.
The newest addition to our eclectic assortment of restaurants is Common Ground Bar & Grill, in the Center. On a recent Friday the joint was positively jumping by 6 p.m. Maybe we all sensed that this was one of the last balmy evenings of Indian summer and the fabulous open frontage, for which folks usually have to go to Cambridge or the North End, was beckoning passersby on the brick Broadway plaza. Or maybe it was the parents’ night out during the Ottoson Middle School dance. But the '80s music was sending 99 Luftballons over Arlington Center, and everybody was having a ball.
The delightful hostess chirped, "Hi, Lori!" before I’d even seen her. She happens to be a neighbor of ours, but I got the feeling she greeted everyone as warmly. We immediately felt at home and tucked into a cozy booth on the far wall. Our foursome placed an order of fries with our drinks so we could snack and peruse the menu a bit while catching up.
The house special IPA was deemed terrific, though it’s still a mystery whether it was local. The beer menu was impressive, even if they were out of the Pretty Things selection from Somerville. My friend declared the South African Chenin Blanc a winner, and cocktail menu interesting enough.
The 12th annual Music to Cure MS concert, featuring opera, songs, and chamber music, is set for Sunday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Road.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For those with MS, students, MIT staff, and elders: $10.
The concert supports the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, a nonprofit dedicated to curing MS by determining its causes. Read more about the concert at http://singtocurems.org.
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.
KEEPING WHAT'S OURS: A look at specifics Part 3
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. 25: An information session about the Community Preservation Act is set for Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 3:30 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.
Vote no welcomes yes supporters at open house
School Committee Chair Bill Hayner, head of the vote-no committee on the Community Preservation Act, has scheduled an open house for the Kelwyn Manor neighborhood on Ballot Question No. 5 and has invited the yes side, too.
On the go? Can't decide what to do? Here's help (or more decisions to make) -- five things to consider doing this weekend, as suggested by Cambridge Day.
Yes, the website, a YourArlington partner, focuses on Cambridge, but its suggested events encompass an area within your reach. See the suggestions here >>
In a case involving Arlington police, three people from Rhode Island face charges for allegedly taking young females from Boston to Rhode Island with the intent of forcing them into commercial sexual activity, the Rhode Island U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Ricky Wallace, 33, who also goes by the nickname "Justice," allegedly recruited two females, one of them under 18, on separate occasions between Aug. 18 and Aug. 25, federal prosecutors said in a statement reported Friday, Oct. 24, by The Boston Globe.
The two females were allegedly driven against their will by Kemont Bowie, 34, also known as "Daddy," and Raechyl Spooner, 20, also known as "Kitty," to Spooner’s house, where they were subsequently forced into prostitution, the statement said.