A standout demonstration is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in front of the oak tree at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in support of the People's Climate March in New York City. It will include town residents who are members of Sustainable Arlington and Occupy Arlington.
The march is to continue from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Manhattan, with thousands of people expected to participate, including many Arlingtonians.
In Arlington high school football Friday, Sept. 19, the Spy Ponders improved to 2-0 by crushing Medford, 42-7, at Peirce Field. Frank Roche led the Spy Ponders (2-0) with two touchdowns.
Wilmington trounced Arlington Catholic, 27-7. Sophomore Sam Jennings powered the Wildcats (1-1), with 193 yards and two TDs on 16 carries over the Cougars (1-1), which plays at Bishop Fenwick at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Senior Jomikeson Beray tacked on 167 rushing yards and a TD.
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.
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The Arlington Redevelopment Board will meet Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room, Town Hall Annex. Agenda:
7:00 PM Central School [Senior Center] discussion: occupancy, leasing
7:15 PM Central School [Senior Center] design scope discussion, Christine Bongiorno
UPDATED, Sept. 18: In a second attempt to fill the full-time head-of-assessments position, the Board of Assessors recommended Paul Tierney, deputy assessor, Winthrop, in a 3-0 vote.
The conditional offer is contingent on background and reference checks. The board plans to meet Monday, Sept. 22, at 5:30, to vote on a final offer, or if that meeting has to be postponed, then on the following Wednesday at the same time.
Interviewed Wednesday, Sept. 17, were three finalists, culled from six candidates. They were Drew Manlove, assistant assessor, Worcester; Thomas J. Berube, chairman, Board of Assessors, Georgetown, and Tierney.
Tierney offers "exactly what we're seeking," board member Mary Winstanley O'Connor said.
Arlington police, working with federal law enforcement investigators, has successfully concluded a human-trafficking case, a news release issued Friday, Sept. 19, says.
Ricky Wallace, 33, of Pawtucket, R.I. was arrested and charged federally with sex trafficking of a child and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity on Aug. 29 in Pawtucket. Both charges are felonies. His alleged accomplice, Kemont Bowie, 34, of Providence, was previously arrested on similar charges.
The arrests came about after a 17-year-old girl, who resides in a group home in Arlington, accused Wallace and Bowie of forcing her into prostitution after they allegedly kidnapped her from Boston on the morning of Aug. 19.
A gallery reception for the Arlington Open Studios Group Show is set for the Arlington Center for the Arts from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Arlington Center for the Arts.
Preview work by the 80-plus artists who will be participating in Arlington Open Studios on Oct 18-19.
For more, See the ACA site >>
UPDATED, Sept. 18: Andrea Nicolay of the Robbins Library has announced the schedule for its first book festival, set for Saturday, Nov. 1.
The free festival is open to the public. Current official sponsors are the Friends of the Robbins Library and The Book Rack.
Eight moderated panel discussions will cover a range of topics related to writing and publishing. To round out the day Steve Almond will present a talk in the Community Room on his new book Against Football.
All authors who applied to be part of this festival are considered participants, whether serving on a panel or simply "on the scene" that day. The library had many more applicants than panel slots.