YourArlington -- which has published online, unscientific polls since 2006 --asked residents how they expected to vote in the March 28 town election on the ballot question asking whether they favor adding five all-alcoholic beverage licenses, from 15 to 20.
According to unofficial figures, voters favored the measure, 1,957 to 539, or 78 percent to 22 percent.
In an online poll conducted from 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, to 9 p.m. Friday, March 27, resulted in these responses:
Yes (94 votes or 87.04%)
No (12 votes or 11.11%)
I won't vote. (1 vote or 0.93%)
I don't care. (1 vote / 0.93%)
June 5 (full version): A displaced woman details ordeal for her, neighbors
Housing corporation fund at $18,518, plus $1,550 from show
UPDATED, June 15: From the day of the fatal Brookside condo blaze May 5, help has been coming.
First came the local efforts. Leader Bank stood up, offering low-interest loans through May. Then the Housing Corporation of Arlington announced a public fund-raiser, held June 10.
Now the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that businesses and residents affected by the fire can apply for low-interest disaster loans.
The latest total for the housing-corporation fund-raiser is $18,518, Pam Hallett, executive dorector, said June 15.
Leland Stein, co-owner of the Regent, wrote June 15 that the theater raised $1,550 for the fund -- $1,125 from 45 tickets sold plus $425 in CD sales (100 percent donated by the artists who performed at the event).
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) has received more than 1,500 submissions from a variety of nations worldwide, and 15 jurors have been selected to choose the entries for the fifth annual event Oct. 15 to 22 at the Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge.
The films were received from an alphabet-long list -- from Argentina to Vietnam.
This year's jurors are Jonathan B. Barbato, Elisabeth Myles Birk, Alice Bouvrie, Barbara Costa, Elizabeth DiNolfo, Amy R. Handler, John Kusiak, Christopher LeGare, Naythen T. Lowe, Michael Mahin, Bob Nesson, Charles H. Schuerhoff, Eric Stange, Marga Vera and Brynmore Williams.
Jurors will select from these categories: Best of Festival, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short and Best Documentary Short. They were chosen for their knowledge, creativity, innovation and experience in the film industry.
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 >>>>
Spectacle Management has announced that tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, for the Cary Hall 2015-16 season series. The Lexington venue, undergoing renovations, is expected to reopen Oct. 16 with a concert by singer-songwriter and Boston native Livingston Taylor.
Also scheduled to appear on the Cary Hall stage is "Menopause, The Musical" (Oct. 23), Don McLean (Nov. 15), the Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration (Dec. 6), Country Music Star Phil Vassar (Feb. 14) and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan (March 13).
Tickets for all shows are on sale at www.caryhalllexington.com or call 617-531-1257.
UPDATED, June 28: Chairful Where You Sit, a temporary art installation and fund-raiser, in its fourth year for Arlington Public Art, is coming up Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12, at Whittemore Park, in front of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum in Arlington Center.
Join those involved for an opening reception and kickoff from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 10.
Buy a chair for $100 during the exhibit and support Arlington Public Art's projects, such as painting the transformer box murals.
Closing reception and Peoples' Choice awards on Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information, email chairful2[at]gmail.com.
What should your kids read this summer?
The Globe has published some suggestions, and among the choosers is Pam Watts-Flavin, of the Robbins Library.
And, why not? The town had the first children's library in the nation.
The book is written by Arlington resident Neil Berdiev, a former commercial banker who after almost two decades in financial services left his last employer, Citizens Bank, to start his own advisory firm, focusing on team member training and development. You can find his book at Robbins Library.
The contest is judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, and the announcement was made at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all sizes, INDIEFAB winners were selected after months of editorial deliberation over more than 1,500 entries in 63 categories.
Stay tuned for some writing by Berdiev to be published at YourArlington. He is putting together ideas for Arlington parents for this summer about how to coach their kids some of the most essential business skills -- those that will help them be successful in today’s business world.
Last, Berdiev set aside a few copies of his book to be raffled for Arlington residents. If you’d like your name entered into this raffle, email the author at dnb[@]dnbAdvisory.com.