YourArlington poll results: Your views
The following are the results of all polls conducted on this Web site since 2006 -- 85 -- beginning with the ones most recently concluded. All are unscientific and are limited by the options available. Despite this, they provide a snapshot of community opinion in this way: They aim to show how those responding feel about the question. If you have ideas for future polls, please let the publisher of this site know.
From 8 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, YourArlington published a poll asking whether the public favors adopting the Community Preservation Act. The poll did not ask whether you favored Article 22, which Town Meeting is considering.
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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.
Music keeps brewin' at Menotomy Grill.
Performing free (no cover) Thursday, Oct. 9, 9:30 to midnight, are featured artists Gordon "Sax" Beadle, a globe-trotting sax man featured on festivals all over Europe, with Leon Beal, an outstanding soul singer with hit tunes in Europe.
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 >>
The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Joan Landry, is to present its fall concert on Sunday Nov. 2, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The concert program includes Felix Mendelssohn's "The Hebrides" Overture (Fingal's Cave), "High Rock Spring" by 21st-century composer Hilary Tann, Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97 ("Rhenish") and a special performance by our Young Artist's Competition prize winner Amy Oraftik, soprano, performing arias by Mozart and Rossini.
UPDATED, Oct. 22: Robbins Library is the host for its first Arlington Book Festival, a free daylong event featuring local authors and their work, panel discussions on writing and publishing, and special guest Arlington resident Steve Almond, who will speak about his latest book Against Football.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library, events will take place in the Reading Room and Community Room, and books by local authors will be offered for sale all day by the Book Rack. During the festival, all normal library services will be available to users.
Events kick off at 10 a.m. with panels on children’s books and memoirs, and throughout the day attendees can pick and choose from among eight panels covering topics such as self-promotion, story craft, doing research for fiction and nonfiction, engaging your community as a writer, writing self-help books, and new pathways to becoming a published author. A full schedule and details are available on the Robbins Library blog. Updates:
UPDATED, Oct. 13: Broadway Plaza, undergoing a bit of a makeover itself, now has a restaurant that represents changes in the neighborhood.
Common Ground, at 319 Broadway, is a long way from Gemma and Krazy Karry's, its failed predecessors.
"We are not in Allston anymore," said Rodney "Rhoney" Kangiser, the general manager in an interview.
Of course, the original Common Ground Bar & Grill remains, as it has for 16 years at 85 Harvard St, in that section of Boston.
The new venue, which opened Sept. 30, brings to Arlington Center a "gastropub" vibe. The term was coined in Britain to describe a spot emphasizing food with its rink.
"No '90s nights," he said, referring to entertainment that reflects Allston's college crowd. As a bartender there, he said he heard "96 straight '90s nights," and he's glad to leave them behind.
As we talked in an early afternoon, people popped in asking to see a menu and owner Bob O'Guin buzzed about in an orange sweatshirt, with questions for Kangiser.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring trick-or-treat again this year at local businesses and some nonprofits from 3 to 5 p.m. on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31.
Kids 10 and under are invited to visit these participants:
Capitol Square, East Arlington
Anthony's East Side Deli, 159 Mass. Ave.
Artbeat, 212A Mass. Ave.