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.
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.
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 >>
A forum for parents of kindergartners through 12th grade is set for Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Ottoson Middle School cafetorium.
"Being Part of the Solution: Effective Strategies for Children with Anxiety" is the title of the talk by Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA.
The National Institutes of Health reports that one in four 13- to 18-year-olds has had an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning and social/behavior problems in school.
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.
What's up tonight -- something to eat, a drink ... painting a picture?
Not expecting the last one? Soon this trio of events will be brought to you by three women who are part of a changing Arlington.
It's happening in the Heights, where the former Savory Plate, at 1346 Mass. Ave., is becoming artlounge Arlington (yes, the first word is lowercase).
"We'll put on a party," said Helen Galanopoulos, smiling, but "we're not cooking." The Lexington co-owner described the food as Middle Eastern, "low prep" and brought in from such places as Moody's Delicatessen (tentative menu below).
"Every night will be an event. ... It will be as if you come to my house and say, 'Let's have a great time.'"
The three owners, who hope to open by the end of September, laid out their vision this month to YourArlington.
Offering food, drink and paint, they hope to "bring arts and community closer together," Kim Bradshaw bubbled, her enthusiasm bursting. "Each night will be a surprise."
With her compatriots, Sheila Carme sat on dark, plush couch and smiled. They call her "the artistic one."
Here's what the three expect will happen:
Seeking a change?
You're looking for an evening that is a bit different. Maybe it's girls' night out.
You head to the place between Galaxy Market and Horizons Salon. Inside, for $35 a person, you find a bit to nosh, canvas and brushes -- and an artist waiting to guide you.
What happens next, artistically, is up to you.
UPDATED: Enrollment continues to rise in Arlington, according to the latest numbers reported to the School Committee.
Superintendent Kathleen Bodie, calling the October report "a snapshot," said Thursday, Oct. 9, that the total increase is 213, a bit above the 180 to 200 estimated at the Sept. 18 meeting.
All of the numbers must be certified by the state, expected in late October, when they become of the basis for the public schools' Chapter 70 aid.
"We are a very attractive community," committee member Paul Schlichtman said, alluding to the reason for the rise of close to 500 students districtwide over the last three years.