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  • Donald M. Berwick makes a point July 28, 2014.

    Inside a packed Arlington home enthused for Berwick

    Donald M. Berwick makes a point July 27. Don Berwick has political problems, but you would not know about them from the energy generated Sunday, July 27, at an Arlington home, where an estimated 100 people crowded into every cranny to hear the doctor who would be governor. One issue is his standing in polls. Seeking the Democratic nomination in the Sept. 9 primary, he trails Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman, according to July numbers in The Boston Globe. By a lot. No matter, as those gathere ...

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    Review: Discovering love in 'And So it Goes'

    This review by Tom Meek, a writer living in Cambridge, was originally published at Cambridge Day, a YourArlington partner, and is republished with permission. His reviews, essays, short stories and articles have appeared in The Boston Phoenix, The Rumpus, Thieves Jargon, Film Threat and Open Windows. He is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and rides his bike everywhere. You can follow Tom on Twitter @TBMeek3 and read more at Rob Reiner, a.k.a. “Meathead” an ...

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    3 ask you to vote for Berwick

    YourArlington welcomes letters to the editor from Arlington residents for all Massachusetts candidates whose election would have an impact on the town. Email them to sprague.bob at Here are three supporting Don Berwick, who is seeking to be the Democratic nominee after the Sept. 9 primary. World-class candidate Don Berwick is the kind of governor we need: A progressive in the mold of Elizabeth Warren.   At the "meet-and-greet Sunday, July 27, about 100 people showed up; ...

  • Ken Donnelly, in 2007

    Why we voted against raising charter-school cap

    The following viewpoint was submitted by the Leila Gentile in the office of Senator Ken Donnelly, Democrat of Arlington. She wrote that following last week’s debate on charter schools, her office heard from many of constituents on both sides of the issue. This op ed explains the senators' reasons for voting against the bill. The opinion was written by Senators Patricia Jehlen, Democrat of Somerville, and Donnelly.On July 16, 2014, the Senate voted to defeat a bill that proposed to raise the cu ...

  • Janice Satlak-Mott, Dennie McCabe

    Stratton teacher says goodbye to community

    For 42 years, the kindergarten-1 class at Stratton School has been the "home away from home" for Janice Satlak-Mott. Now she is retiring. In a letter to the Stratton community Monday, July 21, the longtime teacher wrote:      "After a great deal of thought I have made the decision to retire from the Arlington Public Schools. For the past forty-two years Kindergarten-1 has been my home away from home and September my 'Happy New Year.' I have loved my work with the children ...

  • Joseph Monju

    Monju sees his role as fiscal watchdog for taxpayers

    Joseph Monju of Arlington, who is seeking to be the Republican nominee for state representative in the 23rd Middlesex, joined the “Yes on 1” organizers supporting the repeal of automatic gas-tax increases. On the one-year anniversary of the House voting to override the governor’s veto of the tax packages, passing a $500 million in tax increases, Monju helped roll out on the State House stairs what he sees a "the State House tab." It is a list of how he says Massachusetts state government has ...

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    You don't say (or maybe you do) ...

    Kurt Fusaris offers a bite from his latest Avocado -- what Arlington residents say and don't say. You can subscribe to the Avocado via email. Until you do, read the skinny here >> This link to a viewpoint was published Thursday, July 17, 2014. ...

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    Silver Maple Forest campaign launched

    The following information about the campaign was published at Cambridge Day, July 17: Leslie prof says value of Silver Maple Forest outweighs condos See the video of the protest parade >>  1. Encourage State Senators Senator Jehlen and Senator Brownsberger to debate Environmental Bond Bill on Senate floor coming up with an amendment to include silver maple money (Will Brownsberger, Pat Jehlen, Dave ...

  • Happy artists at the Paint Bar in Newton.

    Night life in the Heights? Who knew? Art lounge coming

    Happy artists at the Paint Bar in Newton. Arlington Art Lounge aims to expand the idea. Three enthusiastic women plan to turn the former Savory Plate, at 1346 Mass. Ave., into Arlington Art Lounge. By September, you will be able to eat, drink -- and paint over 2 1/2 hours or so evening or weekend afternoons. Kim Bradshaw, Sheila Carme and Helen Galanopoulos got the thumbs-up from selectmen Monday, June 23, food a food license. They plan to return in July for a beer-and-wine license. "We're e ...

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The Arlington Historical Society has completed its programs for 2013-14. The last, held May 27, was a celebration of the society's birthday.

Arlington Historical Society
2013-2014 Program Season

"Arlington's Own"

*Please note* our location for membership meetings and programs has changed.  We are now meeting regularly at the Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St. (corner Academy Street) at 7:30 p.m. January, April and May programs have details regarding time and/or location, see summaries below.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Begins at 7 the Arlington Town Hall Gardens and Auditorium
Enjoy refreshments and a video presentation by ACMi of the historical and musical extravaganza of a special evening celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Robbins Memorial Town Hall, co-produced by Richard A. Duffy, Kevin F. Greeley, and Patsy L. Kraemer. It's your second chance to join the gala -- and we hope minus the downpour of last June.

The 100th Anniversary Parade in 1907.

Tuesday, Oct. 29
Alan Asadorian, Dorian Color Lab

More than 40 years ago Dorian started in black-and-white in an Arlington home laboratory, advanced to leading-edge techniques with traditional color films, and much more.  Learn how one of our own enduring local businesses has both survived and thrived into the digital imaging dynamics of the 21st century.

 Tuesday, Feb. 25

Jeanne Meister, Society Board of Directors

Bill Mahoney, a longtime officer of the Society and intrepid collector of photographs, objects and ephemera pertaining to Arlington history, recently donated his collection to us.  A personal, captivating tribute through vintage images awaits us.

 Tuesday, April 29
Dan LeClerc, Historian

Begins 7 Mount Pleasant Cemetery Chapel
When the call went out for American boys to save democracy for Europe in 1917, the Yankee Division was the first to be organized, the first to cross the ocean, and the first to the battle line.  Hear of its active role in decisive actions during World War I, as well as tales of personal heroism.

Join Us in Celebrating Arlington's Own!

Consider an Arlington Historical Society Membership! If you are not yet a member, now is the perfect time to join and take advantage of our programs. Members are vital to help the Society fulfill our mission and goals. As an added benefit you'll receive unlimited free admission to the Jason Russell House and the Smith Museum, invitation to our lecture series, and other events. For more information, visit our membership page.

Our mailing address is:
7 Jason Street, Arlington MA 02476




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