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    Latest in 9 letters for Berwick responds to Globe endorsement

    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 gmail.com. Here are nine supporting Don Berwick, who is seeking to be the Democratic nominee after the Sept. 9 primary. What Globe endorsement misses While making some good points, The Boston Globe’s endorsement of Steven Grossman for governor* is misleading in diminishing Don Berwick’s qualifications. It refers to Berwick as “a medical professor and pediatrician by trade,” glossing over not only his public policy education but also his executive career as founder/leader of a globally impactful nonprofit, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and leader of an $800 billion federal agency, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ...

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    New school year -- old educational questions

    Education. We pretend it begins for youngsters in September, when the leaves turn, but it continues through all of our season, every minute of every day, for everyone. Learning persists for two reasons -- human curiosity and technological change (you can't stop either one, but notice which is first). Shouldn't a third factor be classroom teachers? Good ones can have a lifelong effect, but our curiosity is the best guide, as technology draws us, often in too many directions, in the classroom that is everywhere. As Arlington schools open Tuesday, Sept. 2, what happens there is sliver of the educational story, albeit a key one for residents. Still, let's take a quick look at the new school year -- and then peer more broadly beyond it. Opening-day info >> ...

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    Spaced out? Many artists, but resistant owners

    Does Arlington have the imagination to embrace co-working? The town is trying to find out and held a forum in June attended by about 30 people. Read a summary of comments from some of the attendees here >>  See what properties in town may be available here >> Following publication, Eric Love, present at the forum, provided a brief critique. His LARP Adventure Program, aims to spur imaginations. ...

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    Review, ‘Life of Crime’: Leonard’s crew back at shenanigans

    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 TBMeek3.wordpress.com. Elmore Leonard, the beloved master crime and western novelist, transcended seamlessly the divide between pulp and celluloid. His career is littered with great novels that became great movies (“Get Shorty,” “Jackie Brown” and “Out of Sight” to name a few), a smattering of original screenplays (“Joe Kidd”) and even took a few turns as producer. Cormac McCarthy might be his only peer. ...

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    Searching for an Arlington poet laureate: YOU?

    Are you a poet -- and you do know it? What have you written? Anything published? Inquiring minds want to know. Rumor has it that Arlington could have its own poet laureate, perhaps next year. Could that be you? ...

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    New law curbs domestic-violence reports: What about sexual-assault case?

    A new law, signed Aug. 8 by Governor Patrick, requires law enforcement to keep domestic-violence cases off public police logs initially, and the Arlington police department is complying. That means details about domestic violence reported to police are not immediately available to the media -- or to you. Had the law been in effect June 1, information about a sexual-assault case in East Arlington would have been delayed. Chief Fred Ryan reached out to area media outlets Aug. 12, alerting them about the law and asking for feedback. He explained: ...

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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
OUR VERY OWN BIRTHDAY PARTY IN REPRISE;  TOWN HALL CENTENNIAL

Begins at 7 p.m.at 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.

EARLIER:
Tuesday, Oct. 29
LIVING HISTORY OF A VASTLY CHANGING INDUSTRY IN OUR MIDST
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

ONE MAN'S COLLECTION;  OUR OWN BILL MAHONEY'S
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
ARLINGTON'S OWN VETERANS;  THE YANKEE DIVISION IN THE GREAT WAR
Dan LeClerc, Historian

Begins 7 p.m.at 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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