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    Have a nose for news? For a tale, follow the pups

    Summertime, and the livin' is easy -- particularly for pooches. Need evidence? Check out the latest newsletter from A-DOG, a community group supporting dogs and their owners in Arlington since 2008. Its newsletter is for its members, but it contains information that may be of interest to the general public.Here are some highlights, which are published with permission: ...

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    Site steers toward mobile display

      YourArlington has a new look -- its seventh since the site began in 2006. Its latest suit of clothes reflects what the publisher hopes is a softer, more welcoming appearance. No hard-edged Herald here. You can see the changes in the color and typefaces. As for content, an area above the main news section -- where you are reading this item -- provides more prominence to opinion than has been true in the past.I'm pleased. Whether or not you are is a matter of taste. As always, all view ...

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    Our freedom to err -- and the responsibility to correct

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    Review: 'Life Itself': Roger Ebert gets his movie

    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 Roger Ebert (loosely paraphrased ...

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    Silver Maple Forest campaign launched

    The following information about the campaign was published at 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 Rogers). Encourage Senators to meet together for this step. ...

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    Monju urges transparency at State House

    Monju Joe Monju, Republican candidate for state representative of the 23rd Middlesex District, on Wednesday, June 25, stood with state representatives Marc Lombardo, Shaunna O’Connell, Jim Lyons, Leah Cole, Geoff Diehl and several others in front of the State House extolling the benefits of openness and transparency in state government. All signed off on an eight-point plan to help make state government more responsive to the needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth. The plan calls for: ...

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    The Circle in Marriage and in Marriage Equality

    Offering the following opinion is Douglass Davidoff of Arlington. He is a public relations consultant, a five-year resident of Arlington, a member of the Arlington Human Relations Commission and a Town Meeting member for Precinct 4 in East Arlington. His website is The circle is a symbol of marriage. It’s the shape of the marriage ring, a model for relations between two people in a marriage. It’s also the shape of emotions of job I’ve had last month and again this m ...

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    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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What do people see when they google your name? Does LinkedIn help your personal brand or not?  

This summer PLUGGEDIN is offering a three-part LinkedIn workshop taking place on three consecutive Tuesdays -Aug. 6, 13 and 20, which will be limited to 15 participants.  

Do you wonder  

  • if you are getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile?
  • what might others may see when they google your name?
  • if you are doing all that you can to build your personal brand?
  • how you can amp up your LinkedIn profile and your brand?

Wonder no more! This August, GET PLUGGEDIN to making LinkedIn work for you! Here is what's happening each week:

Week 1

  • Bette YipPhotographer Bette Yip will take head shots of you for your LinkedIn profile and to be used as a gravatar.  
  • Using a variety of resources, you will assess your online identity to determine how you are seen on the World Wide Web.

Week 2 

You will:

  • Upload your new image to LinkedIn profile   
  • Create (or update) your gravatar   
  • Create relevant google alerts  
  • Create a google+ account  
  • Discuss in-person and online networking tips
Week 3 

Nancy PrattNancy Pratt,Assistant Director, Career Development for the Heller School at Brandeis Universitywill pull up your LinkedIn profile on the Community Room's large screen.  

Nancy will spend about 5-7 minutes on your profile and provide feedback on your professional headline, industry and summary.


This is what else you need to know: 

  • The series will be limited to 15 attendees.  
  • Look for the registration email next week.    
  • There will be a $30 reservation fee. (Attendees will receive a $10 refund upon arrival at each session they attend. Participants who attend all 3 sessions will be reimbursed in full, making this series free.)     
  • Attendees must have a LinkedIn profile that is at least 85% complete (see email next week as to what sections must be completed)  
  • Attendees must be laptop proficient. If you own one, please bring it. Laptops will be available for attendees who do not own a laptop.

At the end of the series, you will have:

  • 3 professional head shots, already sized for use on LinkedIn and as a gravatar 
  • assessed how you are represented on the Internet with tips on improving your personal brand on the World Wide Web
  • concrete tips from Nancy Pratt on how to improve your LinkedIn profile  
  • the tools you need to optimize your LinkedIn profile and your personal bran
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email me at mmeagher at
I hope to see you there!

Michèle Meagher

Program Coordinator

Where & When

Robbins Library Community Room

700 Mass. Ave.

Arlington, Massachusetts 02476
Tuesdays, Aug. 6, 13 and 20
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Event begins at 7 p.m.


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