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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 TBMeek3.wordpress.com. 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 gmail.com. 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 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Alewife-Reservation/120066318064571 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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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.

Interested?

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 yournextquest.com
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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