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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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 Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014 |  12:34:19 p.m.
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After a district court magistrate found probable cause Nov. 14 to charge former Arlington Selectwoman Annie LaCourt and her husband in connection with a party at their home Oct. 19 in which 21 teenagers were allegedly drinking alcohol, sufficient facts were found at a Juvenile Court hearing Thursday, Nov. 15, to move forward on the charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (three counts each).

The arraignment in the latter case had been set Dec. 4 and Dec. 19, at  Cambridge Juvenile Court, 121 Third St., Cambridge. At the Dec. 19 hearing, the case was rescheduled for an unspecified date in February for a pretrial hearing, Capt. Richard Flynn of Arlington police said.

The arraignment on the initial set of charges is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Third District Court, Medford.

LaCourt and her husband, Mark Burstein, are each charged with 33 counts of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21, and are due back in Cambridge District Court on Dec. 21 to be arraigned on those charges, Boston.com reported Nov. 14.

YourArlington attempted to learn independently the outcome of the Nov. 14 magistrate's hearing, but a representative of that office declined to comment despite an earlier promise to do so.

Neither LaCourt nor Burstein attended the Nov. 14 hearing at Cambridge District Court in Medford in which the magistrate found probable cause to charge the couple, Flynn said. The hearing was not open to the public.

Boston.com reported that Flynn said most of the teens have since gone through a local diversion program for first-time offenders to avoid being charged with under age drinking. Charges have been filed against some of the teens who were not eligible for the program, he said.

Flynn told YourArlington Nov. 14 that those accepted into the diversion program "have a ways to go and have by no means completed this process.

"Successful completion of the program is necessary; otherwise, complaints can be brought forth."

After the party, 13 students athletes faced loss of participating in one event each. No students were suspended.

LaCourt declined to comment when contacted by YourArlington last week. The couple's attorney, Thomas Brant of Boston, did not respond to a request for comment.


This story was first published at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, and updated numerous times since, the latest on Dec. 20.

 

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