Arlington Community Media inc is now operational, at 892 Mass. Ave. and Lockeland, nearly across from Arlington High School. The newest resource provided by the cable-television studio in the former Middle Eastern neighborhood grocery is ready for use by the Arlington community.
Refitted as a mini-TV station and video production facility, it is a junior partner to its Arlington Heights’ parent studio, at 85 Park Ave.
Ideally suited for use by students at Arlington’s two high schools and members of the Arlington Senior Center, Studio B has been on the drawing board since early 2012.
Now, as the current academic season is underway, the ACMi Board President John D. Leone and Executive Director Norman J. McLeod are pleased to announce the facility’s grand opening held this week at Studio B.
Designed by McLeod and members of the ACMi staff, Studio B provides ACMi’s growing youth membership needed extra production space in addition to the main ACMi facility in the Heights -- the 1938-built Vittoria C. Dallin branch library at Park Avenue. The new studio gives ACMi members, young and old, convenient access to computer and electronic media technology for electronic media and television production.
"The fact that Studio B is so near both Arlington high schools is a huge advantage to students," said Daniel Black, ACMi youth coordinator.
Arlington educators and town administrators were invited to have a look at the new studio Thursday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 6 p.m. for a walk-through and refreshments.
This story was published Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.