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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. ...

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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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    Primary letters -- all welcome -- 8 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 eight supporting Don Berwick, who is seeking to be the Democratic nominee after the Sept. 9 primary. Send letters supporting any candidate in the primary. 'It's not just talk' Don Berwick, Democratic candidate for governor, speaks boldly about values and making Massachusetts a beacon for the nation. It’s not just talk -- he has met bold goals throughout his career.  Don is a creative leader with wise judgment and deep executive experience in complex bureaucracies, including as President Obama’s head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that vast $800 billion federal agency.  His vision includes single-payer healthcare for Massachusetts, and he is the one candidate who understands how to make that happen; and, why it must happen, as rising healthcare costs consume o ...

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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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    8 ask you to vote for Berwick; letters for others welcome

    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 eight supporting Don Berwick, who is seeking to be the Democratic nominee after the Sept. 9 primary. Only candidate to oppose casinos   I write in support of Don Berwick for governor. I support Don because he is the only candidate for governor opposed to casinos. In a strong field of likable candidates, this is decisive for me. I saw the Detroit casino pull the life out of the Greektown neighborhood there, so that it looked like a bombed out war zone. ...

  • Chris Loreti, former Redevelopment Board member

    Loreti to seek Town Meeting article targeting assessors' fiasco

    Loreti The following opinion column by Christopher Loreti of Adams Street was first published in The Arlington Advocate, on Aug. 14, under the headline "It’s Time to Professionalize Arlington’s Board of Assessors." The full column, which includes a paragraph about YourArlington deleted from The Advocate's version, is republished here with permission. In January 2012, the state Department of Revenue provided to Arlington a “Town and School Finance Analysis,” which included several recommendations for restructuring town government. The report contained two recommendations related to the Board of Assessors. The first of these recommendations was that the town make the director of assessments position an appointment of the Town Manager instead of the Board of Assessors. The second was that the town consider changing the Board of Assessors from an elected to an appointed board. The actions of the Board of Assessors in recent months make it clear that the town needs to move forward w ...

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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: ...

  • 2014 Arlington Cal Ripken champs

    How about honoring this team, Arlington?

    The Arlington National U12 All-Stars baseball team did not win the 2014 Cal Ripken World Series, but the boys had one doozy of a ride. They had four wins in a row until they ran into a then-unbeaten Bronx squad and a heartbreaking, double come-from-behind 7-6 loss to a Florida team. No need to cry. What the team has done is remarkable. The town should recognize their on-the-diamond accomplishments, just as occurred in 2008, when an Arlington Cal Ripken team went to the Series. There was a parade down Mass. Ave. Officials spoke on the steps at Town Hall. It was August then, as it is now. You can read brief summaries about how the 2014 team played out in the Series here >> This is a story that The Advocate or Patch have yet to report. In the photo from left in rear are manager John Messuri, Coach Scott Jones, Spencer Friedman, James Santagati, Brendan Jones, Sam Theodore, Timothy Mazzei, Patrick Masci, Coach Rich Flynn; in front are Timothy Shaw, Jacob Ahern, Caden FitzPa ...

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 Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014 |  7:33:35 a.m.
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The Jam'n Java Open Mic and Coffeehouse, open Fridays every month, performs its sets at the Kickstand Cafe. The next is set for Friday, Sept. 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at 694 Mass. Ave.

Listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All are welcome. Admission is free.

 

Jam'n Java Open Mic

Friday, September 5, 2014
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Kickstand Cafe
594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA

 

 
Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play.
All are welcome. Admission is free.
 

Performer sign-up process 

  • Show up between 6:00 - 6:30 to sign up. Playing order will be randomly assigned with the first performer going on at 6:45.
     
  • Anyone arriving after 6:30 will be added to the performer list in the order that they sign up.
     
  • If there is not enough time for someone to perform, they will be guaranteed a slot the following month if they show up by 6:30.
A typical evening provides an opportunity for about 12 to 14 acts to perform two songs each. Each month we also have a feature act that performs a 30 minute set. For more information:

http://jamn-java-open-mic.org/home/information-for-performers


Upcoming Jam’n Java Open Mic Dates and Featured Performers


September 5 - Bill Morris
October 3 - Courage and the Bear
November 7 - Aunt Mimi
December 5 -  Mark Sandman

Learn more about upcoming and past featured performers. The Featured Performer section of our web site includes information about performers, music samples, links to their websites as well as information about where you can purchase their CDs.

http://jamn-java-open-mic.org/home/feature-performer


Smile When You’re on Stage! 

Each month we post photos from the past open mic on our Facebook page. 

We try to get them posted
within a week of each open mic. 


Join us on Facebook.  Be part of our Facebook  community. Share your thoughts and ideas. Keep up on whats happening in the acoustic open mic scene. “Like Us” if you like what you see.

Visit our Website:  http://jamn-java-open-mic.org


Volunteers Needed!

It takes a village to make our open mic happen.  Well, at least a few dedicated people!  If you would like to be a part ofthe Jam'n Java Open Mic, email us at: music at jamn-java-open-mic.org. Please provide contact information and tell us a little about yourself. We are currently looking for someone to run our sound board!
 
 

Bill Morris
September 5th
Featured Act

Get ready to be amazed and entertained by this extraordinary guitar player. Bill is equally comfortable playing jazz, bluegrass, rock, classical and just about any other style you can think of. His music epitomizes great taste and technique.

In addition to performing with his band, theWicked Pickers, he especially loves solo guitar and incorporating a variety of styles into his arrangements of original and standard compositions.

 

About the Jam'n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe

The Jam’n Java Open Mic was established to provide a free, live music venue for the Arlington community and a supportive environment for area performers.  Now in its forth year, it was the inspiration of Stephanie Marlin-Curiel and is currently hosted by Mark Sandman, Joe Burns Dianne "De" Iannitelli and Glen Woodworth.  A special thank you to the owners and Staff of the Kickstand Cafe for providing a home and for their support of the Jam'n Java Open Mic. 

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