"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" presented by Arlington Children's Theater on Sunday, July 27, 5 p.m. at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Foster Street courtyard. The performace is free.
In case of rain, the show will go on at the Arlington Center for the Arts Theater, 41 Foster Street. Check back here for updates.
Always a highlight of summer in Arlington, spectators are encouraged to come early, bring a picnic, and enjoy one of the most spectacular park settings in Arlington. The sponsors will sell desserts and beverages to supplement your picnic baskets.
Money aids Ottoson, high school
As part of the Green Communities program, the state has awarded Arlington a $247,894 grant aimed at aiding energy reduction, part of $7.9 million given to 43 communities statewide. The local money benefits Arlington public schools.
"This grant award is both a testament to the Patrick Administration’s commitment to energy initiatives and recognition of Arlington’s dedication to reducing both energy costs and carbon emissions,” said Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine.
"This funding will serve the dual purpose of assisting in making necessary facility upgrades, and also help meet the Board of Selectmen’s goal of reducing town energy costs over time. This grant award would not have been possible without the hard work of Ruthy Bennett, regional energy manager; Facilities Superintendent Mark Miano and the volunteers on the Energy Working Group and Sustainable Arlington."
You can rent a canoe or kayak at Spy Pond weekends beginning Saturday, June 14, and continuing through mid-August. The first rental goes out at 10 a.m. and last at 5 p.m.
Go to the Spy Pond public boat ramp at Spy Pond Park, Pond Lane.
UPDATED, July 17: An estimated 1,200 people turned out for the second annual Arlington Alive block party and Regent Theatre events on Saturday, July 12.
You know an event is maturing when a politician shows up, and Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat who is running for governor, spoke on the outskirts of the gathering.
"It went pretty well given that a lot of folks are away this time of year," said Roly Chaput, who staffed ATED's booth.
An afternoon's bright sun drove many in search of shade, and they found it among the monuments next to an under-construction Central Firehouse.
By 1:30 p.m., the Band That Time Forgot turned back the clock 44 or more years with a pulsing "Woodstock" (CSN&Y), "Purple Haze" (Jimi Hendrix) and "Spirit in the Sky" (Norman Greenbaum). They played where cars usually fight for spaces in Broadway Plaza.
You could get a bite to eat -- Argentine cuisine from Tango, Indian from Punjab and downright American from Menotomy Grill.
Or visit a variety of booths, a kind or preview of Town Day two months early. Represented were the Regent Theatre; ACMi, the cable-TV studio; the Arlington Center for the Arts and the Book Rack.
Winchester brothers have been charged after a lengthy investigation that started in February with the overdose death of a Quincy man.
Winchester Chief Kenneth C. Albertelli announced the charges against Timothy S. Sabbag, 24, and Nicholas R. Sabbag, 18, both of James Street. Police may also seek additional charges in connection with the heroin-overdose death of a 25-year-old Quincy man while in his motor vehicle in Winchester.
Police said they reviewed the victim's phone records and text messages and determined he had allegedly communicated with Timothy Sabbag via text message less than an hour before he died. Text message records showed that the victim allegedly met with Timothy Sabbag 12 minutes before the victim called 911 and was found, unresponsive, minutes later.
UPDATED, July 11: A 68-year-old Arlington man pleaded no contest on Wednesday, July 9, to a charge he was driving with an expired license last December when his car struck a woman in a Mass. Ave. crosswalk.
Paul F. Giragosian still could face a more serious charge in the death of Elba "Lucy" Ortiz-Delgado, 77, of North Cambridge, once a lengthy police investigation has been completed.
At Cambridge District Court in Medford was Juliet Blackett, a neighbor of Ortiz-Delgado who secured the woman's remains last winter after no next of kin was found.
Giragosian, of 68 Lake St., entered a plea waiving a jury trial before Judge Michele Hogan.
A charge of failure to stop for a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk was dismissed. A responding police officer did not see the accident. Mrs. Giragosian testified she was a passenger in the car Dec. 19 and heard the car hit "something metal."