Irish music, a book talk and an art reception are set for the Old Schwamb Mill’s spring open house on Saturday, March 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Irish and Appalachian music will be performed by Matt Heaton and Flynn Cohen on guitar, mandolin and bouzouki.
Arlington residents will perform with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra in its next concert, Puccini’s "Tosca," set for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Kresge Auditorium, M.I.T., 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.
They are Vitaliy Slobotskoy, violin; David Tresner-Kirsch, cello; and Andrea Campbell, clarinet.
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Arlington's extracurricular fees, even after the School Committee worked to trim them in 2011, remain markedly high, and resident Bill Downing would like to cut them down to size.
For what parents pay for Arlington High football, "Bill Belichick should be coaching this team," he said, a comment that drew laughs from the School Committee on Thursday, Feb. 27.
Including the $425 cost of musical instruments in his pitch, he also said: "Young families are hammered by these fees."
In advance of a special School Committee meeting to hear reports about state of Arlington High School, schools' Superintendent Kathleen Bodie has pointed the public to a report calling for an update of all major systems at Arlington High School.
In an email to the community Tuesday, March 4, she wrote that the 100-year-old school has had no "major renovation since the late 1970s. Repairs have been made over the years as needed."
Last year the engineering firm On-site Insight was hired to evaluate all of the mechanical, electrical and infrastructure needs of the building. The report indicates that all of the high school's major systems need updating, she wrote.
In their 20-year schedule for repairs, the vast majority of the repairs would need to be completed in the first year. The complete report can be found on the district website here >>
The woman who died in December after she was hit by a car while pushing her walker on Mass. Ave. near Sabatino's has yet to be laid to rest, but a friend of hers is taking steps to make sure that happens.
Juliet Blackett of North Cambridge has paid $295 of her own money and a state agency has paid $1,100 for the cremation of Elba Ortiz-Delgado, known to neighbors at the Daniel F. Burns Apartments as Lucy.
The woman, initially described by police as homeless, died at Mass. General Hospital at 2:10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, according to her death certificate.
The driver of the car that police say struck Ortiz-Delgado, Paul S. Giragosian, 67, of Arlington, could face a further charge in the death near the longest unsignalized Mass. Ave. crosswalk in East Arlington. More than two months after the fatality, an investigation remains incomplete.
The next meeting of the Arlington Democratic Town Committee is set for Thursday, March 13, at 7:15 p.m. in the lower-level meeting room at the Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St.
For more information, visit www.arlingtondems.org or call Aimee Coolidge at 781-646-5339.
All interested Democrats are cordially invited.
The Democratic Town Committee strongly believes in equality and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic identity, philosophical persuasion, economic status, or disability in the conduct of Democratic party business.
The Master Plan Advisory Committee invites residents to participate Thursday, from in a presentation and discussion on economic development as part of Arlington’s effort to create a master plan. The meeting will be in the main room of the Senior Center, 27 Maple St.
Residents are encouraged to read and provide comments on the working papers as they become available. The housing working paper is online and discusses housing issues and opportunities. Read it and provide comments online at arlingtonma.gov.
A presentation and discussion about the housing working paper for the town's master plan was held.
Land use and physical development in town were discussed
A master plan encompasses public facilities (including school buildings), housing, transportation, economic development, land use, open space, recreation land, natural, historic and cultural resources. Arlington plan, once apprived by Town Meeting, aims to guide the town in these uses until about 2025.
The next step in the process is the heart of the plan, and the town Planning Department encourages public participation.
Monthly, from January to May, the challenges and opportunities in each area of the plan will be identified and presented as working papers to the advisory committee and posted online for review and open-comment period.
Preliminary schedule for upcoming working papers
Natural Resources; Open Space & Recreation, Historic & Cultural Resources: May
The master-plan team thanks those who have participated in the process so far by attending meetings or providing interviews and feedback. Your continued participation is appreciated.
For those who have not participated, you are invited to do so, either by attending a Master Plan Advisory Committee meeting or by completing an online feedback survey.
Check MAPC meeting dates on the town’s website a couple days prior for any schedule changes.
Future dates will be announce via email through a Town of Arlington Notice. You can subscribe to town notices online at www.arlingtonma.gov/subscriber
This story was published Jan. 10, 2014, and updated March 7.
UPDATED. March 6: A 57-year-old Arlington driver has pleaded not guilty after his car smashed into Scutra, a popular restaurant on Summer Street during the dinner hour, on Saturday, March 1. A 70-year-old Arlington woman, who was eating inside, was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.
The restaurant plans to open Friday, March 7.
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