After considerable back-and-forth, Rep. Sean Garballey, Democrat of Arlington, and his Republican challenger, Joe Monju, have debated.
Arlington political experts may want to search their memories to recall a time when candidates from both parties last faced off here.
The debate took place Thursday, Oct. 23, at ACMi, said James Milan, outreach coordinator for the cable-TV station.
It is available for TV viewing on the government channel Oct. 24 at 7 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, at noon and 6 p.m.
Here is what led up to the debate:
Sean Harrington, chairman of the Arlington Republican Town Committee, issued a news release Monday, Oct. 13,
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Activist says 2nd hunger strike underway
UPDATED, Oct. 23: An order temporarily stopping work at the Silver Maple Forest was put in place Monday, Oct. 20, as four more people were arrested, bringing the total to 13 in a week. Then on Tuesday, Oct. 21, a judge reversed the order.
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Rozann Kraus, founder of the Dance Complex in Cambridge, said in a news release that she is again declining to eat in the light of expected development on the Belmont Uplands.
"I am again refusing to eat solid food until the carnage of the Silver Maple Forest in the state-owned Alewife Reservation in Belmont and Cambridge is stopped," she wrote.
Work on Oct. 17 and 18, reportedly by the developer of Belmont Uplands, resulted in cut trees.
Ellen Mass, head of the Friends of Alewife Reservation (FAR), said in a news release that work must stop.
The four charged with trespass were Katherine Roberts, 30, a teacher and co-founder of Cambridge Day Care Center; Judith Johnson, Boston architect; Amy Mertl, professor of biology, and Danny Factor, a Green Party candidate for secretary of state, she said.
The Arlington-Belmont crew teams rowed fast at the 2014 Head of the Charles, competing against top rowing programs from around the world, Arlington High Principal Matthew Janger said.
Boys' varsity 8+ placed 21st out of 85 boats, with a time of 16:30.15. Propelling the AB shell up the Charles were Brenna Sorkin (cox), Max Halliday, Louis Pratt, Adrian Tanner, Liam Lanigan, Nick Osborn, Eryk Dobrushkin, Brendan Mooney and Alex Gharibian.
The girls' varsity 8+ race rowed to an impressive 40th-place finish in their race out of 85 boats with a time of 19:04.20.
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AFD Theatre’s 92nd season of the highest-quality community theater begins with the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q at 22 Academy St. The show runs for three weekends beginning Oct. 17 through Nov. 2, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.
Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Together, Princeton and his neighbors struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Although the show addresses adult issues, it’s about a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
The Arlington High School boys' cross-country team on Tuesday, Oct. 21, lost to Lexington, 19-40, and its shot at a Middlesex Liberty League title.
The boys had won its fourth straight race at Woburn in its sixth meet this fall, 23-33. After Lexington, the team is 5-2 overall.
The dedicated team showed how much their intense training had paid off Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Ranked fifth in the state, Lexington was a tough opponent with many talented runners.
With grace under pressure, Armstrong Ambulance Service Inc. of Arlington has received two awards for its work in emergency medical services.
Jeff Scott, a communications manager for Armstrong, was awarded dispatcher of the year for his work in talking a Medford father through the successful delivery of his baby son before emergency crews arrived on scene.
Jeff recently met baby Kirk, along with Jolimar and Diana Santiago, when they came to visit him at Armstrong's offices.
In addition, Armstrong Ambulance received the Team Response Award, along with Medford Police and Fire for their handling of a severe motor vehicle accident on Aug. 1. The car accident was deemed a "mass casualty incident," as five people were critically injured. One was thrown from the vehicle on impact and one of whom was trapped and later extricated after an extensive effort.
The awards were given at the annual meeting of NorthEast Emergency Medical Services, a not-for-profit coalition that works with 50 cities and towns and 15 hospitals in the region to support and coordinate emergency medical services.
UPDATED, Oct. 21: The second attempt to fill the full-time head-of-assessments position was successful, as Paul Tierney has accepted the Board of Assessors' recommendation to hire Winthrop's deputy assessor.
The board voted, 2-0, to approve Tierney as director of assessing. The annual salary of $91,384 and benefit package were approved on Monday, Sept. 22.
Tierney began his appointment Oct. 14, the Board of Assessors said in an Oct. 21 news release.
Reporting to the assessors, the director oversees and manages the assessors' office and works with the board to determine the value of all real and personal property in town.
UPDATED: Enrollment continues to rise in Arlington, according to the latest numbers reported to the School Committee.
Superintendent Kathleen Bodie, calling the October report "a snapshot," said Thursday, Oct. 9, that the total increase is 213, a bit above the 180 to 200 estimated at the Sept. 18 meeting.
All of the numbers must be certified by the state, expected in late October, when they become of the basis for the public schools' Chapter 70 aid.
"We are a very attractive community," committee member Paul Schlichtman said, alluding to the reason for the rise of close to 500 students districtwide over the last three years.
The Board of Selectmen, as owner of the property located at 1207 Mass. Ave., formerly the Disabled American Veterans' Club, is considering future uses for the now vacant property.
The board will be considering options ranging from town use, leasing to a private entity, or sale of the property.
In order to fully consider its options, the board is holding a public hearing as part of their regular meeting , in the selectmen's chambers, Town Hall, second floor, in order to give residents an opportunity to share their perspective and opinion on the future use of the property.