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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. Opening-day info >> ...

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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. ...

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    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: ...

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Arlington Catholic's football team, suffering through a season of frustration after opening its new practice field along Summer Street, won its first game Saturday, Nov. 3. Justin Dall scored two touchdowns as the Cougars (1-8) surprised Archbishop Williams (5-2).

The Arlington Spy Ponders were upbeat after ending its losing streak with win the previous week over Winchester, but they lost the game Friday, Nov. 2, to Melrose, 21-0. "The quarterback really hurt us throwing the ball," wrote head coach John Dubzinski in an email Nov. 4.

 

AC stunned the Bishops in Braintree by leading at halftime, 22-18, and adding 14 more in the second half and shutting out its opponent.

In the first quarter, Jason Pekkinen scored for Williams on a 29-yard pass from Pat McAleney. AC held its own as Liam Holden took a 12-yard pass from J.P. Whelan for a TD.

In the second quarter, the Cougars hits twice. Conor McDevitt grabbed 13-yard TD pass from Whelan, and Dall ran the two-point conversion. Dall kept running and scored a six-yard scamper. Dall then threw for two points to Kyle Bairos.

The Bishops had answers as Kylan Philbert-Richardson ran for a 61-yard TD, and    James Daley nabbed a 33-yard pass from Pat McAleney. In both cases, two-point conversion tries failed.

In the third quarter, Dall ran two yards for a TD, and in the fourth, Wyatt Wolverton scored on an eight-yard run. Conor McDevitt ran for two points.

AC next plays Bishop Fenwick (6-3) away at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

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In the Arlington-Melrose game, Coach Dubzinski wrote: "We went into the game knowing that it would take a complete four-quarter effort to beat a very good Melrose team. Unfortunately, the big plays really hurt us in the first half.

"Defensively, we did give up three touchdowns, but I felt we did a decent job stopping their running attack. When you give up first downs when it's third and 25, you can't expect to put teams away. The quarterback really hurt us throwing the ball.

"Offensively, we couldn't get anything going in the first half. I was very proud of our performance in the second half.

"We told the kids in the locker room that our goal was to win the second half. We moved the ball much better in the second half and held them to no points as well.  

"We have Belmont next, and we are considering this game our biggest game of the season. We need to play our best game of the season to win."

The game against Belmont (1-8) is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Peirce Field.


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