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Cambridge tours include Prince Hall

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 Prince Hall's groundbreaking work as a black leader in the late 18th century is expected to be recognized during Arlington's annual Town Meeting.

Cambridge Day, a YourArlington partner site, has published an account about how our city neighbor has honored the man. A tour highlighting several city monuments cites one established in 2010 about Hall, founder of the first black Masonic lodge. Born circa 1735-1738, he born into slavery but emancipated as a young man and became a leader in the free black community in Boston.

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MEANINGFUL WORK: An ongoing project that helps restore lives

Restoration Project logo'... so many lives in recovery.'

Just over the Arlington border, the nonprofit Restoration Project works with adolescents and adults with emotional and neurological challenges who restore themselves while restoring furniture and finding boosts in confidence as they learn retailing.

"Our participants trust us with their hopes and dreams," said its founder and director, Eloise Newell. "We're grateful to be part of so many lives in recovery."

The grass-roots vocational-rehabilitation program at 334 Pleasant St., in Belmont, operates on the assumption that recovery is possible. Individuals with mental illnesses and brain injuries are valued for their strengths and potential. A creative endeavor in a congenial atmosphere, individually chosen and self-paced, challenges and nurtures their abilities.

Newell says the process builds confidence, perseverance and a set of work skills that are transferable to new situations. The program has helped more than 300 participants return to the world of work, 70 percent of whom remain employed long term.

The effort moved from West Concord last year, aiming to reach more participants and to offer another road to rehabilitation -- a retail thrift store where clients can get ready for competitive employment.

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Accused in Winchester library murder is indicted

Jeffrey Yao, 24, of Winchester, was indicted Thursday, Sept. 20, by a Middlesex Superior Court grand jury and charged with murder, armed assault with intent to murder a person over the age of 60 and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of 60 in connection with the Feb. 24, 2018, fatal stabbing of Deane Kenny Stryker, 22, of Winchester, and the nonfatal stabbing of a 77-year-old Winchester man in the Winchester Public Library.

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Yao was expected appear in Middlesex Superior Court for arraignment midmorning Friday, Sept. 21.

The prosecutors assigned to this case are Assistant District Attorneys Kate Cimini and Carrie Spiros.

On the Winchester street where Jeffrey Yao lived, neighbors saw many signs of trouble over the years, but who could have predicted those signs would lead to murder?

A Boston Globe report documents what neighbors told police with growing unease. A picture emerges of a family who wanted to help their son but did not know where to turn. Read here and here >> Now, his attorney, J.W. Carney says he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, BostonGlobe.com reports April 11.


March 11, 2018: In Winchester murder, questions linger about why suspect was able to roam free

Globe, March 7, 2018: Winchester suspect had two dozen encounters with police in 6 years

March 2, 2018: Accused in Winchester daughter's death sent to psychiatric hospital


This news announcement was published Sunday, March 4, 2018, and update Oct. 8.

Accused in Winchester daughter's death sent to psychiatric hospital

BostonGlobe.com, March 2: Loved ones recall aspiring doctor

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UPDATED, March 2: The usual quiet of the Winchester Public Library was shattered Saturday, Feb. 24, when a 23-year-old town man allegedly slashed a woman from behmnd with a 10-inch hunting knife before he was subdued. 

Jeffrey Yao entered a not-guilty plea at his arraignment Monday, Feb. 26, in Woburn District Court in the death of Deane Kenny Stryker (at right), 22, and an injured man, 77, who tried to intervene. In court, Yao's attorney, J.W. Carney, cited his client's "chronic mental illness" and offered more details.

A March 2 report says he is at Bridgewater State Hospital.

A report in The Boston Sunday Globe cited fears by a number neighbors about Yao, but police have not disclosed a motive. For more, read here >> 

A story later Feb. 24 reported her identity as well as reactions from those who knew her >> 

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Teen suspect in Somerville homicide indicted

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Town resident, 31, also charged

UPDATED, Oct. 17:  Jonathan T. Perry, 17, of Somerville, has been indicted as a youthful offender and charged with manslaughter and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury in connection with the Aug. 29, fatal shooting of Tenzin Kunkhyen, 16, of Malden.

In an Oct. 17 news release, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Perry expects to be arraigned in Cambridge Juvenile Court on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

In juvenile court, youthful-offender cases are open to the public.

A second individual, Keith R. Harlow, 31, was arrested Sept. 5 at the same Arlington apartment. The location was not identified, but a police log notes arrests at a Medford Street location.

In a Sept. 5 town news release, Chief Frederick Ryan reported the arrest by Arlington police investigators, working in conjunction with Somerville and State Police detectives. The news release does not name the suspect, because he is a juvenile, but he was previously identified by the DA's office.

The shooting took place at 14 Farragut Ave., in Somerville, four blocks from the Arlington border.

The release says he was  arrested without incident Sept. 5 He is being held on a warrant out of Middlesex Juvenile Court. 

He is to make a first appearance in Cambridge Juvenile Court, likely at an arraignment Sept. 6.

He is being held without bail pending arraignment. He also has an outstanding arrest warrant from Worcester Juvenile Court.

Harlow was held on three outstanding arrest warrants charging him with:

• Possession of a Class A Substance (Heroin)
• Resisting Arrest
• Disorderly Conduct
• Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License.

Report adds details 

BostonGlobe.com reported Sept. 5 that shortly after Kunkhyen’s death, Harlow had posted a television news report about the shooting to Facebook and wrote above the link, "I never wanted this day to come but when [your] sister told me what you was doing i knew it was just a matter of time."

Harlow did not elaborate in his posting, the website reported.

Also Tuesday, the website said, a friend of Kunkhyen's who performs rap music under the moniker Gold Brick Ghost said in an email that acquaintances believe the shooting was accidental.

"They were friends and everyone knows it was an accident man," the musician, who says on Twitter that he is based in Florida, wrote, according to BostonGlobe.com. “[P]erry aint no killer and definitely dident [sic] kill his best friend man.”

Harlow's Facebook posts identifies him as "R. Keith Harlow."

Earlier report 

An Aug. 30 Globe report said the victim is of Tibetan heritage, had moved from India, had gone to Somerville High and later to Malden High. 

Shortly before 5 p.m. Aug. 29, Somerville police responded to a Farragut Avenue residence for reports of a shooting and found the teen suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation suggests that the victim was in the residence with other individuals who were known to him and that this is not a random act, a statement from District Attorney Marian Ryan says.

No one has been charged. Conducting the ongoing investigation are Ryan's office, State and Somerville Police. The circumstances surrounding how the shooting occurred are part of this investigation. The identity of the victim was withheld pending official identification from the Office of the Medical Examiner and notifying next of kin.

The DA's office reported no other updates in the investigation on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The Boston Globe has published a photo of the location


This news summary was published Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, and updated Sept. 1, to add a photo of the suspect. YourArlington publishes photographs of minors (those 18 and younger) only in circumstances where the seriousness of potential charges warrant. It was updated Oct. 17, to report the indictment.

Town woman trapped in flooded Houston home for two days

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UPDATED, Sept. 4: Historic flooding in Houston trapped an Arlington woman inside her apartment for two days, Boston 25 News reported.

The station spoke to her brother, Robin Chhetri, after he received a call from her on Tuesday, Aug. 29, when she feared for her life.

Chhetri and his sister, originally from Nepal, but he lives in Arlington while she is attending a nursing program at a Houston community college.

She told her brother she are two roommates were trapped on the second floor after the water had engulfed the first floor of the two-story structure.

Later, after rain subsided, floodwaters receded far enough for the women to get out of the apartment.

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MWRA assures public that agency keeps the lead out

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Arlington residents, with millions of others in greater Boston, have access to clean water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). The clean water is pumped from the Quabbin Reservoir in the central part of the state through a network of pipes and smaller reservoirs. The water is treated and tested along the way to ensure it's free from lead and other toxic substances.

"We’ve been blessed with huge reservoirs that are protected," MWRA Executive Director Frederick Laskey, a Medford resident, told InsideMedford.

Laskey said the MWRA buffers the water to control its acidity, which makes it less corrosive and less likely to cause lead to leach into it from pipes.

A recent Boston Globe article pointed out the large number of lead service lines in several MWRA communities, including Medford, Malden and Somerville. Communities with older homes often have lead service lines, the pipes that carry water into homes.

Laskey told InsideMedford there is no lead in the water mains operated by the MWRA and the City of Medford. Homeowners are responsible for the replacement cost of the lead service line from the curb into their homes.

Despite the concern with lead service lines bringing water into homes, Laskey said Medford has passed lead tests the last three years without a problem. He said homes that are known to have lead pipes are intentionally tested and that 98 percent of all water tested is below the allowable threshold.

"The numbers from Medford are good; water quality tests are good," Laskey told InsideMedford. "Overall, as a system we do very well."

Having a lead service line into a home doesn’t automatically mean the water isn’t safe. Laskey recommends running water after it has sat for a few hours in pipes until it’s cold, such as when waking up in the morning or returning home from work. He also said hot tap water should never be consumed.

The MWRA recently published a document about lead and the steps it takes to keep our water clean.

The MWRA also has a webpage with facts about lead, including how to limit exposure and how to get water tested. Read it here >>


This report, originally published at InsideMedford, a YourArlington partner, was published Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.

Bishop launches St. Eulalia's half-century celebration

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In the mid-1960s, an increasing number of young families began moving into "Turkey Hill" in Arlington and "Pepper Hill" in Winchester, increasing the Catholic population in those areas and creating a need for a new parish.

Cardinal Richard Cushing decided to build a new church to serve the two communities.

St. Eulalia parish soon became known for its contemporary music ministry, particularly its Wednesday night masses, but it also became known for its strong participation by laypeople and women religious, as well as its commitment to social outreach, supporting human rights and encouraging programs to support the less fortunate and those facing prejudice.

The 50th-anniversary year opens with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter J. Uglietto on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m.

Throughout the year, the parish plans to host a series of events, and all are welcome to attend.

Events include a lecture series about the evolution of the Catholic Church over the last 50 years, as well as a parish reading and discussion of Matthew Kelly’s book [The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.

There will be social events, including a family festival, a fashion show sponsored by the youth ministry, a social-justice project with an African ministry and a gala dinner at the Café Escadrille in Burlington.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley will celebrate Mass at St. Eulalia’s on Sunday, Oct. 16.

For more details, please see St. Eulalia’s website.


This announcement was published Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.

Ex-Cambridge official with town ties faces paying $58,745 after ethics probe

The state’s Ethics Commission has imposed a $37,500 civil penalty on Joseph F. Tulimieri, the former executive director of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, and has required him to pay $21,245 in restitution to the authority.

In 2013, in response to issues in Cambridge, Arlington selectmen voted not to reappoint Tulimieri to the Zoning Board of Appeals, where he had served as chairman and had been part of Arlington's development picture since the 1960s.

Citing an Ethics Commission spokesman, Cambridge Day has reported that Tulimieri has admitted to violating the law and agreed to pay.

He was executive director of the Cambridge agency from 1982 until his forced resignation Sept. 27, 2012, after a period in which he worked for the agency hourly.

The agency’s five-member board, all of whom became active in April 2012 after a 32-month with no board activity, identified irregularities in how Tulimieri assigned himself salary, bonuses, part-time wages and retirement compensation, the website reported.

For more details, read Cambridge Day >> 


June 4, 2013: Longtime zoning chairman passed over; current member quits

This report was published Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

 

Estimated 400 attend peaceful Black Lives Matter vigil in Center

UPDATED, Dec. 15: An estimated 400 people joined residents and town groups most of whom embraced the theme "Black Lives Matter" during a vigil Dec. 14, on three of the four corners at Mass. Ave. and Pleasant.

Organizers promised a peaceful response to recent events nationwide, particularly in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., and that it would not block traffic or pedestrians.

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That is how the rally came off, as police told attendees when they could cross the street, and participants followed their advice. With the sound of a horn, signaling the protest's end, rallygoers crossed Mass. Ave. and Pleasant wishing officers well. The officers did the same.

Before the vigil, as a crowd gathered under the maple tree at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, a series of speakers set the tone. One of them, the Rev. Mikel Satcher of Arlington, formerly of Trinity Baptist Church and now of Andover Newton Theological School, said: "Yes, black lives matter, but justice matters."

Bonie Bagchi Williamson, co-chair of the town's Arlington 2020 Diversity Task Force, read a famous plea by Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazis:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

The Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan of First Parish made clear those involved had no grievance with local police. In fact, she said, Chief Fred Ryan helped organize the vigil.

Lama Sonam of Drikung Meditation Center in Arlington held a tapestry and rang a small gong, reflecting his Tibetan heritage.

Anne Goodwin, a member and former board chair of First Parish and a member of the UUlations women's vocal music group, led the singing before and after.

According to Douglass Davidoff, of Arlington, Williamson became the event's senior town official by default. "When powers that be wanted to organize a witness in a timely way," he wrote, 'they realized that last Monday's [Dec. 8] Diversity Task Force meeting agenda could be altered in time to properly notice a public discussion about planning a witness.

"Thus, the [task group] became the town body leading the charge, because the calendar worked out that way. Several members of the Arlington Human Rights Commission attended last Monday's meeting and coordinated with Bonie, but our board doesn't meet until this week and thus we never set a policy to officially sponsor the event.

"Chief Ryan was at that meeting so police were involved from the get-go. We also knew well in advance about the conflict with the traffic signal, and everyone accommodated to everyone else ... without incident, so far as I know."
Organizing the event, with its surprising turnout on a sunny Sunday, were the Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group, the town Human Rights Commission, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, and other town groups and individuals committed to social justice.

The event was expected to be moved from Arlington Center because traffic-light work there, but police agreed to let it remain near First Parish on sidewalks from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The protest had its own protesters, of sorts: One heckler stood behind rallygoers near Cambridge Savings mocking their efforts. A Town Meeting member held a sign suggesting that human right should extend to all, a point on which speakers agreed.


Dec. 14: Word on the Street weighs in

Doug Davidoff's Storify compilation

Channel 5 report

Dec. 14: Police in Boston arrest 23

Dec. 7: 150 in Lexington decry racism


NAACP leader comments

Neil Osborne, president of the Mystic Valley Area Branch NAACP, wrote Friday, Dec. 12: "You may not be able to make it to Washington D.C. on Saturday, but if you feel the need to voice your concern in public and in a peaceful manner ,then the Arlington on Sunday is the place to be.

"The NAACP is not a sponsor if this event, nor have we initiated the other public standouts against deadly force against unarmed black men.

"As a member of the Mystic Valley NAACP branch, you are free as an individual to participate in any public rally and proudly proclaim your membership and affiliation with the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP.

"If you come please find me - so we can stand together."

Schools offer support to students

In a related matter, schools' Superintendent Kathleen Bodie wrote Friday, Dec. 12, in an email to parents and guardians:

"These past few weeks have been a difficult time in our country in the aftermath of the Ferguson and New York grand jury decisions. I am aware that some of our students have felt scared, angry and confused. The media images of ongoing protests can be frightening to children. If any of your children are experiencing difficulty at this time, please know that there is at least one social worker in each school who is available to talk with your son/daughter.

"Conversations with students about these events have been taking place in our schools and will continue in different age-appropriate ways.

"Race is a difficult topic to discuss for many of us. Often we do not know how to begin these conversations, particularly with our children. And yet, recent events have presented us with the opportunity and urgency to have these conversations and to be able to answer questions honestly and openly with our children. Below are links to two articles that you may find helpful.

They are here and here.

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This announcement was published Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, and updated Dec. 15. 

At Heights post office, clerk holds out hope for son, a blast victim

Family gathers for Marc Fucarile.Family gathers for Marc Fucarile. His mother is at right. / Boston Globe photo


Globe, May 8: Family's painful wait


At the Arlington Heights Post office, the desk clerk's eyes welled up as soon as she was asked about Marc Fucarile.

"My son," Maureen Fucarile said quietly.

Marc, among hundreds injured in the Marathon Monday bombings, remains in serious condition after losing a leg.

His case shows the personal connections affected when pressure cookers loaded with shrapnel explode in a crowd.

Marc was among 14 who had limbs amputated. They included brothers J.P. and Paul Norden, who were standing nearby.


Town police roles after Marathon lauded
Globe, April 29: Friends aid recovery


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Arlington officers draw sustained applause


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Marathon suspect admits to blasts, source says

Boston.com: Complete reporting

InsideMedford: Medford pays respects

Cambridge Day: Collier service


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UPDATED: Town Meeting members stood and applauded Monday, April 22, after Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine praised participation by Arlington police officers for their part in events following the Marathon bombings.

The local officers assisted Boston police with operations, including the president’s arrival Thursday, April 18, and formed part of the perimeter around suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, when he was found hiding in a boat behind a Watertown home the next evening, Chapdelaine said. The Globe reported April 25 that 30 Arlington officers were involved.

"Our men and women from the Arlington Police Department were there on the front lines helping to bring the suspect to justice," he said at the beginning of Town Meeting's opening session.

Lt. Ronald Kerr led the Arlington officers in Watertown, while Chief Frederick Ryan commanded the local officers in Boston, Chapdelaine said.

Arlington assisted as part of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC), 54 departments that support its members when needed.

Chapdelaine said officers came back from or canceled vacations to make sure the town had enough officers.

"They did this all because of their commitment to their jobs and their commitment to Arlington," he said. "I’m proud to have each and every one of them as members of the Arlington Police Department, and I thank them for their service."

Chapdelaine’s remarks were followed by a long standing ovation.

Younger brother in town incident last summer

During last week's investigation, members of the Arlington police Criminal Investigation Bureau determined that the younger Tsarnaev had been involved in an incident in Arlington last July 4 on Paul Revere Road, a news release issued April 23 said.

Arlington police quickly responded to verify that Tsarnaev was not at that location last week, the release said. All information regarding the incident was turned over to members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Boston.com reported April 24 that Tsarnaev was among those involved in a house party and public drinking.

"In our incredibly mobile society, crime and the subsequent response to crime, no longer stops at the city or town border. As with multiple agencies throughout metropolitan Boston area, Arlington was called upon to support our neighboring jurisdictions during these terrorist attacks," Chief Ryan said in the release Tuesday, April 23.

"I am extremely proud of the commitment, character and courage displayed by every member of our department during this very challenging time. We now pray for those who lost their lives, and for those victims who continue to fight for their lives."

Town Moderator John Leone began the April 22 meeting with a moment of silence to remember Krystle Campbell, the 29-year-old Arlington resident and Medford native who was among three killed in the bombings, as well as all of the injured, now numbering 260.

"It could have been any of us," Leone said.

Arlington residents also signed two condolences books in recent days – one for Campbell’s family, the other for the City of Boston.

Arlington avoids shutdown

Arlington was not shut down, as were surrounding communities, following a hunt for a second suspect in the Marathon explosions, Chapdelaine said April 19. "However, we advise you to exercise caution and judgment as you plan any travel through out the Greater Boston region today," he wrote in a news release 12 hours before the suspect was in custody. 

A town alert noted that Arlington police officers were assisting in Watertown. Town police have been involved in this case since Monday.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Governor Deval L. Patrick and One Fund Boston called on Boston and all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a moment of silence Monday, April 22, exactly one week following the Boston Marathon bombings.
The minute of silence took place at 2:50 p.m. to honor the victims of the attacks and their families. It will be followed by the ringing of bells throughout Boston and the Commonwealth.
Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick are humbled by the support shown by the public and the business community, and they continue to encourage everyone to visit onefundboston.org to make a donation to help the victims of this tragedy.

Mary Villano, interim principal of Arlington High School, said all athletic events scheduled for Friday, April 19, including games and practices, have been postponed because of the large number of lockdowns in the surrounding towns.

"We are taking a 'safety first' approach in making this decision," she wrote in an email.

Before the FBI announced the release on Thursday, April 18, of the images of two suspects in the Marathon Monday explosions that killed three people and left 176 injured, the Arlington town manager released a statement extending sympathy to all affected and reporting the aid Arlington  police are providing. The number of injured increased to 282, in a report April 22, and then reduced to 260 the next day.

"We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to those who have been affected by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, especially the family and friends of Campbell, who died as a result of this senseless act of violence," Chapdelaine said in a statement Thursday, April 18.

"We would also like to commend the first responders and spectators on the scene, whose quick and courageous actions saved many lives. Their cooperation and compassion reminds us of the importance of community.

"As we all continue to the process the events on Monday, the Board of Selectmen would like to provide the Arlington community with a way in which to express their condolences and sympathies to all those impacted.

"Two condolences books are available for residents to sign and leave their thoughts. One book will be for the family of Krystle Campbell and the other for the City of Boston. These books are available in the main lobby of Town Hall and will be there through the opening night of Town Meeting on Monday, April 22nd.  The Selectmen invite all members of the Arlington community to be part of this gesture of sympathy for all those impacted by this horrific event.

For a list of other ways to help, click here >>

Chapdelaine said that as part of the town's mutual-aid agreement, Arlington police have been assisting in the investigation efforts in Boston since Monday.

All off-duty officers have been deployed to assist and a full complement remains at home to protect Arlington residents.

In the coming days, he said, police will be testing emergency systems and encourage residents to make sure they are registered to receive Arlington Alerts via text messaging. Text messaging is increasingly being relied upon in emergency situations and Arlington Police want to ensure you can be reached when an emergency arises.

Chapdelaine concluded: "Stay vigilant, be aware of your surroundings, and look after each other. Our true strength as a community is in our ability to support all in our community."

On Thursday, authorities released the images of two suspects linked to two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. Monday, April 15, that killed three people, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy and a 29-year-old Arlington woman, and left 176 injured, many with severed limbs. No arrests have been made.

Background about story

InsideMedford was the first to report that Campbell, a 2001 Medford High School graduate, had died. Arlington police have been helping those in Boston.

Her grandmother, Lillian Campbell of Somerville, told Boston.com that Krystle had moved to Arlington about a year ago. She had been living with her grandmother to help her through an illness for the past couple of years.

Boston.com reported that Campbell had been a manager at Jimmy’s Steer House after working at Summer Shack locations in Cambridge and Hingham.

She went to watch the Marathon every year and was there with a friend this year. The friend is hospitalized with serious injuries.

Her father, William A. Campbell Jr., said his daughter was at the finish line to cheer on her boyfriend who was running in the Marathon. He went to the hospital believing his daughter was undergoing treatment for a leg injury, but that person turned out to be Krysle's friend.

Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn said he spoke with Campbell's family and offered the city's support. McGlynn said that her father called Campbell "the daughter everyone dreamed of having—loved life, very energetic and had a big smile."

The third victim is Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China, named by a Chinese news agency, Boston.com reported.

The Arlington High School girls' lacrosse team was to sell baked goods and homemade bracelets at its game on Friday, April 19, at Peirce Field, but that game has been put off. once held, all proceeds will go to the victims of Marathon attack.

More than 30 Arlington police officers were in Boston on Thursday, April 19, to assist the city’s police with operations, including President Obama’s arrival, Chief Fred Ryan said.

Restaurants, artist contribute

The greater Boston restaurant community is coming together in various ways in response to the Boston Marathon explosions. On Wednesday, April 17, several restaurants donated a percentage of their sales to the victims via The Greg Hill Foundation.

Restaurants will donate from 10 percent to 25 percent of their evenings sales. Among those participating are Ristorante Olivio and Tryst Restaurant.

In addition, Not Your Average Joe's locations contributed10 percent of diners' checks received Monday, April 22, to the OneFund.

Join Leigh Benowitz of Arlington at the West Medford Open Studios, set for Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, from noon to 5 p.m.

Because of the Marathon bombings, partial proceeds will be donated to Boston Children's Hospital to help those affected.

Prayer services

For those affected by the bombings, prayer services were held at these Arlington churches:

-- Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.: Interfaith Prayer Vigil for the Town of Arlington, at St. John's Episcopal Church.

-- At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at St. John's Episcopal Church;

-- From 6 to 9 that night at Calvary Church, United Methodist, 300 Mass. Ave.

-- Wednesday, April 17, Trinity Baptist moves its prayer and Bible study into the sanctuary and dedicates the time to those who lost their lives, hospitalized victims, family members and survivors who have been traumatized. It begins at 7:15 p.m. at 115 Mass. Ave.

-- Thursday, April 18, at 6:30-8 p.m.: "Share and Prayer" service at Park Avenue Congregational Church UCC.


CyberJournalist.net: Best social media photos of Marathon explosions


This story was published Thursday, April 18, and updated the next six days.

Arlington woman among 3 killed in Marathon blasts

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Authorities are expected to release the images of two suspects linked to two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. Monday, April 15, that killed three people, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy and a 29-year-old Arlington woman, and left 176 injured, many with severed limbs. No arrests have been made.

InsideMedford was the first to report that Krystle Campbell, a 2001 Medford High School graduate, had died. Arlington police have been helping those in Boston. 


Complete reporting at Boston.com >>  April 18: Obama's speech Update expected >> 
See also reporting by Cambridge Day >>

ARE YOU an Arlington resident? Were you near the finish line about 2:50 p.m. April 15? To tell what you saw, contact webmaster at yourarlington.com.


Her grandmother, Lillian Campbell of Somerville, told Boston.com that Krystle had moved to Arlington about a year ago. She had been living with her grandmother to help her through an illness for the past couple of years.

Boston.com reported that Campbell had been a manager at Jimmy’s Steer House after working at Summer Shack locations in Cambridge and Hingham.

She went to watch the Marathon every year and was there with a friend this year. The friend is hospitalized with serious injuries.

Her father, William A. Campbell Jr., said his daughter was at the finish line to cheer on her boyfriend who was running in the Marathon. He went to the hospital believing his daughter was undergoing treatment for a leg injury, but that person turned out to be Krysle's friend.

Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn said he spoke with Campbell's family and offered the city's support. McGlynn said that her father called Campbell "the daughter everyone dreamed of having—loved life, very energetic and had a big smile."

McGlynn's office released this statement >>

The City of Medford, in conjunction with the Medford Clergy Association, was the host for a prayer vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Grace Episcopal Church, 160 High St., Medford.

Flags in Medford are flying at half-staff.

In a statement Tuesday, Hordon Health, a fitness and lifestyle training company in Boston, said Campbell was a friend of its owner, Marc Hordon, and urged people to "say a prayer for our loss."
"Krystle was seldom caught not smiling, and not expressing her opinion. She was beautiful, she was loud, and everyone loved her for it ...," the company said.
"Krystle you will be missed not only by those who knew you, loved you, and cherished you the most, but you will be deeply missed by this world as a whole. Your character, your fortitude, your conviction is something that this world desperately needs and now will forever miss."

The third victim is Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China, named by a Chinese news agency, Boston.com reported.

Others from Arlington safe; police in Boston

Stratton Principal Michael Hannah reported Marea Mullen and Paula Smart, members of the Stratton faculty running in the Marathon were both safe and at home with their families.

For those affected by the bombings, prayer services were scheduled at these Arlington churches:

-- Thursday, April 18, at 6:30-8 p.m.: "Share and Prayer" service at Park Avenue Congregational Church UCC.

-- Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.: Interfaith Prayer Vigil for the Town of Arlington, at St. John's Episcopal Church.

-- At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at St. John's Episcopal Church;

-- From 6 to 9 that night at Calvary Church, United Methodist, 300 Mass. Ave.

-- Wednesday, April 17, Trinity Baptist moves its prayer and Bible study into the sanctuary and dedicates the time to those who lost their lives, hospitalized victims, family members and survivors who have been traumatized. It begins at 7:15 p.m. at 115 Mass. Ave.

The Arlington High School girls' lacrosse team is having a bake sale and selling homemade bracelets at its game on Friday, April 19, at Peirce Field. All proceeds will go to the victims of Marathon attack. Game start time is 3:45 p.m.

More than 30 Arlington police officers head to Boston on Thursday, April 19, to assist the city’s police with operations, including President Obama’s arrival, Chief Fred Ryan said.

Flynn said some officers have been going to Boston since Monday’s explosions as part of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC), which supports departments.


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In a statement released by his office Tuesday, April 16, state Sen. Ken Donnelly, Democrat of Arlington, said:

"... [M]y focus right now is on what happen on yesterday in Boston. There are no words to express how deeply saddened I am by this horrible act.

"All of us are affected by the act of violence that took place at a wonderful public event that represents the best of Boston and our Commonwealth.

"It is times like these that test our resolve to strive toward an open and free society. But our history proves that our ability to face difficult challenges is strong and I know that, standing together, this time will be no different."

Olivio's, Tryst contribute

The greater Boston restaurant community is coming together in various ways in response to the Boston Marathon explosions. On Wednesday, April 17, several restaurants donated a percentage of their sales to the victims via The Greg Hill Foundation.

Restaurants will donate from 10 percent to 25 percent of their evenings sales. Among those participating are Ristorante Olivio and Tryst Restaurant.


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How Arlington runners finished

Results of the finishers from Arlington among the top 1,000 runners, according to the BAA website.

All checkpoints are official times.

 

BIB

NAME

AGE

M/F

CITY

ST

CTRY

CTZ

 

280

McCue, Daniel T.

36

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:18:41

0:37:20

0:55:52

1:14:18

1:18:21

1:32:31

1:50:58

2:09:17

2:27:27

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:05:56

2:35:22

2:35:22

146

132

112

1119

Hrynowski, E. J.

50

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:19:47

0:39:21

0:59:05

1:18:56

1:23:13

1:38:34

1:58:38

2:18:52

2:38:54

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:06:25

2:47:52

2:47:52

645

610

12

5859

Rech, Dan

38

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:21:13

0:42:01

1:02:52

1:23:54

1:28:29

1:45:03

2:07:01

2:28:59

2:50:37

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:06:52

2:59:49

2:59:49

2071

1942

1397

7610

Wichers, John

45

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:21:28

0:42:07

1:02:44

1:23:46

1:28:19

1:44:44

2:06:46

2:29:21

2:51:06

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:06:55

3:00:58

3:00:58

2260

2112

166

4101

Zaganjori, Bash

30

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:21:39

0:43:08

1:04:35

1:25:46

1:30:20

1:46:50

2:08:19

2:30:24

2:53:01

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:07:00

3:03:14

3:03:14

2588

2407

1700

4400

Tebbe, Mark J

47

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:21:45

0:43:35

1:05:15

1:27:20

1:32:12

1:49:26

2:12:19

2:35:50

2:59:55

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:07:18

3:11:06

3:11:06

3953

3593

409

3069

Steinberg, Brian D.

37

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:21:50

0:43:23

1:04:42

1:26:21

1:31:06

1:48:49

2:13:45

2:39:02

3:04:46

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:07:29

3:16:02

3:16:02

4929

4354

2535

11463

Chiavetta, Judi

46

F

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:23:17

0:46:43

1:09:50

1:33:06

1:38:09

1:56:15

2:20:01

2:44:36

3:09:40

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:07:39

3:20:19

3:20:19

5928

863

46

6069

Noyes, Matt

36

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:22:40

0:45:36

1:08:33

1:31:48

1:36:55

1:55:13

2:19:32

2:45:28

3:10:40

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:07:41

3:21:22

3:21:22

6184

5226

2797

6390

Madyastha, Raghu

44

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:23:43

0:46:37

1:09:41

1:33:02

1:38:06

1:56:10

2:20:07

2:45:28

3:11:32

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:07:46

3:23:25

3:23:25

6663

5533

1103

21791

Guarriello, Greg R.

38

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:21:26

0:43:14

1:05:17

1:28:20

1:33:07

1:50:25

2:14:47

2:43:06

3:12:40

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:07:47

3:24:01

3:24:01

6834

5641

2882

11971

Dublin, Malinda G.

35

F

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:24:13

0:48:11

1:11:48

1:35:17

1:40:23

1:58:58

2:24:15

2:50:42

3:16:14

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:07:55

3:27:26

3:27:26

7716

1538

1211

13634

Ozel, Feryal

37

F

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:24:34

0:48:48

1:12:58

1:37:32

1:42:55

2:02:26

2:27:24

2:52:22

3:17:18

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:07:57

3:28:21

3:28:21

7976

1645

1293

5516

Lavalle, David T.

47

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:22:34

0:44:07

1:05:05

1:46:41

1:53:01

2:14:32

2:39:55

3:05:08

3:26:47

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:08:15

3:35:54

3:35:54

10068

7351

1335

14764

Piazza, Micaela F

43

F

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:24:48

0:49:50

1:14:55

1:40:59

1:46:28

2:06:50

2:34:16

3:02:30

3:29:48

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:08:27

3:41:28

3:41:28

11690

3618

580

21326

Moran, John M.

33

M

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:26:00

0:50:47

1:15:49

1:40:52

1:46:25

2:06:20

2:33:00

3:01:32

3:30:21

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:08:28

3:41:51

3:41:51

11795

8113

3323

25745

Dedeo, Carrie-Anne

35

F

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:27:55

0:54:43

1:21:12

1:47:59

1:53:46

2:14:44

2:42:13

3:09:54

3:36:11

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:08:41

3:47:25

3:47:25

13169

4450

2916

18163

Travers, Robin L.

48

F

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:26:18

0:52:51

1:20:24

1:49:53

1:55:43

2:17:19

2:46:23

3:16:42

3:44:09

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:09:01

3:56:23

3:56:23

15307

5659

793

27046

Muzzioli, Leah K.

27

F

Arlington

MA

USA

 

 

 

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:28:17

0:55:03

1:22:02

1:49:55

1:55:50

2:19:05

2:48:17

3:18:44

3:48:02

Finish:

Pace

   

Overall

Gender

Division

0:09:10

4:00:20

4:00:20

16117

6115

3543

 

 


This story was published Monday, April 15, and updated the next three days.

Finance questions arise over resigned Cambridge board official

Jospeh F. TulimieriTulimieri

Joseph F. Tulimieri of Arlington is in the eye of a storm in Cambridge in the light of reports that the finances of city's Redevelopment Authority are under investigation.

Cambridge Day has reported that Tulimieri gave himself almost $17,000 in raises as well as thousands more sick and part-time pay.

In a follow-up, The Boston Globe reported Friday, Oct. 19, that some of these actions occurred when the board lacked a quorum.

"In addition to the $6,000 raise in July 2010," The Globe reported, "Tulimieri received two others that were not properly authorized, because a vote on the raises was taken without a board quorum." At least three of five board members must be present for the vote to count.

Tulimieri is chairman of the Arlington Zoning Board of Appeals, but his role on the town's board is not in question.

Tulimieri resigned from the Cambridge board he long served Sept. 27. A finance officer and administrative assistant have also resigned.

The reports are based on minutes of four closed-door meetings starting in June. They were posted online Monday, Oct. 15, and first reported by The Cambridge Chronicle. The minutes showed that during 32 months there was no active board at the agency overseeing development in Kendall Square.

Cambridge Day reported praise from two activists. "You have indeed set the standard for doing it right, and I want to commend you," said Heather Hoffman, an East Cambridge resident who long has sought more transparent government.

"It’s the way it should be," the website reported Tom Stohlman, a recent City Council candidate, as saying.

The agency, which is not subject to City Council oversight, has been responsible for overseeing the redevelopment of Kendall Square for decades.

At the Oct. 17 board meeting, residents questioned how Tulimieri was able to act with so little oversight for so long.

"I do think there is a real question about the decisions that were made during that period," James Williamson, a former council candidate, said, according to The Globe.


This story was first reported here on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. For more background, see Cambridge Day.

 

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