There's probably a good reason why the pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 at the Arlington/Belmont line is packed with all the old Christmas trees that David Weininger spotted this morning.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is â€ś2016, donâ€™t let the door hit you on the way out.â€ť Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Federal authorities today announced the arrest of an alleged bank robber they'd dubbed the Spelling Bee Bandit because his notes were so poorly written.
During each robbery, the man handed the teller a note with the word â€śROBERYâ€ť or â€śROBERTâ€ť demanding cash.
Arlington Police report arresting Gannon Kemper LeBlanc, 23, on a variety of charges after he allegedly tried to get into a Lee Terrace home Wednesday night. Read more.
Arlington Police report a woman backing into a parking spot on Linwood Circle drove over a curb and right into Spy Pond around 1 p.m. today.
Three bystanders jumped into the water and were able to rescue the operator of the vehicle. The victim was conscious and alert when she was pulled from the water. She was cold, but otherwise unhurt.
A Medford woman faces a charge of reckless endangerment of a child after Arlington Police say they found her "stumbling around a neighborhood, drunk and high, while she was watching a young boy." Read more.
WCVB reports a State Police cruiser stolen from a state lot on D Street South Boston this morning showed up, abandoned, around 12:45 p.m. at Twin City Plaza in Somerville.
Arlington Police report somebody painted swastikas Saturday on the garage door of a black family.
Coupled with other recent incidents in town - and across the country - police and the town Human Rights Commission are saying enough's enough. In a statement today, they say: Read more.
Arlington Police and Arlington public schools say the Ottoson Middle School student who reported receiving racist text messages about another student made the story and the messages up. Read more.
UPDATE: Found safe, Arlington Police report.
Arlington Police report they are looking for Donna Sharff, 56, who didn't show up at work yesterday and is not at home - even though her car is.
Police say: Read more.
Arlington Police report the rescue of a man screaming in the middle of Mystic Lake despite his best efforts to jump out of a Fire Department boat.
Police say they and firefighters responded to Lake Shore Drive at 10:35 a.m. today on reports of a man "in distress" in the middle of the lake: Read more.
Actually happened in Arlington, WGBH reminds us.
Arlington Police say the Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Ave., was robbed last night - but not the way the manager told officers. Read more.
Arlington High School got a bomb threat shortly before 9 a.m. today, Arlington Police report. Students and staff were initially told to shelter in place, but then students were sent home for the day as a precaution even after police determined the threat - that backpacks would explode and students be shot - was not credible. Read more.
Arlington Police report that officers sent to check on a distraught woman in a Grove Street apartment this morning managed to open her barricaded door after they heard her yelling about killing herself - only to have her charge them "swinging [a] large knife violently." Read more.
Arlington Catholic High School on Medford Street was evacuated today after somebody called in a bomb threat shortly before 1:30 p.m. Arlington Police report:
After a thorough search, officers determined at 3:30 p.m. that nothing harmful was inside the school.
Police say they are now comparing notes with their counterparts in several other towns in eastern Massachusetts, where similar threats were called in.
Arlington Police report they've identified a 23-year-old man they say slapped a sign reading "All" atop "Black" on a "Black Lives Banner" at the First Parish Unitarian Church on Nov. 25.
In a statement, Police Chief Frederick Ryan says: Read more.
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