The Patriots Day parade in Arlington was fun, but it didn't really have a lot of Minutemen - way more Shriners, in fact (and a troop of Civil War re-enactors, um, what?).
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!
Children are welcome to attend (at no charge) and will enjoy a range of fun activities.
Delicious summer fare and refreshing cocktails provided.
More information, tickets and sponsorships are available at www.glad.org/events.
Michael Bradford photographed his Arlington Heights street before and after the blizzard.
Including the ones in Charlestown, Brookline and Somerville and Arlington, the Globe reports.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, R&B legend Herb Reed demanded a Florida promoter stop advertising it could get him to appear in concerts.
Reed, a longtime Arlington resident, died Monday, so presumably that part of the suit becomes moot, although there's still the question of damages sought for alleged past practices.
The suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, charges the company falsely listed Herb Reed and the Platters as one of the groups it represented.
Reed, 83, performed until last June - the last surviving member of the original band. The suit says he never worked with the promoter and that the false advertising damaged his reputation and cost him money.
Herb Reed, the last of the Platters, has died at 83. Although Reed was born in Kansas City, Mo., he had lived in the Boston area since the 1970s.
State tax officials seized and closed one of the few remaining Brigham's restaurants today, claiming that it owed over $92,000 in meals taxes dating back to 2009.
The Arlington Heights Brigham's could reopen if its owners make a significant down payment on their taxes within the next few weeks.
YourArlington.com reports Cameras Inc., with outlets in Arlington and Davis Square, is shutting down.
read more at bluemassgroup
The Herald interviews an Arlington man who fought the $100 fine sought by prosecutors, and won.
The MBTA Transit Police report on the Oct. 26 arrest at Alewife paints a slightly different picture than the simple civil-liberties patina painted by the Herald:
I informed Goodwin that it was his right to refuse to submit to the program, but that he would not be allowed to gain access to the MBTA from this station. Goodwin then became very belligerent, yelling, "I'm not a Muslim, you don't have to check my bag. I don't have to accept this Nazi-ism!!"
Arlington Police recovered two Hebrew scrolls from a guy they say is known to buy stolen property and are now seeking to identify the actual owners.
Belong to a synagogue missing megillas? Contact Inspector Brian Connerney, 781-316-3914.
Via the Jewish-Boston mailing list, where you'll also find a photo of the safe they were found in.
We weren't the only ones who took a swing up Mass. Ave. in Arlington today to see the banned boiler of MIT, which Somerville is refusing to let rumble down its streets on the final leg of a journey from Texas to the school. YourArlington.com reports it could be Tuesday at the earliest before Somerville grants the required permit for the oversized load to enter the city; in the meantime, it sits behind cones, sawhorses and police tape in the parking lot of a Walgreens on Mass. Ave. in Arlington.
Of course, a big-ass boiler deserves a big-ass photo: Take a look at Aaron Donovan's photo.
Truckers trying to deliver an oversize boiler to MIT have instead been forced to cool their heels in Arlington because Somerville officials are refusing to allow the wide load on their streets.
YourArlington.com reports that at one point Thursday, 20 Arlington and Cambridge police and state troopers were on scene at Mass. Ave. in Arlington near the Cambridge line to escort a mini-convoy - the truck pulling the boiler and a couple of pickups - via Rte. 16 and Broadway and then into Cambridge. But while the driver got a permit from Cambridge, he never got one from Somerville, so instead the boiler will be parked in a Walgreens parking lot at least through Tuesday.
The delay is causing some headaches for MIT, which had sent out e-mail on Wednesday alerting faculty and staff of potential traffic issues on Portland and Albany streets yesterday and today while the boiler was being delivered to the Central Utilities Plant.
H/t to snuffles dog for forwarding news of the Boiler without a Country.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
Help show the legislature that redistricting is about our interests, not theirs. By participating in our redistricting Olympics and learning how to draw your own fair districts, you can acquire the tools you need to expose attempts by public officials to politicize the state’s new legislative maps.
Participate in our democracy!
YourArlington.com reports on the saga of Christopher Loder, who left Arlington for the Augusta, ME suburb of Palermo.
The Globe reports on the arrest of Robert Hersey of Arlington, who allegedly tried to open a door on a flight to Boston while in mid-air and while wearing a Bruins jersey.
The Globe reports on the sentencing of former Arlington state Sen. Jim Marzilli.
Paul Marotta photographed the sunrise this morning in Arlington.
Copyright Paul Marotta. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Wicked Local Arlington reports on the aftermath of Travis Corcoran's "1 down, 534 to go" blog post:
APD Capt. Robert Bongiorno said the department took his statements made in the blog as a credible threat and took precautionary measures. The weapons were seized Jan. 13.
Corcoran's blog is offline now.
Travis Corcoran, the president of Heavy Ink, an online comic book retailer based in Arlington, Massachusetts and apparently a complete idiot, had some particularly moronic pseudo-anarchistic thoughts about the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that he posted on his blog, and the blowback from the comics community is already being felt.
A homeless woman who apparently objected to being told to pay her fare on a 31 bus in Mattapan yesterday created a ruckus before spitting on the driver and then hitting her with a pipe, MBTA Transit Police say.