By - 5/5/15 - 6:30 pm

A jerk who tossed a lit cigarette butt into some mulch outside an Arlington condo complex sparked a four-alarm fire that left a man dead and dozens of other residents homeless, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.Read more

By - 5/5/15 - 6:31 am

WBZ reports on a four-alarm fire that broke out around 4 a.m. on Arizona Terrace.Read more

By - 4/7/15 - 7:39 pm

Arlington Police report finding a man with a freshly stabbed neck around 4 p.m. on Mass. Ave. at Melrose Street.

Police say the victim, a 23-year-old from Falmouth:

Was conscious and alert when rescuers got to him. He was taken to an area hospital, where he is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

There is no word on a suspect at this time, and the

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By - 2/25/15 - 7:50 am

BuzzFeed introduces us to Jan Rankowski, a Maine man who posted a YouTube video that showed him with the car he claimed he wrecked while on the way to terrorize Arlington game developer Brianna Wu - forced to flee her home last year under a deluge of horrible and specific threats from GamerGate manboys.

Turns out Rankowski is a member of a sketch-comedy...Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 9:02 am

Arlington Police acknowledged yesterday the town is besieged by turkeys, who have taken to strutting about the place as if they own it:

As if the snow hasn’t put enough of a wrench in the morning and afternoon commute it seems we have a flock of turkeys gathering on some of our busier streets. Now don’t tell them I said this but they are

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By - 2/3/15 - 9:03 pm
Firefighters warm up frozen dog in Arlington

Firefighters warm up rescued hound. Photo by MSP.

State Police report Lucy the dog broke away from her owners around 4:30 p.m. on the Arlington side of the Mystic River to chase some swans on the ice - and promptly plunged through the ice into the frigid waters.

Members of the Arlington Fire Department arrived on scene. Firefighters Chris Gibbons and Joseph Andrade donned “warm suits” and headed out onto the ice.

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By - 1/27/15 - 7:45 pm

Arlington Police report arresting a Park Avenue woman this afternoon on charges she attacked her neighbor with a handheld snowblower as part of a long-running feud.

Upon arrival, police found a 60-year-old woman suffering from lacerations to her foot. An investigation by Arlington Police Officers showed that the victim had allegedly been assaulted by a neighbor.

The investigation revealed a long-term and ongoing dispute between

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By - 1/23/15 - 11:10 pm

State Police report on a bizarre collision in Arlington shortly before 7 p.m. that injured two. According to State Police:

Preliminary investigation suggests that a 2015 Ford Fiesta operated by a 77 year old male from Cambridge was traveling east on route 2 and left the roadway in the area of exit 59, which the Pleasant Street overpass in Belmont near the Arlington line.

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By - 12/16/14 - 3:41 pm

Arlington Police report a Salvation Army bell ringer outside the Walgreens at 1425 Mass. Ave. was pinned under a car around 12:45 p.m. when the driver, an 87-year-old Arlington man, mistook its front doors and awning for a drive-thru window.

Police say the bell ringer, a 50-year-oldn Boston man, was taken to the hospital with leg injuries that are serious but not life-threatening, after a...Read more

By - 10/22/14 - 11:26 am

With the approaching November state elections, APN has invited each candidate on the ballot to participate in a candidate profile and debate. We wish to provide our viewers with the most accurate information regarding the candidates as possible.

The format for each interview follows strict guidelines. Each interview lasts 28 minutes and is live-to-tape, meaning there are no edits. The candidate is given one-minute for...Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 11:03 am
Arrests at forest in Belmont

Protesters prepare to be cuffed before ride to booking. Photo via Danny Factor.

Four more people were arrested this morning as part of ongoing protests against tree cutting on woodlands where Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge come together.

News of the arrests comes from the Green-Rainbow Party:

Secretary of State candidate Danny Factor was arrested today along with three other protesters as they demonstrated against the destruction of the Silver Maple Forest on the Cambridge/Belmont border. The sound of

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By - 10/18/14 - 6:37 pm

For the second time this week, police arrested protesters against a housing complex for which woods where Arlington, Cambridge and Belmont meet is currently being cleared.

According to the Friends of Alewife Reservation, four people were arrested at Silver Maple Forest, where five were arrested Tuesday morning in a similar protest against a 298-unit development planned by a Pennsylvania company.

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By - 10/13/14 - 4:43 pm

Polygon reports Brianna Wu, co-founder of Boston's Giant Spacekat game company, fled her Arlington home last week after a series of death tweets that identified her husband and address.

Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan says his detectives got the case on Friday. In a statement, he says:

We will use all tools and assets at our disposal to identify those responsible and bring

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By - 10/10/14 - 4:28 pm
Man wanted in Arlington

Arlington Police report a woman walking on the Minuteman Bikeway near Summer and Mill streets around 10:30 Wednesday night was grabbed from behind and indecently assaulted.

Police describe the attacker as a white or Hispanic male, possibly in his 30s or 40s, but possibly older, with an average build, short black hair combed back and a thin mustache. The victim said he smelled of...Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 12:21 pm

On Monday, September 29th, Arlington Town Hall was the venue for a special celebration to honor a former Selectman. APN attended the event, and brings you this report.Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 12:39 pm

Learn about upcoming Arts & Entertainment events happening in Arlington, Massachusetts in our September 25th, 2014 video events calendar.Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 12:23 pm

The iconic Arlington Park Circle water tower was transformed into a an exotic performance space for one night with a program of dance illuminated by pictures of Arlington from town residents. The Sept. 7th event was organized by Merli Guerra, a local resident and co-founder of Luminarium Dance Company, which was awarded a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council.

Learn more about the Luminarium Dance...Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 5:08 pm

We have all had them come to our door, call, or email us at this time of year - they’re solicitors. And while most are legitimate, some decidedly are NOT, and could even be perpetrating a scam. Arlington police are concerned about such activities occurring in town. Police Captain Richard Flynn provided APN’s Brenda Mahoney with tips to help you tell the difference between a...Read more

By - 9/27/14 - 12:36 pm

Find out about Enterovirus-D68, changes to the Arlington Council on Aging, and a Family Fitness Expo and more in this Arlington Public News "Arlington in 2" segment. Hosted by Hannah Perlmutter, Arlington in 2 keeps you updated about things happening in and around Arlington, Massachusetts.Read more

By - 9/25/14 - 11:58 am

Be sure to check out the latest Arlington Public News "Arlington in 2" segment hosted by Hannah Perlmutter. Arlington in 2 keeps you updated about things happening in and around Arlington, Massachusetts. This refreshing new show will help you keep up with dynamic situations in your local community. Follow the hashtag #Arlingtonin2 and our twitter handle @arlingtonpublic to stay informed. Arlington in 2 will try...Read more