Category: Local Politics

ACMi goes LIVE with Panel Discussion: Police and Community

In the wake of the tragic events of the recent past, ACMi is hosting an important event this Thursday, August 4 – a LIVE panel discussion exploring relations between police and the community, especially populations of color. The guest panel includes Arlington’s Chief of Police, Frederick Ryan, and several members of the community who will share their own particular experience and expertise in a respectful but candid exchange of views meant to promote further public conversation. This moderated conversation will look unflinchingly at the complicated and vexing issue of violence perpetrated by and against the police, and will address the broader...

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Special Town Election June 14th

It may not come as news to you that Arlington is facing a number of challenges related to rapidly increasing student enrollments and the state of the facilities in the two high schools that serve the vast majority of our population in the upcoming Special Town Election. On Tuesday, June 14, Arlingtonians will go to the polls to decide Yes or No on three separate questions that ask residents to accept increased taxation to support major projects addressing necessary renovations and expansions in several schools. In an effort to ensure that voters have the most complete picture possible about what is being asked and what is at stake with the three debt exclusion questions, ACMi conducted interviews with various well-informed citizens to flesh out the details for this Special Town Election. You will find links to those included below. QUESTION 1 seeks funding to create additional capacity at the Thompson Elementary School and the Ottoson Middle School to accommodate dramatic growth in student enrollment at both. You can find our interview with Jane Morgan at: http://news.acmi.tv/segments/school-debt-exclusion-question-1/ QUESTION 2 asks voters to approve funding a Feasibility Study and Schematic Design for a proposed rebuild of Arlington High School. You can find our interview with School Committee member Kirsi Allison-Ampe at: http://news.acmi.tv/segments/school-debt-exclusion-question-2/ QUESTION 3 solicits voters to agree to fund Arlington’s allocable share of the bond required to rebuild the Minuteman Vocational Technical High School, which serves to educate more than...

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Election Coverage 2016

Arlington Election Coverage Candidate Profiles and Debates Airing back-to-back in an Election Block, you can see all the candidate profiles and debates. These will be airing Daily at 6AM-9AM and 6PM-9PM all the way up until the election on April 2nd. The School Committee debate features candidates Kirsi Allison-Ampe, Len Kardon, and James Doherty. The Selectmen debate features Kevin Greeley and Maria Romano. To watch these streaming online now go to ACMi’s VOD Election site. For more information about polling centers, Town Meeting candidates, and other general election information go to Arlington’s Town website. Candidates Night League of Women Voters – March 22nd ACMi will produce LIVE coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night, happening Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:30pm. Election Day – April 2nd Follow LIVE coverage of the ballot returns beginning at 7:30pm. Tune in to catch the show as we follow the final ballot and explain the process, talk about the Arlington issues, and then announce the ballot results in real time....

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2015 Election Coverage

Candidate Profiles will be presented back-to-back, followed by the School Committee Debate in an Election Block, on ACMi’s Government Channel (Comcast 22, RCN 15 and Verizon 26) beginning on Saturday, March 14. This Election Block will air daily at 9AM and 11PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 5PM, and Tuesdays at 6PM, all the way up to the election. ACMi will cover the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night, scheduled to take place at Town Hall, LIVE on Thursday, March 19 at 8PM. On Election Day, March 28, ACMi will chronicle the ballot returns in real time, so tune in starting at 7:30PM to get all the...

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State Primary Round Up

Arlington Public News recently invited all candidates from the upcoming 2014 Massachusetts State Primary into the ACMI studios. The turnout was great and yielded 23 profiles and one debate. Watch all of the APN candidate profiles here on the APN website. For more information, check out the APN blog...

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