League of Women Voters Candidate’s Night 2017 LIVE

Arlington Community Media, Inc. will be covering the upcoming Candidate’s Night held at Arlington Town Hall by the League of Women Voters LIVE on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 8pm. In advance of Town Elections coming up on April 1, the League of Women Voters chapter in Arlington once again welcomes all those vying for office to their annual Candidates’ Night. ACMi will carry this important event LIVE and will also air it on our Public channel between now and the election. Between this and ACMi’s own Candidate Profiles, you will have all the data you need to make a well-informed decision on Election Day. Find out what you want to know, and don’t forget to vote on April 1! Candidates Night provides the community with an opportunity to learn about the candidates’ qualifications, their character, and their strengths and weaknesses. Town Meeting candidates available from 7:30 to 8 pm; the candidates’ forum starts at 8. Each candidate will present a 2-minute opening speech. After of all the candidates have spoken, they will answer questions presented by the moderator. Cards will be available at the back of Town Hall for you to suggest questions to ask the candidates. The questions presented to the candidates will be selected by a non-partisan, three-member committee of members of the League of Women Voters of Arlington and Vision 2020 in accordance with the...

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Curious about Massachusetts State Ballot Question 2? ACMi presents this debate on Charter School Expansion

  Question 2 on the Massachusetts state ballot this fall concerns the expansion of the number of charter schools, and of students who attend them, in the commonwealth. No question seems to be generating more passion for residents of Arlington and surrounding areas. ACMi is pleased to present a debate on this question. Linda Hanson, an educator in the Arlington Public School system for the past 25 years, argues against Question 2. Julia Mejía, the Director of Families and Community Engagement for the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association, advocates for its passage. The issue is a complex one, involving matters both...

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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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