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Meeting of the Election Modernization Committee – May 19, 2020

Meeting of the Election Modernization Committee – May 19, 2020

The Election Modernization Committee (EMC) was established by the 2019 Arlington Town Meeting. Initiated by concerned citizens of Arlington, the Committee and its purpose was defined by Article 36 ATM- 2019. The EMC’s charge is to comprehensively examine how to...
Meeting of the Election Modernization Committee – April 7, 2020

Meeting of the Election Modernization Committee – April 7, 2020

The Election Modernization Committee (EMC) was established by the 2019 Arlington Town Meeting. Initiated by concerned citizens of Arlington, the Committee and its purpose was defined by Article 36 ATM- 2019. The EMC’s charge is to comprehensively examine how to...
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Effects of COVID-19

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Effects of COVID-19

While COVID-19 affects literally everyone, it disproportionately impacts those who are already vulnerable or underserved, which include the overlapping populations that make up the LGBTQ+ community. Simmons University professor Gary Bailey joins LexPride’s...
Talk of the Town | Cindy Friedman Legislative Update May 2020

Talk of the Town | Cindy Friedman Legislative Update May 2020

Our regular Legislative Update with State Senator Cindy Friedman is dominated, unsurprisingly, by issues related to COVID-19, with a particular focus on the fiscal and economic challenges that lie ahead, even as the state legislature continues to focus on supporting...
Justice in the Balance | Citizens for Juvenile Justice

Justice in the Balance | Citizens for Juvenile Justice

This video was created in coordination with Arlington Community Media, Inc. in Arlington, MA. ACMi is dedicated to providing an electronic forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the talents, skills, interests, concerns, and diversity of the...
Talk of the Town | Sean Garballey’s Legislative Update May 2020

Talk of the Town | Sean Garballey’s Legislative Update May 2020

This video was created in coordination with Arlington Community Media, Inc. in Arlington, MA. ACMi is dedicated to providing an electronic forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the talents, skills, interests, concerns, and diversity of the...
Talk of the Town | Andrea Nicolay, Directories of Libraries

Talk of the Town | Andrea Nicolay, Directories of Libraries

Arlington’s libraries are among the community’s most treasured resources, and it’s been a real blow to have them shuttered due to COVID-19. Library Director Andrea Nicolay joins Talk of the Town to describe the programs that are carrying on or being...
Million Dollar Gift | DeAnne Dupont and Elise Springuel, Food Link

Million Dollar Gift | DeAnne Dupont and Elise Springuel, Food Link

In its relatively short history, Food Link has become one of the most popular and effective social service agencies in this area. Its food recovery mission is being tested by the current conditions, but the organization is soldiering on gamely. Founder DeAnne DuPont...
Million Dollar Gift | Andi Doane, Arlington EATS

Million Dollar Gift | Andi Doane, Arlington EATS

Volunteer energy provides the heartbeat for a number of vital social service agencies in this area, including Arlington EATS. How, then, can they continue to effectively respond to the rise of food insecurity in Arlington while volunteer ranks are diminished by...
Million Dollar Gift | Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Project Bread

Million Dollar Gift | Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Project Bread

There are many front lines in the battle against COVID-19, and one of the most serious (and least publicized) is the food insecurity it is causing. Project Bread is a familiar organization to many in the Boston area because of their iconic annual Walk for Hunger....
ABCs of LGBTQ+ / Identities and Orientations

ABCs of LGBTQ+ / Identities and Orientations

Trans activist Noah Stang-Osborne & LexPride Co-Chair Valerie Overton explain the types of identities we all have (sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, romantic orientation), how they interrelate, terms, and pronouns....
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Advancing Social Justice

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Advancing Social Justice

Activists Andy Rubinson (Arlington Rainbow Commission) & Valerie Overton (LexPride) discuss the gaps in laws, policies, and circumstances that lead to situations where LGBTQ+ people tend to be vulnerable. They identify several initiatives intended to improve...
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Legal and Discrimination Issues

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Legal and Discrimination Issues

Activists Andy Rubinson (Arlington Rainbow Commission) & Valerie Overton (LexPride) summarize MA laws that provide protections for LGBTQ+ people, where gaps exist, and what some cities and towns offer in addition to state law. They also address the range of...
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Etiquette and Allyship

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Etiquette and Allyship

Trans activist Noah Stang-Osborne & LexPride Co-Chair Valerie Overton discuss the distinct likelihood that we interact with LGBTQ+ people often, sometimes without knowing. They explain basic good practices for inclusivity and how to take a further step into active...
Justice in the Balance | Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan

Justice in the Balance | Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan addresses a number of important topics in a wide-ranging interview. She warns of COVID-19-related scams targeting people (especially elders) around bogus cures and CARES Act checks, and describes how her office is...
Justice in the Balance | Lois Ahrens: Real Cost of Prisons Project

Justice in the Balance | Lois Ahrens: Real Cost of Prisons Project

Lois Ahrens, Founding Director of The Real Cost of Prisons Project, takes us behind the walls of our state penal institutions to focus on the particular risks faced by prisoners, guards, and staff in these potential hotspots. She also makes it clear that those in...
Justice in the Balance | Susan Sered, PhD

Justice in the Balance | Susan Sered, PhD

Suffolk University Sociology professor Susan Sered studies populations that are particularly vulnerable in “normal” circumstances, and particularly so under current conditions. In this episode of Justice in the Balance, Professor Sered opens a window on...
Talk of the Town | Kristine Shah, COA’s Executive Director

Talk of the Town | Kristine Shah, COA’s Executive Director

In this time of universal physical isolation, it’s notable that some folks and organizations are busier than ever. Arlington’s Council on Aging, and its Executive Director Kristine Shah, are great examples, as we found out when Talk of the Town recently...
Talk of the Town – Dave Rogers Legislative Update April 2020

Talk of the Town – Dave Rogers Legislative Update April 2020

This video was created in coordination with Arlington Community Media, Inc. in Arlington, MA. ACMi is dedicated to providing an electronic forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the talents, skills, interests, concerns, and diversity of the...