Alewife Return in Growing Numbers

Alewife Station. Alewife Brook. The name Alewife pops up all over Arlington. But did you know, that an Alewife is a fish? Right now more than sixty thousand of them are making their annual migration from the ocean waters around Boston up the Mystic River and into the Mystic Lakes. The Mystic Watershed Association has been supporting their run for years, and increased numbers mean their work is paying off.

Tufts University Security Hack

In a week when global ransom-ware attacks compromised hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, a local institution suffered its own security breach. Tufts university in Medford was the target of an attack exposing the schools financial information. Data security threats are something we’re all thinking about. APN’s Zach Merchant takes a look at this latest local hack.

A Day in the Life of the Tree Warden

Building and maintaining a healthy tree canopy is important to the ecological and physical health of a community. Here in Arlington, tree warden Tim Lecuivre responsibilities include surveying the health of existing trees, planting new trees and building a tree inventory program.

Town Meeting Highlights, Sessions 3-5

Arlington Public News continues its look at the budgets and policies decided during Town Meeting and Special Town Meeting 2017. It went down as an historic one – with changes being proposed to the treasurer’s position. Debate ensued on both sides as well as discussions on an increase in money for schools and the move to become a sanctuary town.

Snap Shot: Special Election Endorsements & Cambridge Property Development

Three candidates have made it past the first major hurdle in the 4th Middlesex district senate seat special election and have been jockeying for endorsements. With no republican challengers, the winner of the democratic primary on June 25th will be assured the seat.

Also, Arlington will not be joining the fight against a housing complex along Route 2 in Cambridge. Some Cambridge and Arlington residents are concerned about increased traffic and on going flooding in the area, however.