Arlington News: Cops, Kids and K-9’s and Summer Security

In this editition of Arlington Public News the town cleans up the zoning bylaws, summer safety tips for your home, and the Arlington Bike Path celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary. Also Snap Shot talks about the Special Election Primary Results and Arlington’s property assessments. Arlington Public News is a team of citizen journalists, interns, and ACMi staff bringing community issues and current events to local residents. Through a collaborative effort, APN informs the community and sparks dialogue about issues of interest to Arlington. We invite you to join us in providing the information and stories that are vital to the...

Read More

Neighborhood House Construction Bylaws

  As Arlington tries to balance its residential construction boom with the preservation of its established neighborhoods, three warrant articles attempt to create a good neighbor agreement. APN’s Zach Merchant has a look. For more information on the proposed by-laws visit:…...

Read More

Snap Shot: Town Meeting Draft Warrant

Arlington Public News obtained a draft of warrant articles town meeting members will take up in April. Of the 60 potential articles several address housing construction. The proposed regulations range from requiring contractors to tell neighbors when construction will start and stop, to limiting the amount of noise generated by their projects. The articles were proposed by a residential study group formed to help implement the town’s master plan. The group is comprised of residents and town officials looking at ways to ease the impact of new construction on established neighborhoods. Several citizen proposed warrant articles could also affect how...

Read More

Snap Shot: Affordable Housing & Store Closing

The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to contest the state’s recent decision relating to the Mugar Housing Project. The Department of Housing and Community Development rejected the calculation of Arlington’s affordable housing, agreeing with Oaktree developers that the town does not meet the 1.5% minimum of affordable housing by land area. Oaktree is proposing 219 units of housing along Route 2 in East Arlington. The location; a problem for the town and residents who have concerns over wetlands. Arlington ice cream lovers are in for a not-so-sweet surprise. As APN first reported the long-running Diggums ice cream shop in Arlington Heights has been seized by...

Read More


ACMi Blog

Studio Knights meets every Wednesday for film, pizza & fun! Email for more details. Join us

ACMi is dedicated to providing a forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the Arlington, MA community.