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Nourishing Our Community

Nourishing Our Community

  Food Link, the community organization that rescues fresh food and alleviates hunger for so many area residents, broke ground earlier this week at its new location on Summer Street with more than 100 people attending. Food Link’s motto is “rescue food,...
Property Tax Increase

Property Tax Increase

Home values are certainly rising in Arlington. Town leaders say the average value of a single-family home is now more than $750 thousand dollars. This heady figure combined with terms like “over-ride” and “debt exclusion” can be a little...
Arlington’s New Top Cop

Arlington’s New Top Cop

Town leaders have appointed captain Juliann Flaherty to take over Arlington’s police force as acting chief. In an exclusive one-on-one interview, Flaherty tells APN’s Jeff Barnd about her plans for the force moving forward, and how she’ll be...
A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

For the homeless, the cold winter months are unrelenting. Those people on the margins of society are faced with the daily challenge of simply surviving a cold winter night. It’s no secret the Route 2 bridge in Arlington near the Alewife station has provided a...
Chief Fred Ryan Retires

Chief Fred Ryan Retires

To many Arlington residents, the announcement that police chief Fred Ryan is retiring, effective January, came as a bombshell. Town leaders say he’ll be leaving a very different police force than he found 20 years ago. Under Ryan’s leadership, the...
A Second Chance for our Veterans

A Second Chance for our Veterans

The United States has only 5% of the world’s population, but it has nearly 25% of its prisoners. Roughly two million people incarcerated. And the Bureau of Justice Statistics says out of that two million, nearly 10% are U.S. veterans who served their country...
Watch Out for the Other Guy

Watch Out for the Other Guy

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. Arlington is now in the midst of the yuletide season. That means pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists all sharing the streets. Arlington does have laws in place to help everyone get to their destination...
Remembering Kevin Greeley

Remembering Kevin Greeley

  The town of Arlington is mourning the loss of one of its favorite sons. Long-time Arlington select board member Kevin Greeley passed away November 24th. He had been on the board for nearly 30 years and was serving his 10th term having been re-elected two years ago....
How to Become a Citizen Journalist

How to Become a Citizen Journalist

Have you ever wondered how news gathering organizations get their information? There are several go-to sources they use. Among the most important ways to obtain information– comes from you. If there’s a story you’re a witness to, or an event you feel needs...
I Want to Ride My Bicycle!

I Want to Ride My Bicycle!

If you’ve been in Arlington for more than five minutes, you’ve likely seen those bright green bicycles sitting idle; near Town Hall, east Arlington, or maybe the Minuteman Bikeway. According to town officials, they don’t sit idle for too long…...