Zach Merchant

About the Intern:

Summer 2016

Hi there! I’m Zach Merchant and I’m going to be a senior at Tufts in the fall. In school, I study political science and business. Outside of the classroom, I spend most of my time on the Mystic River rowing for the Tufts men’s rowing team. I’ve always been passionate about journalism, and working at ACMi has offered me a chance to take that passion and put it to work—I’m looking forward to what lies in store this summer!

Productions by this Member

Tufts University Security Hack

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...
Neighborhood House Construction Bylaws

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...
Lead in the Water at AHS

Lead in the Water at AHS

Arlington health and school officials have found higher than acceptable levels of lead in water at the high school. Recent testing revealed three hand washing sinks came back slightly above the acceptable level while a mop sink and drinking fountain came back at a...
Sanctuary Town

Sanctuary Town

The growing national debate over undocumented immigrants turns local as Arlington debates becoming a sanctuary city – or in this case, a sanctuary...
Snap Shot: Town Meeting Draft Warrant

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...
Snap Shot: Affordable Housing Delay

Snap Shot: Affordable Housing Delay

Developers of a proposed affordable housing project delay their hearing with town regulators. Representatives of the Mugar property along route two in east Arlington were set to have their second hearing with the zoning board of appeals October 18th, but have asked...
NOCC 5K Run/Walk

NOCC 5K Run/Walk

Thousands attended this years National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Walk at Carson Beach. Put on by the organization’s Arlington-based Massachusetts chapter, the event offered an opportunity to show support to loved ones battling ovarian cancer. The NOCC Walk also...
Korean War POW Honored in Arlington

Korean War POW Honored in Arlington

Korean War POW Remains Returned From Various Sources: A fallen POW’s remains are returned to his home after 65 years. His body proceeded through Arlington, MA where citizens came out to honor him. On Feb. 12, 1951, Cpl. Ronald M. Sparks, United States Army,...
Ryan Oosting: Unexpected Track Star

Ryan Oosting: Unexpected Track Star

A previous hockey and baseball player, Arlington High School’s, Ryan Oosting, turned to cross country and competed in the New Balance Nationals earning 4th place in the Freshman Two Mile Run. APN met with Ryan to learn more....