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Zach Merchant

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!

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Sanctuary Town

The growing national debate over undocumented immigrants turns local as Arlington debates becoming a sanctuary city – or in this case, a sanctuary town.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Somerville Banner Sparks Demonstrations

Mayor Michael Curtatone’s refusal to remove a Black Lives Matter banner from Somerville’s City Hall building recently sparked simultaneous demonstrations in that city. Police gathered in front of City Hall […]
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You Speak | Most Walkable Town

Arlington was named one of the most walkable towns in Middlesex County by the real estate analytics firm findthehome.com. Does this mean Arlingtonians would feel comfortable driving less? APN took […]
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Senior Center Developments

The Senior Center in Arlington may be getting an update. The facilities on Maple Street allow elders in the town to come together, socialize, and take part in classes. But […]
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Goatscaping in Arlington

Arlington360 Apartments took a novel approach to their invasive vegetation problem. Instead of calling in a landscaping service, it opted for ‘goatscaping,’ A landscaping solution that is growing in popularity, […]
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