ACMi News: August 16, 2019

Lt. Richard Pedrini has been back on the police force since April. Still, there are some residents who feel justice was not served in wake of his questionable rants. They want answers and this week, the town manager clearly lays out his reasons for the disciplinary actions he took.

Having trouble getting from point a to b via Mill Street? You’re not alone. We’ll give you the latest on why work is being done now and when this stretch of road gets the all clear.

And if patience is a virtue this artist clearly reigns victorious. Anna Thai brings her colorful dreams to Arlington by spinning a beautiful yarn and unleashing her fantastic imagination.

That and more on ACMi News.

On the Road

If you use Mill Street to get to work, or to just get around, you’ll notice it takes you just a bit longer to get to your destination. And at times, it can try your patience.

But, as ACMi news intern Michael Cerullo found out, it’s better to patch things up now before inconvenient traffic jams can turn to completely frustrating gridlock.

A Cup with a Cop

Arlington police officers are putting other aspects of the restorative justice plan into play as they try maintaining the public trust. One way to do that is to open a dialog with as many residents as possible.

ACMi’s reporter Brenda Mahoney says that’s exactly what police officers were doing in the heights with a smile, a handshake, and a hot cup of joe.

Pedrini Case Closed?

Town manager Adam Chapdelaine released a letter this week giving the public more details on how the town dealt with the case of Lt. Richard Pedrini.

You may have heard of “restorative justice” where, among other things, victims get to meet with the offender to seek some sort of reconciliation. Chapdelaine’s letter comes after some town residents were highly critical of the restorative justice route instead of just firing the police officer outright.

In this exclusive on-camera interview, ACMi’s Jeff Barnd talked with the town manager who laid out his compelling case for deciding on restorative justice.