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5 Most Popular Articles in September

Here’s what captured Arlington’s attention.

1.) Arlington Police Still Seeking Thursday's Bank Robber (Sept. 27)

Arlington Police are asking for the public’s help in solving Thursday’s bank robbery at the Citizens Bank in the Heights. The suspect, who is described as a 5-foot-6 white male, entered the bank and proceeded to the teller window, where he jumped onto the counter and demanded cash, according to police. He did not show a weapon, but whether he had one was still under investigation Thursday afternoon. After the suspect received the cash, he fled on foot. While outside the bank, dye packs, which were on timers, exploded, tainting the cash. The suspect left behind several thousand dollars near the bank, police said.

Related content: VIDEO: Thursday's Citizens Bank Robbery in Arlington Heights (Sept. 28)

2.) Arlington Man Arrested After Road Rage Escalates into Flying Fists in Lexington (Sept. 15)

An Arlington man was arrested Friday, Sept. 14, in Lexington after allegedly leaving his vehicle and punching another motorist.

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Two men were allegedly videotaping a youth soccer practice at Robbins Farm Park Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 11, when they were spotted and confronted by a coach. The men then took off in a gold minivan, the coach told police.

5.) Selectmen Reluctantly Schedule Special Town Meeting on Seasonal Leaf-Blower Ban (Sept. 11)

The Board of Selectmen scheduled a Special Town Meeting Monday, Sept. 10, to address Arlington’s seasonal ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, but make no mistake, they didn’t want to.

“If there was anyway I could vote against this, I certainly would,” Selectman Steven Byrne said before the vote, which set the meeting for Wednesday, Oct. 10. “I find this (Special Town Meeting) to be a waste of town resources.”

Byrne’s sentiments were echoed by his colleagues. The board had to call the Special Town Meeting because of a citizen petition submitted by Stephen Harrington, a Town Meeting member from Precinct 13.

Related content: Selectmen Favor Leaf-Blower Committee Over Fall Compromise (Sept. 25), Upcoming Special Town Meeting Warrant (Sept. 24), LETTER: Harrington's Rebuttal to Selectmen's Frustrations (Sept. 12)

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