Week in Review: Arlington to Save $4 Million in Health Care Costs, Friend Remembers Local Lost on 9/11, Rain Greets Students on First Day of School

A look at the week that was in Arlington news.

Beginning next year, , a move that officials say could save Arlington nearly $4 million per year in health care costs.

Eric-Jan Schmidt, an executive an Hitachi, sat down with Patch to , of Arlington, who died at the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

And on Thursday, rain greeted students, parents and teachers for the .

Here are more of this week's essential news from Arlington Patch's coverage:


Three people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in the last week, a fact that Arlington .

are seeking a suspect in the robbery of a man who says he was .

Police Chief Fred Ryan on Wednesday said a on Arlington's bike path.

Stay on top of police news with Arlington Patch's .


The football team (28-14) in its opening game on Friday.

Last week, the Arlington Spy Ponders Pop Warner football team and three other teams were invited to participate in a scrimmage match during halftime of Thursday's Patriots game against the New York Giants. We were there to .


Arlington has . You can probably still catch a few of them. Also, check out our Thursday feature Sold! for details on .


On Friday, columnist Bette Yip wrote about how . The key is being specific, realistic and honest when dropping off your dog for a day of beauty.

On Saturday, columnist Ryan P. Standley wrote about yet another adventure with his 5-year-old daughter Lainey. This time, .


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Sidney Feinleib September 12, 2011 at 04:39 AM
What a delight to hear that something sensible may happen with medical coverage. Sid Feinleib (living in Tokyo and former FinCom memebr on the insurance committee) Also, I wish to note that the 10th Annual Spy Concert was held in Yokohama and the proceeds of several thousand dollars were used to buy musical instruments for a grade school, which had lost everything during the tsunami. The singers had all lived in Boston at some time and visited our home on Spy Pond (which we greatly miss).


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