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Week in Review: High School Student Arrested, Town Manager's Retirement Party

A Middlesex prosecutor is honored for his service as a Marine, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy to open doors in town and more from this week's newsmakers in Arlington.

An Arlington High School student was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer after the student allegedly became disruptive, resulting in the use of pepper spray by police.

Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney Terence Kiernan was honored by local and state officials for his service as a Marine in Afghanistan, where he just returned from after serving since 2011. 

And town officials on Thursday threw a retirement party for outgoing Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who worked as Arlington’s top administrator for eight years and is set to retire later this month.

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

BUSINESS

Arlington will soon be home to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. Nate Ryan, owner of Mass BJJ in Acton, said he is planning to open a second location at 965 Massachusetts Ave. starting on March 1.

“We plan on having a grand opening after we start classes, with many of our training partners that are UFC fighters and BJJ World and Pan Am champions,” Ryan said in an email.

And this week we launched a new feature, called Business Spotlight feature, where we highlight Arlington's hard-working businesses community. Find out a bit about Coyote Impressions, the directory listing recently claimed by owners Robin and Carol Pollack.

GOVERNMENT

The proposed MBTA fare hikes fall disproportionally on the elderly, disabled, student and low income population, many people said at a packed-to-capacity public hearing Monday night. 

Following an Occupy Boston rally at Copley Square hundreds of people - many of them college students - flowed into the Boston Public Library. They filled the 342-seat auditorium and 110-seat overflow room by 6:05 p.m.

"Some people got here at 4:30," a library worker said.

SOCIAL MEDIA SATURDAY

Every Saturday, Arlington Patch take a look at our life in social media, checking in on the chatter on our Facebook and Twitter. Do you know what's our favorite page of the week? Were your comments featured? Find out on Social Media Saturday.

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