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Week in Review: Three Death Investigations, Redistricting Moves Ahead

An alleged heroin is arrested near Ottoson Middle School, Arlington goes eight years without pedestrian fatalities and more of this week's newsmakers.

Arlington police are still trying to figure out how a 23-year-old New Hampshire man ended up dead in Spy Pond. But they , including that he was likely in the water for nearly three weeks when police found him.

The owners of Magee Construction Company in Arlington were .

And one of the three  over the weekend was an Arlington resident, reports say.

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

COPS AND COURTS

An Arlington man was arrested Monday with what police say was  near .

Arlington has gone . Corey Rateau, a traffic safety officer at the , picked up an award from AAA Southern New England, which recognized Arlington’s traffic safety education, enforcement programs and pedestrian fatality milestones.

GOVERNMENT

The on Monday set Arlington’s 2012 , a 9 percent or $1.25 increase from last year.

The three voting selectmen in the meeting—Annie LaCourt, Dan Dunn and Chair Clarissa Rowe—agreed that Arlington should stay in a single-tier property tax system. Selectmen Diane Mahon and Kevin Greeley were not present.

POLL OF THE WEEK

A group of Arlington parents concerned about head injuries wants the town to approve funding to update athletic equipment at 's football program. This week, we've been asking Arlington Patch readers: Should Town Meeting approve $25,000 to update Arlington High School's athletic equipment? .

SCHOOLS

for parents as continue to work on redistricting to alleviate overcrowding at some schools. The latest updates came on Tuesday night, when the Redistricting Committee met at Arlington High School's sixth-floor meeting room. The room was crowded with more than 80 parents, several of which mentioned safety and community as their priorities in the process.

BUSINESS

Arlington’s  “Hidden City.” The show debuted last week with an episode about Chicago. The second episode, which went  live on Tuesday, featured the Boston area with segments filmed in Arlington.

VOLUNTEERING

Have you heard about Will Sherman? This 17-year-old Eagle scout has been working hard to create an online spot to connect volunteers with local nonprofits seeking help. .

COLUMNS AND PERSONALITIES

Allison Oropallo, of "" fame, shared she got from winning fan favoite on HGTV's reality show. 

Bette Yip offered some .

Ryan P. Standley wrote about yet another adventure with his daughter, 5-year-old Lainey. This time, the Standleys headed out to Arlington's Boys and Girls tree lot and .

Stephanie Haddad explains how some .

Sarah Cawley wrote about how  for your little one can be healthy and fun.

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To follow our 24/7 coverage of Arlington politics, crime, schools and its people, check us out on Twitter and Facebook. For questions, comments or concerns, contact editor Pedro Oliveira Jr. at pedro.oliveira@patch.com or 781-462-7305. 

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