Week in Review: Administrators Address Locker Room Thefts, Affordable Housing Project Receives $4.5 Million, Youth Group Quilts for Needy

A look at the week that was in Arlington news.

Administrators at  are near athletics locker rooms, after several football players on Friday had their  while they were at an away game.

The  $2.1 million in state subsidies and $2.4 million in federal tax credits for what housing officials said is the  in about 30 years.

And youth group members at Arlington's St. Paul Lutheran Church are putting the Bible to practice, by spending their Sundays .

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


After a brief appearance in court Wednesday, the at his studio was scheduled for a probable cause hearing in December. Thomas Donahue, 52, of Lexington, is charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, child enticement, reckless endangerment of a child and kidnapping. He is the founder of  in Arlington, where authorities say the crime took place.


Parents of  football players are from school officials, after several players were victims of theft from their lockers while they were at an away game on Friday.


Last week, Allison Oropallo, of "" fame, debuted as an Arlington Patch columnist. This week she is back, teaching the kids .

On Friday, columnist Bette Yip tackled the issue of helping the .

On Saturday, columnist Ryan P. Standley wrote about yet another adventure with his 5-year-old daughter Lainey. This time, Lainey exposed some of her growing conscience about caring for the planet, .

Starting this week, Arlington Patch debuted two parenting columnists.

Stephanie Haddad wrote about the importance of caring for a and how meaningful they can be.

Sarah Cawley shows us it is possible to create affordable, .


Every Thursday, Arlington Patch runs a list of the  in town. Check it out to find out what houses were sold in our neighborhood.


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