Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Take a look inside Arlington's new $20 million school, which is set to open this fall.
The above photos inside the new Thompson Elementary School were taken on June 14 and 18. The new $20 million school is expected to be ready for students on the first day of school in September -- Tuesday, Sept. 3. The school has been under construction for two years. During this time, Thompson students have attended either Hardy or Stratton. What's your first impression? Let us know by posting a comment below.
See which take-out spot recently sold.
Great Wok, the Chinese take-out place at 1181 Mass. Ave., is going under new ownership. Jian Ping Lin, who’s been a chef at Beijing Tokyo in Cambridge’s Kendall Square for five years, recently bought the eatery from Chung Ming and Nancy Lo. The Board of Selectmen approved the transfer of the eatery’s operating license Monday night. Great Wok is Lin’s first business. Lin, a Boston man, was born in China. Great Wok had solid Yelp reviews under Ming and Lo. More on Arlington Patch Retro Burger & Ice Cream Approved for Mass. Ave.
The board will mull banning smoking in workplaces, public spaces.
The Arlington Board of Health will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, to consider banning smoking in workplaces and public spaces. The meeting will be in the first floor conference room of the Senior Center, and the public is invited to provide comments. For more on the proposed regulations: Arlington to Pull Banning Smoking in Workplaces, Public Spaces
Soon, Arlington Patch will have a brand new design and a whole new way to connect.
Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news to share about Patch – we’re getting a whole new look! It’s coming soon and it’s going to make Arlington Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone! Here’s what you need to know: Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up! The news will look better and be easier to comment on. And, you’ll find more local voices to keep you in the loop with the latest know-how and opinion. We’re adding Boards to make it easier for you to connect with each other, debate an issue, or announce your garage sale, graduation, or find a lost pet. More to say? It will be easier to start your own blog, too. You’ll soon be able to start your …
Friel, of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Arlington, died Monday, June 3.
David G. Friel, of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Arlington, died Monday, June 3, 2013. Loving son of Edmund Friel Sr. of Westford and the late Edith Friel. Loving brother of Leslie Richards and her husband Jim of Bedford, N.H., Stephen Friel and his wife Judith of East Longmeadow, Edmund Friel Jr. of Ayer, George Friel of Arlington, Michael Friel and his wife Susanne of Bedford, and Louise Allwein and her husband John of Westford. Father of Robert of Florida. Also survived by his beloved Kath Arendt and many nieces and nephews. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St. (Route 60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donations …
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The U.S. Senate candidates have one week to go before voters head to the polls.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey spent their final debate before next week's U.S. Senate special election clashing over their records and who has the better vision for both their commonwealth and their country. The debate, taped in Boston, broadcast on several local networks and moderated by veteran city newsman and Boston University professor R.D. Sahl, was the last of three contests before voters head to the polls to fill U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's former seat. No matter the issue, be it taxes, gun control, abortion, national security and their own personal and professional histories, the two men found disagreements at every turn. Each candidate could agree on one thing: they believe the other candidate's ideas are "old and …
The new eatery received its operating license Monday night from the Board of Selectmen.
The Board of Selectmen unanimously granted Arlington resident Bill Maund an operating license for Retro Burger & Ice Cream for 795 Mass. Ave. Monday night. Maund, who’s lived in Arlington for 19 years and raised his kids in town, is moving his burger and hot dog joint slash ice cream parlor from Cape Cod’s West Yarmouth to the former home of Cakes Bakery & Cafe. The restaurant opened at 44 Route 28 in West Yarmouth in 2010. Maund said he plans to open in Arlington “sometime this summer.” More on Arlington Patch Cape Cod Burger Joint Moving to Arlington?
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See which store is closing this week.
After an 18-month run, Batiz, the boutique at 1179 Mass. Ave., will be closing this week. Owner Sofia Batiz said the store will be open Tuesday and Wednesday and possibly Thursday and Friday, depending on how much inventory is left. Batiz, a painter and artist, said she thought the store would act as a venue to sell her art, but instead, it pulled her away from her work.
Incidents and arrests in Arlington from Friday to Sunday, June 14-16.
The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Harmonica Collection Stolen A Drake Road man told police Sunday afternoon that an unwanted guest had stolen 88 harmonicas from his collection. He initially called police because the guest was refusing to leave his apartment. He said each harmonica is worth about $40, for a total of $3,520. Get Arlington police news in your inbox every morning by signing up for our daily newsletter. Notable Incidents from Friday to Sunday, June 14-16 Sunday, June 16 5:49 p.m., Mass. Ave. and Menotomy Road, Malicious damage to a motor vehicle 3:47 p.m., Drake Road, Larceny over $250 (see above) 12:44 a.m., Bellevue and Morton …