Friday, March 22, 2013
How far do you have Connaughton and Notre Dame going in your bracket? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Arlington’s own Pat Connaughton and his Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on Iowa State at 9:45 p.m. tonight in the March Madness tournament. The game, which is being played in Dayton, Ohio, will be televised on CBS and shown online at CBSSports.com and NCAA.com. After a 25-9 regular-season record, Notre Dame earned the No. 7 seed in the West Region. Iowa State, at 22-11, is the No. 10 seed in the region, which includes No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Ohio State. Connaughton, a sophomore who played his high school ball at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, gets more than 30 minutes per game for the Irish and is the team’s fourth-leading scorer at 9.0 points per game. The 6-foot-5 Connaughton, a good rebounder for his size, is also one of the team’s …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Arlington Patch's Photo of the Day for Thursday, March 14.
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Friday, February 22, 2013
Arlington's Kathleen Keefe recently received the District Attorney's Victim Witness Advocate Award.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, February 22
The following is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Arlington Resident Receives Award For Outstanding Service At Middlesex District Attorney’s Office WOBURN – In honor of her exemplary service to the Office of the Middlesex District Attorney, Arlington resident Kathleen Keefe was presented with the District Attorney’s Victim Witness Advocate Award at a ceremony held in Woburn, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced Thursday. The District Attorney’s Victim Witness Advocate Award is awarded to a Victim Witness Advocate for demonstrating extraordinary commitment and dedication to serving and protecting those who are most vulnerable in our communities. Keefe is a Victim Witness Advocate with the Lowell Superior Court …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The competition, which was in Philadelphia this past weekend, is the nation's most competitive, according to one of the team's advisors.
Arlington High’s model congress team won three awards this past weekend at the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious model congress competition in Philadelphia. Eryk Dobrushkin received a “best delegate” award, and Tano Mejia earned two honorable mention awards. The competition, which featured high schools from across the country and about 800 students overall, is the most competitive one and the hardest one to gain entry to in the nation, according to Kerry Dunne, the district’s K-12 social studies director and Teaching American History grant program director who led the team with Robert Hale. “I sat in on a lot of debates,” she wrote in an email, “and I was so impressed with our Arlington kids, who overcame their innate politeness to …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Danielle McKnight started in her new role Jan. 2.
Danielle McKnight, an Arlington resident, was hired as the new Town Planner in North Reading. She began working Jan. 2 and is still getting to know the town. McKnight has a bachelor's degree from Smith College in comparative literature and a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University, she said. McKnight was formerly the staff planner for the City of Salem, according to Town Administrator Greg Balukonis. When asked why she chose the position in North Reading, McKnight complimented the town's community and beauty and the position itself, "seemed like a great opportunity in terms of professional growth." For now, she is getting up to speed on projects, and is "very excited to be here." Her biggest …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Joseph Romano has received a $20,000 scholarship from Samsung Mobile.
Arlington High sophomore Joseph Romano has won Samsung Mobile’s national app contest. For his app, Better4All, Romano received the grand prize, a $20,000 scholarship, from Samsung, the cell phone company announced Friday. Better4All is “a crowd-sourced service which allows users within a specific region to report and respond to volunteer opportunities within three main categories: road hazards, off-road issues and volunteer positions,” according to a Samsung press release. Romano developed the app last summer at Samsung’s 2012 Mobile Application Boot Camps, where he competed against more than 120 other high school students from across the country. “The goal for the Samsung Mobile Application Boot Camps is to inspire a new generation of …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Hunter Joseph was born at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.
An Arlington woman's New Year's baby was the first baby born at Winchester Hospital in 2013, according to a hospital press statement. Hunter Joseph was born to Melissa Parziale of Arlington and Michael Sampson of Stoneham at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, according to the statement. Hunter weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. Parziale was at Winchester Hospital since Monday when her water broke 10 minutes before the New Year’s Eve ball dropped. She quickly went into labor and Hunter was born a few hours later, according to the statement. “The original due date was today, so I thought there was a chance the baby would be coming on New Year’s,” Parziale said through the hospital. Both Parziale and Sampson praised the Winchester …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Winning ticket was sold at the Shell station on Waltham Street in Lexington.
Update 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 Updated with new info from the Massachusetts State Lottery (press release at the bottom). ----- Update 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 Rosa DeLeon and Reginald LeBlanc have chosen the lump sum option of $33 million, $23.1 after taxes, according to WBZ Newsradio's Mark Katic on Twitter. The two began playing two sets of numbers 10 months ago, Katic wrote, one they pick, one is quick pick. The quick pick hit, according to Katic. DeLeon is 52, LeBlanc 54, according to Boston.com. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510, according to the lottery. Sign up for Arlington Patch's breaking news alerts. ----- Dec. 12, 2012 was more than a once-in-a-lifetime date, it was indeed a lucky day for …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
McKeigue is a 2009 graduate of Arlington High School.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The following is from Connecticut College. Ali McKeigue, a senior at Connecticut College, was recently inducted into the Connecticut College chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society of Psychology. Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. McKeigue, a 2009 graduate of Arlington High School, is the daughter of John and Emily McKeigue of Arlington.
Friday, October 19, 2012
See who Arlington's Abe Rudzinsky met last Friday.
Two-year-old Abe Rudzinsky, of Arlington, met an Olympic gold medalist last Friday at the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton. Rudzinsky was greeted by Kayla Harrison, who won gold in judo at this summer’s London games. Harrison, a Wakefield resident, was the first American to win an Olympic medal in the sport, and she spoke to kids at the hospital about the years of hard work it took. You may remember Rudzinsky, as he was highlighted on Arlington Patch in June after taking part in the 5th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K with his father and brother (in matching M&M costumes). The race raises money for the Franciscan Hospital.