Wednesday, April 24, 2013
See what's moving in.
Bill’s House of Pizza received its common victualler, or operating, license Monday from the Board of Selectmen in a 5-0 vote. Joe Meawad is proposing the pizza house for 1345 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights – the location went from I Chef to Napoli Kitchen in September. “I came to town because I really like Arlington,” Meawad told the board. Meawad already owns two pizza houses – Bill’s House of Pizza in Easton and Foxboro House of Pizza in Foxboro. He plans to open in Arlington in late April or early May, according to his application. The Heights already has two other pizza houses, Villa House of Pizza and Capri, plus Jimmy’s and Nicola nearby.
Monday, April 22, 2013
One is being proposed tonight.
Bill’s House of Pizza will go before the Board of Selectmen tonight for a common victualler, or operating, license, according to the board’s agenda. Joe Meawad is proposing the pizza house for 1345 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights, which went from I Chef to Napoli Kitchen in September. In addition to Napoli Kitchen, the Heights currently has two more pizza houses, Villa House of Pizza and Capri, plus Jimmy’s and Nicola nearby. Is another pizza house what the Heights needs? Let us know by posting a comment below. Also at the meeting, the board will decide whether or not to send a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in support of the Mass. Ave. Corridor Project. Selectman Kevin Greeley suggested the idea in response to …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
See what step Selectman Kevin Greeley wants the board to take at its next meeting.
Count Selectman Kevin Greeley firmly in the camp of those who believe that Saturday’s “Yes” vote on Question 1 shouldn’t be interpreted as a deathblow to the current Mass. Ave. Corridor Project. At the end of Monday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Greeley said he plans to draft a letter, with help from Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine, to Federal Highway and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation expressing the board’s “[strong continued] support for the project” and to request the project's funding. He said he would bring the letter to the board’s next meeting on Monday, April 22, for his colleagues’ approval. The Mass. Ave. Corridor Project, which is expected to cost about $6.8 million, would be 80 percent federally funded, 20…
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Kevin Greeley, a newly re-elected selectman and Mystic Street resident.
I would like to thank the voters of Arlington for returning me to the Board of Selectmen for another term. It was a great turnout and I was pleased with the results. The almost 50/50 vote on Question 1 was also a victory for our town. This was a very confusing question – many who voted for me also voted yes on the question. In conversation they told me that they would prefer four lanes but are still supporters of this project and its funding by federal and state funds. They also appreciate that we have compromised to a three-lane plan. It's time to put the arguments and personal attacks behind us and move forward on this project. If we don’t, we’ll have to use Arlington’s precious tax dollars to pay for the necessary improvements to this …
In addition, Selectman Diane Mahon was elected vice chairman at Monday's meeting.
Today is Tuesday, April 9. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) Selectman Daniel Dunn was elected board chairman by his colleagues Monday night in a unanimous vote. Selectman Diane Mahon was elected vice chairman, also in a unanimous vote. Dunn said he was excited to receive the honor. He had served as vice chairman over the last year. 2.) Also at the meeting, see Kevin Greeley’s response to Saturday’s “Yes” vote on Question 1. 3.) The Arlington High girls’ softball team opened it season Saturday with a 9-4 home win over Westford Academy. The Spy Ponders will be back at Peirce Field at 3:45 p.m. this afternoon for a showdown with Stoneham. The high school’s girls’ track (3:30 p.m.), baseball (3:45 p.m.) and girls’ lacrosse (6 p.m.) …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Also, see what record will be set at tonight's meeting.
The Board of Selectmen will elect a new chairman and vice chairman tonight, as it’s the board’s first meeting after Saturday’s Town Elections. Selectman Kevin Greeley, who was re-elected on Saturday, served as the board’s chairman over the last year, Selectman Daniel Dunn as vice chairman. In addition to Greeley and Dunn, Diane Mahon, Joseph Curro Jr. and Steven Byrne round out the board. Also tonight, Greeley will surpass Charles Lyons as the longest serving selectman in town history, as he’ll enter his 25th year on the board. Lyons served 24 years, from 1981-2005. The board will also hear from Patsy Kraemer, of the Arlington Farmers’ Market. Based on the board’s agenda, Harvard-based Still River Winery and Coastal Vineyards, of South …
Friday, April 5, 2013
See what awaits you at the polls Saturday, April 6.
The Arlington Town Elections are Saturday, April 6. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place. For more on the election, see our Letters to the Editor and our forums on Question 1 and Question 2. Also, here are links to the Board of Selectmen and School Committee candidates' campaign websites. Board of Selectmen School Committee
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Maria Romano, a Board of Selectmen candidate and Bates Road resident.
A person’s record is not always judged by all the years of service, but by simple actions and comments. They speak volumes to a person’s character, honesty and integrity. This election is about experience. I have 25 years of solid, strong and successful projects. I listen to people and help them realize their dreams. On the one hand if you don’t do what the customer asks, they will find someone else who will. On the other hand you are being paid to bring your knowledge to the process to make sure the project can be done on time and within budget. Ask yourself, is a town that has multiple overrides within a few years – on time and on budget? Is it delivering for its citizens! Experience brings humility, in business and in life. My 25 years …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Consider the comments section below your forum to discuss Question 2 leading up to Saturday's vote. We’ll keep this article on the homepage all week.
It’s election week here in Arlington, and one of the most talked about items on Saturday’s ballot is “Question 2” on overnight parking. Here is how it will appear on the ballot: Question 2. This question is not-binding. Do you favor the Town’s current overnight parking ban? YES NO Consider the comments section below your forum to discuss Question 2 leading up to the vote. We’ll keep this article on the homepage all week. Also see: “QUESTION 1: Shall the Town have four vehicular travel lanes on Mass. Ave. in East Arlington as now practiced?” As quick background, the Board of Selectmen put Question 2 on the ballot, with Selectman Steven Byrne leading the way. “I think [the question is] an appropriate way to gage residents’ feelings and then …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Christopher Loreti, a Precinct 7 Town Meeting Member, former Redevelopment Board member and Adams Street resident.
In his closing remarks at Candidates' Night last week, Selectman Kevin Greeley stated that supporting the Mass. Ave. reconstruction project was more important than voting for his re-election. Arlington voters should take Mr. Greeley’s advice to heart by voting “No” on Question 1 and by voting for Maria Romano for selectman. While it may seem inconsistent to vote in support of the current plan to reconstruct the avenue and for a candidate who opposes that plan, it is important to remember that each selectman has only one vote. Having an opposing voice on the project, as there had been previously, will improve the process going forward by bringing some much needed diversity of opinion to the board. Arlington needs to bring both Mass. Ave. …