Monday, March 5, 2012
Take our poll and pick Arlington's best auto repair shop.
Whether your car's in need of a tune-up, a new windshield or a State inspection, there are a handful of places in Arlington to go to. Our second Best of Patch contest kicks off this week with a focus on the best auto repair shop in town. Here are some of our favorite places, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it: Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday. So tell us what your favorite, most reliable place in Arlington is to get a tune up, oil change or auto body repairs! And don't forget to tell us in the comments below why you think …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Manager says he's "grateful for customer base." Find out the topic of next week's Best Of Patch poll.
The results are in and D'Agostino's Food Stores was named the best place for a sandwich in Arlington in last week's Best of Patch poll. D'Agostino's received 40 percent of the votes and edged out Francesca's Kitchen, which finished second with 14 percent of votes. "We are grateful for our customers," manager Sammy D'Agostino said Friday, when he found out about the poll results. D'Agostino said the deli's staple sandwich is the Italian Sub—mortadella, provolone cheese, genoa salami and capicola on Piantedosi bread. "D'Agostino's Deli is the best," Patch reader Ann Burns said. Cynthia Costa, on Facebook, added, "I totally agree that D'Agostino's is the best in Arlington!!!" Review D'Agostino's yourself on the Patch Places page. Check back …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Take our poll and help us find the best sandwich spot in Arlington.
Welcome to Best Of Patch, our new weekly feature where local businesses compete for a communal nod of approval from the Arlington community. This week, we're seeking a winner in the Best Sandwich category. What shop in town has the best BLT? Whose croissants are the butteriest? What's the delicious, wrapped goodness that keeps you from focusing on work when lunch time nears? We know you have an opinion. So please vote and let us know! Here are some of our favorite places, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it: Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
A documentary film, Mardi Gras mask making, sing-along Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and a few more fun plans for this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Arlington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Arlington and beyond: 1. RE: Generation Music Project 2. King Cake Pull and Mardi Gras Mask Making 3. Sing-A-Long Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 4. Drum and Dance Saturday 5. Irish Dance
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Are you looking for a place to take your date next week? Arlington is full of fantastic restaurnts and we put together a list of five of them to help you get your planning underway.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. And if you're looking for place to take someone, you've come to the right spot. Here are a five local restaurants that you could check out as options for Valentine's Day: Do you have more recommendations? Feel free to add them to the comment box below.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
In this quick video, we show you how to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote your business through Arlington Patch
When Arlington Patch launched, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. Now, Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, someone from Patch should contact you to verify …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Were your comments on Facebook featured this week? Are you looking for a great page to like? Check in and find out.
Social Media is important here at Patch. Every day, we use Twitter and Facebook to share stories and important facts about life in Arlington. But the most important part is interacting with the Arlington community, from news tips to comments to just about anything else. Every week, Social Media Saturday brings some highlights of Patch’s social media life, a couple tips and suggested pages for you to follow. So be sure to come back every Saturday morning for more. Page of the week Here' a shoutout to the folks at Regent Theatre Arlington, the official Facebook page of our beloved Regent Theatre. The page is always buzzing with events and other random facts. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. Likes and Followers We're up to 532 likes …
Real estate firm to oversee restoration of historic property in Arlington.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Editor's note: The following information comes from a Peabody Properties press release. Peabody Properties—a full-service, Braintree-based real estate company—will assume management of the Capitol Square Apartments in Arlington. The property, 252 Massachusetts Ave., consists of 32 apartments in three buildings and was built circa 1912. Restoration plans are currently underway. Peabody Properties will oversee and manage this renovation project and officials said the company is committed to ensuring that the classic design and historic detail of the buildings remain intact. As part of the planned renovation, new heating, plumbing and windows will improve the energy efficiency of the property. All apartment units will be upgraded and …