Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Irene may have been a tropical storm when it hit Massachusetts, but it still caused damage in Arlington. What do you remember about the storm on its one-year anniversary? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Arlington Patch’s Hurricane Irene Coverage A look back at Patch’s day-of coverage of Hurricane Irene (then Tropical Storm Irene) in Massachusetts. (Aug. 28, 2011) Irene may have been a tropical storm when it hit Massachusetts, but it still caused damage in Arlington, mainly downed trees and wires. (Aug. 29, 2011) Arlington Patch blogger Ken Girard remarked on the storm two days later. (Aug. 30, 2011)
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Check out some of Arlington Patch's local voices.
Arlington Patch has a stellar group of bloggers adding their local voices here. Here are a couple excerpts from this week's blogs: "My mother’s name was Irene. She was a gentle, loving, and quiet soul. A devoted wife and mother. So when I heard the news that a hurricane had the same name, there was a disconnect for me." "I know plenty of people who still have boxes of the vinyl LPs (giant black CDs) of their youth in their basements. The memories lie, unplayed for decades, waiting to be awakened. If people still have their old turntables, the needles are so old and crusted with time that they are just as likely to tear the records to shreds as to release their secrets. Never fear, citizens of the 21st century, salvation is at hand." …
A look at the week that was in Arlington news.
An Arlington man charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a school zone pleaded not guilty on Friday and had his bail set at $50,000 cash. Police on Thursday executed a search warrant at 47 Cleveland St. and found nearly 170 marijuana plants, which officials estimated to have a street value of more than $100,000. In a Friday statement, officials at the Arlington Police Department said the drugs amount to nearly 50 pounds. Leader Bank received this week $12.9 million from the U.S. Treasury Department to distribute as loans to small business owners, as part of an Obama Administration effort to expand small operations and create jobs. And beginning this Sunday, Allison Oropallo will trade teaching applied technology …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Readers submit several photos and help us report around town as tropical storm Irene rushes through.
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 at 10 a.m. for more. Overheard on Twitter Last Sunday, tropical storm Irene rushed through Arlington, leaving plenty of tree limbs and wires down and some folks without power. Our daring Twitter reporters were at hand with news from around town and photos. To the right of this article is a …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Public Works to systematically cover each street in town to pick up remaining downed limbs beginning Sept. 7.
Clear skies, a storm report and more to know this Tuesday.
Good morning, Arlington! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Weather: Expect a warm and mostly sunny day, followed by clear skies this evening. High temperatures could reach 80 degrees with an overnight low of 60 degrees. 2. Police Log: Arlington police's latest report shows there were 20 trees down and 12 wires damaged during tropical storm Irene on Sunday. We compiled the data in an interactive map. Was your house included? Send us your experiences and photos via email, Facebook or Twitter. 3. Storm photos: Patch readers were out and about snapping photos of Sunday's storm, and we made a collection of some of the best shots. Do you still have some shots to send? Feel free to submit them. 4. For the troops: Barrett & Company …
Monday, August 29, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Monday, Aug. 29.
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Public Works employees still working to clean up the mess around town.
Arlington Public Works crews continue to comb through the town this Monday, removing trees and cleaning up the damage left behind by tropical storm Irene. According to Arlington Police reports, there were 20 calls regarding fallen trees and 12 reports of down wires throughout the town. See the map to the right for location-specific information about each incident. On Sunday, Sgt. Sean Kiernan said there had been no major incidents or injuries around the town. Do you have photos or stories from Irene's visit through Arlington? Feel free to share them here, via email, Facebook or Twitter.
Please provide your answers in the comment box below.
What was once Hurricane Irene swept through Arlington as a tropical storm, bearing little semblance to the potentially devastating weather that was forecasted. But there were quite a few trees and power wires down, and some folks were without energy for parts of Sunday. So here's a question: How did Irene affect you? Did you lose power? Maybe a tree feel in your backyard? Please provide your answers in the comment box below, via Facebook or Twitter.
Out-of-pocket costs often higher for hurricanes than other kinds of damage.
Massachusetts residents whose property is damaged by Hurricane Irene may discover they’ll be paying more for repairs than expected. The Associated Press reports that most homeowner insurance policies include a deductible that’s typically $500 to $1,000, but out-of-pocket expenses for hurricane damages can be much higher. “In 18 states on the East and Gulf coasts, insurers are allowed to include hurricane deductibles in homeowners policies," the AP reported. "These amounts apply only to hurricane-caused damage, and typically range from 1 percent to 5 percent of the insured value of a home. Deductibles may be higher in some coastal areas. For example, a policyholder whose home is insured for $200,000 with a 2 percent hurricane deductible …