Friday, May 24, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Boston area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Also, a Shabbat dinner, and family folk dancing.
Today is Friday, Jan. 11. Here are five things you need to know: 1.) The Arlington High boys’ basketball team is at home at 7 p.m. tonight against Lexington. The girls’ team is on the road at Lexington at the same time. The high school’s wrestling team is at Winchester at 10 a.m. Saturday, and the girls’ and boys’ ice hockey teams are at Winchester at 2:10 and 4 p.m. Saturday, respectively. Winchester’s home ice is the O’Brien Rink in Woburn (55 Locust St.). The Arlington Catholic girls’ basketball team is at home at 6:30 p.m. tonight against Cardinal Spellman. The boys’ team is on the road at Cardinal Spellman at the same time. The girls’ ice hockey team is at home at 6 p.m. Saturday against Austin Prep. The boys’ team is on the road at …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Wanna take a short trip this weekend? Check out what's happening on the Rhode Island and New Hampshire seacoasts, the Cape and Martha's Vineyard.
Looking for a fast and fun getaway from Arlington this weekend? Summer in New England is filled with options. Check out what's happening this weekend in a few favorite summer spots: Weather: There's a slight chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, with highs around 83. On Sunday, temperatures will be in the mid 70s, and there's a slight chance of showers. Historical Train Station Museum and Scenic Train Rides Take a train ride through the cranberry bogs and marshlands of Cape Cod, including trips across the Cape Cod Canal, and visit an historical train station and museum. The Cape Cod Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, in West Barnstable, is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and trains depart at 9:25 a.m. and 12:25 p.m…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Philharmonic Society of Arlington's annual event starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8.
The POPS! Strawberry Festival and Concert is Friday, June 8, in Town Hall. The festival ($3) starts at 6:30 p.m. with the concert ($15 reserved table, $6 balcony) following at 7:45 p.m. The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra will perform (program). The event is put on by the Philharmonic Society of Arlington.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Nearby events in Lexington, Concord and Lincoln.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The following is a press release from Minute Man National Historical Park. It has been shortened and lightly edited. The Battle Road event on Saturday, April 14, will feature 300 colonists and British redcoats. In addition to the military activities, volunteer re-enactors at Minute Man National Historical Park’s historic Hartwell Tavern will represent daily life in 1775 to illustrate how civilian men and women contributed to the cause of American Liberty. The celebrations culminate with “Junior Ranger Day” and Battle Road Heroes” on Saturday, April 21. Events are free of charge, except where noted. Battle Road Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith House, Lincoln Hartwell Tavern open: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Captain William Smith House …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The parade, which starts at 2 p.m., runs down Massachusetts Avenue from Brattle Street to Walgreens in East Arlington.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
The following is a press release from the Patriots’ Day Parade Committee. It has been lightly edited. The Patriots’ Day Parade Committee is proud to announce that this year’s parade will take place on Sunday, April 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Route The parade, a long-standing town tradition, will begin at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Brattle Street, and will continue down Massachusetts Avenue to the Walgreens in East Arlington. History The yearly celebration commemorates Arlington’s Revolutionary War history as a gathering place for American militia following the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Leader Bank has been announced as this year’s major parade sponsor in celebration of the bank’s tenth anniversary. Participants (See the …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Look no further for weekend plans in Arlington.
It’s Thursday and the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around Arlington. Where/When: Council on Aging and Senior Center, 27 Maple St., Friday, August 12, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Why Go: Another week, another session of Drop-In Yoga at Arlington's Senior Center. A great way to stay social and get in some low-impact exercise. Price: $5 Where/When: Robbins Farm Park, 61 Eastern Ave., Saturday, August 13, 6-8 p.m. Why Go: Two bands, Public Interest and Chris Nauman and Friends will be playing at this second annual “Rockin' Robbins' concert. Picnicking is encouraged! Price: Free Where/When…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
A dance benefit, Aladdin Jr. play, Jason Russell and Smith Museum tours, Overeaters Anonymous, and Shakespeare in the Park.
It’s Thursday, the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around your town. Where/When: Arlington High School, 869 Massachusetts Ave., Friday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. Why Go: A dance benefit for the Peterson family of Arlington who has a member battling cancer. Dance groups from the area will bust-a-move to help kick cancer's butt. Price: $15 Where/When: The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. Why Go: Arlington's Childrens Theater present a new take on Aladdin with Aladdin Jr. Based on the classic Disney movie, this performance will feature the popular songs, “Whole New World,” “…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Looking for options? We've got: crocheting at Robbins, a noon concert, historical tours, an artisans sale and a discussion on climate change.
It’s Thursday and the weekend is right around the corner. Arlington Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around town. Where/When: Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Ave., Friday, July 22 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Why Go: An advanced crocheting class for all you knitters out there. This time the focus will be on crafting creatures. Bring your own supplies and join in on the fun. Price: Free! Where/When: First Parish in Lexington Unitarian Universalist, 7 Harrington Rd. Friday, July 22 at noon. Why Go: Swing by Lexington this afternoon for a free mid-day concert featuring the talents of the Minuteman Chamber Orchestra with Alan Yost as …