Friday, June 14, 2013
See when summer really gets going in town.
Reservoir Beach will open for the summer on Monday, June 17. Also, the first Reservoir workday is this Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Arlington Reservoir Committee is inviting volunteers to help maintain the Habitat Garden, work on invasive plant control, spread leaf mulch, prune shrubs and pull weeds, among other activities. For more information on this workday and future ones, visit the Arlington Reservoir Committee website.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Separating fact from fiction.
Rumors have been swirling about the future of Nicola Pizza House, which has been a mainstay in the Arlington community for more than 40 years. Here’s what we were able to find out on Friday: Tushar Patel, the Lexington man who owns Peter Pan Superette at 2 Park Ave., has bought the Nicola property, at 1215 Mass. Ave., and the adjacent house from Nicola “Nicky” and Mary Dellacioppa. The properties changed hands May 1, both Patel and Nicola Dellacioppa said Friday. Dellacioppa, who started the pizzeria with his wife Mary on Jan. 15. 1972, said that they were looking to retire. He said at the time of the property sale, he was under the impression that Patel also wanted to buy the Nicola business. He said he believed that Patel was planning to…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Is your road on the list? Find out below.
The town recently released its list of roads that will be repaved this spring, summer or fall. The roads were selected via the most recent pavement condition survey and criteria from the town’s Pavement Management System, according to the town. The roads will be repaved by the town’s paving contractor, D&R Paving, in conjunction with the Department of Public Works. Here’s the list, with estimated start times (subject to change due to weather or scheduling changes): If your road is on the list, flyers will be distributed to notify you prior to work commencing, according to the town. There will be some on-street parking restrictions in these areas. If you have any questions, contact Peter Lento at 781-316-3323 or Wayne Chouinard at 781-316-…
Friday, April 26, 2013
You asked; we've got your answer.
If you’ve gone past Frozland recently, surely you’ve noticed all of the progress. The bright orange awning and inflatable penguins in the window are hard to miss. It actually looks open, but when will it? Frozland’s owner, Sobhy Ibrahim, said Thursday that he’s just waiting on the final town inspection, which should take place early next week. He said he plans to open right after that, so middle to end of next week. Frozland, at 882B Mass. Ave., diagonally across from Arlington High School, will be Arlington’s first “froyo” spot, but another one, Yummy’s, has been approved for 474 Mass. Ave. in the center, the former home of Something Extra, a women’s boutique. Frozland has developed a website since we last reported on it, with flavors and…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Here’s a handy list provided by the town.
As we’re sure you know by now, the Boston area has a ton going on this Patriots’ Day weekend, from the reenactments in Lexington and Concord to Monday’s Boston Marathon, which 44 Arlington residents are signed up to run. But what you may not know is all of the events going on here in Arlington. Here’s a handy list provided by the town. SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Housewarming Celebration at the Jason Russell House The Arlington Historical Society welcomes you to the Jason Russell House to celebrate the recent discovery that a portion of this Menotomy homestead dates to 1684. In the spirit of family and sustainability, Patriot Jason Russell used timbers from his grandfather Jason Russell’s house to build his own home. This weekend, we honor the …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
You Pick 2's days are numbered in Arlington Heights.
You have limited time to get an asiago cheese bagel, order a “You Pick 2,” or “add a pastry item for 99 cents” in Arlington Heights. The Heights’ Panera Bread is closing for good at the end of the business day (10 p.m.) Tuesday, March 26, a company spokeswoman and an employee confirmed Friday. The company announced earlier this month that it would be closing the bakery, at 1398 Mass. Ave., after a 15-year run. At that time, a company spokeswoman said “it has been difficult to achieve the standards [the company believes] will meet customer expectations” at the Arlington location. After it’s gone, the four closest Paneras will be the one in Waltham at 1100 Lexington St., the two relatively new ones in Lexington Center (1684 Mass. Ave.) and …
Friday, March 22, 2013
See what's moving in.
By now you probably know, something's going on at the Arlington Heights Busway across from Panera. Four new windows, a door and another window-sized rectangle have been cut into the depot’s Mass. Ave.-facing mural, “Celebrating Arlington’s Past and Present.” Paul Revere? Gone. Uncle Sam? Gone. The “Entering Arlington” sign? Gone too, as are a number of Minutemen. But what exactly is up? What’s moving in? “The Right Spot Convenience Store,” a store sponsored by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Small Business Enterprise Program and the MBTA, according to a sign in one of the building’s newly constructed windows. The store won’t be any regular ol’ convenience store, it will be “a retail store especially designed to be managed by …
Friday, March 15, 2013
NSTAR and crowd-sourced websites offer tips and locations for charging electric cars.
Drivers who are considering a switch to electric vehicles or current owners looking for a place to charge their rides have a couple of options near Arlington to find their outlet. For Arlington, the closest charging stations are in Cambridge at Alewife Station and Porter Square Shopping Center and in Lexington Center at 4 Grant St., according to crowd-sourced website carstations.com. Carstations allows users to upload new car charging locations to a Google map and (when applicable) provides details on the station. According to the site's About section, "this website is designed to encourage participation and welcomes user interaction in the form of comments, updates and user generated content." There are also more official sites providing …
Friday, March 8, 2013
When do we "spring forward"?
You know the old saying "Fall back, spring forward." Well, it's almost time to spring forward. So, when does Daylight Saving 2013 begin? This year we move the clocks overnight on Sunday, March 10. Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Officially Daylight Saving is 2 a.m. on Sunday. Yes, moving the clocks ahead does mean we all lose an hour of sleep, but in return it will be light later in the day. Besides, the lost hour falls on Saturday night, so just sleep in a bit on Sunday before getting up and starting the day.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
You asked; we’ve got your answer.
If you drove past Bartlett Avenue Tuesday evening, you may have noticed that section of the road was closed and that there was a film crew and lights near its intersection with Wildwood Avenue. What was the film crew doing there? Filming a commercial for ’47 Brand, a sports apparel company, according to Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine. We reached out to representatives from ’47 Brand earlier this week and will let you know if we hear more about the ad and where you’ll be able to see it. If you live in that area and have more information or photos/videos from the shoot, please comment below and upload any photos/vidoes by “Upload Photos and Videos” button below the attached photo.