Sunday, September 4, 2011
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
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.
Though downgraded to tropical storm, what was once Hurricane Irene still managed to cause plenty of trouble around town.
Arlington Public Works had a busy day on Sunday, as crews combed the streets of the town dealing with downed tree limbs and broken wires as a result of tropical storm Irene. Public Works Diretor Michael Rademacher said there were “a lot” of trees down, but could not yet quantify how many. “We’re dealing with it as expeditiously as we can,” he said. Reports from residents were pouring in Sunday afternoon. Carol Beggy said there were a couple of tree limbs down and she lost power for bit in Arlington Heights. “Nothing major so far, but it’s howling,” Beggy wrote on Twitter. Sgt. Sean Kiernan, of the Arlington Police Department, said there had been no major incidents beyond tree down around town. “No injuries, no major property damage,” he …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Up-to-the-minute posts from the field, and the community as Irene batters the local area.
Hurricane Irene is set to soak the suburban Boston area this weekend, with devastating storm surges, high winds and a lot of rain. But while the storm rages, we've got you covered with live updates using our Cover it Live feed. Flip through for live posts, and jump in at any point to add comments of your own on what you are experiencing as the hurricane hits.
Share your photos and video clips from Irene's trip through town.
Irene is predicted to be the biggest storm to roll through the area in many years and you can be a part of the Arlington Patch coverage of the event. We want to see your photos and video clips from the storm. Now, to be clear, we are not asking anyone to go out into the storm and risk their health. But you can get an excellent view of what is going on in your neighborhood from your own front porch. Sharing your video clips and photos is easy. You can either upload them directly to this story or you can email them to Local Editor Pedro Oliveira Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be safe out there!
Follow Patch for details as the storm hits Arlington today.
Hurricane Irene is expected to hit Arlington with powerful winds and rain beginning Sunday morning and ending in the evening, and town officials are urging residents to be cautious. "Irene may be downgraded to a strong tropical storm, but with predicted sustained winds of 40-60 mph and gusts of up to 70-80 mph, tree damage and power outages are anticipated," read the latest town announcement on Saturday evening. Patch will track our storm coverage with a live blog throughout the day. During the storm, stay away from down wires, never leave open flames unattended and turn off major appliances during a power outage to guard against damage when the power comes back on, town officials warned. Town alert systems Arlington Patch will be …