Inside Arlington

Experimental News Digest for Arlington, MA

  • Redevelopment Board, June 10, 2024

    The board discussed the postponement of the presentation for changes to the Atwood House, highlighting that the full environmental design review and special permit submission will now be expected on July 1, 2024. Additionally, they revisited the proposed hotel project at 1207 to 1211 Massachusetts Avenue. Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, May 28, 2024

    The board approved special permits for properties at 165 Franklin Street, 36 Peabody Road, 70 Robbins Road, and 57 Beacon Street, and postponed hearings for 84 Hillside Avenue and 49 Valentine Road to June 25, 2024, focusing on driveway and parking issues respectively. After extensive deliberation, a special permit for 3840 Milton Street was approved with conditions and clarifications to maintain neighborhood character and meet open space requirements. Continue reading

  • Finance Committee, May 08, 2024

    Officials agreed on a wage deal with a market adjustment and new holiday observance method, affecting department budgets with an additional $76,000 needed for salary reserve funding, and corrected a $90,000 typo in Article 64 regarding the override stabilization fund. Continue reading

  • Finance Committee, May 01, 2024

    The committee set a schedule for the upcoming discussions on departmental budgets and the capital plan budget, crucial for the upcoming town meeting, and emphasized the need for improved public engagement and input in the budget process. Continue reading

  • School Committee, May 23, 2024

    The Arlington School Committee approved a historic agreement with the Arlington Education Association, which includes enhanced benefits and increased teacher compensation, following a unanimous vote. Continue reading

  • Finance Committee, May 06, 2024

    The committee reached collective bargaining agreements with the RLPA and AFSCME, which include a 3% cost of living adjustment, with pending arbitration for public safety unions, and passed motions to utilize the remaining salary reserve funds for financial stability and potential settlements. Continue reading

  • Select Board, May 20, 2024

    The Board approved the request for repair and betterment of Montague Street and agreed on the transfer of the common victualler license for Maria’s Pizza, including the addition of Armenian cuisine to their menu. Continue reading

  • Town Meeting, May 20, 2024

    At the Arlington town meeting, members passed a resolution calling for MBTA bus service improvements. Continue reading

  • Town Meeting, May 15, 2024

    The Town Meeting approved funding for the Community Preservation Act projects, including special needs housing and a Revolutionary War battle memorial, and authorized the Select Board to acquire land for safe routes around Stratton School to enhance pedestrian safety for children. Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, May 14, 2024

    The Zoning Board of Appeals approved several additions, highlighting a trend towards expanding residential living spaces while maintaining neighborhood character. Continue reading


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