Inside Arlington

Experimental News Digest for Arlington, MA

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, April 09, 2024

    The board granted a continuance for the 165 Franklin Street project to allow the applicants to revise their proposal and address community concerns regarding the project’s harmony with the neighborhood, particularly its height and size. Continue reading

  • School Committee, April 11, 2024

    Arlington High School students recently participated in inclusion workshops and events such as viewing a solar eclipse, while the school committee approved a nine-day educational trip to Italy for Latin and Italian students. Continue reading

  • Select Board, April 08, 2024

    The board heard concerns over Cambridge sewer discharges affecting Arlington residents and scheduled a public meeting with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Continue reading

  • Redevelopment Board, April 08, 2024

    The Arlington Redevelopment Board unanimously approved the installation of a dormer and exit gate at 64 Brooks Avenue. Additionally, progress was made on the Arlington Heights Business District. Continue reading

  • Redevelopment Board, April 01, 2024

    The board unanimously approved changes to the Redevelopment Board Rules and Regulations, particularly Rules 18 and 20, concerning photographic submissions and special site conditions, and prepared their report for the 2024 Annual Town Meeting with amendments and terminology clarifications. Continue reading

  • Select Board, April 01, 2024

    The board voted 4-1 in favor of a by-law amendment that prohibits targeted residential picketing in Arlington to balance privacy concerns against free speech, and unanimously approved land acquisitions for the Stratton Safe Routes to School project to enhance children’s safety. Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, March 26, 2024

    The Zoning Board of Appeals reviewed and recommended several zoning bylaw changes, including modifications to “attached” and “detached” building definitions and reduced height buffers between properties in different zoning districts. Continue reading

  • Finance Committee, March 20, 2024

    The Finance Committee approved an increased insurance budget due to rising costs, while also addressing budget cuts and maintenance of funding for various community committees. Continue reading

  • Clean Energy Future Committee, January 19, 2024

    Sarah Suarez was introduced as the new Assistant Director of the DPCD, focusing on affordable housing and clean energy integration, and Arlington’s Fossil Fuel Free Bylaw was amended to include more comprehensive definitions of “major renovation,” aligning with the Massachusetts DOER’s Model Rule. Continue reading

  • School Committee, March 21, 2024

    The Arlington School Committee approved the Superintendent’s budget and the Student Opportunity Act plan, which focuses on supporting diverse student groups, including Black or Hispanic students, those with disabilities, multilingual learners, and low-income households. Continue reading


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