Inside Arlington

Experimental News Digest for Arlington, MA


  • 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

  • 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

  • Town Meeting, May 13, 2024

    The Town Meeting approved the inclusion of 5-7 Winter Street in the Multifamily Housing Overlay District, allowing the historic property owned by the Leone family since 1957 the right to redevelop, amidst discussions on the fairness and impact on historical buildings. Continue reading

  • Town Meeting discusses Gaza Ceasefire, May 08, 2024

    Arlington Town Meeting voted not to express a formal opinion on the Gaza war, calling the matter outside the town’s jurisdiction and scope. Continue reading

  • Select Board, May 06, 2024

    The select board unanimously moved to sell a strip of town-owned land behind St. Athanasius Church on Acton Street and adopted revised guidelines for granting waivers under the fossil fuel free bylaw. Continue reading

  • Town Meeting, May 06, 2024

    Town Meeting voted in favor of a zoning bylaw amendment requiring new or expanded parking lots with more than 25 spaces to provide shade through trees or solar panels, aimed at reducing the urban heat island effect and making parking areas more environmentally friendly. Continue reading


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