Inside Arlington

Experimental News Digest for Arlington, MA


  • Redevelopment Board, September 18, 2023

    The Arlington Redevelopment Board approved a new sign for Thai Moon restaurant, discussed several zoning bylaw amendments including open space in business districts, lot area, rear setbacks, residential uses in business districts, and street trees. Continue reading

  • Arlington Select Board – July 17, 2023

    Key highlights from the meeting included the approval of one-day beer and wine licenses for multiple events, a common victualer license for a new restaurant, Turmeric House, the approval of a new liquor license, the appointment of Doug Heim as the acting town manager, and discussions on an all-alcohol package store license for NICON 232 Incorporated and the allocation of ARPA funds. Continue reading

  • Liquor licenses, blue bikes and a Middle Eastern Dance Show

    Arlington Select Board – July 17, 2023 Approval of Special One-Day Beer and Wine Licenses The Board approved special one-day beer and wine licenses for several events, including a Town Manager retirement party at Robinson Memorial Town Hall, the Beach Concert Series and Beer Gardens at Reservoir Beach, and a private event at Robinson Memorial […] Continue reading

  • Arlington Redevelopment Board, June 26, 2023

    Arlington Redevelopment Board, June 26, 2023

    Postponement of Public Hearing for Calyx Peak at 251 Summer Street The board agreed to postpone the public hearing for Calyx Peak cannabis dispensary until August 28, 2023, despite concerns about the busy schedule for the August meeting. The proponent for Calyx Peak requested the postponement to resolve some site issues. Approval of Meeting Schedule […] Continue reading

  • Redevelopment Board, June 05, 2023

    Postponement of Public Hearing for Docket Number 3752, 251 Summer Street: The hearing was postponed to 26th June to allow for a more detailed planning memo and additional time for the applicant to examine the site. The board clarified their role in ensuring the project’s design appropriateness for the neighborhood, while the select board is […] Continue reading

  • Select Board, June 05, 2023

    Package Store License Request: The board postponed the discussion of a package store license at 232 Mass Ave to June 26th due to the applicant’s illness. Town’s Financial Report: The board reviewed the town’s financial report for the third quarter of FY 2023, which indicated that the town’s finances were on target, with a few […] Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, May 25, 2023

    Meeting for 1021-1027 Massachusetts Avenue Subsidizing Agency of Mass Housing and Housing Inventory: The committee reviewed the subsidizing agency of mass housing and the housing inventory, which stood at 6.54% as of April 27, 2022. Sidewalk Condition and Accessibility: The committee found the sidewalk along Massachusetts Avenue to be in fair condition but not in compliance […] Continue reading

  • Redevelopment Board, May 15, 2023

    Meeting of the Arlington Redevelopment Board (15th May 2023) The board discussed an update on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Communities planning process. The main focus was a preliminary draft report from a consultant hired by the town, based on a community survey and the board’s work to determine the exact number of acres and […] Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, May 11, 2023

    Approval of Decisions for Various Properties The board discussed and unanimously approved the written decisions for five properties: 90 Brentwood Road, 11 Pine Ridge Road, 39 Sunny Side Avenue, 25 Teal Street, and 15 Grand View Road. The board had previously held hearings on these properties and distributed the written decisions for questions and comments […] Continue reading


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