Inside Arlington

Experimental News Digest for Arlington, MA


  • School Committee, September 07, 2023

    School Committee, September 07, 2023

    At the Arlington School Committee meeting on September 7, key topics included the start to the school year, the heatwave causing school closures, updates on curriculum enhancements and teacher training, and the introduction of approximately 70 new staff members. Continue reading

  • Large Additions; Tree Health and Safety

    The Zoning Board of Appeals discussed proposed renovations and large additions to several properties, with a focus on tree impact and low-carbon initiatives, concluding with a unanimous vote to adjourn and anticipation for the next meeting scheduled for July 11th. Continue reading

  • Clean Energy Future Committee, May 26, 2023

    The Clean Energy Future Committee (CEFC) of Arlington, Massachusetts, held a hybrid remote/in-person meeting on May 26, 2023. Fossil Fuel Demonstration Pilot Updates The committee discussed the final regulations for the Fossil Fuel Free Pilot program released by the Department of Energy Resources. Arlington is preparing to apply for this program by September 1, 2023. […] Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, June 13, 2023

    The Arlington Zoning Board of Appeals held a meeting to discuss various administrative and public hearing items. The board unanimously approved the final version of a decision related to a case concerning 12 Puritan Road, which had been previously circulated for comments. Continuation of Public Hearing on 10 Sunnyside 40 B Application The main business […] Continue reading

  • Park and Recreation Commission, May 30, 2023

    Park and Recreation Commission, May 30, 2023

    Friends of Robbins Farm Park Fund Raising Proposal The Commission discussed a fundraising proposal for the playground presented by the Friends of Robbins Farm. Key points of discussion included the location of the sign, the permanent nature of the donation, the inappropriateness of including benches, and the temporary versus permanent signs. The Commission leaned towards […] 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

  • Town Meeting, May 15, 2023

    Committee Meeting Overview (May 15, 2023): The annual meeting continued discussing procedural complexities from the previous week’s meeting. The Town Meeting Procedures Committee will convene in the coming weeks to debrief and consider potential changes for future meetings. The meeting was adjourned to May 17th, 2023, if all business was not concluded during the current […] Continue reading


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