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Deanna Dellacioppa Colón belts out a song. / Photos courtesy of Colón There can never be too much pepperoni on a pizza, and there can never be too many pizza restaurants to choose from in Arlington; w...
A terrible illness ultimately ends a life -- but not the love or the memories Susan, Jeffrey Thompson before 2021. All photos courtesy of the Thompson family. After a valiant battle, with his wife of...
Greater Boston Food Bank President/ CEO Catherine D’Amato, left, presents the Public Advocate of the Year Award to local state Rep. Sean Garballey. State Rep. Sean Garballey (D), who represents Arling...
Covid-19 grip on film, TV hits home Taryn Walsh Mary Anne Janke Claire Folger Arlington isn’t exactly Hollywood East, yet it has a thriving community of people who work on major features, TV programs...
Anthony Zayas UPDATED April 27: Anthony L. Zayas, owner of Tony's All-Sport Barbershop , 721 Mass Ave., in Arlington Center, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at age 37. Initial published...
Sue and Jeff Thompson face trials, keep smiling. UPDATED Jan. 20: Folks near and far continue to contribute to the online fundraiser helping this local couple as they cope with medical crisis, but the...
Marie Krepelka was awarded the Paul Harris Award by Arlington’s Rotary Club in 2018. / Photo by Ashley Maher UPDATED Nov. 1: Two days after Arlington’s Select Board honored its longtime administrator,...
Tony and Jeff Whittemore head for Montreal. / 1967 family photo UPDATED Sept. 22: In 1967 two young boys and their beloved pony took off on a monthlong adventure that brought them fame, fun and a weal...
We bring people together for the purpose of finding connections." Andrea Nicolay, library director UPDATED June 27: The end of fines for overdue books is one of Andrea Nicolay’s proudest accomplishmen...
Sue Barry For most of Sue Barry’s life, a snowfall appeared to her as a flat sheet with no depth, and she was merely looking in on it. At the age of 48, all that changed. Tree branches formed arcs wit...
Arlington’s director of libraries, Andrea Nicolay, has accepted the position of executive director of the Albany Public Library in Albany, N.Y. Her last day in Arlington will be Friday, July 1. “Andre...
Sue and Jeff Thompson, formerly of Firefly Moon, keep the faith. UPDATED Feb. 16: Every evening, Sue Thompson and her husband, Jeff, drink a toast. Whether or not they have a glass of wine, it’s to gi...
Brian H. Rehrig A wise voice that quieted Robbins Auditorium as Town Meeting members paid heed has gone silent, but his work on behalf of Arlington sings still. Brian Houser Rehrig, 67, died Jan. 21,...
Adam and Rachel Estapa of Perception Optical, Arlington. Adam Estapa had already passed two exams needed to become a licensed optician when he was stymied by the third: It was on paper, and he had to...
Ortwein Nanci L. (Leverone) Ortwein, of Brewster and Arlington, where she had been a veteran Spanish teacher at Arlington High School before she retired, died Sept. 9. The Sept. 14 Boston Globe obitua...
Two local family businesses will become one next month, continuing to assist homeowners in everything from the right sandpaper to use on the front steps or how to fix a squeaky gate. R. W. Shattuck AC...
Noah Hurowitz aims to go beyond El Chapo story. / Jacqueline Hall photo When Noah Hurowitz entered Joan Black’s third-grade class at Dallin, she found him to be “filled with intellectual curiosity. Wh...
Abigail McMurray looks through one of her stencils. / Photo by Helen Makadia Abigail McMurray grew up in a home where it was OK to make a mess. Her mother, a homemaker, enjoyed woodworking and gardeni...
Joined in music are John Kusiak, right, with his son, Ben . UPDATED, June 10: The scene is a busy street in New York City in 1910. A piano plays, and we see horses and buggies clip-clopping by as men...
Ghabour Arlington's Memorial Day ceremony paid a virtual tribute to an active-duty soldier who died in a helicopter crash in Egypt last fall. Chief Warrant Officer Marwan Ghabour, a 2010 Arlington Hig...
Edith Stevens at work in undated photo from www.edithstevens.com . Rob Davison grew up in a two-family house on Churchill Avenue, his parents and siblings downstairs, his Aunt Edith upstairs. They liv...
Olympia Dukakis / Everett Collection UPDATED, May 2: Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actress whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher's mother in the romantic comed...
Susan Soares at Stratton. / MTA photo In a poem about his disability, “On His Blindness,” John Milton concludes: "'They also serve who only stand and wait.'” The English poet finds that he has a place...
Ghabour Members of the Arlington High School Class of 2010 are raising money for the family of one of their classmates, a U.S. Army soldier who died in a helicopter crash, Patch, a YourArlington partn...
Sue Doctrow, wearing a hat she made, shows her handiwork to her dad, Nathan. / John Peterson photo Rose Moscaritolo, an energetic 91, is spending more time at home than usual this winter. So she has t...
NBC 10: Images of Arlington's salute | More photos >> UPDATED, Nov. 20: An Army officer who in 2010 graduated from Arlington High School and received a scholarship from the Arlington Soccer Club, has...
Paratore The Greater Boston Food Bank ( GBFB ), the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, is responding to historic levels of food insecurity in 2020, while adding several new members to...
Vallila Rohter Arlington resident Dr. Sofia Vallila Rohter has received the highest faculty honor for teaching presented at MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school in Boston. Rohter Vallil...
Marie Raduazzo, known as "Mrs. Rad," who taught English in the Arlington Public Schools for 38 years, died Saturday, Oct. 17. Raduazzo She also taught at Matignon High School in Cambridge, where her p...
Lexington Books has launched Democratic Theory Naturalized: The Foundations of Distilled Populism , a book by Arlington resident Walter Horn. Walter Horn: Theory of prudential value that he calls "Cho...
UPDATED, Sept. 18: Years from now, when the pandemic is a distant memory (and yes, it will be one day), Robbins Library wants to tell people what life was like when this worldwide event was happening...
Library Grab Bags, the new service available at the Robbins Library, aims to bring back some of the ease and joy of browsing library shelves even as library indoors remain closed for public safety. An...
UPDATED, Oct. 5: It must be easy to write a children’s book: There are lots of whimsical pictures, not too many words and we’ve all been kids so we must know what they like. Right? Toni Buzzeo: 'Essen...
Fraumeni: Toasting life's twists. Vincent Fraumeni has happily moved from one career to another as opportunities arose. From bartender to liquor salesman to restaurant owner to boxing commissioner, he...
Owners are, from left, Heidi Bailey, Sipho Mangcu and Yvonne Adams. For years, three women who met when their children went to the same predominantly white independent school had animated discussions...
“The people I’ve loaned them out to are grateful.” -- Amy Weitzman One late night in early March Amy Weitzman began an internet search, eager to learn more about the novel coronavirus, which seemed to...
Jane Morgan Barry Growing up, many of us have had times when we did not see eye to eye with our fathers, but how many of have filed a lawsuit against the "town fathers"? Jane Morgan Barry did. In a ne...
East Arlington cartoonist lets you pause for a rueful smile Lane's panel inspired by Arlington. Too see a larger version. click the cartoon. UPDATED, May 3: Adam J. B. Lane usually works alone, drawin...
Staying at home feels so helpless, but being able to make something gives you peace and feeds your soul. People feel like they’re helping and making a contribution.” -- Laura Wirkkala It was a difficu...
Two Arlington neighbors with strong ties to medical communities have put their heads together to find a way for medical workers, beset by the Covid-19 crisis, to find therapy. Ariel Brown: "We feel th...
UPDATED, April 9: Arlington residents turned out amid the coronavirus to honor Mary T. Foley, an Air Force veteran who likely few of them knew. Hearse with Mary T. Foley. / Bob Bartholomew photo. MORE...
Hazel Dean Davis ponders with her horn. / Dao Yang photo. It was a Wednesday night and the Cantata Singers were rehearsing the Fauré Requiem for their performance only two days away on March 13. Befor...
Jean Sicurella in her Arlington home with boxes of donations headed for border-wall migrants, right. / Photo by Marjorie Howard / MORE PHOTOS >> Arlington plays part in aid effort Jean Sicurella sits...
Barbara Weniger in 2016, when Lakota Bakery turned 25. / Marjorie Howard photo After 26 years at Lakota Bakery, owner Barbara Weniger has changed the name to Cookie Time Bakery . Google the old name,...
Barbara Weniger shows off her best at Lakota Bakery. / Marjorie Howard photo Almost everyone, says Barbara Weniger, enjoys a cookie now and then. She's right. And that simple idea has made Lakota Bake...
Rick Berry with his new mural at Workbar Arlington. / Marjorie Howard photo Rick Berry often paints something he has never seen before, an image he says, lying in wait in his unconscious. He believes...
Janice Hayes-Cha with two self-portraits. / Marjorie Howard photo While recovering from a second bout with cancer, Janice Hayes-Cha received dozens of get-well cards. She enjoyed reading them and appr...
Following rules could win raffle prize; word awaited from current winner ACMi interview with Kozikowski UPDATED, Nov. 30: Katie Kozikowski, Arlington's animal-control officer, reports a fresh idea to...
Dog owners, bike riders and parents of young children offered suggestions about how to improve conditions at Menotomy Rocks Park during off-leash hours at a public hearing at Town Hall on Wednesday, N...
Yes, you can still borrow books from the library. But Arlington patrons know they can also borrow movies, audiobooks, prints, puppets and toys, museum passes and even microscopes and American Girl dol...
John Kusiak / Photo © by Susan Wilson Hear his work on HBO UPDATED, Feb. 13: John Kusiak was once a rock-'n'-roll guitarist, on the road with the Pousette-Dart Band and other groups, continuing to pla...
George Capaccio in performer mode. INSIDE ARLINGTON: Among our many-faceted residents You might say George Capaccio’s performing career began by accident. His wife was performing at the Cambridge Cent...
150 crowd school, hear general discussion of 3 suspects Police Chief Fred Ryan told an overflow crowd of about 150 people at Stratton School Wednesday, Oct. 16, that police are confident they will fin...
Jim Stacchi and Sally McCabe share a moment at home. Last year, amid the aisles of chicken tikka masala and Omega Trek Mix, love came to Trader Joe’s. Jim Stacchi, in his 60s, divorced and admittedly...
Suchitra Mumford of Arlington has managed Indigo Fire for about seven months. Suchitra Mumford’s life and career are made of many parts, like the jewelry and pottery her customers create in her art st...
To customers, employees, food store going but will not be forgotten Johnnie's employees Elaine Dulcetta and Ronnie DiBacco share one of their last moments at the store. / Photo by Marjorie Howard Loya...
The miniature amusement park ride built out of Lego bricks and a motor works almost too well: a tiny swing hanging by a cord from a tower whirls around so fast that if there were real riders on board,...

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