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By Ron Newman - 3/30/20 - 5:28 am

The page content will not surprise anyone, yet the headline is still painful to read on the Town of Lexington's website:

Patriots' Day 2020 Has Been Cancelled

That means no Paul Revere's ride, no battle re-enactments, no pancake breakfasts, no parades, no fifes and drums, no vigils, no Dawn Salute at the rude bridge in Concord -- none of it.

List of canceled events

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 9:22 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that, starting at noon today, restaurants that are still open and offering takeout can no longer allow patrons inside to pick up food. Also, the town urges people to either pay online or use a credit card - keep that dirty cash to yourself.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 11:55 pm
Arlington Diner with a lit OPEN sign only it isn't

Msmariamad spotted the gleaming welcome from a closed Arlington Diner on Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington last night.

Copyright Msmariamad. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 8:16 pm

The Somerville and Capitol Theatres announced tonight they're closing until at least April 3 due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 5:34 pm

Everett announced a 30-day shutdown for its schools, while Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington and Winchester said they are closing their schools for at least two weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 2:58 pm

Town officials in Arlington, which has had at least one coronavirus case, say that effective immediately, they're suspending all walk-in programs at the town senior center, all programs and events at the library and Recreation Department programs until further notice over Covid-19 concerns. All library meeting rooms are now shut to the public.

However, the town will continue to run its senior transportation program, so that eligible residents can get to appointments around town

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 7:02 pm

Arlington town officials say the child of a Biogen employee who tested positive for Covid-19 after that meeting at the Marriott Long Wharf has now also tested positive for the virus. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 10:08 pm

Arlington officials tonight announced a resident has tested positive for Covid-19 and that the town will close the Stratton Elementary School, because the resident's child, a student there, is showing cold-like symptoms that could be caused by the virus. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 1:38 pm

Arlington Police report a man was seriously injured on Massachusetts Avenue near Varnum Street when an 80-year-old driver from Cambridge hit him and then kept going towards Cambridge, around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 9:32 am
Car fire in Acton

Photo by Acton PD.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Acton Police report a car erupted in flames this morning.

Early investigation indicates it was possibly a squirrel's nest.

By Vicki - 10/27/19 - 9:43 pm

I'm looking for a restaurant with German food, things like wiener schnitzel and interesting sausages. A restaurant rather than a bar or beer garden, something like the now-closed Jacob Wirth. Thanks.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:11 am

Bob Sprague of Arlington reports GateHouse has found a new way to make money: Have people sign up for 52-weeks subscriptions to its newspapers, then tell them, oopsies, we're ending your subscriptions several months early, so send us more money.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 5:34 pm

FBI Boston: Arsons at Chabad Centers (Needham)

The FBI today announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever tried - and failed - three times to set Chabad centers in Arlington and Needham on fire. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 1:12 pm
Wanted for bank robbery in Arlington

Arlington Police report they are looking for a guy they say walked into the Winchester Savings Bank branch on Medford St. around 10:20 a.m. today and ran off with money after showing a teller a knife. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 10:50 am
Arlington bank robber

Surveillance photo via Arlington PD.

Arlington Police are searching for a man they say held up the Leader Bank branch at 141 Massachusetts Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 12:29 pm
Arlington Fox Festival

Greg Cook took in yesterday's Fox Festival Parade in Arlington (in, fact, he did more than just take it in, he helped lead it).

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 8:12 am
Large crowd in Arlington

Ron Newman was among those who attended last night's gathering at Arlington Town Hall to show support for members of the local Chabad community, whose rabbi's house has had two suspicious fires.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 5:02 pm

A total of $21,000 in reward money is now up for anybody who provides information that leads to the arrest of the suspected arsonists to blame for fires at rabbis' homes in Arlington and Needham. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 8:55 am

UPDATE: The bear was tranq'ed, it came down the tree and state wildlife officials loaded it into a pickup so it could be taken somewhere safer for both it and people.

There's a bear up a tree in Arlington. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 12:34 am

Arlington Police report a police officer on patrol in the Lake Street area responded around 9 p.m. on Thursday to a report of a fire at a rabbi's Lake Street home - and used a handheld extinguisher to douse fire coming from the home's wood shingles. Read more.

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