288 Washington St, Arlington, MA 02474
288 Washington St, Arlington, MA 02474
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CREMENS, Doris M. (McMahon) Of the Gables of Winchester, formerly of Arlington, October 18, 2016, died at the age of 96, beloved wife of the late Charles H. Cremens. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late George and Alice (Lawson) McMahon. She was a graduate of Boston’s Girls’ Latin School and Boston University. During WWII, Doris worked for the Somerville Recreation Commission as the Director of Federated Girls’ Clubs developing a strong sense of leadership and public service. She went on to work at MIT Labs after the war and then to raise her family. During her 54 years as an Arlington resident, she served its townspeople with dedication as an elected School Committee member and Chairperson (1965-1977), Town Meeting Member, and Redevelopment Board appointee...Read More
Housing Corporation of Arlington will host its 17th annual Walk for Affordable Housing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29.
The walk begins and ends on the Jason Russell House commons at 7 Jason St., where HCA holds pre- and post-walk activities for all ages including free food, face painting, live music, balloons, Lego tables, dancing, a raffle, and a prize wheel headed by the Dave & Buster’s Street Team.
The walk raises awareness about the housing crisis in Arlington and generates critical financial support for HCA’s Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Programs. Last year, over 120 participants raised more than $36,000 to support and grow HCA’s housing programs.
Pam Hallett, HCA executive director, said: “It’s a wonderful community festival to celebrate the start of spring — and i...Read More
FREMONT-SMITH, Harriet (Bateman) Of Lexington, MA formerly of Brookline. Died on April 22, 2018 from a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Wife of the late Maurice Fremont-Smith. She is survived by her sons Maurice Fremont-Smith, MD of Exeter, NH, Peter Fremont-Smith of Whitefish, MT, Gregory Fremont-Smith of Brookline, MA and John Xavier Fremont-Smith of Ellicott City, MD, and her daughters Guinevere Fremont-Smith of Brookline, MA, Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie of Upton, MA, and Amy Fremont-Smith of Watertown, MA. She is predeceased by her sons, Joseph of Hollis, NH., and Michael of Arlington, MA. She is also survived by her 29 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Lawrence Church, 774 Boylston St., Brookline, MA...Read More
Randolph group to screen film on racial inequality in prison
Our Revolution, Randolph chapter, will show the film, “13th,” at 6 p.m. April 10 at the Turner Free Library, Randolph. The documentary film by Ava DuVernay examines race, justice, and mass incarceration in our country while outlining its history of racial inequality. The name refers to the 13th Amendment: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Light refreshments will be served. Our Revolution is a national organization which grew out of the Bernie Sanders campaign. For information on ORMA Randolph or this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drive planne...Read More
Arlington, MA – After a lifetime of eating the flesh and drinking the blood of Christ, Andrew Carter is riddled with parasitic worms. The 35-year-old freelance blood donor’s life has been upside down since the diagnosis. “I gave blood regularly. The last time I was pulled aside and told I’m infested with christus schistosomes.”
Christus schistosomes are worms found in uncooked fish, dirty water, and the flesh of Christ. Historians and scientists from the Theological Institute of Technology (TIT) agree that Jesus Christ, i.e., The Lamb of God, had worms at the time of his crucifiction. “Church doctrine specifically states Catholics eat the actual flesh of Christ during communion. It’s easy to see how some Catholics end up with getting the messianic worms.”
Theologians state it’s a classic c...Read More
ARLINGTON, MA — Next month there’s an election. Then on the heels of that, there’s the annual Town Meeting. And hold on to your horses, folks; there are more than 45 items for the town’s legislative branch to discuss at said Town Meeting.
The docket includes a proposal from some residents to move the time of Town Meeting from 8 p.m. to 7 p.m., a proposal from the Town Clerk to amend the animal Control bylaw to bring it up to speed with 2016 State Law. It also proposes changing the name of the Board of Selectmen to a more gender neutral “Select Board,” as a number of other communities have recently done.
What’s on the ballot April 7? Two Selectmen for three years One Assessor for three years, Two School Committee Members for three years...Read More
Robert Joseph Zaino, Jr.,61, of Naples, FL and formerly of Arlington and Cape Cod, MA, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, peacefully in his sleep of a heart attack. Bobby was the son of the late Robert Joseph Zaino, Sr. and his loving mother, Camille (Argento) Zaino of Naples, FL. He is survived by his dedicated family, his daughters whom he treasured dearly, Ariana and Billy Dean of Millville, MA; Sasha and Erik Meyer of Hopedale, MA; his two grandsons, Dominic and Daxton Dean; his three brothers, Gregory and Suzanne Zaino of Naples, FL; Scott and Nadine Zaino of Centerville, MA; and Paul Zaino (pre-deceased) and his wife, Bonnie of Naples, FL. He leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his most loyal companion, his beloved dog, Fabio...Read More
QUERIES FOR HOPEFULS: What basic challenges does Arlington face? How would you address each? Potential candidates for majors offices in the April Town Election answer.
Eyes enrollment, fiscal discipline, affordable housing
Curro: ‘Too many squeezed by cost of living.’
With a decade of experience in key Arlington positions, Joseph Curro Jr. looks forward to serving again on the Board of Selectmen.
He is an official who tries to paint with a broader brush by providing a brief, illustrative story about Arlington at the beginning of meetings he chairs. In this case, asked the three most basic challenges facing the town, he ticks them off with no introduction:
1. School enrollment and facilities pressures;
2. Maintenance of fiscal discipline, financial stability and high service levels; and