Stop & Shop, a neighborhood grocer for more than a century, has announced a new pickup service at its Arlington store, at 905 Mass. Ave.
Shoppers are able to place an order on the website or the Stop & Shop mobile app, head to the store on the date and time of their choosing, and a Stop & Shop associate will load their groceries into their car.
“We’re excited to offer our customers a more convenient grocery-shopping experience,” John Langdon, Arlington Stop & Shop store manager, said in an Oct. 12 news release.
The state attorney general has approved most town and zoning bylaw changes that were voted on by the annual Town Meeting last spring.
Article 14 (gutters in historic districts) and Article 15 (domestic partnerships) are still under review.
An Oct. 7 email announcement says the town has granted the attorney general an extension of not more than 60 days and expect to have a ruling on these two articles by Nov. 27.
UPDATED Oct. 10: The Covid-delayed season of CBS-TV's "Survivor" launched Sept. 22 with 18 new castaways, including Arlington resident Evvie Jagoda, and she continues to survive. See a video recap of episode 2 >> Evvie keeps going, but InsideSurvivor gives her a 'not' >> Read a summary of the Oct. 6 episode >>
A doctoral student in the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard, the 28-year-old offers well-defined opinions as she pits brains against brawn vying for $1 million in segments filmed in Fiji.
After episode 3, Brad Reese is out, and Jagoda remains in >>
In an online interview, Entertainment Weekly asked for three words that describe her, and she responded: "Extroverted, enthusiastic, smart."
The Arlington Redevelopment Board on Monday, Oct. 4, meeting in remote session, heard a report about urban renewal and blighted areas from Jenny Raitt, planning director.
She said the town's board was the first combined planning and redevelopment authority in Massachusetts, established in 1971. Members of the board discussed the implications of the report, and one member asked whether the Mugar site could fall under urban renewal (she said it can).
UPDATED, Oct. 7: An Arlington family says its beloved dog is lucky to be alive after it was seriously injured in a Sunday night coyote attack, Channel 7 reported. Layla, a 5-year-old Labradoodle, was bitten seven times in the neck and lost part of her ear in the attack, the TV station said.
“It was matter of under 10 seconds that she was out there. We suspect it was a coyote that bit her,” Tim McCabe, Layla’s owner, told a Channel 7 reporter.
Layla was in the yard briefly late Sunday, Oct. 3, when she suddenly barked. McCabe says he rushed out and found her hurt.
Asked for a police report, Capt. Richard Flynn responded: "This incident, which took place on the evening of Sunday 10/3, was not reported to the Police Department, thus it did not generate a call for service or report.
UPDATED, Oct. 5: Food Link, a community organization that rescues fresh food and contributes to environmental sustainability, has been named a winner of the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Merit Award.
That award recognizes outstanding environmental advocates who have made significant contributions toward preserving and protecting our natural resources.
As the details about the award show, the EPA conferred it to both DeAnne Dupont and Julie Kremer, who cofounded Food Link in 2012.
In a joint statement, Vice President Kremer and Rachel N. Albert, interim executive director, describe what this recognition means to the Food Link community:
UPDATED, Oct. 1: Interim Director Jack Nagle opened the September Zoom board meeting of the Arlington Housing Authority with news about the Menotomy Manor Tenants’ Association election held earlier this month.
The tenants have formed an association, and the new officers, in photo, are,, from left, Vanessa Rowsell, vice president; Lisa Hersey, secretary; Mariann Rowsell, treasurer; Jen Hernandez, president; and Marta Cayarga, co-vice president, in Melanie Gilbert photo.
“There were 71 individuals who voted, so it was a great turnout, and really a testament to the great work that they did down there,” Nagle said in the remotely held meeting. “Kudos to them on that.”
The voting was overseen by Nagle, who helped ensure that only eligible manor residents were voting (18 years and over), Jack Cooper of the Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants and Arlington’s League of Women Voters.
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