18 episodios

Whether you’ve lived in Arlington your whole life or just for a few years, there’s probably something around town that’s made you wonder. The Arlington Advocate’s new Wicked Local podcast, A-Town, seeks to answer these questions.

Every other week, we take a deep dive into a reader question. We’ll interview town officials and local experts to find the wacky, random or informative answers to your questions.

Have a question? Ask it here: https://bit.ly/2qmMGZN

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    • Cultura y sociedad

Whether you’ve lived in Arlington your whole life or just for a few years, there’s probably something around town that’s made you wonder. The Arlington Advocate’s new Wicked Local podcast, A-Town, seeks to answer these questions.

Every other week, we take a deep dive into a reader question. We’ll interview town officials and local experts to find the wacky, random or informative answers to your questions.

Have a question? Ask it here: https://bit.ly/2qmMGZN

    A-Town: Episode 17 - Goodbye

    A-Town: Episode 17 - Goodbye

    This is Abbi Matheson’s last episode of A-Town, but maybe not the last for the series. We hear from the Advocate’s editor about where she’s going next and what’s in store for Arlington and A-Town.

    • 2 min
    A-Town - Episode 16: Why is there art on the bus shelters along Mass. Ave.?

    A-Town - Episode 16: Why is there art on the bus shelters along Mass. Ave.?

    We changed up our production schedule to bring you updates on the bus rapid transit (BRT) pilot. On Oct. 9, Arlington launched their BRT pilot running from Lake Street to Alewife Brook Parkway along Massachusetts Avenue. As part of the pilot, five bus shelters along Mass. Ave. were decorated by local designers. Why was public art included in the project? What’s the inspiration behind the installations? We talked with the designers and local officials to find out.

     

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    • 6 min
    A-Town: Episode 15 - How is Arlington’s BRT pilot doing one week in?

    A-Town: Episode 15 - How is Arlington’s BRT pilot doing one week in?

    We changed up our production schedule to bring you updates on the bus rapid transit (BRT) pilot. On Oct. 9, Arlington launched their BRT pilot running from Lake Street to Alewife Brook Parkway along Massachusetts Avenue. How’s the pilot doing one week in? Plus, hear from local officials at the kick off of the BRT pilot.

     

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    • 8 min
    A-Town: Episode 14 - How was the first day of Arlington’s BRT pilot?

    A-Town: Episode 14 - How was the first day of Arlington’s BRT pilot?

    We changed up our production schedule to bring you updates on the bus rapid transit (BRT) pilot. Oct. 9, 2018 marked the first day of a month-long BRT pilot running from Lake Street to Alewife Brook Parkway along Massachusetts Avenue. We talked to bus riders about what their commutes are like and what they hope the BRT pilot will do. Plus, we checked in with Director of Planning and Community Development Jenny Raitt to see how the first day went. Have a question? Fill out the survey and your question might get featured on an upcoming episode: https://bit.ly/2qmMGZN

    • 7 min
    A-Town: Episode 13 - How are Arlington’s museums being preserved and protected?

    A-Town: Episode 13 - How are Arlington’s museums being preserved and protected?

    Small-town New England museums are often located inside historic buildings. This presents local historic groups and municipal governments with the challenge of preserving and protecting both the collection and the building they are housed in. In Arlington, places like the Jason Russell House, Old Schwamb Mill and Cyrus Dallin Museum face these challenges. How are these museums being preserved and protected? We sat down with George Parsons of the Arlington Historical Society, Director of Planning and Community Development Jenny Raitt and Cyrus Dallin Museum Curator Heather Leavell to find out. Have a question? Fill out the survey and your question might get featured on an upcoming episode: https://bit.ly/2qmMGZN

    • 16 min
    A-Town: Episode 12 - Where does Arlington's green energy come from?

    A-Town: Episode 12 - Where does Arlington's green energy come from?

    In 2017 Arlington launched Community Choice Aggregation, an energy program that allows communities to bulk purchase green energy, ultimately reducing the cost of renewable energy. Arlington’s energy is supplied by Dynegy, an energy company based out of Texas. But, if Dynegy is located almost 2,000 miles away, where does Arlington’s green energy come from? We sat down with Erin Taylor (ET) from Mass Energy and Anne Wright from Mothers Out Front to find out.

     

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    • 14 min

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