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Rain but still warm – It's going to be a rainy day today, but yesterday's warmth is still around with a high of 61 and a low of 42.
A required public hearing by Massachusetts Department of Transportation - Highway Division and the Town of Arlington to discuss the proposed reconstruction of Massachusetts Avenue, from Pond Lane to the Cambridge City Line, will be held at Arlington Town Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. The primary goal of the project is to upgrade the aging infrastructure including resurfacing the road, rebuilding sidewalks, and replacing outdated traffic signals. To read the full notice from MassDOT, as well as view maps and history on this project please visit arlingtonma.gov/massave.
A new independent comedy shot entirely on Boston's South Shore will be playing today at the Regent Theatre. For more information on the film and filmmakers, click here.
Small, family stores are drying up these days. Fortunately, Arlington still has a small town source for the great literary classics and contemporary stories in, The Book Rack, celebrating it's 35th year. As a special promotion with the Regent Theatre, any ticket stub from the Regent is worth a dollar off any purchase. The Book Rack also offers a special trade-in policy where you can amount store credit from trading in used hardcovers and paperbacks of up to 50% off your purchase. Click here for more details.
Today in History – In 1961, Russian Yuri Gagarin becamethe first human to travel into outer space, in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).