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All the views that’s fit to print: Mass. Ave., Question 1, Arlington Advocate

The Arlington Advocate yesterday posted online Senator Ken Donnelly’s big red flag about Question 1, the anti–Mass. Ave. referendum. It also posted five other recent Advocate commentaries.

Senator Donnelly warns "we will lose this project" to other communities if we do not act this year.

Senator Donnelly makes a similar warning at the Feb. 26 Mass. Ave. hearing at Town Hall

Senator Donnelly warns, among other things,

If we do not move forward now, the town would once again have to apply to place the project on the state project list, which is a process that takes years…. If we do not meet the September deadline, it is most likely that we will lose the 100-percent funding—$6.8 million—that has been allotted to fix Mass. Avenue in East Arlington.

Read Donnelly’s “It may be Now for Mass Ave Corridor Project in Arlington, or Never.”

Foes of the Mass. Ave. project do not address the funding issue at all, but would like you to vote for Question 1 to stop the project from going forward.

Other Mass. Ave. and referendum commentary is as follows:

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Safety first

The front page of the Arlington Advocate for February 24 has a story on pedestrian safety and proposed improvements for Mass. Ave. The photo caption at the start of the story (not in the online edition) says it all:

While a back and forth about vehicles and bike lanes has dominated the Mass. Ave. Corridor Project debate, little has been said about proposed improvements for pedestrians.

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