Series: Community Preservation Act

The purpose of this series is to inform the residents of Arlington about how the CPA works and how it affects the community. Each video focuses on a specific topic and will include expert voices that will let the public know how they can be more engaged with this ongoing process. The Community Preservation Act is a unique tool adopted by the Commonwealth…

A Swim Across The Boston Harbor

Swim Across America is a non-profit that hosts swimming events all across the country to raise awareness about cancer research. The funds gathered from these annual swims are local given to Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Today, the swim has raised $200,000. (Herald Video by Vishakha Mathur)  

Bridging the Language Gap

In the United States, a country where 94 percent of residents believe that knowing how to speak English is very important, there are 1.8 million non-English speaking immigrants arriving every year, according to a study by Migration Policy Institute, a Washington-based research institute that is a non-partisan think-tank dedicated towards the study of immigration.

Overcoming Language as a Professional Barrier

“Mayonnaise.” Madhav Ranabhat said this word by pronouncing the latter part of the word as “ease.” The lady in front of him at Legal Sea Foods, Boston Logan International Airport, didn’t understand which sauce Ranabhat was talking about. The Nepalese native said the word again, the same way.  And again. The lady finally brightened, and…