Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th) has been named among the 33 members of the Hillary for Virginia Leadership Council, a group of boosters of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid led by Gov. McAuliffe. Comments (2)
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I’m not necessarily copacetic with him politically, but since I do admire a politician with a great mane of hair, I have to give credit our state attorney general, Mark Herring.
Look up in the sky Friday afternoon and you might just see some vintage warplanes flying in honor of the nation’s disabled veterans.
Ask Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos to list the achievements of her first term of office, and the discussion eventually – usually quickly – comes to the establishment of a “drug court.”
Despite improvements in the number and pay of deputies and other employees, the Arlington County Detention Facility remains prone to lockdowns due to staffing, county Sheriff Beth Arthur told the Arlington County Civic Federation.
The Sun Gazette has issued an endorsement in the Arlington School Board race.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of interest for Arlington's active seniors.
One in every 14 marriage licenses issued in Arlington over the past year has been to a same-sex couple, according to new figures.
The Arlington County Civic Federation could vote in November whether the current home of H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program deserves designation as a local historic district, which if enacted would provide protections to the existing campus but could hinder the School Board from making changes needed to return the facility to its planned use as a neighborhood middle school.
Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy may be running unopposed for a fourth term, but she’s seeking a mandate from the public – to win return to her office control of the real-estate-assessment process.
The political-action committee of the Arlington Education Association (AEA) has endorsed Democrats Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey in the Nov. 3 County Board race.
Dr. Pramila Rao, an associate professor of human-resource management at Marymount University, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to enable travel to other countries to both teach and learn.
As local elected officials go, few have personas more mild-mannered than Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville). But of late – and, perhaps coincidentally, in the midst of a bid for re-election – Foust certainly has turned up the rhetoric when it comes to gun control.
Six nature-loving Arlington youth had the chance to sample a week of summer camp at Arlington Public Schools’ Outdoor Lab in Fauquier County through the efforts of the Rock Spring Garden Club.
The plan for tolls on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway continues to draw flak from elected officials, and those who aspire to be, from the outer suburbs.
Six Arlington students spent the summer months completing total-immersion experiences by living with host families and helping to lead community-service efforts in Latin America.
For six weeks over the summer, McKinley Elementary School art teacher Jillian Bonahoom was an artist-in-residence at La Macina di San Cresci in Chianti, Italy.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce recently announced the following new members (principal contact points in parentheses):
Leaders of one local church appear to be having no second thoughts over their plan to sell their building and land for affordable-housing units.
With the vocal dexterity of one who appears to have skills of the auctioneering profession in her DNA, Rev. Linda Peebles of Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington raised the stakes again and again.
Linda Kelleher, who most recently served as director of community and resident relations for the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, has been named as executive director of the Culpepper Garden non-profit residential community for low-income seniors.
Some years back, we at the Sun Gazette waged a battle against an elected official – good guy, in nearly all respects – who showed up at meetings of his board without a tie on.
A plan for tolls on I-66 inside the Beltway has drawn the ire of a bipartisan group that incudes Loudoun County supervisors, legislators and candidates for state and local offices.
Historians of the local scene can trace the phrase “the Arlington Way” back to the 1980s, and certainly the civic engagement it represents goes much deeper into the recesses of county history.
They may have been speaking to a sanctuary filled with affordable-housing advocates, but three of the four County Board candidates singled out fixing Arlington’s teetering commercial-office-vacancy situation as the biggest threat to community well-being – and the fourth contender put it high on her list, as well.
Passage by the Arlington County Board of a new affordable-housing plan ends one chapter but begins another in the long-running saga of how to retain homes for all income levels across the community.
New regulations promulgated by the federal Consumer Protection Finance Bureau, and currently in the implementation phase, are changing rules related to financing and closing of real-estate transactions.
Feeling downright cheerful this morning? Have an extra spring in your step?
Rev. Linda Peebles of Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (side note: she’s fabulous!) kept the action moving at yesterday afternoon’s Arlington County Board candidate forum sponsored by Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE.
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) will host a candidate forum featuring contenders for County Board on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike.
For the first time since 2006, the Arlington Green Party has opted not to nominate or endorse candidates for County Board.
Bowen McCauley Dance opens its season with a new production, “Climate Exploratorium,” created in conjunction with Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9, at 6 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington police and the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office are warning the public of an online scam related to jury duty.
The Arlington Employment Center will hold its annual fall career fair on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Founders Hall, located on the Arlington campus of George Mason University, 3351 Fairfax Drive.
The Women’s Center will host its “Reaching Forward – Giving Back” benefit gala on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.
As it celebrated its 15th anniverary, the Shirlington Employment and Education Center, or SEEC, went back to its roots, honoring County Board Vice Chairman Walter Tejada with its 2015 Emily DiCicco Humanitarian Award.
A grant from the Arlington County Bar Foundation will allow the Arlington County Police Department to spread the word about the “Second Chance” early-intervention program for youth.
The Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) is about to embark on a training program designed to empower immigrant women who desire to be entrepreneurs.
The Leadership Center for Excellence has announced plans for an inaugural “Leaders Accelerate!” leadership program, designed for established civic and business leaders, emerging leaders, entrepreneurs and activists.
The Arlington County government’s biannual Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE), which had been set for Oct. 3, has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.
The 20th-anniversary celebration of the Arlington Sister City Association, held last year at the Arlington Career Center, provided an opportunity to paint “a picture of the unity and diversity” the organization represents.
Arlington-based Doorways for Women and Families received more than $200,000 in contribution during its sixth annual “Brighter Futures Breakfast” held Sept. 25.
A ceremony to welcome students from Arlington’s Sister City of Aachen, Germany, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board room of the Arlington government headquarters, 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will serve as keynote speaker of the Arlington Community Foundation’s 2015 Spirit of Community Luncheon.
The Arlington Historical Society will host its second annual “Appraisal Roadshow” on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Carlin Hall, 4711 4th St. South.
While much of the local media yesterday was frothing over weather, some of the Republican leadership in the General Assembly toodled up to Northern Virginia for a press conference castigating Gov. McAuliffe’s plan to add tolls to Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.
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