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A local member of the General Assembly says he will work next year to provide local governments more authority in regulating stormwater runoff.
Arlington school officials last week put out for review some ideas on meeting the needs of rising student enrollment. The public gets its say a week from Thursday before the School Board starts refining the proposal.
Cassidy Nolen, who teaches technology at Kenmore Middle School, on April 11 was announced as Arlington’s 2014 teacher of the year.
Arlington County officials hope a broader range of incentives will entice technology firms – large and small – to locate in Arlington and stay for the long term.
The Arlington County Board on April 12 took steps that its members hope will lead to retention, over the long haul, of additional affordable housing in the rapidly evolving Columbia Pike corridor.
Arlington County Board members on April 12 approved a contract worth up to $71,900 to complete work on renovation of High View Park.
In the three-day window between winning election and taking office, new County Board member John Vihstadt received a lot of feedback.
When it comes to the Arlington County Board split on the Columbia Pike streetcar, board member Libby Garvey says the momentum is on the side of those with reservations about the project.
Construction of a new middle school, building a new South Arlington elementary school or adding on to existing schools, larger maximum capacities at all schools and bond referendums totaling nearly $370 million over the next six years are now officially on the table as the county school system grapples with rising enrollment.
Marymount University’s marketing effort is intensifying.
It was good to see a (relatively) large number of Arlington’s Democratic office-holders show up Friday afternoon for the swearing in of decidedly non-Democratic new County Board member John Vihstadt.
Hope you didn’t put away the winter coats.
Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette on April 12 extended an apology for an offhand comment made at the swearing-in ceremony of John Vihstadt a day before.
Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan on April 12 said staff continues to investigate individual cases where assessments on commercial property increased significantly this year, but offered no timetable on when the review might be concluded.
An increasingly urban, crowded county means more competition for available land across Arlington. Which means that different constituencies will be colliding more frequently.
Entered in this year’s Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest and most prestigious running event that is Monday, April 21 are an all-time-record 112 Arlington runners.
It was going relatively well, all things considered, until March arrived. Then everything hit the skids.
Students in Marymount University’s interior-design program recently won national recognition, being awarded second place in the Interior Design Educators Council video competition.
US Airways and American Airlines may have merged, but it will still be some time before the US Airways brand disappears from the sky.
A nasty winter and lack of inventory may have played a part in the Arlington real estate market’s slowdown in March. Whether it continues into the heart of spring remains an open question.
Arlington election officials used the April 8 special election as a reminder to voters about changes that will take effect with the Nov. 4 general election.
A 33-year-old Manassas man has been issued a summons for failure to pay full time and attention in connection with a Feb. 24 incident that left an Arlington mother of three dead.
Was it a weather-related blip, or does it point to a general slowing in the local real estate market?
Northern Virginia’s Spring Parade of Homes – a two-day event that attracts thousands of visitors from around region – will be held the weekend of April 26-27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
It’s one thing to win a special election in Arlington where turnout was under 25,000. It will be another to win a general election where three times as many people, many of them clutching the Democratic sample ballot, will head into the voting booth in November.
Call it the “Marymount shuffle”: University officials have ramped up planning for the day that will see them decamp from their Ballston building for a period of two to three years as the site is redeveloped.
Fairfax County Public Schools has offered admission to 487 students for the Class of 2018 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology.
Congressional contender Adam Ebbin can claim bragging rights after having won the Alexandria Democratic Committee straw poll, held April 6.
That kooky Lowell Feld of the Blue Virginia Democratic blog has posted a “who won and who lost” column in reaction to the April 8 Arlington County Board election.
Pop quiz: When the little snakes head off to school in the morning, what’s their favorite subject?
It hasn’t been the best of times over the past 12 months for the Republican Party of Virginia. So the victory of John Vihstadt – or, perhaps as importantly, the defeat of Democratic nominee Alan Howze – caught the eye of GOP leaders in Richmond.
Ah, technological change!
A swearing-in ceremony for new Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the county-government headquarters in Courthouse.
Supporters of the Columbia Pike streetcar say the April 8 County Board special election will not derail their efforts. And they have the math on their side.
Did thousands of Democrats sit the April 8 election out to send a message to County Board members? That’s one theory to explain both the modest turnout and the victory of John Vihstadt.
John Vihstadt’s County Board victory was widespread, according to results, with the independent winning 40 precincts to just 12 for Democrat Alan Howze.
Unemployment in the Washington region ticked up in February from January but was down compared to a year before, according to new federal figures.
Demolition of the McDonald’s in Rosslyn is expected to begin about April 21, as work continues on the Central Place development.
Rarely do I exhibit too much sympathy for the leaders of Fairfax County’s school system, but this time of year, they get what at times is unwarranted criticism about admissions decisions related to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology.
Encore Stage & Studio and the Nauck Community Services Center of the Bonder and Amanda Johnson Community Development Corp. have embarked on a new partnership to support students in the Nauck community.
Triskaidekaphobiacs of the region, unite: Apparently there is something intrinsically nasty about the number 13.
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran’s comments that members of Congress are underpaid earned him “Porker of the Month” status for April from Citizens Against Government Waste.
Gulf Branch Nature Center will host an invasive-plant-removal day on Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
The Arlington Rotary Club Education Foundation is accepting applications for the club’s annual scholarship award, which totals $8,000 over four years.
All sides in the Arlington political spectrum may be waking up with hangovers today, but for different reasons: Supporters of independent John Vihstadt celebrated the night away, while the Arlington Democratic establishment finds itself itself punch-drunk after losing its first County Board race since 1999.
The Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) will host its inaugural Coming Home Breakfast on Thursday, April 24 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association conference center, 4301 Wilson Blvd.
News about local business and economic-development issues.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
Volunteers are being sought to support the Fairlington Civic Association’s “Fairlington Day” celebration, to be held on Saturday, May 17 at the Fairlington Community Center.
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