June’s unemployment figures across the region showed little change from the month before, and Arlington retaining its position as having the best jobs picture in the commonwealth. Comments (0)
Demolition of single-family homes across Arlington to make way for new construction continues to increase, according to new data from Preservation Arlington.
Even as their colleagues representing more distant suburbs mobilize in opposition, legislators from the local area say they will not rush to judgment on the McAuliffe administration’s proposals for Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.
Despite a small year-over-year decline in median sales prices, Virginia’s homes market posted its strongest second quarter since 2008, according to new figures from the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR).
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
It sounds like it has the makings of a good joke: “A priest, a rabbi and Will Thomas of Channel 5 news walk into a bar ...”
Will the Arlington treasurer’s office be able to again set a record-low tax-delinquency rate? The community will find out on Aug. 14.
Backers of Metrorail’s Silver Line engaged in some congratulatory back-slapping July 27 to celebrate the line’s first year of operations and expressed hope for its eventual extension to Loudoun County via Washington Dulles International Airport.
Leadership Arlington recently was recognized as an honorable-mention recipient in the Board Leadership Award competition, sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.
The U.S. Navy’s USS Arlington is almost ready for its first deployment on what is expected to be a decades-long career on the oceans of the world.
The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) was honored at the 21st annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards, held in Washington.
The Arlington County government is seeking partners to help fill empty spaces at the Arlington Mill Community Center.
Virginia Hospital Center chief financial officer Robin Norman again has been named to the list of “150 Hospital and Health-System CFOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
The Arlington County government’s park rangers will hold community runs along local trails from 11 a.m. to noon on Aug. 7, 17 and 24 at Bluemont Park.
In the market for a used car? The Arlington County treasurer’s office has a deal for you.
With no disrespect intended to those in the region’s business community that were pushing for the D.C. area to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, anecdotal evidence is mounting that the region dodged a bullet.
The presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on July 22 became the first to begin circulating petitions among the local GOP faithful to get its candidate on the Virginia primary ballot.
The Arlington Historical Society has debuted a new exhibit at the Aurora Hills Library.
Encore Learning’s “Meet the Speaker” series continues on Monday, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. at Central Library.
The Arlington County Fair will run Aug. 5-9 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center.
When Metro’s Silver Line began service on July 26, 2014, Northern Virginia officials hoped it would kick off an economic resurgence in a region recently beset by federal budget sequestration.
Arlington County Board members on July 21 made the following appointments to local boards and commissions:
Technically, we aren’t talking about “Gannett” any more, but rather “Tegna” – that is now the name of the broadcasting half of the media company, after it was spun off from the publishing arm.
Year-over-year home sales across Northern Virginia were up – almost by double digits – during the first half of the year, according to new figures, while average sales prices rose more modestly.
Arlington School Board candidate Reid Goldstein had $7,018 in the bank as he transitioned from winning the Democratic endorsement to embarking on a general-election run, according to figures from the State Board of Elections and Virginia Public Access Project.
Lydia Cawley of Washington-Lee High School and Benjamin Mainardi of Yorktown High School recently were honored by the Arlington Historical Society for their first- and second-place finishes, respectively, in the society’s historical-essay competition for Arlington students.
Independent Arlington County Board candidate Michael McMenamin says he plans to quickly ramp up fund-raising operations this summer, but he has a steep climb ahead.
Arlington’s parks and open spaces add $300 million in benefits to the community, according to a new estimate.
Tutoring Club of McLean recently donated more than 600 books to AHC Inc. for its after-school and summer programs for elementary-age, low-income students.
If you are headed from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Houston any given afternoon, take a deep breath – your flight could well end up significantly late.
Dip back into the ol’ Sun Gazette archives of the past decade or so, and you’ll see that while I’ve given positive reviews to nearly all Encore Stage & Studio productions, I’ve been less charitable toward the troupe’s summer shows, which tend to feature older (high school through adult) casts and used to go by the moniker “Act III.”
County Board Chairman Mary Hynes’ message to the School Board and Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB), when it comes to the future of the Stratford school site? Play nice and collaborate.
The mostly-Democratic County Board got a round of applause from the Arlington County Republican Committee for its decision to approve the position of independent auditor. But board member Walter Tejada, who opposed the measure, received derision at the GOP’s monthly meeting.
The Arlington Community Foundation has awarded fellowship funding to four Arlington Public Schools teachers, providing them an opportunity to learn about workplace needs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) industries over the summer.
Twenty former recipients of Washington-Lee High School Education Foundation scholarships have been awarded renewal scholarships for the 2015-16 school year.
Phoenix Bikes will hold a “Sizzling Suburban Century” bike ride, designed to raise funds for a new building, on Saturday, Aug. 1.
It was a quote so good I had to swipe it from our sister paper, Prince William Today: Del. Scott Surovell, soon to be movin’ on up to the state Senate, said that nobody in Virginia really cared about removing names of one-time Confederates except “coffee-shop liberals in Arlington.”
Kathy Martin said it was beautiful to see people’s faith grow during a recent Marymount University pilgrimage to Ireland.
News of business and economic development across Arlington this week.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is surveying parents and other members of the public to find out what information and features should be added to the performance “report cards” the department publishes for schools and school divisions.
Arlington voters could see more county bond referendums on the ballot in coming years, under a proposal being pushed by local Republicans.
Mark Schwartz will receive a 10-percent pay boost over his $204,000-a-year salary during the period he serves as interim county manager, based on an employment agreement approved July 21 by County Board members.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has reacted in a cautious but positive way to the “retail plan” adopted July 18 by the County Board.
The Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) has been recognized by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as the 2015 winner of the Board Leadership Award.
Arlington Public Schools recently received top honors in the healthy school meals category of the 2015 Virginia School Boards Association’s “Food for Thought” competition.
What is a “Triple-T,” you ask? It’s either a “Tejada Temper Tantrum” or, if he gets really going strong, a “Titanic Tejada Tirade.”
John Shooshan, chairman and CEO of the development firm Shooshan Co., has been elected president of the Arlington Community Foundation for the coming year.
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