With $3.3 million of its $3.5 million goal in hand, Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic on Sept. 28 ceremonially kicked off construction of a new health and fitness center at its Boys Recovery Lodge facility in Ballston.
Though not without some bickering and dickering over costs, Arlington County Board members on Sept. 27 approved a $4.09 million pedestrian bridge that will span Wilson Boulevard and connect the Ballston Metro station to the new Ballston Quarter mixed-use development.
The national unemployment rate may have ticked down slightly from July to August, but Arlington and much of Northern Virginia headed into slightly higher territory.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority can breathe a little easier: Its most important tenant at Washington Dulles International Airport will be sticking around for the foreseeable future.
A significant drop in on-time-graduation rates by students of limited English proficiency led Arlington Public Schools to a reversal of fortune last year, seeing a decline after years of increases in the overall percentage of students who earned high-school degrees in four years.
Concerned residents of the western end of Columbia Pike are pressing Arlington officials to find a way to retain a beloved grocery store and food trucks. But county officials say they don’t see much hope of that happening.