The McAuliffe administration’s controversial plan for tolling Interstate 66 inside the Beltway moves to what could be another showdown vote this week. Comments (0)
Del. Alfonso Lopez has been named whip of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Delegates for 2016.
From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, the Virginia Department of Transportation will time signals to help move drivers through major shopping centers around Northern Virginia.
The Arlington Barbershop Chorus will be performing barbershop music at local Metro stations on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
The fifth annual Alternative Gift Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Key Immersion Elementary School, 2300 Key Blvd. in Arlington.
The Northwest Arlington Lions Club will host a sale of fresh Florida citrus, Georgia pecans and Vermont maple syrup Dec. 8-13 at the Overlee Community Association swimming pools (lower level) 6060 Lee Highway.
May Kyaw and Virginia Sun, seniors at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, have been named the first-place winners of the inaugural American Society of Human Genetics Teen Genes Video Challenge.
Legislation has been introduced for the 2016 General Assembly session that will allow Arlington to resume imposing fines on those who improperly pass school buses.
Arlington’s third-quarter office-vacancy rate of 21.4 percent was up a tick from 21.3 percent in the second quarter, and was unchanged from a year before, according to new data.
Arlington’s hotel-occupancy rate for the first nine months of the year is up from the same period in 2014, as is the average daily room rate, according to new figures.
The Northern Virginia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) recently was accepted into membership of the Arlington County Civic Federation.
BalletNova will present “The Nutcracker” with performances Dec. 3-6 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road.
News of interest across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
Arlington students set to take part in the 2016 Model General Assembly will have their proposed bills vetted during a pre-session program Dec. 11 at George Mason University’s Arlington campus.
Members of the Arlington School Board will meet on Dec. 9 for breakfast with the Arlington delegation to the General Assembly.
The Arlington Committee on the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War will present Edna Greene Medford of Howard University speaking on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Central Library.
Just enough chill was in the air the morning of Nov. 24 to set the ambiance as a tractor-trailer pulled up to the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank branch at the corner of Lee Highway and North Glebe Road.
Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $4.50 per person this year – about 56 cents per person less than the national average – according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.
The annual “Miracle on 23rd Street” holiday celebration, sponsored by Linden Resources, will be held on Friday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 750 23rd St. South.
The Arlington Children’s Chorus will present its winter concert – “Button Up Your Overcoat” – on Sunday, Dec. 13 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 North Oakland St.
“The Civil War Grand Review: Photos of the Sesquicentennial Re-Enactment Parade,” and exhibition of photos, will be on display through Feb. 1 at the Cherrydale branch library, 2190 Military Road.
Arlington School Board Vice Chairman Nancy Van Doren will kick off her bid for re-election at the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s Dec. 2 meeting.
A social-action group has declared success in its inaugural effort to increase turnout in areas where few voters participate in off-year elections.
The McAuliffe administration’s plan to add tolls to Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway not only needs to win approval from the Commonwealth Transportation Board; it will need to survive a challenge from some in the General Assembly.
The memory of local library official and historian Sara Collins was celebrated at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Arlington County History Task Force.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News of transportation and transit across the region this week.
In my remarks as keynoter at last week’s Inter-Service Club of Arlington annual luncheon, I remarked that with Election Season 2015 out of the way, Election Season 2016 was getting ever closer.
The Arlington Philharmonic has tapped county resident Betsy Campeau as its executive director.
Arlington County officials are aiming to be leaders in a nascent movement to remove excess antibiotics from foods.
Median sales prices of real estate sold across the inner suburbs of Northern Virginia in October was off slightly from a year before, although there were significant variations within the five jurisdictions comprised by the region.
Modest increases in both transactions and median prices combined for a 5-percent year-over-year increase in sales volume across the Virginia real estate market in October, according to new figures.
Arlington County Board members on Nov. 17 honored the 25 members of the class of Neighborhood College, an initiative designed to give residents an inside look at the workings of local governance and civic life.
Arlington’s five constitutional officers will be sworn in for new terms on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. in Ceremonial Courtroom 11A at the Arlington County Justice Center, 1425 North Courthouse Road.
The Arlington County Republican Committee is considering giving up its leased space in order to free up cash for the 2016 election season.
AARP Virginia is inviting individuals and groups from across Northern Virginia to help spread the holiday spirit by visiting those who might not be able to celebrate.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
From the history column, back 40 years ago, in the Dec. 5, 1975, edition of the Northern Virginia Sun.
The holiday season will be a little warmer for some families across Arlington, thanks to the sixth annual winter-coat drive sponsored by the Nauck Community Services Center.
Residents of the Washington metropolitan area speak at least 168 different languages at home, and in just over a quarter of the region’s households, English is not the primary language, according to new analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The transportation committee of the Arlington County Commission on Aging is set to hold a public forum on the county government’s 10-year development plan for bus service, with a focus on the Columbia Pike and Crystal City-Pentagon City corridors.
Arlington officials have fingers crossed that the winter of 2015-16 won’t be a budget-buster like the one of 2014-15, let alone a monster like 2009-10.
It took the votes of two lame-duck members to secure passage, but the Arlington County Board on Nov. 19 gave the McAuliffe administration what it had come seeking – support, if encumbered by a number of caveats, for its proposal to add tolls to Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.
Arlington County Board members met three times over the past two weeks, but one item left unaddressed was appointment of members of the task force slated to advise board members on the future location of Fire Station #8.
A member of the Virginia congressional delegation used an appearance at the Arlington County Republican Committee’s annual awards dinner last week to urge vigilance against unilateral acceptance of refugees from Syria into the U.S.
Arlington Independent Media’s soon-to-launch WERA-LP was assigned its call letters by the FCC, and it turns out that it’s not the first time “ERA” has been used on the AM band.
For 90 minutes on Nov. 12, dozens of students at Oakridge Elementary School in Arlington were encouraged by best-selling author, attorney and former pro-football player Tim Green to become regular readers and enjoy the experience.
The Optimist Club of Arlington opens its 2015 Christmas tree lot on Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Wells Fargo Bank at the intersection of Lee Highway and North Glebe Road.
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