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News of business and economic development across Arlington.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
Gov. McAuliffe in the last couple of weeks has become Virginia’s version of Monty “Let’s Make a Deal” Hall.
Arlington officials reacted with disappointment and their Fairfax counterparts generally with support for today’s compromise on improving Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway.
The Arlington County government is planning a Feb. 24 community forum to gather feedback about the local response to both the Jan. 22-23 whopper winter snowstorm and the small, but potent, storm that snarled local roadways on Jan. 20.
The three members of Arlington’s state Senate delegation joined a very narrow majority voting to support ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, although the measure is likely to be smothered in the House of Delegates.
The Arlington Historical Society looks at the evolution of grocery shopping – from neighborhood stores to supermarkets to farmers’ markets – in a new exhibition on view through May.
The Arlington County Democratic Committee’s efforts to entice unregistered local residents to get involved in the 2016 presidential race start with canvassing at Metro stations.
The Arlington School Board race may be picking up a new contender.
It’s not over ’til it’s over, but the Arlington County government appears on the verge of getting back taxing authority it saw stripped in 2011.
A proposal by Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) to allow students attending out-of-state colleges to use their student IDs when voting has been killed by a House of Delegates subcommittee.
Efforts by state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) to remove an impediment for the formerly incarcerated to receive social-service payments failed in a tie vote in a Senate committee.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has rescheduled public hearings on the design of Interstate 66 improvements inside the Beltway, which had been postponed due to snow in January.
News of interest for Arlington's active seniors.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of education across Northern Virginia.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Having been down this road a couple of times before in recent years, it is fair to say nothing related to Arlington getting back its tourism-tax authority is a done deal until the governor has signed the measure. But it looks like 2016 may be the charm.
A partnership collecting donations of historical materials related to one of Arlington’s most historic African-American communities is looking for additional items.
The Arlington Committee of 100’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17 will feature a conversation with Paul Wiedenfeld, new general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Feb. 20 is the deadline for applications by students interested in participating in the Arlington Sister City Association’s summer-exchange program in Aachen, Germany.
Efforts by a consortium of local organizations to give low- and moderate-income Arlington residents the tools to reduce utility bills recently reached a milestone.
Arlington election officials are about three-quarters of the way toward having enough polling-place officers for the big turnout expected in November.
The National Chamber Ensemble will present “Armenian Musical Treasures” on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 North Kent St.
The Arlington County Council of PTAs, working in conjunction with the county school system, will hold the annual Summer Activities Fair on Friday, Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center.
Kudos to the Fairfax County government for trying - and that’s the key word - to explain to local residents why the gub’mint doesn’t use “Presidents Day” for the holiday coming up on Monday.
Arlington School Board members say they commiserate with parents upset with the student body’s absence for the classroom in January, but said safety concerns prevented a quick return after the Jan. 22-23 storm.
State Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd), the senior member of the Arlington legislative delegation, has seen a number of her legislative priorities win approval in the Senate this session. Among them:
The General Assembly has voted to honor local civic leader Mary Ann Moran for her support of a range of issues, most of them centered on the youth of Arlington.
Delegates to the Arlington County Civic Federation on Feb. 2 overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling on the county government to ramp up its efforts acquiring parkland.
The Arlington School Board’s lone African-American member is expressing continued frustration that the school system is not adequately commemorating and promoting Black History Month.
Goodbye, “Jefferson-Jackson”; hello, “Blue Victory Dinner.”
The project-management team working to support an addition and renovation to McKinley Elementary School is in line for more funding owing to changes in the scope of necessary work.
Leadership Arlington will hold its 2016 Monte Carlo Night on Saturday, March 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Historic Terminal A at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Otilia Danalache of Vienna and Atharv Gupta of Arlington, both freshmen at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, took home Best Delegate awards at the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference, held Jan. 28-31 in Philadephia.
Arlington Young Democrats has announced the time and place of its 15th annual Date Auction, to be held on March 29 at 7 p.m. at Clarendon Grill.
Bob Platt has succeeded Charlene Bickford as head of the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s Roosevelt Society, a group of committed party members willing to contribute at least $180 a year supporting the local Democratic cause.
Here’s a county-government fact that most Arlingtonians don’t know: While the county designates and marks snow-emergency routes on roadways across the community, it has not enforced the regulations for more than two decades.
Matt Weinstein has been tapped to chair the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s 2016 School Board caucus, with voting to be held May 19 and 21.
Acknowledging his bid was off to a slightly late start, economist Michael Shea on Feb. 3 formally kicked off his campaign for the Democratic endorsement for Arlington School Board.
The Arlington County government’s recently announced effort to provide “premium” bus service along Columbia Pike is the start of a community discussion that could evolve over time, county leaders say.
The Arlington County government has approved a new look for the dominant cab company in the county, and Red Top Cab is set to roll out updated taxis in coming days.
Arlington school officials have decided to scrap plans that called for using crawl space at Arlington Science Focus School to build four new classrooms.
The Virginia State Board of Elections yesterday approved the request of the Republican Party of Virginia to eliminate the somewhat wrongly described “loyalty oath” (more on that phrase below) that party poobahs initially hadrequired of GOP voters in the upcoming presidential primary.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies are working to clean up and identify the source of an eight-mile spill on the Potomac River near Arlington that appears to have killed fish and left Canada geese slicked with an oily sheen.
It was in the late spring of 1961 when 12-year-old Lance Newman participated in ninth-grade graduation ceremonies at Arlington’s Stratford Junior High School. And on Feb. 2 of this year, for the first time in nearly 55 years, he was back in the auditorium where that ceremony took place.
Arlington school officials say they have fulfilled their promise that students across the district would learn about events leading up to integration of county schools in 1959.
Efforts giving localities the power to prohibit, or tax, single-use plastic bags appear to be going nowhere in the 2016 General Assembly session.
Arlington Planning Commission vice chairman Erik Gutshall on Feb. 3 formally kicked off his bid to unseat County Board Chairman Libby Garvey in the June 14 Democratic primary, suggesting voters will have no trouble distinguishing between the two candidates as the four-month campaign unfolds.
Arlington’s unemployment rate dropped from 2.5 percent in November to 2.4 percent in December, closing out the year in the same spot it had occupied all of 2015: having the best jobs picture in the commonwealth.
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