Total year-over-year home sales were up but average prices were down across the District of Columbia and the inner suburbs in January, according to new figures. Comments (0)
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards, to be presented on April 1.
News of interest from across Arlington this week.
More news of interest from across the community.
Admit it: It’s pure entertainment watching presidential candidates on both sides go through their linguistic gymnastics in an effort to pander to any group they can find, now that it’s getting down to crunch time.
Dominion Virginia Power has taken responsibility for a mineral oil spill that streaked more than 10 miles of the Potomac River with a greasy, rainbow-colored sheen for more than a week, killing fish and at least 21 wild birds.
The wintry mess that shut down much of the Washington region during the third week of January could have an impact on home sales in coming months, but the first month of the year proved a passable, if not robust start to 2016 home-buying in Northern Virginia.
A proposal calling for runoff elections in statewide races, if no candidate achieves a majority vote on the first round, didn’t last long in Richmond.
Opera Nova will host a fund-raising brunch on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club, featuring selections from the upcoming production of Scott Joplin’s “Treemonisha” along with famous arias and Broadway show tunes.
He didn’t need their votes, but Arlington’s seven-member legislative delegation deserted Gov. McAuliffe (D) on the governor’s compromise with legislative leaders on recognition of out-of-state concealed-weapons permits.
Reaction has been mixed to the Feb. 10 news that the McAuliffe administration and leaders in the General Assembly have agreed to a framework proposal that would have a four-mile eastbound stretch of the highway from the Dulles Toll Road to Ballston widened sooner rather than later while retaining many of the other components the administration’s earlier plan that would bring toll lanes to the highway in 2017.
Tyrone Turner, a photographer from Arlington, won one of 12 $8,000 professional fellowships recently awarded to artists statewide by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Arlington Senior Democrats will host its next luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington.
Synetic Theater has announced plans for two new adaptations, two “re-imagined” performances and a reprise of the 2012 production “Taming of the Shrew” in its 2016-17 season.
The Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women will present “Help, Hope and New Beginnings” on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 South Buchanan St.
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.
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