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Now that the long-awaited Silver Line Metro projects will soon ferry commuters to and from Tysons Corner, many car-weary Prince William County residents might be wondering: What about us?
The American Century Theater announced on July 23 that its upcoming season – the troupe’s 20th – would be its final one.
Carla de la Pava was the only candidate to seek the Democratic nomination for the special election for treasurer, eliminating the need for Democrats to hold a canvass to choose a nominee.
Photographer Deb Kolt and I (wisely) opted to skip Saturday’s opening ceremony held in Reston to salute the opening of the Silver Line. Too many people (most of them politicians congratulating themselves, and the media on hand to cover the self-congratulations) and too much of a logistical nightmare, we decided.
A panel of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has declared Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Ronald Reagan Washington National has been the go-to airport of the D.C. region in recent months, if you want to depart and arrive on time.
Two decades after financial planning first began and just over five years since construction began, the first phase of Metro’s Silver Line began operation Saturday with pomp and pageantry.
Who will be the winners and who will be the losers now that Silver Line service is starting? The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority says this is how changes will shake out:
Arlington resident Randy Swart, director of the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, has been honored by ASTM International’s Committee F08 on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities with its Award of Merit and the title of “fellow.”
Arlington-based Phoenix Bikes will hold its inaugural Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride on Saturday, Aug. 2.
Arlington County Board members on July 24 made the following appointments to advisory boards and commissions:
County Board members on July 24 formally set up the Neighborhood Complete Streets Commission, a successor to the Neighborhood Traffic-Calming Committee that advised elected officials from 2000 to 2013.
County Board members on July 24 ratified a new handbook to guide those appointed to Arlington boards and commissions, and also approved a host of mostly technical and stylistic revisions on board and commission charters.
Arlington County Board members on July 24 lauded Planning Commission member Inta Malis, who recently was honored with the “2014 Citizen Planner Award” by the Virginia chapter of the American Planning Association.
Fairfax County police will assign additional officers and step up enforcement of traffic and pedestrian-safety laws as Metrorail’s Silver Line begins service.
Arlington officials say the decision of the Corporate Executive Board to expand its footprint in Arlington is a sign the county’s economic-development strength is not on the wane.
It was the mid-1970s when Frank Wolf held a campaign event at the Rosslyn Metro Station, and afterward he took one of the first rides on the then-brand new rail system.
Arlington County Board members on July 24 set the stage for a brisk planning process to decide whether a new elementary school can be integrated successfully onto the campus of Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
County Board members on July 24 formalized a policy allowing them to conduct meetings with board members participating electronically.
Arlington County officials say they are pleased with the growth of Arlington’s Independence Day celebration at Long Bridge Park.
The Arlington County Republican Committee has agreed to participate in a statewide party-building effort that promises cash for successful results.
He may remain something of a longshot given the political composition of the 8th Congressional District, but Republican Micah Edmond at least will have ballot placement in his favor on Election Day.
The Arlington County government yesterday put out a press release noting that it had been 30 years since the local government started its “public-art” initiative.
A group of 17 Arlington young people participating in the Carver Community Center Summer Expedition Camp were invited to the White House July 22 to join First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the “Drink Up” initiative, which encourages Americans to drink more water.
The Arlington County Republican Committee is expected to use its August or September meetings to state its support for, or opposition to, the four local bond referendums on the Nov. 4 ballot.
An Aug. 1 event in Rosslyn will kick off a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arlington’s public-art initiative.
The Alliance for Housing Solutions has announced that its 2014 Leckey Forum on Affordable Housing will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) conference center in Ballston.
Mark your calendars: The Arlington County Fair will run from Aug. 6-10 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center.
Matthew Placzek of Sterling was not intimidated July 22 when the music stopped at George Mason University’s radio station, WGMU.
The Arlington County Republican Committee has set a filing deadline of July 30 at 7 p.m. for prospects interested in seeking the party’s nomination for county treasurer.
The chairman of the Arlington County Republican Committee said the party will wait to see what field emerges in the upcoming School Board special election, before it considers endorsing a candidate.
The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation this summer is celebrating its 70th anniversary.
A brief item from the July edition of Printing Impressions magazine noted that a Las Vegas-based printing firm has decided that putting ink on paper really isn’t much of a growth industry. So it’s in the running to open one of Nevada’s medical-marijuana dispensaries.
Home sales across Virginia for the second quarter of 2014 were down 5.7 percent from the same period last year, with the median sales price also slipping.
Arlington County Board members need to formally approve government grants as low as several thousand dollars, but did not get a chance to vet a management contract worth perhaps $7 million for services related to the Columbia Pike streetcar.
Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt entered the final four months of campaign season with a healthy cash advantage over challenger Alan Howze.
Encore Learning, formerly the Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute, has released its catalog of classes for the fall semester.
News of interest from across Arlington this week.
More news of interest across Arlington this week.
News from the business and economic-development world this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
The campaign of Arlington County Board candidate Alan Howze put out a statement last week, calling for a broader community process on deciding how to use public lands.
The Overlee Flying Fish defeated the host Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks in McLean by two points, 211-209, on July 19 in the Division 1 showdown for first place in the Northern Virginia Swimming League.
The late-1950s Off-Broadway show “Once Upon a Mattress” owes its place in theater history largely to the fact it gave a young Carol Burnett her first starring role. Burnett used the production to cement her position as the generation’s Martha Raye – brassy and sassy, with a voice that could wrestle any song into submission.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
“Premium surface transit” will come to the Crystal City and Potomac Yard corridors next month along the 4.5-mile Transitway, to be operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
That slight grinding sound in the background may have been members of the Arlington County Board shifting gears in their viewpoints on the emerging battle royale between, on one side, taxi owners and drivers and, on the other, new-generation transportation services like Uber and Lyft.
It’s official: Arlington will have not one but two School Board races on the Nov. 4 ballot.
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