Republican David Foster and Democrat Richard “Rip” Sullivan Jr. have agreed to debate twice in the weeks leading up to the special election for the House of Delegates’ seat vacated by Bob Brin… Comments (0)
“Streetcar to Take Center Stage in Special Election” read the headline in a local newspaper this week, discussing the upcoming special election in the 48th House of Delegates district.
Somebody's watching us.
Democrats begin the sprint for the 48th House of Delegates special election with an institutional advantage: Recent history is on their side.
She has been in office just a few days, but new Arlington Treasurer Carla de la Pava is far along in her quest to keep the job for the long haul.
Arlington School Board members on July 1 agreed to abide by a code of conduct for the coming year, one that calls on them to avoid polarization and work with each other in a “conscientious, courteous, open and trustworthy manner.”
The weather was perfect as Culpepper Garden recently held its springtime reception party on the grounds of Arlington’s award-winning affordable nonprofit retirement community for seniors.
When Arlington native Emily Jeffers traveled to China on a one-way ticket and tourist visa, she had little plans beyond where she was staying her first week. Five years later, she returned stateside with a lifetime’s worth of experiences and television voiceover credits.
U.S. Master Jeevan Karamsetty, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology and the top-rated K-12 chess player in Virginia, won all 12 of his games in a recent simultaneous exhibition held at Wakefield High School.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
It was early July 1944 – that’s 70 years ago this month – and the Virginia delegation was prepping to head off to the Democratic National Convention.
Brian Scull, director of commercial development for the Shooshan Co., has been named chairman of the Leadership Arlington board of regents for the year beginning July 1.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the following new members: Appleseed Lane, 9Round Courthouse, Vianka’s Body, Skyline Wellness Center, Flott & Co. P.C., the Geller Law Group, My Friend Mayvis Foundation, Morse Communications and Virtual Developer.
July 20 is the registration deadline for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 10-day trip to China, combining activities designed to appeal to business leaders and tourists.
Prospective home-buyers in Virginia can now take advantage of new state regulations making it easier for them to save up the funds needed.
Carla de la Pava was sworn in as Arlington treasurer July 7, promising to “continue the spirit of innovation” and the focus on customer service of her predecessor, Frank O’Leary.
Arlington Independent Media (AIM) won the Overall Excellence in Public Access Award in the 2014 Hometown Media competition, marking the ninth time in 24 years that the local organization has won the award.
NextGenNow, the Arlington Community Foundation’s initiative to engage young professionals in philanthropy, awarded its inaugural grant of $5,000 to the Reading Connection’s summer reading program for underprivileged children, We Are Readers.
Emergency preparedness is an all-in-the-family affair for Steve and Mary Jennings and their children, Stephanie and Pierce.
The Arlington Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2014 William T. Newman Jr. Spirit of Community Award.
I’m not going to name the person, but as I was walking from the parking lot to yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony for new Arlington Treasurer Carla de la Pava, the elected official in question and I started walking together.
Nearly 70 students in middle and high school descended on Thomas Jefferson Middle School June 26, to take part in an emergency-preparedness exercise – “Operation Rescue Ready” – sponsored by Arlington government agencies and local organizations.
Williamsburg Middle School student Sam Schenk went 4-0 to take first place in the Arlington Scholastic Open, a U.S. Chess Federation-sanctioned, Swiss-system event held June 14 at Yorktown High School.
He seemed to have a leg up on the competition from the very start, and Richard “Rip” Sullivan Jr. emerged the victor in Sunday’s Democratic caucus, moving on as the party’s nominee in the Aug. 19 special election to succeed Del. Bob Brink (D-48th).
In a move sure to shake up the political status quo, former Arlington School Board member David Foster announced Sunday he would run as a Republican in the Aug. 19 special election to fill the seat of Del. Bob Brink (D-48th).
School Board members on July 1 ratified a new four-year contract for Arlington Superintendent Patrick Murphy, although the board’s incoming chairman said the timing and the lack of public input were inappropriate.
The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families recently honored its spring 2014 crop of Connect With Kids Champions.
Seems like a good chunk of the local press corps(e) got caught flat-footed by Sunday’s announcement that former Arlington School Board member Dave Foster would be the Republican nominee for the 48th District House of Delegates special election.
Arlington Lodge #58 and the Bee Hive Club recently presented college scholarships to Kirsten Pettaway of Wakefield High School, Samara Singer of Yorktown High School and Alexander Humphrey of Westfield High School.
SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia attracted more than 200 people and raised over $34,000 at its second annual Croquet Day event, held June 7 at John Hensley Park in Alexandria.
Given the frenetic pace of the past few days, it’s a wonder none of the seven candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 48th House District was out of breath when stepping up to the dais and making pitches to the Democratic rank-and-file.
The Arlington Arts Center will host a new exhibition – “Reprise: 40 to the Fore” – from July 12 to Oct. 5, with an opening reception to be held on Saturday, July 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.
American Century Theater will present Brian Childers in “An Evening with Danny Kaye,” to run July 18 to Aug. 16 at Gunston Arts Center Theatre II, 2700 South Lang St.
Sarah Jacobson, a rising senior at Yorktown High School, participated as a delegate at the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, held in June at George Mason University.
Arlington School Board members on July 1 approved the appointment of new principals at three elementary schools.
Candidates for the Democratic nomination for the special election to fill the seat of Del. Bob Brink (D-48th) will debate today (July 5) at 3 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School.
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) will be the featured guests at the summer social sponsored by the Roosevelt Society of the Arlington County Democratic Committee.
The Arlington Green Party will hold a summer picnic on Sunday, July 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park.
Oooh, that Quinnipaic poll referenced here yesterday reporting that Barack Obama ranks as worst president of the post-war era certainly has got the far left in a snit. They are in shoot-the-messenger mode, assaulting the pollsters and the lamestream media (oops, that’s a Sarah Palin line) that have reported it.
Ninety-six percent of the nation’s metropolitan areas saw lower unemployment rates in May compared to a year before, and the Washington region was on the list.
Sales of existing homes across Virginia posted a double-digit dip in May compared to a year before, with state real estate leaders and analysts suggesting the market may have entered an era where sales growth will be modest at best.
Arlington Democratic officials say they are chipping away at the number of vacant precinct-captain positions.
A woman identifying herself as an instructional aide from Fairfax County Public Schools called Thursday to yell at me about our Fairfax editorial of earlier in the week.
The retirement of Arlington Treasurer Frank O’Leary brings to three the number of special elections on the horizon for Arlington voters.
Having made the quest for civility in public discourse one of his themes in recent months, departing School Board member Noah Simon practiced what he preached at the July 2 Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting.
Arlington Registrar Linda Lindberg says she does not believe new rules requiring photo-identification to vote will be too much of a burden for most voters or her office.
After Arlington County Democratic Committee chairman Kip Malinosky introduced longtime Del. Bob Brink (D-48th) to the audience at the party’s monthly meeting July 2, Brink demanded a correction.
Republicans had no takers for the 48th District special election, and have nixed the party canvass slated for this weekend.
Arlington school leaders say they are working to stay ahead of what one School Board member called a “crisis situation” of unaccompanied minors from Central America descending on the local area.
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