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Arlington School Board members will have to decide in coming months whether to support a proposal giving historic status (and protections) to what had been Stratford Junior High School.
More than half the General Assembly seats on the ballot statewide Nov. 3 will be uncontested, a ratio also playing out among the Arlington delegation.
Even as eyes turn to the possible rebuilding of Ballston Common Mall, another major Arlington retail venue continues to up its game.
Arlington County Board Chairman Mary Hynes hopes an agreement will be hammered out before she leaves office in December on a potential land swap (or cash-for-land swap) between Virginia Hospital Center and the Arlington government.
You’d have to parse the tea leaves for the deeper meaning, if there is one, but Arlington County Board Chairman Mary Hynes says all four aspirants to succeed her are at least minimally qualified for the job.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples across the country are entitled to the rights and privileges of marriage.
Prioritizing economic development while keeping focus on issues ranging from affordable housing to siting of public facilities – and not losing sight of community input – are the challenges for current and future Arlington leaders, County Board Chairman Mary Hynes told the business community on June 24.
Arlington Senior Democrats will welcome the party’s County Board nominees to their next meeting.
It may come as little solace to those still smarting over last year’s scuttling of the Columbia Pike streetcar, but Arlington County Board Chairman Mary Hynes is suggesting the transit proposal is dormant, not dead.
Arlington government officials estimate it will cost nearly $1 million in the coming year before they can hand the keys to the Artisphere space over to its landlord.
Walter Webdale, who has served as CEO of AHC Inc. since 1999 and has been active in housing issues for 50 years, has been awarded the President’s Choice Award from the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND).
The Arlington County government will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 4 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Long Bridge Park in Crystal City.
Last night brought me to Spates Community Center of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for an awards program – “Honoring Our Trailblazers” – sponsored by the Nu Xi Zeta chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority.
Co-chairs of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s annual capital campaign celebrated the effort’s success June 23 by announcing they’d be back to do it all over again in 2016.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce on June 24 honored departing County Manager Barbara Donnellan.
News of interest from across Arlington.
On a stormy evening, where thunder rumbled beyond the walls of George Mason University’s Patriot Center, members of the Class of 2015 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology gathered June 20 for commencement exercises.
The Arlington County government’s Department of Parks and Recreation is changing its 55+ Pass in response to public input.
Members of Arlington’s Class of 2015 will have their memories, but they won’t be able to revisit them online.
Instead, I heard about it from a parent/community leader, who while not being incensed, was annoyed that the school system had pleaded budget issues in dropping the two-year-old effort.
James and Susan Graham of Arlington have received the Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award from Macalester College, where they graduated in 1965.
Classes are barely out for summer, but the Arlington School Board already is thinking about the 2015-16 school year.
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th) is one of eight members of the Virginia General Assembly honored with 2015 “Legislative Leadership Awards” by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
Three of Arlington’s four Northern Virginia Swimming League teams won their opening meets of the 2015 summer season and the other lost a close decision in June 20 action.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has weighed in with concern that the growing imbalance between Northern Virginia’s two main airports is having a negative impact on the region’s economy.
Six years ago, Tony Shobe had never heard of the World Police & Fire Games.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News of interest to Arlington's active seniors.
News that was making news in years gone by.
It was just about a year ago that Del. Bob Brink (D-48th) announced his intention to skedaddle from the cozy confines of the House of Delegates’ Democratic caucus (motto: “We’re proud, we’re loud, but we ain’t all that big”) to a job in the McAuliffe administration.
With a 99.6-percent graduation rate and 99.8 percent of seniors taking at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam during their tenure, Washington-Lee High School’s Class of 2015 celebrated success during commencement exercises held June 18 at DAR Constitution Hall.
“What an exciting time to arrive into the world!” valedictorian speaker Kirby Eule proclaimed to her Yorktown High School peers during commencement exercises held June 18 at DAR Constitution Hall.
If you flew through any of the region’s three airports during the first four months of the year, you were most likely to depart on time at Ronald Reagan Washington National. And you’d have been most likely to have gotten back on time at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games will be a new experience for Jon Stanley and his partner, 2-year-old Duke.
Molly Kaufman of Jamestown Elementary School was selected as “chief for a day” in the annual competition sponsored by the Arlington County Police Department.
Not sure how choreographed the whole thing is, but the Arlington County Board seems to be supportive of fast-tracking proposals – which could involve a public-private partnership – for the redevelopment of Ballston Common Mall.
The issue of drones has been all over the news of late. But how will they impact the work of local real-estate professionals in coming years?
With a presidential election on the horizon in 18 months, how might that have an impact on the local real-estate market, if at all?
Valedictorian Madeleine Megargee implored members of the Wakefield High School Class of 2015 to look to the future.
The death of George Richardson draws to a close a significant chapter in Arlington’s history of racial integration – one that took place with little of the ill will and even violence that occurred across parts of the nation in the 1950s and ’60s.
New federal figures suggest Arlington continues to lag economically compared to other areas across the U.S., even though wages remain among the highest in the nation.
He came tantalizingly close, but Frank Webb will not be on the ballot as an independent for commonwealth’s attorney Nov. 3.
Final figures are not yet in, but the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 capital campaign appears to be a record-beater.
A video of the Arlington library system’s “Arlington Reads” speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has gone global.
Back in the fall of 2010, I traveled to Crystal City to cover a reunion of students who had attended what had been Arlington’s secondary school for black students, Hoffman-Boston, back in the days of segregation.
Hoping that political lightning will strike for the second year in a row, the Arlington County Republican Committee on June 17 endorsed the County Board candidacy of independent Michael McMenamin in the Nov. 3 general election.
At an average 2,657 square feet, new homes completed across the U.S. in 2014 were the largest on record, according to new figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Discretion is the better part of valor – and so, too, is the occasional delay.
It must be getting to be a pain in the patootie to be the bridesmaid and not the bride.
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