A partnership collecting donations of historical materials related to one of Arlington’s most historic African-American communities is looking for additional items. Comments (0)
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.
News of transportation and transit across Arlington.
News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
Arlington gained a third candidate for the Democratic endorsement for School Board last night, and we’ll have coverage of Michael Shea’s kickoff in the near future.
The Washington region’s unemployment rate ticked below 4 percent at the end of December, part of a continuing – if still uneven – economic improvement nationally.
The recent recalibration of the minimum passing score on the GED high-school equivalency examination resulted in good news for hundreds of Virginia adult learners who took the test from early 2014 to early 2016.
Reem Acra will be honored as Marymount University’s 2016 Designer of the Year at the school’s annual student fashion show, Portfolio in Motion, to be held on April 28 in the Rose Benté Lee Center on Marymount’s main campus.
Arlington County officials long have prided themselves on tracking down residents who owe taxes and convincing them to pay up. Last August, after the end of fiscal year 2015, Treasurer Carla de la Pava announced the county’s tax-delinquency rate had hit a record low of just 0.27 percent.
Michael Garcia of State Farm Insurance was the winner of the five-night stay in Panama raffled off by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce as part of its 92nd annual Arlington Business Gala.
News of interest for Arlington's active seniors.
News that was making news in years gone by.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Flash back to 1974, when the streaking fad was at its apogee and a man ran across the stage at the Academy Awards, flashing a peace sign and showing off his (as my ol’ English teachers might put it) dangling participles for all the world to see.
The late Arlington activist Charles Rinker has been honored by the General Assembly for his commitment to housing, community development, workers’ rights and social justice.
A 40th-anniversary celebration of the Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP) will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd.
Those casting absentee ballots in the 2016 general election will have to provide their own postage.
A cold winter’s night is perhaps the perfect time to slip into a cozy theater and huddle (or cuddle) together while watching a classic thriller. And in the Arlington Players’ recently opened production of Ira Levin’s generally well-regarded “Deathtrap,” the evening proves largely satisfying.
Arlington school officials are prepping to fulfill promises made in recent months to pay more attention to commemorating the anniversary of integration of county schools.
While the Arlington County government’s quest for restoration of taxing authority on hotel stays is moving forward in Richmond, the biggest hurdle remains.
County Board members have designated a World War II-era garden-condominium complex in Lyon Park as the community’s 37th local historic district, providing protections from exterior changes that would alter the character of the complex.
Might Arlington voters someday elect their chief of police, just as they currently do their sheriff?
The Virginia Housing Development Authority will host free home-buyer workshops in Arlington next month.
... how do you expect to be competitive in the race?
County Board members on Jan. 26 ratified a contract with County Manager Mark Schwartz that will pay him $245,000 in his first full year on the job.
Friends of the Arlington Public Library will present the third Lit Up Ball on Saturday, March 12 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom.
The Arlington Historical Society will host Dr. Alfred Taylor discussing his book, “Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley” on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Reinsch Library on the main campus of Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road.
Or, use your linked account: