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Year-over-year unemployment across the Washington region declined in May, according to new federal figures, part of an improving jobs picture across the nation.
And then there were three – three deputy county managers, that is.
Timothy Hughes, executive managing shareholder with the law firm Bean, Kinney and Korman PC, has been elected chair of the Leadership Arlington board of regents for the 2015-16 year.
The Arlington Community Foundation has put out a call for nominations for the 2015 William T. Newman Jr. Spirit of Community Award.
It’s becoming something of a Northern Virginia trend: Political leaders and their staff planners push to use the carrot of higher-density zoning in an effort to transform anemic communities, then the neighborhoods push back.
Arlington School Board members on July 1 added gender identity to a list of protected classes in employment, hiring and student life, moving with little fanfare on an issue that has roiled some other local jurisdictions.
Arlington school officials are making an early push reminding parents that all rising sixth-graders must have Tdap shots or they won’t be allowed back in class in September.
Shirlington Library will host a presentation by the Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association on Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m.
Four days of Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games boxing competition began June 29 at George Mason University.
Two members of the Arlington legislative delegation will be featured at the monthly breakfast of the Arlington County Democratic Committee.
The 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee is launching a Next Generation Leaders Program, with the application period running through July 15.
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.
News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
Hokey smoke, Bullwinkle: June 23 was the kickoff for presidential candidates to begin circulating petitions to get on next year’s primary ballot in Virginia.
Teamwork, sportsmanship and spirited competition marked the 2015 World Police & Fire Games’ Dragon Boat races, held June 28 at National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md., on the second full day of the Games.
Presuming – and you do so at your own risk – that there will be no mid-winter surprise special elections, Arlington voting officials will have almost five months to pivot from November’s general election to the 2016 presidential primary.
The youth board of the Arlington Youth Philanthropy Initiative recently awarded grants to three teen-led projects serving the local community.
The median square footage of owner-occupied homes in the Washington area stood at 2,200, and the typical such house was constructed in 1981, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Arlington retained its ranking as the ninth most populous of Virginia’s 133 counties and cities in new Census Bureau figures.
The Sierra Club and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters have endorsed the re-election bid of state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st).
Arlington Independent Media (AIM) is putting out a call for those willing to make the organization’s local radio station a reality, both in programming and community oversight.
Seems like every morning brings some new survey data from a company called WalletHub into my e-mail in-basket. Some of it’s interesting, some of it less so.
Mike Baird has a dream to improve health care.
The corporate owners of Maryland-based Giant Food and North Carolina-based Food Lion announced plans Wednesday to join forces and merge the two companies.
Growing up in segregated Arlington a half-century ago was a little bit schizophrenic, William Newman Jr. acknowledged.
Arlington County Board members have named the following local residents to advisory boards and commissions:
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th) has been tapped as honorary chair for the 40th-anniversary celebration of Arlington Thrive (formerly Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs).
The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteers to support its “iCan Bike” camp, to be held July 27-31 at Kenmore Middle School.
As I noted in our Friday phoner with the Northern Virginia Media Services' leadership team (yep, we have that!), I was proud that the Sun Gazette newsroom had a 100-percent participation rate in the summer cold that was going around the office.
Dozens gathered at Tysons Tower on June 27, first in the lobby to register, then four floors below in the basement to begin a 28-story climb in the one-day stair-climb races of the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games.
The 2015 World Police & Fire Games kicked off in colorful and noisy style June 26 at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C.
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.
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