Arlington County Board members say they will take the financial hit for delaying construction of a new elementary school. But a majority of board members say it isn’t necessary to set aside th… Comments (0)
With the springtime real estate market upon us, the Sun Gazette asked some local real estate experts what is the best-case scenario for the local real estate market in 2015, and what is the worst-case scenario.
Five of the six Democrats seeking slots on the Arlington County Board did themselves no favors, vis-a-vis getting the Sun Gazette’s editorial-page support, in failing to answer the most provocative question at this week’s debate sponsored by the Arlington Young Democrats.
The ingenious use of technology to help save a life showcased the evolving nature of public safety at the 33rd annual Arlington Chamber of Commerce Valor Awards, presented April 15 at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club.
Andrew Schneider entered the home stretch of the County Board Democratic primary with the most cash on hand, according to filings reported by the State Board of Elections April 15.
News of interest from across the community.
More news of interest from across the community.
Dodgeball appeared to be the sport of choice as the six Democratic County Board candidates squared off April 15 in their first debate of the season.
Another monthly Arlington County Republican Committee meeting came and went April 15 with no declarations from prospective County Board candidates.
Republican George Forakis on April 15 announced plans to challenge state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) in the November general election.
The annual Arlington Festival of the Arts returns to Clarendon Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, turning the area around North Highland Street into a celebration of the arts.
You can read the coverage of last night’s Arlington County Board Democratic candidate forum here on the Web this morning, but here are a couple of “blind items” – see if you can figure out who said/did what:
Dogs: Everyone in Arlington seems to love ’em, but is anyone paying the required taxes on ’em?
The ongoing boom in passenger totals at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport continued in February, with Washington Dulles International Airport still in the doldrums.
The number of real-estate-themed shows on cable TV is too large to count, with many have a large and loyal following.
News of business and economic development across Arlington.
For Arlington voters, it will soon be a case of “if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.”
Arlington Young Democrats tonight will host a forum featuring candidates vying for the Democratic County Board nomination.
Inventory of available homes on the market across most of Arlington is higher than a year before, but the year-over-year differences are relatively modest, suggesting the spring real estate season will be somewhat balanced between buyers and sellers.
The head of the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance has thrown his hat into the ring and will challenge Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (D) in the Nov. 3 election. But does his counterpart in Arlington have any such aspirations?
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.
It was last year that The Washington Post tried to gin up a “North Arlington vs. South Arlington” controversy, only to see the effort fall flat. Arlington readers were too savvy to fall for it.
The Arlington Players closes out its 2014-15 season with “Peter Pan,” making for an easy job for the reviewer. After all, one is either going to enjoy this classic tale (TAP is doing the 1954 Jerome Robbins rendition), or one is not. There’s not much middle ground.
After a decade’s worth of heavy use, the synthetic-turf field at Washington-Lee High School is set for replacement this summer.
Arlington Senior Democrats will host candidates vying in the party’s May School Board caucus and the June County Board primary during a luncheon set for Tuesday, May 5 from noon to 2 p.m. at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington.
Marymount University’s physical-therapy program will hold a 5K run on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 9 a.m. on the main campus, 2807 North Glebe Road.
The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance will hold its annual Miss Gay Arlington Pageant on Friday, April 24 beginning at 8 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 23rd St. South.
America’s Promise Alliance board chairman Alma Powell is dissatisfied with low high-school-graduation rates, poverty and other detriments that keep U.S. youths from achieving their full potential.
Year-over-year home sales surged in Arlington in March, while average sales prices were up slightly, as the market made its transition from the slower winter season to the stronger spring/summer season.
An increase in total sales and average prices pushed year-over-year real estate sales volume up 17.2 percent in D.C. and its inner suburbs in March.
Marymount University’s interior design department continues to earn national recognition, with six of its students among the 10 recently named finalists for a national design competition.
A community dodgeball tournament to raise funds for sports equipment for schools in the area will be held during the weekend of April 25-26 at Kenmore Middle School.
Ryan McElveen, the Fairfax School Board member who probably spent a little too much time on social media for his own good in times past, took a swipe at the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors the other day. According to one report, he said that the supervisors had been treating School Board members as “second-class citizens.”
Dahlia Constantine, who teaches third-graders at Patrick Henry Elementary School, has been named the 2015 Arlington Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and will vie for the 2015 Virginia Teacher of the Year crown.
Weak February sales figures were more than made up for with strong data from January and March in the Arlington real estate market, with the first quarter of 2015 ending in strong shape compared to a year before.
Whoa, whoa, whoa: What do you mean, Arlington and Fairfax County don’t have any of the region’s hottest, trendiest emerging neighborhoods?
Four Arlington Public Schools students are among approximately 800 black high school seniors have won awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Preservation advocates last week were unable to convince either the Planning Commission or County Manager Barbara Donnellan that the greater community good is served by retaining the 105-year-old Wilson School in western Rosslyn.
Overall spending would rise to $556 million but per-student spending would drop 3.6 percent under the preliminary fiscal 2016 budget plan adopted by School Board members April 9.
Oakridge Elementary School principal Dr. Lynne Wright has been named the 2015 Arlington Public Schools Principal of the Year.
Think the Washington area is crowded now? Imagine what it will be like with nearly 1.6 million more people jockeying for space.
Last week’s Arlington paper contained what I consider to be the single greatest “Local History” nugget ever, if only because we don’t know “the rest of the story.”
Year-over-year home sales across Northern Virginia posted a double-digit increase in March, while average sales prices also were higher, according to new figures.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has awarded 33 Arlington Public Schools teachers Certificates of Study for their participation in the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program.
The new Fairlington Farmers Market will inaugurate operations on April 19, with weekly service running through Nov. 22 on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Arlington County government’s Office of Emergency Management is seeking the participation of local faith communities for “Building Places of Worship Recovery Resource Capacity Training,” an upcoming readiness initiative.
School Board members on April 9 approved more than $10 million in funding that will keep two secondary-school construction projects moving forward.
Arlington School Board members on April 9 approved a staff proposal that will cut nearly in half the total amount of school bonds sold later this spring.
Arlington School Board members on April 9 got their first official look at a $5 million project aimed at optimizing space utilization at Washington-Lee High School.
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