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Editor: I know we’re all tired of changing street names, but there’s another that shouldn’t be overlooked: Jefferson Street.

By now we’re all aware of the type of man Thomas Jefferson was. Do we want to honor him with a street and chance offending potential buyers, even visitors? Do we want Arlington represented as a place that overlooks what history has discovered?

It used to be named Longfellow Street, an inoffensive name. If we want to keep the J in the alphabet, maybe call it Juniper Street.

Is anyone else in favor of changing the name? If so, please contact the County Board.

Cindy La Covey, Arlington

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Janet Smith

Right, rename everything after one or another of the Elitists who began the in-fill gentrification of the workforce and middle class out of County 40 years ago and who never saw a bungalow they didn't want to bulldoze and replace with a McMansion.

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