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‘Express Lanes’ operator serves up grants

Transurban, which operates 53 miles of tolled Express Lanes highway service across Northern Virginia, recently announced $75,000 in grants to 18 Northern Virginia organizations. The funding, which ranges from $1,500 to $15,000 per organization, represents “responding to the needs of...

Arlington government selling off former A-SPAN shelter

The Arlington County government has owned the parcel for 60 years, but now plans to dispose of a building in the Courthouse area to make way for new development. County Board members on March 20 are expected to ratify the...

Another residential building could become hotel for a time

Arlington County Board members next month are expected to allow another developer to temporarily convert apartment space to hotel use. The developer of the 809-unit property at 1555 Wilson Blvd. is asking permission to use 100 of the residential units...

CPRO adds trio of new board members

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) recently added three new board members. Joining the board were Vanessa Aguayo, an area resident with expertise in transportation; Nina Chawla, a commercial-property owner on Columbia Pike; and Diana Nakarmi, co-owner of a mixed...

Planning Commission tackles Courthouse project tonight

Arlington Planning Commission members tonight are expected to render a recommendation on a major redevelopment plan in the Courthouse area. A developer has proposed razing most of a nearly one-acre lot surrounded by Wilson Boulevard, North Courthouse Road and 15th...

Freddie’s Beach Bar garners legislative attaboy

Before ending their 2021 session, members of the Virginia State Senate approved a resolution marking the 20th anniversary of Freddie’s Beach Bar in Crystal City on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Freddie Lutz, an Arlington native and Wakefield High...

Arlington, developer restructure deal on Courthouse Plaza

The Arlington County government’s longstanding land deal with developer JBG Smith in the Courthouse area is in the process of being extended, and now potentially could run into the 22nd century. Arlington officials on March 5 announced that both sides...

Virginia Hospital Center CEO saluted by General Assembly

The COVID pandemic put his retirement plans on hold, and the Virginia General Assembly took time during its 2021 session to laud the service of Virginia Hospital Center CEO James Cole. The legislative resolution, patroned by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)...

BWI wins place in ‘best airports’ ranking

One of the region’s three major airports has received honors in the annual Airport Service Quality Awards, presented by Airports Council International World. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was honored along with Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as tops in...

Va. sees lowest-ever percentage of adults in workforce

Virginia in 2020 was one of 15 states nationally to have the lowest percentage of its adult population in the workforce since record-keeping began 45 years ago, according to new federal data. A total of 60.6 percent of Virginians age...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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