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8th District Republican chair re-elected

Andrew Loposser of Arlington was re-elected chair of the 8th District Republican Committee in voting held May 21. Loposser defeated Gloria Chambers of McLean. “Andrew is committed to recruiting Republican candidates up and down the ballot and equipping them with the...

Mason grads urged to chart own paths in life

Green-begowned graduates at George Mason University could be forgiven they wondered why commencement keynote speaker Stu Shea asked them to stand, take a single step and lean in with their classmates. Shea noted how famous people throughout history – Martin...

Effort launched for broad-based tree-planting project

EcoAction Arlington on May 19 announced the launch of a “Tree Canopy Equity Program,” designed to provide a better distribution of natural resources across the community. The goal is to “radically increase” tree-planting in neighborhoods with the lowest tree cover....

GOP has its nominee to take on Rep. Beyer

Karina Lipsman, whose family emigrated from Ukraine when she was a child, has been selected as the Republican nominee in the decidedly uphill battle to unseat U.S. Rep. Donald Beyer (D-8th). Lipsman ran away with the race, winning 61.5 percent...

Planetarium boosters see brighter times ahead

Boosters of the Arlington school system’s planetarium are hopeful that new budget funding will enable the facility – shuttered since before the pandemic – to reopen with a permanent teacher attached to it by fall. School Board members in early...

Advocacy group: County government at ‘war’ against s/f zoning

An advocacy group appears convinced the fix is in and single-family zoning is likely to soon be a relic of the past in Arlington. The county government “is declaring war on single-family areas of Arlington,” Arlingtonians for Our Sustainable Future...

County seeing uptick in vehicle tamperings

Arlington police have recorded an uptick in vehicle thefts across the county, and said the victims in some cases could have done more to prevent them. “In the first two weeks of May, police received 28 reports of stolen vehicles,”...

Pro-seller environment continues (for now) in local homes market

It’s a good, albeit slightly lagging, indicator of the state of the local real-estate market – the number of months’ worth of housing supply available at any given point in time. Any figure higher than three months’ worth of housing...

Police: Incident over dog escalates, gun comes out

On May 18 at 4:45 p.m., an individual was walking in the 5100 block of North Edison Street when an unleashed dog ran toward him, barking, Arlington police said. A verbal dispute ensued between the victim and the dog owner,...

Police: Honk-ee takes umbrage at honk-er, pulls out gun

On May 14 at 5:54 p.m., an individual was stopped at a light in the area of Shirlington Road and South Four Mile Run Drive when the victim honked at him and drove around him, Arlington police said. The recipient...
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PHOTOS: Liberty District soccer showdown!

The Washington-Liberty Generals squared off against the Yorktown Patriots in the girls-championship game of the 2022 Liberty District soccer...
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