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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Opinion

Editorial: Real-estate crystal ball suddenly gets cloudy

A recent “flash poll” of members of the Virginia Realtors trade organization, covered in last week’s edition, offers a raft of at-times contradictory views on the state of the market. Not a surprise, since individuals have individual opinions and...

Letter: Platitudes, denials won’t help Barcroft Apartments residents

Editor: Regarding “Local Leaders Deny Tenants Will Be Forced Out at Barcroft” , it’s worth noting that no Arlington County Board member attended the May 12 rally in support of residents of the Barcroft Apartments. Without speaking directly to Barcroft...

Letter: Time has come to implement Missing Middle strategy

Editor: The Arlington County government recently released its Missing Middle Draft Framework, based on nearly two years of formal community feedback. The proposal would benefit residents in three key ways. • Missing Middle would make Arlington and the region more...

‘Old School’ column: Rx

From previous columns, you know my mother juggled better than any circus performer. She cooked, cleaned, kept the books for the family business, did the taxes and was active in our church. I forgot to mention another of her...

Editorial: Governance proposals worth a look

We’re not going to say we’re enraptured by the proposal to change how Arlington County Board and School Board members are elected, as promulgated by the Civic Federation’s Task Force in Governance and Election Reform (or “TiGER”) last week. But...

Editorial: If single-family zoning is a goner, we told you so

Notwithstanding the protestations of increasingly testy County Board members who say nothing has been cast in stone, it certainly appears that the fix is in for the elimination of once-sacrosanct single-family zoning in the county. Likely by the end...

Letter: Increased urbanization comes with major costs

Editor: Geographically speaking, Arlington is a small county. Why this urge to cram more people in? All the things that make it so livable will change when you try to increase the population by half. There will be major repercussions. Can...

‘Old School’ column: Crowd control

'Old School' column: Crowd control Recently a friend confided that her 80-year-old mother is having trouble adjusting to life in a retirement community. It seems the poor women told her daughter tearfully at lunch that she’s dealing with “mean girls.” We’ve...

Editorial: Beyer challenger needs to step up her game

As has been used as a reference point several times throughout the years on this page, a veteran former Arlington County Board member often would posit a deceptively simple question to staff and colleagues. “What is the problem are we...

Letter: ‘Missing Middle’ housing needs to focus on home-ownership

Editor: The County Board seems hell-bent on creating a persistent renter class in Arlington, forever unable to purchase their own homes and perpetuating the sad legacy of inequity. This is the real insidiousness of “Missing Middle.” All of us who...
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