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Scott McCaffrey

Missing Middle could be gift that keeps on giving in Arlington politics

“Was It a Romp or a Wake-Up Call for Democrats?” was the question plastered across the front page of the first edition of the Sun Gazette that rolled off the presses in the wake of the Nov. 8 Arlington...

Editor’s Notebook: Smoke ’em if you got ’em

When in doubt, dip into the archives of the Northern Virginia Sun to pull out some interesting tidbits. It never fails. And let's take the wayback machine to this week in 1968, when an Arlington Public Schools task force has...

Editor’s Notebook: Thanksgiving with the Partridge family … and Johnny!

Rare is the free time of a local-media superstar (where? where?), but I did have some down time for Thanksgiving and managed to regress to childhood with binge-watching several episodes from the third season (1972-73-ish) of "The Partridge Family." If...

Public-media group, county ink deal on Shirlington-area space

Arlington County Board members have approved a partnership that will allow the non-profit Arlington Independent Media (AIM) to expand its footprint in the community by using space at a county-owned facility at 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive. “Team AIM...

Absent miracle, Va. home sales to end year on down note

Barring a surprising Christmas, Hanukkah or Festivus miracle, Virginia home sales for full-year 2022 will be down by double digits from a year before, even as prices will show a year-over-year increase. With 10 months’ worth of data now in...

For Optimists, new location for tree sales feels like home

After three quarters of a century in the same location, the Optimist Club of Arlington’s Christmas-tree sale has moved to a new venue for 2023.And true to the club’s name, leaders of the sale are optimistic about its prospects. “This...

Arlington sheriff holsters re-election, will retire at end of term

Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur on Nov. 24 became the second Arlington elected official to announce she would not seek a new term in 2023. “After more than 22 years as sheriff, and 36 years with the Sheriff’s Office, I...

Editor’s Notebook: Can’t say I blame her

Beth Arthur has been sheriff of Arlington for more than two decades and has served in the Sheriff's Office for more than 35, so it can't be too much of a surprise that she announced yesterday she wouldn't be...

Va. home buyers, sellers seem to be taking a breather

Those seeking more proof that the real-estate market seems to be going into wintertime hibernation need only look to the most recent sales and sales-price figures from the Virginia Realtors trade group. The 8,828 sales recorded statewide in October represented...

Obituary: Former Co. Board member helped set in motion a progressive Arlington

Tributes poured in after news came that Albert Eisenberg, who served both on the Arlington County Board and in the Virginia House of Delegates, had died Nov. 15 at the age of 76. “The causes Al championed both on the...

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