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Arlington board OKs residential-parking-permit revamp

It took three years and, in the end, left very few in the public completely satisfied. But on Feb. 20, Arlington County Board members adopted changes to how new residential-parking districts are set up and how the system is...

Arlington tax bills headed higher; stormwater charges to rise

Arlington homeowners are facing a prospective double whammy of higher assessments coupled with an increased tax rate under the fiscal 2022 budget proposal unveiled  Feb. 18 by County Manager Mark Schwartz and the maximum tax rates set two days...

Arlington homeowners face possible double-whammy on tax bills

Arlington homeowners are facing a prospective double whammy of higher assessments coupled with an increased tax rate under the fiscal 2022 budget proposal unveiled yesterday by County Manager Mark Schwartz. Schwartz recommends no change to the general tax rate, but...

Sun Gazette editorial: Northam gets religion on school-reopening

As they say in the citrus-growing fields of central Florida: When you’ve got ’em by the grapefruits, their hearts and minds will follow. Perhaps to distract from his vaccine-rollout fiasco, Gov.-Dr. (or is it “Dr.-Gov.”) Northam earlier this month whipped...

Candidate in 45th picks up support of Arlington board members

Alexandria City Council member Elizabeth Bennett-Parker has picked up the endorsement of two Arlington County Board members in her quest for the 45th District House of Delegates seat. Board members Libby Garvey and Katie Cristol endorsed the candidacy. “I know firsthand...

Historic designation may be too little, too late

By the time the Arlington County Board takes a vote on putting the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard into a local-historic district, will the estate still be standing? County Board members have slated a Feb. 23 public hearing not on...

Advocacy group aims for Arlington performing-arts center

When it comes to a performing-arts facility in Arlington, can a local advocacy organization succeed where the Arlington County government failed? The organization in question – Embracing Arlington Arts – thinks it is up to the task. As part of its...

Measure on gubernatorial succession dies

Efforts by a local state legislator to remove Virginia’s one-and-done restriction on governors made it out of committee but died a lopsided death in the state Senate. Senators voted 26-12 to kill the proposed constitutional amendment, patroned by Sen. Adam...

COVID may result in larger homes

After a half-decade in which average sizes of new single-family houses declined, the bottom may have been reached, according to new data. The average single-family home constructed last year contained just under 2,500 square feet of living space, down from...

At A-SPAN, pandemic ‘has not stopped us’

Already working with a highly vulnerable population, the pandemic pandemonium of the last year has caused the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) to be nimble and creative in adjusting to meet the needs of its clients. COVID “taught us...

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