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Taxi drivers get temporary help from Arlington leaders

Arlington County Board members on May 14 approved a surcharge on taxi fares to help cabbies survive the high-gas-price environment the nation now finds itself in. There will now be a $1-per-trip surcharge tacked onto the final fare in place...

Community-college grads lauded for success in challenging times

“Boundless horizons” await the newly minted graduates of Northen Virginia Community College, the institution’s president told them during May 15 ceremonies at EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University. “Your commitment to your goals to getting here today...

County Board chair: Tenant-displacement rumors at Barcroft a ‘lie’

Time will tell, as it always does, but Arlington elected officials say the public and some activists are mistaken if they believe there will be wholesale displacement of residents of the Barcroft Apartments complex in South Arlington. At a May...

County to nature-center fans: No expanded hours on horizon

For just a few extra bucks in a county budget topping $1.4 billion, Arlington’s two government-run nature centers could be returned to their pre-COVID service levels, one advocate reminded elected officials at the May 14 County Board meeting. But it...

Editor’s Notebook: When it comes to ants, we cry ‘uncle’

Having moved in December across the street to our new Sun Gazette World Headquarters here in bucolic Falls Church, we are starting up on our first warm-weather season at the new HQ. So far, the only issue has been the...

Marymount grads lauded for talents, perseverance

The past two years have highlighted the need for passionate new members of the health-care and educational professions, and the first of three commencement exercises held by Marymount University the weekend of May 13-15 gave students in the university’s...

Civic Federation leaders happy to be back in person

After an absence of 26 months, the Arlington County Civic Federation was back in person May 10 for a monthly meeting. “It’s been two years – hard to believe,” the organization’s president, Allan Gajadhar, said as delegates, alternates and the...

Editor’s Notebook: Turn those tassels, people!

Nope, the headline is not talking about a team-building session in the strip-club industry. Rather, it's college-commencement time. This morning brings the first of a number of ceremonies for graduates at Marymount University. Sunday gives us Northern Virginia Community College...

Governance task force proposes changes to election structure

A task force empaneled by the Arlington County Civic Federation has proposed a somewhat radical reconfiguration of County Board and School Board elections. But whether the political powers that be in the county and at the state level embrace...

Call is made to slow down ‘Missing Middle’ juggernaut

The Arlington County Civic Federation on May 10 urged Arlington County Board members to tap the brakes on the latest round of “Missing Middle” housing-policy changes. By a vote of 35-4, with one abstention, delegates voted to ask the government...

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