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Arlington County Board

Editor’s Notebook: Another ‘what might have been’ episode

As the Arlington County Board convenes for its first working session of the new year, its members may want to reflect that it was 19 Januaries ago that Charles Monroe died after suffering a seizure while chairing his first...

Homeowners likely to face brunt of higher tax bills

Arlington homeowners will pick up an increasing percentage of the county government’s $1.4 billion budget tab over the coming year, as home-value assessments saw another significant increase while assessments on the commercial side were flat. The end result? Unless Arlington...

Letter: Yes, questions do remain on housing deal

Editor: Arlington County Board members did, indeed, leave many questions unanswered in their recent discussion with Civic Federation delegates on the financing plan for the Barcroft Apartments . Case in point: Why did Arlington, Amazon and the mystery “senior lender”...

Supplemental arts grants coming to local organizations

Arlington County Board members on Jan. 22 are slated to approve $50,000 to be split among local arts groups, another effort to assist their efforts in rebounding from the COVID crisis. The funding amounts were proposed by the county government’s...

Arlington government has the need for speed (cameras, that is)

Coming soon to a thoroughfare near you – Arlington aims to install speed-monitoring cameras that will spit out $50 citations to offenders. During their brief majority in the General Assembly, Democrats in 2020 amended state law to allow localities to...

Arlington board to seek more regional cash for Metro entrance

Every little bit helps, and as the Arlington government attempts to cobble together the $140 million needed to support a construction of a second entrance to the Ballston-MU Metro station, it is again asking the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission...

County Board expected to approve memorial plaque

Arlington County Board members on Jan. 22 are expected to approve placement of a memorial plaque honoring the life of Larry Finch at Zachary Taylor Park. The proposal emanated from the Donaldson Run Civic Association to honor Finch (1933-2020), who...

Questions linger on Arlington’s role in affordable-housing deal

Arlington County Board members probably hoped that their Jan. 4 meeting with the Arlington County Civic Federation would have been a forward-looking affair. But a good chunk of the meeting was spent on a complex – and in some quarters,...

Arlington board designates commission chairs for 2022

Arlington County Board members used their Jan. 4 organizational meting to designate chairs and vice chairs for a host of advisory bodies. Joshua Folb was named chair and Elizabeth Kiker vice chair of the Advisory Committee on Transportation Choices. Elizabeth...

Arlington board members opt against tie-breaker for 2022

As expected, Arlington County Board members opted not to appoint a member of the community to cast a bonus vote on the off chance the board ends up in a tie on any specific issue. State law allows the Arlington...
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Police: Robber pummels store clerk after being asked for ID

On Jan. 18 at 7:37 p.m., an individual attempted to purchase items from a business in the 3100 block...
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