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Arlington board meetings likely to stay online for a while

It could be summer before Arlington County Board meetings return to an in-person venue. The board schedule currently anticipates meetings through May will be “virtual”-only, as they have been since the spring of 2020 when the pandemic took hold Such online...

Developer seeks temporary conversion of apartments to hotel use

The developer of another new apartment complex is seeking permission to use some of the units as hotel rooms for a period, but is quibbling with county staff over how long that period should be. Arlington County Board members on...

County: Finances, not health, now reason for library closures

Arlington officials say it is no longer public-health concerns, but budget issues, that are keeping most of the county’s libraries locked up tight. And it’s likely most of them will stay that way for months to come. “Community health metrics are...

W. Glebe Road bridge project nears approval

Arlington County Board members are expected to approve a contract approaching $10 million on April 17 to replace the West Glebe Road bridge over Four Mile Run. A safety inspection in November 2018 revealed safety deficiencies, and while vehicular traffic...

New round of Neighborhood Conservation projects set for approval

Arlington County Board members on April 17 are expected to approve the latest round of Neighborhood Conservation projects, totaling $2.05 million in spending. The projects had been approved last December by the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee, based on an evaluation...

Challenger launches aggressive, progressive campaign

Arlington voters tend to reward candidates for local office who talk the talk of progressive leadership, but ultimately put their efforts into the nuts-and-bolts of local governance. Chanda Choun, who has embarked on his third bid for a County Board...

Editor’s Notebook: Starting off with a bang

Arlington County Board aspirant Chanda Choun pulled no punches in his allotted three minutes in front of the Arlington County Democratic Committee rank-and-file on Wednesday, laying into both incumbent board member Takis Karantonis and the Democrats’ process for choosing...

Letter: Arlington officials had no interest in saving estate

Editor: Did anyone really expect the Arlington County Board to save the Febrey-Lothrop (Rouse) estate? County Board members looked at the site and saw dollar signs. A developer will put $2-million-dollar homes there and the county government will gain in...

Democrats drawing closer to primary elections

Members of the Arlington County Democratic Committee on Wednesday will have the opportunity to hear from the challenger in the upcoming County Board primary. Chanda Choun filed just under the wire to run in the June 8 Democratic primary against...

Karantonis to sit atop County Board primary ballot

Takis Karantonis’s name will be atop the 2021 Arlington Democratic primary for County Board, followed by Chanda Choun. Ballot position is determined by order of filing with election officials, and incumbent Karantonis beat challenger Choun to the punch in the...
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Editor’s Notebook: Get those boxes packed!

Yesterday marked the first day that sports czar Dave and I took some boxes from our current office across...
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