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Arlington County government

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...

County gets COVID cash for tourism promotion

The Arlington County government will receive $3.25 million in state funds to support tourism-and-convention-marketing efforts in the post-pandemic environment. County Board members on Jan. 22 are expected to formally accept funding from the Virginia Tourism Corp., part of $50 million...

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...

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,...

Next Committee of 100 meeting to feature government leaders

The Arlington Committee of 100 will open 2022 with a program on how the county government and school system will tackle the coming year. “We’ll hear from top leaders in both local-government sectors about what priority issues they plan to...

Arlington plows ahead with winter-weather planning

With the first flakes already having hit the ground on Dec. 8 – albeit in the form of what colloquially is called “conversational snow” – Arlington government officials are gearing up to face Mom Nature, come what may this...

County, VDOT to ink deal on Gateway Park

It’s taken nearly 40 years to get there, but it appears as if the Arlington County government and Virginia Department of Transportation are set to sign an agreement setting out parameters for Gateway Park in Rosslyn. Since the 1980s, the...

Arlington announces human-rights award recipients

The Arlington County government’s Human Rights Commission has announced recipients of its 2021 James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, to be presented in an online ceremony next month. The awards – named for a former County Board member who died...
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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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