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Another piece of Columbia Pike transportation upgrade completed

Local and regional leaders recently marked the completion of two more segments of what is called the Columbia Pike Multimodal Street Improvements project. County officials, local community leaders, representatives from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and artist Donald Lipski...

Arlington to scrap most COVID-testing kiosks

Citing a lack of demand and plentiful alternatives, the Arlington County government plans to shutter all but one of its COVID testing kiosks on Nov. 30. The lone remaining kiosk, at Arlington Mill Community Center, will remain open but only...

Arlington officials: ‘Leaf’ it to us, we’ll collect them!

That “giant sucking sound” you’ll be hearing in coming weeks across Arlington is not the government reaching into your wallets (although that’s always a good guess), but rather tons and tons of leaves being vacuumed up from local neighborhoods. About...

Arlington government to shutter COVID-vaccination site next month

It served its purpose, and the Arlington County government has announced plans to shut down its COVID-vaccination clinic at the Department of Human Services (2100 Washington Blvd.) Until mid-December, appointments and walk-ins are available for COVID vaccinations and boosters for...

County government seeks support for holiday-gift initiative

The Arlington County government’s “Secret Santa” program will be accepting donations of gift cards that will be used to support those in need across the community. Those making the donation are asked to ensure each card does not exceed $25,...

Arlington officials have the need for speed (cameras, that is)

It probably will be on the fast track to nowheresville, given the balance of power in Richmond, but Arlington leaders will be asking the General Assembly to expand the ability of localities to use speed cameras beyond the currently...

Editor’s Notebook: A win is a win, but comes with slight caveat

You can tell what a blanked-up national political situation we have that we just threw an election and literally neither party won. Sums things up nicely, as neither side really deserved to. Blech! Meanwhile, closer to home, voters in four...

Yet more time needed to ink cable contract

Remember Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, the fictional, interminable legal case that was the basis of the seemingly never-ending Charles Dickens novel “Bleak House” that many a middle-schooler was forced to trudge through during English class? A similar situation is playing out...

County government’s food-security report makes debut

They were delayed a bit, but proposals of the Arlington County government’s Food Security Task Force have been made public. “The report is done. It has clarity toward action,” said County Board member Matt de Ferranti, the board’s liaison to...

Autumn recycling extravaganza on horizon

The Arlington County government’s fall Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Wakefield High School. The biannual event is being held for the...
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Newly selected economic-development czar is a neighbor

It’s another national search that ended up with a new department head coming from very close to home. Arlington County...
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