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Arlington details plans for 9/11 commemoration

The Arlington County government will mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with a remembrance ceremony on Friday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. A moment of...

Applications being accepted for Neighborhood College session

Sept. 17 is the deadline for applications to the fall 2021 session of the Arlington County government’s Neighborhood College program, to be conducted online. “The program is geared toward Arlingtonians who want to become more involved in neighborhood and countywide...

Letter: Arlington recycling efforts again misfire

Editor: Recently, much to my surprise, I received a food-scraps-collection container courtesy of the Arlington County government, along with a starter kit and some biodegradable bags. I’m guessing all homeowners got such a surprise gift, in many cases not only...

Long odyssey of aquatic center about to enter new era

Just shy of 17 years after voters approved the project, the first patrons are slated to take to the Long Bridge Park aquatics center and fitness facility. And to borrow from Beatles lyrics, it has been something in between a...

Editor’s Notebook: A long and winding road, indeed

Arlington officials are giddy, as perhaps they should be, that the countdown has started for the gleaming new Long Bridge Park aquatics center and fitness facility. The “soft” opening is slated for Aug. 23, with something more formal occurring...

Editor’s Notebook: A ‘Swiss-cheese mandate’ (for the moment)

Before anyone gets his/her (or somewhere in between) noses out of joint, let me say I’m not going to be too blame-y of the Arlington government for what transpired below. I get where they are coming from, even I think...

Arlington government presses workforce to get vaccinated

There will be exceptions made, but the Arlington County government is attempting to increase vaccination rates among its employees, contractors, interns and volunteers by imposing the equivalent of a vaccine mandate on them. County officials announced Aug. 12 that its...

Judge OKs placement of bond referendums on ballot

Arlington voters in November will cast judgment on a package of four local bond referendums, the second batch in two years with more likely on the way in 2022. Circuit Court Chief Judge William Newman Jr. on Aug. 5 signed...

Editor’s Notebook: Facts are important (no, really!)

You can always tell those among us who spend too much of their day in front of cable-TV news. Their resulting conversational talking points, whether emanating from the left (CNN, MSNBC) or right (FOX, except for the weekends, when...

Editorial: Yes, a line definitely was crossed

It was probably unintentional and no doubt is a tempest in a teapot compared to bigger issues, but the Arlington County government made a mistake in promoting the appearance of President Biden on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry...
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Marymount professor returns to homeland in STEM initiative

After growing up in Uganda, Marymount University School of Education professor Dr. Usha Rajdev has often returned to her...
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