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Arlington County government

Editor’s Notebook: The truth shall set ye free!

The Arlington government is kinda, sorta telling the public a fib. Fortunately, as often is the case, the Sun Gazette is on hand to keep the gub'mint honest and the public informed. County officials last week put out a press...

Arlington sets up panel on ‘food security’

The Arlington government hopes to come up with new strategies to improve “equitable” access to food in the county, but local residents hungering for quick action may need to hold on a while. “While the county and community came...

County Manager aims to have police chief picked soon

Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz says he hopes to have a permanent head of the Arlington County Police Department announced sooner rather than later. “My goal was to have a police chief in place this spring. That’s still my goal,”...

Arlington celebrates work of park volunteers

Arlington County Board members on April 20 recognized Elaine Mills and Glenn Tobin as recipients of the Bill Thomas Park Volunteer Award Both local residents “embody the spirit of this award,” County Board Chairman Matt de Ferranti said. “You can see...

Arlington to again receive ‘Tree City USA’ designation

The Arlington County government on April 30 will receive its 24th annual “Tree City USA” designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation, honoring the community’s efforts in tree planting and preservation. The award will be presented at the county’s annual...

Editorial: The latest excuse for keeping Arlington libraries closed

Having run their previous excuse – public health – into the ground, Arlington leaders now have a new reason they can’t reopen libraries to any semblance of normalcy. The current rationalization? In the words of the 1950s one-hit musical wonder...

Nature centers back in (limited) operation

Another sign things are returning to a semblance of normalcy, albeit slowly (this is Arlington, after all): The Gulf Branch and Long Branch nature centers, operated by the county government, have reopened. Hours and exhibitions are limited, but this marks...

County manager: Forget about historic designation

With much of the physical infrastructure on the site now a pile of rubble, Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz wants County Board members to throw in the towel on designating parts of the Rouse estate parcel as a local...

Arlington government aims to grow intergenerational efforts

The Arlington County government aims to ramp up connectivity among the generations, which is described by one County Board member as a win-win for all involved. A recent community engagement forum sponsored by the Arlington Commission on Aging noted that...

Arlington government selling off former A-SPAN shelter

The Arlington County government has owned the parcel for 60 years, but now plans to dispose of a building in the Courthouse area to make way for new development. County Board members on March 20 are expected to ratify 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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