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Plan seeks increasing urbanization along Langston Blvd. corridor

Once the Arlington County government wraps up imposing its will on residents increasingly concerned about the “Missing Middle” zoning free-for-all later this year, it is likely to turn its attention to facilitating increased urbanization of the Langston Boulevard corridor. County...

Arlington officials say nature-center upgrades not forgotten

It’s not going to happen any time soon, but Arlington government officials say they haven’t forgotten about past promises to improve their two nature centers. “It hasn’t totally dropped off our radar scope,” said County Board member Libby Garvey, who...

No more free kilowatts for public at government charging stations

The free ride is soon to be over for those in the public who have been energizing their electric vehicles for free at county-government charging stations. Arlington officials are planning a mid-July public hearing that would for the first time...

Editor’s Notebook: Here we go again?

Those of a conspiratorial - nay, Machiavellian - bent will infer that, with things going so badly for Democrats on the polling front and elections drawing ever closer, they need another public-health crisis to divert attention. I am neither conspiratorial...

Federal cash to boost Arlington crisis-intervention efforts

The Arlington County government will use $390,000 in federal funding to support a mobile “crisis-care” initiative to bring support into the community. The funding is part of a $1.5 trillion spending package signed by President Biden on March 15. The local...

Arlington board extends contract of county manager

County Board members on Jan. 25 ratified a contract update with County Manager Mark Schwartz, keeping him on board for another year. Schwartz has served as county manager since 2016, succeeding Barbara Donnellan. In the interregnum between Donnellan’s departure and...

Civic group to take stock of proposed Green Valley project

Consideration of proposed exterior alterations to an historic building in Green Valley could be back on the table next month, once the community’s civic association has had the opportunity to consider and weigh in on the project. The Historical Affairs...

Letter: Are Arlington leaders working for builders, or residents?

Editor: I read the Sun Gazette’s recent article “Arlington Board May Look at Lot-Coverage ‘Loophole’” , and I’m afraid the situation is much worse. There is an egregious example that I have been trying to address this year with the...

Editor’s Notebook: Normal(ish) times slowly on comeback

A couple of random notes from recent coverage suggest that we appear to be seeing some semblance of normalcy on the horizon, even in skittish Northern Virginia: The Fairfax County government has reopened a number of its senior centers, and...

Civic Federation moves forward on governance studty

Efforts by the Arlington County Civic Federation to weigh in on issues of local-government infrastructure are moving forward, with a chair of the panel selected and a work plan being ironed out. The effort, agreed to by Civic Federation delegates...
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Vienna issues business licenses, notes anniversaries

The Vienna town government recently issued licenses to the following new businesses: Health Check PLLC (clinic), 305 Maple Ave., W.;...
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