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Arlington voters give OK to bond package

Arlington voters gave lopsided victories to a downscaled, off-the-usual-cycle package of four bond referendums on the Nov. 2 ballot. All four passed easily: ** A $38.7 million bond for transportation and Metro received 79.4 percent of the vote. ** A $23 million...

Endorsements: Arlington House of Delegates races

Redistricting might change things by 2023, but for now, Arlington is carved into four House of Delegates districts. So let’s not dawdle but get right to it, endorsement-wise. 48th House District: This one should not be a surprise to some,...

Q&A: County tackling illegal proliferation of campaign signage

Rules for placing campaign signage on the medians of roads owned by the Arlington County government are pretty straightforward – there is a limit of two signs per median strip per candidate (or party ticket). Anything more than that...

County office-vacancy rate going in wrong direction

The Arlington office-vacancy rate continues to go in the wrong direction, according to new second-quarter data. The overall office-vacancy rate countywide was 19.4 percent for the quarter, according to figures reported by CoStar and Arlington Economic Development. That’s up from...

Survey says: Arlington much more fit than fat

Arlington has been named “America’s Fittest City” in an annual American Fitness Index ranking published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem Inc. The index, now in its 14th year,...

Uptick in Arlington rents may be precursor to normalcy

In what might be another sign of a return to a semblance of normalcy, average rents for Arlington apartments increased in February for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic. The 0.7-percent month-over-month increase also mirrored the...

Preservation battle in Arlington reaches next step

At the very end of a two-hour Feb. 23 hearing on the proposed historic designation of the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard between North McKinley Road and North Madison Street, Arlington County Board member Takis Karantonis mused aloud what...

Mason moves ahead with Arlington innovation effort

George Mason University’s plan to develop a major compound in Arlington focused on technology has taken another step forward. The university’s board of visitors has authorized staff to begin official negotiations with the newly formed Mason Innovation Partners as the...

Sun Gazette editorial: Library plan too little, way too late

If Arlington government officials are expecting us to shout “hallelujah!” and praise them to the hilt for their too-little, much-too-late library-system reopening, they should, by now, know us better than that. We come not to praise Caesar, but to...

Arlington homeowners face possible double-whammy on tax bills

Arlington homeowners are facing a prospective double whammy of higher assessments coupled with an increased tax rate under the fiscal 2022 budget proposal unveiled yesterday by County Manager Mark Schwartz. Schwartz recommends no change to the general tax rate, but...
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‘Old School’ column: The deluge!

Yes, I know this has been a banner year for that wet stuff falling from the sky, but the...
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