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County Manager: Green Valley shooting incident a ‘very, very high priority’

No arrests yet, but Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz says police are making progress after a June 6 shoot-’em-up in the Green Valley neighborhood that rattled nerves and led to a discussion of the possibility of imposing a curfew. “We...

Editorial: Arlington gets a new police chief. Sort of.

Friday afternoons in summertime are the traditional dumping ground for the type of news politicians and other leaders want to see disappear by Monday, so one can only surmise that Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz was not expecting a...

New Arlington police chief has long tenure in the ranks

After a nine-month interregnum, the Arlington County Police Department has a new chief. Actually, he is the same chief who has been serving in the post in an acting capacity since last year. In a move that seemed to alienate...

Bond referendums likely on way for county voters

Arlington voters will be asked to approve a modest package of bond referendums in November, if County Board members accede to a request made May 18 by County Manager Mark Schwartz. The proposal calls for a bond package of $62.5...

Editor’s Notebook: A stinky situation in Fairfax

Today’s “You Can’t Fix Stupid” award goes to members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, who – due to their collective desire to keep the public out of the selection process for a new chief of police –...

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,”...

County: Finances, not health, now reason for library closures

Arlington officials say it is no longer public-health concerns, but budget issues, that are keeping most of the county’s libraries locked up tight. And it’s likely most of them will stay that way for months to come. “Community health metrics are...

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 tax bills headed higher; stormwater charges to rise

Arlington homeowners are facing a prospective double whammy of higher assessments coupled with an increased tax rate under the fiscal 2022 budget proposal unveiled  Feb. 18 by County Manager Mark Schwartz and the maximum tax rates set two days...

Historic designation may be too little, too late

By the time the Arlington County Board takes a vote on putting the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard into a local-historic district, will the estate still be standing? County Board members have slated a Feb. 23 public hearing not on...
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Falling short in court, preservationists look to legislature

Having failed in a Hail Mary court challenge to force preservation of the land surrounding the razed Rouse estate...
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