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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com — March 11, 2011 at 8:25 am 714 9 Comments

County Gears Up for Pothole Repairs — Arlington County and VDOT are preparing for a big spring pothole push. Crews have been out 5-6 days per week filling potholes, but as things warm up they may be able to start making more permanent repairs. You can report a pothole over the phone at 703-228-6570. [Sun Gazette]

Man Who Threatened Metro Sentenced — The Arlington View man accused of threatening to blow up Metro trains and Georgetown sidewalks has been sentenced. Awais Younis, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court to sending threatening communications. Younis, who said he never actually intended to carry out the threats, was sentenced to time served, a two-year supervised release, anger management courses and mental health counseling. [WTOP]

Rosslyn Blasting Starting Soon — The Rosslyn Metro entrance project has hit bedrock and will soon start blasting. The blasting will take place nightly between 1:00 and 5:00 a.m. for several months. Arlington County says the contractor is taking steps to minimize noise and vibration from the blasting. [TBD]

Crystal City Office Building to Be Renovated — An old 1960s-era office building at 1411 Jefferson Davis Highway will be renovated into “prime Class A office space” after BRAC forces its current tenant, the National Guard, to move out at the end of the year. [Washington Business Journal]

Englin Will Seek Re-Election — Del. David Englin, whose district includes part of South Arlington, says will not be seeking higher office this year. Instead, Englin announced yesterday that he will be running for re-election.

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  • bumpy

    Send the pothole crew to Columbia Pike and S. Barton. And while they are there, hit the street construction company patcher in the head with a shovel. Maybe it may help them do their craptastic jobs better. You can see all the way to North Arlington through those craters.

  • R.Griffon

    > The blasting will take place nightly between 1:00 and 5:00 a.m. for several months.

    Seriously, WTF?!

  • Southeast Ben

    Dear Pothole Crew, please repave entire road alongside Gunston.

    P.S. The new turf on the soccer field looks great.

  • Rick

    Williamsburg blvd between 35th st and Old Dominion would be nice to see torn up and repaved

    • david

      Completely agree. This is a horrible stretch of road that really needs to be repaved.

  • CW

    #2 and #3 combine for the headline pairing of the year. Should have combined the articles to some extent:

    “Rosslyn Blasting Starting Soon — The Rosslyn Metro entrance project has hit bedrock and will soon start blasting. “The blasting will take place nightly between 1:00 and 5:00 a.m. for several months”, project manager Awais Younis told TBD. Younis stated that his company is taking steps to minimize noise and vibration from the blasting. “This is my dream job”, he added.[TBD]

  • BoredHouseWife

    My car thanks you pothole crews.

  • Captain Obvious

    Of course he’s not running for one of the state senate seats. He wants to run for Moran’s seat.

  • Captain Krunchy

    Several months of blasting between 1 & 5am in a residential & hotel neighborhood?? All just to alay the sensitivities of office workers perhaps?? I would be pretty pissed off if I lived in Rosslyn or booked a hotel room(!!)..

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