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by ARLnow.com | November 15, 2011 at 9:41 am | 3,258 views | 10 Comments

Ben Affleck Flick Filming in N. Arlington? — Local residents are telling us that ‘Argo,’ a new Ben Affleck-directed political thriller, is currently in production in the area near Overlee pool. [Forums]

New Restaurant Coming to Shirlington — A new Mediterranean restaurant called Medi is coming to Shirlington. The eatery will offer “uniquely blended flavors, healthy ingredients, and great value,” according to The Village at Shirlington Facebook page. [Shirlington Village Blog]

County Board Candidate Sims Launches Website — County Board candidate Terron Sims II has launched a new campaign website. Sims is one of three Democratic candidates who have formally announced for the upcoming special election to replace state Senator-elect Barbara Favola. The West Point grad and Iraq war veteran has already won support and endorsements from County Treasurer Frank O’Leary and Rep. Jim Moran. [Sims for Arlington]

County Scales Back Legislative Agenda — With Republicans firmly in control in Richmond, Arlington County may be abandoning hope of getting its quarter percent hotel taxing authority restored any time soon. [Sun Gazette]

Signs Biting the Dust in the Rosslyn Area — One local blogger has taken note of at least two recent incidents where signs have apparently been knocked down by out-of-control cars in the Rosslyn area. [Ode Street Tribune]

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  • Patrick

    “County officials want the state government to allow undocumented students who meet certain criteria to receive in-state tuition rates to public colleges and universities in the commonwealth.”

    I believe the correct word is “illegal immigrant” students. Is the CB trying to compete with MD for the local illegal immigrant population?

  • DarkHeart

    We couldn’t get the Affleck whose star is still on the rise?

  • charlie

    not impressed with the picture.
    plus the store is never that empty.

    • CourthouseChris

      Evidently it was that empty when the picture was taken…

  • FrenchyB

    Ben’s turned into a pretty good director. Bryan Cranston is in the movie as well, though I doubt his character could be as intense as Walt in ‘Breaking Bad.’

    • DarkHeart

      Let’s keep him and Sofia Coppola behind the camera.

  • Virginia^2

    Did anyone happen to see many tens (or even hundreds) of high-flying aircraft in the air at the same time, flying west, while two helicopters circled, between about 7:30 and 8:30p last night?

    I know that I’m not crazy because I made my two roommates come out onto the balcony to confirm what I was seeing. I’m not big into conspiracy theories but I was about to head for the hills…literally.

    • charlie

      i heard a ton of stuff over the top of the 22207. but i wasn’t inclined to get up and look. but yeah the helicopter kept coming back and forth. live near 66 so figured the Obama was moving. wow. wish i had got up and looked…

  • arlcyclist

    Based on what I was told by someone at Delia’s in Alexandria Medi is by the same owners. I was also told it would be fast casual (think Chipotle but instead of burritos, gyros) by the same source.

  • ArlingtonNative

    Hmm, Oscar Ramiro Ortega / Ben Affleck both reported in same neighborhood, same time – coinicidence? I think not … I can see the resemblence hiding under that beard and hair!

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