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by Katie Pyzyk | March 21, 2013 at 9:10 am | 712 views | 8 Comments

Green lights in Clarendon

911 Outage Report Released — A report regarding Northern Virginia’s 911 outage following last summer’s derecho storm calls on Verizon to provide an audit of its entire 911 infrastructure. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Board of Directors approved the report, which found that the outage was caused by the loss of commercial power and the subsequent failure of one of the two backup generators in each of Verizon’s Arlington and Fairfax central offices. Improper maintenance and incident response also reportedly contributed to the outage. [MWCOG]

Arlington Third Healthiest County in Virginia — A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin researchers indicates that Arlington is the third healthiest county in the state. Coming in first is Fairfax County, followed by Loudoun County. The study examined data from nearly every county in the nation. Overall, Northern Virginia counties fared better than those in the southern parts of the state. [WTOP]

Key Elementary School Educator Chosen as Teacher of the Year — The 2013 Arlington Public Schools Teacher of the Year is a fourth grade educator at Key Elementary School. Erica Russell has been teaching at the school since 2006. She will be honored by the School Board on May 15, and is the county’s nominee for the 2013 Virginia Teacher of the Year Competition. [Sun Gazette]

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  • April

    What was the County Board meeting at WETA in Shirlington yesterday all about? Selling off parks, libraries, and community centers to raise cash for the Pike streetcar?

    • VABuff

      Not the streetcar, another 9/11 memorial.

    • Don

      Check out the Arlington Yupette blog.

    • OX4

      *groan*

      This is like Arlington’s version of Godwin’s law. “As an online discussion on ARLNow grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving a streetcar approaches 1.”

  • Lisa

    That looks like the inside of the Tardis.

    • Dalek

      They will be exterminated.

  • fedworker

    Just goes to show that bulgogi is healther than froyo

  • Let_Them_Eat_Cake

    Ugliest building in Clarendon.

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