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Weekend Roundup

by ARLnow.com May 3, 2010 at 8:58 am 1,251 0

Would-Be Challengers Blast Moran on Vote — Republican primary contenders Matthew Berry and Patrick Murray took turns blasting Rep. Jim Moran (D) after the long-time Northern Virginia congressman cast a futile vote to allow a congressional pay raise. Moran was on the losing side of a 405-15 vote to block an automatic increase in members’ $174,000 per year salary. More from the Sun Gazette.

Family Raises Questions About Taser Death — The family of a man who died after being Tasered by Arlington police is speaking out. Adil Jouami was unclothed, uncooperative and combative when officers arrived at a family member’s Columbia Pike apartment Friday morning, police said. Jouami’s grief-stricken family questioned the need to use a Taser on a naked, unarmed man when as many as ten officers were present at the scene. More from Fox 5.

New Construction in Clarendon and Ballston — Wondering what that big hole in the ground is eventually going to turn in to? The Arlington Real Estate News blog has a summary of some of the new construction projects in Clarendon and Ballston. The nine projects listed include two office buildings, a retail building, and residential construction representing more than 1,000 housing units (mostly apartments).

Photographer’s Favorite Mistake — The Close-Up Clarendon photo blog highlights a grammatically incorrect street sign on Washington Boulevard, dubbing it “the best street sign in Clarendon.”

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