Good news, Arlington. According to a new book, we live longer than just about everybody else in the country.
Residents in the Eight District of Virginia — us — and the Eight District of Maryland — another D.C. suburb — live more than 83 years, on average.
That makes the Virginia and Maryland Eighths the congressional districts in which Americans are living the longest, according to the book Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience.
We’ll drink to that.
Arlington’s NAACP presents the 2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet and Awards Ceremony, the biggest civil rights and social justice event of the year.
A multi-year project to improve bus transit along Columbia Pike has been delayed by design problems associated with the proposed bus shelters.
The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Disappointingly, despite its proximity to the heart of the military, only one APS school (Discovery Elementary) earned the Purple Star designation in 2019-2020. None has earned it for 2020-2021.
(Updated at 4:50 p.m.) Floodwaters have receded after Columbia Pike was blocked at S. Greenbrier Street around 3:30 this afternoon. At least one car was stuck in the high water,…