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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com May 9, 2011 at 9:18 am 2,048 12 Comments

CERT Graduates Number 500 — The Arlington Community Emergency Response Team program graduated its 500th resident on Saturday. CERT says this weekend’s graduating class of citizen emergency responders was their largest one yet.

More on Mala Tang — Rebecca Cooper, formerly of TBD.com, takes a look at Mala Tang, the new Chinese “hot pot” restaurant near Clarendon. Unanswered question: are there enough potential customers who are willing to sit down and learn the hot pot process — and who don’t mind their meal getting “a little messy?” [Washingtonian]

Empty Shelves at Papery — Is Papery in Clarendon merely restocking its supply of stationary products, or is it in danger of closing? The store says they’re “making way for new stock.” [Clarendon Culture]

Elementary Students Run TV Show — Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy’s “Snapshots” TV segment visits the televised morning announcements show run by Henry Elementary students. [AETV]

  • david

    Last time I was in the Papery, the employee told me that because they were a family run business they were trying to keep their inventory low as a cost savings.

  • Thes

    This has happened before at the Papery.

    • MMDubs

      I was in the papery the Friday before Mother’s Day. They had zero Mother’s Day cards. I’m not being hyperbolic. Really – there were no Mother’s Day cards. They’re also not accepting orders for custom jobs. The writing is on the wall. They’ll be gone soon.

  • Arlington, Northside

    Congrats to the latest CERT graduates! Citizens serving their neighbors in times of crisis.

  • steve

    Has anyone tried the carryout Mala Tang? I hate eating in restaurants, but want to eat the food though.. I cannot open their menu as it requires chinese for the pdf file. Anyone know what options they have?

    • Brandon C

      I’m exceptionally interested in the carry out since it’s right behind GMU and it’s a much better meal than the awful Quizno’s next door.

      (though there is always Rocklands across the street, but it gets pricey after a while)

    • AB

      Food is good. Service could be a whole lot better.

  • Bender

    Too many businesses.

    Even with hyper-residential denisty, with people stacked one upon another, there is too much hyper-business density. And extra housing isn’t going to help, only make things worse. Too much density drives people away. It’s driven me away.

    • Josh S

      Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.

      • dynaroo

        Lots and lots of people drives people away.

      • chris

        You are kidding right?

  • jjbug

    These kids are clearly competent in this effort. I praise the program and the teachers who have proposed to them the possibility of learning these arts! These kids have assets to bank as they proceed with their education! Henry is south of my neighborhood but I heard a parent of Henry praise the school when we met at a Regional Park a couple of years ago and knew, as I heard her endorsement, the school was doing important things for its students

    Henry shares the parking lot for the Career Center, the Columbia Pike Library and the Public Health Environmental Heath Center. Could they be getting advice from the Schools Television Center at the Career Center?

    Great to see success reported.

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