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by ARLnow.com October 27, 2011 at 8:34 am 2,033 27 Comments

Grass Gets Mowed After Article — High grass that had been obstructing the view of drivers on the already-dangerous ramp from eastbound Columbia Pike to northbound Washington Boulevard was mowed yesterday, one day after ARLnow.com published an article about it.

Potomac Avenue Bridge Opens — One can now drive from Potomac Yard to Crystal City without having to hop on Route 1. The Potomac Avenue bridge over Four Mile Run has opened to traffic, making Arlington’s Market Square shops and restaurants more accessible for residents in the new Potomac Yard housing developments in Alexandria. [Patch]

Trick or Treating at Pentagon Row — Dozens of Pentagon Row merchants will be greeting little trick-or-treaters Saturday afternoon. Some stores will also be offering Halloween specials for shoppers. [Facebook]

Republicans Optimistic About State Senate Race — Arlington Republicans are becoming more optimistic about the 32nd District state Senate race between Patrick Forrest (R) and incumbent Janet Howell (D). “People are realizing this is a very close race,” one operative told the Sun Gazette. Meanwhile, the Arlington County Republican Committee raised $8,404 in October, which is $8,400 more than it raised in September.

  • Bluemontsince1961

    “Grass Gets Mowed After Article — High grass that had been obstructing the view of drivers on the already-dangerous ramp from eastbound Columbia Pike to northbound Washington Boulevard was mowed yesterday, one day after ARLnow.com published an article about it.”

    Thank you, ARLnow.

    • JimPB

      Grass mowed — Kudos to ARLNow.com for using its power of the press for safety. A first step on a campaign?

      “One operative” — so sensitive a topic that the person could not be identified by name and his/her assertion better assessed? Come on, Sun Gazette, you can do better.

      • Thes

        The Sun-Gazette talks to the same four people every week. If they identified their sources, they’d have to reveal this, so they don’t.

    • CrystalMikey

      Kudos ARLnow!

      • Johnny Utah

        Another Festivas Miracle!

  • Tim

    Is the Potomac Avenue bridge a new structure? Or is it reusing an old rail bridge?

    • UnlimitedCustoms

      It is reusing the old structure.

    • Josh S

      Either the Patch or the Arlandrian indicates that it is reusing an old rail bridge.

      • drax

        Yeah, it’s left over from the same tracks that used to lead to Potomac Yard, which was a huge rail switching area.

    • CrystalMikey

      Yeah, it’s using an existing bridge.

  • ARLnow looking out for our safety! Nice job.

  • UnlimitedCustoms

    Are there accident stats to backup the claim that the ramp is dangerous?

    • Zoning Victim

      Having used that ramp a lot in the past, I’m not sure I’d label it as “dangerous,” but it really does suck. I’ve seen a couple of fender-benders (or I guess you’d call them bumper-benders since they were rear end collisions) there, though.

  • John

    Awesome! Next can we get something done about the construction staging area impeding sight on the ramp from Glebe Rd South onto 50 East?

    • DarkHeart

      I thought it was there to let you practice graffiti art?

    • Josh S

      Not for the next year or so. I just automatically move out of the right lane now whenever possible. Glad I (almost) never have to make that merge.

  • The ACRP thanks ARLnow for pointing out the fund deficiency and help raise an additional $8400 this month.

  • Richard Cranium

    Arlington Republicans have started drinking early.

    • KalashniKEV

      +1
      It’s TEA time!

  • Burger

    I’m still trying to figure out why Howell and Forest keep sending me campaign material even though I am not in their district.

    • Burger

      That should be instant disqualification for both for being unable to read a map.

    • Wayne Kubicki

      Very odd that both campaigns would be getting this wrong – what precinct do you live in? Have you moved lately?

      • drax

        Or have they redrawn the district lines lately? Hmmm.

    • charlie

      HA. I bet you have it wrong.
      i had several people call me on primary day asking me who to vote for — none of them knew that they had their state senate district changed.
      one person even called me after voting to ask why Favola wasn’t on her ballot.

    • drax

      Maybe you are in their district and YOU can’t read a map.

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