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by ARLnow.com May 17, 2012 at 9:14 am 2,445 19 Comments

County Manager Proposes $2.4 Billion CIP — Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan has proposed a $2.4 billion Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2013-2022. The CIP includes big ticket items like a new Long Bridge Park Aquatics Center and streetcars for the Columbia Pike and Route 1 corridors. It also includes maintenance-related item, like increased funding for street paving, parks and facility renovations, and replacement of aged fire stations. [Arlington County]

Arlington Eateries in Dining Guide — Two Arlington restaurants — Eventide and Ray’s The Steaks — have made Tom Sietsema’s spring 2012 dining guide. [Washington Post]

Shuttleworth Keeping Race Close? — The campaign of Democratic congressional challenger Bruce Shuttleworth is touting new polling numbers that it says show Shuttleworth has a chance against incumbent Rep. Jim Moran. The poll reportedly shows a thin margin between Shuttleworth and Moran among likely voters — 16 percent to 19 percent — with 65 percent of likely voters undecided. A Moran spokesman said the claim of a close race was based on “laughably inaccurate numbers.” [Sun Gazette]

Flickr pool photo by ddimick

  • alex1138

    Awesome shot today!!

  • KalashniKEV

    Public Pool??? GROSS!

    • WeiQiang

      It’s not a pool, it’s an aquatics centre. That’s like calling a Desert Eagle a ‘pistol’.

      • KalashniKEV

        But… a Desert Eagle is a pistol… a completely stupid one…

        Oh, I get it now!

      • DarkHeart

        Just ask a Texas coyote.

        • W.M.R.

          I’m not a big-game hunter. I’ve made it very clear, I’ve always been a, if you will, a rodent and rabbit hunter all right? Small, small varmints, if you will. And I began when I was, oh, 15 or so, and have hunted those kinds of varmints since then — more than two times. I also hunted quail in Georgia, so I’ve — it’s not really big-game hunting, if you will, however. It’s not deer and large animals. But I’ve hunted a number of times of various types of small rodents.

          • KalashniKEV

            You’re not fooling anyone, Mittens!

            You’re a gun-grabbing northeast liberal…

  • Frivolous

    Oh cool, they took away a lane and added parking spots in-front of bar on Glebe. Great idea!

  • Anyone know what the fighter jet flyover was for last night?

    • Quoth the Raven

      Check the forum – there is a topic (and nice pictures) about it.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      There is a thread on this over in the Forums section. Apparently, it was a flyover of Arlington Cemetery for the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial.

      http://www.defense.gov/news/ne…..?id=116370

  • Who’s Money Is It ??

    Notice how routine street maintenance is couple with an aquatics center….
    And also how routine maintenance is being funded with a bond rather than out of on-going revenue.

    • Suburban Not Urban

      Yup – notice how they re-bucketed the bond requests so that you can’t easily compare them to the 2010 bonds.

  • geri

    Shuttleworth is SO dishonest. Republican dirty tricks. He has a fundraiser at Margie Bell’s house. She is a Republican who held fundraisers and actively campaigned for Republican candidate, Patrick Murray. Their numbers are close because they count in all the Republicans who are backing Shuttleworth. This guy talks about integrity and then runs as a Democrat and asks all his Republican backers to vote in the Democratic primary. It might be legal but it’s not ethical. Shuttleworth’s main point is that Moran gets too much for this district so vote to send more to Texas.

    • AlexinArl

      I’m a friend of Bruce’s and one of many supporters! And I’m a life long Dem!
      1. He is a true progressive
      2. He started campaigning as a boy with his Uncle, Democratic Congressman Bowen
      3. The poll was off Registered Democratic voters in VA8
      4. He’s managed to pull Republicans over with his straight and honest talk…never heard of any Republican believing in a single payer health system…also..Kucinich’s Presidential Campaign Manager is supporting Bruce…this is about as Democratic as you can get.
      5. No funds were asked for or received at the Bell event — it was an opportunity to convert more republicans to the Democratic way!
      6. If Moran and his supporters are so righteous — they should have nothing to worry about – even their phone banking lies to voters by saying the Shuttleworth campaign is connected with the Super PAC…this is illegal…if they believe it, they should report it!

      • geri

        He is backed by the Texas Super PAC

        http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/03/28/troublesome-super-pac-targets-new-incumbents/

        This is the classic Republican BIG LIE. Wake up

        • geri

          From RED ALEXANDRIA
          April 23, 2012
          Bruce Shuttlesworth Playing Smart Politics (Video) Reply

          Here is 8th district Democratic party challenger drumming up support at the Falls Church Republican Committee. Our Congress-tool Jim Moran pretty much has the left-leaning side of the district sewn up, so why not try and beat Moran at his own game? There’s a reason Northern Virginia is known as the People’s Republic of Northern Virginia.

          I say good for Mr. Shuttlesworth!

  • Aaron

    Kudos to Eventide and Ray’s The Steaks for representing our beloved County in the Spring Dining Guide!!

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