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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com September 7, 2012 at 9:10 am 3,439 18 Comments

Rosslyn Jazz Fest to Be Held on Saturday — The annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival will be held at Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway) from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. The musical lineup includes groups and artists like Afro Blue, Rene Marie, Don Byron and Joshua Redman. Some surrounding roadways will be closed for most of the day. Planned street closures for the event include westbound Lee Highway from Lynn Street to Fort Myer Drive, and one lane each on eastbound Lee Highway and North Lynn Street. [Rosslyn BID]

Duncan to Visit Arlington Traditional School — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools in Arlington this morning. The announcement is scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. at Arlington Traditional Elementary School (855 N. Edison Street). Duncan is expected to be joined by Rep. Jim Moran (D) and Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy. [Department of Education]

APS Still Processing Appeals — Arlington Public Schools has received 450 formal appeals from parents of children denied bus service this year. The school system is continuing to respond to those appeals “as rapidly as possible.” At a school board meeting last night, however, APS officials showed no sign of backing down from their controversial new busing policy, despite strong words from a dozen or so parents who spoke. [Sun Gazette, Arlington Mercury]

No West Nile Virus in ArlingtonUpdated at 9:30 a.m. — D.C. officials revealed this week that an elderly man has died from West Nile virus. So far this year, 21 cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Maryland and five confirmed cases have been reported in Virginia. No cases have been reported in Arlington, a spokesman for the county’s Department of Human Services tells ARLnow.com.

  • Wilbur

    There is one elementary school bus stop …. that is not a bus stop. West side of Arl – Tuckahoe or something. They located the bus stop where there is no sidewalk and no place for the kids to stand. So they have to stand in the road…. and yesterday was trash day (trash trucks going by same time as school pick up).

    APS totally F’d up. They have put children unnecessarily in harms way – and they are going to get their pants sued off for negligence the first time one of these kids gets injured bc the APS consulted (who clearly must have no clue about arlington topology) moved kids from safe routes to hideous routes.

    • Venusville

      Dad, please go back inside. You’re embarrassing me.

    • Westmoreland Street bus stop

      There is a Yorktown HS bus stop on northbound Westmoreland Street just north of Williamsburg Blvd that has no sidewalk. This might be the one. Some kid will get hit one day.

      It would seem even before you pick the distance that kids have to walk / ride the bus, you would pick bus stop locations where the kids don’t have to stand in the street to wait on a very busy road.

  • BreakPause02

    How come visits by political figures at the Federal level always seem to be in Arlington and not DC?

    • Bacon

      Why ATS? Why not other Arlington elementary schools that are doing a fantastic job with the ESL students they are given?

      • DeportEmAll

        Probably because ATS is considered an exemplary school in this region.

      • ATS Parent

        Because ATS is the only 2012 Blue Ribbon school in Arlington

      • Astoria442

        perhaps he cares about VPI children as much as ESL students?

    • JohnB

      Because DC is not a battleground state.

    • drax

      DC has only 3 electoral votes. Virginia has 13.

  • DarkHeart

    Looks like Arlington’s giant mosquito fence is working.

    • Thanks DARPA!

    • drax

      Not in my yard.

      • Southeast Jerome

        I know dat’s right. They be eatin’ me alive in mines.

  • YTK

    Rosslyn has got to be the ugliest most deeepressing place in this burgh/county……

    • B22201

      I don’t know about that. Clarendon is more depressing to me.

      pizza, yogurt, cupcake shop on every corner = sigh
      half of the restaurants/bars owned by the same people = sigh
      no parking=sigh
      too many people=sigh
      no originality = sigh

      Not saying that Rosslyn is some great place. . . and my not have much going on, but it doesn’t depress me like Clarendon does.

      • Ralph T.

        There is plenty of parking in Clarendon.

        Not a lot of free parking, perhaps.

  • Rob

    Not sure how health workers report these things to the authorities, but I live in Clarendon, and one of my roommates got just got diagnosed with West Nile a few days ago.


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