Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com March 1, 2013 at 9:15 am 11 Comments

Construction cranes over Clarendon

Wakefield, O’Connell Advance in Tournaments — In high school basketball news, last night the Wakefield Warriors defeated Mountain View 83-76 to advance to the state semifinals, to be played Monday night. Earlier this week the Bishop O’Connell Knights defeated St. John’s 58-53 to capture the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament championship. After a quarterfinal victory, DJO will now play in the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association Division I tournament semifinals tonight. [Washington Post, Sun Gazette]

Parents Upset With School Boundary Changes — At a meeting Wednesday night, numerous parents expressed displeasure with Arlington Public Schools’ proposed elementary boundary changes. The changes are necessary due to overcrowding and the upcoming addition of a new elementary school. [Patch]

County Event to Highlight Intellectual Disabilities — On Tuesday morning, Arlington County will hold an “awards program and proclamation ceremony establishing Including People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Month as March 2013” The county says it “is committed to empowering and supporting persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve healthy self-determined lifestyles through community-based education, living arrangements, employment, and other individualized support services.” [Arlington County]

Metro Seeks Input on Pershing-Rt 50 Bus Service — Metro will be holding two public meetings in Arlington next week to discuss potential improvements to the Metrobus 4A, B, E and H lines, also known as the Pershing Drive-Arlington Blvd line. [WMATA]

  • Andy

    I’ve been through four attempts to move our planning district (to four different schools!!) including this one. In my opinion this attempt is the only one that has tried to think through the majority of the issues, and the only one that won’t lead our area being moved from one oversubscribed school to another.
    I’m sure there will be some “losers” here but it really seems that the approach has tried to have the majority of kids who are moved having sane new schools for their neighborhood. I haven’t found any parents I know who are upset yet (my group of friends tends to be currently attending Nottingham, Tuckahoe, Taylor & Jamestown).

  • Ham Burgler

    Noticed on my way to work the the McDonald’s in Crystal City underground has disappeared. Dark, signs gone, even Ronald McDonald statue is gone! The sequestration must have officially begun!!!

  • R. Griffon

    re: Picture of the Day – It’s good to see this development moving along as that block was always something of a blight. Does anyone have links to renders of the final plan? I’m sure they were posted on here at some point.

    • John

      They were published here a while ago. Unfortunately it will not be an attractive building; the renderings showed a strange-looking red brick building with a glass wall at the corner. The renovation of O’Sullivan’s at the cornoer is great however.

    • Sam

      I believe it looked very similar to the Ballston Point building at the corner of Wilson and Glebe (the building with Teds).

    • Clarendon

      Apparently it is now called “The Beacon at Clarendon West”. It used to be called “The Waverly”. The (old) rendering is on the Zomusa.com site. Hopefully it will look better than the rendering…

  • Why bother

    Random deletion of comment

  • Helen

    Go Warriors!!


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