It was, to be honest, a relatively light news week in Arlington.
Most of the local news revolved around restaurants, at a time when much of the population is still not even considering dining out at a restaurant. The restaurant stories did well, readership-wise, but not as well as we would expect during normal times.
The lived experience of this week probably doesn’t feel like it was light on news, given what’s happening nationally. Given the presidential debate, reports about the president’s past tax returns, the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis, and — for those sport-inclined — a constant barrage of sports news and post-season action, the last few days have been exhausting for many.
Here are the ARLnow stories that had the highest readership this week:
- Summers Restaurant Closing Permanently After 38 Years
- Reduced School Bus Capacity Prompts APS to Expand Elementary ‘Walk Zones’
- Democratic Precinct Captain Booted for Supporting Independent School Board Candidate
- Arlington World of Beer Location to Open Next Week
- New BBQ Restaurant Launches Fried Chicken Virtual Restaurant
- Connecticut Pizza Restaurant Sets Mid-October Opening Date for New Clarendon Outpost
- Man Arrested After Accidentally Firing Bullet into Apartment Below
- AWLA Still Seeking More Information on Abandoned Dog
- Making Room: Will Pentagon City Make Room for People or Cars?
- Punch Bowl Social in Ballston Sets Reopening Date
Feel free to discuss those articles or anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!
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Arlington and its neighbors have become more segregated in the last 10 years while fair housing legislation at the state level faces significant roadblocks. Arlington’s fair housing enforcement, education, and commitment to equity practices in housing policy and programs are beginning to show signs of improvement but much more needs to be done.
Join the NAACP Arlington Branch, HOME of Virginia, and Equal Rights Center for the 2nd Annual Arlington Fair Housing Conference on April 15th to discuss the threats and opportunities to advancing fair housing policy across the state and within Arlington.
The half-day, in-person event will feature speakers from fair housing advocacy organizations and government agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and focus on fair housing policy trends in Virginia and Arlington County. The conference aims to advance the understanding of issues and policies related to equity and affirmatively further fair housing among local officials, advocates, and members of the public.
2nd Annual Arlington Fair Housing Conference
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Private School Fair
Congressional School to Host MONA Private School Fair Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM
Congressional School in Falls Church, VA is delighted to host the MONA (Mothers of North Arlington) at an upcoming Private School Fair. Private schools from around
WHS Spring Festival
Join us at the WHS Spring Festival on April 22, 2023, from 10am- 3pm at Wakefield High School(main parking lot). Come out to shop, play, and eat!
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