Most-read Arlington stories of the week: Feb. 14-18

Ballston at twilight (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

We hope you are celebrating George Washington’s birthday with a three-day weekend. Most county services will be closed Monday and there are festivities abound in Alexandria for those who want to partake.

The week’s roundup of news included everything from updates to Covid mitigation strategies in schools to confirmation that an Amazon Fresh is coming to Crystal City.

Now, here are the most-read articles of the past week:

  1. A bunny has apparently infiltrated the Pentagon
  2. The original Five Guys was located in a strip mall along Columbia Pike
  3. Man arrested after Clarendon bar fight allegedly turns into sidewalk knife fight
  4. APS must make masks optional by March 1, will present new policy today
  5. Amazon Fresh grocery store opening in Crystal City, company confirms
  6. Part of Arlington has lost water pressure, officials say
  7. County considers new definition of ‘family’ to prevent housing discrimination
  8. Arlington’s test positivity rate drops below 5%
  9. Jury convicts man of 2019 Rosslyn stabbing spree
  10. New historic marker at Bluemont Junction Park speaks to impact of Jim Crow laws

Feel free to discuss those stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a great long weekend!

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