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Kids and parents watching the Fairfax County police helicopter take off during the 2022 Arlington Public Safety Block Party (staff photo)

Metro Trespasser and Theft Suspect Nabbed — “Blue and Silver Line service was suspended Saturday between McPherson Square & Arlington Cemetery and Clarendon due to an unauthorized person on the tracks outside Rosslyn Saturday evening, WMATA officials said… New Metro GM Randy Clarke said he experienced this incident first hand, tweeting that the ‘trespasser committed a theft in Rosslyn then ran into the tunnel.’ Clarke added that the person was arrested.” [WJLA]

Lopez Targets Trespass Towers — From Rep. Alfonso Lopez: “Few things unite Northern Virginians across the political spectrum more than predatory towing. People are sick & tired of these companies getting away with unfair & aggressive tactics! Thanks to @NorthernVAMag for writing about my fight to rein them in.” [Twitter, Northern Virginia Magazine]

Arlington Man Sentenced for PAC Scheme — “An Arlington man was sentenced Friday to 14 months in prison for scheming to lie to the Federal Election Commission about the true identifies of donors to a super PAC for which he served as president and treasurer, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Joseph Fuentes-Fernandez, 62, served as president and treasurer of the super PAC Salvemos a Puerto Rico.” [Patch]

County Taking ‘Neighborhood College’ Apps — “Learn how to become a neighborhood advocate and create positive change in your community through Arlington County’s free Neighborhood College program. The application period for the Fall 2022 Session is now open. The program is geared toward Arlingtonians who want to become more involved in neighborhood and County-wide issues.” [Arlington County]

Public Safety Block Party Held — “First responders from Arlington County police, fire and more held a public safety block party Saturday, inviting the public for some fun and games, along with some education. The event was held at Kenmore Middle School on S. Carlin Springs Road from noon until 5 p.m.” [WJLA]

Va. to Only Sell Electric Cars Next Decade? — “California’s decision to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars beginning in 2035 will also halt the sale of such vehicles in Virginia due to a 2021 law linking the commonwealth to the western state’s vehicle emissions standards, state attorneys have concluded.” [Virginia Mercury, NBC 4]

Back to SchoolUpdated at 9 a.m. — Today is the first day of school for Arlington Public Schools students. Please be careful on the roads out there. [Twitter, Twitter, Twitter]

It’s Monday — Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 88 and low of 73. Sunrise at 6:36 am and sunset at 7:45 pm. []

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The westbound lanes of Columbia Pike are closed near Penrose Square due to a gas leak. It appears that a construction crew working in the roadway struck a gas line….

2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finalists, photo via Scripps National Spelling Bee Twitter

Arlington eighth-grader Charlotte Walsh will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee final after taking the semis by storm yesterday afternoon. Fifty-six spellers from across the country — ages 9…

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Please join us on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4 pm for the Glencarlyn Home Tour in Arlington’s historic Glencarlyn neighborhood.  Among the featured homes will be a sparkling new home by A&N Builders at 5604-4th St. South. The inviting front porch opens to a light-filled space featuring high ceiling, wood floors, gas fireplace,  Pella windows, Shrock cabinets, Quartz countertop, and JennAir appliances.  Doors from the family room open to a large covered porch with a few steps to the level, landscaped rear yard.  Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room, and linen storage.  The big lower level has a rec room, gym space, and a fifth bedroom and bathroom plus even more storage.  After leaving the home, stroll to the Ball-Sellers home, the oldest residence in Arlington, the community gardens at the library, Carlin Hall, and the 94 acre Glencarlyn Park. A lovely way to while away a late spring afternoon.

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Is home ownership a goal of yours in 2023? Now is the time to make it happen! Grab a (virtual) drink with the area’s top Real Estate experts, learn all about the home buying process and on how you can get $1,500 towards your closing costs immediately!

Did you know the average Arlington renter will spend $150K in 5 years of renting? Stop paying down someone else’s mortgage! Join us for a Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 7th at 6 p.m. via Zoom. If this time doesn’t work, we also are offering times convenient for your schedule!

A lot has happened in the local market since the beginning of the pandemic. Sip on your drink of choice and learn from Northern Virginia, Arlington and Washingtonian Magazines top producing agents! We will discuss the latest market updates, the home buying process and rent vs. buy cost savings. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Call/text Manavi at 703-869-6698 with any questions!

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Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved.

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4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Treat yourself this Independence Day with a world-class, private 4th of July extravaganza at the Military Women’s Memorial – a premier National Capital Region site.

Great food, fun, and the best views of Washington DC’s spectacular fireworks display. Relax, enjoy,


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