Morning Notes

Rain as seen through the windows of Compass Coffee in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

County Sued for Park Project — “Arlington County withheld nearly $1 million from a contractor that renovated a popular park in the East Falls Church area, the company has alleged. McDonnell Landscape, which filed the suit against the County Board in Arlington Circuit Court on Aug. 17, had been hired to carry out long-awaited upgrades to Benjamin Banneker Park, a 12.5-acre facility along Four Mile Run that includes a major trailhead, a dog park and athletic facilities.” [Washington Post]

Church’s Multi-Million Dollar Reno — “Bishop Michael F. Burbidge dedicated a new altar for St. Agnes Church in Arlington Aug. 31. The celebration was the culmination of a multi-million dollar renovation that changed and improved a number of aspects of the building. The church now has a newly paved parking lot, a new entryway and narthex. Inside the church, there is a new altar, tabernacle, baptismal font, ambo and new marble flooring in the sanctuary.” [Arlington Catholic Herald]

WaPo Profiles Flip and Flipper — “Transformed Arlington, Va., house for sale for $2.3 million…  A 1954 rambler was expanded into a six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 3,800-square-foot home.” [Washington Post]

More 7000 Series Trains Coming — “Metro is returning more of its newest, most reliable trains to service starting Sept. 12. This marks a significant step in the restoration of all 7000-series railcars, which is key to Metro’s plan to improve train frequency for customers. With the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission’s approval, Metro’s updated return to service plan allows the agency to safely operate up to 20 of its 7000-series trains per day, up from the current limit of eight trains.” [WMATA, WMATA]

It’s Tuesday — Rain in the morning, then drying out with some showers in the afternoon. High of 79 and low of 71. Sunrise at 6:44 am and sunset at 7:33 pm. []