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A pedestrian walks along a path in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Four Mile Run Hazmat Alert — From Arlington County: “Chemical Odor with Fish Killed… All pets and people should avoid the water in the area of Four Mile Run from Walter Reed Drive to the Potomac River until the Department of Environmental Services says it is safe.” [Twitter, Twitter, Twitter]

No County Payments to Amazon, Yet — “Arlington offered $23M for Amazon HQ2. So far, it hasn’t paid a dime. The county’s incentives are based on revenue streams that have shrunk since Amazon — and covid — moved in.” [Washington Post]

Grumbles About Committee Switch — “With the elimination of [the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission], ‘the [County] Board will not receive neutral, outside advice on such county issues, making them more reliant on the manager and staff for decisions,’ noted one individual who had watched the process closely but asked not to be named because it could be problematic in their professional life. ‘EPAC and CARRT could have coexisted,’ the individual said.” [Sun Gazette]

APS Hiring for Last Open Positions — “APS started the school year 99 percent fully staffed, and Human Resources is working closely with administrators to fill the remaining 35 full-time teacher vacancies as quickly as possible. Currently there are 15 full-time vacancies at the elementary level and 20 at the secondary level. We are utilizing substitutes where necessary as we work to ensure high quality teachers are in place in every classroom.” [Arlington Public Schools]

Three to Receive Community Award — “For the first time in 29 years, three extraordinary people will be honored with The William T. Newman Spirit of Community Award. Individually and collectively, these recipients represent the passion, commitment, and community advocacy that define the Award and the absolute best vision of what Arlington can be: Portia Clark… Mark Riley… [and] Dr. Mike Silverman.” [Press Release]

Improper Tow Truck Parking Tweeted — In something of a local Twitter trend, a number of people have been posting photos of Advanced Towing tow trucks parked next to a fire hydrant in front of the company’s lot in Ballston. [Twitter, Twitter, Twitter]

Renovations at Nearby Shopping Strip — “Construction has begun on a substantial renovation of Chesterbrook Shopping Center in McLean. Barricades, signage and other equipment started emerging at the Safeway-anchored retail strip in mid-August… An overhaul of Chesterbrook has been anticipated since longtime property manager Federal Realty Investment Trust took ownership of the 90,000-square-foot property at 6214 and 6246 Old Dominion Drive in May 2021.” [FFXnow]

It’s Thursday — Mostly cloudy but fairly pleasant throughout the day. High of 78 and low of 67. Sunrise at 6:45 am and sunset at 7:30 pm. []

Recent Stories

Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. đź•— News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

A look at the most and least expensive single-family homes sold in Arlington last month, November 2023.

Eighteen properties formerly within a special “revitalization district” in Cherrydale will soon officially be eligible for redevelopment with 2- to 6-unit homes. On Monday, the Arlington Planning Commission unanimously adopted…

Confused with federal paperwork? Statutes of Liberty breaks down agencies that are involved with immigration.

About Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT): Latinas Leading Tomorrow is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina women through education, mentorship, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a community of future leaders who will make a significant impact to the community.

Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee program operations, including educational and community initiatives.
Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining trust and accountability.
Develop and execute a strategic vision aligned with our mission and values.
Lead fundraising efforts in partnership with the Board Members.
Cultivate relationships with community partners, schools, educators, and donors.
Demonstrate strong leadership skills, fostering a positive organizational culture.
Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and make compelling public presentations.
Promote inclusivity and collaboration throughout the organization.

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Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.

Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.

Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.

Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!

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Holiday Art Show

Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to

Live Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live,…

Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Friday, December 29

Headliner: Casey James Salengo

Casey James Salengo is a NYC-based comedian who’s been featured on Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, This Week at the Cellar,


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