Morning Notes

Vibrant fall colors of leaves in Quincy Park (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Amazon Pausing Corporate Hiring — “Amazon is pausing hiring for roles in its corporate workforce, the company announced in a memo to staff Thursday. The company had already announced last month it would freeze hiring for corporate roles in its retail business, but the latest update affects its other businesses.” [CNBC]

Bigger Career Center Coming — “Arlington School Board members on Oct. 27 voted unanimously to authorize construction of a larger, more expensive, new Arlington Career Center building, saying the opportunities it will provide outweigh concerns that the extra cost may come at the expense of other much-needed capital improvements. ‘I’m persuaded,’ said School Board Chairman Reid Goldstein, who with colleague Mary Kadera has expressed concerns about the project’s cost (now $182.4 million for 1,619 seats).” [Sun Gazette]

De Ferranti Seeking Support — “As the days ticked down to a final verdict from voters, Matt de Ferranti became his own canary in the coal mine. ‘I do not know for sure that we will win,’ the incumbent County Board member warned the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s rank-and-file on Nov. 2, asking for last-minute all-hands-on-deck support to stave off what could be the first dent in Democrats’ County Board monopoly in nearly a decade.” [Sun Gazette]

Man Casually Walks Across I-395 — From Dave Statter: “Watch this: It’s not just drivers who will do anything to get to Exit 8C on I-395S. This happened about 20 minutes ago.” [Twitter]

More Bike Lane Blocking — “Love the N. Quincy bike lane… It’s not just an issue of drivers not knowing or caring. It’s also that there’s a clear need for more short drop off/pick up space along that street. Maybe eliminate parking space and change them to loading spaces.” [Twitter]

Real Estate Market Still Slowing — “Two new indicators provide confirmation – if any is needed – that the Washington region’s homes market has cooled significantly. But they also provide some reassurance that the local market is hardly in a state of freefall. New data from Zillow show that the indicators – median ‘age’ (days on the market) of all inventory being listed for sale and median number of days between listing and ratified contract – are up compared to a year before, but are still below pre-pandemic levels.” [Sun Gazette]

Minor Powerball Winner Sold Here — “While nobody snagged the Powerball $1.2 billion jackpot Wednesday night, one ticket was sold in Northern Virginia for the drawing that is worth $1 million… Three tickets won $50,000 apiece. They were bought at B.O.B. #45 at the Pentagon in Arlington, the 7-Eleven at 13307 Warwick Blvd. in Newport News, and online.” [Patch]

It’s Friday — Fog expected in the morning, then partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 69 and low of 50. Sunrise at 7:40 am and sunset at 6:06 pm. []