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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. []

Recent Stories

Good Tuesday evening, Arlington. Today we published articles that were read a total of 19674 times… so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles for today —…

A Washington-Liberty High School senior was killed in a double homicide yesterday in Fairfax County. Braden Deahl, 18, was a standout soccer player on the W-L varsity team who had…

The saga of slow mail delivery in Arlington continues. Now, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D) is bringing the county’s issues to the federal government. There have been grumblings for years…

The delay in the second phase of Amazon’s HQ2 may not be for all that long, according to Arlington County Board Vice-Chair Libby Garvey. Garvey appeared on WAMU’s The Politics…

The 44th Leeway Overlee Community Day and Yard
Sale will be along the John Marshall Drive/Ohio Street greenway on
Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The community will be out in
force to exchange information and greetings, sell unneeded household
items, and pick up a few bargains.

About 100 families set up tables for the festivities, which take
place along the six-block stretch of the greenway from near Langston
Blvd. to Washington Blvd. Attendance is free, but
a $10 fee will be collected from individuals and families selling
household items during the event. Ensure that all goods and rubbish are
removed from the greenway by 1 p.m. Leave dogs at home.

For more info, call 703-532-6101. If planning to sell, start labeling
your items for sale NOW! Event will take place as long as there is not
active rain. Rain date is June 10.

Submit your own Announcement here.



Sat, June 3rd I 3:30 pm / Shows 5:50 pm I Kenmore Auditorium I Glencarlyn

The 36th Festival Argentino USA celebrates Argentine Day and Cultural Freedom. The folkloric group Los 4 de Córdoba and 25 more artists from Argentina, World, and Solidarity Tribute, 200 years of friendship between USA and Argentina!.

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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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