Morning Notes

Rain drops in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Charges Dropped Against Fmr. D.C. Official — “Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped an assault-and-battery charge against former D.C. deputy mayor of public safety and justice Christopher Geldart, who resigned in October after a personal trainer accused him of grabbing his throat in a gym parking lot and a resulting police statement triggered questions about whether he was meeting a requirement to live within city limits.” [Washington Post, WUSA 9]

Arlington Has Another Public Company HQ — “Leonardo DRS Inc., the Arlington subsidiary of Italian defense and space contractor Leonardo SpA, is Greater Washington’s newest public company. The company said after markets closed Monday afternoon that it had completed its all-stock deal to merge with Israel’s Rada Electronic Industries Ltd… Effective Tuesday, Rada’s existing stock symbol will be converted to Leonardo DRS and will be listed on the Nasdaq.” [Washington Business Journal]

Crystal City Company Expanding — “Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Technomics, Inc., an employee-owned decision analysis company that specializes in cost analysis, data management, and data analytics, has invested $1.7 million to expand in Arlington County. The company is leasing an additional 10,000 square feet of space at 1225 South Clark Street to increase capacity.” [Press Release, Washington Post, Fox 5]

APS to Adopt Policy for Racy Material — “Arlington School Board members on Dec. 1 are slated to approve new rules regarding the use of sexually-explicit material in classroom instruction, falling in line behind new state requirements that give local school districts no discretion in the matter. School Board members are slated to adopt a revision to instructional policies that will require school officials to give parents at least 30 days’ notice before students will be provided instruction with materials deemed sexually explicit.” [Sun Gazette]

APS Seeks Free Lunches — “The phrase ‘there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’ may remain a truism economically if not necessarily politically, but the Arlington School Board is hoping to get somebody else to pay for student meals. As part of its 2023 General Assembly legislative-priorities package to be voted on Dec. 1, School Board members are backing a proposal to provide ‘universal free meals at schools’ for all public-school students in Virginia.” [Sun Gazette]

Relive That Winning USA Goal — “Here’s what the goal in the USA vs. Iran World Cup match looked like at Bronson Bierhall in Ballston.” [Twitter]

Another Gun Confiscated at DCA — “Travelers keep trying to bring guns in their carry-on bags onto flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington. On Monday, officers detected the 29th gun of 2022, one shy of the 30 guns that were detected by officers at the airport in 2021, the most since TSA started keeping data on guns detected at Reagan National Airport in 2017… The latest incident involved an Alexandria man.” [Patch]

Library Director’s 2022 Xmas Playlist — “As 2022 winds down, take a break, grab a beverage, and give a listen to ‘Too Cool for Yule 2022.’ And don’t be shy about singing along. It will make you feel great.” [Arlington Public Library]

It’s Wednesday — Rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 58 and low of 44. Sunrise at 7:09 am and sunset at 4:49 pm. []