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Hotel construction site in Rosslyn (Flickr pool photo by Jeff Vincent)

RCA Building Trades Hands — “A joint venture led by McLean’s Jefferson Apartment Group has acquired the former RCA building in Rosslyn for $55.5 million, more than a year after gaining county approval to replace it with a multifamily high-rise… With the acquisition complete, demolition is anticipated to begin in February or March, a JAG spokesperson said in an email.” [Washington Business Journal]

Google Maps Leading Drivers Astray? — From Dave Statter: “@googlemaps still tells drivers to make the dangerous move from SB Boundary Channel to I-395S Exit 8C. Many do.” [Twitter]

Renovation of 19th Century House — “A rare streak of good news for historic preservationists… the 1897-vintage ‘Birchland-Weaver’ home at N. Glebe Rd. and Williamsburg Blvd., owned from 1961 to 2021 by the Page family, is undergoing a history-minded expansion/renovation by John Rosenbaum of Bedrock Development. ‘It’s not a recognized historic district, but I’m working diligently to restore it and keep a lot of the historic character,’ he said of the home built by the Weaver hardware store family. That includes reusing the cupola and adding a New Orleans-style porch up front.” [Falls Church News-Press]

Obit for Kennedy Aide — “Melody J. Miller was 18 years old, just shy of graduating from high school in Arlington, Va., when President John F. Kennedy invited her to meet him at the White House… That visit — six months before Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 — accounted for what Ms. Miller described as perhaps ‘the most treasured 20 minutes’ of her life. She went on to work for the Kennedy family for four decades, including 37 years on the staff of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), becoming a trusted assistant to one of the most powerful dynasties in American politics.” [Washington Post]

Boring Week for Sewage Plant — “Beginning the week of December 12, soil boring will occur at the north end of the Water Pollution Control Plant (near 31st Street) to assess the underground soil conditions. During this time, there are no expected impacts to the traffic in the area or for users of the trail. Residents in the area may hear noise near the Plant site.” [Arlington County]

Tweets from Courthouse Starbucks Rally — From Rep. Don Beyer: “I joined AFL-CIO President @LizShuler and leaders from across the region last night to support @SBWorkersUnited one year after the first Starbucks store unionized in Buffalo, NY. I will continue to stand up for workers’ rights and fight for their right to join a union.” [Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, Twitter]

Fire Recruits Graduate — “They’ve already completed 30 weeks of preparation, but members of the Arlington County Fire Department’s 81st recruit class still have plenty ahead of them. ‘You’re going to start on what seems like an eternity of training,’ said Fire Capt. Tyson Stanislaus during last month’s graduation ceremony for the new class.” [Sun Gazette]

Dem School Board Caucus Rules OKed — “Whether they will need it or not remains an open question, but the Arlington County Democratic Committee on Dec. 7 approved the timing and rules for a 2023 School Board caucus. The action also sets a filing window of Jan. 2 through Feb. 22 for those seeking the Democratic endorsement for the single School Board seat on the November 2023 ballot.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Monday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 43 and low of 34. Sunrise at 7:19 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. []

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