Morning Notes

The ramp from Washington Blvd to the GW Parkway (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Gunfire Damage Discovered by Maintenance — “At approximately 9:58 a.m. on December 12, police were dispatched to the late report of suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, it was determined that a residential maintenance crew responded to a service request from December 10 and observed an apparent bullet hole inside the apartment. Responding officers recovered evidence of a firearm being discharged. No injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing.” [ACPD]

ACFD Message to Motorists — “DRIVERS: Please do not block the entrance to our fire stations!! Blocked entrances like the one seen here in #Ballston prevent our units from responding to emergencies. When minutes and seconds matter, a blocked box like this could be the difference between life and death!” [Twitter]

New Electoral Board Member — “Arlington Circuit Court Chief Judge William Newman Jr. on Dec. 8 appointed Republican Richard Samp to a three-year term the Arlington Electoral Board, succeeding Democrat Matthew Weinstein effective Jan. 1. The switch will give Republicans a two-to-one majority on the body for the first time in eight years, with Samp joining fellow Republican Scott McGeary and Democrat Kim Phillip on the body.” [Sun Gazette]

Kanninen Reflects on School Board Tenure — “With her term expiring along with the year of 2022 on Dec. 31, Kanninen on Dec. 7 spoke before the Arlington County Democratic Committee, whose banner she ran under during election victories in 2014 and 2018. ‘We are in a good place to continue our path forward,’ Kanninen told Democrats. ‘We’re building back strong [post-pandemic] and making Arlington Public Schools better than ever.'” [Sun Gazette]

Blood Drive in Courthouse — “Fire Works American Pizzeria and Bar and Inova Blood Donor Services are partnering on a holiday blood drive in the Courthouse area of Arlington. An Inova Blood Donor Services Bloodmobile will be parked in front of Fire Works, near Clarendon Boulevard and North Adams Street, on Monday, Dec. 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.” [Patch]

Potomac Yard Metro Update — “Metro on Tuesday announced May 2023 as the rough expected opening date for the new Potomac Yard station, currently under construction along the Blue and Yellow lines. According to Metro, construction on the Potomac Yard station is 90% complete as of Tuesday.” [NBC 4, WMATA]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 40 and low of 26. Sunrise at 7:21 am and sunset at 4:49 pm. []