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A work crew at George Mason Drive and Washington Blvd (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Macy’s Redevelopment Approved — “On Saturday, Dec. 17, the Arlington County Board greenlighted a 16-story mixed-use building on the current site of the Ballston Macy’s, while also approving a residential density transfer that preserves 118 affordable housing units along Columbia Pike. The new building will feature 553 residential units above ground floor retail uses, including a grocery store, replacing the Macy’s and vacant office space above it.” [Arlington County]

W-L Star Heading to SoCal — “After a year of silence regarding his recruitment, Arlington (Va.) Washington-Liberty three-star defensive lineman Elijah Hughes committed to USC Saturday… Hughes ultimately commit to USC over Virginia Tech, but also had scholarship offers from Stanford, Duke, Maryland, Miami and Virginia. He is rated Virginia’s No. 16 player overall and he No. 69 defensive lineman nationally.” [247Sports, Twitter]

Bittersweet Dog Rescue Story — From the Animal Welfare League of Arlington: “Because of your amazing response and generosity, Charlie Brown was given a chance and all the care he needed. Many other facilities do not have the resources or support to have even been able to give Charlie Brown that chance. And instead of being outside in a freezing rain storm, Charlie Brown was cuddled up in a warm bed, with pain medications, surrounded by love.” [Facebook]

TikTok Banned By State Gov’t — “Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin banned the use of several Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok and WeChat, on state government devices and wireless networks on Friday, calling them a threat to national security. Youngkin’s executive order covers apps developed by ByteDance and Tencent. Businesses who contract with Virginia must also prohibit their use on state-owned devices or IT infrastructure.” [WTOP]

It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 37 and low of 27. Sunrise at 7:24 am and sunset at 4:50 pm. []

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ARLnow Daily Debrief for Sep 22, 2023

Good Friday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. đź•— News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

A local nonprofit specializing in job placement for disabled individuals is drawing on federal funding to expand its services.

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An Arlington teen of the same name as an 18-year-old convicted in a recent high-profile case has been arrested after allegedly fleeing from police.

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