New Assistant Fire Chief — “The Arlington County Fire Department is proud to announce the hiring of Jason R. Jenkins for the position of Assistant Fire Chief. Chief Jenkins has over 26 years of experience in Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), serving most recently as an Assistant Fire Chief with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.” [Arlington County]
Burglary Suspect Exposes Self — “The known suspect allegedly gained entry to the victim’s home. When the victim returned to the residence, he confronted the suspect and asked him to leave, which the suspect refused. The victim exited the residence when police arrived on scene and the suspect followed and was subsequently taken into custody…. During the course of the investigation, officers recovered suspected narcotics. No items were reported stolen from the home. The suspect was transported to booking where he exposed himself to law enforcement.” [ACPD]
Airbag Theft Suspects Also Hit Alexandria — “Two Manassas men arrested in November for allegedly stealing air bags in Arlington are also suspected of committing 11 similar acts in Alexandria, according to police. The 43-year-old and 25-year-old suspects were arrested on Nov. 13 in Arlington and charged in connection with three airbag thefts committed that day.” [ALXnow]
Governance Change Legislation Unlikely — “The 2023 session of the General Assembly is likely to come and go this winter without considering changes to Arlington’s governance structure proposed by the Arlington County Civic Federation. Federation delegates last fall adopted a resolution suggesting a series of changes that would impact the current governance system, which has been in place in Arlington since the 1930s.” [Sun Gazette]
Another Arlingtonian Attempts Running Feat — “Watch out, Michael Wardian! One of your Arlington neighbors is trying to claim the title of Arlington’s top long-distance runner. Arlington resident Jill Jamieson is planning to participate in the World Marathon Challenge, an event that takes runners to Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America to run seven marathons in just seven days.” [Patch, Fox 5]
Local Science Stars — Updated at 10 a.m. — Two Arlington students are among 300 selected in the “nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors” — Washington-Liberty High School’s Ambica Sharma and H-B Woodlawn’s Julia Westwater Brodsky. [Society for Science]
Driving Oops Outside BBQ Restaurant — “Per scanner, a driver went over the curb at Sloppy Mama’s along Langston Blvd and her vehicle (likely the red car seen below) is now stuck.” [Twitter]
GMU Law Partnering with HBCUs — “George Mason University is developing a program to funnel Virginia students from historically Black colleges and universities into its law school and, more broadly, the legal field. Its first partner in the program is Hampton University and the plan is to expand it to undergraduates at other Virginia HBCUs that don’t have law schools. The aim, said Antonin Scalia Law School Dean Ken Randall, is to… bring more people of color into the legal field.” [Washington Business Journal]
It’s Friday (the 13th) — Light rain in the morning, then clearing but breezy. Not a good day to walk under ladders. High of 51 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:27 am and sunset at 5:09 pm. [Weather.gov]
Good Wednesday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…
After a 2-year search for new digs, Arlington Independent Media is on the cusp of moving from its long-time headquarters in Clarendon.
Former Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos is taking a top job in the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. Stamos lost her reelection bid in 2019, defeated in the Democratic primary by…
Sometime next year, three residential streets in Arlington without sidewalks could get upgrades to allow for safer pedestrian and cyclist use. To help address demonstrated safety and access issues on…
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Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.
Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.
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Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to