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The pedestrian overpass in Shirlington on a cold and rainy winter day (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Scholarships in Braylon Meade’s Memory — “With such a wide-reaching legacy, Braylon’s parents wanted the fund to be just as dynamic. So instead of creating one scholarship in Braylon’s name, they created three. ‘By establishing three scholarships, we hope to touch several different aspects of Braylon’s life,’ Kris explains.” [Press Release]

Missing Middle Roils Nextdoor — “The debates on Nextdoor in Arlington have been particularly intense over the past year, both Harrell and Bodine say, because the missing middle rezoning proposal came out in April and has been going through the county review process. For his part, Harrell suspects he’s posted hundreds of comments in the last year on the missing middle issue alone. Bodine accused the moderators of her neighborhood forum of being biased in favor of missing middle and inappropriately suspending some of the people who agree with her.” [Vice]

More Guns Confiscated at DCA — “Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) prevented two travelers from bringing their handguns onto flights within a four-day span, bringing the total number of guns detected at the airport checkpoints to five so far this month.” [Press Release]

More on GW Parkway Work — “The northern portion of the George Washington Parkway is undergoing a major repair project that will cause headaches for drivers — and restore several lost views of the Potomac Gorge… Selective tree removal will allow motorists to see original views of the Potomac and downtown that have been blocked for years.” [Axios]

Pedestrians Struck on the Pike — “Scanner: Two people struck by driver around the intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Adams Street, near Penrose Square. Both victims conscious and alert. Driver and striking vehicle reportedly left scene.” [Twitter]

Chase on I-395 — “Afternoon drama on I-395… Virginia State Police chased a red sedan through Arlington to the 14th Street Bridge before terminating the pursuit.” [Twitter, Twitter]

Rosslyn’s Raytheon Restructuring — “Arlington’s Raytheon Technologies Corp. said Tuesday it is restructuring its four subsidiary companies into three business segments, citing a need to better align with customer needs. The move comes nearly three years after the blockbuster merger of Raytheon and United Technologies Corp. and seven months after the combined company said it was moving its headquarters from Waltham, Massachusetts, to Arlington.” [Washington Business Journal]

It’s Wednesday — Rain throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:21 am and sunset at 5:22 pm. []

Recent Stories

Good Friday 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…

The Arlington County Board and the Human Rights Commission are at odds over whether commissioners had the right to request an investigation into possible human and civil rights violations at…

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Rep. Don Beyer is taking a leading role in Congress to address what he says is one of the most pressing issues this century: the regulation of artificial intelligence. This…

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🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!

From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.

Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.

🍽️ On the Menu: Delicious French food

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Free Right-Sizing Workshop – How to Get Rid of Your…

Cody Chance and Dick Nathan of Long & Foster are hosting a free workshop on the topic of “down-sizing” at their office on Cherry Hill Rd. (formerly Lee Highway) in Arlington on Thursday, February 29 from 5:30PM-7:00PM.

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Science Meets Judaism: Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Biases

The third program in our Science Meets Judaism series brings together Kol Ami member Jeremy Epstein, Assistant Director for Technologies and Privacy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Dr. Rebecca Epstein-Levi, Assistant Professor of Jewish


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