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A house set to be torn down and replaced with new construction in North Arlington (staff photo)

Shots Fired Investigation in Green Valley — From the Arlington County Police Department: “ACPD is investigating the report of shots heard in the area of 25th Street S. and S. Kenwood Street. At this time, no injuries have been reported. Police remain on scene investigating and a police helicopter is assisting with an aerial search of the area.” [Twitter, Twitter]

Local Statements on Tyre Nichols — Both the Arlington County Police Department and Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti issued statements over the weekend following the release of video showing the murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police officers. [Twitter, Twitter]

Candidate Wants Missing Middle Referendum — “Candidate Natalie Roy said Jan. 26 that if County Board members enact Missing Middle housing changes in the spring as currently anticipated, the public should be asked to authorize the changes in a November referendum… In Virginia, getting an advisory referendum of this type on the ballot is complicated at best, impossible at worst.” [Sun Gazette, Patch]

Planetarium Back Open — A celebration of the reopening of Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, after an overhaul and a nearly three-year closure, was held on Saturday. [NBC 4]

Origin of Arlington’s Name — “Today, the Arlington Heights folks, says Murawski, would like to “dispel the rumor that we were named after” that long-gone earl (also called Baron Arlington). He put me in touch with Craig Chapman, chairman of the Bibury Parish Council, who knows the subject. Chapman assured me that his study of the 370-year association between our two hometowns shows no link to the other two British Arlingtons, only Bibury’s.” [Falls Church News-Press]

Beaver Family Near Roosevelt Island — From the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail: “We discovered a family of beavers has built a lodge near our volunteer location tomorrow near TR Island. Volunteer with us tomorrow to improve the trail and maybe see a beaver up close.” [Twitter]

Wakefield Wins Track Meets — “By wide margins and with multiple first-place finishers, the Wakefield Warriors won both the girls and boys Arlington County indoor track and field championships. The girls amassed 125 points in the high-school meet at Thomas Jefferson Middle School to win by 79 points over the Washington-Liberty Generals. The Wakefield boys scored 123 and won by 77.5 over the runner-up Yorktown Patriots.” [Sun Gazette]

Va. Sens. Support D.C. Statehood — “It’s a bill that is going absolutely, positively nowhere this two-year session of Congress, but Virginia’s two U.S. senators have signed up as cosponsors of a measure giving statehood to a portion of the District of Columbia.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Monday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 56 and low of 41. Sunrise at 7:17 am and sunset at 5:28 pm. [Weather.gov]

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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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