Morning Notes

Loops in a local parking garage (Flickr pool photo by Emma K. Alexandra)

Rent Growth Slowed in 2022 — “Add together the past five years… and the Arlington apartment market has somewhat underperformed the nation as a whole, according to new data…  But that’s largely owing to the steep initial decline in apartment rents at the very start of the pandemic… 2020: -13% in Arlington, -1% nationwide. 2021: +16% in Arlington, +18% nationwide. 2022: +4% in Arlington, +4% nationwide.” [Sun Gazette]

County Board Statement on Tyre Nichols — “While we are centered on supporting the Memphis community in healing from this tragic event, we know that our community wants reassurance that this won’t happen in Arlington. The Arlington County Police Department is dedicated to a culture of caring and respect, not excessive force, cruelty or violence. The standards set for and upheld by our officers are important in cultivating this culture.” [Arlington County]

Jewelry Store Robbery in F.C. — “On Friday, January 27 at about 12:50 p.m., three suspects entered Princess Diamonds (6757-12 Wilson Blvd.) and stole about $100,000 in jewelry. One suspect pointed a handgun at an employee while another suspect used a hammer to shatter display cases and access jewelry. The three subjects fled in a black Mercedes-Benz sedan.” [City of Falls Church]

Local Ramen Recommendations — “It’s always a good time for ramen, but it’s hard to beat the winter time. The traditional Japanese noodle dish features plenty of fresh toppings, add-ons and spice levels, making it easy to customize to your taste. Just as important, it’s warm and satisfying on a frigid, gray day. For a cold-weather pick-me-up, look no further than these local shops.” [Arlington Magazine]

It’s Tuesday — Light rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 45 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:17 am and sunset at 5:29 pm. []