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The Rosslyn dog park at Gateway Park (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Juan Soto Selling N. Arlington Home — “Parting is such sweet sorrow, but it’s time for baseball superstar Juan Soto to move on from the D.C. metro area. After an incredible five seasons of success with the Washington Nationals, including a 2019 World Series win, the talented right fielder has listed his home in nearby Arlington, VA, for $1,095,000.” []

House Fire in Arlington Heights — From the Arlington County Fire Department: “Units are on the scene of a structure fire in the 800 block of S Ivy St… Units arrived and found fire in the basement and first floor of the structure… Origin and cause remain under investigation. 2 adult residents displaced and 1 firefighter hospitalized (stable, non-life threatening) as a result of this fire.” [Twitter]

Amazon Heading Back to Office — “ Inc. said it’s sending employees back to the office starting May 1, a shift from the remote-work-friendly policy it’s had for almost three years. The Seattle-based tech giant’s CEO, Andy Jassy, said employees will be expected back in offices at least three days per week starting in May. He added there are ‘exceptions to these expectations, but that will be a small minority,’ according to his statement.” [Washington Business Journal, GeekWire, Amazon]

Lidl HQ Layoffs — “Approximately 200 employees at Lidl US headquarters in Arlington, VA have been laid off, according to a statement from the grocery story chain. The German-owned grocery store chain has been growing quickly in the D.C. area and throughout the East Coast. Lidl representative Chandler Spivey confirmed to FOX 5 that no store employees are impacted by the layoffs.” [Fox 5]

Local Lawmakers on National TV — Bills by Del. Alfonso Lopez and state Sen. Barbara Favola landed the former an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the latter a mention of the bill on CBS’s The Late Show. [Twitter, MSNBC, Twitter]

Chamber Hosts Hospitality Awards — “It was perhaps fitting that the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Hospitality Superstars honors were presented on Valentine’s Day. ‘These individuals truly are the heart of the Arlington hospitality industry, and our community is lucky to have each and every one of them,’ Chamber CEO Kate Bates said at the awards program.” [Gazette Leader]

N. Va. Localities See Rising Segregation — “It’s no mystery that de facto racial segregation persists in Greater Washington and its communities. And by some measures it’s been getting worse due in part to the ongoing housing affordability crisis. ‘Segregation is on the rise in our region.’ That’s according to the draft Metropolitan Washington Regional Fair Housing Plan, which eight regional counties and cities have provisionally signed on to… this marks the first time in 25 years several of the region’s counties and cities have collaborated on a common plan, which aims to, among other things, ‘overcome past and current segregation patterns.'” [Washington Business Journal]

It’s Tuesday — Clearing skies and breezy after a cloudy, possibly damp start in the morning. High of 63 and low of 41. Sunrise at 6:55 am and sunset at 5:52 pm. []

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