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ARLnow Daily Debrief for Mar 17, 2023

Good Friday evening, Arlington. Today we published articles that were read a total of 10800 times… so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today — Mar 17, 2023.

  1. Roads closed in Shirlington amid response to mental health crisis
  2. ACPD: Airbags stolen from multiple vehicles in parts of N. Arlington
  3. Arlington expands no right on red to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety
  4. Morning Notes

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. Scoop: Courthouse Taco Bell Cantina to open next week (2857 views)
  2. Arlington Planning Commission gives thumbs up to ‘Missing Middle’ zoning changes (9467 views)
  3. Serving since 1988, El Pollo Rico continues to please (8063 views)
  4. Morning Poll: After last night’s Colbert segment, pick a position on pickleball (6413 views)
  5. NEW: State police investigating fatal crash in Arlington (5930 views)
  6. JUST IN: Smoke at Clarendon Metro station prompts large emergency response (5418 views)
  7. Ballston area pet store appears to be closing later this year (4903 views)
  8. Plans for RiverHouse come into focus as residents call for more infrastructure upgrades (4314 views)
  9. Demolition day nears for RCA building in Rosslyn (3367 views)
  10. ACPD: Person shot in Pentagon City after neighbor’s gun cleaning accident (3196 views)
  11. EXCLUSIVE: Some builders and business owners say Arlington’s new permit system is lagging (3138 views)
  12. BREAKING: Firefighters battling house fire in Bluemont (3047 views)
  13. Langston Blvd McDonald’s makes a second pass at adding another drive-thru lane (3011 views)
  14. JUST IN: Teen girl sexually assaulted along Columbia Pike (2941 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday in Arlington, from our event calendar.

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⛅ Saturday’s forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 56 and low of 28. Sunrise at 7:16 am and sunset at 7:19 pm. See more from

💡 Thought of the Day

Thought of the day: Compassion molds deeper connections, blending visible humanitarian acts with unseen ripples farther out. With each act your echoing presence touches existence we might even never become aware of, crafting a living human jigsaw enveloped throughout mysterious pass-over bridges among hearts.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

We hope you have a great weekend, Arlington! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋