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A warm afternoon in Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Housing and Food Need Still High — “Nonprofits ‘are seeing really dire things,’ said Anne Vor der Bruegge, director of grants initiatives at the Arlington Community Foundation… ‘To Arlington’s credit, the county has put as much as it can find into rent relief, but it’s still a serious situation.’ With the fiscal 2024 budget providing $4.6 million for eviction prevention, Vor der Bruegge said ‘Arlington is the only local jurisdiction that stepped up significantly to help renters still in arrears.'” [Falls Church News-Press]

Board Approves Bridge Location — “The Arlington County Board in Virginia has approved a location and a preliminary budget for the pedestrian bridge coming to Crystal City… The bridge will connect the area to Reagan National Airport, making the downtown area only a short walk away to hop on a flight.” [WTOP, WJLA]

YHS Players to Play College Football — “The success the Yorktown Patriots enjoyed during the fall high-school football season helped multiple players earn the opportunity to join different college teams this coming fall… The six players headed to different schools include two-year Yorktown starting quarterback James Yoest. He will play at  Stetson University in Florida.” [Gazette Leader]

NAACP Wants Arlington House Change — “The Arlington branch of the NAACP… on May 10 asked their supporters to sign a petition calling on Congress to remove the general’s name from the National Park Service site officially known the past half-century as ‘Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial.’ Supporters hoped to reach the 2,500-signature mark in order to draw more attention to the effort.” [Gazette Leader]

Vehicle Tamperers Arrested — “Upon arrival, an officer observed two male suspects allegedly rummaging through the inside of a vehicle. The officer gave the suspects commands to stop, which they refused to comply with and attempted to flee the scene on foot. The officer initiated a foot pursuit and the suspects were taken into custody with the assistance of additional officers. During the course of the investigation, officers located two additional victim vehicles which had been rummaged through.” [ACPD]

Group of Helicopters Flying Overhead — “Second day in a row for a group of choppers circulating part of Arlington. Not sure why exactly but there are Vietnam War commemorative events happening on the Mall this weekend.” [Twitter, Twitter]

Student Charged with Rape in F.C. — “On Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 4 p.m., City of Falls Church Police arrested a juvenile in connection with two sexual assault cases. Following a two-month investigation into the report of a serious incident occurring outside school hours on the Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) Secondary Campus, charges were filed on Thursday, May 11, 2023, against a juvenile for aggravated sexual assault and rape.” [City of Falls Church]

It’s Monday — Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. North wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 7 mph. []

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