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Rain in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Church Development Plan ‘On Hold’ — “The two partners in June of 2023 applied to the Arlington County government for a zoning change that would allow the construction of a building that could accommodate as many as 92 residential apartments for seniors 55 or 62 and older… Garrett Jackson, APAH’s Director of Resource Development and Communications, told the Blade that APAH on behalf of the church asked the Zoning Administrator to put the application on hold while the church and APAH consider revisions for the project.” [Washington Blade]

Critic Highlights Arlington Eatery — “Yigit, who does his own shopping a couple of days a week, says he tests ideas on his Turkish friends and staff. If they like a dish, on the menu it goes. Coming soon to Istanbul Grill is beyti kebab: ground grilled lamb seasoned with parsley and garlic, bundled in flatbread, cut into slices, draped with tomato sauce and yogurt, and served as a roll-up. I’m in!” [Washington Post]

Crash Caught on Camera — From Dave Statter: “A single-vehicle crash with an SUV running off the road and head-on into two poles in Arlington early today. It happened at 12:45 a.m. on S. Walter Reed Dr. and S. Arlington Mill Dr. Several people stopped to help. It appeared the woman driving the SUV did not go with @ArlingtonVaFD and was instead detained by @ArlingtonVaPD.” [Twitter]

Netherlands Carillon Tulips Blooming — “Tulips are now blooming across the D.C. region, including at the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, Virginia, where the flower viewing experience is punctuated by the sounds of pealing bells. The steel tower bearing 53 bells was dedicated in 1960, a gift from the Netherlands to the U.S. for the American aid given to the Dutch people during World War II.” [WTOP]

Local Racial History Timeline Expanded — “As part of Realizing Arlington’s Commitment to Equity (RACE), the County has recently expanded its comprehensive timeline of Arlington County’s racial history to include the timeframe of 1976-90.” [Twitter, Arlington County]

Proposed ART Fare Hikes, Service Cuts — “The Arlington County Board is considering a 12.5% fare increase to ART and STAR in the Fiscal Year 2025 County operating budget, commensurate with WMATA’s proposed bus fare increase. Services changes are also being considered to the following routes: ART 53, 61 and 62.” [Arlington Transit]

Farm Wage Bill Vetoed — “Gov. Youngkin has vetoed a local legislator’s measure addressing the minimum wage paid to Virginia’s farmworkers and those hired from outside the U.S. to work on farms. Youngkin’s veto measure suggested the bill, patroned by Del. Adele McClure (D-Arlington), was a solution in search of a problem.” [Gazette Leader]

Rosslyn BID’s April Fool’s Post — “Notice the escalator work in the Rosslyn metro station? We’ve proposed this enhancement to speed up your commute! Introducing the Rosslyn Metro Slide. Passengers starting their trips here would be able to enjoy a quick slide ride down to train level.” [Twitter]

It’s Tuesday — Expect showers and potential thunderstorms today. Patchy fog may occur before 2pm. The high will be around 57 with an east wind between 6 to 10 mph, and a 90% chance of precipitation. New rainfall amounts may vary between a quarter and half of an inch. For Tuesday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely, especially after 8pm, with patchy fog forming after 8pm. The low will be around 50, with an east wind of 8 to 10 mph, a 90% chance of precipitation, and similar rainfall amounts. [NWS]

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

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Arlington’s response team for people in mental health and substance use crises is on track for a substantial buildout. An additional $478,286 in federal funds would allow Arlington to hire…

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