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Walking in the rain in Courthouse (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Athletic Field ‘Crunch Time’ — “It’s the time of year for maximum friction among prospective users as the need for athletic fields in Arlington outstrips available resources. But, county officials say, they are trying their best when it comes to providing access to school-system fields to those in recreation leagues.” [Gazette Leader]

Eclipse Glasses for Sale — “If anyone in Pentagon City needs a pair of eclipse glasses, ⁦@HarrisTeeter⁩ has them on sale. 2 pairs/$5. The display stand is at the front of the store, near the bagged charcoal.” [Twitter]

No County Support for DOJ Jail Probe — “‘Why won’t the County Board support, publicly, a Department of Justice investigation? Do you support an investigation?’ commission member Wanda Younger asked de Ferranti directly at the March 14 meeting. His response to the second part proved somewhat indirect, but boiled down to ‘no’  – at least for the present time.” [Gazette Leader]

Police Welcome New Cadets — “The Arlington County Police Department proudly welcomes nine college students to the ACPD Cadet Program. In February, these individuals embarked on an exciting journey to see firsthand what it takes to be in the policing profession and prepare them for a career as an Arlington County police officer.” [APCD]

New Restaurant Open at DCA — From Reagan National Airport: “It’s our lucky day! Lucky Buns is now open!!! Stop in for delicious selections of appetizers, salads, burgers, fries, and desserts. Every dish has a story here, so come in and discover yours.” [Twitter]

APS Conflict Policy Proposal — “Current wording: ‘The School Board, the superintendent and all Arlington Public Schools employees shall avoid even the appearance of impropriety.’ Staff proposal: ‘The School Board, the superintendent and all Arlington Public Schools employees shall avoid acts of impropriety.'” [Gazette Leader]

New Store at Marymount in Ballston — “Placemakr Marymount’s Ballston plans to open a convenience store powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology. Located in the lobby of Placemakr at Marymount’s Ballston Center campus… the new convenience shop – Saints 24 – guests and students residing at the hotel will now have access to this technology, a range of healthy food items and other convenience items.” [Marymount University]

Impact of Arena Deal Collapse — “Greg LeRoy, executive director of incentives watchdog Good Jobs First, said it’s laughable to think that turning away a sports team seeking public financing will hurt the state’s business climate. ‘Other regions would kill for a business climate like northern Virginia’s,’ said LeRoy, whose organization opposed the deal.” [Associated Press, Washington Business Journal]

Potomac Yard Development Delayed — “In the wake of Alexandria backing out of the $2 billion Potomac Yard arena deal, Mayor Justin Wilson says that ‘very little will likely change in North Potomac Yard for quite some time.’ In his April newsletter, Wilson said that last week’s announcement that the city was leaving the negotiating table signaled ‘perhaps the most negative financial event for our schools, public safety and human services in recent history.'” [ALXnow]

It’s Wednesday — Showers and potential thunderstorms before 4pm, followed by more scattered showers and storms, with heavy rain possible. Patchy fog and a high near 59 are anticipated, with east winds at 8-13 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. Precipitation chances are 100%, with new rainfall amounts between half to three quarters of an inch. For Wednesday night, there is a 50% chance of showers, with a low around 41, and west winds gusting at up to 23 mph. [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…

An explosives detection K-9 celebrated his retirement at Reagan National Airport today. Messi, an 8-year-old yellow lab, was feted this morning in the historic Terminal 1 lobby with a surprise…

Walk to Lee Heights shops from 1930s Tudor on beautiful terraced lot

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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