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by Chris Teale July 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

It’s been a week dominated by discussions of local wildlife, places to eat and a couple of traffic-related incidents of varying kinds.

These were our top five most-read stories this week:

  1. Fairlington Debates Trash Policy After Another Raccoon Attack
  2. JUST IN: Another Raccoon Attack Reported in Fairlington
  3. Fast-Casual Pizza Chain &pizza Coming to Ballston
  4. Man Gets Stuck At Arlington Stoplight For 20 Minutes, Films the Experience
  5. Man Flees on Foot From Traffic Stop, Leaves Two Kids in Car

Also on Arlington’s mind this week: the deferred approval of the design of the new Lubber Run Community Center, the three-month extension of the live entertainment permit at Chester’s in Nauck, the closure of Zaika in Clarendon and the launch of a study of a pedestrian link between Crystal City and Reagan National Airport.

Feel free to discuss those, and anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale July 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm 0

We’ve had something of a heatwave this week, although with thunderstorms due for the Friday commute, we look set for some relief.

That relief from the heat and humidity continues this weekend.

As we reflect on the week that just passed, here were our five most read stories:

  1. D.C. Man Arrested For Riding ATV in Arlington
  2. BREAKING: Person Struck By Train at Va. Square
  3. Fisette: Arlington County Should Eventually Become a City
  4. Staff Recommends Denying Chester’s Entertainment Permit After Multiple Violations
  5. Columbia Pike ‘Premium Transit Network’ Gets Cautious Approval

And here were the five that received the most comments:

  1. Morning Notes (July 11)
  2. Accessory Dwelling Rules May Be Loosened This Fall
  3. D.C. Man Arrested For Riding ATV in Arlington
  4. Columbia Pike ‘Premium Transit Network’ Gets Cautious Approval
  5. Fisette: Arlington County Should Eventually Become a City

Feel free to discuss those, or anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale July 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

Another week, which included this year’s Fourth of July holiday, is now in the books.

Even better, the weather looks good for the weekend as the rain departs and humidity dies down.

But before that, let’s take a look at our five most popular stories from this week:

  1. Free Ride-Hailing App in Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor Picks Up Steam
  2. Historic Preservationists Say I-66 Project Threatens Highway’s History
  3. Long Bridge Park To Hold Annual July 4th Celebration
  4. Crime Report: Business Burglarized in Ballston
  5. Homeless Population Decreasing Thanks to ‘Housing-First’ Approach

And by popular request, here were the five articles that received the most comments this week:

  1. Progressive Voice: Democrats Need to be More Than Anti-Trump
  2. Morning Notes (July 5)
  3. Morning Notes (July 3)
  4. Historic Preservationists Say I-66 Project Threatens Highway’s History
  5. Morning Poll: Dining Out Less Often?

Feel free to discuss those or anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale June 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

It’s been another busy week in Arlington, even as the county prepares for next week’s Independence Day celebrations.

Here are our five most popular stories from this week:

  1. Dozens of Dirt Bikes, ATV Rumbled Past Crystal City Last Night
  2. BREAKING: Man Pinned Under Collapsed Wall
  3. Expert: Arlington Home Values Have Largely Rebounded Since 2008 Crisis
  4. BREAKING: ART Bus Rolls Into SUV, Yard in Nauck
  5. Continental Beer Garden To Open Tomorrow In Rosslyn

Feel free to discuss those topics or anything else of local interest in the comments. And never fear, we’ll be back on Monday. Have a great weekend!

by ARLnow.com June 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm 0

It was an eventful week in Arlington County, with stories both serious and not-so-serious.

While we seek to cover all of the important stories that impact people’s lives in Arlington, not every story we publish is of the weighty variety. Some are just for fun — a glimpse at the silly and weird things that happen in our community.

Below are the top 5 most-read articles of the week.

  1. Police: Drunk Man Arrested for Tossing Wine Bottles Out of Whole Foods Window
  2. BREAKING: Man Stabbed in Jennie Dean Park
  3. A-Town Bar & Grill Turns a Corner in Latest County Review
  4. Large Power Outage in Clarendon Area
  5. Video: NYC Has Pizza Rat, Arlington Now Has French Bread Squirrel

Feel free to discuss those stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!

by Chris Teale June 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

It’s the end of another news-filled week for Arlington.

Here are the top five most-read news stories from the past few days:

  1. Police: Man Filmed Woman While in Bathroom of Clarendon Restaurant
  2. Wawa Considering Arlington As Part of D.C. Area Expansion
  3. Columbia Pike Beer Garden Opening Nears
  4. ACPD Officer Rescues Kitten From Car Engine
  5. Record Democratic Gov. Primary Turnout in Arlington

Feel free to discuss those topics and anything else that happened locally this week. Have a great weekend!

Flickr pool photo via GM and MB

by Chris Teale June 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

One news story this week has divided Arlington, and promises to dominate conversation for days to come.

Everybody has an opinion, but there is seemingly no resolution in sight to a question vexing residents and non-residents alike:

How did a stick of deodorant get on top of a bus stop in Clarendon?

As of Friday, the stick was still there, on top of the bus shelter around 3100 Clarendon Blvd. The plot thickens.

Elsewhere, some of our other popular stories included news of a closure of a 7-Eleven in Cherrydale, a replacement for the former Applebee’s in Ballston, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington opening the first kitten nursey in the region and a new startup offering free rides along the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.

Feel free to discuss those and anything else of interest from this week in the comments. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale June 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

Even in a shortened week thanks to the Memorial Day holiday, there has still been plenty to talk about around Arlington.

Here are the top five most-read articles this week:

  1. Applebee’s Has Closed in Ballston
  2. Visa Processing Issues Could Close Local Pools
  3. ACPD: 18 Drug Arrests on Public School Grounds This Year
  4. Police: Man Tried to Lure Boy into Car
  5. Letter to the Editor: Arlington Public Schools Turns Its Focus Away from Science

Feel free to discuss those or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!

by Chris Teale May 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0

We made it to Memorial Day weekend. Have a relaxing time, and keep in mind the various closures throughout the county on Monday.

It’s a time to remember those who made their ultimate sacrifice for our country, and with so many reminders throughout Arlington like the Pentagon, the Air Force Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day is particularly significant.

This weekend, Rolling Thunder will return in its 30th year for various ceremonies and a rally, so be on the lookout for road closures and be sure to welcome our visitors.

We’ll take a very brief hiatus, barring any breaking news, on Monday. We’re back on Tuesday, and in the meantime feel free to discuss whatever’s on your mind in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

It’s the end of another week, and there has been plenty to talk about all across Arlington.

Ballston got some attention as it will be the location for a new Target, while a fire at an under-construction building in that neighborhood led to some traffic headaches.

Meanwhile, police investigated a student attack on a teacher at Carlin Springs Elementary School and a tree coming down on some power lines caused a brush fire along Four Mile Run Drive.

Our most popular story of the week was the officer-involved shooting on the off-ramp from I-395 on Wednesday afternoon.

But in lighter news, Arlington has been named the best city for millennials according to new rankings by Niche.com.

Feel free to discuss this week’s news or anything else in the comments. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale May 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

This week has had all manner of interesting news: police-related stories, restaurant openings and the impending closure of a local grocery store.

Here are the top 5 most-read articles of the week:

  1. Food Star on Columbia Pike To Close This Month
  2. ACPD Seeking Sexual Assault Suspect Who Posed As Maintenance Worker (Note: police released new surveillance video of the suspect in this crime earlier today)
  3. Men Charged With Firing Shotguns at Cars in Lyon Village
  4. Japanese BBQ Restaurant Coming to Clarendon
  5. Police Investigating Credit Card Skimmers at Cherrydale Gas Stations

Tomorrow evening, look out for coverage of results from the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s caucus for a County Board nominee and School Board endorsement. Polls close at 7 p.m., and the final vote tallies are expected soon after.

Feel free to discuss that, this week’s news and anything else in the comments. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale May 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

According to the Capital Weather Gang, today was the second wettest day of the year so far at Reagan National Airport, after 1.61 inches of rain fell during this morning’s stormy weather.

And perhaps the rain and colder temperatures had some of you yearning for the warm days of summer, based on some of this week’s most-read articles.

The planned new beer garden called The Lot and the soon-to-open Wilson Hardware, both in Clarendon, got plenty of attention this week, as did the Westover Beer Garden’s efforts to add more outdoor seating.

In other news this week, there are now five remaining options for the name of the new elementary school, while on Sunday police chased a man from Buckingham to Columbia Pike.

And in case you missed them, a bronze eagle was unveiled this week outside George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, and an umpire in Arlington Little League has gotten some attention for being the only female ump in the league.

Feel free to discuss these stories and anything else that’s on your mind below. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale April 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

It’s been another busy week in Arlington, as the county looks to the future with several projects in the pipeline.

Some of our most popular stories have been a first look at the revamped Market Common in Clarendon, the County Board’s approval of changes at the “Five Points” intersection in Cherrydale, price increases coming to the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse and the decision to move ahead with the Long Bridge Aquatics Center.

Also this week, a major water main break caused problems for residents and business in South Arlington, and law enforcement and first responders were involved in an exercise to simulate a major response to an act of terrorism.

Looking ahead, it promises to be a scorching weekend, with thermometers set to hit 90 degrees for the first time this year.

Feel free to discuss those or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend!

by Chris Teale April 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

It’s been quite a week for well-known national businesses getting set up in Arlington.

Some of our most popular stories have included the new Dunkin’ Donuts on N. Glebe Road, signs going up for a new McDonald’s in Rosslyn and Starbucks‘ impending move into Marymount University’s “Newside” building.

Also popular on the site: more details about the building replacing Ballston mainstay CarPool and a look at the three sites left in the running for the county’s new high school.

Feel free to discuss those or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend!

Flickr pool photo via thekidfromcumlin

by Katie Pyzyk April 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm 0

It appears Arlingtonians were looking for a lot of things to do this week, based on some of the top ARLnow stories.

A lot of readers were interested in the Capitals offering free yoga classes during the NHL playoffs (the second one is tomorrow), Heritage Brewing Company opening on Wednesday and a number of farmers markets opening for the season.

Notable illegal activities also picked up a lot of attention, such as the return of dozens of ATV riders on county streets, two teens arrested for breaking into cars and two similar armed robberies that police believe could be connected.

Feel free to discuss those or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend!

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