Arlington, VA

ARLnow Weekend Discussion

With County Board meetings, budget news, and plenty of other things going on, it was a busy week in Arlington.

Expect more of the same next week, with County Board budget sessions instead.

Here are the ARLnow stories that received the most reads over the past five days:

  1. Va. Rolls Back Some Restrictions on Dining, Outdoor Gatherings
  2. Metro Asking Public To Weigh In On Cuts, Including Closing Several Arlington Stations
  3. Arlington Safeway Stores Are Offering Vaccine Appointments
  4. Queen Mother’s Fried Chicken is Thriving in Arlington
  5. Ask Eli: Condo Smoking Bill Passes in Virginia
  6. Work Underway on First Phase of Ballston Harris Teeter Development
  7. Virginia State Police Chased a Suspect Through Arlington Last Night
  8. Car Theft Suspect Apprehended After Chase, Crash
  9. Morning Poll: Which Pandemic Restaurant Closure Hits the Hardest?
  10. Arlington Man Sentenced to Nearly 13 Years in Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

We’ve run the gauntlet of frozen precipitation over the past week, and apparently more could be on the way Monday morning before a mid-week warm-up.

If you’re sick of being cold and damp, just sit inside next to the fireplace (or space heater) tonight and catch up on the following top Arlington stories of the week.

  1. Next Two Vaccine Groups Could Take Several Months, County Board Chair Says
  2. Missing Arlington Man Found Dead in Fairfax County
  3. Firefighters Battle Blaze at Crystal Towers
  4. Governor Makes Rent Relief Announcement in Arlington
  5. Mi & Yu Noodle Bar at Ballston Quarter Permanently Closed
  6. Morning Poll: Rolling Stops for Cyclists in Virginia?
  7. Winter Storm Warning Issued for Arlington
  8. Sleet is Falling, But It’s a Snow Day for Arlington Students
  9. Report: Shooting Suspect Wanted to Confront BLM Supporters
  10. A New Maryland Law Could Bring MARC Service to Crystal City

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

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It may not be a holiday for Arlington County this year, but Monday is still a state and federal holiday.

Except in the case of breaking news, ARLnow will not be publishing on Presidents Day, aka George Washington Day in Virginia. Our normal news coverage schedule will resume on Tuesday, though don’t be surprised to see some weather coverage on Saturday if the predicted iciness materializes locally.

Here are the most-read articles of the past week in Arlington:

  1. CVS To Begin Administering Vaccines in Va. on Friday
  2. Marriott Cedes Rosslyn Location to New Hotel Operator
  3. APS Sets Dates for Return to In-Person Learning
  4. Vaccinations Numbers Rise Amid Long Lines at County Facility
  5. Metro’s Blue Line To Shut Down For Three Months Starting Saturday
  6. A New Bill, Inspired by Purple Lounge, Would Make it Easier to Deny Liquor Licenses
  7. Morning Poll: What Do You Think of the APS Return to School Plan?
  8. St. Charles in Clarendon Envisions New Parish and New Housing
  9. Popular D.C.-Based Restaurant Lucky Danger Set to Open in Pentagon City

Feel free to discuss those stories, or anything else of local interest, in the comments. Have a nice holiday weekend and please stay safe on the roads. Oh, and happy Valentine’s Day!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

If the snowy past week was enjoyable for you, more fun may be in store.

Another few inches of snow may fall this weekend, forecasters say, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. For those who need an excuse to get the kids out of the house for awhile — you know who you are — more sledding and snowman-making may be ahead.

Below are the most-read stories of the past week on ARLnow.

  1. Amazon Unveils Plans for Futuristic, Nature-Inspired Phase 2 of HQ2
  2. Virginia’s Senators Have “Deep Concern” About Locals Not Getting Mail On Time
  3. ACFD Responded to Sledding Crash, Gym Accident This Afternoon
  4. Arlington Maserati Dealership Closed, But Tesla Kicking the Tires
  5. Former Vice President Pence Opens Arlington Office
  6. Meridian Pint Owner Taps Out
  7. Photos: Snow Day in Arlington
  8. Morning Poll: What Do You Think of Amazon’s Latest HQ2 Designs?
  9. County Tries to Quell Suspicions of Line-Jumping Opportunists and Wasted Doses Amid Vaccine Rollout
  10. New Vending Machine in Shirlington Dispenses Pasta, Tiramisu and Coffee

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

A busy news week, with a pair of County Board meetings to report on, is set to give way to a busy news weekend, with a snowstorm bearing down on the D.C. region.

As we await the storm, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the week:

  1. Here’s a Look at the Proposed Redevelopment that Would Replace Silver Diner in Clarendon
  2. Large Power Outage Reported in Arlington
  3. Police Release Surveillance Video of ‘Person of Interest’ in Ballston Murder
  4. Arlington County Adjusts to ‘Chaos’ of Vaccine Rollout
  5. Photos: Alpine Restaurant Being Torn Down on Lee Highway
  6. Coronavirus Cases Continue to Dip in Arlington, Amid Vaccine ‘Chaos’
  7. WeWork in Crystal City to Close
  8. Arlington Historical Society Fights to Save Dominion Hills Mansion from Demolition
  9. Here Are Some of the Common Items You Actually Can’t Recycle in Arlington
  10. Eight More Arlington Streets to Get an Additional $200 Speeding Fine

Feel free to discuss those or anything else of local interest in the comments. Stay warm!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Even though the bulk of the action was across the river, it was still an eventful week in Arlington.

There’s a new presidential administration and a new balance of power Congress. In one sense, local life in Arlington continues with few visible changes when the political balance of power shifts on the other side of the Potomac. On the other hand, federal policies do have a tangible local impact, and a change in administration often means changes in the job titles of local residents.

Here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week:

  1. Four Bridges Connecting Va. to D.C. Will Be Closed Starting Tuesday (Jan. 15)
  2. Police Release Surveillance Video of ‘Person of Interest’ in Ballston Murder (Jan. 15)
  3. Arlington’s Yene Damtew Styled Michelle Obama’s Hair, Stole Spotlight at Inauguration
  4. Highlander Motel is Now Closed, Will Be Torn Down For a CVS in March
  5. New VRE Station Could Bring Amtrak to Crystal City in 2024
  6. Rents Have Dropped By Nearly 15% in Arlington Since March
  7. Cosi Closes in Rosslyn, Starbucks Closing Soon
  8. County Defends Vaccine Rollout, Amid More APS Employee Complaints (Jan. 15)
  9. Arlington Residential Property Values Soar (Jan. 15)

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

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It’s been, to say the least, a busy couple of weeks for local news.

At this point next week is not looking any less eventful, though barring breaking news we will not be publishing on Monday on account of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. (Note the county government closures and lack of parking enforcementon Monday.)

Below are the most-read ARLnow stories of the past week.

  1. Police Release Surveillance Video of ‘Person of Interest’ in Ballston Murder
  2. Four Bridges Connecting Va. to D.C. Will Be Closed Starting Tuesday
  3. ‘The G.O.A.T’ Has Officially Closed in Clarendon
  4. Arlington Residential Property Values Soar
  5. Two Injured After Cars Careen into Potomac River
  6. Demolition Permit Application Filed for Dominion Hills Mansion
  7. Airbnb Cancelling D.C. Area Reservations Next Week
  8. Coronavirus Cases Pass 10,000 Mark in Arlington
  9. As Vaccinations Continue, County Officials Are Trying To Find Ways To Move Quicker

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

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‘Twas the afternoon before Christmas, when all through the county, hardly a creature was stirring outside, on account of the heavy rain.

This is the last post before ARLnow takes a three-day holiday break. However you’re spending this pandemic Christmas, in a year filled with anxiety and strife, we hope it’s relaxing and you get to enjoy a long winter’s nap

Should you want to keep the local discussion going over the holiday weekend, feel free to discuss any matters of local interest in the comments. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good (and virus-free) night.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The week started with a bang, literally.

The demolition of the former Rosslyn Holiday Inn hotel tower on Sunday, with photos and video from ARLnow staff photographer Jay Westcott, was far and away our most-read story of the week.

If you’re looking for a unique angle on the implosion, check out Rosslyn resident (and Axios co-founder) Mike Allen’s view from his condo, in item #8 of this Axios AM newsletter.

Here are the most-viewed articles of the past week:

  1. Video: Implosion of Rosslyn Holiday Inn Hotel Tower
  2. Crystal City Staple Americana Hotel is Permanently Closed
  3. Winter Weather Advisory Issued Ahead of Expected Wednesday Snowfall
  4. ACPD Officer Dragged After Traffic Stop on I-66
  5. Arlington Ranked Safest Locality in U.S., With Lowest Cost of Crime
  6. Arlington Asks Richmond for Authority to Install Speed Cameras and Lower Speed Limits
  7. Police: Drug Deal Gone Wrong Leads to Beating Near Ballston
  8. Demolition of Alpine Restaurant is Approved, Kickstarting Work on The Children’s School
  9. Construction Wraps Up on Crystal City Building That Will House Amazon Offices
  10. County Board Speeds Up Timeline to Change the Arlington Logo

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The weekend is here but the week’s biggest local excitement is yet to happen.

The implosion of the former Rosslyn Holiday Inn is set for 8 a.m. on Sunday. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to take a look at the planned road closures.

The public is being discouraged from watching in person, but ARLnow staff photographer Jay Westcott will be on the scene. You’ll be able to see his photos afterward and, if all goes well, we will be livestreaming the implosion on our Facebook page.

Here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past five days:

  1. Implosion to Fell Rosslyn Hotel Tower This Weekend
  2. Va. to Enact New Midnight Curfew, Stricter Limits on Gatherings
  3. I-66, Numerous Roads Around Rosslyn to Close for Hotel Implosion
  4. Pentagon Row Rebrands as ‘Westpost,’ Adds New Beer-Centric Pizza Restaurant
  5. Prelude to Demolition for Circa 1907 Dominion Hills Mansion?
  6. Coronavirus Cases Hit New Peak in Arlington
  7. New Pierogi Stand Opening in Ballston Quarter Food Hall
  8. ACPD: Gunshot Fired During Robbery in Fairlington
  9. Health Matters: Should I Get the COVID Vaccine if I Have Allergies?
  10. Man in ‘Jabbawockeez’-Style Mask Robs Couple at Gunpoint

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

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