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by Chris Teale January 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm 0

With another busy news week over, let’s take a quick look back at what happened before we leave for the weekend.

These were our most-read stories this week:

  1. Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Arlington, D.C.
  2. ‘Cajun Seafood and Sushi Lounge’ Coming to Clarendon
  3. UPDATED: Northern Virginia, D.C. on Amazon ‘Top 20’ List for HQ2
  4. Residents Launch Petition to Change Zoning Ordinance After Home Extension Denied
  5. Card Skimmer Found in Clarendon ATM

And these received the most comments:

  1. Lopez Announces Formation of Virginia Latino Caucus in General Assembly
  2. Bill Renaming Gravelly Point for Nancy Reagan Being Debated in House Committee
  3. Morning Notes (January 16)
  4. Arlington’s Congressional Delegation Blames GOP for Possible Government Shutdown
  5. UPDATED: Northern Virginia, D.C. on Amazon ‘Top 20’ List for HQ2

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

Flickr pool photo by Jim Harvard

by Fatimah Waseem January 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Before we head out for the long weekend, these were our most-read stories this week:

  1. UPDATED: SWAT Team Arrests Man in Crystal City Parking Lot
  2. In-Home Dog Sitter Closed After Neighbor Complaints
  3. JUST IN: Arlington Public Schools Closing Early
  4. Letter to the Editor: Thank You to the Drafthouse
  5. Clarendon Bakery Leonora Closes Ahead of Move to Falls Church

Discuss anything of local interest in the comments below. If you have story ideas, email us at [email protected] or submit an anonymous tip.

Barring any breaking news, we will resume our regular publishing schedule on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

Flickr pool photo by John Sonderman

by Chris Teale January 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm 0

It’s the end of a cold and snowy week; quite a way to start 2018.

Before we head out for the weekend, these were our most-read stories this week:

  1. DEVELOPING: SWAT Team Arrests Man in Crystal City Parking Lot
  2. Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge Open at The Board Room
  3. Crime Report: Man Breaks into Clarendon Home, Refuses to Leave
  4. County Offering Refunds on Tax Prepayments
  5. Arlington’s First Dedicated Poke Restaurant Open in Pentagon City

And these received the most comments:

  1. Morning Notes (January 2)
  2. Cristol Elected County Board Chair, Dorsey New Vice Chair
  3. Local Business Owner Warns of Biking Dangers on Columbia Pike
  4. Schwartz Gives Bicycle Advisory Committee a ‘Revamping’
  5. Morning Poll: 2018 Resolutions for Arlington

Discuss anything of local interest in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Flickr pool photo by Lisa Novak

by Chris Teale December 29, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0

As the weekend approaches, Arlington County could be at risk of another dusting of snow.

Local crews and their VDOT colleagues have been pretreating roads due to the snow potential Saturday. The recent low temperatures may create slick conditions, officials warn.

Any snow is forecast to arrive overnight tonight, and VDOT is warning drivers to do the following:

  • If conditions are icy, avoid driving for safety. Otherwise, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination and reduce speeds significantly.
  • Continue to check weather forecasts. Pavement and air temperatures have been below freezing all week.
  • Take it slow on bridges, ramps, and overpasses, and other known trouble spots.
  • Ensure gas tanks and windshield wiper fluid tanks are full, and always use your headlights.

In this shortened week, these were our most read stories:

  1. Longtime Pizza Restaurant Faccia Luna to Become ‘Alto Fumo’
  2. Crime Report: Man With Gun Holds Up Three Near Yorktown HS
  3. Firefighters Called to Hospital to Remove Ring from Man’s Genitals
  4. Fishing Store District Angling Now Open in Cherrydale
  5. Forecasters Warn of Potential for Morning Snow

And these received the most comments:

  1. Morning Notes (December 28)
  2. Progressive Voice: The Case for a Democratic Primary in Arlington in 2018
  3. Firefighters Called to Hospital to Remove Ring from Man’s Genitals
  4. ‘High Adventure’ Ropes Course Planned for Upton Hill Regional Park
  5. Crime Report: Man With Gun Holds Up Three Near Yorktown HS

We’ll be off on Monday, except in the case of breaking news, for New Year’s Day. ARLnow will return to our normal publishing schedule on Tuesday.

Between now and then, feel free to discuss anything of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend and happy new year!

Flickr pool photo by Jim Havard

by Chris Teale December 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

We’ve reached the long holiday weekend, but before we go, there’s time to take a quick look back at the week.

These were our most-read stories this week:

  1. UPDATED: Fast-Casual Pizza Chain &pizza to Open Wednesday, Dec. 27 in Ballston
  2. Mediterranean Restaurant Delia’s to Replace Tazza Kitchen in Arlington Ridge Shopping Center
  3. Beware the Hole in This North Arlington Road
  4. Va. Bill Would Require Drivers to Stop for Pedestrians
  5. Japanese Restaurant Takohachi Open on Columbia Pike

And these received the most comments:

  1. Va. Bill Would Require Drivers to Stop for Pedestrians
  2. County Art Truck Receives Federal Grant
  3. East Falls Church Metro Station Could Get More Bus Space Under County Plan
  4. Local Legislators Propose Marijuana Decriminalization Bills
  5. Japanese Restaurant Takohachi Open on Columbia Pike

We’re going to take a few days off for the holiday ourselves, and be back on Wednesday, December 27, except in the case of any breaking news. There will also be some regularly-scheduled features published between now and then.

In the meantime, feel free to discuss anything of local interest in the comments. Happy holidays!

Flickr pool photo by Lisa Novak

by Chris Teale December 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

This weekend marks the start of another SoberRide campaign by local nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program.

From tonight (Friday, December 15) until December 22, download Lyft and use the code “SOBERRIDEDC” in the app to get a free ride home.

It’s the same program as for St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July, Halloween and other holidays, and this one will last until the morning of January 1, with new codes made available for each Friday.

So if you’re out for early holiday celebrations this weekend, or any other kind of revelry, keep that code in mind.

These were our most read stories this week:

  1. Ballston Quarter Mall to Add 18-Restaurant Food Hall
  2. A Historic Change for the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
  3. Front Page Restaurant in Ballston to Close at Year’s End
  4. Cantina Mexicana Closed in Crystal City
  5. Marble and Rye to Close at Year’s End on Columbia Pike

And these received the most comments:

  1. Bus-Only Lanes May Soon Be Possible on Columbia Pike
  2. Morning Notes (December 12)
  3. Free Resident Wi-Fi Coming to Arlington Mill Residences
  4. Ballston Quarter Mall to Add 18-Restaurant Food Hall
  5. Morning Notes (December 14)

Feel free to discuss anything of local interest in the comments below. Stay safe in the snow, and have a great weekend!

Flickr pool photo by Rex Block

by Chris Teale December 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

It’s the weekend, and tonight and tomorrow might bring our first snow of the season.

This week has been dominated by talk of the new I-66 HOT lanes, and accusations against two elementary school teachers.

These were our most read stories this week:

  1. Taylor Elementary P.E. Teachers Accused of Smoking Marijuana in School
  2. Tolls High As I-66 Express Lanes Launch
  3. Virginia State Police: Get Ready for I-66 Changes Monday
  4. Italian Store Seeking Return of Stolen Vespa
  5. Shots Fired Sunday Night in Nauck

And these received the most comments:

  1. Tolls High As I-66 Express Lanes Launch
  2. Taylor Elementary P.E. Teachers Accused of Smoking Marijuana in School
  3. Morning Poll: What’s the Most You Would Pay for I-66 Tolls?
  4. Morning Notes (December 6)
  5. Virginia State Police: Get Ready for I-66 Changes Monday

Discuss anything of local interest below. Have a great weekend!

Flickr pool photo by eschweik

by Chris Teale December 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

It’s been a busy week, filled with important decisions.

Only today, the National Park Service announced it will spend more than $200 million to repair and rehabilitate Memorial Bridge, while the County Board voted this week to allocate its closeout funds and encourage more “accessory dwelling units.”

Elsewhere, a survey found that more residents would cycle if there were more protected bike lanes available for use, and Second Lady Karen Pence will appear on community radio station WERA next week.

And ahead of the 2018 legislative session, Arlington’s lawmakers in the Virginia General Assembly will have a go at renaming Jefferson Davis Highway and getting dedicated funding for Metro.

These were our most-read stories this week:

  1. Police Investigating Death in Pentagon City
  2. Morning Notes (November 27)
  3. Crime Report: Masked Man Seen Pleasuring Self in Courthouse
  4. Report Shows Disparities in Income, Health Care Across Arlington
  5. County Board Approves Long Bridge Park Aquatics Center Contract

Discuss anything of local interest in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Flickr pool photo by The BeltWalk

by Chris Teale November 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

The long Thanksgiving weekend is here.

If you’re traveling, be careful on the roads, and be aware that lines at Reagan National Airport may be on the long side.

And if you’re staying in the area, remember that the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will be celebrating Black Friday with various deals, giveaways and long hours.

Before we disappear to eat turkey, let’s take a quick look back at this shortened week.

These were our most read stories:

  1. Protestors Call on Harris Teeter to Improve Access to Emergency Contraception
  2. DEVELOPING: Detectives Investigating Death at Dunkin Donuts
  3. Woodbridge Man Charged with Assaulting Woman in Clarendon
  4. Morning Notes (November 21)
  5. Jumping Joeys Children’s Gym Closed in Virginia Square

And these received the most comments:

  1. Protestors Call on Harris Teeter to Improve Access to Emergency Contraception
  2. Morning Notes (November 21)
  3. Board Approves Reduced Parking Plan at New Buildings Near Metro Stations
  4. Woodbridge Man Charged with Assaulting Woman in Clarendon
  5. Meanwhile in D.C. (November 21)

We’ll be back reporting on Monday, barring any breaking news over the long weekend. In the meantime, feel free to discuss anything of local interest in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo by Twitter user @ZacharyWahl

by Chris Teale November 17, 2017 at 10:00 pm 0

It’s the end of another busy week.

In news you might have missed, “Spaces” is now open in the former Artisphere in Rosslyn, while TechShop in Crystal City was forced to close as the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Joel McHale sat down for an interview ahead of his performance at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, while in that same neighborhood, advocates say Columbia Pike is getting a “big boost” three years on from the streetcar cancellation.

Mister Days in Clarendon celebrates its 40th anniversary, while the campaign managers from the recent Governor’s race reflected on the election on Monday night.

And from today, the new Dunkin’ Donuts is open in Clarendon. Celebrations continue tomorrow.

These were our most-read stories this week:

  1. UPDATE: Missing Woman Found in Arlington
  2. Sources: Crystal City a Likely Finalist for Amazon’s HQ2
  3. Morning Notes (October 13)
  4. Letter: New Middle School Boundaries Must Respect County’s Diversity
  5. Police Searching for Missing Woman

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

Flickr pool photo by Bekah Richards

by Chris Teale November 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

It’s the end of another week, a shorter one for some due to the observation of the Veterans’ Day holiday today.

Tuesday’s election weighed on plenty of people’s minds this week, as you can see from this week’s most-read stories:

  1. UPDATED: Democrats Celebrate Clean Sweep of Local, Statewide Elections
  2. Heavy Turnout, Short Lines Reported At Arlington Polling Stations
  3. Large Power Outage Reported in Ballston Area
  4. Woman Charged With Peeing on Cop’s Foot
  5. Democratic Gains in Va. House Give Arlington Officials Hope

And these received the most comments:

  1. Democratic Gains in Va. House Give Arlington Officials Hope
  2. UPDATED: Democrats Celebrate Clean Sweep of Local, Statewide Elections
  3. Morning Notes (November 7)
  4. Meanwhile in D.C. (November 9)
  5. Charles McCullough: Why You Should Vote For Me

Feel free to discuss anything of local interest in the comments below. Have a good Veterans Day, and a good weekend!

by Chris Teale November 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

The weekend is here.

These were our most-read stories this week:

  1. Feds Seek Forfeiture of Clarendon Home in Manafort Case
  2. Fast-Casual Restaurant The Simple Greek Coming to Colonial Village
  3. RIP DCist
  4. Arlington Readies for Halloween Trick-or-Treating
  5. Neighbors File Lawsuit After Board Approves Lee Highway Child Care Center

And these received the most comments:

  1. Local Republicans Criticize Favola’s ‘Evil’ Remark
  2. Morning Notes (November 1)
  3. Morning Notes (October 30)
  4. Neighbors File Lawsuit After Board Approves Lee Highway Child Care Center
  5. Morning Notes (November 2)

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

by Chris Teale October 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

After a largely sunny week helped mark the start of fall, things get a bit wetter this weekend with a storm system set to bring rain and wind to the area on Sunday.

With plenty of Halloween and fall events on the calendar for this weekend, don’t let the weather spoil your plans.

These were our most read articles this week:

  1. Blind Triplets Make History With Eagle Scout Recognitions
  2. BREAKING: Two Rabid Raccoons Found in Arlington This Week
  3. D.C. Man Gets Jail Time for Riding ATV in Arlington
  4. Police: ‘Mob’ of Young Males Chased Victim, Dragged Him into Woods
  5. In One Clarendon Office, Multiple People Have Been Struck By Cars Recently

And these received the most comments:

  1. In One Clarendon Office, Multiple People Have Been Struck By Cars Recently
  2. Manager Recommends Surplus Go to Affordable Housing, Other ‘Near-Term Needs’
  3. Morning Notes (October 25)
  4. County Board Candidates Respond to Follow-Up Questions from Recent Forum
  5. Morning Notes (October 24)

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

Flickr pool photo by eschweik

by Chris Teale October 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

This weekend is the 42nd annual Marine Corps Marathon and 10K. To those participating, we wish you luck, and hope plenty of spectators are out and about on Sunday morning.

And for anyone trying to get around Arlington County, keep in mind the various road closures, and the Metro opening two hours early.

These were our top five most read articles this week:

  1. Police Investigating Death Near Bike Trail
  2. Police: Teens Busted for Drunken Powder Puff Football Game
  3. Letter: Am I a Burden on Arlington?
  4. Photo: Pepsi Spill in Pentagon City
  5. ‘The G.O.A.T’ Sports Bar Opens Today in Clarendon

And these received the most comments:

  1. Letter: Am I a Burden on Arlington?
  2. Plan for Reduced Parking Near Metro Stations Advancing Towards Board Vote
  3. Police: Teens Busted for Drunken Powder Puff Football Game
  4. Annual Decal Design Competition Now Open
  5. ‘The G.O.A.T’ Sports Bar Opens Today in Clarendon

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

Flickr pool photo by Erinn Shirley

by Chris Teale October 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0

Some in the region may have spent today in mourning, after the Washington Nationals’ World Series dream died last night.

Closer to home, a man got stuck in the bathroom at a Starbucks in Ballston, while the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will add a food delivery service starting Monday.

One person was in critical condition after a house fire in Ashton Heights in the early hours of Wednesday morning, while some Leeway-Overlee residents are up in arms over road construction delays.

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

  1. ACFD Treats Dozens of Army Ten Miler Runners for Heat-Related Illness
  2. Arlington Resident Finds Raccoon in Bathtub
  3. BREAKING: Washington-Lee HS Secured as Police Investigate Threat
  4. Manassas Business Owners Wary of Becoming Like Clarendon
  5. Ballston-Based Big Buns to Succeed Former Johnny Rockets in Shirlington

And these received the most comments:

  1. Giant Wind Turbine Art Project Planned for Columbia Pike
  2. Morning Notes (October 12)
  3. Groups Seek Budget Influence As More Funding Goes to Schools, Metro
  4. Ballston-Based Big Buns to Succeed Former Johnny Rockets in Shirlington
  5. Arlington Resident Finds Raccoon in Bathtub

If you’re traveling locally this weekend, keep in mind that shuttle buses are replacing trains on Metro’s Blue and Yellow Lines, and that roads will close Sunday in Courthouse for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s “Pints 4 Paws” beer festival. The county’s fire stations will also be open tomorrow to mark Fire Prevention Week.

Discuss anything of local interest in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

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