A three day weekend is here, meaning extra rest and relaxation for many, and no need to feed the parking meter on Monday.
Some snow and freezing precipitation may make for hazardous travel on Saturday — even though Arlington is outside the current Winter Weather Advisory — so be careful if you’re on the roads. The main event in Arlington on Sunday, other than the NFL playoffs on TV, will be the scheduled Martin Luther King Jr. tribute at Wakefield High School.
ARLnow staff will either be off or working on other projects on Monday, so nothing will be published except in the event of breaking news.
For the die-hards reading this, you might wonder whatever happened to our top vote-getting rejected t-shirt design. Well, the “King of the North (Arlington)” shirt is here and you can order it today.
Here are the most-read articles on the site this week:
- Arlington County Ready to Hit the Gas on Lee Highway Transformation Plan
- Uber Driver Arrested After Pedestrian Struck at Advanced Towing Lot
- Red Hook Lobster Pound Pinches New Space Near Clarendon
- Police Investigating Death on Yellow Line Train
- Arlington County Moving Forward With Pedestrian Bridge Near Shirlington
- There’s a Simple Explanation for High Recent Water Bills, Officials Say
- Windows Smashed, Airbags Stolen in Car Larceny Spree
- New Apartment Building Now Open Near Courthouse
- Quick-Service Lebanese Eatery LEBTAV Opens in Ballston
Feel free to discuss those or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a great long weekend!
It was a cold and snowy week in Arlington, and your ARLnow team is exhausted.
There was a lot to cover during a week in which most of the office was ailing with a cold bug that seems to be going around.
Here were the most-read stories of the week:
- Cosi Closes Two Additional Locations in Arlington
- Police Investigating Crash Involving Scooter, School Bus
- Power Outage Leaves Large Portion of Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor in the Dark
- Four Arlington Metro Stations to Close This Weekend
- Arlington Under Winter Weather Advisory as Officials Warn of Tough Evening Commute
- Virginia Hospital Center is Now Operating As a Trauma Center
- New Cafe Brings Odd New Eastern European Coffee Trend to Clarendon
- Gallery Clarendon to be Replaced with Connecticut Pizza Restaurant Colony Grill
- Despite New ‘Tacos’ Sign, Goody’s Is Still Selling Pizza in Clarendon
Feel free to discuss those or any other topic of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend and enjoy the warmer weather!
It was a slow, holiday-shortened week in Arlington that saw the calendar turn to the neatly symmetrical year of 2020.
(Pro tip: there’s no need to comment with “slow news week?” on a week that’s obviously a slow news week.)
All signs point to the 2020s being the Roaring ’20s for Arlington, with Amazon continuing to hire for HQ2 at a fast clip and the Amazon glow driving significant interest in local office space. Economic growth, however, may lead to higher housing prices and other challenges — and County Board members are pledging to tackle those issues head-on in 2020.
With Arlington’s location and new-found prestige helping the county to sell itself, local leaders made the interesting choice last month to bring on a new head of economic development, Telly Tucker, whose bonafides are mostly around building regional partnerships and helping small businesses, not attracting huge new employers. Tucker is set to get to work mid-month.
Here are the most-read stories of the past week:
- Gone Today, Here Tomorrow: Local Openings and Closings in 2019 and Beyond
- Bank Robbed in Courthouse
- Cosi Closes in Ballston
- Kabob Restaurant, Optometrist Coming to New Ballston Development
- ACPD Investigating Shooting Near Pentagon City
Feel free to discuss those articles or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!
The end of a holiday-shortened week is here.
For those in the office and working this week, we salute you. For those who left town, we hope you have a relatively painless return journey amid the holiday travel rush.
The news never sleeps, but it did perhaps rest its eyes a bit this week. Nonetheless, here are the most-read stories of the week:
- Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Arlington
- Morning Notes (Friday)
- Man Rescued from Creek After Flipping Car
- ACPD Makes Arrest in Christmas Day Mall Robbery
- Columbia Pike Utility Work Prompting Lane Closures
- Long-Time APS Educator Running For Seat on School Board
- Morning Notes (Tuesday)
- Neighborhood Spotlight: Best Spots To Eat In Clarendon
- Some Changes in the Works at ARLnow
ARLnow will be back with another week of local news coverage starting Monday, with a break for New Year’s Day.
Feel free to discuss the above stories or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend!
It has been a cold and active week, both weather-wise and news-wise.
Luckily, after a cloudy and cold Saturday, milder temperatures and a stretch of fair weather is on tap for at least the next week. And, barring breaking news, starting Tuesday ARLnow will be switching to a reduced publishing schedule around the holidays, giving the hard-working people who bring you the news a chance to take a little break after a busy year.
Here are the most-read stories of the past week on the site:
- Arlington County Board Revokes Live Entertainment Permit for Purple Lounge
- Six Restaurants Coming to DCA’s New Concourse
- Alexandria Man Arrested After Clarendon Stabbing
- Plans for New CVS on Highlander Motel Site Appear to Be Advancing
- Photos: Pupatella Now Open In South Arlington
- Cyclist Struck Near Clarendon
- County Board Approves Request To Eliminate Off-Site Parking At New Children’s School on Lee Highway
- What’s Next: Arlington’s Best
- Governor Announces Deal for New Potomac Rail Bridge, Expanded Passenger Rail Service
Feel free to discuss these or any other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!
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Two more local shirts are coming next week, just in time for the holidays.
The first week of December was a busy one in Arlington, complete with lots of news, as well as a bevy of holiday and winter events — including the tree lighting ceremony in Shirlington last night, pictured above.
This weekend will bring more events, including a holiday extravaganza in Ballston on Saturday. The weather will be cold, but dry, on Saturday and Sunday for those heading to any events, stringing up lights, or picking up a Christmas tree.
Here are the most-read articles on ARLnow this past week:
- Arlington Named ‘America’s Most Handsome City’
- Bob and Edith’s Plotting Nationwide Expansion
- Metro Envisions New Rosslyn Station, Silver Line Down Columbia Pike
- State Police: Six Highway Workers Injured in I-66 DUI Crash
- State Police Investigating Fatal Crash on I-395
- Arlington PTA Leaders Speak Out Against Proposed Elementary School Changes
- Police Investigating Stabbing Near Ballston Metro Station
- ACPD Investigating Sexual Assault Near Ballston
- Morning Poll: Should Renters Have Less of a Say Than Homeowners?
Feel free to discuss any of those stories, your weekend plans, or any other topic of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!
It’s time to batten down the hatches and get ready for your tryptophan coma: a windy Thanksgiving is upon us.
While we take a brief holiday break (we’ll have a lighter than usual publishing schedule Friday), feel free to discuss anything of local note in the comments.
Happy Thanksgiving from ARLnow!
A rainy and windy weekend is on tap ahead of Thanksgiving week.
Assuming you haven’t already left for your holiday travels — or if you have an internet connection on your plane, train or bus — here are the most-read articles of the week on ARLnow:
- Two Arlington BBQ Spots Rank in Top 5 of New WaPo Rankings
- Ask Eli: The Missing Ultra High-End in Arlington
- Residential Parking Changes On the Way: “It’s Going to be a Doozy”
- County Rolls Out New Snow Plow Map
- Morning Poll: Is ‘Happy Endings’ An Inappropriate Name for a Food Hall?
- Ballston’s Tallest Tower Set to Open Soon
- First Look at New Bob and Edith’s Diner on Lee Highway
- What’s Next: Shut Down Arlington’s Juvie Facility
- Crystal City Restaurant Owners, Residents Sound Off On Parking Changes
Feel free to discuss any of those stories, your travel plans, or any other topic of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend!
It has been a cold week throughout which big national news is being made across the Potomac.
Here in Arlington, though, the biggest story might be the one-year anniversary of the Amazon HQ2 announcement, and all of the ramifications of Amazon’s arrival coming into clearer view. The economic benefits of HQ2 are becoming more tangible, but the urgency of the housing challenges — and pushback on the effects of population growth — seems to be increasing as well.
Here are the most-read articles on the week on ARLnow.com:
- ‘Best of Nextdoor’ Highlights Lee Highway Taco Bell Drama
- Murder Suspect Found Dead in Arlington County Jail
- Public Meeting Planned for Possible Route 50 Changes
- Hurtt Locker: Christian Dorsey Scandal is Worse Than We Thought
- Arlington Public Schools Floating Pre-Labor Day School Start
- Arlington Agenda: November 11-17
- Coffee Shop Tip Jar Theft Turns Violent in Pentagon City
- Former Linda’s Cafe Building Torn Down on Lee Highway
- Woman Accused of Attacking Nannies in Lyon Park Due in Court
Feel free to discuss those or any other issues of local note in the comments. Also, it’s Airey’s last day, so if you’d like to wish her well, she’ll be reading the comments.
Have a nice weekend!
A long, three-day Veterans Day weekend is here, as is a three-day stretch of dry and warming weather, ahead of the next blast of cold and precipitation.
(Sorry, Arlington snow lovers, Tuesday probably isn’t it, after all.)
What if I drank the water before I heard I shouldn’t?
If you experience GI illness symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/cramps, fever and sometimes headaches, rash and paralysis) see your healthcare provider. More info: https://t.co/0uKpvuejBn
— ArlingtonVA (@ArlingtonVA) November 8, 2019
A message from Greg Emanuel, Director of @ArlingtonDES, on the water main break and resulting water boil advisory.
Full video on the County Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/O7Vij04fNY
— ArlingtonVA (@ArlingtonVA) November 8, 2019
Here are the most-read articles on ARLnow this week:
- Arlington Man Causes a Stir As Max Scherzer Doppelganger
- Chain Bridge, Schools Closed Due to Large Water Main Break
- Clarendon Sports Bar Offers to Refund All Checks If Nats Go Back-to-Back
- Reintroduction of Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Ties Up Route 7 Traffic
- Op-ed: Arlington is Nonbinary
- Parisa Dehghani-Tafti Elected Prosecutor as All Incumbents Win Down the Ballot
- I-395 HOV Lanes Becoming Toll Lanes in Two Weeks
- Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Pentagon City Mall Parking Garage
- Taco Rock Now Open in Rosslyn
Feel free to discuss these stories or any other topics of local interest in the comments. ARLnow will be back with a limited publishing schedule on Monday. Have a nice weekend!