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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

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:

  1. ‘Best of Nextdoor’ Highlights Lee Highway Taco Bell Drama
  2. Murder Suspect Found Dead in Arlington County Jail
  3. Public Meeting Planned for Possible Route 50 Changes
  4. Hurtt Locker: Christian Dorsey Scandal is Worse Than We Thought
  5. Arlington Public Schools Floating Pre-Labor Day School Start
  6. Arlington Agenda: November 11-17
  7. Coffee Shop Tip Jar Theft Turns Violent in Pentagon City
  8. Former Linda’s Cafe Building Torn Down on Lee Highway
  9. 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!

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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.)

It’s been an eventful week in Arlington, punctuated by this morning’s major water main break near Chain Bridge. A boil water advisory remains in effect for a large portion of the county.

Here are the most-read articles on ARLnow this week:

  1. Arlington Man Causes a Stir As Max Scherzer Doppelganger
  2. Chain Bridge, Schools Closed Due to Large Water Main Break
  3. Clarendon Sports Bar Offers to Refund All Checks If Nats Go Back-to-Back
  4. Reintroduction of Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Ties Up Route 7 Traffic
  5. Op-ed: Arlington is Nonbinary
  6. Parisa Dehghani-Tafti Elected Prosecutor as All Incumbents Win Down the Ballot
  7. I-395 HOV Lanes Becoming Toll Lanes in Two Weeks
  8. Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Pentagon City Mall Parking Garage
  9. 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!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

A seasonably chilly — but sunny! — weekend is on tap after a busy week of Halloween, storms and winning the World Series (there’s a parade in D.C. tomorrow).

Aside from a possible freeze overnight, the weather should be pleasant and fall-like enough for some outdoor activities or ice skating during the day. Or you can check out some of the local events that are happening indoors.

Here are the biggest stories of the past week that was in Arlington:

  1. New Historical Map of Arlington Shows What County Looked Like 100 Years Ago
  2. Ovi and the Caps Celebrate Nats Win in Clarendon
  3. APS Proposes Major Elementary School Swap to Deal With Capacity Issues
  4. Afghan Kabob Restaurant in Courthouse to Close This Week (follow-up here)
  5. Photos: Elaborate Halloween Decorations Across Arlington
  6. Here’s What You Need to Know About Halloween 2019 in Arlington County
  7. Power Outage in Ballston, Bluemont
  8. Arlington Public Schools Now Requiring Chaperones for Younger Kids at Sporting Events

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

A cloudy and then rainy weekend is on tap — but with any luck the rain will hold off until the Nationals win the World Series in four. (Crosses fingers.)

In case you didn’t see it, earlier today we listed some places to cheer on the Nats in Arlington, along with specials being offered during the game.

While you gear up for Game 3, here are the most-read stories so far this week.

  1. Woman Struck By Vehicle in Ballston
  2. Police Called on Wild Press Conference in Rosslyn
  3. World of Beer Appears to Be Coming to Ballston
  4. Marine Corps Marathon Will Prompt Ample Road Closures This Weekend
  5. Arlington Crossing Guard Surprised With World Series Tickets
  6. Proposed Ballston Hotel To Include Locally-Run Bars, a Jacuzzi, and a Light Display
  7. Arlington Bars and Restaurant Hosting Specials For World Series Games
  8. Indoor Swim School SwimBox Is Coming To Lee Highway
  9. New Poke Restaurant Coming to Ballston Quarter

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

Photo courtesy Sandra P.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

A busy weekend of fall events is on tap, as Nats fans prepare for the team’s first World Series appearance in generations.

With the NLCS afterglow still strong, the #2 story on our list of the most-read stories of the week should be no surprise.

  1. Police Investigating Shooting in Green Valley
  2. Anthony Rendon Drops By Clarendon Silver Diner After NLCS Win
  3. New Harris Teeter on Columbia Pike Opening Next Week
  4. Giant ‘Baby Trump’ Balloon to Headline Impeachment Rally in Courthouse
  5. Roasted Corn Stand “Shuck Shack” Opens in Pentagon City Mall
  6. Developer Skanska Buys Former Arlington Funeral Home Site in Va. Square
  7. Lebanese Taverna Coming to Ballston
  8. Java Shack to Close Unless Buyer Can Be Found
  9. Arlington E-CARE Event Returning This Weekend

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

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It’s Columbus Day weekend — or Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend, in Alexandria or D.C. — which means an extra day off for federal employees and others.

It should be a close-to-perfect weekend weather-wise, full of fall events in Arlington and other parts of D.C. area.

ARLnow will be publishing on a reduced schedule on Monday, though our staff will be in the office working on future projects and ready to tackle breaking news.

Here are the most-read articles we published this week:

  1. Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill Closed After ‘Zoning’ Problem
  2. Six of the Top 10 Priciest Zip Codes for Va. Renters Are in Arlington
  3. Taco Bamba Owner to Open New “All-Day Egg” Restaurant in Ballston
  4. Memorial Bridge to Close For First Weekend of November
  5. Truck Overturns, Blocks N. Glebe Road at Chain Bridge
  6. Major Crowding on Metro This Morning
  7. Cowboy Cafe: Three Decades of Arlington’s Dive Bar
  8. ACPD Investigating Overnight Shooting in Alcova Heights
  9. Video Game Reference Shouted During Movie Led to Ballston Active Shooter Panic

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

After a seemingly endless summer, a more temperate weekend is upon us and fall-like weather is here to stay.

As a special treat this weekend, we present to you a video from the “Roadeo” competition for Arlington public works crews, held Thursday at Long Bridge Park, courtesy of our staff photographer Jay Westcott.

You can also view Fox 5’s coverage of the Roadeo here.

Whether you’re attending one of the many events this weekend, staying in, or heading out of town, you can use the following list to catch up on the biggest Arlington stories of the week.

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

  1. Nova Mac and Cheese Fest Cancelled, Would-Be Attendees Shred Organizers on Social Media
  2. JBG Smith Announces Massive Redevelopment Plan for Crystal City
  3. Columbia Pike Blocked After Woman Struck By Van
  4. An Arlington Youth Soccer Team is Forfeiting Games After Player Pulled
  5. Sfoglina Opening in Rosslyn This Weekend
  6. Officials Mulling Removal of Route 1 Overpasses in Crystal City
  7. Chamber of Commerce Launches All-Arlington Restaurant Week
  8. What’s Next: End Prohibition Era Laws in Virginia
  9. ‘Ballston Street Bash and Mega Market’ Planned Thursday

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

A warm and mostly dry weekend is on tap, though any rain that falls will be welcome given the region’s current drought.

There’s a ton to do this weekend and over the coming week, so be sure to check out our Arlington Agenda post and event calendar to plan your local outings.

If you’re heading into D.C. on the Metro, an important heads up: the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac will be closed for the bridge’s annual inspection, so you’ll need to take the Blue Line to the District instead.

In the meantime, here are the most-read articles of the past week.

  1. Beyer Now Supports Articles of Impeachment
  2. Video Shows Drivers in Va. Square Blowing Past Undercover Cop in Crosswalk
  3. New Pupatella Location to Open As Early As Next Month
  4. Large Portion of Foxcroft Heights Listed For Sale for $11 Million
  5. Arlington County Adding Three New Glass Drop-Off Centers
  6. Ballston Church Affordable Housing Project Moving Forward
  7. Bryce Harper Poses for Photo with Arlington Firefighters After Playoff Hopes Extinguished By Nats
  8. Crystal City BID Expands, Seeks to Rename Itself “National Landing”
  9. Blockchain Company to Open U.S. HQ in Arlington

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

Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Happy Friday, Arlington! A warm September weekend filled with local events (and a County Board meeting) is on tap.

For those catching up after a busy week, here are the most-ready ARLnow articles of the week:

  1. Mass Panic in Ballston After Unsubstantiated Report of Active Shooter
  2. Line Stretches for Blocks at Amazon Job Fair in Crystal City
  3. Arlington Lands at No. 6 on Best ‘Cities’ for Singles List
  4. Mysterious Time Capsule in Ballston To Be Opened Next Year
  5. Large Property Next to Glebe Elementary School For Sale for $8.8 Million
  6. Car Runs Into House After Fleeing Traffic Stop
  7. It’s True, We’re Finally Launching an Alexandria Site
  8. Video: Man Seen Peering into SUV Near Reported Vehicle Break-In

Feel free to discuss those or any other local topics of interest in the comments.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

After a brief resurgence of sweltering summer, more fall-like weather is here, ahead of what should be a pretty nice weekend.

Despite a relatively slow second week of September, compared to the usual frenetic pace of things this time of year, there were a number of stories of note over the past five days.

Here were the most-read articles of the week:

  1. Amazon Holding ‘Career Day’ in Crystal City
  2. Hula Girl Closing in Shirlington
  3. Man Shot on Columbia Pike Early Thursday Morning
  4. Pedestrian Dies After Crash Near Nottingham Elementary
  5. Police Searching for Thieves Who Burglarized Home While Family Was Inside
  6. Opening Nears for New Harris Teeter Store on the Pike
  7. You May Be Able to Take Your Drink to Go Near HQ2
  8. As MONA Membership Grows, So Does Its Public Outreach
  9. An Indoor Running Studio Is Coming to Clarendon

Feel free to discuss those stories, your tales of Friday the 13th bad luck, or anything else of local interest in the comments below.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Hurricane Dorian is making its way out to sea and a pleasant weekend awaits here in Arlington.

It will be a weekend of some major events in Arlington, including the annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff Memorial 9/11 5K and the Rosslyn Jazz Festival.

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

  1. New Reality TV Show Films Scene at Lyon Park’s Texas Jack’s BBQ
  2. Woman Critically Hurt After Being Struck by Driver in N. Arlington
  3. Man With Weapon Causes Scare Yorktown HS
  4. Morning Notes (Sept. 4)
  5. New Flight Logs, Photos Show Former Local Congressional Candidate with Epstein and Prince Andrew
  6. New Irish Pub Plans to Replace Fiona’s in Crystal City
  7. Police: Irate Man Punches Man Filming Him With Phone
  8. First ‘Richmond Highway’ Signs Now Up Along Route 1 in Crystal City
  9. MONA Launches Monthly Family Social At Ballston Quarter

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

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