Arlington, VA

ARLnow Weekend Discussion

As predicted, the slow news cycle of the last couple weeks reversed this week, with more to cover than time to cover it.

With a County Board meeting this weekend and on Tuesday, and lots going on, next week’s coverage plan is already filled up through Thursday.

But first thing’s first: let’s take a look at the most-read ARLnow articles of the past week.

  1. Police Arrest Suspect in Restaurant Employee Assault, Possible Hate Crime
  2. A 22-Year-Old Cat Is in Need of a New Home
  3. Amazon Reveals New HQ2 Renderings as Hiring Picks Up
  4. Lines Seen at Numerous Arlington Gas Stations As Governor Declares Emergency
  5. Wakefield HS Secured After Student Allegedly Made Threats
  6. Arlington Dad Tells Congress Virtual Instruction Nearly Cost Him His Son
  7. Ready or Not, the Cicadas Are Here
  8. Credit Card Theft Victim Arrested After Armed Confrontation
  9. Potentially Rabid Fox on the Loose Near Lacey Woods Park
  10. Boston’s Northeastern University Plans Southern Expansion into Rosslyn

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

Flickr pool photo by Jenn Vogel

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Arlington seems stuck in a relatively slow news cycle, with few significant breaking stories to speak of over the past few weeks, but that may change next week.

First, we have a County Board meeting next weekend that should keep us busy with coverage. Second, these slow cycles never last for long and we’re due for a big story or two. Third, you’ll be seeing a new byline here over the next couple of weeks, and more staffing allows us to cover more local stories.

Despite being a bit slow, there were still plenty of interesting local stories this week. Below are the most-read articles of the week.

  1. Police Investigating Bomb Threat in Crystal City
  2. Pupatella Named One of the Best Pizza Places in Virginia
  3. Pierogi Joint in Ballston Cooks Up Star Wars-Themed Specials
  4. Rodents, Mold, Shoddy Maintenance Plague Affordable Apartment Building
  5. Lower Enrollment Could Help Bail APS Out of $11M+ Deficit
  6. Police: Erratic, Armed Driver Arrested
  7. Morning Notes (May 4)
  8. Pedestrian Walkway Coming to Sidewalk-Less Side of Rosslyn Street
  9. Arlington’s Vaccination Rate Now Higher Than N. Va. Neighbors
  10. Coronavirus Cases and Vaccinations Both Down in Arlington

Feel free to discuss those or other topics of local interest in the comments. Have a nice weekend and, for all the moms out there, happy Mother’s Day!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It wasn’t the busiest of weeks for local news in Arlington, but this evening’s windstorm was a chaotic coda.

As this post publishes (late) there are about 600 Dominion customers still without power, down from a peak of more than 6,000. Trees and tree branches were reported down throughout Arlington after the storm

Aside from the wind, the big story of this week was about the finalists for the new Arlington County logo.

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

  1. County Reveals Five Finalists for New Arlington Logo
  2. Here Are Some of the Rejected Arlington Logo Designs
  3. The Crossing Clarendon Has a New Name and May Be Getting a New Pedestrian Plaza
  4. Arlington Man Dies After Early Morning Crash Along Washington Blvd
  5. Morning Poll: Which Proposed County Logo Do You Like the Best?
  6. Sketches Show Proposed New YMCA Facility and Apartments in Va. Square
  7. East Fall Church Metro Station’s Nearly Empty Bike Facility Seen as COVID-19 Symptom
  8. Trees, Power Lines Down After Line of Strong Winds

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

We know what you’re thinking: why do we even bother writing any copy for the weekend discussion post?

Each week we scratch our heads and try to come up with something original, but it usually ends up being some generic musings on the weather and the fact that it was a busy week.

Is anybody actually reading the first 2-3 paragraphs of the weekend discussion? Or are you just scrolling down to the most-read stories and the comments?

In any event, the most-read Arlington stories of the past week are below.

  1. Here Are the Top 40 Highest-Rated Restaurants in Arlington
  2. Two COVID-19 Outbreaks Are Being Investigated In Arlington Schools
  3. Residents Prevail in Discussion of Grocery Store at Pentagon Row
  4. High Rise Plans Take Shape for Vacant Wendy’s Lot in Courthouse
  5. Mountain Bikers Continue Seeking Access to Arlington’s Dirt Trails
  6. New Japanese Restaurant Coming to Rosslyn
  7. County Board Kills Historic Designation Process After Failure to Save Febrey-Lothrop Estate
  8. New Crystal City Eatery ‘The Freshman’ Opens This Week
  9. Coronavirus Cases Slow in Arlington As Vaccinations Quicken
  10. After Being Cancelled Last Year, Ballston’s Quarterfest Crawl is Back On
  11. Arlington Restaurants Featured on Michelin Bib Gourmand List (Kind Of)
  12. Arlingtonian Launches Shimo, a Gardening Kit for City Dwellers

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

Flickr pool photo by Joanna Hiatt Kim

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It’s a sunny, if a bit chilly end to the work week.

On a more somber note, today is also a day to remember those killed and wounded at Virginia Tech on this day in 2007.

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

  1. Pie Shop Says Ongoing County Construction Has Cost Them Lots of Dough
  2. Police: Man Tried to Strangle Woman in Attack Near Courthouse
  3. Arlington Public Schools Stays Course with Hybrid Instruction This Spring
  4. Liberty Tavern in Clarendon Vandalized
  5. Police: Woman Danced on Car, Exposed Herself in Crystal City (April 8)
  6. New Developer Takes Over Stalled Ballston Church Redevelopment Plan
  7. Arlington Pauses Use of J&J Vaccine After Federal Warning
  8. Punch Bowl Social to Reopen Next Week
  9. Coronavirus Cases Steady, Full Vaccination Rate Speeds Up

Feel free to discuss any of the above — or anything else of local interest — in a respectful and civil manner, in the comments. Have a relaxing weekend, Arlington.

Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It’s a soggy start to what should be at least a half-decent weather weekend.

The past five days haven’t been the busiest for Arlington local news, but there still have been some big stories nonetheless. Below are the most-read ARLnow articles of the past week.

  1. Police: Woman Danced on Car, Exposed Herself in Crystal City
  2. New Ballston Restaurant Aims for May 1 Opening Day
  3. Arlington Is Entering Vaccination Phase 1C
  4. State Sending More Vaccine to Arlington, County Says
  5. Developer Proposes New Retail Plaza in Crystal City
  6. Crystal City Water Park Getting ‘Sip and Stroll’ Alcohol Permit
  7. First Lady Jill Biden is Visiting Arlington
  8. Updated Stormwater Regs Could Add Cost, Aboveground Tanks to New Homes
  9. Morning Poll: Metro on Columbia Pike?
  10. What’s Next: An Ode to Whitlow’s

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

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Warming temperatures should make for a sunny and pleasant holiday weekend, weather-wise.

Happy Easter and end of Passover to our readers who observe either faith. Due to the holidays, we’re getting started on today’s weekend discussion a bit early.

Below are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. This Toothless 19-Year-Old Dachshund Has Captured Arlington’s Heart
  2. Arlington Opening Joint Vaccine Site With Amazon Today
  3. Arlington School Board Asks Superintendent for More ‘Aggressive’ Return Plan
  4. Residents Ask ACPD to Spare Them from Bowling Alley Commotion
  5. Virginia to Expand Vaccine Eligibility to All People 16+ by April 18
  6. New Alcohol-Free Restaurant to Open in Former Purple Lounge Space
  7. Morning Poll: Legal Weed in Virginia This Summer?
  8. Annual Tap Water Change is One Week Away
  9. With Dominion Hills Mansion Demolition Underway, Locals Ask: What’s Next?
  10. Construction Begins on New Towers in Crystal City
  11. Shirlington Salon Shutting Down, Citing Pandemic Impact
  12. Arlington County to Use Drones to Count Deer

As for today’s breaking news out of the District, some local reaction is below.

Feel free to discuss the above stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. We’ll be back Monday with more local coverage.

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

The weekend is here, along with what should be a very nice Saturday, weather-wise.

Whether you’re heading out to check out Arlington’s cherry blossoms, to go for a long-overdue bike ride around the Arlington loop, or to spend time with friends or family you haven’t seen in awhile, we hope you enjoy some quality outdoor time.

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

  1. Whitlow’s Says It Will Close in June, But May Reopen Elsewhere
  2. Street Closed in Ballston While Bomb Squad Investigates ‘Concerning Materials’
  3. Pipe Bombs Found in Ballston Home, Police Say
  4. Mario’s Pizza House Continues to Serve Up Slices and Memories
  5. County Board Approves Agreement with Alexandria To Dredge Four Mile Run
  6. ACPD: Knife-Wielding Man Lands in Jail After Bar Fight in Clarendon
  7. Rouse Estate Is Currently Being Torn Down
  8. Arlington County Police Encrypt More Radio Channels
  9. County Board Approves Revised Plans for Crystal City Water Park

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

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It’s been a busy week here and, frankly, we’re all exhausted.

That being said, let’s get right to the most-read Arlington articles of the week.

  1. Baltimore Ravens Player Arrested in Arlington
  2. Wakefield HS Football Players Called Racial Slurs During Recent Game, APS Says
  3. Proposed Pedestrian Bridge from Crystal City to DCA Set for Next Stage
  4. Arlington Drops to No. 2 on ‘Best Cities to Live’ List
  5. Mom’s Pizza on Columbia Pike Closing This Summer After 32 Years
  6. As Va. Transitions to Next Vaccination Phase, Arlington Still Working Through Current Group
  7. Here’s How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent in Arlington County
  8. Courthouse ‘Landmark’ Block Redevelopment Set for County Board Vote
  9. Portion of GW Parkway to Close This Weekend for Removal of Crashed Cars

Feel free to discuss those stories, or any other topics of local interest, in the comments. Hope you enjoy the sunny weekend weather!

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

It was a week for retrospectives, as we marked the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus case in Arlington.

The virus has so far claimed 242 lives in Arlington County, but there’s hope that the quickening pace of vaccinations will help prevent the kind of mortality that we saw last spring and this past winter. There’s also hope that this spring and summer life will increasingly return to something approaching normal.

As the realization that COVID has been a part of our daily lives for more than a year continues to set in, here are the most-read ARLnow articles of the past five days.

  1. Motorcycle Club Pays Highlander Motor Inn One Last Visit
  2. Permit Approval Clears Way for Dominion Hills Mansion Demolition
  3. Controversial Dr. Seuss Titles to Remain at Library, But Won’t Be Replaced
  4. Fire on Top of High-Rise Condo in Rosslyn
  5. Demolition of Mid-Century Building Underway To Make Way for GMU’s Arlington Expansion
  6. Viral Outbreak Among Raccoons Prompts Warning for Pet Owners
  7. Leaders Say Arlington Has the Ecosystem to be the Next Austin or Miami
  8. New W&OD Trail Bridge in East Falls Church Opening Today
  9. New CVS in Crystal City Now Open, Solidcore to Open This Summer

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

Photo courtesy Josh Folb

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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Our stretch of dry weather is set to continue, and after a chilly weekend we’ll have warming temperatures next week.

While we look forward to the spring-like weather, you can peruse the most-read ARLnow articles of the past week, below.

  1. While the Capitol Was Stormed, A Group of Men Gathered Near the Marine Corps War Memorial
  2. Arlington County Hosting Mass Vaccination Clinic on Saturday
  3. Bracket Room in Clarendon Has Closed
  4. Health Matters: What to Expect After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
  5. Chick-fil-A in Pentagon City Opening Next Week
  6. Mushroom Art Has Sprouted Up In Crystal City
  7. Columbia Pike Ethiopian Restaurant ‘Overwhelmed’ with Community Support
  8. ‘Irish Farm-to-Table’ Concept from Cathal Armstrong to Replace Siné
  9. Commonwealth’s Attorney Launches Unit to Investigate Wrongful Convictions
  10. New Restaurant ‘Maison Cheryl’ Coming to Clarendon

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

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