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Safety at a Crossroads in Poor Communities Across Northern Virginia

Less affluent neighborhoods in Northern Virginia suffer from higher pedestrian fatalities.

A national database of pedestrian crashes compiled by Governing Magazine shows 95 pedestrian fatalities in Northern Virginia between 2008 and 2012. While 26 of the pedestrian fatalities occurred in wealthy neighborhoods, where the per capita income is more than $53,000, a much larger number happened in poor communities like this stretch of Route 1 in Mount Vernon.

Arlington Teasers: 8/13/2014

Teasers from this week's issue.

From the Streets to Safety and Success

Before the CLRC opened in the Centreville Square Shopping Center, day laborers stood on the nearby street corners and outside the Centreville Regional Library and employers hired them from there. But many didn’t get work and, often, some who did were cheated out of their wages by employers refusing to pay them after the job was done.

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Income Growth in Fairfax and Alexandria Lags Behind State and National Averages

Loudoun is the one bright spot in the region.

Paycheck growth in Fairfax County and the city of Alexandria are lagging behind the state and the nation, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Arlington Celebrates Public Art

Residents gathered with county officials and staff for the aligning of the shadows at Dark Star Park in Rosslyn on Friday morning, Aug. 1.

Join the Auxiliary Police Unit

The Arlington County Police Department is offering an opportunity for residents to serve their community by becoming a sworn Auxiliary Police Officer.

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Governor's Mansion, Confidential

Defense team in corruption case to detail crumbling McDonnell marriage.

When he takes the stand in his own defense, former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell will read jurors an email that he wrote to his wife as their marriage was said to be crumbling.

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Across Northern Virginia, Men Pull Larger Paychecks than Women

Trend is more prominent in wealthier areas.

When Lola Arce de Quintela first moved to Oakton 20 years ago, she noticed something about the way men and women arranged their professional careers around their family lives in Northern Virginia. Men took high-powered jobs with large paychecks, while women often dropped out of the workforce to take care of growing families. If women had full-time jobs, she says, they would often select positions that were not as demanding so they could focus their time and attention on their children while husbands and fathers pulled in six-figure salaries.

More Connect With Kids Champions

Besides Washington-Lee's Dave Soles and Williamsburg's Will Smolinski, the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families had awarded three other Arlington Public Schools employees as Connect with Kids Champions.

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Mentor Program Expands Into Arlington

A Space of Her Own seeks volunteers.

SOHO is a locally-born mentoring program that pairs adult mentor with fifth graders from lower income households who have a passion for art.

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'Animals Are So Resilient'

AWLA and SPCA help pets and their families in the Arlington area.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington offers a Baby Ready Pets class for people to prepare themselves, their home, and their animals for welcoming a new baby into the home.

Pub Crawl Crackdown

New permitting system designed to help cover public safety expenses.

The turning point for Arlington's burgeoning pub crawl may have been St. Patrick's Day, a time when the Arlington County Police Department found itself swamped by hordes of drunken revelers.

Marquee Tenant For Central Place

Corporate Executive Board to add 800 new jobs; building to be known as CEB Tower.

Right now, it's a temporary park — a placeholder at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and North Lynn Street. But when the soaring new building is constructed at Central Place, it will be known as the CEB Tower.

Arlington Teasers: 7/23/14

Arlington Teasers for 7/23/14

Briefs: New Board at Historical Society

Three new members of the Arlington Historical Society’s board were chosen at the June 24 board meeting at the Hume School. The new directors are:...

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