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Arlington News


Arlington Snapshot: Police Chief-for-the-Day

“Do you Nathnael Abrahams, solemnly swear?” Nathnael was being sworn in as 2016 Police Chief-for-the-Day at the Arlington County Justice Center Plaza on June 21 by Deputy Chief Andy Penn.

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Arlington: Two Named Hispanic Teachers of the Year

Claudia Delgadillo, a first grade teacher at Claremont Immersion School, and Lilliana Maldonado-Mendez, a Spanish teacher at Washington-Lee High School, were honored with the Victoria D. de Sanchez Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award from the Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia.

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Arlington: ‘A Lot of Project in a Little Space’

New condominium approved despite neighborhood concerns about density.

As Arlington County’s population continues to climb, projects are getting more densely packed together.

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Arlington Snapshot: Easing the ‘Ouch’

Arlington Woman's Club members recently donated 60 small pillows to the new Inova Children's Hospital Wing.

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Arlington: Safe Routes Program Receives Grant

Arlington Public Schools Safe Routes to School will receive a $5,000 grant this quarter through the 395 Express Lanes Community Grant Program for an elementary bicycle education program, according to Transurban, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s partner on the 395 Express Lanes project.

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Rebuilding Together Assists Homeowners

Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church provided repairs on June 16 to the home of a senior couple living on 5th St. South in Arlington, allowing them to age in place.

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Lafayette Federal Credit Union Opens Branch in Crystal City

Lafayette Federal Credit Union opened a new full-service branch in Crystal City at 2231 Crystal City Drive on June 16.

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78 Students Receive Scholarships from Arlington Community Foundation

The Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) awarded college scholarships valued at a total of $473,500 to 78 students to attend college next year.

Arlington Brief: Nauck Town Square Design Meeting

The public is invited to attend the Nauck Town Square Design Meeting at 7-8:30 p.m., June 23, at the Charles Drew Community Center, 3500 23rd St. S.

Arlington: Projects To Restore Stream; Upgrade Storm Sewer

The Arlington County Board approved contracts on June 18 for two projects, one to restore the lower section of the Four Mile Run stream and another to upgrade the storm sewer and install new water mains and four facilities to filter stormwater runoff in north Arlington.

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Arlington: The State of Affordable Housing

Arlington continues to struggle with loss of affordable housing.

With each year, Arlington becomes less and less affordable. According to David Cristeal, housing director for Arlington County, between 2000 and 2013, Arlington has lost 13,000 units of affordable housing.

Arlington: Room for a Human or a Horse?

Film focuses on solitary confinement.

Step into your room. It is 80 square feet, smaller than most horse stables. It has a bed, sink and toilet. This is your solitary confinement cell for weeks, months or years. Your only contact is with prison guards and your food is delivered through a slot in the door.

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Arlington Snapshot: From Church to Affordable Housing

Members and guests of Arlington Presbyterian Church held their final worship service on Sunday, June 5 in their church home of 86 years.

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Arlington: Revisiting Selma and Bloody Sunday

Arlington native and his nephew return to Selma to explore how the struggle for voting rights has changed, but continues, 50 years later.

John Witeck was like many Americans, watching in heartbreak and disbelief as the nation learned of the beatings and violence in Selma, Ala., on what’s become known as “Bloody Sunday.”

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Arlington: 1st Street Car-tastrophe?

County inaction prompts local social media campaign.

Around August last year, a car went speeding down 1st Street in the wrong direction.