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‘West Side Story’ Opens Thursday

Yorktown Theatre Arts presents its spring musical “West Side Story,” Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25 at 7 p.m. in the school theatre located at 5200 Yorktown Blvd.

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Arlington Sewer Maintenance Rediscovers Manhole

John Lyles, assisted by Dodolvo Sanchez, Arlington sewer maintenance, is cutting out a square around a “lost” manhole.

Arlington County Police Chief Douglas Scott Retires

Colleagues praise his leadership.

A retirement party was recently held for former Arlington County Police Chief Douglas Scott. His last day on the job was March 20, after serving in his role for 12 years in the county. He was praised for his integrity, thoughtfulness, leadership and partnership.

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Candidates Debate Future of Arlington’s Growth

Arlington County Board Democratic candidates debate future of Arlington‘s growth.

With County Board members Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada announcing that they would not seek reelection to their seats, six Democrats have thrown their names into the ring to be one of the party’s two candidates to the County Board this fall.

‘Ban the Box’ Effort

Burke Brownfeld, member of the board of directors of Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) announces an award presented by Mondre Kornegay to Alexandria Mayor William Euille for his efforts to eliminate the “check the box” initiative which required a former offender to check yes on employment forms.

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Northern Virginia's New Animal Hospital

Dr. Dana Carr (left) and Dr. Adrienne Hergen, pictured with pups Lola and Widgit, are the veterinarians at the newly opened Shirlington Animal Hospital located near the Shirlington Dog Park.

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Arlington: Yorktown Musicians Rated ‘Superior’

Groups judged with high school bands from North Carolina and Massachusetts.

Yorktown High School’s Concert Band, led by Brian Bersh, and Yorktown’s Madrigals, led by Roger Oliver, travelled to Richmond on Friday, April 10, to perform at the Dixie Classic Festival, held at Hanover High School from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day in Fairfax County

"One of the most important things we do."

Holocaust survivor Michel Margosis spoke before the Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, April 7, when the Board of Supervisors made a proclamation declaring April 16 as Holocaust Remembrance Day in Fairfax County.

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TechShop Arlington Celebrates 1st Birthday April 18

TechShop To Host Tours at Open House

Some folks always want to build “it” with their own hands, whatever “it” may be. Inventors/entrepreneurs believe a solid, hand-held prototype will help sell a new idea. All they lack is a modern $1,500,000 (give or take a few dollars) workshop in the garage or basement. Now they have one, here in Arlington, and it is open 24 hours a day.

Arlington: Students Making, Donating Baby Blankets

When Madelyn Kellen was growing up, her family always performed community service together during the holiday season, whether that meant volunteering at a soup kitchen or helping a family in need.

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Arlington: Reevesland Renovations Put on Indefinite Hold

When Ron Battocchi first moved to Boulevard Manor neighborhood in Arlington in 1977, he said one of the first knocks at his door was from his new neighbor: Nelson Reeves.

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Arlington: Marymount Students Help Make a Basketball Tourney Special

Jimmy McKay knew it would be fun to volunteer at the 20th Annual Northern Virginia Special Olympics Basketball Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 4, at Marymount University.

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History Lesson: Arlington's McKinley Elementary and the Cold War

This article was originally published in the McKinley Elementary School newspaper.

Did you know that there is a fallout shelter under McKinley? A fallout shelter is a room that was used in case of a nuclear attack.

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Simply Unaffordable: An Uncertain Future for Affordable Housing in Arlington

New Master Plan lays out uncertain future for Affordable Housing in Arlington.

A new Affordable Housing Master Plan released in March laid out Arlington County’s dire Affordable Housing needs. Hoping for approval before the plan is brought to the County Board in July, the Affordable Housing Study Working Group presented its findings to the Transportation Commission on April 2. The Master Plan was approved unanimously.

Insufficient Data: Arlington Meter Increase Deferred

Arlington’s Transportation Commission recommends County Board defer action on increases to meter rates and hours.

A last minute plea from local business owners and lingering doubts compelled the Transportation Commission to reconsider, and ultimately recommend deferring, a proposal from Arlington County’s Department of Environmental Services to increase the meter rates and hours.

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