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Arlington: Parents Decry Speed of Site Decision

County Board approves Wilson School as a temporary fire station site.

Just two weeks after Arlington County announced that it was planning on placing a temporary fire station on the future Wilson School site, the County Board unanimously voted to move forward with an agreement that would allow the fire station to occupy nearly half of the field space at the Wilson site until at least 2020.

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Arlington Snapshot: Sunset Parade

The annual Marine Sunset Parade at Iwo Jima Memorial returns to Arlington this summer. Residents can enjoy weekly performances of "The Commandant's Own," the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon Tuesdays in July at 7 p.m. The Sunset Parades on Aug. 2, 9 and 16 begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Arlington: Residents Express Frustrations over Process

Public commentary voiced on Saturday, July 16, about the county’s plan to put a temporary Fire Station 10 on the Wilson School/HB Woodlawn playing fields reflected common themes heard around North Arlington last week.

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Arlington: Lift Off for Potomac Gondola

A look at the initial feedback from citizens and advice from an existing gondola system.

The Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola baffles people. The proposed tram alongside the Key Bridge has drawn a mixture of interest and confusion.

Arlington: Readying for Long Bridge Project

The Atlantic Gateway is underway. Gov. Terry McAuliffe discussed the details of the $1.4 billion plan to reform regional road and rail projects at Alexandria’s Union Station on July 8.

Arlington Snapshot: Spray Ground

Children get a shower from above or below as they run through the fountains spurting up from the ground at Lyon Village Park on the weekend.

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Arlington: Track Work Affects Airport Metro Station

Due to Metrorail segment closures near Reagan National as a result of WMATA’s SafeTrack work, passengers should expect additional congestion on the airport’s roadways and in its parking facilities.

Arlington: What’s the Hurry? Where’s the Fire?

Questions raised by Task Force on Station 8 still need to be resolved.

Betsy Forinash, Richard Lolich, and Alexandra Bocian and other North Arlington residents believe Arlington County Deputy Manager Jim Schwartz must have some other agenda for pushing the relocation of Fire Station 8 from Hall’s Hill to Old Dominion and 26th Streets, because if he had read the report of the FS#8 Task Force, he’d know that doesn’t make sense. The tenor of citizens’ remarks rose last week when word leaked out that the county was leaning towards the Old Dominion site because it was said to be more cost effective.

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Arlington: Keaton and Chaplin Inspire Silent ‘Twelfth Night’

Synetic Theater presents Shakespeare production set in the 1920s.

Synetic Theater is presenting "Twelfth Night" from July 13 to Aug. 7. After garnering 11 Helen Hayes Award nominations, Synetic’s 2014 hit is back by popular demand.

Ex-convicts Discuss Voting Rights Restoration

Arlingtonian ex-convicts meet with governor to discuss voting rights restoration.

The right to vote is one of the most fundamental American freedoms, and one denied to many Virginians released from prison on felony charges. On June 29, Gov. Terry McAuliffe met in Alexandria’s Northern Virginia Urban League with advocates for the restoration of ex-inmate’s rights.

Back to Business in Ballston

Nine new projects to provide retail, office and residential.

As the Ballston Mall slowly begins to continue towards new life, all across Ballston new development plants are emerging.

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Arlington Snapshot: Lyon Village 4th of July Parade and Picnic

Antique cars led the way at the Lyon Village 4th of July Parade and Picnic on Monday at 11 a.m.

Arlington and Springfield: NOVEC Lineman Saves Man in Cardiac Arrest

Arlington native was saved by CPR as a child.

A Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative lineman saved a man’s life on June 17 in Springfield by using cardiac pulmonary resuscitation skills he learned at NOVEC.

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Arlington: Young Named Poet Laureate

Katherine E. Young has been selected the first Poet Laureate of Arlington County. She will be installed at a brief ceremony during the County Board recessed meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

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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