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Arlington: Multi-Faith Group Pursues Social Justice

Campaign involves housing affordability, public education investment, immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, and gun safety.

Before 1,100 faith community leaders at Oakton High School on Oct. 16, Attorney General Mark R. Herring added his name to those of more than 105 other state and elected officials around the country who are calling on gun manufacturers to step up gun safety efforts.

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Arlington: Generations of the Bean

Arlington entrepreneurs quit their day jobs to launch coffee shop.

For many people, coffee is a utility. It's a necessary pick-me-up to get through the long work day. That's how Chase Damiano saw coffee until he met Robbie Peck.

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Arlington: What a Dump

Arlington recycling event makes junk work for charities.

This E-Care recycling event, which takes place twice a year in Arlington, provides the opportunity to get rid of hazardous household material, trash or junk that cannot be put in the garbage, but also accepts things like eyeglasses, shoes, bikes, and other items which would work in another country.

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‘We Are All Arlington!’

Arlington celebrates its diverse history of 40 years of immigration.

The program was part of “Welcoming Week,” an annual series of events in communities across the U.S. that bring together immigrants and U.S. born residents in a spirit of unity.

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Arlington: Ambar Combines Balkan Countryside with Urban Feel

New restaurant on Wilson Boulevard.

Favorite Balkan dishes with a modern twist have arrived in Arlington with the opening of Ivan Iricanin's new Ambar restaurant on Wilson Boulevard. Iricanin sits at a table refurbished from the previous restaurant and looks around the new space designed by his wife, Nya Gill. "Final touches," he said as the fresh plants are arranged in the overhead room-length rectangular planter, "and opening only two days late."

Arlington Brief: Police Arrest Driver In Pedestrian Collision

The Arlington County Police Department has taken into custody Shahed Quayum, 49, of Arlington, following the Oct. 4 pedestrian collision in the 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. Quayum has been arrested and charged with DUI maiming.

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Snapshot: Senior Olympics Swimming

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Arlington: Learn about Healthy Aging

The Virginia Hospital Center Senior Health Program offers healthy aging lecture series at its South Arlington campus, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road. Sessions are 11 a.m.-noon. RSVP for each event at 703-558-6859.

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Arlington: Buddy Walk for Awareness

The 12th Annual Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia Buddy Walk took place Sunday, Oct. 2, around the Mason Pond at George Mason University. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

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Arlington: Day Laborer Program Praised

The Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) celebrated its 16th anniversary on Sept. 29 at the home of Eisenberg-Davis on S. Irving Street.

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Arlington Snapshot: Early Fall

Four Mile Run on late Monday afternoon, Oct. 3, as it meanders between George Mason Drive and Walter Reed Drive in south Arlington.

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Arlington Snapshot: Tom & Deniz Hair Studio Now Open

Tom & Deniz Hair Studio at 3510 Lee Highway celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 1. Tom Cakirca brings over 30 years of salon experience in Istanbul, Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and Washington D.C. to his salon. Cakirca, a color specialist, is assisted by his wife, Deniz a make-up artist and hair stylist for Turkish television.

Arlington: Brunch Preview of Joplin’s ‘Treemonisha’

In a matter of days, joyful singing will burst from the confines of Washington Golf and Country Club, courtesy of Opera NOVA.

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Arlington: An Oasis for Uninsured Working People

Annual gala is main source of funding for non-profit Arlington Free Clinic.

The last person you expect to see at the Arlington Free Clinic is your own family doctor. But he’s there, volunteering his time to work with Arlington’s uninsured. It is one of the main tenets of the Arlington Free Clinic (AFC): This isn’t just health care for the people who can’t afford doctors, or free health care that is “good enough” — It’s premium medical care. The doctor knows you by name, or knew you when you had your first child and is now coaching you through breast cancer.

Arlington: 1000 Degrees Pizza Adds New Location

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, arrives on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3400 Columbia Pike, Suite 200.