And gains Republican opponent in Mike Webb.
It’s been a little over a year since U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) took office, and both the first term congressman and his political opposition have been busy in that time.
Local residents and county officials tour area around Jennie Dean Park.
From dog walkers to day laborers, artists to auto shops, there’s much packed into the area around Jennie Dean Park. The area’s small enough in size that the Arlington County Board and representatives of the local civic federation were able to walk the entire perimeter on Jan. 10, but big enough in interest that each board member was accompanied by nearly a dozen local citizens.
The Arlington County Board approved last month an agreement to grant Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) an option to purchase county-owned land. This agreement, reached at the board’s December meeting, will allow VHC to expand onto 5.5 acres.
The Arlington County Board kicked off its 2016 Open Door Mondays on Monday, Jan. 4, with a session at Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center and Park.
New leadership faces new challenges and old problems.
While many of the goals set by the Arlington County Board for 2016 were familiar, like expanding school capacity, signs of the new perspectives and new leadership began to take hold at its Jan. 1 meeting.
County decision ends year-long fight over traffic congestion and park space.
At its first 2015 meeting in January, the Arlington County Board voted not to approve Arlington Public Schools’ (APS) plan to build a new elementary school adjacent to the Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
Some residents question socio-economic segregation.
For the Arlington County Board, 2015 ended on a high note. With construction scheduled to begin in 2017, the current Arlington Presbyterian Church will soon be transformed into Gilliam Place, a home for 173 families at various levels of affordable housing needs.
The County Board directed the county manager on Nov. 19 to develop a balanced proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 that assumes no tax rate increase and includes options for county budget reductions, excluding the schools.
David A. Oot, of Arlington, received the Dr. James E. Douthat Outstanding Achievement award from the Lycoming College Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on Oct. 24 on the college campus.
26-27 percent turnout anticipated.
Election day dawns cool and crisp.
The Arlington County Board approved a plan on Oct. 20 to redevelop the Red Top Cab property in Clarendon with three residential buildings and ground-level retail, along with changes in block structure/road network and improvements to the intersection of Washington Boulevard and 13th Street North.
Twenty elected officials, comprising all of Arlington’s School Board, Constitutional Officers and Richmond delegation, and the majority of the County Board, endorsed Katie Cristol’s campaign for Arlington County Board.
The Arlington Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association, Local 2800 of the International Association of Firefighters, endorsed Christian Dorsey for Arlington County Board.
State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) received the endorsement of Emily’s List, which advocates for more female pro-choice representatives at all levels of public office.
County Board Independent candidate Mike McMenamin received the endorsement of John Vihstadt, Independent County Board member.