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Arlington Police Arrest Crystal City Rape Suspect

Arlington News Briefs

New Race and Social Equity Officer

Alexandria News Briefs


Car Seat Inspections, Thursday, Feb. 15

Roundups

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Mason Is Praised for Regional Leadership

Friends, colleagues recall his governance and consensus-building.

Besides all he did for the City of Fairfax, former Mayor John Mason also played an important part in the county and region.

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Snapshot of John Mason’s Life and Legacy

Born Jan. 27, 1935, in Springfield, Mass., John Mason had a distinguished, 20-year career in the U.S. Army before retiring as a colonel in 1976.


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Celebrating Black History Month in the Mount Vernon District

History is all around us in Fairfax County, and especially when you live here in the Mount Vernon District!

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Senate Version of Potomac Yard Arena Proposal Hits a Speedbump — or Roadblock?

Last November, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced his proposal to relocate the Washington Wizards NBA team and the Washington Capitals NHL team from DC across the river to a $2 billion arena to be built in the City of Alexandria’s Potomac Yard neighborhood.

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Crossover Report

Concerns on transit infrastructure, labor agreements and the impact on our greater metro area lead to “no” vote on the Arena bill.

We have officially reached Crossover in the 2024 General Assembly session! Now, we in the House will turn our attention to the bills that the Senate has sent to us to consider.


Investing in Families with Solutions that Work

Fifty-percent of Americans have less than $400 in their bank accounts, putting them one emergency expense from a devastating financial crisis. In Alexandria and south Arlington, more than 30% of families are unable to cover basic needs.

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Pohick Church, Still Thriving after 250 Years

“As we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of our church home, let us admire the witness of our spiritual ancestors – not because they are pillars of morality and perfection -- but precisely because they are not. Because they answered the call anyway and entered into a lifetime process of transformation that formed them into true leaders.” — The Very Rev. Dr. Lynn Ronaldi, Rector

Open Letter to Ted Leonsis from Andrew Macdonald

Potomac Yard not suitable for Arena.

We want to make sure that there is no misunderstanding that many Alexandrians are angry about the prospect of Virginia taxpayers having to pay to build your sports arena at Potomac Yard.


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African American Heritage Trail

Ribbon cutting officially opens South Route.

“This is another thoughtful way to engage everyone who comes to Alexandria.” — U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8)

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Monumental First Step

Va. House passes bill to advance Potomac Yard entertainment complex; local opposition continues.

“Today’s vote is an important milestone in the efforts to bring a sports and entertainment district to Potomac Yard.” — Mayor Justin Wilson

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Fentanyl Called Deadliest Drug Threat

Multi-tiered response seeks to save lives

Fentanyl


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New Food Establishments Open in Lorton

Ledo and Taco Rock

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Local Film Takes a Step Forward in the Streaming World

”There is a Monster,” premiered on Apple TV and Prime Video January 30

Local movie now streaming

Arlington News Briefs

Wrap up of Saturday, Jan. 20, 2023 – Regular County Board Meeting


Arlington Innovation Fund Launches Inaugural Startup Grantees

Arlington Economic Development (AED) announced the selection of five Arlington-based startups as recipients of Catalyst Grants from the Arlington Innovation Fund (AIF).

Help Stuff the Bus for Britepaths

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