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Our Man in Arlington

My grandkids, both currently conquering elementary school, have suffered their share of injuries. The events put our extended family through an arm broken on a scooter, a bump on the head from a coffee table (stitches at the E.R.), and a scary grab of some ill-advised medicine to munch on. Their mishaps brought home a […]

Our Man in Arlington

My grandkids, both currently conquering elementary school, have suffered their share of injuries. The events put our extended family through an arm broken on a scooter, a bump on the head from a coffee table (stitches at the E.R.), and a scary grab of some ill-advised medicine to munch on. Their mishaps brought home a […]

Our Man in Arlington

 I was jarred recently to come across a local right-wing political advocacy group that, I sense, has largely been forgotten. The Homeowners Federation of Arlington, which fought for smaller local government between 1946 and the early 70s, sought to block school integration, higher-density development and “low-rent housing.” Its leader was a retired investigator for the […]

Our Man in Arlington

 I was jarred recently to come across a local right-wing political advocacy group that, I sense, has largely been forgotten. The Homeowners Federation of Arlington, which fought for smaller local government between 1946 and the early 70s, sought to block school integration, higher-density development and “low-rent housing.” Its leader was a retired investigator for the […]

Our Man in Arlington: October 5-11, 2023

David Rubenstein Interview at the Arlington Historical Society banquet The nation’s foremost philanthropist working the vineyards of U.S. history shared some well-earned insights Sept. 27 at the Arlington Historical Society banquet.      David Rubenstein, the Carter administration attorney and Carlyle Group financier who of late has become a familiar PBS TV interview host, spoke with passion […]

Our Man in Arlington

It took five decades and National Hispanic Heritage month for Latino education pioneer Emma Violand-Sanchez to share some highly personal details of her immigration story. The native of Cochabamba, Bolivia, who in 2008 became Arlington’s first Latino school board member, spoke Sept. 14 to the Arlington Historical Society about her pains and triumphs over the […]

Our Man in Arlington

Skateboards, to us boys growing up in Rivercrest in the 1960s, were homemade slats of wood with wheels from a sister’s roller skates nailed to the bottom— nothing resembling a suspension system so the rider could tilt and steer. You can imagine it didn’t take long for my brother to fall off and break an […]

Judge to Rule Next Month on Arlington Missing Middle Housing

A ruling on the lawsuit filed by ten Arlington homeowners challenging the legality of Arlington’s rezoning to boost multifamily housing is now set for Oct. 19, a Circuit Court judge announced Sept. 19 following a morning of oral arguments. Substitute retired Judge David S. Schell of Fairfax (the Arlington judges recused themselves) remained noncommittal as […]