Might handing cash to struggling neighbors pay for itself in later prosperity?
Author: Charlie Clark
Perhaps the most under-reported land dispute in Arlington’s history involved what we now know as the Air Force Memorial.
Residents in one Ballston high-rise complained recently about a rise in petty crimes (bicycle theft in the parking garage among others). Alerts to the police, some bemoaned, were met with a resigned response to the effect the police currently lack the time to prioritize low-level investigations.
Our struggling Metro this March announced a post-pandemic plan to recover its needed ridership.
It was partly the pandemic and partly aging membership that ended one of our most influential women’s groups.
A collision is coming, with racial overtones, over the county’s long-in-preparation initiative on missing middle housing. That effort to loosen zoning to permit more duplexes and other less-pricey multi-family structures will figure even sooner as planners finalize plans for reimagining Langston Blvd.
Of all the Supreme Court justices who resided in our sainted parish (Warren Burger, John Paul Stevens), the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist was probably the best schooled in local history.
The long-anticipated expansion of grave space at Arlington National Cemetery is proceeding apace. Our county’s transportation officials last month updated the impact on our streets at a symposium for the Columbia Pike Partnership.
During Black History Month a Yorktown High School grad named Jack (class of ’65) spawned a rich discussion on Facebook’s “I Grew Up in Arlington, VA.” Why, with such thorough coverage of the history-making integration of Stratford Junior High in 1959, there was less clarity on when Yorktown integrated?
Occupational hazard of serving on our county board: You must thicken your skin to endure brickbats from critics.