Author: Charlie Clark

Local Commentary

Our Man in Arlington

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.

Local Commentary

Our Man in Arlington

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.

Local Commentary

Our Man in Arlington

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?