The State of NoVa: Arlington County


Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 04/04/2013

USS Arlington to be commissioned Saturday

The troop transport dock honors Sept. 11 victims and first responders.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  USS Arlington, Arlington, Va., Sept. 11 attacks

Posted at 05:12 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington top the rankings as three healthiest counties in Virginia

New national study considers many health factors, finds NoVa healthiest.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:12 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County | Tags:  Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, Virginia Department of Health, health rankings

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Will Springfield’s Dave Grohl join Northern Virginia’s list of Academy Award winners?

The “Sound City” documentary should at least get a nomination

By Tom Jackman  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Music, Arlington County | Tags:  Dave Grohl, Sound City, Springfield, Va., Academy Awards

Posted at 05:09 AM ET, 03/06/2013

VIDEO: Is the realtor going through my stuff? In Arlington, signs point to yes

Stephen Brumme accused of stealing women’s undergarments

By Tom Jackman  |  05:09 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Crime | Tags:  William Brumme, Arlington, Va.

Posted at 05:12 AM ET, 03/04/2013

VDOT announces $34 million tech upgrade for I-66, but is that really going to help? Maybe, kinda.

More signs, more sensors, more cameras. But not more lanes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:12 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County | Tags:  Interstate 66, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Food trucks in Arlington, and common sense, prevail on parking restrictions

One hour limit for trucks is discarded by prosecutors, new law coming

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Courts | Tags:  Seoul Food D.C., Arlington, Va., food trucks, Theo Stamos, Institute for Justice

Posted at 05:19 AM ET, 01/25/2013

NoVa real estate back to booming? $600K houses in short supply, condos in high demand

$7.2 million house in western Loudoun tops sales list

By Tom Jackman  |  05:19 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, NoVa | Tags:  Northern Virginia real estate, Loudoun real estate, Upperville, Va., Michael Elias, Lisa A. Sturtevant

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Video: Remy brings us ‘I Saw Daddy Pat Down Santa Claus (A Very TSA Christmas Song)’

Arlington comedian takes on airport security at Christmas again

By Tom Jackman  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Remy Munasifi, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, Santa Claus, Arlington Va.

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Arlington treasurer refuses to eat at deadbeat restaurants and says you should too

Frank O’Leary is going after those who collect but don’t pay meals tax

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Crime | Tags:  Frank O'Leary, Arlington, meals tax, Roberto Donna

Posted at 01:37 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Rain, erosion from Sandy did not harm NoVa water

Utilities were ready for heavy rain and erosion

By Donna Peterson  |  01:37 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County | Tags:  Potomac River, Northern Virginia water, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Arlington’s approach to streetcars, Artisphere, murals shine light on county’s management style

County’s support for streetcars and the arts is attracting closer looks.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Government | Tags:  Arlington County, Columbia Pike streetcar, Artisphere, Wag More Dogs, Libby Garvey

Posted at 12:56 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Braco brings his healing gaze to Arlington

The Croatian man makes no promises, many say he healed them.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:56 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Braco, Arlington, healing

Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Arlington’s Wag More Dogs mural is no more

Courts ruled the painting in Arlington was an advertisement, and the county said it was too big.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:18 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Courts | Tags:  Wag More Dogs, Arlington, Shirlington, Institute for Justice

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Arlington, Falls Church receive funds to prevent stormwater runoff to Chesapeake Bay

Grants will help homes, businesses control stormwater runoff

By Donna Peterson  |  05:20 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Falls Church | Tags:  Arlington County, Falls Church, Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, Chesapeake Bay, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, stormwater runoff

Posted at 11:31 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Landmark Bob Peck Chevrolet diamonds, facade reappear on new glass tower in Arlington

A car dealership was demolished in 2006, but the new building that took its place pays its respects.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:31 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Development | Tags:  Bob Peck Chevrolet, Arlington, Ballston, Glebe Road

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Alexandria, Arlington rated among worst drivers in U.S. in Allstate study (D.C. was tops)

Allstate analyzed the number of collision claims per capita, but their list is almost certainly flawed.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Arlington County, Traffic | Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington, Allstate best drivers survey

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 08/30/2012

VIDEO: Arlington robbers spook themselves, run away from 7-Eleven holdup

Before this 7-Eleven robbery could get started, a firecracker scared the gunman into fleeing.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:11 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Crime | Tags:  Arlington County, attempted robbery

Posted at 05:09 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Arlington seniors unleash flash mob at county fair

VIDEO | Led by Ms. Senior Virginia 2012, seniors bust a move to the Black Eyed Peas at the Arlington County Fair.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:09 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Arlington County, Arlington County fair, senior citizens, flash mob, Kathy Fanelli

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Arlington County taking lead in curbing runoff to Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay

The county is the first in NoVa to submit proposals to the EPA, but Fairfax is close behind.

By Donna Peterson  |  02:08 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Fairfax County | Tags:  Chesapeake Bay, Arlington County, Potomac River, pollution, runoff

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Fairfax joins Arlington, approves streetcar in Baileys Crossroads

A short, uncontroversial segment will start in Skyline, run through Baileys Crossroads and connect with Columbia Pike.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Arlington County | Tags:  Fairfax County streetcar, Arlington County streetcar, Bailey's Crossroads

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Arlington’s old post oak comes down

The county’s oldest tree, split during the June 29 storm, was removed today.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 07/04/2012

South Arlington power line danger removed

The one-block street where residents were trapped for five days saw the arrival of a Dominion-dispatched work crew Wednesday.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:32 PM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Cancel the Fourth, Arlington emergency director says

With northern Virginia still struggling to recover from Friday night’s storm, now is not the time to invite hundreds of thousands to gather, Jack Brown says.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Columbia Pike streetcar not so popular, commenters say

Those from Fairfax and Arlington who commented on the proposed Columbia Pike streetcar split their support in a Pike Transit Initiative survey.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Fairfax County

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Arlington trolley project facing serious pushback

Many think articulated buses would be the better option for Columbia Pike.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Development | Tags:  Arlington County, streetcars, trolleys

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Arlingtonians love their services

Government services? Satisfied. Quality of life? Big thumbs up. Arlingtonians love their ‘burg.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:14 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Arlington’s Zapatat speeds up tattoo removal

In the growing tat removal biz, now you can get four laser treatments in one visit.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Zapatat, tattoo removal

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Armed man seeks room at Arlington Ritz-Carlton: ‘$600? Say hello to my little friends!’

Police said the man, unable to afford a room, then asked for a drink. He couldn’t get that either.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:24 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Crime | Tags:  Andrew Dziuk, Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton, guns

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 05/01/2012

‘Arlington’ captures grief of fallen soldier’s mother

A new song and video by Lisa Nemzo honor the journey of Teresa Arciola, and all families of the fallen.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:10 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Music | Tags:  Arlington the Film, Teresa Arciola, Pfc. Michael A. Arciola, Lisa Nemzo, Artie Colatrella, post-traumatic stress disorder

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Arlington’s Long Bridge Park parking will be free on weekends

In response to complaints from the Arlington soccer community, parking at Long Bridge Park’s soccer fields is now free on Saturdays.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 04/22/2012

What a county budget really means

Watching what they do, not what they say, as Arlington County Board passes its 2013 budget.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:35 PM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Arlington launches homeless housing fundraising

With a $500,000 donation from a local developer and the promise of another $500,000 from Arlington County, the Arlington County Foundation this week launched a fundraising campaign, part of the county’s 10-year plan to end homelessness.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Arlington to host Va. pole dancing championship

It’s athletic, and they’ve got rules against erotic dancing. Also, you have to wear clothes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Nightlife

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Arlington has coyotes, but not the howling type

New video shows a coyote in Potomac Overlook Regional Park.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:28 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 04/02/2012

School donation to Arlington GOP candidate raises kerfuffle

A $350 donation by employees of Bishop Denis O’Connell High School to Republican Arlington County Board candidate Mark Kelly raised questions.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:50 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 03/30/2012

In Arlington, climbing down a 15-story hotel for charity

Rappelling on the Hilton Crystal City hotel will raise money for Special Olympics.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Special Olympics, rappelling

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Housing costs trouble many Arlingtonians

The biggest problem facing Arlingtonians, by many measures, is the cost of housing.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Arlington County, Virginia, Northern Virginia, housing

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Where should your taxes go? Activists have ideas

It’s an annual ritual of local government: When budget time rolls around, nonprofit organizations line up to attest to their need and worth to the community from whence all taxes flow.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:10 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Can a non-Democrat win in Arlington?

A special election for an Arlington County Board seat will be held March 27, and the question is: Can anyone other than a Democrat win?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:26 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 01/21/2012

Garvey wins Arlington Democratic nod for County Board

Libby Garvey, Arlington School Board member, won the Democratic nomination for the County Board open seat with 44 percent of the vote in a five-person race.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:40 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Bondi denies allegations in Arlington race

Melissa M. Bondi is one of five candidates for the Democratic nomination for the county board.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Arlington’s Iwo Jima Memorial at sunrise

One of the great memorials of Northern Virginia, or anywhere, was captured in beautiful color and depth Sunday by Angela B. Pan using high dynamic range photography.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:40 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Iwo Jima Memorial, Virginia

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Arlington Democrats to choose County Board candidate earlier than expected

The Arlington County Democratic Committee will be choosing its candidate for the open County Board seat a month earlier than previously announced.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:24 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Holiday rap videos take on Hanukkah, airport security

Local rappers have been busy lately, with Fairfax Station’s B-Boyz doing their fourth annual Hanukkah video, and Arlington comic Remy busting out his take on “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.”

By Tom Jackman  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Arlington County, Music | Tags:  B-Boyz, Remy Munasifi, Virginia

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Arlington’s Remy Munasifi’s ‘brilliant’ video

The prolific rap comic takes on the tragic demise of the incandescent light bulb, and has also done a recent video on free speech that was filmed in part at his alma mater, Langley High School.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:45 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Music | Tags:  Remy Munasifi, Virginia

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Arlington gets its own glossy magazine

In an age where print publications would seem to be declining, Greg Hamilton and Steve Hull launch the bimonthly Arlington Magazine and bet that people still like to curl up with a good magazine.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Media | Tags:  Arlington Magazine, Virginia

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Arlington, Fairfax bringing streetcars back to life

As part of its redevelopment of Columbia Pike, Arlington and Fairfax counties hope to launch a 4.7-mile streetcar route from Baileys Crossroads to Pentagon City, then expand to Crystal City and beyond.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:28 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Fairfax County, Development, Traffic | Tags:  Streetcars, Virginia

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Arlington’s Zap-a-tat now open, removing tattoos

Christian Slavin has gone from an empty storefront in Ballston to a full service tattoo removal parlor on Wilson Boulevard in just two months. And he’s already pulling in dozens of clients.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Tattoo removal, Zap-a-tat, Virginia

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Did Arlington have a more ominous link to 9-11?

A new story in the Miami Herald reports that Esam Ghazzawi owned a house in Sarasota visited frequently by 9-11 hijackers, and that Ghazzawi fled the country from Arlington shortly before the attacks.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Esam Ghazzawi, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Arlington memorializes Deep Throat spot in Rosslyn

Outside the parking garage where FBI official Mark Felt met with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, a historical marker has been placed.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Watergate, Deep Throat, Virginia

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Arlington prosecutor candidates differ on death, drugs and experience

Arlington’s chief deputy prosecutor, Theo Stamos, has 24 years of experience over defense lawyer David Deane. But can Deane’s anti-death penalty stance win him votes?

By Tom Jackman  |  12:23 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Falls Church | Tags:  Theo Stamos, David Deane, Virginia

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Arlington’s Martha Ann Miller is turning 100

Martha Ann Miller won a college scholarship at 13, raised four children in Arlington and played a pivotal role in the county’s educational history as a teacher at Stratford Junior High School.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:23 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Schools | Tags:  Martha Ann Miller, Virginia

Posted at 04:35 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Arlington rapper wants to ‘Raise the Debt Ceiling’

Remy Munasifi adds to NoVa’s canon of deep-thinking economic theory rap, as well as his own collection of hilarious rap vidoes.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:35 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Remy Munasifi, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Arlington’s last working farm, Reevesland, lays dormant

Reevesland hasn’t been a dairy farm since 1955, but its neighbors want to transform the property into a farm and local history learning center.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Reevesland, Virginia

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Arlington’s 18-foot topless mermaid can be yours for $3,000

An 18-foot wooden mermaid was a landmark of sorts in the Arlington front yard of Paul and Nancy Jackson. Now, the remainder of a 100-year-old white ash tree is for sale.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Arlington mermaid, Virginia

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Arlington tattoo removal parlor senses big opportunity

Christian Slavin thinks Zap a Tat, a retail tattoo removal parlor in Ballston, will tap into a huge market of people who no longer want their ex-girlfriend’s or their former gang’s name displayed so prominently.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Christian Slavin, Zap a Tat, tattoo removal, Virginia

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Arlington has 2nd highest average wages in U.S.

The average job in Arlington pays $102,373, new labor statistics show. Fairfax County is ranked 10th in the country, and Alexandria is 11th.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Arlington wages, Virginia

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Arlington Testicle Festival is real, all-you-can-eat

Hundreds of people will gather Saturday at the Arlington American Legion hall to eat fried bull testicles. America!

By Tom Jackman  |  04:11 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Testicle Festival, Virginia

Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Jeff Bridges returns to Arlington (Road) to fight hunger

The actor is a long-time advocate for ending child hunger, and he appeared at Barcroft Elementary School along with Gov. Bob McDonnell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:50 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Schools | Tags:  No Child Hungry, Jeff Bridges, Virginia

Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Alexandria: 2nd best-read city in U.S., or just Amazon.com’s 2nd best customer?

Alexandria placed second in Amazon.com’s list of America’s “Most Well-Read Cities.” But it’s more likely just a list of who buys the most books from Amazon.com.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:50 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Arlington County | Tags:  well-read cities, Virginia

Posted at 04:40 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Crystal City is ‘Little Provo’ for Mormons

In Crystal City, there are so many single Mormons that the church has formed a unique congregation, the “23rd Street Chapel,” just to help each find a spouse.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:40 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Single Mormons, Little Provo, Virginia

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Arlington hosts emotional National Military Survivor Seminar

More than 1,300 parents, spouses, siblings and children of America’s fallen soldiers gathered at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City on Memorial Day weekend to work on coping with loss, moving ahead, or just taking a deep breath.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:28 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  National Military Survivor Seminar, Virginia

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Arlington teen’s soccer goal is Internet sensation

Kenner Galeas, 13, scored a goal on a bicycle kick in an Arlington rec league game Sunday, and now the video is spreading all over the Internet.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:26 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Sports

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Arlington Metro station hit by belly-dancing flash mob

Outside the Clarendon Metro station Friday evening, a small group of belly dancers started shimmying. And within moments, it was a well-choreographed mob.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:53 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Arlington house haunted by Jim Morrison?

Among the many houses where Doors singer Jim Morrison lived in this area is one in Arlington where a resident says he lay down next to her. So that’s where Mr. Mojo Risin went.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Music | Tags:  Jim Morrison, Virginia

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/02/2011

NoVa recalls its role in 9/11

On this pivotal day, here are some of the best perspectives of Sept. 11, 2001, both looking back and looking forward.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Pentagon 9/11, Virginia

Posted at 05:52 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Arlington police use YouTube to solve DMV brawl

Arlington police created their own news-like interview with an assault victim and posted it on YouTube in hopes of catching the suspect.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:52 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Police, Crime | Tags:  DMV awards, Virginia

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Arlington Route 50 to be torn up? Really? REALLY?

Route 50 westbound in Arlington, another main artery from the District, is about to undergo years of construction. Unbelievable.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic, Arlington County | Tags:  Route 50, Virginia

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Arlington crime down, but vending machine larcenies way up

There’s a crime problem in Arlington County: Thefts from vending machines rose a shocking 10 percent.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:47 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Crime | Tags:  Vending machine larceny, Virginia

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Arlington club closes after issues with guns, gambling, paperwork

The Arlington club 31-11 on Columbia Pike closed after issues with guns, gambling and permits.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:30 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  club 31-11, Virginia

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Eastwood, DiCaprio film at North Arlington home

By Tom Jackman  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Arlington