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  • General Land Use Plan Study Sets Stage for Changes for Washington Boulevard-Kirkwood SitesGeneral Land Use Plan Study Sets Stage for Changes for Washington Boulevard-Kirkwood Sites

    The Arlington County Board today adopted a General Land Use Plan Study and Concept Plan that will serve as a long-range planning guide for potential redevelopment of three sites northwest of the Washington Boulevard and Kirkwood Road intersection as well as the balance of commercial properties in the area fronting on Washington Boulevard. This area had not been included in the study when the Virginia Square Sector Plan was developed in 2002.

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  • Thanksgiving, Black Friday 2017 Store Hours In Virginia, DC - Patch.comThanksgiving, Black Friday 2017 Store Hours In Virginia, DC - Patch.com

    Patch.comThanksgiving, Black Friday 2017 Store Hours In Virginia, DCPatch.comThanksgiving, Black Friday 2017 Store Hours In Virginia, DC. Find a list of national retailers open on Thanksgiving 2017 and Black Friday early opening hours in Virginia and DC. By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff | Nov 18, 2017 12:37 pm ET ...and more »

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  • Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving 2017 In Northern Virginia - Patch.comRestaurants Open On Thanksgiving 2017 In Northern Virginia - Patch.com

    Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving 2017 In Northern VirginiaPatch.comPatch checked the dining reservation site Open Table, along with restaurant websites and news releases to compile a list of DC and northern Virginia establishments hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Click on the links below to see which restaurants will be ...

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  • Axios raises $20 million, plans to expand into new coverage areasAxios raises $20 million, plans to expand into new coverage areas

    Arlington-based Axios Media has raised $20 million with plans to expand its newsroom, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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  • ARLnow Weekend DiscussionARLnow Weekend Discussion

    It’s the end of another busy week. In news you might have missed, “Spaces” is now open in the former Artisphere in Rosslyn, while TechShop in Crystal City was forced to close as the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Joel McHale sat down for an interview ahead of his performance at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, while in that same neighborhood, advocates say Columbia Pike is getting a “big boost” three years on from the streetcar cancellation. Mister Days in Clarendon celebrates its 40th anniversary, while the campaign managers from the recent Governor’s race reflected on the election on Monday night. And from today, the new Dunkin’ Donuts is open in Clarendon. Celebrations continue tomorrow. These were our most-read stories this week: UPDATE: Missing Woman Found in Arlington Sources: Crystal City a Likely Finalist for Amazon’s HQ2 Morning Notes (October 13) Letter: New Middle School Boundaries Must Respect County’s Diversity Police Searching for Missing Woman Feel free to discuss anything of local interest in the comments. Have a great weekend! Flickr pool photo by Bekah Richards

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  • Podcast: Arlington County Board Member John VihstadtPodcast: Arlington County Board Member John Vihstadt

    For the latest 26 Square Miles podcast, we spoke with County Board member John Vihstadt about last week’s elections in Virginia, his reelection bid next year and various issues facing Arlington County, including budget pressures and development. We also asked Vihstadt about the possibility of Arlington landing Amazon’s second corporate headquarters. Listen below or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn.

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  • Latest round of NAFTA talks opens in Mexico, with few prospects for breakthroughsLatest round of NAFTA talks opens in Mexico, with few prospects for breakthroughs

    United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal turns away after greet each other after opening statements of the First Round of NAFTA negotiations held at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., United States of America on Aug, 16, 2017.

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  • Key Bridge Marriott Site May Be Set for RedevelopmentKey Bridge Marriott Site May Be Set for Redevelopment

    The Key Bridge Marriott and the 5.5 acres of prime Rosslyn real estate around it are being purchased by a pair of Los Angeles investment firms for $190 million, the Washington Business Journal reported today (Friday). The firms plan to invest in rehabbing the hotel, WBJ reports, and a portion of the partially-wooded site between Lee Highway and the GW Parkway is expected to be redeveloped as new residential properties and possibly some retail. The buyers were among a number of companies with redevelopment visions bidding to acquire the site, ARLnow.com hears. The hotel first opened in 1959 as the Key Bridge Motor Inn, one of Marriott’s earliest hotels (the first was the Twin Bridges Motor Hotel, in Arlington near the 14th Street Bridge). Photo via Google Maps

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  • No-SALT diet could be financially unhealthy for some clientsNo-SALT diet could be financially unhealthy for some clients

    The Senate tax-reform bill , which was approved by the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday night, would get rid of all state and local tax deductions to help pay for the lowering of individual and corporate rates in the rest of the measure. Legislation that was approved by the House on Thursday also would eliminate so-called SALT except for a $10,000 property tax deduction.

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  • Man Charged With Assaulting Police Officer in County Government HQMan Charged With Assaulting Police Officer in County Government HQ

    A man allegedly assaulted a police officer in Arlington County’s government offices after a dispute over his employment, police said. Officers from the Arlington County Police Department responded to 2100 Clarendon Blvd on Wednesday, November 15 at around 2:35 p.m. Department spokesman Ashley Savage said they responded to the County Manager’s office after the suspect, Vincent Moody, 52, became upset about his employment status and refused to leave. Someone by that name on LinkedIn is listed as having worked in “facilities” for Arlington County. When police arrived he refused to comply, and as he was handcuffed he hit an officer, according to Savage. More from an ACPD crime report: ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11150145, 2100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 2:35 p.m. on November 15, police were dispatched to a disorderly subject inside a Government office. Upon arrival, it was determined that the subject was upset about his employment status and was refusing to leave the building. The subject refused to comply with the lawful commands of the arriving officer. As the officer was attempting to secure the subject in handcuffs, he allegedly became combative, and struck the officer. Vincent Moody, 52, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery on Police, Trespassing and Obstruction of Justice.

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  • Eco-Friendly Luxury Living at Tellus Apartments in ArlingtonEco-Friendly Luxury Living at Tellus Apartments in Arlington

    It may seem daunting, looking for an apartment in Arlington that matches everything on the must-have list – convenient location on the Metro, urban lifestyle walking distance to dining and entertainment and natural serenity, too. But Tellus Apartments in Arlington does all that and more. With a unique mix of urban living and natural living, Tellus exceeds expectations with an array of upscale lifestyle amenities. Just two blocks from the Courthouse Metro station, with access to the orange and silver lines, Tellus is located in a vibrant neighborhood with upscale restaurants, pubs, shopping and entertainment – everything for a convenient lifestyle. These sophisticated high-rise apartments range from studios to two bedrooms, plus some with dens for extra space. Features include stainless steel appliances, glass tile backsplash, kitchen island with bar seating, balcony and oversized windows for maximum natural light. When it comes to environmental sustainability, Tellus leads the way as one of Arlington’s first LEED Gold certified residential buildings. Countertops are made of recycled porcelain. 100% of rainwater is recycled. Plus, residents can breathe in a bit more fresh air at this smoke-free community. Lifestyle amenities include: Rooftop swimming pool offering stunning views of the DC skyline and monuments. Rooftop outdoor lounge with grilling stations, plush seating and outdoor TV. Resident lounge with catering kitchen. Fitness center and yoga studio. Fully equipped business center. Outdoor terrace with fire pit and expansive landscaped lawn for recreation. 24-hour concierge service. Four-legged best friends are also welcome at Tellus, including large dogs up to 70 lbs. With a 93 Walk Score, Tellus is a walker’s paradise in a bikeable, Metro accessible location, so residents can easily live without a car, but there is also garage parking available. Tellus seeks to fulfill the vision of its namesake – the ancient Roman goddess of Earth – who embodied nature and abundance. This forward-thinking environmentally-friendly residence is built with the well-being of its residents and the planet in mind, providing what it takes to live in both comfort and luxury in Arlington, but also in a sustainable atmosphere that reflects the beauty of nature. View their website at RentTellus.com to learn more about the “Urban Nature” lifestyle at Tellus Apartments and see floor plans, photos, rental rates and availability. Get social with Tellus on Facebook and Twitter or call 866.311.0350 today to schedule a tour.

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  • Leonids 2017 Meteor Shower Peak Weekend In Virginia, DC - Patch.comLeonids 2017 Meteor Shower Peak Weekend In Virginia, DC - Patch.com

    Patch.comLeonids 2017 Meteor Shower Peak Weekend In Virginia, DCPatch.comLeonids 2017 Meteor Shower Peak Weekend In Virginia, DC. The annual Leonids meteor shower peaks this weekend, but Virginia skywatchers should look Friday night, and the moon won't interfere. By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff | Nov 17, 2017 1:50 pm ...How to See the 2017 Leonid Meteor ShowerNational GeographicLeonid Meteor Shower Will Streak Through Skies This WeekendSmithsonianNovember's Leonid meteor showerEarthSkySpace.com -AccuWeather.comall 100 news articles »

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  • House Hunting In Arlington Starts With This Luxury Listing - Patch.comHouse Hunting In Arlington Starts With This Luxury Listing - Patch.com

    Patch.comHouse Hunting In Arlington Starts With This Luxury ListingPatch.comARLINGTON, VA — Don't miss this brand new luxury home in Arlington. This stunning six bedroom, five and half bath custom home is situated on a huge lot in the heart of one of Arlington's most highly desired neighborhoods. You'll enter this stately ...

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  • Police Cite 11 Drivers for Not Yielding to PedestriansPolice Cite 11 Drivers for Not Yielding to Pedestrians

    ACPD #StreetSmart campaign is underway at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and 4th St N. Slow down and yield to pedestrians in crosswalk. pic.twitter.com/fTuKNi62dI — ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) November 14, 2017 Arlington County Police cited 11 drivers in two places earlier this week for failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Department spokeswoman Ashley Savage said the tickets were issued from two locations: the intersections of Washington Blvd and 4th Street N. in Lyon Park; and Columbia Pike and S. Oakland Street in Alcova Heights. Police said the program is part of its 2017 Street Smart Pedestrian, Driver, and Bicyclist Safety Campaign from November 6 through December 3. The program aims to change road users’ behavior while reducing the number of crashes and injuries. Officers ticketed motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who violated traffic laws. Officers will conduct another high-visibility enforcement effort on November 30. Ensuring the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and maintaining the safe flow of traffic is the primary mission of our Special Operations Section. Help us by being #StreetSmart. Tips: https://t.co/LKVAW4x01X pic.twitter.com/kRIwqx1Jeg — ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) November 14, 2017 Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk are cited during today’s #StreetSmart campaign. Obey the speed limit, put your phone down and drive with care and caution. pic.twitter.com/XFmez1A5XE — ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) November 14, 2017 Drivers given a safe stopping distance of 170 feet. Our pedestrian always waits for a safe break and never enters the crosswalk in disregard of approaching traffic. #StreetSmart pic.twitter.com/pAz1KhwkRM — ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) November 14, 2017 #StreetSmart High-Visibility Traffic Enforcement Campaign moves to Columbia Pike at S. Oakland. Officers are measuring the safe stopping distance. pic.twitter.com/K24gsQwxr3 — ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) November 14, 2017

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  • Open Houses in Arlington This WeekendOpen Houses in Arlington This Weekend

    Looking for a home? There are plenty of houses and condos open for viewing this weekend. Check out the Arlington Realty website for a full list of homes for sale and open houses in Arlington. Here are a few highlights: 3449 N. Randolph Street 6 bed/6 bath single-family home Agent: Javid Baig Listed: $1,795,000 Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.   2369 Quincy Street N 3 bed/3 bath single-family home Agent: David Lloyd Listed: $965,000 Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.   704 Edison Street 4 bed/2 bath single-family home Agent: James Byrne Listed: $750,000 Open: Saturday 1-4 p.m.   1805 Crystal Drive , 1006S 3 bed/2 bath condo Agent: Jim Mccowan Listed: $649,000 Open: Saturday 1-3 p.m. Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.   1020 Stafford Street N , #402 2 bed/2 bath condo Agent: Herbert Medeiros Listed: $559,900 Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.   4365 Arlington Boulevard , #4365 2 bed/1 bath condo Agent: Nina Landes Listed: $399,999 Open: Saturday 1-4 p.m.   4600 Four Mile Run Drive , #136 2 bed/1 bath condo Agent: Wayne Frost Listed: $205,980 Open: Saturday 12-3 p.m.

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  • Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted In Arlington - Patch.comArmed Robbery Suspect Wanted In Arlington - Patch.com

    Patch.comArmed Robbery Suspect Wanted In ArlingtonPatch.comArmed Robbery Suspect Wanted In Arlington. ARLINGTON, VA — Police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed an Arlington business early Thursday morning. Police responded to the report of a robbery at a business in the 1800 block of Wilson ...and more »

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  • Fr. Gerry Creedon, sometimes-controversial advocate for the underdog, dies at 73Fr. Gerry Creedon, sometimes-controversial advocate for the underdog, dies at 73

    Even nearly 60 years after the fact, Father Gerard Creedon vividly recalled an incident from his childhood that may have set him on the path to his life’s work.Creedon – known to nearly all as “Gerry” – was an 8-year-old…

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  • Police plan Thanksgiving safety blitz to prevent highway deaths in VirginiaPolice plan Thanksgiving safety blitz to prevent highway deaths in Virginia

    With more than 40 vehicle-related deaths in the past two weeks in Virginia, state troopers announced a traffic enforcement campaign from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26 that aims to keep motorists safe through the holiday.

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  • N.Va. transportation officials mulling multiple avenues to meet needsN.Va. transportation officials mulling multiple avenues to meet needs

    The Washington area will grow by about 1.6 million people in the next decade, and area transportation officials hope to be ready for them with new roads, bridges and tunnels, plus dedicated Metro funding and possibly high-tech roadways for driverless…

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  • WWBG: Imperial StoutsWWBG: Imperial Stouts

    Editor’s Note: This biweekly column is sponsored by Dominion Wine and Beer (107 Rowell Court, Falls Church). It is written by Garrett Cruce, a Cicerone Program Certified Beer Server. Inky black. Creamy head. Sweet and strong. It’s the time of year for Imperial stouts to come out of hibernation. Cooler temps and falling leaves are signs that it’s time to set aside the lighter beers of Summer and Fall, and embrace the heavy and dark beers of Winter. Stouts are making a big showing — I’ve seen everything from oatmeal stouts to milkshake-style stouts this season. But the imperial stout stands apart from the rest thanks to its intoxicating blend of sweetness, roastiness and alcohol. Brother to the porter, stouts started as stronger versions of regular porters — beers brewed with dark, roasted malt giving it a dark brown (almost black) color and mild bitterness. Eventually stouts became their own style altogether with subcategories like milk stouts, oatmeal stouts, flavored stouts and, of course, imperial stouts. We actually have Russia to thank for our extra strong imperial stouts. In the 18th century, rich Russians loved imported English stouts. The long trip north and east was not ideal for the average stout. So, special stouts were developed for export using more hops and malt giving them a much higher alcohol content so they could stand up to the long journey. They were designated as “imperial” or “Russian imperial.” Today, we label nearly any beer that has a very high alcohol content “imperial.” I have four classic American imperial stouts to share this week. Founders Brewing Company, Breakfast Stout (8.3% ABV) Subtitled “double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout,” Breakfast Stout has the potential to go wrong in a number of different ways. However, Founders delivers on its complicated promise with a beer that seems to contain all the flavors and textures listed. Distinct aromas of chocolate syrup, diner coffee and malted milk hint at the flavorful ale that is more dessert than breakfast. The sip is smooth — thanks to the oatmeal — with a big coffee flavor up front, giving way to dark dried fruit on the way to a boozy finish. Before the alcohol bite overwhelms Breakfast Stout, the dark roasted malt kicks in with its subtle bitterness. It’s no wonder that this delicious beer has won awards — Silver at the 2014 Shanghai International Beer Festival and Bronze at the 2006 World Beer Cup — but what’s more surprising is that there aren’t more. Available each year from October to January, this is the time to stock up on this classic American imperial stout. AleSmith Brewing Company, Speedway Stout (12% ABV) This Great American Beer Festival (GABF) silver award-winning stout is formidable. It’s certainly the strongest of the imperial stouts that I sampled for this column. Speedway is brewed with coffee from San Diego’s Ryan Bros. Coffee, but I’ll be honest I didn’t get much coffee like the beer above. Instead, I found deeper and richer aromas and flavors. I smelled licorice, black strap molasses and alcohol. The sip was boozy and sweet with a strong showing from spicy sassafras and pitch black licorice candy. This sipper is great for dessert — a special modern classic imperial stout. Bell’s Brewery, Expedition Stout (10.5% ABV) Bell’s describes Expedition as “one of the oldest Russian Imperial Stouts in the United States.” There aren’t many imperial stouts that still rock the Russian descriptor. This feels like a throw back beer between the retro feeling name and the traditional flavor. Pouring an opaque black with a dark tan head, Expedition gave off aromas of molasses, gingerbread and char. The sip started sweet with prunes and caramel then finished pleasantly bitter thanks to the roasted malt. This is a solid and simple strong stout that forgoes trendy flavors in favor of more traditional ones. It’s venerable and delicious. Oh, and it’s a GABF silver medal winner. Great Divide Brewing Company, Yeti Imperial Stout (9.5% ABV) By the time this article publishes, Great Divide will be wrapping up it’s National Yeti Awareness Week — a week long celebration of all things Yeti. There’s certainly a lot to celebrate. For starters, Great Divide won medals at GABF in 2005, 2008 and 2009 for Yeti and ranked 36th on Beer Advocate‘s 2010 “Top Beers on Earth” list. What makes this dark, strange imperial stout truly special is the addition of a healthy dose of hops that form a synergy with the dark malts. Inhale and you might be surprised to find herbs mingling with the typical aromas of cocoa and espresso. Even more eye-opening is the interplay between roasted malt and herbal and floral hops in the sip. More bitter than sweet, Yeti stands apart from the other stouts here and elsewhere by being as much imperial black IPA (or Cascadian dark ale) as stout. Whether you are enjoying the standard Yeti, as I did here, or one of it’s clan mates — I heartily recommend the Chai Yeti if you can find it — you’re in for a treat that just isn’t found easily in the wild. Not unlike its mythological namesake. What’s your go-to imperial stout? Not mentioned here, but a favorite of mine nonetheless is Sierra Nevada’s Narwhal Imperial Stout. Don’t forget to join Dominion Wine & Beer at 5:00 pm for our weekly beer tasting featuring the tapping of Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar! We will also be sampling beers from Voodoo Brewery, Deschutes Brewery and Alesatian Brewing Co.

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  • Pentagon Master Plan suggests new sharrows, showers and bike parkingPentagon Master Plan suggests new sharrows, showers and bike parking

    The Department of Defense has submitted an updated Pentagon Master Plan to the National Capitol Planning Commission for their approval. The new master plan is intended toimprove security, enhance the quality of life for employees, and address accommodations for visitors to the Pentagon and to the other public facilities located on the Reservation grounds.

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  • Movies In Arlington This Weekend: 'Justice League,' More - Patch.comMovies In Arlington This Weekend: 'Justice League,' More - Patch.com

    Movies In Arlington This Weekend: 'Justice League,' MorePatch.com... don't want to miss "The Star," a fun animated film that tells the nativity story through the eyes of adorable animals. Here's what other films are hitting theaters this weekend, and find out what to see and what to skip. You can find Arlington ...and more »

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  • Letter: Complete Streets Is a Complete Failure For Aurora Hills ResidentsLetter: Complete Streets Is a Complete Failure For Aurora Hills Residents

    The following letter was written by Aurora Hills resident Ashli Douglas about the county’s Complete Streets Program and traffic congestion in her neighborhood that she said was exacerbated by changes to S. Eads Steet. To the Editor: Arlington has embarked on a transportation vision of providing a safe environment for all travel modes, also known as the Complete Streets Program.  Today I’m sharing a story of how this transportation vision for complete streets has played out in one Arlington County neighborhood, Aurora Hills. As I reread the Arlington transportation presentation for our project on S. Eads St. from 2014, it occurred to me how benign and utopian the project seemed. That should have been the first clue.  Arlington was going to move more people without more traffic and they were going to protect our single-family neighborhood.  All good, what’s not to like? And then came the medians, protected bike lanes, bike rental rack and central to all of this, the complete removal of two lanes of a four-lane street – S. Eads Street.  What could possibly go wrong? So now we have the same (but probably more) number of cars on the same road with less lanes.  This is where the fairytale turns to a nightmare…enter aggressive driving and cut-through traffic. I live on what Arlington refers to as a Minor Neighborhood Street, in which the distinctive feature of these streets is the nearly exclusive orientation to providing access to residences.  It also happens to be a one lane yield street! One block away is S. Eads Street, an Arterial Street, by definition, the street primarily provides through travel rather that solely for access to adjacent properties.  According to Arlington’s street elements policies that are part of the county wide master transportation plan, streets should “…improve the efficiency of vehicular operation on arterial streets to minimize diversion of traffic onto neighborhood streets.” So you see where this is going.  Since our arterial street has reduced capacity, the cars all cut-through our neighborhood street.  And just to be clear, we are not talking about a few cars.  We are talking over 1,300 commuters a day. How do we know?  Since the county refused to share data or provide any form of relief to our neighborhood, we hired a certified traffic data collection firm to conduct traffic counts on November 1 and 2, a Wednesday and Thursday.  The counts were 1,347 and 1,369 respectively. Our one lane section of S. Fern St. simply cannot handle this traffic.  According to Arlington County historical traffic counts, last performed in 2011 on our street, they measured 500 cars on a daily average. What a difference a “Complete Street” makes.  We now have approximately 600 cars who rip down the same street in a three-hour period  our school bus is dropping off children. It is no longer safe for our children to play even near the street due to the cut-through traffic. We have experienced over 160 percent increase in vehicles, the majority with DC and MD tags that simply cut through our neighborhood to avoid the congestion morass on S. Eads Street. As frustrated parents, neighbors and Arlington county citizens, we, individually as neighbors in an eight-block area, and collectively through our civic association have been engaged with the county for over a year to no avail.  We have requested that the county protect our neighborhood, and specifically, mitigate the cut-through traffic that originates on S. Eads Street and cuts through our neighborhood on S. Fern Street between 26th Street S. and 23rd Street S. Our eight-block area has become a virtual highway of dangerous cut through traffic with constant stop sign running, speeding and hit and run accidents, and fearful and angry parents at Arlington county elementary school bus stops. The S. Eads Complete Street project has been a complete disaster for the residents in our neighborhood and despite our continual pleas for help for nearly a year to protect our single family neighborhood; we have had no relief. We will not give up our neighborhood and we demand the county remedy the problem they created.  And for anyone else that may be facing a complete street project – consider yourself forewarned. Ashli Douglas has lived in Aurora Hills for 16 years and is the mom to two elementary school-aged children. ARLnow.com occasionally publishes letters about issues of local interest. To submit your thoughts for consideration, please email arlingtonnews@gmail.com. Letters may be edited for content and brevity.

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  • Dunkin’ Donuts Now Open in ClarendonDunkin’ Donuts Now Open in Clarendon

    Arlington County’s newest Dunkin’ Donuts is now open in Clarendon. The combined Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins store at 3009 Clarendon Blvd celebrated its grand opening this morning (Friday). The celebrations include free doughnuts for all customers and appearances by mascots Cuppy and Sprinkles and cheerleaders for the Washington Capitals. Tomorrow (Saturday), customers can get a free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase, while there will be a chance to decorate some doughnuts too. On both days, a prize wheel offers discount vouchers for various menu offerings. It is the 12th Dunkin’ Donuts in the county, after one opened in September in Virginia Square. And at around 8:30 a.m., business was already brisk at the store located at the intersection of Clarendon Blvd and N. Garfield Street, just a block from the Clarendon Metro station.

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  • Meanwhile in D.C.Meanwhile in D.C.

    Photo by Mike Maguire While the Zoo’s patriarch panda is showing his age, there may soon be such a thing as a free (school) lunch, Massachusetts Avenue will be seeing changes, and other news of the day over in the District. What comes next for the only hospital east of the river? [WAMU] Remembering D.C.’s poet laureate. [WCP] And a bit of street haiku. [Popville] Judge orders slumlord to negotiate with tenants of a Congress Heights building. [WCP] Brightwood worries about recent gun violence. [Post] Tian Tian is getting old. [Post] More on the rats. [Kojo] Massachusetts Avenue is getting some much needed improvements. [Current] Homeless advocates sleep outside. [NBC4] D.C. Council considers giving free lunch to all students. [WAMU] In the event you want to run on a day meant for sitting around on a couch. [Washingtonian] The latest restaurants from the owners of Compass Rose features global grandma cooking. [Washingtonian] D.C. music store owner sets out to fix instruments. [WJLA] The latest threat to Metro: disgusting quantities of human hair. [NBC$]

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  • Morning NotesMorning Notes

    Beyer Blasts GOP Tax Bill — Says Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) regarding the tax bill that passed the House yesterday: “I am adamantly opposed to the House Republican tax bill, H.R.1. The bill will raise taxes on millions of middle class Americans in order to fund tax cuts for the wealthy, and yet still manages to explode the deficit.” [Rep. Don Beyer] Crystal City Scores 320 Jobs — A Georgetown-based nonprofit is moving much of its staff to a new office in Crystal City, leasing 90,000 square feet and adding 320 jobs in Arlington County. The move was announced by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who approved a $500,000 state grant to assist Arlington with the project. [Virginia Business, Bisnow] Dems Seek Ways to Defeat Vihstadt — “John Vihstadt, who in 2014 broke the Democratic stranglehold on the Arlington County Board, is ready to go back to the voters in 2018. And Arlington Democrats already are strategizing on how to oust him from office.” [InsideNova] Charges Dropped Against ‘Laughing Librarian’ — Arlington librarian and Code Pink activist Desirée Fairooz, who was arrested after laughing during the confirmation hearing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has had the case against her dropped by the Justice Department. [American Libraries, NPR] Incident at Kenmore Middle School — A tipster tells ARLnow.com that a Kenmore Middle School student was arrested yesterday afternoon for assaulting a PE teacher. An Arlington Public Schools spokesman, however, did not confirm that an arrest was made, saying: “There was an incident earlier today between a student and a teacher. Staff is following normal disciplinary procedures. But beyond that, we can’t disclose anymore because it is a student matter.” Flickr pool photo by Michael Coffman

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  • At soirée, Keller Williams puts the focus on supporting non-profitsAt soirée, Keller Williams puts the focus on supporting non-profits

    Ten years after beginning with several local real-estate agents tossing around ideas to give back to the community, Arlington non-profit organizations have received three-quarters of a million dollars from charitable efforts supported by Keller Williams Realty.

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  • Marymount presidential search seeks engagement from university communityMarymount presidential search seeks engagement from university community

    Marymount University is opening up its presidential-selection process to a level of transparency not seen previous times the post has come open.

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  • David and Goliath - Student Activist in Michigan Fights University and WinsDavid and Goliath - Student Activist in Michigan Fights University and Wins

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  • American Institutes for Research relocates operations to ArlingtonAmerican Institutes for Research relocates operations to Arlington

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