Once a month, my downtown day-job colleagues bag lunches for the homeless. To help the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network, I occasionally drive the readied food for distribution at the park behind St. George’s Episcopal Church. It hit me only lately what a tiny thread that is, given the larger […]
By Christopher Zieja In our current political system, gerrymandering empowers elected officials to choose their voters...
For nearly 20 years, parcels along the southern frontage of Leesburg Pike in Culmore, between Charles Street and Washington...
There is a clear calculus operating here that does not require degrees in rocket science to figure out. It goes something...
The 105-year-old Wilson School may soon be reduced to rubble–to allow construction of Arlington’s first high-rise urbanized school, for the H-B Woodlawn secondary program. Unless preservationists pull off a miracle. Last Saturday I visited that underused utilitarian structure on Wilson Blvd. in upper Rosslyn and perused some documents to learn […]Read more ›
By David and Rebecca Tax As the owners of two local restaurants, we love doing business in the City of Falls Church and, even more so, we love being part of this community. But we want the community to know that if the proposed Mason Row project gets off the […]Read more ›
Earlier this month, the Seven Corners Special Working Group (SWG) completed its review of proposals to amend Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan) language for Opportunity Area C, the “Sears” site. The Seven Corners/Willston Visioning Task Force previously spent nearly two-and-a-half years studying the area, making recommendations for changes for Opportunity Areas […]Read more ›
Memories of Arlington’s “night of gang warfare” pack a punch nearly a half-century after the drama. This March 11, I had the privilege of addressing Arlington’s Committee of 100 to share research I’ve compiled on that strange local flirtation with mass violence. On June 14, 1966, the tranquil suburban Lee-Harrison […]Read more ›
Now that the annual budget sweepstakes are underway, the horse race is underway toward the April 27 schools and city operating and capital projects budgeting deadline for the new fiscal year beginning July 1. With the School Board deciding what it needed to ask the City Council for, and the […]Read more ›
Earlier this month I wrote a letter to Governor McAuliffe urging him to rewrite the Ethics legislation that the General Assembly approved in the waning hours of our abbreviated regular session on February 27. I was joined by five of my House of Delegates colleagues. The six of us were […]Read more ›