So, predictions of the death of the streetcar were not premature after all. The thunderbolt hurled by County Board Chairman Jay Fisette Nov. 18 announced that he and Mary Hynes would honor recent election interpretations and cancel the decade-old plan to make tracks for refurbishing Columbia Pike. Just too darn […]
It’s the middle of November, time to start thinking about the holidays. For many of us that means time off of work...
By Stewart Schwartz This past week, the region was rocked with the news that the Arlington County Board decided to halt...
The proposed ordinance that the Falls Church City Council had considered voting on next week takes from no limit to...
A unilateral action by the Arlington County Board has destroyed 15 years of joint effort to bring streetcar service to the Columbia Pike corridor, abrogated a longtime partnership between Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and set back transit options in this part of the region, possibly for generations. The streetcar project […]Read more ›
The ride-sharing industry typified by Uber continues its blitz on Arlington’s consciousness, capturing the loyalty of some—though not all—generations. The practical, policy and ideological issues were laid out Nov. 12 at the Committee of 100, at a time when the new techy “transportation network companies” are getting their first taste […]Read more ›
Last week’s column about pedestrian safety hadn’t even been printed when Mason District experienced another life-threatening pedestrian acciden. This time, the pedestrian was a young woman crossing Braddock Road at Witch Hazel Road near the Green Spring Gardens entrance. Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was at or near the […]Read more ›
By Brian O’Connor The following are notes of remarks made by Brian O’Connor at Falls Church’s Veterans’ Day Ceremony Tuesday. I am honored to be here and with Dr. Hai and our Vietnamese friends. I pray their desire for republican government and civil rights in Vietnam will come to pass. […]Read more ›
Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. Plans are being made and in many cases already finalized for all the events of the next month and a half, and levels of anxiety associated with the pressure to make sure a good time is had is already driving […]Read more ›
The midterm election turned out to be of little real consequence to Virginia state government. I have just returned from Richmond, where, over tea party objections, we repaired the serious damage inflicted on the McDonnell Transportation Program during the first part of the 2014 legislature session. I refer to the […]Read more ›