Author: Charlie Clark

Local Commentary

Our Man in Arlington

Our sainted parish is revving up to mark the 100th anniversary of its renaming, from Alexandria County to Arlington County in March 1920.     

My personal contribution to what will be months of commemoration of that action by the state General Assembly rolled out this week.      

Local Commentary

Our Man in Arlington

“This structure is unsafe or unfit for habitation and its use or occupancy has been prohibited by the building maintenance official.”

So reads the black-on-orange sign pasted to the front door of a sad-sack red brick rambler not far from my north Arlington home, one of three blighted homes with which I’m familiar.