Thursday, May 23, 2013
Libraries, transportation, courts and other services have modified schedules Memorial Day weekend.
Kicking off summer this Memorial Day weekend? If you're heading out of town, here's info on what gas prices you'll be facing locally and at some of the popular beaches. If you're sticking around, here's a round-up of Memorial Day 2013 weekend events in Arlington, DC and beyond. No matter what you're doing, this information may come in handy—here's what's open and what's closed this weekend in Arlington. The following agencies and services are closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday: ---------- Parks, Community Centers & Nature Centers Swimming Pools: See Pool Schedule ---------- Getting Around Town ART Bus Holiday Schedule ART Information Center, 703-228-RIDE (7433). STAR: Closed; all standing order rides canceled, but …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Small business owners are worried about long term growth, but Virginia is a great place to start one, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Virginia has been ranked the third-best state for starting a business, according to a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Commonwealth came in behind only Maryland and Colorado among all states in supporting innovation and entreprenuership, as ranked by the chamber's Enterprising States report. Virginia has the highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs in the nation, according to the report, and ranks second in STEM jobs growth. It also has the largest share of high-tech businesses, which helped it to the Top 3. Arlington especially has a strong entrepreneur community and the County is committed to supporting start-ups and small businesses. See: During the 2012 General Assembly …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
One homeless man built a significant structure near Rosslyn.
The Virginia Department of Transportation on Monday demolished a substantial structure near Rosslyn that was built by a homeless man, WJLA reported. The structure took several years for Francisco Fernandez Diaz to build, and was made of "tree limbs, branches, ropes and clothing," according to WJLA. Residents were divided on whether the structure was impressive or an eyesore. Last week, the Council of Governments released a report showing there are fewer homeless people in the region than in past years — a 2.4 percent decrease from 2012 and a 4 percent decrease from 2009. In March, the Arlington County Board approved a year-round homeless service center on two floors of the seven-story office building at 2020 14th St. N. in the Courthouse …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Arlington County's median income puts it on top 10 list nationwide; fourth in Virginia.
A new report from Forbes places Arlington County among America’s 10 richest counties in the United States. The list is based on the U. S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates from 2011, the most recent year for which information is available. See also: The wealthiest county in the United States is Virginia's own Loudoun County, with a median income of close to $120,000. Falls Church, Fairfax County and Prince William County are also on the list. The following is the latest data from Forbes, published online this month: $119,525 $117,481 $110,204 $99,216 $99,040
Monday, April 22, 2013
As Arlington warms up, so does progress on cycling infrastructure.
Winter not only takes a lot of people off their bikes, it also put a lot of the improvements to cycling infrastructure on pause. Striping is harder to apply, new construction is harder to manage in the cold, and labor is often scarce. But spring brings back the work, and Arlington’s got a number of bike-related projects on tap. Last month, Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) finally expanded to Columbia Pike. This long-awaited expansion will help extend the range of Arlington’s existing CaBi network, providing something of a middle ground between its well-established locations in Crystal City and the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. Two of the new stations are along Columbia Pike, and one is near the Gunston Community Center. As the year progresses, the …
Officials also increase dollars available for overtime pay for the Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The highest-paid part-time county employee makes $95.13 per hour.
Arlington County's part-time employees make anywhere from $13.13 to $95.13 an hour. The county had 239 permanent part-time employees as of March 1, which includes school crossing guards and some library assistants, among a variety of other positions. The highest-paid part-time employee is a psychiatrist with the count's Department of Human Services; the lowest-paid are various technicians or workers at the Arlington County Trades Center — the staging area for industrial operations, including vehicle and equipment maintenance. Arlington County has established $13.13 per hour as a living wage, the lowest amount it will pay someone. The county provided the above database at Patch's request. Click here for the salary database of full-time …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The winners are: Katharine Panfil, Denise Hart, Linda Denny and Angela Guzman.
Arlington County will be honoring a few good women on Thursday. The county's Commission on the Status of Women will honor its 2013 Women of Vision. They received the awards for their commitment and leadership in the community. The winners, and their biographies from the commission: The commission works as advocates for economic and social interests of Arlington women, according to the group’s website. The award ceremony is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Tickets are not required, but a $25 donation is requested to support the work of the commission. RSVP to email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
County received no response to a request for proposals for the site in the fall.
Arlington County is seeking preliminary, informal ideas for the future of historic Reevesland farmhouse. The site, which was home to the county's last working dairy farm and is located in the Boulevard Manor community, has for years hung between a group of enthusiastic, concerned residents who want to save the property and the county government, which doesn't seem to know what to do with it. Arlington County issued a request for proposals for the property in the fall but no private developer responded. The current request for interest, or RFI, seeks ideas that would give the Reevesland farmhouse a new purpose. Successful ideas will include "substantial funding for rehabilitating the site and all the funding for the operation of the …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Arlington County closing for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day.
Most Arlington County services will be closed Monday in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day: Circuit court, general district court, juvenile and domestic relations court: Closed DMV select: Closed Human services: Closed Libraries: Closed Parks, community centers and nature centers: Administrative offices are closed, all classes are canceled. Park grounds are open. All community centers are closed except Barcroft, which is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Public schools: Closed Swimming pools: See schedule ART Bus: Running on a holiday schedule Parking meters: Will not be enforced Trash pickup and recycling: Normal operations Post offices: Closed