• Sense of Place Cafe in Arlington Forest has closed

    Sense of Place Cafe in Arlington Forest has closed
    Sense of Place Cafe in Arlington Forest is now closed.
    The independent coffee shop and cafe in the Arlington Forest Shopping Center at 4807 1st Street N. closed last week, before the July 4 holiday, ownership confirmed to ARLnow. It was located next to Bricks Pizza.
    The reason for closing, as social media posts allude to, is the health of owner Kay Kim.
    Sense of Place Cafe is closing (photo via screenshot/Instagram)
    “Despite our love for sharing our coffee with the amazing Arlington Forest
  • Ask Eli: Are you considering operating a DC-area Airbnb

    Ask Eli: Are you considering operating a DC-area Airbnb
    This regularly scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Eli Tucker, Arlington-based Realtor and Arlington resident. Please submit your questions to him via email for response in future columns. Video summaries of some articles can be found on YouTube on the Ask Eli, Live With Jean playlist. Enjoy!
    Question: What are the local laws governing short-term rentals in the D.C. area?
    Answer: I hope you had a great Fourth of July holiday weekend! Some of
  • Adoptable Pet of the Week: Alex

    Adoptable Pet of the Week: Alex
    Give a warm welcome to the newest Adoptable Pet of the Week, Alex! This 5-year-old girl loves bird watching and is looking for a forever home.
    Alex is currently available for adoption through Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.
    Her foster family had a few things to say about Alex:
    Cuddle aficionado? Check! Champion bird watcher? Check! Cutest big rabbit ears this side of the Mississippi? Check! Alex is #1 on every count.
    Alex has stolen her foster family’s hearts with her sweet meows, gorgeous
  • Chopt set to open next week in Ballston

    Chopt set to open next week in Ballston
    Signs for a new Chopt location in Ballston (staff photo)
    Salad purveyor Chopt is planning to open its new “eco-conscious” location in Ballston next week.
    The chain said in a press release this morning that its shop at 4201 Wilson Blvd, in the Ballston Exchange complex across from Ballston Quarter, will officially open on Wednesday, July 13. We first reported on the new location, which is next to a Shake Shack, in November.
    More from an ARLnow article last month:
    It will feature &ldqu
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  • More storms expected today, after weekend storm fells numerous trees in Arlington

    More storms expected today, after weekend storm fells numerous trees in Arlington
    Trees damaged by storm along Military Road at 38th Street N. (photos courtesy Marcia Nordgren)
    Saturday night’s severe storms caused significant tree damage in parts of northern Arlington.
    The southern reaches of the storms that flooded portions of D.C. and suburban Maryland also packed a punch in Arlington, ripping through the northern corner of the county with heavy rain and high winds. Other parts of Arlington only received moderate rainfall.
    “Large trees were blown down along Geo
  • Morning Poll: Where did you watch the fireworks?

    Morning Poll: Where did you watch the fireworks?
    Fourth of July fireworks (Flickr pool photo by Michael Coffman)
    Last night was basically a perfect night, weatherwise, to watch the July 4 fireworks over the nation’s capital.
    Still, with the Air Force Memorial closed, Metro warning of delays, and the usual traffic headaches, perhaps going to watch the fireworks in person was not ideal for everyone.
    This morning we’re wondering: how did you watch the fireworks (if at all).Flickr pool photo by Michael Coffman
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    Best Liver Cleanse Supplements
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    GoKeto Gummies Scam! Avoid GO Keto BHB Gummy Until Seeing This!
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  • Most-read Arlington stories of the week: June 27-July 1

    Most-read Arlington stories of the week: June 27-July 1
    Tourists visit the US Air Force Memorial at twilight (staff photo by Jay Westcott)
    Another three-day weekend awaits.
    Arlington is a great place to be if you want to catch the fireworks display in D.C., whether from up close or afar.
    This week also marked the end of June, which brought some most-read stories of its own. They included roaming bears, more corporate headquarters relocating here and a man worried about an active shooter who tried to break into a middle school.
    It’s been a busy
  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Fourth of July edition

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Fourth of July edition
    Fireworks displays are returning in full after two years of scaled-back celebrations.  
    Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of D.C.’s Fourth of July celebrations, and there are plenty of sites to view them from. You’ll find exceptional vantage points from rooftop bars, National Mall locations, Arlington and many other places throughout the District. Here are some of our favorites!
    The National Mall Grab your picnic blanket and settle down on any patch of g
  • Listing of the Day: 5927 4th Street N.

    Listing of the Day: 5927 4th Street N.
    Address: 5927 4th Street N.Neighborhood: Boulevard ManorListed: $885,000Open: Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 from 1-4 p.m.
    This classic three bedroom, two bath mid-Century rambler offers a rare combination of pristine, updated interior and a manicured yard, graced by mature trees, shrubbery and perennials.
    Recent improvements include: gas furnace, gas water heater, stylishly-renovated main level bath and remodeled lower level bath; kitchen countertops and appliances, replacement window
  • There will be free Lyft rides home on July 4, thanks in part to Amazon

    There will be free Lyft rides home on July 4, thanks in part to Amazon
    ACPD SoberRide (Photo courtesy of Washington Regional Alcohol Program)
    There will again be free Lyft rides on Independence Day, at least in part because of Amazon.
    The trillion-dollar tech company with a growing presence in Arlington is donating $10,000 to the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) for its SoberRide partnership with Lyft.
    The program provides D.C. area residents a free ride home, instead of driving drunk, on a number of holidays, including New Years’ Eve, St.
  • Arlington County is largely shutting down to celebrate America’s birthday

    Arlington County is largely shutting down to celebrate America’s birthday
    July 4 fireworks as seen from Joint Base Myer (Flickr pool photo by John Sonderman)
    Arlington County is set to essentially shut down on America’s birthday.
    County government offices, courts, community centers, and county libraries are all closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. The Long Bridge Aquatics and Fitness Center will also be shuttered. Covid-19 testing sites and vaccine clinics are taking a break that day as well.
    Arlington County schools are closed for employees on
  • ACFD reminds Arlington how to safely handle Fourth of July fireworks

    ACFD reminds Arlington how to safely handle Fourth of July fireworks
    A fireworks booth at the corner of Columbia Pike and Glebe Road (file photo)
    The Arlington County Fire Department is sharing a few tips for those planning to using fireworks privately over the upcoming Independence Day weekend.
    Only fireworks that emit flames or sparks within 12 feet and have a burning fuse of more than 1.5 inches long with a burning rate of more than four seconds are legal locally this year, according to the 2022 Consumer Fireworks Fact Sheet published by the county. The firew
  • Boring Title: Do all title companies charge the same for title insurance

    Boring Title: Do all title companies charge the same for title insurance
    This biweekly feature is sponsored by Allied Title & Escrow.
    So you just got under contract on your first home and it’s time to choose a title company. One question we often get is ‘Do all title companies charge the same for the title policies?’
    Title policies are regulated by the state, so no matter which title company you choose for your closing, the prices of the title policies will be very similar.
    How much should you e
  • Arlington Pet of the Week: Hambone

    Arlington Pet of the Week: Hambone
    Say hello to Hambone, Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week! Hambone is an affectionate and grumpy fella who loves naps and treats.
    Here’s what his owner had to say about him:
    Hambone is a long-haired dachshund and basset hound mix.
    He was surrendered to A Forever Home, a local animal rescue, at the age of 8 and at the weight of a whopping 57 lbs when his first owner passed away. Due to his old age and weight problems, he had no prospective adopters and was deemed an indefinite foster p
  • Tow truck driver helps to talk down man standing on edge of overpass

    Tow truck driver helps to talk down man standing on edge of overpass
    Man standing on the edge of the Route 1 overpass over 15th Street S. in Crystal City
    A tow truck driver helped to defuse a tense situation in Crystal City yesterday (Wednesday) morning.
    Police were dispatched to the area for a man standing on the edge of a Route 1 overpass. It was unclear why the man was standing there, but there was concern that he might jump to the roadway below.
    Video shared with ARLnow, below, shows the shirtless man gesticulating wildly while standing above 15th Street S. A
  • Morning Poll: ‘Missing Middle’ maximum?

    Morning Poll: ‘Missing Middle’ maximum?
    Slide from Missing Middle Housing Study draft framework (via Arlington County)
    Earlier this month, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Arlington County Board, supporting the county’s Missing Middle Housing Study.
    The letter says that the proposed framework of legalizing small-scale multifamily housing in neighborhoods currently only zoned for single-family homes would be a positive step in creating new housing that’s more affordable than what would otherwise be bui
  • BugBlast Reviews: Is Bug Blast Bug-Repelling Lamp Zapper Scam or Legit?

    BugBlast Reviews: Is Bug Blast Bug-Repelling Lamp Zapper Scam or Legit?
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  • New leg of Pacers Running donates hundreds of shoes to APS students in need

    New leg of Pacers Running donates hundreds of shoes to APS students in need
    A new business launched by Pacers Running has donated more than 100 pairs of sneakers to Arlington students from low-income families.
    Relay, which sells second-hand and refurbished running shoes, donated 104 pairs of sneakers in April to The Clothesline for Arlington Kids, said Chris Farley, owner of Clarendon-based Pacers Running. Farley also promised to donate around 100 more over the summer and 200 in the fall.
    The initial batch of shoes was given to Arlington Public Schools students who rece
  • Listing of the Day: 2301 N. Lexington Street

    Listing of the Day: 2301 N. Lexington Street
    Address: 2301 N. Lexington StreetNeighborhood: Tuckahoe VillageListed: $1,025,000
    Reminiscent of an English country cottage, this 1930s home is brimming with character and modern amenities.
    Enter through a white picket fence and wend your way through lush gardens of perennials and mature landscaping to a vestibule entry. The light-filled living room features a soaring ceiling with skylights, a wall of built-in bookshelves and a fireplace graced by an over-mantel. The adjoining den also has a sky
  • Arlington is back to fully celebrating July 4 for the first time since 2019

    Arlington is back to fully celebrating July 4 for the first time since 2019
    Fourth of July fireworks from the Iwo Jima memorial in 2021 (Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf)
    For the first time in a couple of years, Arlington is back to fully celebrating America’s Independence Day.
    In both 2020 and 2021, the pandemic led to the canceling of a number of official July 4 events as well as many of the local holiday festivities.
    But, for the most part, Independence Day events, parades, and firework shows are back this year in Arlington.
    The fireworks on the National Mall ar
  • Biz Talk: Attracting international companies to Northern Virginia

    Biz Talk: Attracting international companies to Northern Virginia
    This article was written by Sindy Yeh, Senior Business Ambassador for Arlington Economic Development.
    International business means real opportunity for the economy not just in Arlington, but throughout the region, and Arlington Economic Development (AED) took advantage of that opportunity at the recent SelectUSA 2022 Investment Summit at National Harbor.
    The event, organized by the Department of Commerce to attract foreign direct investments into the United States, brings with it business leade
  • More than 400 young children vaccinated by county in first week of vax offering

    More than 400 young children vaccinated by county in first week of vax offering
    A vial of the COVID-19 vaccine (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
    Arlington County has already vaccinated several hundred children ages 6 months to 5 years, in the first week the jab was offered for that age group.
    That’s according to a county spokesman, in response to an inquiry from ARLnow.
    “Arlington County Public Health began COVID-19 vaccinations for children as young as 6 months last Wednesday, June 22,” said Ryan Hudson. “CDC’s V
  • ACPD: Girl arrested for shoplifting escaped, bit officer after foot chase

    ACPD: Girl arrested for shoplifting escaped, bit officer after foot chase
    File photo
    A shoplifting suspect led Arlington police on a foot chase in Pentagon City, then allegedly bit an officer before finally being taken into custody.
    The incident happened Monday afternoon in the area of the Pentagon City mall, along the 1100 block of S. Hayes Street.
    “At approximately 2:35 p.m. on June 27, police were dispatched to the report of a shoplifter in custody,” said an Arlington County Police Department crime report. “Upon arrival, it was determined that the
  • Firefighters battle early morning house fire in Barcroft

    Firefighters battle early morning house fire in Barcroft
    Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at a house in the Barcroft neighborhood this morning.
    The fire on the 4600 block of 6th Street S. was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. First arriving units reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of a two-story home.
    It took firefighters from several local jurisdictions about an hour to extinguish the blaze, which appeared to have mostly burned the top floor or attic area. No injuries were reported.
    One nearby resident said the home was unocc
  • Proposed ‘Complete Streets’ projects would enhance safety but remove some parking, through lanes

    Proposed ‘Complete Streets’ projects would enhance safety but remove some parking, through lanes
    Five “Complete Streets” roadway project designs are ready for community feedback.
    As part of Arlington County’s Complete Streets program, the projects aim to improve safety and access on local roads. The changes are usually made in conjunction with repaving projects and mostly involve re-striping the roadway, sometimes at the expense of parking or through lanes.
    According to the project website, the five stretches of roadway that are up for improvements this year are:Wilson Bou
  • Come for the $20.22 oil change, stay because it’s so easy

    Come for the $20.22 oil change, stay because it’s so easy
    CarCare To Go brings modern convenience and simplicity to car repair. They combine the quality and trust of a full-service shop with a uniquely transparent process, plus free valet pick-up and return from your home or work.
    Maintenance, repair and detailing takes as much time as ordering groceries online. Best way to learn about them is to hear what their clients (many of your neighbors) say: See their reviews.
    They are so confident that you’ll love their new service and come back for more
  • Fashion store LOFT at The Crossing Clarendon to close next month

    Fashion store LOFT at The Crossing Clarendon to close next month
    Clarendon’s LOFT store is expected to close next month.
    The women’s clothing store in The Crossing Clarendon — formerly known as Market Common Clarendon — is expected to close on Monday, July 18, according to a sign on the store’s door.
    Store staff received the closing notice around two weeks ago, an employee told ARLnow. The store began notifying customers of the closure around a week ago.
    “We got about a month’s notice of the store closing,” the
  • Ask Eli: Is it a good time to sell?

    Ask Eli: Is it a good time to sell?
    This regularly scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Eli Tucker, Arlington-based Realtor and Arlington resident. Please submit your questions to him via email for response in future columns. Video summaries of some articles can be found on YouTube on the Ask Eli, Live With Jean playlist. Enjoy!
    Question: I have seen and heard that homes are sitting on the market and reducing prices lately, is it still a good time to sell?
    Answer: I’ve not
  • Local Oyster in Ballston appears to have closed, after another seafood spot ran aground

    Local Oyster in Ballston appears to have closed, after another seafood spot ran aground
    Local Oyster in Ballston appears to have closed (staff photo)
    The catch is a little bit less fresh in Ballston with the likely recent closing of another seafood spot.
    The Local Oyster at Ballston Quarter appears to have ceased operations in recent weeks. Its former stall in the back right corner of the downstairs food hall is now dark and cleared out, with signs removed and the walls blank.
    The Arlington location is also no longer listed on the website of the Baltimore-based restaurant.
    ARLnow h
  • Woman pleads guilty to opioid conspiracy run out of Arlington doctor’s office

    Woman pleads guilty to opioid conspiracy run out of Arlington doctor’s office
    A gavel (Flickr photo by Joe Gratz)
    An Arlington doctor’s office was the hub of a “decade-long oxycodone distribution network,” federal prosecutors say.
    A Front Royal woman who authorities say was the “ringleader” of the scheme, which prescribed tens of thousands of pills between 2012 and 2022, pleaded guilty Monday. Candie Marie Calix, 40, could face up to 20 years in prison at her scheduled sentencing on September 28.
    Two co-conspirators in the opioid prescription
  • Another accidental shooting, this time in Clarendon

    Another accidental shooting, this time in Clarendon
    Arlington police car (file photo)
    For at least the second time this month, someone accidentally fired a shot while cleaning a gun inside an apartment building.
    This latest incident happened around 6 p.m. Sunday in Clarendon.
    Police say a man in an apartment on the 1200 block of N. Garfield Street was cleaning his gun when it fired. The bullet struck the ceiling and caused damage but no one was hurt.
    From the latest Arlington County Police Department crime report:
    DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM, 2022-062
  • Dark Age Defense Reviews – Should You Believe It or Cheap Scam?

    Dark Age Defense Reviews – Should You Believe It or Cheap Scam?
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  • Legal Insider: Federal employee grievances

    Legal Insider: Federal employee grievances
    This is a sponsored column by attorneys John Berry and Kimberly Berry of Berry & Berry, PLLC, an employment and labor law firm located in Northern Virginia that specializes in federal employee, security clearance, retirement and private sector employee matters.
    By John V. Berry, Esq.
    Our lawyers represent federal employees in federal employee grievances nationwide. Each federal agency has their own unique grievance procedures, and it is important to have counsel familiar with the diffe
  • Arlington boutique owner organizes baby formula drive to help moms

    Arlington boutique owner organizes baby formula drive to help moms
    Current Boutique owner Carmen Lopez stands next to the donation drop off box (courtesy of Carmen Lopez)
    Arlington resident Carmen Lopez has heard stories about panicked moms scrambling to find baby formula.
    Lopez, owner of local fashion chain Current Boutique, said one mom couldn’t find the formula she needed and ordered it online. But she was afraid it wouldn’t come in time.
    “She’s called family members in Florida, in California, in New York, just to send her formula bec
  • Bridge that carries 21st Street N. over I-66 set to be repaired

    Bridge that carries 21st Street N. over I-66 set to be repaired
    The 21st Street N. bridge over I-66 is set to get a minor makeover.
    The bridge — located north of Courthouse, near the MOM’s Organic Market — was built in 1980 and carries around 1,400 vehicles per day. It was described as “deteriorating” in a project review carried out by the Virginia Department of Transportation in 2017.
    VDOT plans to resurface the concrete bridge deck, close the deck joints, repair the concrete piers and abutments of the bridge, as well as repla
  • Arlington accelerator aims to bring government technology to market

    Arlington accelerator aims to bring government technology to market
    Sponsored by Monday Properties and written by ARLnow, Startup Monday is a weekly column that profiles Arlington-based startups, founders, and other local technology news. Monday Properties is proudly featuring 1515 Wilson Blvd in Rosslyn. 
    Ben Solomon didn’t have a STEM background when he graduated from Princeton University.
    But now he runs a company that brings deep technology — such as artificial intelligence, robotics and other innovat
  • Here’s who will be on the ballot for the November general election in Arlington

    Here’s who will be on the ballot for the November general election in Arlington
    Voting at Swanson Middle School in Westover in November 2021 (staff photo by Jay Westcott)
    The ballot for the general election has been set, with three races to be decided by local voters.
    Multiple candidates for Arlington County Board, School Board and the 8th Congressional District have qualified for the ballot. The first day of in-person early voting is Friday, Sept. 23 and the last day to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 17, according to Arlington’s election office.
    8th Congressional D
  • Ultramarathoner Michael Wardian is almost back in Arlington, after journey across America

    Ultramarathoner Michael Wardian is almost back in Arlington, after journey across America
    Ultramarathoner Michael Wardian on his journey across America (photo courtesy Michael Wardian/Instagram)
    Ultramarathoner Michael Wardian has almost made it home to Arlington.
    The 48-year-old local resident began his Forrest Gump-style run across America back on May 1. Fifty-eight days later, he’ll arrive in Arlington today (Monday) with only a little more than 100 miles left to go in his journey.
    Wardian plans to make a pit stop at South Block in Ballston around 5:30 p.m. before conti
  • Morning Poll: Have gas prices or Covid affected your Fourth of July plans?

    Morning Poll: Have gas prices or Covid affected your Fourth of July plans?
    A BP gas station in Shirlington (file photo by Jay Westcott)
    The Fourth of July is almost here and if there’s one thing on the minds of people traveling for the holiday, it’s gas prices.
    The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded in Virginia is currently $4.73, though in Arlington you’re more likely to find prices around $5. Only one Arlington station tracked by GasBuddy has a price lower than the state average.
    One would think that the high price of fuel would keep more
  • ‘Particularly vigilant’ — Reston church damaged, Arlington diocese says parishes are ‘alert’

    ‘Particularly vigilant’ — Reston church damaged, Arlington diocese says parishes are ‘alert’
    Fairfax County Police say an investigation into graffiti and arson at a Reston, Virginia, church is underway as reaction to a divisive Supreme Court ruling that overturned landmark abortion cases Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood.
    “The remarks spray painted were related to the recent Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling,” the department said. “Officers are working with the staff of the church to review surveillance footage.”
    According to police, Fairfax County Fire
  • NEW: Man rescued after being buried up to shoulders in trench collapse

    NEW: Man rescued after being buried up to shoulders in trench collapse
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    A worker buried up to his shoulders in dirt after a trench collapse has been rescued by firefighters.
    It happened shortly before 4 p.m. on the 1300 block of S. Buchanan Street, a couple of blocks from Wakefield High School. Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County firefighters were dispatched to the scene for a report of a construction worker buried after a trench dug around a house collapsed.
    It took a large contingent of firefighters about 75 minutes to finally free the worker, foll
  • These handmade dog treats are doggone delicious

    These handmade dog treats are doggone delicious
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    Darrington resident Jennifer Savage aims to make Bark-ery, her dog treat bakery, a full-time gig.
    These handmade dog treats are doggone deliciousEric Schucht
  • Most-read Arlington stories of the week: June 20-24

    Most-read Arlington stories of the week: June 20-24
    Around Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)
    Grab your rainbow flags, the Arlington Pride Festival is this weekend.
    The free event is set to run from noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) at Rosslyn’s Gateway Park at 1300 Langston Blvd. It’s expected to feature games, vendors, live entertainment, DJs and a dog park area and kids play section.
    D.C. held its big Capital Pride festival and parade earlier this month for the first time in three years. So, if you missed it, here’s your
  • County seeks feedback for Arlington Boulevard Trail improvements

    County seeks feedback for Arlington Boulevard Trail improvements
    Arlington residents have until the end of this month to tell the county what improvements they want to see on a portion of Arlington Boulevard Trail.
    The community engagement portion of the Arlington Boulevard Trail Study, which looks to improve the trail between N. Jackson Street and N. George Mason Drive, started last week with an online kick-off meeting.
    The study aims to “develop design concepts for improving existing sections of the trail” by increasing accessibility in complia
  • Listing of the Day: 3814 N. Richmond Street

    Listing of the Day: 3814 N. Richmond Street
    Address: 3814 N Richmond StreetNeighborhood: Old GlebeListed: $1,189,900
    Elegant brick townhome backing directly to Old Glebe Park. A rare offering in The Sanctuary (subdivision), an enclave of 18 upscale brick homes offering a private oasis and unprecedented views of nature from all four levels.
    Relax on one of three decks (new Trex treads) or the Flagstone patio. Gracious kitchen boasts timeless white cabinetry, and all new GE Cafe Stainless Appliances. Hardwood flooring throughout main and b
  • Loud cars, loud cars, ACPD is coming for you (eventually)

    Loud cars, loud cars, ACPD is coming for you (eventually)
    A police traffic stop in Rosslyn in 2021 (file photo by Jay Westcott)
    Thanks to a change in state law, cops in Virginia can again start pulling over the drivers of vehicles with loud, modified exhaust systems.
    But it’s not going to happen right away.
    A change in state law that is going into effect on July 1 will reverse 2021 legislation that prevented officers from pulling over drivers just for having an excessively loud exhaust system. That law, sponsored by Arlington’s Del. Patrick
  • JUST IN: Local reactions to Roe v. Wade being overturned by Supreme Court

    JUST IN: Local reactions to Roe v. Wade being overturned by Supreme Court
    Supreme Court building (file photo)
    (Updated at 10:45 a.m.) The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in a landmark decision that will effectively ban abortion in more than a dozen states.
    Virginia is not one of the states with so-called “trigger laws” that will go into effect as a result of the decision, though Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has expressed support for banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The decision will also not immediately impact the legality of ab
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema aiming to have its Crystal City premiere in October

    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema aiming to have its Crystal City premiere in October
    Rendering of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Crystal City (Photo courtesy of Cojeaux Cinemas)
    The new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Crystal City is hoping to open in October.
    The Texas-based movie theater chain expects to complete construction on its nine-screen, 50,000-square-foot complex at 1660 Crystal Drive by late September, co-owner Joseph Edwards tells ARLnow, meaning it could open to the public in October.
    Franchisee Cojeaux Cinemas will operate this location, as is the case with the other Alamo

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