Where: 1800 block of N. Highland St (near LV Park)
When: Approximately 3:36 a.m. on November 16, Saturday
ROBBERY, 2019-11160049, 1800 block of N. Highland Street. At approximately 3:36 a.m. on November 16, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was walking in the area when he was approached by three unknown suspects, who each displayed a firearm and demanded the victim empty his pockets. The suspects stole the victim’s personal belongings and fled prior to police arrival. The suspects are all described as black males, 18-20 years old, 5’10”-6’0”, wearing dark colored hoodies, dark pants and dark masks. The investigation is ongoing.
ACPD Crime Report
GMU Arlington Campus Expanding
GMU announced plans to tear down one of its four Arlington buildings to construct a 400,000-square-foot building. The new building will house classrooms, computer labs, short-term housing, an Institute for Digital Innovation, and a newly established School of Computing.
Read More at ARLnow
Arlington County has lifted the Boil Water Advisory
Residents and businesses in Arlington can resume using tap water for all purposes. Water customers are advised to run their taps for a few minutes to release any air and sediment that may have accumulated following the break. Emptying and cleaning automatic ice makers and water chillers is also encouraged.
Boil Water Advisory Ends in Arlington
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Arlington Public Safety Communications & Emergency Mgmt
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Arlington Dept. of Environmental Services
Water, sewers, streets + salt, transit, facilities, mapping, & more.
Key periods for citizen input:
November-December 2019: Provide online input to the County Manager as he begins developing his Proposed FY 2021 Budget to send to the County Board in February.
Provide Your Early Input on the FY 2021 Budget
January-February 2020: Provide input as the County Manager develops the Proposed FY 2021-2030 CIP to send to the County Board in May.
February-April 2020: Provide feedback to the County Board about the proposed budget.
May-July 2020: Provide feedback to the County Board about the proposed CIP.
Arlington real estate assessments are expected to rise by as much as 4% beginning in January which means property taxes could rise by 4% even without an increase in the tax rate.
Keep up with the latest budget and CIP news and information and opportunities to participate in the budget process at budget.arlingtonva.us.
Arlington Board Chair Dorsey Filed for Personal Bankruptcy in Oct Story at WaPo
County Board Writes FAA to Oppose Flight Path Changes
On Nov. 4, 2019, the Arlington County Board sent a letter of opposition to the FAA regarding proposed changes to flight procedures at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
The FAA and the United States Secret Service (USSS) presented the proposed changes to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) DCA Community Working Group on May 23, 2019.
Read the full letter
Online Noise Complaint Form (FAA)
Dec 7-11: Second Pass for Leaf Collection in LV
Dates are tentative starting dates of the vacuum leaf collection trucks’ passes in each civic association. Changes may occur due to weather.
View Interactive Progress Map
Neighborhoods will be coded yellow (first pass) and orange (second pass) when leaves have been collected.
Only report that your street has been missed if leaves haven’t been collected after it’s been labeled completed by calling 703-228-5000.
County Leaf Collection Page
New Website Feature: Village Market Village Market
LV residents should send notices of garage sales, nanny searches, etc. to the Village Market by the end of the 3rd week of the month to Adam Kernan-Schloss
Metro board weighs penalizing Dorsey for $10K ATU donation
Story at WaPo
Dorsey to return $10,000 donation from ATU Local 689. He will be reprimanded by the Metro Board and removed as chairman of Metro finance committee.
LV Vote Counts, Nov 5 General Election (unofficial)
Source: elections.va.gov and Election Night Reporting
Clarendon Circle Repaving Final Phase to End Soon
Repaving will continue for the week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is expected to complete by Monday, Nov 11.
There will be lane closures and temporary detours. Traffic will move slower. Almost all street parking is blocked off. Avoid the area if possible.
The redesign realigns Wilson and Washington Blvds, shortens crosswalks, and widens sidewalks. Access to N. Irving Street is now blocked. Left turns onto Wilson from Washington Blvd is now prohibited. Hopefully this will result in less confusion for motorists and improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Is It Time To Tax ‘Teardown’ Homes?
A proposal to charge builders impact fees on newly rebuilt homes, often derided as “McMansions” seems just as relevant in Lyon Village as is Montgomery County.
Read more at WAMU
Arlington Tops in Niche Rankings
For the second year in a row, Niche has ranked Arlington Public Schools (APS) as the best school division in Virginia.
More at ARLnow
For the first time since 2016, Arlington, VA is the #1 best city to live in America, knocking Ann Arbor, MI from the top spot. For the first time, Bluemont, VA, an Arlington neighborhood, is the #1 best place to live in America, dethroning Carmel, IN.
More at Niche
Niche is a team of data scientists that combine rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to produce rankings, report cards, and in-depth profiles to highlight the best schools, companies, and neighborhoods.
Fall Colors: Tree Identification
Fall brings us breathtaking sights of trees turning vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. The changing foliage provides more than just a beautiful views—the change in colors can better help to identify the tree species.
Tree Identification: Part 1 Tree Identification: Part 2
Arlington Tree Canopy Favorite Leaf-Peeping Spots
Nov 1-Jan 4: ACFD/AFAC Holiday Food Drive
The Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) is teaming up with Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to collect non-perishable food items for the holiday season. Please help those in our community who are experiencing a food crisis by bringing nutritious supplemental groceries our Firehouses.
Bring food donations to food collection bins at Arlington County Firehouses starting Nov 1 through Jan 4.
Last year AFAC was able to collect over 84,000 lbs of food for our neighbors.