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  • Artisphere arts center likely to close in Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan says the money-losing Artisphere arts center should close next June because it has failed to break even after years of subsidies. Members of the County Board tell The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1AKftod ) they will likely support the recommendation. Donnellan says Artisphere hasn’t drawn enough visitors or…

  • BREAKING: Donnellan Recommends Closing Artisphere

    (Updated at 5:20 p.m.) Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan says the county should close the Artisphere cultural center in Rosslyn. Donnellan made the recommendation at today’s County Board meeting, after being charged by the Board earlier this year to study Artisphere and suggest a way forward for the money-losing, county-run center. “I will be recommending that the…

  • Hynes, Tejada to Assume County Board Leadership Roles in 2015

    Mary Hynes is slated to take the chairman’s seat on the Arlington County Board next year. Current Board chair Jay Fisette announced the expected leadership succession at the Board’s afternoon meeting today (Wednesday). Hynes is currently vice chair of the County Board. Walter Tejada, meanwhile, is to be next year’s County Board vice chairman. The…

  • Kaine on Cuba: ‘Engagement Rather Than Isolation’

    Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia’s junior U.S. Senator, has issued a statement supportive of President Obama’s historic policy shift on Cuba. Today Obama announced that his administration will normalize diplomatic relations and ease economic restrictions on the island nation. Also announced: that American Alan Gross and a U.S. intelligence asset were freed from Cuban jails, in…

  • NOVA Legal Beat: Wrongly Classified as an Independent Contractor?

    Editor’s Note: This sponsored column is written by Mathew B. Tully of Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Arlington firm that specializes in federal employment and labor law, security clearance proceedings, and military law. Q. My employer refuses to pay me overtime, claiming I’m an independent contractor. But I’m not. I’ve been working for this company for years. What…

  • Dutch Artist to Design Fence for Sewage Plant

    (Updated at 1:45 p.m.) Tejo Remy, an artist for the Netherlands whose work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, is designing a fence for the plant that filters Arlington’s sewage. The fence surrounds the Water Pollution Control Plant, on the 3400 block of S. Glebe Road, and it will…

  • Arlington Pet of the Week: Duncan

    This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Duncan, a squirrel-chasing Westie with an Instagram following of thousands. Here’s what owner Rick had to say about his hunting hound: Duncan is a West Highland Terrier with a mission to chase every single squirrel out of Arlington County. Duncan entered our life in November 2011 as…

  • Morning Poll: Does the ‘Metro Renter’ Accurately Describe Arlington’s Young Professionals?

    Arlington County has been trying to figure out how to better reach out to the hordes of young apartment-dwellers who make up a significant portion of the county’s population, but who are usually nowhere to be found during community meetings. “It’s not always easy to reach certain parts of the community,” Arlington Public Library Director Diane…

  • Two serial bank robbers on the loose in D.C. area

    One dresses sharply; the other holds up banks in Alexandria and Annandale.

  • Morning Notes

    HOT Lane Lawsuit May Haunt County — At a time when the state is studying HOT lanes and other possible changes to I-66 inside the Beltway, Arlington County’s past actions may come back to haunt it. County officials “burned some bridges” when they filed a lawsuit against VDOT in 2009 to block HOT lanes on…

  • APS Reveals North Arlington Elementary School Boundary Options

    Arlington Public Schools has released preferred and alternative plans for its revision of the North Arlington elementary school boundaries. Under the preferred plan, five schools — Taylor, Glebe, Ashlawn, McKinley and Tuckahoe — would still be between 103.95 and 109.22 percent capacity, while Jamestown would be at 86.1 percent capacity and Nottingham and the new Discovery Elementary…

  • Arlington Reggae Band Nominated for Grammy

    (Updated at 2:55 p.m.) Arlington-based reggae band SOJA has been nominated for the “Best Reggae Album” Grammy award for “Amid the Noise and Haste,” released in August. Amid the Noise and Haste is the nine-member band’s fifth full-length album and first Grammy nomination. The band’s 2012 album, “Strength to Survive,” was No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae…

  • Building-Sized Downton Abbey Mural Installed in Crystal City

    Arlington-based PBS is celebrating the upcoming fifth season of its hit Downton Abbey with a building-sized mural on its Crystal City headquarters. The temporary art installation, featuring the likeness of Downton character Lady Mary , is 90 feet high and 54.5 feet wide — 4,900 square feet total — and took about 140 hours to complete. It was installed at 2100…

  • Ask Adam: Arbour Realty is Now Real Living At Home

    This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Adam Gallegos, Arlington-based real estate broker, voted one of Arlington Magazine’s Best Realtors of 2013 & 2014. Please submit your questions via email. Q. I saw a mention on ARLnow this past Tuesday that Arbour Realty has been acquired.  Isn’t this your company? Are you going to continue the Ask…

  • Police: Robbery Suspect Hit Gift Shop Three Times

    Last week, we reported on a gift shop in Ballston that had been robbed not once but twice by the same armed robber. It turns out, the same guy has actually robbed the store three times in the past month or so. Police say the man, pictured above, robbed the City News and Gift Shop inside…