Acting Arlington County Police Chief Charles Penn stands in front of a plaque “In Valor There Is Hope” in the plaza outside police headquarters reading the names of the seven fallen ACPD officers on Monday, May, 10. ACPD and the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office commemorated National Police Week in a virtual ceremony by honoring the lives of Arlington’s seven fallen police officers dating from 1935 to 2016. Continue reading "Fallen Police Officers Honored By Arlington"
The Arlington County, Virginia, board voted Saturday to not advertise an increase in the base real estate property tax rate for 2021. The board elected not to fight for an increase in the property tax, keeping it at $1.013 per $100 of its assessed value for this calendar year. In a news release, Board Chair Matt de Ferranti said the pandemic “has been hard” on residents and businesses. Continue reading "Arlington To Not Increase"
Arlington County, Virginia, residents who are struggling to pay their utility bills because of income lost due to the pandemic have until Jan. 15 to apply for county assistance under its new Utility Relief program. The program is funded with a $383,000 grant from the state. Continue reading "Arlington County Offers Help To Residents To Pay Utility Bills"
Virginia has around 180,000 turkeys, elusive in the woods and fields. Virginia’s wild turkeys weigh around 17-19 pounds. Males are dark brown with iridescent, bronze highlights, have an unfeathered red and blue head and neck, dangling red wattles, and a hairy beard hanging from their breast. Females are smaller, darker in color, have smaller wattles and less colorful feathers and heads than males. Continue reading "Learn About Wild Turkeys In Virginia"
Arlington National Cemetery unveiled a new sculpture honoring military women and military working dogs. The life-size bronze sculpture called “The Pledge” is being placed at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, located at Arlington National Cemetery’s entrance. An unveiling ceremony for the new sculpture occurred Saturday. Continue reading "Arlington National Cemetery Welcomes Sculpture Honoring Women In Military"
2020 list of the best places to live in Virginia has been released by Niche.com and Arlington neighborhoods consistently among the best that the state has to offer. The annual list individually ranks the best localities to live in each state based on housing trends, crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. It gave seven of its top 10 spots to Arlington neighborhoods this year, out of 889 analyzed throughout the whole state. Continue reading "Arlington Neighborhoods Tops 2020 List Of The Best Places To Live In Virginia"
Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán presented the recommended APS plan for the 2020-21 school year at the June 25 School Board meeting, based on state guidance for reopening Virginia schools. In this plan, APS families will be able to select the instructional delivery model that works best for their student(s) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading "Learn About Arlington Public Schools Reopening Plan For 2020-21"
Body cameras were tested by police in Virginia’s Arlington County in 2016. However, a long-term program was not launched then. Now, a plan has been introduced to launch a body camera program, amid nationwide calls for more police accountability. Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz told the county board Tuesday night that the program will start in January if it’s approved. Continue reading "Funding Plan Introduced By Arlington County For Police Body Cameras"
Arlington County has decided to take applications for up to 120 grants worth $10,000. These grants will be given to small businesses and nonprofits in the county affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The grants will be given to selected candidates who will be chosen through a competitive process. Recently, the Arlington County Board approved the Emergency GRANT (Giving Resiliency Assets Near Term) Program to provide immediate financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits. Continue reading "Grant Applications Being Taken By Arlington County From Pandemic-Stricken Businesses"