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Alexandria City Council Upholds BAR Approval

Council upholds approval of Robinson Terminal South buildings.

The most recent bout of developer EYA and a group of Waterfront residents went in the developer’s favor, but it wasn’t a knockout, and the citizens showed they weren’t going down without a fight.

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Arlington County Board Approves 173-Unit Affordable Housing Complex

Some residents question socio-economic segregation.

For the Arlington County Board, 2015 ended on a high note. With construction scheduled to begin in 2017, the current Arlington Presbyterian Church will soon be transformed into Gilliam Place, a home for 173 families at various levels of affordable housing needs.

Alexandria New Briefs: Week of Dec. 9

The Dec. 8 City Council meeting marked the last with Mayor William Euille, Alexandria’s mayor for 17 years and the first African-American to hold the position.

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Alexandria: Plans for Old Town North Take Shape

Motherhood, apple pie, and “enriching community living” in Old Town North.

After a week-long community engagement process, Alexandria city staff was happy to report that people like good things. At the Planning Commission meeting on Dec. 1, city staff started with a review of the three-day charrette, held between Nov. 16 and 20.

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Mount Vernon: State Group Honors Hyland

The Virginia Association of Counties presented its highest award to former VACo President and current Fairfax County Supervisor Gerald W. Hyland on Nov. 8 during VACo’s 81st Annual Conference in Bath County.

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Alexandria: Legacy of Euille

A celebration of accomplishments.

Over the last 12 years in office, Mayor William Euille has won a fair share of friends, and they nearly all showed up to the Mayor’s Legacy Reception at the Carlyle Club on Nov. 23.

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Potomac: Solar Panels Proposed for Brickyard Site

Brickyard Coalition and neighbors brace for latest proposal on Brickyard Road School site: an industrial solar array.

More than 100 people turned out at Seven Locks Elementary School in Potomac on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to hear about Montgomery County Public School’s latest proposal for a 20-acre “future school site” on Brickyard Road.

Arlington Brief: Dealing with Projected Budget Gap

The County Board directed the county manager on Nov. 19 to develop a balanced proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 that assumes no tax rate increase and includes options for county budget reductions, excluding the schools.

Alexandria: New Faces on School Board Face Old Problems

Newcomers brace for coming budget and redistricting battles.

While incumbents held onto the City Council, the 2015 Alexandria election is bringing some new faces to the Alexandria School Board.

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Arlington Snapshot: Health Care Director Honored

David A. Oot, of Arlington, received the Dr. James E. Douthat Outstanding Achievement award from the Lycoming College Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on Oct. 24 on the college campus.

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It’s Mayor Silberberg in Alexandria

A “new day” for Silberberg marks end of era for Mayor Euille.

In the mayoral race, Vice Mayor and Democratic candidate Allison Silberberg unseated incumbent Mayor William “Bill” Euille, who after his loss in the Democratic primary, waged a write-in campaign.

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Arlington: At the Polls, Voters Fulfill Their Responsibility

26-27 percent turnout anticipated.

Election day dawns cool and crisp.

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Mount Vernon: Chamber Honors Police, Fire Personnel

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce hosted its Police and Firefighters Tribute on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Springfield Hilton. The community gathered to honor 20 members of the local police and fire departments.

Week in Fairfax

Del. David Bulova (D-37) called on his opponent Sang Yi to retract a series of campaign claims against him.

Keep GMU Blue Rally

On Monday, November 2 from 4-5:30pm, the George Mason Democrats will be hosting the #KeepGMUBlue Rally at North Plaza on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University.