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October 30, 2014

Arlington County Grants Halloween Pub Crawl Permit

ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington County has issued its first pub crawl permit since the County Board in July classified pub crawls as Special Events, requiring that they be permitted.
October 29, 2014

Donate Blankets for Syrian Refugees, Nov. 1-21

Arlington is participating in and supporting the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s efforts to collect blankets for Syrian refugees who have fled to Turkey. Donate your clean, folded blankets to two Arlington locations or many others throughout Northern Virginia.
October 22, 2014

Arlington Named a Smart21 Community

The Intelligent Community Forum has named Arlington one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. The County is one of only four communities in the United States to achieve the honor, which recognizes economic and social improvements. This is the fourth time Arlington has achieved the Smart 21 designation.
October 06, 2014

Arlington Court Clerk Issuing Same-sex Marriage Licenses

The Clerk of the Arlington County Circuit Court is now issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review rulings in Virginia and four other states that cleared the way for marriage equality in those states.
October 03, 2014

Conference to Highlight Women Excelling in Business

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women hosts its third annual Women in Business Conference: Women in Non-Traditional Fields. The conference will highlight women excelling in under-represented fields -- those industries where women represent less than 25% of the workforce and where abundant opportunities exist. Thursday, Oct. 9.
September 25, 2014

Arlington County Manager to Establish Task Force on Volunteer Arlington

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan is seeking applicants for a new advisory task force to look into whether Arlington’s volunteer office is the right business model to meet community needs. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 8, 2014.
September 23, 2014

Arlington County Board Awards Streetcar Engineering Contract

The Arlington County Board today approved the award of a $26 million, multiphase contract to HDR Engineering, Inc. to begin engineering and design on the 7.4-mile Arlington-Fairfax streetcar system. The contractor will develop preliminary design plans for the Columbia Pike and Crystal City-Potomac Yard streetcar segments and technical specifications for the streetcar vehicles.
September 23, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves Additional Columbia Pike Street Improvements Design Work

The Arlington County Board today approved up to $5.6 million for additional design services within an existing contract for the Columbia Pike Multimodal Project.
September 23, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves Video-Monitoring on School Buses

The Arlington County Board today approved an ordinance amendment to allow Arlington Public Schools (APS) to install and operate video-monitoring systems on their school buses, to record violations of motorists passing stopped school buses.
September 23, 2014

Columbia Pike Super Stop Prototype Review Completed

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan today released the third and final report related to the Walter Reed Super Stop prototype on Columbia Pike.
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