Tag: Arlington, VA News

Thanksgiving weekend Metro work precedes Yellow Line shutdown

WASHINGTON — Metro will reduce its hours Thanksgiving Day and have regular weekend track work Saturday and Sunday. But the biggest change riders need to plan for starts Monday, when the Yellow Line shuts down for two weeks. Service at all stations on the Blue and Yellow lines will be half the usual scheduled level […]

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Alexandria leaders see Amazon HQ2 as economic boom, not traffic nightmare

WASHINGTON — Alexandria city leaders are promising that Amazon’s move to Crystal City and Virginia Tech’s plan to build a high-tech campus in Alexandria will produce an economic boom, not a traffic nightmare. “We are focusing on ways to keep people moving in lots of different ways to get people around and we know we’re […]

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DC punk legends Minor Threat reunite — for iconic photo only

WASHINGTON — ‘Baby has grown older,’ but still knows how to pose for a photo. In 1985, D.C. hardcore band Minor Threat released their final EP, entitled “Salad Days,” two years after the band had broken up. The cover photo, by Glen E. Friedman, of the band sitting on the front porch of Dischord House, […]

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Flying to, from DC area will take longer this holiday season with crowds, construction

ARLINGTON, Va. — Construction delays and big holiday crowds mean you’ll have to add extra time to fly in or out of the D.C. region’s airports for much of the next month and a half. The key is to plan ahead and come early, said Margaret McKeough, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority executive vice president. At […]

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What Amazon’s HQ2 decision will mean for the area’s real estate market

WASHINGTON — Amazon’s selection of northern Virginia as the future home of half of its second headquarters is expected to have a dramatic impact on the area’s housing market as the company brings thousands of employees to the region. Cities across the country were originally competing for 50,000 jobs that were projected to come along […]

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Plan ahead, but traffic ‘back to normal’ at Reagan National after Friday’s chaos

WASHINGTON — Airport officials advise travelers and those picking up friends and family members at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, to give themselves extra time through Monday due to the closure of metro stations in the area. Both the Crystal City and Reagan National Airport stations are closed through Monday due to track work, […]

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WATCH: On 9/11 anniversary, DC firefighter remembers Pentagon response

WASHINGTON — On the 17th anniversary of the deadly Sept. 11 terror attacks, members of D.C. Fire and EMS recall what the local response was like on that tragic day. “I have goose bumps already because I get chills when I talk about it,” said firefighter technician Margie Dickey. She shared the company’s journal from […]

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Accenture will tidy up the Library of Congress’ collection

WASHINGTON — Arlington, Virginia-based Accenture Federal Services has won a contract to build a new data center for the Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office. Under terms of the $27.3 million contract, Accenture Federal Services will migrate the Library’s current data center to new hosting environments, and enhance the security, reliability and performance […]

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Accenture wins Library of Congress data center contract

WASHINGTON — Arlington, Virginia-based Accenture Federal Services has won a contract to build a new data center for the Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office. Under terms of the $27.3 million contract, Accenture Federal Services will migrate the Library’s current data center to new hosting environments, and enhance the security, reliability and performance […]

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Media firm leaving D.C. for Arlington

FP1 Strategies, a media strategy firm, is leaving D.C. for Arlington. The company, currently headquartered in the Dupont Circle area, will move into nearly 30,000 square feet at 3001 Washington Blvd. in Clarendon, Newmark Knight Frank announced. FP1 will occupy the sixth, seventh and eighth floors, taking 25 percent of the 94,837-square-foot office building. Penzance […]

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Eastbound I-66 closed at Lee Highway/Rosslyn

WASHINGTON — East bound traffic on Interstate 66 is shut down at Lee Highway/Rosslyn due to a crash. ⚠TRAFFIC ALERT ⚠ EB I-66 is currently shut down at Lee Highway/Rosslyn. All traffic is being directed off I-66 at exit 73. — ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) July 8, 2018 Traffic is being directed off I-66 at exit 73, […]

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