Fall Employment Fair - Oct 7

posted Oct 4, 2015, 3:59 PM by Lilly Mancilla

Arlington Employment Center Fall Career Fair

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 10am-1pm

Location: George Mason University (Arlington Campus) Founders Hall Building: 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22201
Transportation: Metro Accessible (VA Square); metered street parking; parking in garage for fee

Cost/ Other: Large scale career event featuring 50 of the area’s top businesses in a variety of fields; Free to attend; Open to all job seekers;

Register to attend: (Directions and full list can be found on registration site)

Contact: Pam (703.228.1477)

3rd District Monthly Crime Report

posted Oct 4, 2015, 3:48 PM by Lilly Mancilla

Third District Monthly Crime Report and Newsletter

September 1st  through September 30th , 2015

Significant Incidents:

ARMED ROBBERY, 150905004, 5900 block of S. Arlington Boulevard. At approximately 12:40 a.m. on September 5, a 53 year-old male victim sustained a stab wound to his chest and a facial laceration when he intervened during a robbery of a female victim’s purse. The 48 year-old female victim sustained a laceration to her hand in the robbery as well. They were both transported to Fairfax Hospital for their injuries. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’4” tall, and wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6” tall, and wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants. The investigation is ongoing and it should be noted this is an isolated incident with no other similar crimes in the area.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 150906032, 2400 block of S. Oakland Street. At approximately 9:10 p.m. on September 6, following an argument a 50 year-old male victim was punched in the face and transported to the hospital for stitches. The suspect was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 150908024, 2300 block of S. 25th Street. At approximately 1:00 a.m. On September 8, a known subject forced entry into a residence and caused damage. The suspect was identified and arrested.  He was charged with burglary and domestic assault and battery. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 150907040, 2400 block of S. 24th Road. Between 3:30 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. on September 7, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole several items to include a diamond ring, MacBook pro, and an Apple iPad. There is no suspect(s) description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (series), 150906028, 3400 block of S. Utah Street. Between 5:30 p.m. on September 7 and 8:30 a.m. on September 8, an unknown subject(s) entered several vehicles in a several block radius and stole numerous items. Additionally 1 vehicle was stolen.  Approximately two days later the suspects were identified, arrested, and charged with several counts of Grand Larceny.  The stolen vehicle and other items were recovered and returned to the owners.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 150914067, 5600 block of S. 7th Street. At approximately 10:10 p.m. on September 14th, a 70 year-old male victim suffered a severe laceration to his ankle when a known female subject threw a plate at him. The victim was transported to the Virginia Hospital Center where he received several stitches to his ankle. The suspect was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. She was held without bond.

BREAKING AND ENTERING, 150910059, 4200 block of S. 35th Street. Between 8:30 a.m. and 6:19 p.m. on September 10, and unknown subject(s) forced entry into a residence and stole a MacBook Pro laptop and an Apple IPad. There is no suspect(s) description.


LARCENY FROM AUTO (series), 150914012, 3700 block of S. Kemper Road. Between 7:00 p.m. on September 13 and 9:00 a.m. on September 14, an unknown subject(s) entered at least seven vehicles in a several block radius and stole numerous items. There is no suspect(s) description.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING BY MOB, 150919001, 2900 block of S. 18th Street. At approximately 11:43 p.m. on September 18, a group of 5-10 people forced entry into a residence and attacked a 29 year-old male victim with a metal bat. The victim was transported to Virginia Hospital Center and refused treatment. The suspects were located, arrested and charged with malicious wounding by mob, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

BURGLARY, 150922036, 4900 block of Columbia Pike.  Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:10 pm on September 22, unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole electronics.  There were no signs of forced entry.

ROBBERY, 150923020, 4100 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive. At approximately 10:39 p.m. on September 22, an unknown male subject assaulted and robbed a 19 year-old male victim of his shoes and phone. The suspect is described as a black male with dreadlocks, approximately 5’9” and weighed 180 lbs. The suspect was accompanied by another black male that was wearing a red motorcycle helmet.




09/04/25, VA 823838, 2009 Suzuki, Silver/Black
1700 block of S. 26th Street

09/08/15, VA VFX8166, 2012 Honda Accord, Blue
3300 block of S. Stafford Street

09/15/15, VA 3079P, 2011 Honda Scooter, Black
2100 block of S. Oakland Street

09/17/15, VA XEF-4465, 2006 Acura, blue
3000 block of S. Randolph Street

09/18/15, VA 724TG, 2012 Kawasaki ZX10 Motorcycle, Green/Black
3000 block of S. Randolph Street

09/23/15, DE MP-1299, 2009 Honda Motorcycle, Gray
2800 block of S. Abingdon Street

09/24/15, MD 2BM3601, 2014 Hyundai Sonata, Silver
900 block of S. Columbus Street






Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Suspect Responsible for Hit & Run Involving a Two-Year Old Child

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Arlington County Police Department’s Auto Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a hit and run incident of a two-year old child on August 30, 2015.  

The suspect drove into the McDonald’s parking lot, located in the 3000 block of Columbia Pike, at approximately 7:04 p.m. and was captured on surveillance video striking a two-year old child. The suspect vehicle ran over top of the child and stopped so the victim’s family could pull him from underneath. The vehicle then sped off and the child was transported to Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The subject is described as a black male between 18-30 years old. He has green eyes and dreadlocks past the ears. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white baseball hat with a black brim. The vehicle is described as a four door, silver-colored Cadillac sedan.

If anyone has information on the identity and/or whereabouts of this individual, please contact Detective Burgess of the Arlington County Police Department’s Auto Crimes Unit at 703.228.4618 or at To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).  

Suspect Vehicle 1 

Media Contact: Dustin Sternbeck,, 703-228-4331

***** ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS: On October 1, 2015, businesses will be required to adopt EMV chip-and-sign technology when processing credit card transactions.  If businesses fail to adopt this new technology, they may be liable for counterfeit, lost and stolen credit card transactions at their location.  Below is an article from Arlington Now that helps explain some of these changes.




The County has made street lights a priority and are working with Dominion Power to replace/repair those that are broken.  Please report and street light outages on the County’s web site at:


You will need to provide the exact location of the street light(s) and a pole number. A pole number typically begins with two letters. Some street lights are serviced by Dominion Virginia Power, while others are serviced by Arlington County. Arlington County poles are black with yellow text.


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Arlington AlertA great way to stay informed and receive timely information: 

Third District Team Members:


Captain Quigley                                           

Sergeant Washington                            

Corporal Gomez                                                                               

Officer Balderrama                               

Officer Martins                                     

Officer Manning                               


To report suspicious activity, please call 703-558-2222.

For emergencies, call 911



To report an abandoned bicycle:  703-228-4057.  You will need to describe the bicycle, note the address where the bicycle is located, and tell us how long the bike has been there.


To report an abandoned vehicle on a county street:  (703) 228-4144.


To report a Street Light Outage:  (703) 228-6570 or at. You will need to provide the exact location of the street light(s) and a pole number. A pole number typically begins with two letters. Some street lights are serviced by Dominion Virginia Power, while others are serviced by Arlington County. Arlington County poles are black with yellow text.


To report Graffiti on public or private property:  703-558-2222


Police reports can be made Online:

Tyrol Hills Park Playground Construction - Begins Oct 1 2015

posted Oct 4, 2015, 3:47 PM by Lilly Mancilla

Dear Mr. Birch: I am writing on behalf of the Department of Parks and Recreation to inform you and the Columbia Heights West Civic Association, that a notice to proceed has been issued for October 1, 2015 and you should soon be seeing construction activity at the playground at Tyrol Hills Park. This project is being funded through the County’s Neighborhood Conservation Program. The project focuses on the playground redesign featuring new play equipment, a new picnic shelter and the accessibility at 5101 7th Street South which will all be implemented according to current playground safety guidelines and ADA standards. Construction is anticipated to begin early October 2015 with an anticipated completion in Winter 2016. Additional information can be found on the County’s web site at . I would appreciate it if you would share this information with your neighborhood. Should you have any questions or concerns during the construction, don’t hesitate to contact Tunji Akiwowo, County Project Construction Manager at 703.228.7926 or Sincerely, Kathy von Bredow Arlington County DPR Park Development Division

Lower Arlington Arts

posted Sep 6, 2015, 12:18 PM by Lilly Mancilla

Lower Arlington Arts

Invites you to the Summer of Youth Creativity Arts Showcase

Friday September 11 from 5:30 - 8:30

at the CPRO office at 2611 Columbia Pike

Join us for a real live art opening on the pike celebrating the work of 33 young artists. Friday’s opening promises wine, cheese, live music and creative inspiration for the entire family! MAP LINK

Noticias Dieta Cero-Auto de Arlington / Arlington Car-Free Diet Updates

posted Sep 6, 2015, 9:45 AM by Lilly Mancilla

Horarios del transporte público el feriado de Labor Day - Lunes 7 de setiembre  

•ART 41, 51 y 87 trabajarán en horario de domingo el lunes 7 de setiembre. Ninguna de las otras rutas de ART trabajará. Feriado en conmemoración del Día del Trabajo.


•Metrobus: Los buses operarán en horario de domingo.

•Metrorail: Este fin de semana, la Línea Amarilla y Verde funcionará en su intervalo regular de fin de semana. Línea Roja cada 20 min. La Naranja, Plateada y Azul cada 26 minutos.

•MetroAccess: Todos los viajes con suscripción serán cancelados el lunes. Los clientes que deseen viajar en el feriado deben hacer una reserva separada.


Creando una Mejor Experiencia, Better Bus Together – Su opinión es importante – 17 de setiembre  

Metro está proponiendo cambios en el servicio para ciertas rutas de autobús basado en sugerencias de usuarios. Quisiéramos asegurarnos de que sus clientes tengan oportunidad de opinar sobre los cambios propuestos en la Audiencia Pública el 17 de setiembre, antes de su adopción. Cambios incluyen propuesta para eliminar la línea 5A DC-Dulles que podría actualmente servir a su organización.

Información de cambios propuestos en VA:

Hay cuatro maneras de darnos su opinión para ayudar a construir una mejor experiencia de autobuses para usted :

• Tome una Encuesta :

• Asistir a una Audiencia Pública: Sede de Metro: 600 5th St NW, Washington, DC, el jueves 17 de septiembre, 6:30 p.m.

• Siga el Salón Mejor autobús Carretera:

• Enviar un correo electrónico: Proporcionar comentarios escritos o de audio a

Eliminación Definitiva de Tarjetas de Papel de Metro – A enero 2016

Metro ha comenzado su transición de tarjetas de pasaje de papel. Para enero de 2016, esperan arrancar "sin papeles" y todos los usuarios de Metro tendrán que utilizar una tarjeta recargable SmarTrip® (de plástico). Los usuarios tendrán hasta marzo 2016 para transferir dinero de tarjetas de papel a una SmarTrip. Metro ha creado un folleto con instrucciones, disponible en varios idiomas. Si deseas folletos comunicarse con Dulce Carrillo,

Para asistir a la sesión pública el martes 29 de setiembre de 2-4 pm, en la oficina de Metro, RSVP en

Arlington te invita al Festival Latinoamericano 2015 – domingo 27 de setiembre, 1-5 p.m – Al aire libre!

Celebre lo mejor de la cultura latina durante el mes de la Hispanidad! Música en vivo, comida auténtica, artesanos locales y espectáculos artísticos de diferentes países de América Latina.

DONDE:            Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd. Arlington, VA 22204

ENTRADA:        Gratis

INFO:                      Visita

Service information for Labor Day, Monday, September 7

•ART will run holiday service on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. ART 41, 51 and 87 will operate Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.

•Metrobus: Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule.

•Metrorail: This weekend, Yellow and Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Red Line trains will operate every 20 min. Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 26 minutes.

•MetroAccess: All subscription trips will be cancelled on Monday. Customers wishing to travel on the holiday should make a separate reservation.


Creating a Better Bus Together - Your feedback is Important 

Metro is proposing service changes to select bus routes based on input from customers and the region. We want to ensure that your staff and clients have a chance to weigh in on the proposed changes before they are adopted at the Sept. 17 Public Hearing. Proposed changes  include elimination of line 5A D.C. - Dulles Line that may serve your organization.

Proposed bus changes in VA:

There are four ways to give us feedback to help us build a better bus experience for you:

·         Take a Survey

·         Attend a Public Hearing: At Metro's headquarters: 600 5th St NW, Washington, DC, on Thu, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.

·         Follow the Better Bus Road Show

·         Send an Email: Provide written or audio comments to

Metro Paper Farecard Elimination Notice – By January 2016

Metro has begun its transition away from paper farecards. By January 2016, they expect to be “paperless” and all Metro riders will need to use a SmarTrip® card, Metro’s plastic, rechargeable card.

As part of this effort, riders have until March 2016 to transfer money stored on a paper farecard to a SmarTrip card. Metro has created a handout that provides useful instructions for trading in paper farecards. Handout is available in different languages. Please contact Dulce Carrillo if you would like print copies,

RSVP for the information session on Tue, September 29, 2 - 4 pm, at Metro Headquarters:

Arlington’s 2015 Latinoamerican Festival - Sunday, Sept. 27

Head to Kenmore Middle School during Hispanic Heritage Month as dancers and musicians bring the exciting folk traditions of several Latinoamerican countries to Arlington

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1-5 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arl, VA 22204)





Columbia Pike: Fall Festival

posted Sep 6, 2015, 9:20 AM by Lilly Mancilla

September 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm

 Wine, Craft Beer, Food, Family Fun

Columbia Pike @ Adams Street Arlington Va - Columbia Pike @ Adams Street Arlington Va, 22204


Family friendly 1st Columbia Pike Fall Wine and Craft Beer festival will feature three Restaurants, 9 beers and 12 wines. Passport ticket holders will get tastes of each food and beverage. Soft drinks will be available as well. Children's area and musical performances all day.



Columbia Pike @ Adams Street Arlington Va, 22204

Contact CPRO to purchase tickets at:


Full fare tickets are $26; non-alcohol tickets are $21


posted Sep 3, 2015, 2:43 PM by Lilly Mancilla



-       Sponsored by Arlington Mill Civic Association -


Audrey R. Clement

Kate (Katie) A. Cristol

Christian E. Dorsey

Michael T. McMenamin


September 15, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Arlington Mill Community Center

909 S. Dinwiddie Street - Room 527A

County Board Candidates will state

their positions on issues

and respond to your questions


Don’t miss this opportunity to

meet the candidates

And don’t forget to vote on November 3

Enhanced service, new buses for Arlington Transit

posted Jul 6, 2015, 4:03 PM by Lilly Mancilla

Enhanced service, new buses for Arlington Transit

  • Columbia Pike, Crystal City-Pentagon City route improvements
  • New weekend service
  • Eight new buses allow for additional service

Starting this month, Arlington County will improve bus service along Columbia Pike and in Crystal City-Pentagon City, as well as to destinations in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor by extending several local bus routes and making service more frequent.

The additional service is made possible by the arrival of eight new buses for the Arlington Transit(ART) fleet. The County Board approved the service enhancements when it adopted Arlington’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget.

“These bus service improvements are a first step in meeting the current transit needs for Columbia Pike and Crystal City-Pentagon City, as we work to create vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods along these corridors,” said County Board Chair Mary Hynes. “Every day ART helps thousands of Arlingtonians get to work, school and other activities, and the additional service will make ART an even more reliable transportation choice all week long.”

Development of longer-term strategies to enhance transit for the Columbia Pike and Crystal City-Pentagon City corridors is underway as part of the County’s Transit Development Plan update.

Service enhancements for three ART routes

On Monday, July 6, more frequent service will be added to the ART 41 and 43. ART 87 will undergo the most changes with additional service in the evenings, extended weekend service and a new route.

  • ART 41 (Columbia Pike-Ballston-Court House): More frequent evening and weekend service will be added.
    • Weeknight and Saturday night buses will run every 23 minutes
    • Saturdays and Sundays, during the day, buses will run every 15 minutes
    • Weekday service will run every 15 minutes
  • ART 43 (Crystal City-Rosslyn-Court House): Service will be extended to 10:35 a.m. during the morning rush and 7:47 p.m. during the evening rush. Buses will run aboutevery 10 minutes.
  • ART 87 (Pentagon Metro-Army Navy Drive-Shirlington):
    • Service will be extended until 11:41 p.m. on weekdays and 11:53 p.m. on Saturdays
    • NEW: Sunday service will be added,running from 7:14 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.
    • On weekends, ART 87 will run to the Pentagon City Metro Station instead of the Pentagon Metro Station
    • Evening weekday rush hour service will alternate at Pentagon Metro Station every 10 minutes between the full ART 87 route to Shirlington and anew ART 87P route between the Pentagon and South Lang Street in the Long Branch Creek neighborhood. ART 87X express service will not be operated during the evening rush.

The new schedules are available on

Adding 40-foot buses with low floors

Eight new 40-foot buses arrived in June as the latest additions to the ART fleet. ART has been gradually adding the 40-foot buses to its fleet of mostly 35-foot buses, and deploying them on high-ridership routes. The longer buses can hold more passengers, both standing and seated. All of the vehicles have low floors for easier boarding and are powered by clean-burning compressed natural gas.

The bus purchase is part of a fleet replacement and expansion plan included in the County’sCapital Improvement Plan. The vehicles are funded by a combination of state and regional funds and local commercial real estate tax revenues that can only be used for transportation.

Construction for new bus facility starts this summer

Along with new buses, Arlington is moving forward on construction of a new bus operations facility in Crystal City, at South Eads and 32nd Streets. The County Board approved a construction contract for the project in May. The facility will provide crucial operational space for the growing ART fleet. It will include a light-duty maintenance bay, bus wash bay, a compressed natural gas fueling station and parking. Construction will begin this summer.

About ART

ART’s 15 routes inside Arlington County supplement Metrobus service. Started as peak-period shuttles to Metrorail, ART buses have become a workhorse in the County’s transportation system, with ridership growing from 650,000 annually in 2004 to nearly 3 million in the current fiscal year. ART’s fleet of 57 low-floor buses is environmentally friendly, operating on clean-burning compressed natural gas. Satisfaction with ART hit a new high in 2013, with 90 percent of riders saying they are satisfied or very satisfied with the service, based on the results of a ridership survey.

Media contact: Eric Balliet, 703-228-3770

View this release in the County newsroom.

Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.

Neighborhood College Now Accepting Applications

posted Jun 19, 2015, 9:49 AM by Lilly Mancilla

Neighborhood College Now Accepting Applications

  • Become an advocate for your community
  • Space limited 
  • Spanish interpretation, childcare available
  • Apply by September 10

Learn how to become a neighborhood advocate and effect change through Arlington County’s free Neighobrhood College program, which will meet on eight consecutive Thursday evenings beginning September 24.

This civic engagement and leadership development program, now in its fifteenth year, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for residents from across the County to get involved in local issues that affect their day-to-day lives and the lives of their neighbors.

Space limited, applications due September 10, 2015

Participants will learn, practice, and sharpen core communication and influencing skills, including giving and receiving feedback, asking questions that will elicit the most helpful responses, building consensus, and organizing for action. Sessions will feature conversations with representatives from the County Board, the County Manager’s office, Arlington Public Schools, the Department of Human Services, Public Safety, and Neighborhood Conservation.

 “Since the class I have been more active in the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department as a ‘platoon leader,’ and active in my neighborhood civic association and our local invasive plant removal effort,” said 2014 graduate Bo Pryor. “My condo association has asked me to be the liaison between it and the civic association, and the civic association has asked me to be an ‘ambassador’ to the other condo associations and apartment complexes.”

 Class starts September 24

The program runs Thursdays from 6-9:30 p.m., Sept. 24-Nov. 12. Participants who complete the course also are invited to take part in a graduation ceremony at a meeting of the County Board the evening of Nov. 17. Each session begins with a healthy dinner. Childcare and simultaneous Spanish interpretation are provided at no cost to the participants, if needed.

The sessions will take place at Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, 9th Floor Conference Room, Arlington, VA 22201. Free parking is available.

Learn more and obtain an application here. All applications are due Thursday, Sept. 10. call 703-575-8152 with any questions.


Neighborhood College is a key component of Arlington’s civic engagement infrastructure. The program seeks to strengthen our community by building broader, more diverse participation in Arlington’s civic life. Its goal is to give Arlingtonians skills that will help them raise and address issues in their neighborhoods, or in the County as a whole, and to encourage their involvement in volunteer activities.

Some 317 participants have graduated from Neighborhood College since its inception in 2000. Many of those graduates have gone on to become neighborhood leaders, members of advisory groups and commissions, officers in their civic associations, leaders on special neighborhood improvement projects, and managers of Neighborhood Conservation plan development efforts, among other efforts.


Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.

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