Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A roundup of April's top news.
Lots of breaking news kept Arlington Patch readers busy in April. But beyond that, our most-read story of the month was actually a database project that allows you to search for the salaries of all of Arlington County's 3,500-plus employees. That's a win for sunshine and open government. Our story on how area homeless use technology to survive also did well. And with swimsuit season on the horizon, it's no wonder the 2-year-old Fat Runner's Guide to Being a Fat Runner clocked in on the list. Arlington Patch's Most-Read Stories in April: What They Earn: Arlington County Salary Database A Fat Runner's Guide to Being a Fat Runner Man, 24, Shoots Himself Outside Union Jack's Bar in Ballston Homelessness 2.0: Technology a 'Lifeline' for Those …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Friday, November 16, 2012
A sampling of stories from the past two years.
Hello! Welcome to Arlington Patch. We have a large number of people today who seem to have stumbled across our site perhaps for the first time thanks to HuffPost Politics. If you aren't familiar with Patch, we're AOL's hyperlocal news arm. We have more than 900 sites across the country, including more than 30 in the Northern Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, D.C. If you are new, we hope you'll stick around and check out the site. Below, I've put together a few links from the past couple of years that have had broad appeal. Thanks for stopping by! Jason Spencer Editor, Arlington Patch Arlington has an electric startup scene. Tech startups here like Opower, UberOffices, Gridpoint, uKnow.com and more are working hard, enjoying success …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Name change positions Patch for continued growth in 2013 and beyond.
Say hello to Arlington Patch — a rebranding of our former Ballston-Virginia Square site that reflects our commitment to comprehensive coverage of the news that matters most to people who live, work and play in Arlington County. The name changed Thursday afternoon. Arlington is clearly a very connected place. While individual neighborhoods have their own identity, each part working in harmony is what makes this a complete community. People in North Arlington may bike to Crystal City. Friends may work together in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor and have a night out in Shirlington. And everyone, it seems, has an opinion on the future of Columbia Pike, particularly the streetcar planned for that area. An Arlington Patch is the perfect umbrella …