Arlington County cracks down on exotic pets; Crystal City VRE station considering second option

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Sept. 21.

Arlington County residents will no longer be able to adopt certain exotic animals as pets following a recent decision by the Arlington County Board. Existing pets are exempt from the new rule, but primates, raccoons, skunks, wolves, squirrels, foxes, leopards, venomous snakes and spiders and more will no longer be permitted to call Arlington their home.
(NBC 4 Washington)

The Virginia Railway Express‘ proposal for a new Crystal City VRE station between Crystal Drive’s 18th and 20th streets has been denied by the Arlington County Board. The VRE is now considering “Option 2,” which members of the Arlington County Board seem to favor.

Despite debate about the controversial Confederate flag flying on private property 80 feet above the tree line at Interstate 95 near Falmouth, the Stafford County Board of Supervisors insists that they have no legal authority to act on the issue.

John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, sent a letter to students following  multiple swastikas being found across campus this week. One of the swastikas was found on the opening of Rosh Hashanah.

Reston’s Design Review Board has given conceptual approval to the Kensington Senior Living project, which will involve a new senior-living facility being built where the Good Beginnings School presently stands at 11501 Sunrise Valley Drive.