Halloween 2014 trick-or-treating times for D.C., Virginia, Maryland

Halloween is Friday, Oct. 31 and communities across the D.C. metro area will celebrate by giving out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters. Several D.C. area cities and counties recommend parents go out trick-or-treating with their children. Police also recommend carrying a flashlight while trick-or-treating.

City of Alexandria suspends restriction on 'for sale' signs

The City of Alexandria has suspended citations for parking violations for showing "for sale" signs on parked vehicles on public streets. Section 10-4-13(a) of the Code of the City of Alexandria, which dates back to at least the early 1960s, prohibits parking a vehicle on any street for the purpose of displaying

At Potomac Yard, the numbers suggest a frontrunner for the Metro site

Alexandria has not reached a conclusion as to where it will recommend putting the Potomac Yard Metro Station, but the numbers suggest there's a leader in the clubhouse. It is Alternative B, the preferred choice of the area's largest landowners, and the option that would

Alexandria-Arlington community events, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 30 Volunteers Reserve by this Thursday for the volunteer award ceremony, 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6, featuring hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a live and silent auction. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Atrium, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. $20. 703-836-2176,

Harris’ Heroes: Teens raise $386,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Some local teens exceeded all expectations when they recently partnered with the National Capital Area Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise money for cancer patients. Though Nima Fallahi and Andrew Christianson just met for the first time, they already have a special connection.

Possible streetcar line a major issue in Arlington County elections

Although there are a host of issues that affect the 225,000 people living in Arlington, one seems to have risen above all others when it comes to next week's county board election -- the debate over a planned streetcar line. Tuesday's contest will feature a rematch of a special election in April.

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