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Teo Armus

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Recent articles by Teo:

With scoop by scoop of soil, Alexandria remembers lynched Black teens

A soil-collection ceremony honored the lives of Joseph McCoy and Benjamin Thomas, two Black teenagers who were lynched in Old Town Alexandria. → Read More

NOVA Parks adds 44-acre preserve to its network of green spaces

As part of the preserve’s transfer, the Winkler family is also donating $4 million to NOVA Parks to maintain and improve the preserve and ramp up programming. → Read More

Bowser’s affordable housing push gets a $147M boost from Amazon

The tech giant’s Housing Equity Fund is helping to build or preserve 1,260 units in the D.C. area, where some worry the company will worsen the housing crunch. → Read More

Arlington offered $23M for Amazon HQ2. So far, it hasn’t paid a dime.

Arlington's incentives to Amazon are based on hotel tax revenue, which was expected to increase as the company arrived. But any growth was no match for covid. → Read More

Move over, ‘National Landing’ — Amazon HQ2’s neighborhood tries ‘NaLa’

The name invented to lure Amazon to Northern Virginia is whittled down to two syllables. → Read More

D.C. man indicted by federal grand jury after six armed robberies

The man had allegedly entered six small stores, showed a gun to an employee inside and then fled with money. → Read More

Driver crashes into Watergate complex, injuring 1 person

The crash occurred just after 2 p.m. Friday. → Read More

Kerry Donley, former Alexandria mayor, dies at 66

Mr. Donley served two terms as mayor of the Northern Virginia city, from 1996 to 2003. → Read More

In Arlington, advocates and critics of ‘missing middle’ housing face off

Tensions are flaring over a proposal that would do away with single-family zoning across the Virginia suburb, making way for more townhomes and duplexes. → Read More

Lawsuit seeks to stop Charlottesville Lee statue from being melted down

A Virginia battlefield is suing the city to stop an African American history museum from melting down the statue of the Confederate general. → Read More

A half century after one movement, ‘Fierce Madres’ in Uvalde call for another

After a long procession of funerals in the wake of the deadly school shooting in May, the collective grief in Uvalde, Tex., is turning into collective rage. → Read More

Amazon workers in Maryland say they were fired for union organizing

The labor movement's growing effort to organize Amazon facilities has reached the D.C. suburbs, not far from its new corporate offices at HQ2. → Read More

Once a notorious slave pen, it’s now a museum on slavery — and freedom

“Freedom House,” once the site of the largest slave-trading operation in the pre-Civil War United States, has been transformed by Alexandria city historians. → Read More

Hub for military vets coming to Virginia Tech’s new Alexandria campus

The center, set up with Boeing, will help military veterans transition to civilian life and build careers in the technology and defense industries. → Read More

Funeral after funeral, Uvalde’s only Catholic priest leans on faith

"Father Eddy" Morales, who grew up in Uvalde, Tex., is now comforting childhood friends and longtime parishioners. → Read More

Lawsuit alleges Alexandria has been polluting Potomac with coal tar

City officials said they have worked with Virginia officials to remediate the remnants of contamination at a former gas plant in Old Town. → Read More

Boeing’s move to Arlington pushes ‘tech hub’ vision closer to reality

The move means that more companies could soon be expanding their presence in this booming part of Northern Virginia. → Read More

A bold jump off a building, 160 feet up, to fight homelessness

The boxy beige buildings of Crystal City are better known for deskbound defense contractors than for SWAT-style stunts performed outside. → Read More

Catholic diocese sues Alexandria over affordable housing development

The 475-unit complex would abut both a private Catholic school and a 72-year-old church building, both named Saint Rita. → Read More

Arlington County lawmakers give themselves $20,000 pay raise

The move is meant to bring compensation in line with county board members' nearly full-time workload in one of the wealthiest counties in the nation. → Read More