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Outdoor Christmas tree at Ballston Quarter (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Shot in Buckingham – “At approximately 3:04 p.m., police were dispatched to report the shooting at Complex 4200 of 2nd Route N. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male victim had exited an apartment, met the two suspects in the hallway and confronted him. A physical altercation ensued, One of the suspects produced a firearm. During the fighting, a bullet was fired that damaged the apartment door. The suspects then fled the scene. The officers recovered the firearm.” [ACPD]

Driver hits boy in Falls Church – “At approximately 4:15 p.m., Falls Church Police, Fire and Medical Units in Arlington County were dispatched to report a motor vehicle accident with injuries to a pedestrian, aged approximately 3 to 4 years. The victim was transported to Fairfax Hospital which is currently listed. In critical condition. The driver of the speculative car remained at the scene. The preliminary investigation is still ongoing without additional details at this time.” [City of Falls Church, Twitter]

Massive Covid Test Line Monday Evening – “The Court House Curative’s COVID-19 testing line is likely over 100 people at the moment.” [Twitter, Twitter]

The future of Fairlington Station Fairlington is in flux – “The Arlington government closed Fire Station 7 three years ago due to concerns about the structural integrity of its floors. It was determined that it would be too costly to upgrade the facility to resume its original function, but competing planning priorities combined with the COVID crisis have left the building’s future unclear. A community operation to determine the future of the 1940s era in Fairlington, the one bay fire station was suspended during the coronavirus crisis, but could be addressed as early as 2022.” [Sun Gazette]

Fire departments struggle with employees — From Dive Stater Public Safety Monitor, “Alexandria is not alone. District fire department staff is impacting the number of firefighting units and emergency medical services available at a time of increased spread of the Covid virus. There is also a significant impact on the availability of emergency medical services due to the abandonment of hospital staff Ambulance crew stuck in emergency departments with patients.” [Twitter]

The local scholarship application is now open – “The Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) today launched its 2022 scholarship application, providing Arlington high school students with an opportunity to compete for more than 70 scholarships worth over $525,000 in student aid. One combined application provides students with an easy way to apply for award from over 55 individual scholarship funds.” [Press Release]

Marymount now requires a shot booster On Monday, Marymount University officials shared with members of its community an improved COVID-19 vaccination policy that will require a booster dose for all students, faculty, and staff who will be physically present on campus during the upcoming semester, a precaution designed to ensure the best Possible protection against the virus. [Press Release]

It’s Tuesday – Today will be mostly cloudy, with highs approaching 46. Sunrise at 7:23 a.m. and sunset at 4:49 p.m. Tomorrow will be sunny, with highs approaching 48 and winds gusting up to 24 mph. [Weather.gov]

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