Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Smolkin describes non-stop news work

At tonight's annual meeting of the Radnor/Ft. Myer Heights Civic Association (RAFOM), POLITICO Deputy Managing Editor Rachel Smolkin described non-stop news reporting on important, fast-breaking political stories.  Journalists at POLITICO, the Ode Street Tribune, and other major Rosslyn-based news organizations work very hard to ensure that their readers are among the best-informed persons in their respective areas of expertise.  Everyone should honor, praise,and financially support journalists.

Other news from the meeting:
  • While POLITICO's owner is selling WJLA, no decision has been made about whether POLITICO will move from Rosslyn.  Smolkin said she likes working in Rosslyn.  That's not news to persons well-informed about Rosslyn.
  • Michael McMenamin, newly elected president of the Arlington Civic Federation, is welcoming input to the Civic Federation on priorities for county government. 
  • Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall Commander Colonel Fern Sumpter spoke about effects of the upcoming furlough operation period, July 8 to Sept. 30.  The furlough will not effect services for retirees, the Twilight Tattoo, and other community-related services.
  • Discussions concerning the future of Wilson School are entering a critical period.  Residents who want to add their voice to the discussion should contact Arlington County planning staff promptly.
  • The RAFOM nominating committee put forward the current slate of RAFOM officers for another, two-year term.  No nominations were received from attendees at the meeting.  Current officers were re-elected by acclamation.

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