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A construction crane hovers over Arlington (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Ethiopian restaurant delayed due to litigation — “It’s been nearly five years since Abebe, owner of the Michelin-starred Ethiopian restaurant and cafe Chercher, entered into an agreement to open a new restaurant at Courthouse Place, a nine-story building at 2000 N. 14th St. ., not far from the police and Arlington court complex… Since then, Abebe has signed a lease and opened a second restaurant in Bethesda – but the Arlington outpost remains in limbo due to a dispute prolonged between landlord and tenant which he believes could ultimately force him to walk away from the agreement. [Washington Business Journal]

WL Boys, Yorktown Girls’ Top District – “With four wins over Liberty District opponents last week, including two wins over the Wakefield Warriors in Arlington boys’ basketball matchups, the Washington-Liberty Generals (12-8) have taken sole possession of first place with a 9-1 league mark and two high school games to play… The Yorktown High School girls’ basketball team (15-3) had a busy and winning streak last week with a 4-0 record against Liberty District opponents to take sole possession of first place with a 9-0 record. [Sun Gazette]

WL Track Wins District Championship — From Washington-Liberty High School Athletics: “Congratulations to our boys team – Liberty District Champions!” [Twitter]

Yorktown Swim Teams Win Championships – “The two championships were played with very different and expected point margins for the Yorktown Patriots teams in the girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving competitions in the 6D North region. The girls dominated as they claimed their first regional crown since 1984, winning five events and amassing 394 points, well ahead of second place and five-time defending champion Madison Warhawks with 308… The Yorktown boys won a much closer encounter. [Sun Gazette]

ACFD Tower 104 Video Tour – From the Arlington County Fire Department: “Join the crew of Tower 104, B Shift as they show you around Arlington’s busiest special department for 2021.” [Twitter, YouTube]

Paris goes by gondola — “By 2025, commuters near Créteil, in the Paris suburbs, should have a new way to get to work: the very first public transport gondola in the French capital. The new aerial tram, which validated its pre-construction feasibility studies this week, will be called Cable A and will link several outlying but populated neighborhoods in the southeastern suburbs of Paris to the terminus of line 8 of the metro. [Bloomberg]

It’s Tuesday — Today will be partly sunny, then becoming gradually sunny, with a high near 43. Low 29 this evening. Sunrise at 7:06 a.m. and sunset at 5:38 p.m. Tomorrow will be sunny, with highs near 53. [Weather.gov]

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