A new McMansion is coming to Barcroft (Arlington, VA)

August 4, 2016 Alexander G. Chamandy Arlington


The relatively new owner of 4831 8th Street South has recently filed for a permit to build a new three story house (also known as a McMansion). It’s hard to fathom this monstrosity on our relatively modest Barcroft dead end street. The former owners had let their tenants put the property in to such a state […]



Aircraft Noise Problem in Barcroft Neighborhood

May 11, 2016 Alexander G. Chamandy Arlington


Updated on May 18th, 2016. This is an informational blog post about the growing aircraft noise problem in the Barcroft neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. This post will be revised and added to as updates become available. The information contained herein is the result of volunteer research efforts. Important updates Recently I was contacted by Petula Dvorak […]


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Let’s declare war against cancer

January 7, 2016 Alexander G. Chamandy health and wellness


I am declaring a war on cancer. You should, too. I feel that it’s about time that people march against the biggest killer of our loved ones. Awareness has to be raised. Far too many are suffering and dying. We spend so much of our country’s money on such trivial nonsense. We need to spend […]


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It’s time to reform the US criminal justice system

October 7, 2015 Alexander G. Chamandy rants

Interior views of traditional prison

In the United States we pride ourselves on being number one.  But leading the world in the incarceration of our citizens is not a statistic to be proud of.  After some research I found many shocking facts and statistics: Our criminal justice system disproportionately locks up minorities, despite the fact that America has a largely […]


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Good health starts with a proper diet

September 9, 2015 Alexander G. Chamandy foodhealth and wellness

Diabetes diagram

A quarter of a trillion dollars a year!  That’s the total economic price tag of diabetes as of 2012 in terms of health care costs and lost productivity. That number is prepared to surge as recent evidence indicates that half of Americans are either pre-diabetic or diabetic.  The unfortunate reality is that much of our […]



How to catch and release a wild mouse from your home

August 30, 2015 Alexander G. Chamandy humane animal treatment


Mice are often uninvited guests, especially as the weather cools. Evidence of their presence may be found from unexplained gnawing on food packages, wires or sounds of scurrying around at night.


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