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Arlington News

Arlington County Board and Human Rights Commission clash over DOJ investigation letter

Inside the Arlington County Detention Facility (staff photo by Jay Westcott) The Arlington County Board and the Human Rights Commission are at odds over whether commissioners had the right to…

Listing of the Day: 1615 N. Kenilworth Street

Address: 1615 N. Kenilworth Street Neighborhood: Leeway Heights Type: 4 BR, 3 BA single-family detached — 2,100 sq. ft. Listed: $1,295,000 Noteworthy: Expanded and renovated 4 BR, 3 BA with…

From the classroom to the Capitol, Rep. Beyer helps lead charge on federal AI regulation

Rep. Don Beyer (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Rep. Don Beyer is taking a leading role in Congress to address what he says is one of the most pressing issues…

Construction of Arlington pickleball courts expected to begin by end of 2024

The Walter Reed Community Center's courts have become a heated topic of discussion in Arlington.

Arlington’s existing sewage infrastructure can support at least 20 years of growth, county says

An Arlington Water, Sewer and Streets crew (via Arlington Dept. of Environmental Services) The Arlington County Board could approve a new sewer plan for the first time in 22 years…

St. Thomas More Cathedral marks milestone in year-long renovation project

A custom stone cross was lifted into place on the Cathedral of St. Thomas More along Arlington Blvd this week. To celebrate the placement of this feature, the highest point…

Morning Notes

Alamo Drafthouse in Crystal City (Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar) Fire Station Costs Rise — “Changes mandated by the Virginia Department of Transportation and local code-enforcement staff are requiring…

ARLnow Daily Debrief for Feb 22, 2024

Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. News recap The following articles were published earlier today —…

County vies to recover solar panel program participation after slump in 2023

Workers installing solar panels (via Arlington Dept. of Environmental Services/Flickr) A proposed county contract aims to incentivize Arlington residents to resume buying as many solar panels as they once did.…

Don’t miss the 30th Annual Feel the Heritage Festival

Join us for Arlington’s 30th annual Feel the Heritage Festival taking place at Charles Drew Community Center this Saturday, February 24, from noon to 5 p.m. This cherished annual event unites…

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The Roosevelt Bridge and the Rosslyn skyline (staff photo by Jay Westcott) It’s no secret that social networks don’t like people clicking links. The networks want people to stay on…

ACPD: Officers nab man driving on shoulder of I-395 with loaded gun in car

Arlington County police car (staff photo) A Herndon man is facing a gun charge after allegedly being seen by police driving on the shoulder of I-395. The traffic stop on…
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Fairfax News

Walk This Way: FCPD Provides Pedestrians with Safety Tips

Fairfax County, VA – When navigating the streets of Fairfax County, whether on foot or behind the wheel, you must prioritize safety for yourself and your surroundings. As the days…

Nate Bargatze show expected to draw record crowd to EagleBank Arena

Friday night's performance by comedian Nate Bargatze is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, according to Monumental Sports…

Comedian Nate Bargatze's show expected to draw record crowd to EagleBank Arena

Friday night's performance by comedian Nate Bargatze is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, according to Monumental Sports…

Woman Succumbs to Injuries After Car Crash in Bailey’s Crossroads

Mason Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred in Bailey’s Crossroads last week. On February 16, at approximately 7:00…

Country Star Sara Evans Returns to The Birchmere The singer will play two nights at the Alexandria venue

The singer will play two nights at the Alexandria venue

Man Safely Taken Into Custody After Shooting into Nearby Home

Mason Police District – A man was safely taken into custody yesterday evening after recklessly discharging a firearm from inside his home in Annandale. Last night around 10:00 p.m., officers…

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn H. White

Gwendolyn H White, known by her friends and family as Gwen, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 20th. She was 88 years old. She is survived by her…

Woodbridge man charged in fatal hit-an-run involving pedestrian

A Woodbridge man faces hit-and-run charges in the death of a pedestrian Feb. 18 in Fairfax County.

Woodbridge man charged in fatal hit-and-run involving pedestrian

A Woodbridge man faces hit-and-run charges in the death of a pedestrian Feb. 18 in Fairfax County.

In Memoriam: Linda Maria Nagel

Linda Marie Nagel, 70, passed away at her home in Bethany Beach, Delaware, on January 15, 2024. Born in Philadelphia on July 18, 1953, she was the daughter of the…

Fairfax Connector suspends bus service as workers go on strike

Fairfax Connector workers have launched a strike after months of negotiations for a new labor contract with Transdev, the company that operates Fairfax County’s bus service.

Fairfax County Connector workers go on strike

The workers union said workers walked off the job Thursday over what it calls unfair labor practices.
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Prince William News

March 16 Souper Bingo to benefit Haymarket Food Pantry

Help fill the shelves at Haymarket Regional Food Pantry with bingo afternoon on March 16.

Prince William County moves to offer tax break for wounded veterans support groups

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday directed staff to draft an ordinance that would provide property tax breaks for organizations that support wounded veterans and their families.

DHL eCommerce opens new state-of-the-art distribution center in Manassas

DHL eCommerce, a division of a global logistics company, DHL Group, recently opened a state-of-the-art distribution center in Manassas.

Courting new readers: Potomac basketball team embraces reading partnership with elementary school

Gearing up for the playoffs looked a little different for Potomac High School’s varsity boys basketball team this year, as players spent the afternoon the day before a game against…

Yorkshire Elementary School closed Friday due to power outage

Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas is closed Friday due to a single-vehicle crash involving a car that hit a utility pole, knocking out power to the school.

Manassas to buy former middle school for new fire station, park site

The City of Manassas has plans to turn the former Marsteller Middle School and its surrounding 20 acres into a new fire station, community center and park.

Power out in Manassas; Yorkshire Elementary School closed due to crash involving utility pole

Yorkshire Elementary School outside Manassas will be closed today after a single-vehicle crash took out a utility pole on Old Centreville Road.

Crash knocks out power in Manassas; Yorkshire Elementary School closed due to downed lines

Yorkshire Elementary School outside Manassas is closed today after a single-vehicle crash took out a utility pole on Old Centreville Road.

Listen to Your Heart: One Woman’s Experience Overcoming AFib

(BPT) - Many of us have likely already broken our New Year’s resolutions. Even so, now is still a good time to focus on our health. Whether it’s an annual…

Amazing Kids: Student news

Conner Utter of Manassas has been named to the President’s List for the fall semester at SUNY Cortland, in Cortland, N.Y.

Manassas Ballet to present ‘Carmina Burana & More!’

The Manassas Ballet Theatre will present “Carmina Burana & More!” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on March 8, 9 and 10.

Walmart’s New Early Morning Delivery Service: Shopping Made More Convenient Than Ever

(BPT) - At Walmart, we are relentlessly driven by a single mission: to help people live better. We understand that in today's fast-paced world, time is precious. Our customers are…
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Reston / Herndon News

Reston Association lays out strategic plan to guide it through 2026

Reston Association headquarters (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Reston Association has adopted a new strategic plan that aims to continue the vision of Reston’s founder Bob Simon over the next…

Neighbor challenges plans for Deli Italiano’s Reston location, prompting deferral

A table near the fountain at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) A thorny set of issues continues to complicate Deli Italiano’s arrival in Reston’s Lake…

Dulles International Airport sets new record for international travel

Dulles International Airport at night (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National hit a new travel record last year. The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority hosted…

UPDATED: Fairfax Connector suspends bus service as workers go on strike

Fairfax Connector bus on Spring Hill Road (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) (Updated at 9:55 a.m.) Fairfax Connector workers have launched a strike after months of negotiations for a new…

Nonprofit expands to Reston with new food distribution site

Better A Life has officially launched a food distribution site in Reston (courtesy Better A Life) A Loudoun County nonprofit organization is expanding into Reston with a new food distribution…

Reno of the Month: Kitchen and bathroom renovation strategies

Written by Mina Lucks, Synergy Design & Construction The soul of a home is found in the spaces where we cook, gather, and recharge, such as the kitchen and the bathroom.…

Ferndale Avenue improvements added to Herndon’s updated capital projects plan

Ferndale Avenue at the Herndon Parkway intersection (via Google Maps) Upgrades to Ferndale Avenue and improvements to police infrastructure are among the new projects proposed in Herndon’s Capital Improvement Plan…

Preschool Mail Carriers Deliver Valentines

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Belgian draft horse dies at Frying Pan Farm

Charlie, a longtime horse at Frying Pan Farm Park, died from a stomach infection last week (via Fairfax County Park Authority) The animal family at Frying Pan Farm Park is…

Cut-through traffic drops in Herndon, but capacity at key intersections still strained, study finds

Vehicles on Herndon Parkway (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Herndon Town Council members remain concerned by cut-through traffic and spillover from development in neighboring jurisdictions following a recently released traffic…

Live Fairfax: Exploring the No1. Golf Lounge in Centreville!

Live Fairfax is a bi-weekly column alternating with “Exploring Fairfax” that takes a deeper look around Fairfax County. This recurring column is sponsored and written by Sharmane Medaris and Aaron Nichols of McEnearney Associates Questions? Reach…

New Dulles Airport concourse, now under construction, gets lift from federal funds

A rendering of the 14-gate concourse now under construction at Dulles International Airport (courtesy MWAA) A planned 14-gate concourse at Dulles International Airport received a major federal lift this week. Yesterday,…
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Tysons Corner / McLean News

Z-Burger opens Vienna location with breakfast, late-night options

Z-Burger is open in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) D.C.-based fast food chain Z-Burger has officially opened in a former Pizza Hut at 541 Maple Avenue West in Vienna....…

Striking Fairfax Connector workers demand better benefits and support from contractor

Stagnant wages. Eleven-hour work days with barely enough break time for a meal. Just seven days of sick leave, even after a pandemic that research suggests sickened and killed transit...…

FCPS to explore options for managing ballooning student ‘meal debt’

FCPS Central Office in Merrifield (staff photo by James Jarvis) Fairfax County Public Schools is seeking a solution to its ballooning student meal debt, which soared over the past year....…

Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend February 23 – February 25

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area! Capital Remodel + Garden Show Friday, February 23 & Saturday,…

A Royal Tale Comes to Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater in The Princess and the Pea

Creative Cauldron 2023-24 season continues with an adaptation of the classic story by Hans Christian Anderson, The Princess and The Pea. This production will feature music and lyrics by Helen Hayes nominated…

5 Ways Parents Can Counteract Sugar’s Effect on Kids’ Teeth

February is a month where we often splurge on chocolates and candy. Valentine’s Day is especially celebrated with flowers and chocolate by children and adults in most countries all over…

50+ Restaurants Welcome Diners to Vienna Restaurant Week 2024, March 3-10

For the third year in a row, chefs and eateries all across the Town of Vienna welcome diners to Vienna Restaurant Week from Sunday, March 3 to Sunday, March 10, 2024. Vienna’s…

Hybrid emergency and urgent care center could replace West Falls Church strip mall

Graham Center in West Falls Church (via Google Maps) Graham Center’s days may be numbered. The 61-year-old retail strip in West Falls Church has been targeted by the not-for-profit health...…

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – February 22

In Memoriam: Catherine Riley “It is with solemn gratitude and utmost respect that we remember our dear colleague and friend, Catherine Riley, following her passing on February 7, 2024. Cathy…

County to consider scaled-back vision for housing at Idylwood church site

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is seeking to sell part of its property in Idylwood, including a now-vacant building, to a housing developer so it can expand its sanctuary (via Google...…

BREAKING: Fairfax Connector bus workers go on strike

Fairfax Connector bus on Spring Hill Road (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Fairfax Connector workers have launched a strike after months of negotiations for a new labor contract with Transdev,...…

Tysons theater offers deal for screenings of two Best Picture Oscar nominees

ShowPlace Icon Theatre at The Boro in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) The 96th Academy Awards are just under a month away, which means there’s still time to catch...…
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Loudoun News

Sterling house explosion damages cost up to $2.5 million, exact cause of ignition still too early to determine

The Loudoun Co. Fire & Rescue said one firefighter is left in the burn unit one week after a gas leak sparked a house explosion in Sterling.

LCSO Investigating Crash and Serious Injury in Sterling

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is investigating a crash that occurred last evening in Sterling involving a transit bus and a motor vehicle.

Leaking propane tank ruled likely cause of Loudoun house explosion; one firefighter remains hospitalized

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office said investigators have preliminarily ruled a 500-gallon leaking propane tank as the cause of the Feb. 16 house explosion in Sterling that claimed the…

Investigation Update – Silver Ridge Explosion

Loudoun Chamber honors 2024 Community Leaders at annual dinner

At the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce's 56th Annual Meeting on Feb. 22, the 2024 Community Leadership Awards were presented. In addition, the Chamber honored outgoing board of directors Chair Carol…

Urban Crave Authentic Street Cuisine coming to Dulles International

A new restaurant is coming to Dulles International Airport. The post Urban Crave Authentic Street Cuisine coming to Dulles International first appeared on The Burn.

Loudoun PRCS Announces Temporary Closure of Bles Park for Tree Maintenance

Area residents will notice contractors and their equipment conducting this work on the Bles Park property during daytime hours beginning Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Celebration of Life for Firefighter Trevor Brown

Three interesting bills: Regulating public pools, five needle acupuncture and birth certificates

House Bill 354: Regulating public pools

Bills requiring identification of ‘forever chemical’ sources advancing through legislature

Legislation to set up a state process to identify sources of high levels of PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” is moving swiftly through the General Assembly.

Lander 'alive and well' after company scores first US moon landing since Apollo era

The moon's newest arrival is said to be “alive and well” a day after landing. Intuitive Machines reported Friday that it's communicating with its lander, Odysseus. It's the first U.S.…

Trump tells religious broadcasters he'll defend Christianity against perceived threats from the left

Former President Donald Trump is promising to use a second term in the White House to defend Christian values and is suggesting he’ll protect the faith's central icon, warning a…
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Alexandria News

New parking enforcement pilot nets 4,000 citations in first month patrolling Old Town

Reimagine Parking contractors in parking enforcement pilot (image via City of Alexandria) A new pilot program to step up parking enforcement in Old Town netted 4,000 citations in its first…

Alexandria mom writes step-by-step guide for parents with kids in crew-rowing

Alexandria’s Southerlyn Marino wrote a step-by-step guide for parents with kids in crew-rowing (staff photo by James Cullum) Cold, wet and exhilarating: Alexandria parent Southerlyn Marino learned so much about…

Pedestrian bridge at Ben Brenman Park closing for repairs

Pedestrian Bridge at Ben Brenman Park (image via Google Maps) A pedestrian bridge at Ben Brenman Park will be closed over the next month for repairs. The closure means anyone…

Notes: Fairfax Connector strike continues into second day with warning Monday commutes may be impacted

Good Friday morning, Alexandria!  Today’s weather: A chance of rain, mainly between 10am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 39. Partly…

Real Talk: The basics of building wealth through real estate

By Elizabeth Lucchesi Investing in real estate has long been regarded as a lucrative and rewarding venture, though it can seem daunting and complex for those just starting. If you’re…

Smallest and largest homes sold in Alexandria (January 2024)

Here in Alexandria, real estate is a spectator sport. Let’s take a look at some of the smallest and largest homes sold last month (January 2024). Largest homes sold 1200…

Alexandria seeking Department of Transportation funding to improve Seminary Road at Mark Center

Presentation on RAISE Planning Grant application (image via City of Alexandria) The City of Alexandria wants federal help to make the stretch of Seminary Road northwest of I-395 safer. The…

Former Alexandria mayor joins anti-Potomac Yard arena activists in Richmond

From left: Adrien Lopez, Allison Silberberg, Jim Good, Senator Louise Lucas, Andrew Macdonald, John Patrick and Boyd Walker. The caption on the cake reads “Senator Louise Lucas chomps the GlennDome”…

Upcoming Agenda Alexandria highlights resilience and legacy in Alexandria’s Black History

A group of Black Alexandrians at Jones Point in 1897 (image via Alexandria Black History Museum) Near the end of Black History Month, Agenda Alexandria is bringing together a panel…

ACPS-Public Hearing

The Alexandria City School Board will hold a public hearing on the Collective Bargaining Resolution on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the School Board Meeting Room located…

City Council Public Hearing

Public Hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, held at City Hall, 301 King Street, Council Chamber and on Zoom webinar on Saturday,…

Skills to help children with ADHD thrive

By Meghan Burns  As an adolescent therapist, parents are often seeking my services to help their children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder – more commonly known as ADHD – or executive…
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