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Arlington News

ACPD investigating critical shooting in Courthouse

Police response to shooting in Courthouse (courtesy Dave Statter) A man was shot and critically injured in a hotel parking lot in Courthouse early Sunday morning. The shooting happened just…

ARLnow Daily Debrief for May 17, 2024

Good Friday 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 —…

Arlington dog owner plans to file lawsuit against CVS over prescription mix-up

An Arlington woman said her dog died after a CVS pharmacy gave the wrong medication. CVS said it has apologized.

Pair of busy Arlington intersections could be getting safety upgrades

Streetscape upgrades may be coming to busy intersections along George Mason Drive and S. Carlin Springs Road. A $1.7 million contract for improved sidewalks and better traffic signals is slated…

The Nose That Knows: An impossible dream of great wine

This column is written by the team at Arrowine & Cheese (4508 Cherry Hill Road). Sign up for the email newsletter and receive exclusive discounts and offers. Order from Arrowine’s expanding online store for curbside pickup…

Coming to Pentagon City mall food court: soup dumplings and the return of Popeye’s

Pentagon City mall food court area (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Popeye’s is making its triumphant return and a regional dumpling eatery is expanding with another Arlington outpost. Those are…

‘Grace Hopper Center’ to be Career Center’s new name as project breaks ground

The new facility set to replace the Arlington Career Center will be named after a noted Navy admiral and computer scientist who lived in Arlington. Grace Hopper Center will be…

NEW: Shed fire prompts middle school evacuation

File photo Swanson Middle School was briefly evacuated this morning due to a structure fire near the school. A shed behind a house on the 1100 block of N. Lexington…

Morning Notes

Arlingtonians at play in Quincy Park Thursday evening (courtesy Gale Harris) Country Club Controversy — “Washington Golf and Country Club is engulfed in a fierce controversy as the club… battles…

Northern Virginia home sales shoot up 13.5% in April, biggest increase since 2021

Northern Virginia home sales in April increased 13.5% from the prior year - the biggest increase in more than 2 1/2 years, according to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.

ARLnow Daily Debrief for May 16, 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 —…

Report: Arlington’s homeless population is up 14% since 2023, despite improved shelter access

A sleeping bag and roll of toilet paper in an alcove of the elevated walkway in Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Arlington’s homeless population grew by 14% in the…
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Fairfax News

“SmokeMaster BBQ” Named Grand Champion By Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN); Takes Home $90,000 In Total Prize Money At Inaugural SmokeSlam Festival

Over $275,000 in Prize Money Awarded; Smokeslam Announces $5,000 Donations to World Junior BBQ League and Project Greenfork

One dead and two arrested while attempting to rob people in Fairfax County

Adult male was suffering from gunshot wounds on the upper body. Parties seem to know each other.

InsideNoVa partners with Chaptr to create graduation memories for the Class of 2024

InsideNoVa has partnered with Chaptr to help local parents celebrate their graduates in the Class of 2024.

Driver charged with DUI in fatal Fairfax County motorcycle crash

An Alexandria man has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a deadly Friday morning motorcycle crash in Fairfax County.

Two Men Charged After a Fatal Shooting in Bailey’s Crossroads

Mason Police District – Detectives are investigating a shooting in Bailey’s Crossroads that left one man dead. Yesterday morning at 2:02 a.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of Argyle…

Motorcyclist dead in Fairfax County crash, driver charged with DUI

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Driver Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Groveton

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Groveton. This morning around 1:16 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of…

Inova to host free cancer screenings at Fairfax health fair

The Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center will host its third annual screening and health fair on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 8100 Innovation…

Norfolk Southern to present at Wolfe 17th Annual Global Transportation and Industrials Conference

ATLANTA, May 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Orr will make a presentation at the Wolfe 17th Annual Global…

Meals on Wheels America Joined by Senator Bob Casey for Congressional Briefing Urging Improvements to Older Americans Act (OAA)

President and CEO Ellie Hollander Hosted Panel Discussion About OAA Reauthorization and Opportunities for This Crucial Legislation to Better Address the Pervasive Challenges of Senior Hunger and Isolation

Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee unapologetically leads fight against poverty and unemployment within Miami Dade's poorest, most underserved, and forgotten district

MIAMI, May 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, we stand at a pivotal moment for District 9. A moment that underscores the incredible resilience and potential of our community. Miami-Dade County…

UNFI WORKERS IN FLORIDA JOIN TEAMSTERS LOCAL 769

Organizing Momentum Hits "All-Time High" at Natural Food Distributor
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Prince William News

Dumfries townhome fire displaces family of 7

Two adults and five children were displaced Sunday after a fire ripped through their Dumfries townhouse.

Fire rips through Manassas apartment building

Police say there were no injuries after fire ripped through an apartment building in Manassas on Sunday afternoon.

Middle-of-night house fire displaces family of six in Triangle

Prince William County fire and rescue units were dispatched to a house fire in the 19100 block of Rosings Way (Triangle) at 3:58 a.m., according to Matt Smolsky, Deputy Fire…

Overnight house fire displaces 2 adults, 4 kids in Triangle

An overnight fire in Triangle’s Cramer’s Ridge neighborhood early Sunday morning displaced a family of six, including two adults and four children.

50,000 pounds of spilled peas close I-66, snarl traffic for hours Friday

Interstate 66 was closed for hours Friday, resulting in a detour that snarled traffic and clogged roads in Marshall. The culprit?

Volunteers needed to provide rides to local cancer patients, deliver meals on wheels

Does your organization have an outstanding volunteer whose service deserves recognition?

Virginia lawmakers to study campus safety policies after series of protests

Courtesy of Virginia Mercury

They don’t like abortion, but Kaine’s GOP challengers say they won’t seek a federal ban

Courtesy Virginia Mercury

Life-Changing: ARTfactory in Manassas celebrates 40th anniversary

For executive director Talya Conroy, it isn’t just talk when she says that the ARTfactory’s programs are life-changing.

Pilot killed in small plane crash in Culpeper County

The pilot and only occupant of a small plane was killed Friday afternoon when he crashed on a country road in Culpeper County, according to the Virginia State Police.

UPDATED: Missing Manassas Park teen found safe; alert canceled

A Manassas Park teen who was missing since Thursday night has been found and is safe, the Virginia State Police reported Friday.

Fewer bus routes and longer walks: Prince William school system making some transportation tweaks

Prince William County Public Schools will be making several changes to transportation for the 2024-25 school year in hopes of improving on-time arrivals and bus routing.
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Reston / Herndon News

County board allows fewer parking spots at Reston Town Center expansion

The Reston Town Center expansion seen from the Dulles Access Road (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Fewer parking spaces will be required in the expansion of Reston Town Center than…

Replacement project for ‘unsound’ Herndon pedestrian bridge advances

A pedestrian bridge on Hunters Creek Trail in Herndon is due for replacement (via Town of Herndon) The Town of Herndon has taken a crucial step towards constructing a new…

Senior living developer proposes additional housing option for planned Reston facility

Developer Silverstone Senior Living is seeking to revise its plan for The Canopy in Reston (via Fairfax County) The Canopy, a planned assisted living community that was once supposed to…

JW Marriott hotel makes progress toward 2025 opening at Reston Station

Developer Comstock celebrated the topping out of JW Marriott Hotel and Residences, a new hotel and condominium building under construction in The Row at Reston Station (courtesy Comstock) The developer…

NOW: Woman seriously injured in Reston car crash, police say

Summerchase Court in Reston (via Google Maps) A woman has been hospitalized with critical injuries after a car crash in Reston’s Summer Ridge neighborhood near the North Point Village Center.…

Indoor golf studio CitySwing has opened at Reston Town Center

CitySwing at Reston Town Center (staff photo by James Jarvis) Reston golfers can now hone their swing in a temperature-controlled, indoor environment. CitySwing opened an indoor golf studio in Reston…

Herndon man arrested after alleged ‘sexual display’ on W&OD Trail

The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail at Sterling Blvd (via Google Maps) A 30-year-old man from Herndon was arrested on Sunday (May 12) for allegedly exposing himself to a…

Reston Town Center announces lineup for summer concert series

Reston Town Center (staff photo by James Jarvis) Reston Concerts on the Town will kick off this Saturday (May 18) in conjunction with the Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art’s annual…

Herndon to conduct pilot program on lowering outdoor dining fees

Aslin Beer Company in downtown Herndon (staff photo by James Jarvis) The Town of Herndon will look into lowering how much restaurants and other businesses pay for using public space…

BREAKING: DRB Cites Magnetosphere

Reston, Virginia, after the clouds cleared around 4:00 AM!!! @dougkammerer @TenaciousTopper @SPACEdotcom @spaceweather @NOAA @NWS @accuweather #AuroraBorealis #NorthernLights pic.twitter.com/mZmUvPmLMV— The Snow Dog (@26Below) May 11, 2024 This shocking photo posted on…

Pool season returns to Reston with newly renovated facilities, extended hours

Reston Association Communications Director Cara O’Donnell and Aquatics Facility Manager Nate Wheeler at the renovated Lake Thoreau Pool (via Reston Association/YouTube) Reston Association is ready to dive into a new…

Live Fairfax: Discover the gem that is Riverbend Park

Live Fairfax is a bi-weekly column exploring Fairfax County. This week’s column is sponsored and written by JaneEllen Saums of McEnearney Associates. Questions? Reach JaneEllen at 703-861-3523. Did you know that living…
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Tysons Corner / McLean News

Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend May 17 – May 19

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area! The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin Friday, May…

Nearing 1-year anniversary, Joon in Tysons unveils new bar and patio

Joon has expanded its offerings in Tysons with the addition of a bar and patio. Named after a poetic Farsi term for “wine,” May Bar began serving customers inside the...…

Northern Virginia Woofie’s host ‘Paws in the Park’ pet adoption event at Wolf Trap

Apollo, a labrador mix up for adoption from Pet Connect Rescue (courtesy Woofie’s) Owners of six Woofie’s franchises in Northern Virginia are hosting a “Paws in the Park” pet adoption...…

County requests federal funding for hybrid and diesel Fairfax Connector buses

A Fairfax Connector bus to Tysons (staff photo by James Jarvis) The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has the green light to apply for a federal grant to replace...…

Tysons Corner Center to kick off summer with grand opening for new garden

The country band Delta Spur performs on the Plaza at Tysons Corner Center for the mall’s 2023 summer concert series (courtesy Tysons Corner Center) Fresh produce, good dogs and live...…

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – May 16

Collaboration Key to Tysons-Headquartered Somatus’ Success Rapidly growing Tysons-based kidney-care company Somatus, established in 2016, leads as the highest-valued unicorn in Northern Virginia, according to CBInsights. A unicorn is a privately held startup…

Celebrate the Community Spirit of Vienna, VA at ViVa! Vienna!

At ViVa! Vienna! you can enjoy three days of amusement rides, carnival food and live entertainment. Rides for teens, tweens and little ones. Try to resist the smell of popcorn…

Tysons Corner Center Announces Summer 2024 Programming and New Plaza Initiatives

Urban Farm, Harvest Friday’s, Summer Concerts, Paws on the Plaza Slated Tysons Corner Center today announced its line-up of summer events and new seasonal initiatives located on the heart of the…

Vienna Community Heart Mural Raises Funds for Food-Insecure 

Rustic Love, a Vienna-based nonprofit focused on helping ease food insecurity, is partnering with local mural artist Teresa L.C. Ahmad and Commonwealth Home Design to bring their heart-themed fundraising to…

“Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” Comes to The Alden June 8

The Alden at the McLean Community Center (MCC) presents “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now”—The Three Leading Ladies of “Hairspray” with Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (“Dancing with the Stars”)…

Fairfax Edges Out Competition in the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge

For the first time in the event’s history, the City of Fairfax pulled off an upset victory in the 2024 Mayors’ Fitness Challenge. In a strong, 11th-hour finish, Fairfax blazed…

The Boro to Host Outdoor Summer House Finale Watch Party

Get your summer started with free Loverboy hard teas, spritzes, glitter tattoos and summer giveaways with a side of Bravo drama! The Boro, Tysons’ premier destination for luxury urban living…
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Loudoun News

Iran's hard-line president still missing after likely helicopter crash in foggy, mountainous region

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials apparently has crashed in the mountainous northwest reaches of his country. As the sun rose Monday, Raisi and the others…

Biden tells Morehouse graduates that scenes in Gaza from the Israel-Hamas war break his heart, too

President Joe Biden has offered his most direct recognition of the anguish American college students are feeling over the Israel-Hamas war. Biden said during a commencement address Sunday at historically…

Dominicans await results of general elections with eyes on crisis in neighboring Haiti

Voters in the Dominican Republic have cast ballots in general elections likely to reinforce the government’s crackdown on its shared border with crisis-stricken Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people have…

Tens of thousands protest against Mexico's president in the main square of Mexico City

Tens of thousands of mostly opposition supporters are protesting against Mexico’s president in the capital’s vast colonial-era main plaza ahead of the June presidential election. The protesters in Mexico City…

Helicopter carrying Iran's hard-line president apparently crashes in foggy, mountainous region

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials apparently has crashed in the mountainous northwest reaches of his country. It sparked a massive rescue operation Sunday in a…

Cimino-Johnson: Invest in Leesburg: Shop local, build local

As a proud member of the Leesburg Town Council, I am writing to encourage our community to invest in our vibrant downtown by prioritizing local shopping and considering the establishment…

Biden tells Morehouse graduates that he hears their voices of protest over the war in Gaza

President Joe Biden on Sunday told Morehouse College graduates during his commencement speech that he heard their voices of protest over the Israel-Hamas war, and that scenes from the conflict…

The Israel-Hamas war is testing whether campuses are sacrosanct places for speech and protest

Colleges and universities have long been protected places for free expression without pressure or punishment. But protests over Israel's conduct of the war in Gaza have tested that ideal around…

Europe's far right groups launch unofficial campaign for the European Union elections

Europe’s far right political parties have unofficially launched their campaign for the European Union elections in Spain with strong messages against illegal migration and the bloc’s climate policy. French National…

Slovak prime minister's condition remains serious but prognosis positive after assassination bid

Slovakia’s defense minister says the country's populist prime minister, Robert Fico, remains in serious condition but now has a positive prognosis, four days after he was shot multiple times in…

Dominicans vote in general elections with eyes on crisis in neighboring Haiti

Voters in the Dominican Republic are casting ballots in general elections likely to reinforce the government’s crackdown on its shared border with crisis-stricken Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people have…

Loudoun-based Brewery will close its doors in June

Unfortunate news as a Loudoun County brewery announces that it will be closing its doors. The post Loudoun-based Brewery will close its doors in June first appeared on The Burn.
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Alexandria News

Foodies: Alexandria City Council said 'yes' to extended food truck operating hours

Food trucks will now be allowed to operate until midnight in Alexandria.

Alexandria City Council approves late night food truck hours

Food trucks will now be allowed to operate until midnight in Alexandria.

New Alexandria survey asks residents how they handle extreme heat

Playing at the sprayground at Potomac Yard Park (staff photo by James Cullum) Alexandria wants to know how residents beat the heat during the hottest months of the year. The…

Massive penalty increase for residential zoning violations proposed in Alexandria

Alexandria residents are facing a large increase in financial penalties for zoning violations. On Saturday, City Council will consider a recommendation by City Manager Jim Parajon and the Department of…

Massive penalty increase for zoning violations proposed in Alexandria

Alexandria residents and businesses are facing a large increase in financial penalties for zoning violations. On Saturday, City Council will consider a recommendation by City Manager Jim Parajon and the…

‘The Purple Goose’ kids shop will stay open in Del Ray for 20 more years, owner says

The owner of The Purple Goose in Del Ray says that she’d going to keep the kids clothing boutique open for at least another 20 years. The Purple Goose (2005…

Alexandria wants feedback on what makes a good police chief

The APD honor guard marches for the unveiling of the Alexandria Police Department Suicide Memorial, Sept. 26, 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum) What qualities should the next chief of…

Notes: D.C. artist chosen for next spring’s public art at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park

Good Friday morning, Alexandria! Today’s weather: Expect a slight chance of showers after 2pm with a partly sunny sky and a high near 75. The east wind will blow at…

Most and least expensive townhouses sold in Alexandria (April 2024)

Here in Alexandria, real estate is a spectator sport. Let’s take a look at some of the most and least expensive townhouses sold last month (April 2024). Most expensive townhouses…

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: More unintended consequences loom

By Bill Rossello In early 2023, a city emergency medical unit was dispatched to Woodbine Rehabilitation Center near the intersection of King Street and Janneys Lane because someone was experiencing…

We Alexandrians deserve better

To the editor: This past year has been a watershed year of political cynicism and arrogance in Alexandria, demonstrated by City Council’s egregious mishandling of three land use debacles –…

I support Abdel Elnoubi

To the editor: I am writing to thank you for your profile of City Council candidate Abdel Elnoubi. I have known Abdel since the days when we were both volunteering…
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