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ARLnow Daily Debrief for Apr 17, 2024

Good Wednesday 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 County first responders to get $2,750 bonus amid staffing shortage

Arlington County's police and fire unions say they are dealing with low morale and member burnout.

Here's how much of a bonus Arlington Co. first responders will get amid staffing shortage

Arlington County's police and fire unions say they are dealing with low morale and member burnout.

Earth Day festival returns this weekend along Langston Blvd, prompting road closures

“Earth Day Every Day” flyer 2024 (courtesy of Langston Boulevard Alliance Instagram) People will fill some local streets for the “Earth Day Every Day” festival this weekend along Langston Blvd.…

New child- and adolescent-focused psychological practice now open in Clarendon!

Would you like to gain a better understanding of your child’s cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses? Are you wondering if your child presents with a learning disability, ADHD, Autism,…

NEW: Overflowing sewage line leads to stream warning

Donaldson Run near Military Road (staff photo) A sewage leak from an overflowing pipe has prompted a warning avoid contact with a local stream. “The public is advised to avoid…

ACPD: Intoxicated woman damages convenience store, assaults police

7-Eleven store on Fairfax Drive in Ballston (staff photo) A 40-year-old Fredericksburg woman is facing multiple charges after police say she damaged a local store and kicked a police officer.…

Arts Focus: Earth Day Every Day on Langston Boulevard

This column is sponsored by Arlington Arts/Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development. Looking for engaging Earth Day activities for the whole family? Look no further than Earth Day…

Construction of park and streetscape upgrades near HQ2 slated for County Board consideration

Construction of a new park near Amazon’s HQ2 as well as improvements to sidewalks and bike lanes in the area could begin soon. Arlington Junction Park is projected to be…

Spring book sale starts tomorrow at Arlington’s Central Library

Arlington Public Library book sale (via Arlington Public Library) Books, games and puzzles galore will be up for sale at Arlington Central Library in Virginia Square this week. The 2024…

Arlington taxi companies may get fee relief amid steep drop in riders

Red Top cabs in 2013 (file photo) Arlington County may drop an annual fee for taxi companies. The county currently charges $150 for an annual cab certificate renewal. With 441…

Morning Notes

Clouds over Penrose Square (Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar) HQ2 Workforce Shrinks — “Amazon has fallen so far behind schedule in creating new jobs at its Northern Virginia headquarters…
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Fairfax News

Celebrate Earth Day at Sully Historic Site

Roundups

Pepper Spraying Robber Sought in Three Cases

Fairfax County, VA – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are investigating three commercial robberies believed to be connected. Rose Hill 7-Eleven Robbery Last night around 1 a.m., officers responded…

Residents Discuss Franconia Center Re-use

Will Franconia Government Center move support affordable housing?

Interstate Intruders Arrested: Out-of-State Crew Charged for Car Break-Ins

West Springfield Police District – Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division have arrested two men connected to numerous car break-ins at Fairfax County Parks. From May 23, 2022 to March…

Update: Additional Man Arrested in Child Predator Traveler Operation

Fairfax County, VA – Detectives from our Child Exploitation Unit arrested a Manassas man following their ongoing investigation from March’s traveler operation. Sattar Ahmed Khan, 26 Today, Sattar Ahmed Khan,…

Shooting leaves teenager hurt in Fairfax County

Through an initial investigation, the police department believes the shooter and victim in the case knew each other.

Bridge Over Troubled Crosswalk

Bridge over troubled crosswalk

Day 19: School board alleges former student is “malingering” and faking her PTSD, dismissing 12 years of PTSD diagnoses by at least 15 healthcare providers

Since early 2012, at least 15 healthcare providers have diagnosed a young woman, “Kate,” 24, with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of alleged rapes she suffered as a 12-year-old…

Spring Ballet is a Final Show and New Beginning

Spring Ballet

Juvenile in Custody After Sexual Assault in Reston

Reston Police District – A juvenile is in custody following an abduction and sexual assault that occurred in Reston. Last night, just before 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 11900…

Prime Healthcare, EmVenio Research and Health Wizz Announce Strategic Partnership and Launch of EmVenio Research Center at Prime Healthcare

Partnership to provide clinical research to patients across the country

Blackbaud Announces Date of First Quarter Financial Results

CHARLESTON, S.C. , April 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software for powering social impact, will report its first quarter 2024 financial results on Tuesday,…
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Prince William News

Youngkin and legislators agree to work on budget

Gov. Youngkin intends to call General Assembly into session May 15 - for final vote after budget disagreements are resolved.

Man charged with abandoning dogs, cat, snakes, alligator hatchling and other reptiles in Woodbridge apartment

Police have charged a former Woodbridge man with animal cruelty and animal abandonment after dogs, a cat, snakes and several reptiles were found abandoned, and many of them dead, in…

Prince William County expected to hike data center taxes while cutting homeowner's rate

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors during a Tuesday budget markup session moved to raise taxes on data centers in hopes of making good on the promise that data…

Prince William supervisors green light 70% tax hike on data centers

Data centers in Prince William County would get hit with higher tax bills this year, while homeowners will see an average tax bill increase of just $26 if county supervisors…

Lack of sidewalks raises concerns about apartments pitched near Potomac Mills

East Coast Shoppers Gain New, Convenient Grocery Delivery Options

(BPT) - Whether you need groceries for your weekly meal prep, last-minute ingredients for tonight’s dinner or stocking up for upcoming holidays, you can now have your groceries delivered straight…

3 expert tips to fight the 3 p.m. slump

(BPT) - Do you struggle to stay focused and alert in the afternoon? The 3 p.m. slump is very real and hard to avoid! Many people feel their energy and…

Mississippi Enacts Critical Reform to Improve Access to Care for the 1 in 10 State Residents Living with a Rare Disease

Since NORD launched Project RDAC in 2020, Mississippi becomes the 28th state to establish an RDAC to better focus public policy efforts for people living with rare diseases

John Wayne Bobbitt loses all of his toes

John Wayne Bobbitt, whose ex-wife famously sliced off his penis in Manassas 30 years ago, has lost more body parts -- all 10 toes.

LETTER: We're lucky to have the Prince William Times as a source of local news

I canceled my subscription today, not because of any unhappiness with your newspaper, but because I'm moving to Southwest Virginia.

LETTER: Push for better decisions on data centers, not faster ones

Gainesville Supervisor Bob Weir has issued a notice of intent to consider eliminating the county’s data center opportunity zone overlay district. The Board of County Supervisors is expected to revisit…

commercetools Honors 2024 Partner of the Year Award Recipients

Composable commerce leader recognizes highest performing partners in its partner program
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Reston / Herndon News

Lake Anne Plaza summer concert set to return this summer

Lake Anne Plaza in Reston (staff photo by James Jarvis) The Lake Anne Plaza summer concert series is making a comeback after a five-year break. Beginning on Wednesday, June 12,…

Juvenile arrested for alleged rape and abduction in Reston apartment building

Fairfax County police vehicle with lights (file photo) A juvenile was arrested for allegedly abducting and raping an adult woman in Reston. The incident occurred just before 11:30 p.m. on…

Registration opens for walking tours around Reston

A statue of Reston founder Robert E. Simon sits on a bench at Lake Anne Plaza (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Reston is sort of an odd duck — an…

Fairfax Park Authority seeks public input on South Lakes Drive Park basketball court upgrades

South Lake Drive Park basketball court (courtesy of Fairfax County Park Authority) The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking feedback from residents on proposed improvements to the basketball court at…

Reno of the Month: Sustainable solutions in home renovations

Written by Mina Lucks, Synergy Design & Construction While adopting sustainable changes may seem overwhelming at first, taking small and intentional steps in our interior environment is an easy way to…

Reston au pair indicted on second degree murder in fatal shooting case

Fairfax County Courthouse (staff photo by James Jarvis) An au pair linked to a fatal shooting last year in Herndon has been officially charged with murder. On Monday (April 15),…

Halal hot chicken restaurant opens in Reston’s South Lakes Village Center

The Red Bird is now serving up six tiers of hot chicken in Reston. The halal hot chicken chain has joined the roster of restaurants in South Lakes Village Center…

Firefighters say they ‘Wiehle Like’ new pedestrian bridge at Wiehle Avenue

Firefighters at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Station 25 shared a cheeky message welcoming the new bridge at the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. “We Wiehle like this new bridge,”…

Home-based golf instruction facility proposed in Great Falls

A home-based golf instruction facility is planned in Great Falls (image via Google Maps). A home-based golf instruction facility is coming soon to a half-acre of land on 1051 Kelso…

Live Fairfax: Spring things to do around Fairfax and beyond

Live Fairfax is a bi-weekly column exploring Fairfax County. This recurring column is sponsored and written by Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney Associates. Questions? Reach Sharmane at 813-504-4479. Spring is a magical time in…

New Reston Association board takes over after election

Reston Association (staff photo by Jay Westcott) New members of Reston Association’s Board of Directors officially took over following the first board meeting after the election. The new board formally…

Pedestrian bridge slated for installation over Wiehle Avenue this weekend

The bridge will be installed in sections on Saturday (Photo via FCDOT). A new pedestrian bridge is slated for installation this weekend over Wiehle Avenue at the Washington & Old…
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Tysons Corner / McLean News

New Loudoun County homes within walking distance of Downtown Brambleton

The Knutson Companies is thrilled to announce new opportunities for Loudoun County living with the release of a new section of rooftop terrace townhomes and a brand new community of...…

RCC Summer Concerts Return to Lake Anne Plaza

 Reston nonprofits supported by a new LARCA and RCC Community Sponsorship  On April 4, 2024, the Lake Anne of Reston, A Condominium (LARCA) board of directors approved a license agreement…

Personal training studio in McLean to open later this year

Personal training studio Fitness Together is planning to open a new location in McLean later this year. The company has filed a permit to open at 6263 Old Dominion Drive...…

Join Electrical Alliance: Electricians, apprentices and helpers needed!

Earn top dollar with full benefits! When you join the Electrical Alliance, you get to contribute to the biggest projects in the area, all while earning top dollar and employer paid...…

NEW: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Fairfax

Approaching storms on the radar as of 2 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has just been issued, as some strong storms approach Fairfax from the northwest. Fairfax, the District and...…

Neighborhood Expert: Where to pick strawberries near Vienna

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA and D.C. with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or Laura@GuidingYourMove.com. The...…

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – April 12

Veteran Ventures Capital Relocates Headquarters to Tysons Veteran Ventures Capital (VVC), an early-stage investor specializing in emerging, veteran-led national security technology businesses, relocated its corporate headquarters to Tysons from Knoxville, Tennessee.…

New salon opens in Vienna neighborhood

Symmetry Salon Studios, a local salon chain with locations around Maryland, has opened a new location at the edge of Vienna, near Dunn Loring. The new salon is in the...…

Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend April 12 – April 14

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area! Chicks In Heaven Friday, April 127:30pm Saturday, April 137:30pm Sunday,…

2024 Guide to Local Farmers Markets

The return of warmer weather also means the arrival of the area’s farmers markets and the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, plants, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and other unique…

What 3 things helped my struggling baby breastfeed?

Feeding a baby comfortable and efficiently is the most important aspect of a newborn’s life and a precious experience for a new mom. A normal frenum is a connective band…

Overnight road and ramp closures start tonight at I-66 interchange in Vienna

Anyone traveling overnight around I-66 in Vienna may have to take some substantial detours. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said overnight closures are planned on Nutley Street S and...…
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Loudoun News

Loudoun County’s second Mezeh restaurant is in the works

It looks like Loudoun County is getting another Mezeh Mediterranean Grill. The post Loudoun County’s second Mezeh restaurant is in the works first appeared on The Burn.

House’s Ukraine, Israel aid package gains Biden's support as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

House Speaker Mike Johnson is forging ahead toward a vote later this week on a package of Ukraine funding that also includes Israel and Taiwan. President Joe Biden also says…

Long-awaited vote on prime soils amendment scheduled for June

It was nearly midnight at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ April 10 public hearing. The board had already voted on several high-profile land use applications. The meeting was approaching…

Pentagon leaders press Congress for Ukraine funding, saying battlefield situation is dire

Pentagon leaders are telling Congress that Ukraine and Israel both desperately need the military weapons that are being held up by Congress’ failure to pass a funding package. On Wednesday,…

Columbia University's president rebuts claims she has allowed school to become a hotbed of hatred

Four months after a contentious congressional hearing led to the resignations of two Ivy League presidents, Columbia University’s president unequivocally denounced antisemitism on her campus during an appearance before the…

Paris Baguette will open in Ashburn next week

Big news for Ashburn area folks as they get ready to welcome Loudoun County’s first Paris Baguette restaurant. The post Paris Baguette will open in Ashburn next week first appeared…

Rogers: Democrats' legislation hurts Virginians

My grandfather, a wise and studied man, used to say, “Take everything you hear with a grain of salt.” As I read the op-ed by Del. Marty Martinez (“Democrats’ legislative…

Virginia lawmakers agree to extend timeline of budget negotiations

Leaders of the Democratic-controlled Virginia General Assembly have reached a last-minute deal with Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin to extend negotiations over the state budget into a special session, in an…

The U.N. rights chief says eastern Congo's escalating violence is being forgotten by the world

The U.N. human rights chief says the world is forgetting the escalating violence in eastern Congo as conflicts continue in places like Ukraine and Gaza. He visited the region and…

Lightfoot Restaurant celebrates 25 years in downtown Leesburg

Twenty-five years ago, a downtown Leesburg landmark and destination restaurant opened its doors on North King Street.

Q&A with Ben Heisler of Ben Heisler Homes with Pearson Smith Realty

Tell us a little bit about yourself. How long have you lived in Loudoun County? Family?

Boysko: Governor’s budget amendment pulls Metro funding from localities

As chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and a Senate Finance budget conferee, I worked closely with my colleagues, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission…
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Alexandria News

Kevin Harris taking second shot in campaign for Alexandria City Council

Alexandria City Council Candidate Kevin Harris, a professional basketball trainer who is also president of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority resident association (staff photo by James Cullum) Kevin Harris…

Alexandria City Council approves new ‘neighborhood’ at former Vulcan Materials site

After years of planning, a new neighborhood was just approved to replace the former Vulcan Materials site in Alexandria’s West End. City Council approved the proposal 5-1 at their Saturday…

Pair of lane closures planned around Braddock and North Ridge this weekend

N. Henry and Pendleton intersection (photo via Google Maps) Drivers traveling near Shirlington and North Ridge or the Braddock neighborhood this weekend might want to plan ahead for some upcoming…

Mystic BBQ & Grill opens on Lee Street in Old Town

Mystic BBQ and Grill opened at 220 N. Lee Street in Old Town (via Facebook) There’s a new barbecue restaurant in an Old Town space that was previously home to……

Notes: Old Town North building sold for $15.4 million to be turned into mixed-use apartment building

Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria! Today’s weather: Expect showers between 9am and 3pm, with increasing clouds and a high near 72°F. South wind will be 6-8 mph and a 40% chance…

Local organization forms to push Alexandria back to district/ward elections

Anti-Zoning for Housing sign in Alexandria (staff photo by James Cullum) A new advocacy group has formed in hopes of returning Alexandria to a district/wards election system. The Communities for…

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Conductor extends contract to 2027… and gets new job in Philadelphia

Jim Ross, conductor of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, at Alexandria’s birthday celebration at Oronoco Bay Park, July 10, 2022. (staff photo by James Cullum) For all intents and purposes, Alexandria…

Gaskins extends fundraising lead in Alexandria mayor’s race, Chapman outraises City Council opponents

Alexandria City Council Member Alyia Gaskins has more than doubled the campaign contributions raised by her opponent Vice Mayor Amy Jackson and triple the amount raised by former real estate…

One-third of Alexandria’s workforce works from home

ALXnow editor’s work from home setup (staff photo by Vernon Miles) Of the 96,993 working Alexandrians, 30% of them work from home (30,015 people), according to the US Census. United…

Man held without bond after dog allegedly executed in West End apartment

A 41-year-old Maryland man is being held without bond after allegedly executing the family dog in a fit of rage, according to a recently released search warrant affidavit. The incident…

Notes: It’s ‘Free Cone Day’ at Ben and Jerry’s

Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria! Today’s weather: Expect a mostly sunny day with a high temperature near 75 degrees and a light northeast wind shifting to the south at around 6…

Affordable housing advocates rally outside Alexandria City Hall

Tsehayinesh Menberu says that she and her West End neighbors often choose between buying groceries and paying their rent. Menberu has lived at the Southern Towers complex in the West…
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