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Dog park in Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Arlington Rents Continue to Rise — “Apartment rents in Arlington keep on moving upward, maintaining their position as most expensive in…

Sense of Place Cafe in Arlington Forest has closed

Sense of Place Cafe in Arlington Forest is now closed. The independent coffee shop and cafe in the Arlington Forest Shopping Center at 4807 1st Street N. closed last week,…

Marymount inks partnership with Italian institution

Marymount University has signed an agreement with Florence University of the Arts – The American University of Florence (FUA-AUF) that will result in “new, exceptional educational opportunities” for students in…

Arlington jobless rate rises, but remains low

Arlington’s jobless rate ticked up from April to May but was tied for lowest among the commonwealth’s localities, according to new figures.

Chopt set to open next week in Ballston

Signs for a new Chopt location in Ballston (staff photo) Salad purveyor Chopt is planning to open its new “eco-conscious” location in Ballston next week. The chain said in a…

More storms expected today, after weekend storm fells numerous trees in Arlington

Trees damaged by storm along Military Road at 38th Street N. (photos courtesy Marcia Nordgren) Saturday night’s severe storms caused significant tree damage in parts of northern Arlington. The southern…

Police: Robbery suspect on the loose after vehicle chase that started in Arlington

The suspect's vehicle was found abandoned by Alexandria police.

Data: Arlington rents move further into stratosphere

Apartment rents in Arlington keep on moving upward, maintaining their position as most expensive in the D.C. area and are now well above pre-pandemic rates, according to new data.

New Arlington police officers graduate training academy

The Arlington County Police Department’s ranks are now 12 stronger after a dozen new officers on June 22 completed training at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy.

New Arlington Rotary president has local roots

The new president of the Arlington Rotary Club will be drawing on his own positive experiences with the club while a student at Wakefield High School to help guide the…

Police: Suspect bites officer following shoplifting incident

On June 27 at 2:35 p.m., an individual was detained by security personnel at a store in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street in Arlington for suspicion of shoplifting.

Despite looming concerns, Va. home prices hit a new record

The national real-estate market appears to be standing on the edge of a cliff staring over the precipice, but Virginia sellers continue to reap the rewards of a still somewhat…
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Fairfax News

Eat well this summer with stress-free strategies from the experts

(BPT) - Summer is an amazing time to enjoy new activities, such as traveling to unfamiliar destinations or exploring a new outdoor hobby. Luckily, fueling up for your summer fun…

Simple, eco-friendly changes matter, all the way down to the toilet seat

(BPT) - From organic bedding to reusable produce bags, there is no shortage of useful, sustainable products made in the United States. You may strive to use these products every…

Fairfax jobless rate up month-over-month, down year-over-year

Whether it was a seasonal blip or a portent of things to come, Fairfax County’s jobless rate took a non-unsubstantial lurch higher in May.

Favorite blue can turns 85: 4 tips for cooking with the SPAM Brand

(BPT) - Can you believe the SPAM® Brand is celebrating its 85th birthday this July? It’s a classic ingredient with a proven track record of making delicious dishes, which explains…

The everlasting appeal of hardwood: 3 reasons to consider solid hardwood floors

(BPT) - Today's homeowners are more invested than ever in keeping their homes updated by elevating their style and taking on projects ranging from bringing in fresh new paint colors…

Weekly Briefing- June 27- July 3, 2022

Weekly Briefing June 27- July 3, 2022 Total Calls For Service: 395   Larceny from Auto Residence Inn, 3565 Chain Bridge Rd. June 28, 2022 • 7:43 a.m. Officers responded…

5 ways you can make the most of your movie nights this summer

(BPT) - Who doesn’t love a great movie? Going to the movies is the perfect way to relax and unwind from our daily routines. Not only is it a fun…

So long, 'Lee District'; welcome aboard, 'Franconia District'

Of the nine Fairfax County magisterial districts that could be renamed to suit modern sensibilities better, Lee District springs to mind as an obvious choice.

Fairfax gets ball rolling on assistance fund for tech startups

Fairfax County supervisors on June 28 appropriated $1 million to establish the Fairfax Founders Fund, a grant and technical-assistance program that will bolster promising startup companies in the county that…

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in Burke

West Springfield Police District – A 31-year-old Springfield man has died following a crash that occurred at 6:39 p.m. yesterday on Burke Center Parkway east of Ox Road in Burke.…

Shots fired at officer sparks police chase from Germantown to Fairfax ending in rollover crash

The Montgomery County Police Department says the suspect fired at an officer in an attempt to flee before he lost control and crashed.

Police pursuit that started in Germantown ends with car overturned in Fairfax

The Montgomery County Police Department says the suspect fired at an officer in an attempt to flee before he lost control and crashed.
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Prince William News

Fireworks to light up skies over Dumfries

Fireworks will light up the skies over Dumfries this weekend. The town announced a fireworks show to begin Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 9 p.m. The fireworks will be shot…

Hematology-Oncology Infusion Center opens in Falmouth

Virginia Oncology Care expands its services by opening the Hematology-Oncology Infusion Center. The 40,000-square feet facility is equipped with 45 infusion suites to allow privacy and a serene environment for…

Student reliance on Chromebooks concerns Stafford parents; Town hall meeting planned

Photo: Stafford County Public Schools A concerned group of parents are outlining their concerns regarding their children's use of Chromebooks at home and are asking the Stafford County School Board…

Virginia prepares to launch its first recovery high school

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Photos: Dale City 4th of July Parade

IN PHOTOS: Celebrating democracy and community in Dale City

Under mostly mild and sunny skies, this year’s Dale City Independence Day Parade and Family Fun Day brought the community together as families lined Dale Boulevard from Kirkdale Drive to…

Junior-Am Tournament: Reward Clients & Employees and Play With the Region’s Best 

How does a day on one of the region’s best golf courses sound? How about playing with future golf professionals and college athletes? You can participate in a unique, all-inclusive…

Haymarket approves fiscal 2023 budget; town taxes to remain level for majority of homeowners

Haymarket’s new budget will limit, if not altogether eliminate, increases in town real estate taxes for homeowners.

Shots fired in Manassas near midnight July 4

Manassas City Police received a report of shots fired in Georgetown South July 4 at 11:45 p.m.

Stafford deputies wrestle pig on Route 1

A loose pig is off the streets in Stafford County. Sheriff’s deputies found the animal near Stafford Hospital, near Route 1 and Hospital Center Boulevard at 6:40 a.m. Authorities took…

Youngkin opens office to review Virginia regulations, commits to 25% reduction

Virignia Govenror Glenn Youngkin [Photo: Uriah Kiser]By Tyler Arnold (The Center Square) – To push forward with his commitment to reduce Virginia’s regulatory burden by 25%, Gov. Glenn Youngkin is…

Man tells police he suffered gunshot wound to foot while walking in Montclair

On Saturday, July 2, at 2:29 a.m., officers were called to a shooting that could have occurred on Waterway and Northgate drives in Montclair. An 18-year-old man was treated at…
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Reston / Herndon News

BREAKING: One hospitalized, two arrested after police shooting in Herndon

One individual has been hospitalized after being shot by a Herndon police officer during a chase. The individual brandished a weapon during a chase that began when three suspects drove…

Herbicide treatment on Lake Thoreau prompts restriction on irrigation

Reston Association is urging residents to avoid using water from Lake Thoreau for irrigation until mid-October. The guidance comes after Aquatic Environment Consultants treated Hydrilla, an invasive aquatic species, on…

JUST IN: FCPD identifies Reston man fatally shot by police at Springfield Town Center

The Fairfax County Police Department have publicly identified the 37-year-old man fatally shot by officers at the Springfield Town Center yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. Officers were attempting to locate Christian Parker,…

Reston Association continues search for CEO, no timeline in place

It’s been nearly one year since the position of Reston Association’s CEO became vacant. RA’s Board of Directors continues to meet in a series of closed meetings to discuss the…

Metro remains noncommittal on opening date for Silver Line Phase 2

Metro remains noncommittal on an expected opening date for when phase two of the Silver Line will begin operations. The 11.4-mile extension from Reston into Loudoun County is expected to…

Despite access concerns, Fannie Mae redevelopment gets approval from Planning Commission

The Fairfax County Planning Commission has approved a redevelopment of the former Fannie Mae campus in Reston after nearly seven weeks of sorting through multiple issues with the proposed plan.…

Riverbend Park celebrates opening of $1.3 million maintenance shop

Riverbend Park in Great Falls debuted a new $1.3 million maintenance shop this week. The Fairfax County Park Authority and other stakeholders celebrated the opening of the facility with a…

New Outback Steakhouse opens in Herndon next week

Outback Steakhouse will celebrate its grand opening on Tuesday (July 6), moving up the street from its previous location in the Town of Herndon. The new 6,543-square-foot restaurant at 365…

Latin street food spot to open on Halloween in Reston’s Plaza America

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Could Pickleball Be A Scheme To Bring Reston Back To Its Nudist Colony Roots? Um, Maybe?

It's been a few years since pickleball finally made it to Reston, as our favorite defunct source of DRB-themed word finds once put it.  But now we're wondering if the…

Silver Line Transferred to Metro's Control

Passenger service date to be determined by Metro's Board of Directors

Fairfax County to share available reproductive health resources after Roe v. Wade ends

Information on reproductive rights resources will be posted to the Fairfax County website in light of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Last week’s decision leaves it…
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Tysons Corner / McLean News

Fairfax County releases plan for new, two-story Tysons community center

Tysons residents will soon get to shape the plan for Fairfax County’s community center in the upcoming Dominion Square West housing development. The county’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services...

Join Reston Museum’s free historic walking tour!

Reston Museum walking tours start at the museum and explore the Lake Anne area Step back in time! Join a Reston Museum docent on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for a...

Maryland driver charged after I-495 police pursuit ends with car flipping in Tysons

A Maryland driver has been arrested after leading police on an extended chase down the Capital Beltway yesterday (Monday) that crossed state lines and ended with a car flip in...

Fairfax County expands COVID-19 testing sites, starting today

More than two years into the pandemic, Fairfax County is settling into a more stable approach to COVID-19 testing. The Fairfax County Health Department will now support free testing at...

NEW: Fairfax County under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Fairfax County. The watch went into effect at 3:07 p.m. and is expected to last until 7 p.m. this...

Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: June 27-July 1

Independence Day weekend is almost here. Before you prepare for the oncoming barrage of fireworks or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news...

Mark Goedde – Classic Comfort

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Reston Museum Launches Walking Tours This Summer

Step back in time! Join a Reston Museum docent on Saturdays 10:30 am for a guided historic walking tour exploring Reston’s founding. Tour starts at the Reston Museum and lasts…

Fourth of July 2022: What’s open and closed in Fairfax County for the holiday

While it won’t be quiet around Fairfax County on Monday with Fourth of July celebrations, many government offices and facilities will be closed. Government offices, and some businesses, are closed...

Vienna Police: Men arrested for April armed robbery in vehicle

Two D.C. residents have been arrested and charged with armed robbery after allegedly driving a man around and robbing him at gunpoint on April 9, the Town of Vienna Police...

Fairfax County has ‘small amount’ of monkeypox vaccine, as state reports more cases

Monkeypox hasn’t established a huge presence in Virginia, but it’s starting to make a little bit of noise, as the U.S. moves to contain an outbreak. With five additional infections...

Vienna’s First Naturalization Ceremony Scheduled for Town Green

For more than 220 years, people from all over the world have made the bold decision to take the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized United States citizens. On Saturday,…
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Loudoun News

Bristow man dies in Loudoun County crash

An 87-year-old Bristow man was killed and his passenger seriously injured in a July 4 crash on Route 7 in the Bluemont area of Loudoun County.

Giuliani, Graham testimony sought in Trump election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is trying to compel U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former…

Current Loudoun County Auction Features Bargains on Wide Variety of Surplus Items

The auction closes at 9:30 a.m., July 14, 2022.

Pearson Smith donates $25K to ECHO Barkery

A nonprofit bakery for dogs located in Ashburn was the recipient of a recent donation from Pearson Smith Realty.

Ukrainian governor urges evacuation of 350,000 residents

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in seizing an eastern Ukraine province essential to his wartime aims, his troops escalated their offensive in…

Biden awards Medal of Honor to 4 for Vietnam War heroism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest military honor to four Army soldiers for heroism during the Vietnam War, bravery that he said had not…

The Ballpark Loudoun entertainment venue opens in Ashburn

A new sports entertainment venue has opened in Ashburn with a focus on America's favorite pastime — baseball.

Loudoun County to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Crosstrail Boulevard July 26

The event begins at 11:00 a.m.

Police: Gunman fired more than 70 rounds at July 4 parade

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The gunman who targeted an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago fired more than 70 rounds and evaded initial capture by blending into the fleeing…

Loudoun officials welcome aspiring public service students from Africa

Young professionals from the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) were welcomed on June 15 to Loudoun County, according to the Office of the Board of…

Many won't rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans don’t expect to rely on the digital services that became commonplace during the pandemic after COVID-19 subsides, according to a new poll, even as many…

Help your kids avoid the dreaded “summer slide” in math

It’s the worry of nearly every parent of a school-aged child.
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Alexandria News

VRE could extend ‘fare-free’ season into October for Alexandria

While the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is working through plans to make September fare-free for all riders, that could be extended into October for Alexandria riders dealing with the Metro…

Airports Authority says power plant redevelopment plans threaten DCA safety

In a letter to Alexandria’s City Council, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has shared concerns that the proposed redevelopment of the GenOn Power Plant could pose a hazard to…

St. Rita Catholic Church comes to agreement on construction of Arlandria affordable housing project

The Alexandria City Council is poised to approve an amended plan to build a 473-unit affordable housing complex in Arlandria, now that St. Rita Catholic Church has signed off on…

Alexandria Mayor warns fix for police short-staffing won’t be quick

Alexandria will be hiring more police officers, but Mayor Justin Wilson warned the fix to staffing challenges won’t be quick. The Alexandria Police Department is facing a chronic short-staffing issue…

Alexandria man charged in Richmond murder and I-95 police chase

Virginia State Police (photo via Virginia State Police/Facebook) Virginia State Police announced that Alexandria resident Derrick R. Adjei has been arrested and charged in both a homicide in Richmond and…

Alexandria man arrested, charged in connection to Richmond homicide after high-speed pursuit on I-95

Virginia State Police trooper arrested 24-year-old Derrick R. Adjei on Sunday.

Jury finds MS-13 members guilty for roles in murdering 2 Virginia teens in 2016

Five members of the gang were found guilty in the killings of a 17-year-old boy from Falls Church and a 14-year-old boy from Alexandria.

Juvenile hospitalized with life-threatening injuries in Alexandria shooting

Police are investigating the shooting that happened in the 3600 block of Buckman Road.

Height amendment deferred

The Planning Commission voted to defer action on a controversial zoning amendment at its most recent meeting on June 23. The proposed amendment has garnered significant pushback, especially from residents…

ACPS expects interim superintendent to have the job all next school year

The Alexandria City High School graduation, June 4, 2022. (staff photo by James Cullum) Alexandria City Public Schools expects its interim superintendent to serve for the entire 2022-2023 school year,…

Streets Market & Cafe closing in Del Ray

Streets Market & Cafe closing in Arlandria (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Streets Market & Cafe, a grocery store on the ground level of DelRay Tower (3108 Mount Vernon Avenue)…

Donnell Rawlings: From aspiring cop to stand-up comedian

By Kassidy McDonald │ kmcdonald@alextimes.com  Donnell Rawlings thought he wanted to be a cop. It wasn’t until he started heckling comedians at stand-up shows that he realized that he could…
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