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Arlington News

Mark the One Year Anniversary of the Clarendon Cheesecake Factory Incident With This T-Shirt

So perhaps you’re not familiar with 90s-era German digital hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot. But you are undoubtedly familiar with the infamous Cheesecake Factory incident in Clarendon that happened around…

East West Coffee and Wine Now Open in Clarendon

A new cafe and bar is now open in Clarendon. “East West Coffee and Wine” opened last week at 3101 Wilson Blvd, serving tapas, coffee, wine, and more. It joins…

Another Economic Development Official Departs Post-HQ2

Arlington’s interim top economic development official is leaving to be the deputy to the county’s former head of economic development, who now works for Fairfax County. The announcement of Alex…

Lee-Harrison Starbucks Has Closed

The Starbucks store at the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center has closed, to make way for a new location down the street. It was business as usual at the coffeehouse chain’s location…

Arlington NAACP raps School Board over vetting of chief diversity officer

The Arlington school system’s effort to appoint a diversity czar has run into a buzzsaw of criticism from the county’s major civil-rights organization.The two co-chairs of the Arlington NAACP’s education…

TRAFFIC ALERT: 2019 Wreaths Across America

ARLINGTON, Va. –The annual Wreaths Across America escort of handmade, balsam wreaths destined for Arlington National Cemetery will begin arriving in Arlington County on Friday, December 13th. The annual convoy…

BREAKING: Truck Fire in Pentagon City

Arlington County firefighters are on scene of a vehicle fire in Pentagon City, near the TSA and DEA headquarters and the front entrance to the mall. A truck caught fire…

Crime Report: December 9, 2019

This report is published every weekday, except County holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding…

DEVELOPING: Delays Building at National Airport After Emergency Evacuation of Plane

Travelers flying in or out of Reagan National Airport should expect significant delays after an emergency landing and aircraft evacuation this morning. Initial reports suggest that an American Airlines flight…

Arlington Firefighters Help “Decorate” Veteran

Over a dozen Arlington firefighters descended on U.S. Air Force veteran Frank Price’s house in Hall’s Hill on Saturday afternoon. They weren’t there to fight a fire — but to…

Cooperative Extension lauds impact of volunteers in Arlington, Alexandria

From healthy cooking to financial literacy to student empowerment, Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a wide array of programs for local residents.

Continuity is buzzword for Arlington Democratic leadership in 2020

The coming two years will see continuity in the top echelons of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, with both the chair and deputy chair unopposed for new terms.
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Fairfax

Police seek driver involved in hit-and-run accident

Fairfax County Police are seeking the driver of a black sedan who struck a woman who was crossing Edsall Road near Cherokee Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8.…

Fire reported at Pinecrest condo

There was a fire at a condo at 6612 Jupiter Hills Circle in the Pinecrest community Dec. 9. According to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, the fire likely…

Editorial: Keep Community Journalism Alive!

Some surprising content appeared on the funny pages a few weeks ago. It was in Garry Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” cartoon strip, and it showed a young couple at the breakfast table.…

Guest Commentary: There’s a New Holiday Greeting Going Around

By Dave Kirkland Well friends, it looks like Happy Holidays has been replaced. There is a new holiday greeting going around. It’s called hallothanksmas.Read Guest Commentary: There’s a New Holiday…

Traffic Meeting About Rosemary Lane on Dec. 10

Fairfax County’s Department of Transportation will be giving a presentation about traffic calming efforts to the Jefferson Village Civic Association community regarding traffic calming on Rosemary Lane, which is adjacent…

Landmark Mall appears in trailer for new Wonder Woman movie

Landmark Mall, as seen in the "Wonder Woman 1984" trailer.A bright and busy Landmark Mall will appear in the movie, “Wonder Woman 1984,” scheduled to be released June 5, 2020.…

FCPD Weekend Recap for Monday, December 9

CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY: Date Covered: 12/06/2019 – 12/08/2019 Total calls for Service: 3844 Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 87 Total Persons Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Calls for Service:…

Addict-Turned-Artist Uses Music To Rewrite the Script of His Life

WORKING IN HIS STUDIO on either a new song or practicing a cover is Eryc Ryan, who used music to help steer him away from his past troubles with drug…

Bishops travel to Rome for meeting with pope

Michael Burbidge, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, earlier in the month was in Rome participating in the traditional “ad limina” visit by bishops to Pope Francis.

Holiday-focused grief counseling offered

Capital Caring Health is offering a wide range of free counseling and support services for those spending the holiday season without a loved one.

Letters to the Editor: We Must Maintain Falls Church’s Tree Canopy

Letters to the Editor: December 5 – 11, 2019 We Must Maintain Falls Church’s Tree Canopy Editor, Last week’s Letters to the Editor: We Must Maintain Falls Church’s Tree Canopy…

Fairfax officials tackle equity issues at roundtable

Fairfax County has made much progress since the days of racial segregation decades ago, but persisting inequities persist must be addressed, according to a report presented to county supervisors Dec.…
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Prince William

Traffic changes at Liberty Place project in Fredericksburg

Motorists are advised of upcoming work zones and traffic pattern changes in the 600 block of William Street (between Douglas and Winchester Streets) associated with construction of the new Liberty…

Photo Red cameras are coming to Manassas

City leaders on Monday night authorized the city manager to install up to 10 cameras at problem intersections in the city where drivers are known to run red lights.

Residents urge Manassas to become 2nd Amendment Sanctuary ahead of Prince William vote

2nd Amendment rights advocates filled the Manassas City Council Chambers urging city leaders to send a message to Richmond lawmakers — protect their rights to bear arms.

Prince William to vote on ‘2nd Amendment sanctuary’ measure, Fauquier takes a different tack

County supervisors in both Prince William and Fauquier counties are slated to vote on gun rights resolutions this week. But while the Prince William board will consider declaring the county…

Gainesville Crossing Rezoning Could Bring More High-Voltage Power Lines

Members of the Coalition to Protect Prince William County are concerned about the likelihood of a large data center in that location would require a new power-line at a cost…

Michelle Davis-Younger says she wants to be Manassas Mayor

Councilwoman Michelle Davis-Younger says she's going to seek the nomination to be the next Manassas Mayor.

Want to buy a mall? Here’s your chance.

Not sure what to get that special someone for the holidays? Here’s one option: a shopping mall. Commercial real estate brokerage JLL (NYSE: JLL) is seeking buyers for the Manassas…

Woodbridge house fire displaces four people

Four people were displaced by a house fire in Woodbridge Saturday night, Prince William County Fire and Rescue System officials said.

Photos: Santa Lights Manassas 2019

Donations still needed for 600 kids in holiday gift program

The Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program needs your help in providing the simple of joy of the season of two toys to a needy child. We’ll give you…

OmniRide doubling service from Gainesville as part of today’s systemwide change

OmniRide today will double the number of buses is has providing service between Gainesville,  Pentagon, and L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Gerry Connolly to get REAL ID in Dumfries today

U.S. Congressman Gerry Connolly will join the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb for a brief news conference on REAL ID, prior to applying for his…
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Reston / Herndon

Opening Date of Renovated Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center Delayed Again

The Reston Community Center has once again delayed the opening date of its renovated Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center. The facility is expected to open in January, two months later…

Traffic Alert: Fox Mill Road Closed Due to Damaged Pole

Southbound Fox Mill Road near Lawyers Road is closed due to a damaged pole. According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the road is closed as crews work to repair…

Cafesano’s Cafe to Reopen in Two Weeks After Fire

It could take up to two weeks for Cafesano’s cafe to reopen in South Lakes Village Center after a fire caused $2,000 in damages in early December. A company representative…

Reston Hospital Center Expansion Pushed Back to Early 2020

Reston Hospital Center‘s $72 million expansion is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year, a few months later than originally estimated. The completed pieces of the…

European Wax Center Coming Soon to North Point Village Center

A new waxing salon is coming soon to North Point Village Center. European Wax Center will open at 1404 North Point Village Center soon, according to the company’s website. An…

Fairfax Connector Bus Strike Ends, Normal Service Resumes

All Fairfax Connector buses will return to normal operations today (Monday) after a worker strike ends. Transdev, the company that recently took on a new contract to operate buses for…

DEVELOPING: Family Evacuates Herndon Home After Fire

A home in Herndon was engulfed in flames at around 3 a.m. today. Fire and rescue crews took out the fire at the two-story, single-family home on the 1100 block…

Monster Drawing Rally and More This Weekend in Reston

More than 50 artists from around the region will create live artwork using their preferred media at a live fundraising event tomorrow (Saturday). The Greater Reston Arts Center will host…

State Issues Warning about Fake Vital Records Websites

State officials are warning residents to avoid using any third-party sites to find vital records. In a release by the State Health Commissioner, officials urged residents to not pay fees…

Brand Strategy Company Pitches New ‘Brand Strategy’ for Reston Association

The Brand Consultancy, a DC-based brand strategy company, is encouraging the Reston Association to change its brand strategy to emphasize its amenities and “proven innovation.” At a meeting on Wednesday,…

Reston-based DNA Technology Company Finds New Leads in 2006 Double Murder

With the help of a Reston-based company that specializes in DNA technology, local police have new leads on the 2006 murders of two elderly Springfield women. Marion Marshall and Marion…

County Honors Local Companies for Best Green Commuter Programs

Earlier this week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized more than a dozen employers for excelling in implementing green commuter programs. The award, which is managed by the Fairfax…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Woman Arrested for Alleged Credit Card Theft at Tysons Hotel

Fairfax County police arrested a woman from California for allegedly making fraudulent credit card charges at a Marriott in Tysons. The incident occurred around 10 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 6)…

Weekly Planner: Vienna Holiday Reception, Women’s Book Club

The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Tysons area. We’ve scoured the web for events of note in Tysons, Vienna,…

Fairfax County Poaches Another Arlington Economic Development Official

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) announced today (Monday) that it has poached another one of Arlington’s economic development officials. Back in July, Fairfax County hired Victor Hoskins, the then-head of the…

Local Coffee and Wine Bar Coming to The Boro in Tysons

An Arlington-based coffee-and-alcohol joint plans to expand into Tysons with a new location. The website for East West Coffee and Wine says it is “coming soon” to The Boro. The owner opened…

New Senior Living Facility Plans Heading to Vienna Planning Commission

Vienna’s Planning Commission is set to hold a public hearing this week on Sunrise Senior Living’s new proposed spot in the town. After the Vienna Town Council killed plans for a Sunrise…

Board of Supervisors Backs New Speed Hump in Pimmit Hills

Plans for a new speed hump aim to slow down drivers near a high school and senior center in Pimmit Hills. Last Tuesday (Dec. 3), the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors…

Fairfax County Students Demand Climate Action During Vienna Strike

Dozens of students and adults joined a climate strike today in the Town of Vienna as part of an international effort. Protesters, elected officials, local groups — including 350 Fairfax and Mothers Out Front…

Commercial Building Fire in Vienna Causes $11,000 Worth of Damage

A fire that broke out in a commercial building in the Town of Vienna earlier this week resulted in thousands of dollars of damage. Firefighters responded to the fire around…

Vienna Police Respond to Candy Caper at Grocery Store

An employee at Giant (359 Maple Avenue) said a child concealed four bags of candy and left without paying for them, according to Vienna police. The incident happened around 6 p.m.…

A Look at the November Incident Reports from FCPD’s McLean District Station

Tysons Reporter is back with its new monthly crime map showing where the incidents occurred in Fairfax County Police Department’s McLean District Station. We went ahead and pulled together all…

Ceremonies to Celebrate Renovated Park, New Project in Falls Church

City officials and community members in Falls Church are gearing up to celebrate the recent renovation of one park and the start of work on another one this Saturday (Dec.…

Poll: What Do You Think of the New Metro Service Ideas?

Yesterday, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) released several preliminary concepts for alternative routes affecting Metro riders in Northern Virginia. For people in the Tysons area, two concepts would…
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Loudoun

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Interested to see what happened in #Loudoun over the weekend? Check out the Daily Incident Report (DIR) at https://bit.ly/35a9HCo  To receive this report via email, register here: and click the…

LGBT language added to Loudoun school employment policy after School Board debate

The Loudoun County School Board on Dec. 3 approved adding language concerning LGBT matters and veteran status to the Loudoun County Public Schools Equal Opportunity Employment policy, though the process…

Ashburn man charged with malicious wounding after reported fight

A man was arrested in Ashburn Friday morning after allegedly causing serious injury to another man, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Loudoun County supervisors oppose Second Amendment support in legislative package

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 3 voted against supporting a Second Amendment policy statement within its Richmond legislative program.

Loudoun-made Festina Lente pens presented to Medal of Honor recipients

Several years ago, Waterford resident and Loudoun County High School graduate Mark Forrest, 26, was struggling to figure out what would be the next step in his life and where…

How to find the right balance with pain management

(BPT) - If you're facing surgery soon, you may have concerns about pain management. In a 2018 Mayo Clinic survey, 94% of the adults surveyed said that they would choose…

Proposed stray bullet legislation may impact Loudoun County gun owners

The Loudoun Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Dec. 11.        

Panel calls for Virginia to purge dozens of old racist laws

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The laws are still on the books in Virginia: Blacks and whites must sit in separate rail cars. They cannot use the same playgrounds, schools or…

Stone Bridge pounds North Stafford to earn trip to Class 5 state final

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs pounded their way to a 44-15 victory over the North Stafford Wolverines in the Virginia Class 5 state football semifinals Saturday afternoon in Ashburn.

Tuscarora passes another road test to secure spot in Class 4 state final

Entering the regional semifinals, the Tuscarora Huskies faced the daunting task of needing to defeat three quality opponents in succession on the road to earn a spot in the 2019…

Loudoun’s newest ALDI store opens this week

The discount grocery store is opening off Loudoun County Parkway near Route 50. The post Loudoun’s newest ALDI store opens this week appeared first on The Burn.

Bulldogs, Huskies punch tickets to state finals

The Class 5 Stone Bridge Bulldogs and the Class 4 Tuscarora Huskies punched their tickets to VHSL state football championship games in their respective classifications following double-digit victories in Saturday's…
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Alexandria

You can give these Alexandria shelter animals a ‘Home for the Pawlidays’

Priority Automotive is covering adoption fees for animals at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.        

City of Alexandria Receives Record-Low Interest Rate on Sale of Bonds for Potomac Yard Metrorail Station and Public Schools: http://alexandriava.gov/112689 .

City of Alexandria Receives Record-Low Interest Rate on Sale of Bonds for Potomac Yard Metrorail Station and Public Schools: http://alexandriava.gov/112689 .

City Hosting Dec. 10 Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking Prevention During Holidays

Alexandria, VA – On Dec. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.), the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria will host a town…

Need Help Staying Cheerful During the Holidays? This Nonprofit Offers Free Grief Support

Alexandria, VA – Bummed out this holiday season? You’re not alone. Holidays can trigger sadness and grief, especially for children and teens who have suffered the death of a loved…

Potomac River Electrified During Alexandria Boat Parade: See Winners Here!

20th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. (photos by Evan Michio for Visit Alexandria)Alexandria, VA – A record number of 60 boats competed for prizes in ten categories at the 20th Anniversary…

Hungry? This New Book Explores Classic Restaurants of Alexandria

Gadsby’s Tavern. (File photo)Alexandria, VA – What’s your favorite classic restaurant in the Port City? Gadsby’s Tavern was a choice spot for our founding fathers in the 18th century, so…

The City has received a Silver designation from @GoSolSmart for making it easier to go solar. This designation recognizes the City’s bold steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development. Info: http://alexandriava.gov/112684 .

The City has received a Silver designation from @GoSolSmart for making it easier to go solar. This designation recognizes the City’s bold steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove…

The City will host the 2020 Housing Summit on Jan 11, 8:30am-4pm at the Lee Center. The summit will examine the progress of 2013 Housing Master Plan and explore new ideas to address Alexandria’s affordable housing challenges. Details: http://alexandriava.gov/112680 .

The City will host the 2020 Housing Summit on Jan 11, 8:30am-4pm at the Lee Center. The summit will examine the progress of 2013 Housing Master Plan and explore new…

First trailer for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ features scenes filmed in DC and Virginia

The first trailer for the Wonder Woman sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, was released on Sunday. The movie, which was partially filmed throughout Northern Virginia and D.C. during the Spring of…

Adoption fees waived for pets in Alexandria looking to go ‘Home for the Pawlidays’

Those looking to add a furry member to the family are in luck this holiday season. Priority Toyota in Springfield, Virginia, is paying for all adoption fees, spaying and neutering…

Catch On the Avenue Closing; Concentrating on Other Locations

Catch on the Avenue opened in December 2018 to rave reviews. (Courtesy photo)ALEXANDRIA, VA – In a quick social media post on Sunday, December 8, 2019, Catch on the Avenue,…

Transformer struck by box truck catches fire, leaks mineral oil near Fairfax Co. creek

A damaged transformer leaks oil into a storm drain in Alexandria, Virginia. (Courtesy Dominion Energy)A Dominion Energy official says cleanup of a mineral oil spill near a Fairfax County, Virginia,…
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