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Arlington News

Arlington Has Quietly Used Two Local Hotels for Coronavirus Quarantines

Arlington County has been working with a pair of local hotels in an effort to keep vulnerable populations safe during the pandemic. Arlington’s Dept. of Human Services is currently renting…

Arlington Democrats establish ‘Disability Caucus’

The Arlington County Democratic Committee has established a “disability caucus,” with a kickoff meeting slated for this week.

I-395 traffic diverted to Glebe Road

A crash on northbound Interstate 395 before Washington Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia, has traffic stopped on the highway Tuesday morning. Traffic is diverted off I-395 to Glebe Road. WTOP Traffic…

Clarendon Restaurant Buena Vida Folded Into Downstairs Taco Joint

Once upon a time, there was an Arlington restaurant called Buena Vida. It sat on the second floor of 2900 Wilson Blvd, but like many meals once served there, it has been…

APS Plans On Still Paying Staff Who Cannot Telework

Arlington Public Schools is planning on paying workers whose job cannot be moved to telework through at least the first academic quarter, which ends on November 2. Superintendent Francisco Durán…

Police Searching for Man Who Chased Woman Down the Street in Virginia Square

A man allegedly chased a woman down the street and slapped her backside Saturday afternoon in Virginia Square. The incident happened around 4 p.m., near the intersection of Wilson Blvd…

Crime Report: August 10, 2020

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…

Arlington Democrats to mull county bond referendums next month

It most likely will be an anti-climax, but the Arlington County Democratic Committee next month will vote whether to support the five local bond referendums on the Nov. 3 ballot.

The Pinemoor is Now Open!

Clarendon’s new restaurant and bar, The Pinemoor, is now open for indoor and outdoor dining. The spacious interior exudes a down home country vibe and the patio allows guests to…

Arlington Coronavirus Cases Reach New Summer Peak, Hospitalizations Remain Low

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic in Arlington. The bad news is that the rate of new cases reached a fresh two-month high…

Local Dry Cleaner Hopes To Rise From Pandemic Hit

The red letters spelling “We Are Open” on a banner above Eagle Cleaners is easily visible to cars on nearby Williamsburg Blvd. At the storefront, a door stopper holds the front…

Volunteer firefighter surmounted obstacles on the road to success

Among the new members of the Class of 2020 of the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department is an individual who has had a desire to become a firefighter since age 2…
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Fairfax

New data: Regional real-estate market has its groove back

Pent-up demand from a spring market lost to COVID-19 and the resulting government-mandated economic shutdown continues to propel the region’s real-estate market, which saw sharp year-over-year increases in sales and…

Inventory, not COVID, is biggest challenge for real-estate market

Newly pending home sales remain well above last year’s level, according to Zillow’s Weekly Market Report, albeit with some caveats.While home sales fell for the second week running in week-over-week…

Mosaic District draws crowds despite pandemic

A closed street in the Mosaic District serves as a gathering space. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a heat wave, the Mosaic District in Merrifield was fairly crowded on a recent…

Critter Corner: Flora & Buddy

NEIGHBORS Flora (left) and Buddy splash away the heat in their own pool. Seen here during a Fourth of July pool party, the paparazzi wondered why they didn’t have a…

Vienna exhibition looks back, forward on women’s rights

The Freeman Store and Museum in Vienna is closed indefinitely because of the pandemic, but when it reopens, visitors to its ground-floor gallery can learn plenty about the women’s suffrage…

Vienna police say woman is taken in gift-card scam

A resident living in the 400 block of Onondio Circle, S.E., told Vienna police that her mother had been on the computer on July 28 between 1:45 and 5 p.m.…

Police seek man who assaulted pharmacy worker in Oakton

An employee at CVS Pharmacy, 2912 Chain Bridge Road in Oakton, on July 24 at 4:48 p.m. confronted a man who allegedly had stolen items previously from the store, Fairfax…

Md. woman arrested after vehicular pursuit in Tysons

Fairfax County police officers on July 30 at 3:03 p.m. responded to a reported larceny at Tysons Galleria, and attempted to stop a 2011 BMW 328i being driven by someone…

Rep. Beyer Contends Trump Executive Orders Will Not Help Economic Crisis

U.S. Rep.Read Rep. Beyer Contends Trump Executive Orders Will Not Help Economic Crisis on Falls Church News-Press Online.

2 Dead in Bailey’s Crossroads Car Crash

A man and a woman were killed after suffering a single-car crash early Sunday morning in Bailey’s Crossroads, Fairfax County police reported. Authorities said they responded around 1:30 a.Read 2…

Fairfax police searching for man missing since Friday

Fairfax County police are searching for a man last seen Friday morning in the Manchester Lakes area.

Fast Grants program is one of many getting a financial boost from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has announced a substantial gift to the George Mason University-based Fast Grants program designed to expedite critical research in the fight against…
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Prince William

Woodbridge carnival sparks call for crackdown on large events

The carnival is in town this week, and event organizers say they're taking higher than normal precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Will Virginia sign on to Trump’s plan to boost unemployment benefits by $400?

Courtesy of Virginia Mercury

Busy weekend or Stafford law enforcement: DUI, fraud, and larceny reported

A woman driving under the influence was found having drugs in her possession which she intended on distributing with a child in the car, police said.

Governor’s office: State rules don’t require localities to issue carnival permits

In response to concerns about a Woodbridge carnival operating in an area with some of the highest COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said Monday that Prince…

Two 7-Eleven stores robbed in Prince William County

Police are investigating two armed robberies at 7-Eleven stores in eastern Prince William County over the weekend.

Witman Requests Briefing from USPS on Service Levels, Preparedness for Election

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01-R) penned two separate letters to United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam requesting a joint briefing between USPS and…

Virginia Supreme Court Grants Temporary Eviction Moratorium

Governor Ralph Northam announced a temporary statewide moratorium on eviction proceedings in Virginia The post Virginia Supreme Court Grants Temporary Eviction Moratorium appeared first on Bristow Beat.

UPDATED: Prince William reports 37 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Prince William added just 37 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, a much lower number than in recent days, and no additional deaths. The county's percent-positivity rate on COVID-19 tests also…

Woodbridge carnival has Franklin seeking state changes

Woodbridge District Supervisor Margaret Franklin has reached out to state officials after a carnival opened last week at Jefferson Plaza on U.S. Route 1.

Community testing task force sets weekly schedule for free COVID-19 tests

A local community testing task force is offering up to 200 free COVID-19 tests daily on a set weekly schedule to anyone who lives or works in Prince William County,…

Critter Corner: Myth-conceptions — Dominance

Your dog is not trying to take over the world. Dominance as we apply the term to wolves and dogs is a myth. Let’s look at a few of the…

Virginia’s gun-control debate shifts to newly empowered localities

Courtesy Virginia Mercury
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Reston / Herndon

FCPS Superintendent to Host Virtual Town Hall This Week

Fairfax County Public Schools invites the local community to a virtual town hall on Wednesday. FCPS Superintendent Scott Brabrand will discuss the virtual return to school on Sep. 8 and address any…

Shelter House Launches Back-to-School Drive

Although the return to school will be atypical this year, a Reston-based nonprofit organization is seeking donations for its back-to-school drive. Shelter House, which is located at 12310 Pinecrest Road,…

Restoration of Snakeden Branch at Lake Audubon Nearly Complete

A $1 million project to restore 750 feet of Snakeden Branch at Lake Audubon is nearly complete. In a recent Reston Association video, staff indicated that construction on the project…

Police Investigate Bullet Holes in Reston Home

Local police are investigating a possible reckless discharge or destruction of property incident in Reston. Police found several bullet holes on the outside of a home on the 1700 block…

Quadrangle Offers Look at Plans for Fairbrook Park in Herndon

Quadrangle Development Corp. is offering a look at its plans for a mixed-use development on nearly 28 acres at the intersection of Herndon Parkway and the Fairbrook Drive. The company…

Reston Eateries to Join Summer Restaurant Week

The regional Summer Restaurant Week — an event organized by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington — returns August 17 through 30  with some modifications. The week was extended to allow patrons…

Reston Community Center Resumes Summer Concerts at Lake Anne Plaza, Reston Station

Although cancellations of many major Reston events were announced this week, Reston Community Center’s summer concerts have returned to Lake Anne Plaza and Reston Station.  The 2020 Summer Concert series is…

Penzance Offers Peek into Herndon Office Park Revitalization

Penzance, a DC-based real-estate firm, is offering a peek into its revitalization plans for Spring Park, an office park located at 455 and 475 Springpark Place. The office park is…

Voter Registration Group to Correct 500,000 Botched Ballots

Be careful if you get a mailer from the Center for Voter Information, Fairfax County election officials say. Fairfax County and City of Fairfax residents have received the mailers from the Center…

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Today

Prepare for more rain today (Friday). A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from noon today through late tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s more from the alert:…

Fairfax County NAACP, FCPS Superintendent Hold Town Hall on Racism

Fairfax County Public Schools’ superintendent said he is committed to tackling racism in the public system school during a town hall last night. The Fairfax County NAACP met with FCPS Superintendent Scott Brabrand…

Herndon Town Council Works to Solidify Funds from CARES Act

The Town of Herndon is working to secure an agreement to ensure the proper use of a substantial COVID-19 grant from the federal government. In order to keep a $4.3…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Ramen Restaurant Santouka Sets Opening Date in The Boro

An international ramen restaurant plans to start serving diners this week in The Boro. Originally, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka wanted to open at 1636 Boro Place in April, but the pandemic delayed the…

Poll: Should Virginia Further Extend Its Eviction Moratorium?

A temporary statewide moratorium on eviction proceedings will remain in effect from this week through Sept. 7, according to a Virginia Supreme Court Order. The move comes amid an ongoing Congressional…

Local Lebanese Eateries Supporting Relief Efforts After Beirut Explosions

Local restaurants want diners to donate to relief efforts helping the thousands of people suffering from the aftermath of explosions in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital. The massive explosions last Tuesday (Aug. 4) killed approximately 150 people…

Russian School of Mathematics to Open Tysons Location Soon

A school offering K-12 math education is planning to open a new location in Tysons next month, even though the fall offerings will be virtual. The Russian School of Mathematics…

Here Are the 13 Local Eateries Taking Part in Summer Restaurant Week

The Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week returns next week, and more than a dozen restaurants in the Tysons area are participating in the event. The event lets people buy lunch, brunch…

Where to Donate Household Goods and Clothing During COVID-19

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Reach the office at 703-790-9090. Has all of this time at home finally given you that…

Photos: Summer in Tysons, Vienna During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Local photographers have been out capturing what the Tysons area looks like this summer as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the D.C. region. While Jay Westcott, the staff photographer…

New Korean-French Bakery Coming to Vienna

After the closing of Cenan’s in Vienna, a new bakery and cafe is set to take its place in Danor Plaza. Called the SugarBox Cafe, the new spot will serve Korean-French style…

Vienna Pickleball Players Come Together to Demand More Facilities

Vienna pickleball players looking for facilities of their own in Fairfax County now have a new club and advocacy group. Sally Unger, a new ambassador for pickleball in Fairfax County,…

After Eviction Threat, Hot N Juicy Crawfish Can Stay in Falls Church Spot

Hot N Juicy Crawfish can stay in the Falls Church spot it’s called home for the last five years. The dispute erupted when the landlord, FMR Development LLC, claimed that…

Blood Drive Coming to Tysons Corner Center This Weekend

Inova Blood Donor Services and the Washington Nationals teamed up to host a blood drive in Tysons Corner Center tomorrow (Saturday). Since the event is taking place on Virginia’s Tax-Free…

Election Officials: Beware Center for Voter Information Mailing

Be careful if you get a mailer from the Center for Voter Information, Fairfax County election officials say. Fairfax County and City of Fairfax residents have been sharing on social media…
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Loudoun

Le Pain Quotidien closes its Reston location

The shop had served French style sandwiches and pastries since 2017.

Au pairs play important role for families during coronavirus pandemic

The Patersons with Brazilian au pair Juliana during Thanksgiving. (Courtesy Mark Mogle Photography)This story is part of “Parenting in a Pandemic,” WTOP’s continuing coverage of how parents are dealing with…

Virginia adds 996 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalization rate climbs

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Virginia are being reported at rates not seen in more than two months.

Marumen ramen restaurant in Sterling closed permanently

The Asian eatery had been in the Cascades Overlook center for roughly a year and a half.

Pro hockey player Adam Comrie killed in Leesburg motorcycle crash

Adam R. Comrie, a professional hockey player and graduate of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, was killed in a Friday morning motorcycle crash in Leesburg.

Local police to train at Briar Woods High on Tuesday

Signs will be posted to alert passers-by to what is happening.

Charging docs: Derrius Guice strangled girlfriend until she was unconscious

Derrius Guice, who was released from the Washington Football Team last week, strangled his girlfriend in his Ashburn, Virginia, home until she was unconscious, according to charging documents filed in…

‘This is a COVID Cinderella story:’ Bilstad’s Beignets quickly gains a following across Loudoun

Like many families around Loudoun County, when the coronavirus pandemic began, life slowed down dramatically for Jenny and Scott Bilstad and their two young children, Harper and Greta.

Professional hockey player, former Stone Bridge High School student dies in Leesburg motorcycle crash

Adam Comrie, a 30-year-old professional hockey player who attended Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, died early Saturday after his motorcycle crashed in Leesburg.

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia seeks bilingual candidates for support positions

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia will host a job fair later this month to fill 10 full-time support positions requiring bilingual Spanish-English fluency, according to a organization officials.

Aug. 10 COVID-19 Update: Loudoun County seeing around 35 new coronavirus cases a day; three new deaths reported over the past week

Loudoun County saw 247 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past week, an average of 35 new cases a day, which has been roughly the standard daily increase for…

Virginia adds 663 new COVID-19 cases Monday

After passing 100,000 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Virginia health officials reported just 663 new cases Monday.
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Alexandria

Alexandria’s Workforce Development Center Hosts Employment Event Friday

Center also provides ongoing readiness workshops and other online resources Pixabay photo by Free-PhotosALEXANDRIA, VA – Attention job seekers! There are multiple upcoming employment events supported by Alexandria’s Workforce Development…

Alexandria’s Workforce Development Center Hosts Employment Event Thursday

Center also provides ongoing readiness workshops and other online resources Pixabay photo by Free-PhotosALEXANDRIA, VA – Attention job seekers! There are multiple upcoming employment events supported by Alexandria’s Workforce Development…

Food for All: Distribution Event August 14 in Alexandria

(Pixabay photo by JerayGorecki)ALEXANDRIA, VA – In recent weeks and months, the Alexandria community has come together to help those in need during the pandemic. There have been fundraisers, blood…

Letter to the Editor: ‘Breathtaking’ New Exhibit at Alexandria Lyceum

The Alexandria History Museum at the Lycum houses a new exhibit by photographer Nina Tisara. (Photo by TripSavvy)ALEXANDRIA, VA – Katherine Tobin wrote a letter to the editor to describe…

TUNE IN: Alexandria Addressing Back-to-School Worries in Virtual Town Hall

Zoom meeting Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m. featuring mental health professionals Pixabay photo by WokandapixALEXANDRIA, VA – Have your kids expressed anxiety about returning to school, whether it is…

Chris Daughtry dishes on ‘Live from Home Tour’ to benefit The Birchmere

Chris Daughtry appears with his rock band Daughtry. (RCA Records) toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley previews Daughtry's 'Live From Home Tour' He’s one…

Alexandria teen killed in DC remembered as ‘kind and caring’

An 18-year-old from Alexandria was killed in D.C. last week, and friends are saying he died the day after his high school graduation. Montrell Lucas was shot and killed Aug.…

Alexandria police confirm death of rape suspect wanted for killing accuser while on pandemic release

Alexandria police confirmed Saturday afternoon that Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, 33, who was suspected of killing a woman who accused him of rape last year, died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds while…

Rape suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound after being charged for killing his accuser in Alexandria, police say

Ibrahm E. Bouiachi was indicted on rape charges last year. After being released due to the pandemic, police say he shot and killed his accuser.

Alexandria school board adopts plan to begin academic year with virtual-only classes

Students who attend Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia will start the new school year with virtual classes under a plan adopted by the school board. The Alexandria City School…

Virginia Supreme Court Halts Eviction Proceedings Statewide Until September 7

Governor says he will work with General Assembly to find "more permanent" solution Courtesy photoALEXANDRIA, VA  – Virginia residents who are struggling to pay rent because of lost wages during…

Alexandria School Board Approves Virtual PLUS+ Learning Program for Fall

Pixabay photo by PixelsALEXANDRIA, VA – Earlier today, August 7, the Alexandria School Board approved the Virtual PLUS+ learning model for Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) use when school begins…
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