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Arlington News

Fairfax County priest admits to sexual contact with a minor

Father Christopher Mould, Pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, admitted to the sexual contact on Tuesday, according to Arlington Diocese officials.        

2019? League of Women Voters already looking to 2020 in Arlington

The League of Women Voters of Arlington is already gearing up for the 2020 election cycle, and will host an organizational meeting to brainstorm ideas for maximizing voter turnout.

Crystal City Apartment Tower Approved

Crystal City’s Verizon site will be redeveloped with a 19-story apartment tower within walking distance of Metro that will include 12 affordable housing units, under a plan approved today by…

Activists Count 300 Vehicles Blocking Three Bike Lanes on One Day

More than 300 instances of vehicles blocking bike lanes were recorded during yesterday’s data collection project in Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City. A map of the violations from the D.C.-based ‘How’s My Driving?’…

TRAFFIC ALERT: 44th Annual Marine Corps Marathon

Arlington, Va. – The 44th annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), the MCM 10K, and the MCM 50K will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2019.  Opening ceremonies begin at 6:00…

Arlington Officials: Richmond’s Renewable Energy Deal with Dominion Helps Make Local Goals a Reality

Officials say a new statewide renewable energy commitment could help Arlington achieve its own green goals. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced today (Friday) that Virginia has struck an agreement with…

‘Fall Women’s Market’ Coming to Ballston Quarter Tomorrow

A weekend-long market featuring exclusively women-owned local businesses is coming to Ballston Quarter this weekend. The market will run on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, October…

Crime Report: October 18, 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…

JUST IN: Java Shack to Close Unless Buyer Can Be Found

The Java Shack, a beloved local coffee shop in the Lyon Village neighborhood near Courthouse, is planning to close. Commonwealth Joe, which took over the cafe at 2507 N. Franklin Road…

30 years of service at Yorktown brings flood of memories

For 30 years, Kip Davis was a fixture in many ways, wearing various hats, at Yorktown High School. His full-time job at the school was as a security officer.

Traffic Calming Project Underway Along N. Stafford Street

The county has kicked off its four-block traffic calming project along N. Stafford Street, north of Washington-Liberty High School. The project, between Lee Highway and 15th Street N. in Cherrydale, is…

County Permanently Shuttering Fire Station 7 in Fairlington

After months of debate on its fate, Arlington County has made the decision to permanently shutter Fire Station 7 in Fairlington. County Manager Mark Schwartz made the call to close…
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Fairfax

‘It’s been a long time changing’ | Planning the future of Old Town Fairfax, changes are coming to blend the old with the new

The city is planning for growth, not just with businesses, but with new families coming to the area as well.        

Ahead of World Series, Nats fans get autographs from team’s top prospect

With baseballs, hats and jerseys in hand, Washington Nationals fans had no problem standing in line Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Fairfax, Virginia, to get a signature from shortstop…

Works by Marymount alumni features in exhibition

Paintings, photography, mixed media and sculpture works by Marymount University alumni will be on display Oct. 18 through Nov. 16 at the Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library on…

MCA preps candidate debate

The McLean Citizens Association will host a debate for local candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 30 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center.

Choralis Opens 20th Season With Eclectic Requiem

Choralis announces the celebration of its 20th anniversary season with the first of its six new performances taking place Oct. 20. In the first performance of the season, Choralis will…

President Trump is here to stay!

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Singer/ventriloquist prodigy brings her tour to DAR Constitution Hall

Two years ago, millions of people fell in love with Darci Lynne, a 12-year-old sweetheart performing on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” who was an amazing singer and ventriloquist.

A sea of fall colors

The Clifton Day Festival celebrated its 52nd anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Music City DC – When we were the nation’s country music capital

Welcome to the first of a monthly series of articles about the unexpected and often forgotten musical history of the D.C. area, contributed by Ken Avis, a performing musician, historian…

Mascot Books publishes anti-bullying children’s book ‘A Goat Named Joey’

Since October is National Bullying Prevention Month, local author Tom Nochera reached out to Fairfax County Times about his new children’s book “A Goat Named Joey,” that is centered around…

Fairfax resident Rozee makes appearance on NBC’s ‘Songland’

Northern Virginia-based recording artist and songwriter Rozee came to the NBC’s new songwriting competition series “Songland” S1, EP9 in August this year with a song she wrote, “Fighting for us,”…

Ward 2 Polling Place Moved for Nov. 5 Election

Due to delays in a renovation of the Falls Green apartments (formerly Oakwood), the City of Falls Church’s Ward 2 polling place has to be moved for the upcoming Nov.…
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Prince William

Candidates to discuss pre-K, lack of public defenders’ office at Sunday forum

Unlike many counties in Virginia, Prince William does not have a public defenders’ office. It also lacks access to pre-kindergarten programs for all eligible 4-year-olds and does not ensure that…

Father accused of stabbing child, woman at Lake Ridge apartment

On October 18 at 9:33 p m., officers responded to the Dominion Middle Ridge apartments located in the 3600 block of Meandering Way in Lake Ridge to investigate a stabbing.

First Line Technology expands to Stafford

First Line, of Chantilly, established in 2003, manufactures disaster preparedness, emergency response equipment, and products for military and first responders.

UPDATED: 8-year-old girl, mother brutally stabbed in domestic attack in Lake Ridge

An 8-year-old girl and her 25-year-old mother remain hospitalized Saturday morning after they were brutally attacked and stabbed by the child’s father Friday night at their Lake Ridge apartment, according…

Villani to open Manassas Symphony Orchestra Season

On October 26, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, the MSO, under the baton of Music Director, James Villani, will open its 2019-2020 season.

31st Annual Haymarket Day Expected to Attract 20,000 People

Haymarket Day's 31st Annual Event 'Fall Jubilee Festiva' is Oct. 19, with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. Find out all you need to know to attend or navigate traffic.…

Police: Two seriously injured in Lake Ridge stabbing

Two people -- one adult and one juvenile -- have been flown to an area hospital with serious injuries following a stabbing tonight in Lake Ridge, according to police.

Police searching for missing Catharpin girl, 16

Prince William County police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing and endangered juvenile, Ada Hernandez-Pineda, 16, of Catharpin.

Democrats have cash advantage over GOP in state, county races

Democrats running for the Virginia House of Delegates, state Senate and board of supervisors in Prince William County outraised their Republican opponents by a large margin in September and have…

City of Manassas police looking for missing, endangered 17-year-old boy

City of Manassas police are looking for a missing and endangered juvenile, Yeferson Rivera Sanchez, 17.

VRE announces search for new CEO

The Virginia Railway Express is searching for a new CEO after the operations board announced Friday that it was parting ways with CEO Doug Allen after seven years.

PW Supervisors Strike Down Resolution to Eliminate Sewer in Rural Crescent from Staff Proposal

By a 5-3 vote, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors voted against a resolution, Oct. 15, that would have excluded clustering of homes with sewer extension into the Rural…
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Reston / Herndon

Reston Home Tour and More This Weekend in Reston

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum’s annual home tour offers residents a chance for a self-guided tour of five private homes. The tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5…

Report: The Largest Cybersecurity Companies in the Region are in Herndon, Reston

Some of the area’s largest cybersecurity companies are located in Herndon and Reston, according to a ranking by the Washington Business Journal. Three companies in Reston and Herndon topped WBJ’s…

Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate New Georgetown Pike Trail in Great Falls

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate the completion of the Georgetown Pike Trail next week. The new 4.2-mile-long pedestrian trail will allow passers-by to travel from River Bend Road westward to Seneca…

One of Reston’s First Office Developments is Approved for Major Redevelopment

One of Reston’s first office developments has officially been approved for major redevelopment. A 32-acre piece of Isaac Newton Square — which is roughly a quarter-mile from the Wiehle-Reston East…

Amidst Community Concern, County Board Approves Campus Commons Project

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Campus Commons on Tuesday — the first major redevelopment project in a transit-oriented area in Reston near established neighborhoods.  Although community criticism…

Annual Run to Support South Lakes High School’s Food Pantry This Sunday

The South Lakes High School PTSA is sponsoring a 0.5k run to help support the school’s food pantry this Sunday. From 3-5 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go directly…

Fairfax County Seeking Input on Fairfax Connector Changes

Fairfax County is seeking more feedback from commuters who use the Fairfax Connector. A new round of meetings will give community members another chance to provide critiques for plans for…

New Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce CEO Looks to Maintain Reston’s Value in the Evolving Marketplace

Charles Kapur, a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia and a banking industry professional, is now at the helm of the Greater Reston of Commerce. As Kapur begins his position as…

Del. Ken Plum: Evolution of Women’s Rights

This is an opinion column by Del. Ken Plum (D), who represents Reston in Virginia’s House of Delegates. It does not reflect the opinion of Reston Now. Women first came…

Crime Roundup: Herndon Man Arrested in Aggravated Assault Case

A Herndon man was arrested in connection with an aggravated assault of a victim, according to police. Police believe Irving Lazarus Duncan, 33, assaulted a victim that was known to…

With Finalized Locations, County to Double Bikeshare Stations in Reston by 2020

Bikeshare in Reston is set to get a boost by early 2020. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation plans to install 21 new stations in Reston. The stations, which are…

Parcher Avenue Closed Due to Gas Leak in Herdon

A natural gas leak has prompted the closure of Parcher Drive between both intersections with Springer Drive as local crews handle a gas leak in the area. The leak was reported…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

JUST IN: Firefighters Respond to Blaze at McLean Home

Firefighters extinguished a blaze that broke out in a McLean home this afternoon near the Charles Wesley United Methodist Church. Firefighters from Fairfax and Arlington counties were dispatched to the fire in…

Tysons After Dark: Eateries With Specials for Nats’ World Series Games

Tysons may not have the liveliest nightlife at the moment, but that could soon change as more late-night restaurants and places to hang out open. “Tysons After Dark” will highlight a different…

JUST IN: Vienna Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

A cyber tip led Vienna police to charge a 53-year-old Vienna man with more than 20 felonies after police say they discovered child pornography at his home. The tip from…

Historic Tysons Corner Property Seeking Redevelopment

The birthplace of “Tysons Corner” may soon become the site of new development. The site at the corner of Route 7 and Route 123 is known by locals as the…

VDOT Meeting to Seek Input on How to Alter Route 50 in Falls Church

Next week, people can give their input on ways to improve Route 50 in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is holding a…

Clothing Store Ba&sh Now Open in Tysons Galleria

A new international clothing store is now open in Tysons Galleria. Ba&sh opened its first store in Virginia on Sept. 26, according to a store spokesperson. Shoppers can now check…

Route 123 Sidewalk By Scotts Run Development Set to Reopen Soon

Pedestrians will have to wait a few more weeks before the northbound sidewalk along Dolley Madison Blvd (Route 123) by the McLean Metro station reopens. The sidewalk is maintained by…

JUST IN: Power Outages Hit West Falls Church Area

As the windy day continues, two power outages are affecting about 50 Dominion Energy customers between Route 50 and Route 29 in the West Falls Church area. One power outage…

Providence District Candidates Clash Over Immigration, Affordable Housing

The two candidates vying for the Providence District seat on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors faced off last night at the Providence District Community Center. The League of Women Voters,…

El Sol Opening Second Restaurant in Vienna This Fall

New Mexican cuisine is coming to the Vienna area. A liquor license is pending for El Sol at 262 Cedar Lane SE, Suite C in the Cedar Park Shopping Center. Restauranteur Alfredo…

Absentee Voting Starts Today at McLean Governmental Center

In-person absentee voting starts today (Thursday) at the McLean Governmental Center, along with several other locations around Fairfax County. In total, nine locations will offer in-person absentee voting until Saturday, Nov.…

Sunrise Senior Living Facility Replacing McLean Medical Building

The McLean Medical Building’s days are numbered now that Sunrise Senior Living is building a senior living facility on the site. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved the facility, which will…
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Loudoun

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Week 8 Scoreboard

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Dominion, Loudoun Valley, Rock Ridge and Stone Bridge high schools won games Friday night during Week 8 of the 2019 varsity football season.

Record-breaking fundraising in Virginia’s legislative races

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The battle for control of Virginia's legislature is leading to record-breaking political fundraising as special interest groups spend big in the final weeks of the contest.

Scenes from the 2019 Middleburg Film Festival

Check back throughout the weekend for updates from Middleburg.

One dead after Sterling car crash

A man is dead after an overnight crash in Sterling near Route 7 and North Sterling Boulevard.

Ashburn boy teased for wearing pink in grandma’s memory

Max Sheppard was excited for his “pink out” day.

Inova Loudoun Hospital Life with Cancer and Loudoun Breast Health Network to host free Breast Cancer Survivors’ Retreat

To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Loudoun County, Inova Loudoun Hospital Life with Cancer and the Loudoun Breast Health Network are hosting Pathways to Survivorship: A Breast Cancer Survivors’…

One killed in fiery tractor-trailer crash on Route 7 in Sterling

Leesburg Pike at N. Sterling Boulevard was closed for hours Friday morning after a crash involving a car and tractor trailer.

A new look at Top of the Podium

Everyone is welcome to reach the Top Of the Podium. That’s the message founder and president Tom Houck brings as his five-year-old non-profit opens an amenity-filled five-mat wrestling facility in…

Middleburg Film Festival kicks off with sold-out screenings

Hundreds of film lovers and prominent local figures gathered in Middleburg Thursday for the opening festivities of the seventh annual Middleburg Film Festival.

1 dead in crash involving tractor-trailer and car in Sterling

A person is dead after a car crash in Sterling, Virginia, early Friday. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 12:30 a.m. on Virginia Route 7 at Sterling…

New pottery studio coming to the Broadlands

Jimmy Potters is expanding from Fairfax to Ashburn.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Week 8 Schedule

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Dominion, Freedom, Heritage, Independence, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools will be in action Friday during the eighth…
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Alexandria

Rotary Club of Alexandria to Support Local Charities at Annual Dinner

Show your support for Alexandria charities at the Taste for Giving dinner. (Zebra file photo)Alexandria, VA – Each year The Rotary Club of Alexandria hosts its annual Taste for Giving…

Alexandria Circuit Court Dismisses Charges Against Civil Rights Advocates at 1939 Library Sit-In: http://alexandriava.gov/111874 

Alexandria Circuit Court Dismisses Charges Against Civil Rights Advocates at 1939 Library Sit-In: http://alexandriava.gov/111874 

Domination: Bishop Ireton’s Marymargaret Quinn is the Zebra Athlete of the Month!

Marymargaret Quinn at Bishop Ireton High School. (Photo: James Cullum)Alexandria, VA – Bishop Ireton’s Marymargaret Quinn is a beast on the playing fields of any sport she chooses! The senior…

City Council to Weigh Resolution in Support of Welcoming Refugees to Alexandria

Alexandria City Council chambers. (Photo by James Cullum)Alexandria, VA – Alexandria might soon be taking in poor, tired, and huddled masses yearning to breathe free. That’s according to a resolution…

Thinking about an electric vehicle and want to learn more? Come out tomorrow from 10am-12noon to George Washington Middle school. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388840285391920/?ti=icl …pic.twitter.com/sd9qhfDPhq

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Seniors: Navigating Medicare changes

By Nelva Hernandez The Medicare federal health insurance program serves 60 million people who are 65 or older, some younger people with disabilities and people with end stage renal disease.…

Parkour for older adults helps seniors gain confidence, balance

By Jean Lam Parkour. The word conjures up images of young guys leaping from rooftop to rooftop. With that picture, the term “senior parkour” might seem like an oxymoron. PK…

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Preventing domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Oct. 24, the City’s Domestic Violence Intervention Project is hosting the Silent Witness Vigil, an event that creates a space of healing through…

Review: ‘Joker’ transforms comic book villainy into a chilling character study

By Richard Roeper It’s difficult to fathom anyone who has actually seen “Joker” coming away with the impression that it’s a sympathetic origin story or it glorifies violence and bloody…

Sunny day flooding strikes waterfront

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com After weeks without rain, Alexandrians were surprised by seemingly random flooding along the waterfront last weekend. The flooding closed parts of Union Street and The…

Defense Intelligence Agency employee indicted for disclosing classified info

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Henry Frese, 30, a Defense Intelligence Agency employee from Alexandria, was arrested and charged on Oct. 9 for disclosing classified national defense information to two…

Torpedo Factory embarks on 24th annual Art Safari

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Torpedo Factory Art Center will host children and their families during its 24th annual Art Safari on Saturday, according to a news release. During…
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