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New Pedestrian Path and Lane Reduction Among Changes Coming to Boundary Channel Drive

A number of major changes are coming to Boundary Channel Drive and the I-395 interchange near Crystal City. The modifications include a shared-use walkway, pedestrian and bicycle access to the…

Larry King Rose to National Prominence While Living and Working in Arlington

Broadcasting legend Larry King died on Saturday, at the age of 87. Though his status as a television celebrity is well established, less well known is where he rose to…

Crime Report: January 25, 2021

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…

Coronavirus Cases Continue to Dip in Arlington, Amid Vaccine ‘Chaos’

The good news is that coronavirus cases are on a downswing in Arlington. On Sunday, the seven-day trailing average of new daily cases in the county hit 67.4, the lowest…

JUST IN: WeWork in Crystal City to Close

Coworking giant WeWork is planning to shut down its Crystal City location, according to an email sent to members this morning. “I am reaching out to regretfully inform you that…

Arlington legislative incumbents hold cash advantage over challengers

Two members of the Arlington legislative delegation who will be facing intra-party challenges this year have considerable cash advantages over their opponents, according to new filings with the Virginia Department…

Potential Arlington board candidates enter 2021 with limited cash on hand

There seemed to be no effort in 2020 to stockpile cash by those who may be on the Arlington County Board ballot in 2021.

Arlington Co. parent groups conflicted on when to bring students back to classrooms

Some parents in Arlington County, Virginia, say it’s past time to bring students back to classrooms, while others say it’s too risky. It has been more than 300 days since…

Police: Shot Fired During Saturday Night Robbery in Arlington Ridge

A man fired a gunshot while robbing a woman of her purse Saturday night in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood, near Pentagon City, according to Arlington County police. Police say the…

Shot fired during armed robbery in Arlington

Arlington County police are investigating a Saturday evening armed purse-snatching in which a shot was fired.

Police Investigate Discharge of a Firearm During Armed Robbery in Arlington Ridge

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a non-contact shooting which occurred during an armed robbery in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood on the evening of January…

‘Please open schools! I want to learn!’ | Arlington families demand specific school reopening dates

Arlington Parents for Education held a rally Saturday, calling for Arlington Public Schools to get more students back into the classroom.
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Fairfax

Area Food Program Seeks Volunteers

Volunteers are being sought to help provide food support for the Fairfax County Region 2 Hypothermia Prevention Program operated by New Hope Housing. This year, due to Covid-19 and CDC…

Fairfax schools superintendent’s latest plan begins bringing students back Feb. 16

The proposed reopening plan for Fairfax County schools has been released, but it’s not sitting well with parents who believe a return to in-person classes should be an option for…

Lake Barcroft, Malbrook residents oppose access plan for new houses on Sleepy Hollow Road

The future site of a new housing development on Sleepy Hollow Road. [Photos by Larry Golfer]Residents of Lake Barcroft and the Malbrook community are concerned that a new housing development…

Guest Commentary: F.C.’s Tinner Hill Remains a Benchmark for Racial Progress

In accepting the Nobel Prize for Peace in December of 1964, Dr. King spoke of the significance of the recently passed Civil Rights Bill and the role that non-violent protest…

Rare bird spotted at Green Spring Gardens

The Rufous hummingbird at Green Spring Gardens. [Darren Hutchinson]Birdwatchers have been flocking to Green Spring Gardens in recent weeks to catch a glimpse of a Rufous hummingbird, which is rarely…

Explore a Park: Roundtree Park has been recently upgraded

The newly remodeled picnic shelter at Roundtree Park. [Keith Pham]This article is part of the Annandale Blog’s Explore a Park series. Previous parks in the series include Manassas Gap Park,…

Letters to the Editor: U.S. Capitol Grounds Will Be A Place of Reverence Again

Letters to the Editor: January 21 – 27, 2021 U.S.Read Letters to the Editor: U.S. Capitol Grounds Will Be A Place of Reverence Again on Falls Church News-Press Online.

Fairfax Park Authority prepping for scaled-back fee increases

Fairfax County Park Authority board members on March 10 will vote on a scaled-back slate of fee increases for some of the agency’s offerings.

Louise Archer teams find success in WordMasters competition

Several teams representing Louise Archer Elementary achieved highest honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge, a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students annually.

Fairfax Co. parent group unsure if schools will commit to latest reopening plan

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand revealed his reopening timeline for the school system at the school board’s meeting Thursday night. (Courtesy: Fairfax County Public Schools)The proposed reopening plan…

Ex-CIA engineer tells judge he’s incarcerated like an animal

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says it’s cruel and unusual punishment that he’s awaiting trial in solitary confinement, housed…

Jollibee, a Filipino fast-food restaurant, to open in Lincolnia

A typical Jollibee restaurant. [Washington Business Journal]The vacant building on N. Beauregard Street in Lincolnia that formerly housed Boston Market will be taken over by the Jollibee Filipino fast-food chain, the Washington…
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Prince William

Prince William Health District: COVID-19 Vaccine Information Update

The pace of incoming doses is not expected to increase until March. The post Prince William Health District: COVID-19 Vaccine Information Update appeared first on Bristow Beat.

UPDATED: Prince William reports more than 500 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

New cases of COVID-19 in the Prince William Health District rose to more than 500 on Monday, an increase from lower daily case numbers posted over the past week.

Five New Alternates Join PRTC Board

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of five new alternates to the Board of Commissioners, which oversees all aspects of the OmniRide services.…

Weather service: Wintry mix of snow, ice expected for Fauquier County, far northwest Prince William

Fauquier County and areas to the northwest are under a “winter weather advisory” for an expected storm later today and tonight that could bring as much as 1 to 2…

Virginia begins allocating COVID-19 vaccine by population, but shortfalls remain

Starting this week, Virginia is changing the way it distributes doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The amount given to each Virginia health district will be based strictly on population, a…

New You Med Spa Was Designed with Health & Safety in Mind

NYMS is dedicated to safety just as much as it is to relaxation and rejuvenation. The post New You Med Spa Was Designed with Health & Safety in Mind appeared…

Police: Purcell Road closed Sunday evening due to crash

A portion of Purcell Road in Manassas was closed Sunday night due to a single-car crash, according to Prince William County police.

Shooting reported near Lowes in Woodbridge

A shooting was reported in a shopping center on Golansky Boulevard, near Lowes in Woodbridge. Shots rang out late Saturday night. Here’s what we know. *INCIDENT: #Shooting| #Woodbridge; #PWCPD is…

Shooting that killed man outside motorcycle club ruled justified

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting which occurred on January 17 at 1130 International Parkway has been completed. The investigation was conducted by detectives with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office…

Travel hotspots this week in the Fredericksburg region

I-95 Northbound Exit 130 (Route 3) Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Single northbound lane closure near the Exit 130 interchange for work zone barrier installation for the…

$10K Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Manassas Park

Although the jackpot-winning ticket in the January 22 Mega Millions drawing was not bought in Virginia, the Commonwealth benefitted from all the excitement. During the 37 drawings of the jackpot…

Mosque expansion focus of telephone town hall

A telephone town hall will be held to discuss the proposed expansion of a mosque in Woodbridge. The building on Hoadly Road, near the intersection of Prince William Parkway, would…
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Reston / Herndon

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect for Fairfax County

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Fairfax County through 9 a.m. tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service, between one to two inches of snow is possible throughout…

County COVID-19 Case Average Continues Downturn As Officials Push for More Vaccines

The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in Fairfax County continues a steep decline this week, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health. Today’s average was 366 cases compared…

Polo Fields Bridge Completed by Reston Association

Reston Association has finished construction on a new Polo Fields Bridge, which is located near Cross Country Lane and Stirrup Iron Lane. The roughly $55,000 project was delayed due to…

‘Fleeting Moments’ Exhibit Comes to Signature in Reston Town Center

A new art exhibit titled “Fleeting Moments” is officially on display at the Signature apartment’s satellite art gallery for Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art through April 20. The exhibit features…

Okay, Fine: You Can Have A Little Bernie Meme, As A Treat

After having had this meme of our favorite socialist (and also Bernie Sanders!) forwarded to us a half-dozen times, and seeing it again as we scrolled our social media feeds,…

Terraset Elementary School is a Glimpse into a Future That Never Was

Going to school at Terraset Elementary in the late 1970s was sort of like being in the movie Star Wars. A steel latticework topped with 13,000 square feet of solar…

Caution Advised After Winter Algae Bloom Forms at Lake Thoreau

A rare winter algae bloom that has both toxic and non-toxic forms has formed over Lake Thoreau. Reston Association is advising caution after the bloom — known as Aphanizomenon flos-aquae…

Extension Needed to Build Cell Phone Tower on Grove Street

Due to construction delays, the Herndon Town Council has to approve a special exemption for plans to move forward on the building of a telecommunications tower on 525 Grove Street.…

Fellowship Square Residents Begin to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Seniors living in two of Fellowship Square’s housing communities have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The first dose of the vaccine was distributed on Jan. 18 at…

Friends of Reston Names New Executive Director After 16 Years

Friends of Reston, the nonprofit organization that supports Reston Association, has named a new executive director. Kia Coles-Hines, a business engagement and sales manager for RA, will take over for…

Man Threatens Bank of America Staff in Reston After Being Told to Wear Mask

Local police are urging surrounding jurisdictions to exercise caution after a man threatened staff at a Bank of America location (11900 Baron Cameron Avenue) today. According to the Fairfax County…

Del. Ken Plum: An Inauguration to Remember

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. Like most people,…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

COVID-19 Case Average Continues Downturn As County Officials Push for More Vaccines

The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in Fairfax County took a steep decline this week, data from the Virginia Department of Health shows. Today’s average for the past week was…

Playgrounds Around Northern Virginia To Visit

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Take Action for the Silver Line’s Future

Leadership from Tysons Partnership and the Dulles Chamber along with government officials and other Metro experts today discussed significant concerns over future Metro funding and issued a call for action.…

New Upscale Men’s Hair Salon Opens This Weekend in The Mosaic District

The Mosaic District in Merrifield is getting a new men’s salon: Boardroom Salon for Men (2920 District Ave., Suite 165), slated to open its doors on Saturday (Jan. 30). This…

Water Main Break Repairs Partially Close Lawyers Road in Vienna

Northbound Lawyers Road from Maple Avenue will be closed for four to five hours today so that a water main break can be repaired, the Town of Vienna announced this…

Vienna Police Report: Accusations of Treachery and Tigers on the Loose

With downtown D.C. transformed into a heavily guarded “Green Zone” for the past week, President Joe Biden’s inauguration unfolded on Wednesday without disruption, but the D.C. region was not entirely…

Metro Mondays: COVID-19 Impacts on Metro Budget and Affects to the Silver Line Openings

Join the Dulles Chamber and the Tysons Partnership TMA for an update on the state of Metro funding and how it will affect the Silver Line in both 2021 and…

From Urban Plates, a Meal Fit for Three Presidents

Wednesday was a busy day for presidents past and present, but in between witnessing Joe Biden’s inauguration and paying their respects at Arlington National Cemetery, ex-Commanders in Chief Bill Clinton,…

FCPS Recommends Potential McLean and Langley Boundary Change Ahead of Public Hearing

Fairfax County Public Schools has further refined a plan to relieve overcapacity at McLean High School using available space at Langley High School. After presenting three possible boundary changes for…

“Beloved” Falls Church Restaurant Worker Dies from COVID-19

A longtime Falls Church City resident who was a familiar presence in the local culinary scene joined the hundreds of COVID-19 victims in the Fairfax County area earlier this week.…

‘Stuff the Bus’ Enters 10th Year Helping Fairfax County Food Pantries

Fairfax County is changing up its Stuff the Bus food drive this winter to support increased demand for food while accommodating challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Typically held…

Tysons leads region for new apartment construction

High-rise apartment buildings are now a common sight in Tysons, Virginia. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Elan Irving)Most of the construction cranes dotting the skylines in the D.C. region are building residential properties —…
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Loudoun

Weird Brothers Coffee open for business in Leesburg

The new coffeeshop also offers a breakfast and lunch menu.

High numbers of new COVID-19 cases reported Monday in Virginia, region, but hospitalizations still down

Northern Virginia reported its second highest daily number of new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and Virginia reported its fourth highest number, but other signs indicate a generally stabilizing trend for…

Winter weather advisory this afternoon for western suburbs

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Fauquier and Loudoun counties as a mix of snow and ice is expected to move into the area this…

Loudoun County extends win streak with 63-57 victory over Broad Run

Following a historic 2019-2020 season that saw Loudoun County win its first regional championship and complete the Dulles double of claiming the district's regular season and tournament titles, the Captains…

New photos show heavy fire damage inside Yummy Pig BBQ

The blaze broke out Saturday just before the lunch hour.

Yummy Pig BBQ could be closed for six months after devastating fire

The blaze reportedly started in the kitchen and multiple fire departments responded.

Loudoun units respond to restaurant fire in downtown Leesburg

Several fire units in Loudoun County responded to a fire in downtown Leesburg late Saturday morning at the YummyPig restaurant on W. Market Street. There were no reported civilian or…

VIDEO: Fire damages downtown Leesburg restaurants

Two restaurants in downtown Leesburg were damaged in a Saturday morning fire.

Virginia’s post-holiday COVID-19 surge not as bad as feared, but new variant could keep cases high through April

Virginia's post-holiday surge of COVID-19 cases has not been as bad as feared, according to new data from the University of Virginia, and the number of Virginians being treated for…

New fried chicken chain moving into Northern Virginia

Jollibee is a hugely popular brand from the Philippines that is expanding all across the United States

Fall in Love With These Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

(StatePoint) As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, celebrations may include romantic dinners, Galentine’s Day plans or even family fun. The experts at Dollar General have provided a few budget-friendly decor ideas…

Malacarne: LCPS’s racial, gender protections should be commended

I am writing in regard to many of the recent changes that Loudoun County Public Schools have undergone. I have seen many negative responses to some of these actions, but…
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Alexandria

Comcast Plan Provides Free WiFi to Alexandria Schoolchildren

Pixabay photo by April BryantALEXANDRIA, VA-Earlier today, Comcast unveiled a plan to help area students participating in virtual learning. It involves the creation of “Lift Zones” in various locations around…

Obituary: Mason, Shriner and Owner of Tony’s Auto Service, Antonio Damiani, 82

Antonio Damiani, June 12, 1938 ~ January 14, 2021 ALEXANDRIA, VA – Antonio Damiani June 12, 1938 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 82) “Preach the Gospel at all times. Use Words if necessary,” St.…

2 injured in 4-vehicle crash in Alexandria

Two men were taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash in Alexandria, Virginia, Saturday night. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. at Duke and South Patrick streets in downtown…

A New Ballgame: Sports Betting Legal in Virginia Through FanDuel

Betting is only available with mobile app Sports betting is now legal in Virginia through FanDuel. (Pixabay photo)ALEXANDRIA, VA-Enjoy watching sports? Now, in Virginia, you can legally put money on…

Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson Announces Bid for Re-Election

'I'm running for re-election because I believe that Alexandria can lead the recovery and not just survive, but thrive' Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson at the 80th anniversary commemoration of the…

Judge: lawsuit over elite school’s admissions can move ahead

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A judge is allowing a group of parents to move forward with a legal challenge to new admissions policies designed to create a more diverse student…

Support ACPS Students by Participating in Walk the Block, Feb. 1

Initiative designed to promote physical activity, resemble walk to school Unsplash photo by Jake IngleALEXANDRIA, VA-Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) students will soon return to school – virtually for now.…

Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner… and Lunch

Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee is moving into the Plaza at Landmark Alexandria, VA – Jollibee from the Philippines is taking over the space left vacant by Boston Market in the…

Alexandria Health Department Provides Updates on COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

Pixabay photo by TumisuALEXANDRIA, VA-The Alexandria Health Department (AHD) is working hard to vaccinate residents from COVID-19. Currently in Phase 1b, they are doing so with a limited supply of…

Alexandria’s Restaurant Week To-Go is back, and solo diners are included

Alexandria’s Restaurant Week To-Go includes dinner for two for $49 and dinner for one for $25. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Dejan_Dundjerski)The pandemic has changed the way D.C.-area diners enjoy their meals, and it…

Citizens Group Fights to Save The Heritage Complex in Alexandria

Opposing Modern Construction in Historic Old Town The Heritage apartment buildings are three stories tall, with red brick façades that complement the neighborhood. (Photos: Grace Arnold)By Grace Billups Arnold ALEXANDRIA,…

Justin Wilson announces bid for second term as Alexandria mayor

Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson has announced his bid for a second term leading the Northern Virginia city. After two years serving as Alexandria’s mayor, Wilson has confirmed he will seek…
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