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Arlington News

Some students in Arlington, Alexandria return to classrooms for hybrid in-person learning

Both districts have social distancing markers throughout their buildings, sanitizer or handwashing stations, and individualized materials for each student.

Columbia Pike group turns to magazine in effort to aid businesses

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) has launched “Boletín,” a new monthly magazine of resources and information specific to businesses serving the corridor’s Spanish-speaking residents.

Committee of 100 looks at lockdown and impact on Arlington youth

The Arlington Committee of 100 will host a March 10 online forum on supporting local youth during and after the COVID lockdowns that have hit public schools and some other…

Arlington gallery hosts new exhibitions

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Arlington student lauded in financial-literacy competition

Kai Carney, a student at The Sycamore School in Arlington, is one of only 45 students nationwide – and the only student in Virginia – recognized recently as an honorable-mention…

Tech company, Arlington Public Schools push STEM interest in Virginia high schoolers

Arlington Public Schools and Intelsat teamed up last week to engage local high school students about STEM career fields.

Aging Right at Home: How to Address Polypharmacy With Aging Adults

Aging Right @ Home is a monthly blog series, answering your questions on providing care for individuals with disabilities, loved ones with dementia and older adults aging in place. If you…

Facing $42.5 Million Budget Gap, APS Looks to Biden Stimulus Package

For his first budget as Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, Francisco Durán said he is proposing a conservative budget “that reflects our most urgent needs.” The 2022 budget for APS,…

Arlington’s Only Commercial Farm to Expand, Double Production

Believe it or not, Arlington County has a working commercial farm. The farm, which is located in a commercial building along Lee Highway, uses hydroponic technology to grow a variety…

ACPD: Man Leads Officers on Foot Chase After Bullet Hole Discovered in Neighbor’s Apartment

A man allegedly led police on a foot chase in the Westover area after his neighbor found a bullet hole in his apartment. The bullet hole was reported to police…

Crime Report: March 1, 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…

EXCLUSIVE: While the Capitol Was Stormed, A Group of Men Gathered Near the Marine Corps War Memorial

On Jan. 6, a group of ten or so men — at least one of whom was wearing a tactical earpiece — watched the storming of the U.S. Capitol from across…
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Fairfax

Environmentalists bullish on Fairfax yard-waste proposal

It’s a small change in the grand scheme of things, but Fairfax County supervisors and environmental advocates said the county’s new ban on plastic bags for yard waste will cut…

Fairfax budget plan will lead to higher taxes for most homeowners

Fairfax County taxpayers would see a slightly lower tax rate and employees would not receive pay increases under a proposed fiscal year 2021 budget presented Feb. 23 by County Executive…

CAPPIES: Langley students tackle complexities of COVID world

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Southwest plans to connect BWI with Florida panhandle

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to serve Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Virginia Restaurants Grapple with Plastic Foam Container Ban

By David Tran — Capital News Service RICHMOND, Va. — From vermicelli bowls to crispy chicken, Pho Luca’s, a Vietnamesed-owned Richmond restaurant, uses plastic foam containers to package takeout meals.…

What You Need to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

On Feb. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be used as the latest tool to help fight COVID-19. The vaccine was also…

Virginia Tech Development Plans for West End Site Dropped

In a blockbuster announcement Sunday with profound implications for the City of Falls Church, Virginia Tech is no longer looking to expand its campus in West Falls Church. A brief…

News-Press Celebrates 30th Anniversary By Supporting Chamber Members

The Falls Church News-Press, a long-time supporter of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary by supporting Falls Church Chamber members as they struggle to stay…

Mason police commander to address street racing complaints

The car show in Annandale on Feb. 25.Capt. Shawn Adcock, the new commander of the Mason Police Station, is working on addressing the complaints about street racing in Annandale. Many residents…

F.C. School Board Member Shawna Russell Resigns

At last week’s virtual Falls Church School Board work session, the meeting opened with an announcement by Board member Shawna Russell that she is resigning her seat at the end…

Need Help Getting to Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment? View Several Transportation Options

If you or someone you know does not have a trusted family member or friend who can provide transportation to a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, Fairfax County and community providers have…

Guest Commentary: To Those Who Smoke or Are Obese — Get the Covid Vaccine ASAP

By Erik Fessler As you may know, those with certain health conditions that increase their risk of severe Covid-19 currently qualify for the vaccine here in the Fairfax Health District.…
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Prince William

Woman convicted for posing as a doctor faces multiple civil lawsuits

A woman, who is serving an 11-year prison sentence for treating patients while pretending to be a psychologist in Stafford County, is facing multiple civil lawsuits seeking many millions of…

Unity Reed HS Students Teach Black History Month Lesson to Gainesville MS students

Unity Reed High School students provided a unique Black History Month lesson to Gainesville Middle School students via Zoom. The post Unity Reed HS Students Teach Black History Month Lesson…

Stafford unloads 12 acres at Quantico Corporate Center

Stafford County will no longer have the extension of Corporate Drive on its to-do list. The county will hold a public hearing regarding the transfer of 12 acres of land…

Cox seeks Pr. William Delegate seat, says GOP is party of legal immigration

Tim Cox is hoping Prince William County voters will meet him in the middle. The 34-year-old conservative is running for the 51st House of Delegates seat. As it sits today,…

Undocumented immigrants to get pre-natal care thanks to Pr. Wm. Delegate’s budget amendment

The Virginia General Assembly has passed a budget that includes Delegate Elizabeth Guzman’s amendment to allow undocumented women access to pre-natal care through FAMIS. “Health care is a human right,…

Prince William County hires Equity and Inclusion Officer

This article was written by WTOP’s news partner InsideNoVa.com and republished with permission. Sign up for InsideNoVa.com’s free email subscription today. Prince William supervisors recently hired Maria Burgos as the…

Public hearing on Mill at Occoquan project postponed likely for a few weeks, mayor says

The developer proposing the “Mill at Occoquan,” a mixed-use project that aims to bring condos, restaurants and retail shops to historic Occoquan, has asked to postpone a public hearing with…

Shots fired, road-rage reported in today’s Prince William police briefs

Shooting into a Residential Dwelling – On February 25 at 8:02AM, officers responded to investigate a destruction of property that was reported to have occurred at a residence located in…

UPDATED: February sets a new one-month record for reported COVID-19 deaths in Prince William: 100

Until the latest surge of reported COVID-19 deaths began pouring in over the last 10 days, it appeared that January 2021 would be the worst month of the pandemic for…

RICHMOND BEAT: Lawmakers Vote to Rename Jefferson Davis Highway

The Virginia General Assembly has approved a bill renaming sections of U.S. Route 1 almost 100 years after it was named in honor of the first and only president of…

Prince William supervisors to take up tax rate Tuesday

Prince William County supervisors are set for the first test of their stance on a potential 7% increase in real estate tax bills for county homeowners. The Board of Supervisors…

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Ban Gay Panic Law

Virginia lawmakers passed a bill that will ban the use of a person’s perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity as a defense in court for the assault or…
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Reston / Herndon

Fairfax County Releases Surveys to Get Public Input for Climate Action Plan

What would it take for you to reduce your carbon footprint? That’s the question Fairfax County is posing as it enters the public engagement portion of its Community Energy and…

Weekly Planner: Comics, Challah, and More

Monday, March 1 Reston Association Board Election (5 p.m.) – Month-long voting begins at 5 p.m., with residents able to vote online or via their mailed ballot (which is being…

New COVID-19 Cases Flatten Out as Fairfax County Prepares to Get Third Vaccine

The rate of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Fairfax Health District remained steady over the past week, as Virginia announced over the weekend that a third vaccine will…

Lake Thoreau Pool Groundbreaking Tentatively Set for Fall

The major renovation of Lake Thoreau Pool, which has been closed since last year, is set for a groundbreaking in October. While the project is on budget, the overall effort…

Three of the Silver Line’s New Stations Could Close Months After Opening

Metro’s Board of Directors is still proceeding as if the Silver Line Phase II will open this year, but a public survey is asking riders to weigh in on drastic…

Monday Morning Notes

Reston Company Bets on National Security’s Tech Evolution — The Reston information technology services company has a foot in both cyber operations — offering threat detection, malware forensics, penetration testing…

We Need Your Help: Take Our Five-Minute Annual Reader Survey

No more than once a year, Reston Now surveys readers about potential changes to the site. This year might be one of the more important years for the survey. Our…

Ellmore Farmhouse Plans Move Forward

There’ll be a public hearing next month regarding leasing Frying Pan Farm Park’s Ellmore Farmhouse to ServiceSource, a non-profit that engages disabled individuals in the community. Earlier this week, the…

Reston Historic Trust & Museum Seeking Feedback for Future Plans

  The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is seeking feedback from the community as it plans for the future. The nonprofit organization has launched an online survey for people who…

Reston Library Launches Take-Home Laptop Program

Although access to county libraries is currently limited, staff are still finding ways to for library patrons to enjoy services offered by the county’s library system. Reston Regional Library recently…

Reston Town Center May Face Trial Over Woman’s Severe Fall

Reston Town Center manager Boston Properties and security contractor MaxSent may have to face trial over a women’s 2018 lawsuit alleging she tripped, fell, and got hurt walking from the…

Salon to Replace Hair Salon in North Point Village Center

A hair salon and spa is replacing a hair salon in North Point Village Center. Christie-Adam Salon and Spa, which is currently located in Great Falls, plans to open a…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Weekly Planner: The Fast and the Flavorful, Capital Harmonia Choral Festival, and Christian Lopez

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

Virginia Tech Drops Plan to Expand West Falls Church Campus

Virginia Tech is no longer looking to expand its campus in West Falls Church. The university announced yesterday (Sunday) that it made a mutual decision with the Falls Church-based construction…

Neighborhood Expert: Summer Camp Registration in Tysons

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Vienna Honors Police Officers for Saving Driver After Accident

The Town of Vienna recently lauded two police officers after they saved a man’s life by administering CPR when he stopped breathing. According to the Vienna Police Department, MPO Kenny…

Tysons Reporter Seeking Feedback on Our Coverage, Potential Improvements

Tysons Reporter is asking readers to weigh in on how we’re doing and what we should do differently. While we strive to cover the local community to the best of…

Tysons Bed Bath & Beyond Robbed, Police Say

A Bed Bath & Beyond in Tysons was robbed last week, Fairfax County police said this afternoon (Friday). According to the Fairfax County Police Department’s latest weekly recap, someone forced…

Vienna Nonprofit Announces Annual Leadership Conference Will Focus on Workplace Mental Health

The Women’s Center is taking its annual leadership conference online for the second year in a row. The Vienna-based nonprofit (133 Park St. NE), which provides mental health services and…

Falls Church Awarded $3.75 Million in Amazon Affordable Housing Funds

The City of Falls Church is getting $3.75 milli0n in grants for affordable housing initiatives from Amazon. In response to concerns about the anticipated impact of its second headquarters in…

Vienna Ramen Shop Sets Sights on Potential Summer Reopening

Ramen aficionados in the Town of Vienna can breathe a sigh of relief. Despite rumors to the contrary, Shin Se Kai Ramen regional operations manager Kevin Choe tells Tysons Reporter…

495 NEXT Project Could Help Fund Scotts Run Stream Restoration

Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation are working on an agreement to include funding for Scotts Run Stream restoration efforts in McLean as part of the I-495 Northern…

Wolf Trap Seeks Facilities Upgrade With Renovation Project

Construction on planned renovations is now underway at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Funded by donors to the park, the renovation project primarily involves replacing temporary tents…

Fairfax County Approves Continued Study of Proposed Tysons Bus Rapid Transit

A new bus route in Tysons is one step closer to becoming a reality. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday (Feb. 23) to move forward with a…
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Loudoun

Signs go up at First Watch restaurant in Leesburg

The restaurant is under construction in the Marketplace at Potomac Station shopping plaza.

Two Loudoun County residents face off on “Name That Tune”

The episode aired last week and included a contestant from Ashburn and a contestant from Purcellville.

VCU student from Loudoun Co. dead; fraternity suspended

The death of a Loudoun County, Virginia, native and student at Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday has prompted an investigation into one of the university’s fraternities. Adam Oakes, a 19-year-old…

JOANN Fabrics store joining Lidl at Sterling shopping center

The Sugarland Crossing shopping center on Route 7 in Sterling has another anchor store on the way, joining the Burlington Coat Factory and the under-construction Lidl discount grocery store. The…

Police investigating death of 19-year-old VCU student from Loudoun County, fraternity suspended

Virginia Commonwealth University announced Sunday that it had suspended Delta Chi fraternity. The school declined to say whether Adam Oakes was a member.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Feb. 23-28 games

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Independence, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools are each 1-0 to start the 2021 spring football season.

Loudoun County teen dies after fraternity rush event

Adam Oakes was a recent graduate of Potomac Falls High School.

Loudoun County teen dies after VCU fraternity event

Adam Oakes was a recent graduate of Potomac Falls High School.

Police investigating death of Virginia Commonwealth student from Loudoun County

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police said on Sunday they're investigating the death of a Virginia Commonwealth University student in off-campus housing this weekend.

Police investigating death of Virginia Commonwealth University student from Loudoun County

VCU also announced on Sunday that it had suspended Delta Chi fraternity. The school declined to say whether Oakes was a member.

VCU student from Loudoun County dies in fraternity hazing incident, family says

A Virginia Commonwealth University student from Loudoun County died this weekend in what his family described as a hazing incident, Richmond.com reports.

VCU student from Loudoun Co. dead, fraternity suspended pending investigation

The death of a Loudoun County, Virginia, native and student at Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday has prompted an investigation into one of the university’s fraternities. Adam Oakes, an 18-year-old…
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Alexandria

‘We miss them so much:’ Return to school mixes COVID protocols, poignancy

Teachers preparing bulletin boards and enthusiastically welcoming students back to school is something that happens every year, but in March 2021, as children go back to physical classrooms for the…

Police arrest 1 driver, search for others after Beltway drag race

Police are looking for three people involved in a drag race Saturday night on the Capital Beltway, after arresting one driver. Amanda Paga, spokeswoman for Alexandria police, said the cars…

Got ‘Em: Alexandria Police Department Make Arrest, Clocking Cars at 105 mph in Road Race Near I-495 and Telegraph Road

(Adobe photo licensed to The Zebra Press)ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Police Department made an arrest in connection with a high-speed vehicle race this weekend on I-495. On Saturday, February…

Got ‘Em: Alexandria Police Department Makes Arrest, Clocking Cars at 105 mph in Road Race Near I-495 and Telegraph Road

(Adobe photo licensed to The Zebra Press)ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Police Department made an arrest in connection with a high-speed vehicle race this weekend on I-495. On Saturday, February…

DASH to Resume Fare Collection, Front-Door Boarding March 15

Zebra file photoALEXANDRIA, VA-Beginning Monday, March 15, DASH will begin fare collection and front-door boarding on buses. The cost per trip will be $2. “This policy change brings us closer…

House Calls: INOVA Medical Has Vaccinated Over 100 Seniors Homebound in Alexandria

INOVA Medical House Call Nurse Stephanie administers the vaccine to a patient in her home. (Photo: INOVA Medical)ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Inova Medical House Calls Program has vaccinated more than…

On Exhibit: Floral Expressions by Robert F. Murray and Russian Master Otari at River Farm

“Rose Bouquet”, acrylic on canvas by Otari. (Photo: Kelly MacConomy)Alexandria, VA – After falling back in the autumn, and with winter’s chilling bones bearing down relentlessly last month, nothing is…

Youth Volunteering: Do You Need Community Service Hours for School?

Breaks With Impact teaches students on spring break about issues Alexandria faces and how they can help solve them. Photo: Volunteer Alexandria)By Cordell Fields Alexandria, VA – As Spring Break…

Old Town North: The Seeds of Yesteryear Transform as Community Blossoms

The popular St. Elmo’s of Del Ray has opened a second location in Old Town North : with a chic layout, and delicious menu. (Laura Hatcher Photography)By Margaret Townsend Alexandria,…

Memories and Musings: Climate Change

Lucy and Sarah Soulliere at the 2017 March For Science, Capitol Mall, Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jeanne Tiff)Alexandria, VA – The subject of climate change and what we can possibly do…

Alexandria Mindfulness Educator Is Helping Train Police Departments Nationwide

Gina Rollo White, founder of Mindful Junkie, specializes in Tactical Brain Training®, Mindfulness for First Responders. (Photo: Sarah Marcella @smcimage)Alexandria, VA – Police reform might be a controversial topic. Mindfulness,…

Alexandra Wong: Her Inspiring Story of Overcoming Bullying and Hearing Loss

What’s Next for the TED Talking Neuroscience Student Alexandria, VA – Eighteen-year-old Alexandra “Zandy” Wong, Alexandria resident and freshman at Johns Hopkins University, was born with a deformed bone in…
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