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Arlington News

Arlington County Board Resolves to Achieve Equity in Policies, Budgetary Decisions

The Arlington County Board today committed County Government to developing an equitable approach to decision-making, with the goal of eliminating disparities in outcomes. The Board unanimously adopted a resolution committing…

Arlington Sets Ambitious Goals in Updated Community Energy Plan

Sets goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 Government operations to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2025 Community to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2035 Considering energy equity during implementation…

Board Approves Westmont Shopping Center Redevelopment

250 apartments 22,500 sq. ft. ground floor retail Commercial Form Based Code project A new six-story apartment building and ground floor retail will replace an aging shopping center and surface…

Coalition of visual artists to open Arlington studios to public

VISUAL-ART STUDIO TOUR SLATED: The second annual Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour will run Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at venues across Arlington.

Arlington Police Warn of Potential Traffic Nightmare Monday Morning

(Updated at 3:40 p.m.) Planned climate change protests in D.C. may cause major disruptions during Monday morning’s commute. Arlington County Police are warning those driving into the District to expect…

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Possible Traffic Disruptions During Monday Morning Commute

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Capital Region may experience traffic disruptions during the morning commute on Monday, September 23, 2019, due to protests in Washington D.C. Commuters are encouraged to…

Arlington Building Owners Are Often Struggling to Fill Vacant Retail Space

Owners of mixed-use buildings in Arlington are struggling to find tenants for ground floor retail space, and instead have been seeking permission to fill the space with other uses. The Arlington…

APS still sorting through some start-of-year transportation kinks

Arlington school officials continue to work out start-of-school transportation kinks, with a goal of having everything running as expected by the end of the month.

New student-verification process in Arlington moving forward

Arlington school officials say a new, higher-tech effort to gather requisite start-of-school information from parents is moving forward as expected.

Crime Report: September 20, 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…

Spoiler Alert: We Now Know What’s in the Ballston Time Capsule

If you want to remain in the dark about the contents of the mysterious Ballston time capsule, which is set to be opened next year, read no further. Melinda Schaedig, who…

Arlington to Celebrate Clarendon Day And Two Other Festivals Saturday

Clarendon Day and two other festivals will take to Arlington streets on Saturday, prompting celebrations, road closures, and delicious food all around. The massive Clarendon Day street festival which draws tens…
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Fairfax

Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash in Franconia

Franconia Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred around 5:50 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Officers responded to the area of…

Book sale at the library opens Thursday

Find thousands of high-quality used books, CDs, DVDs, video games, and so much more at the George Mason Friends Fall Book Sale Sept. 26-29. The sale is held at George…

4 dead in tragic Saturday on Maryland, Virginia roads

An unusually deadly weekend on the D.C. region’s roads claimed four lives across suburban Maryland and Virginia in four separate fatal incidents, two of which involved a vehicle leaving the…

1 dead after car crashes into tree in Fairfax county

Three additional passengers were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Northbound Telegraph Road remains closed.        

Planning Commission approves Merrifield Suburban Study – with a few key changes

A proposed comprehensive plan amendment would greatly expand the Inova Center for Public Health.Planning Commission approved an amendment to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan for the Merrifield Suburban Center Sept.…

Local region sees higher median sales prices for condos

The median sales price of condominiums across the Washington area during the first quarter of 2019 rose 3 percent – higher than the rate of increase for single-family homes in…

Colvin Run Elementary again lauded for environmental education

Colvin Run Elementary School is one of 67 schools across the commonwealth to be recognized as a “Virginia Naturally” school for their environmental-education programs.

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Civil War Show at Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge Saturday

Civil War Show and Sale will be held on Sunday, September 22 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.Read Civil War Show at Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge Saturday on Falls Church News-Press…

Vienna town government to charge more for bad checks

Vienna Town Council members on Sept. 16 unanimously agreed to increase the fee for passing bad checks to the town from $20 to $25.

Top tips for early fall gardening

Summer may be winding down, but a new opportunity to garden is just beginning. Plenty of vegetables and flowers can be grown successfully in late summer and well into fall,…

How to elevate your home’s place in the neighborhood

A two-level front and rear elevation expansion to a 60-year-old rambler has won a “Contractor of the year” award (CotY) for Nash Design Build and Homes.
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Prince William

How the opioid crisis impacts families, public services across the region

Stafford Branch of the NAACP will hold 3 campaign forums

All three candidate forums will start at 6:30 p.m. and be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg (UUFF), at 25 Chalice Circle in South Stafford County.

Northam in Woodbridge, announces new Amazon cloud learning partnership

It’s called AWS Educate, and it’s billed as the future of learning the ins and outs of cloud computing in Virginia.

Dale Wayne Fox was found dead in a Prince William jail

Jail officers found Fox in his jail cell at 9:36 a.m. today at Prince William – Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center (ADC)

Inmate found dead in Manassas detention center

Prince William County police are investigating after an inmate jailed in Manassas, Virginia, was found dead Saturday morning. Police responded to the Prince William – Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center…

Police: jail inmate’s death under investigation

The death of a 34-year-old Fredericksburg man who was found unresponsive at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center is under investigation, according to police.

Details on ‘huge’ and ‘transformational’ plans to run more VRE trains

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has "huge" and "transformational" plans for Virginia's only commuter rail service. 

Blooms Park replaces Generals Ridge Golf Course. Here’s how it got its name.

Manassas Park has opened its newest, passive park, replacing a failed golf course once operated by Prince William County.

Manassas teen killed in Fauquier crash

A 19-year-old man has died as the result of a two-vehicle crash in Fauquier County yesterday afternoon. The accident occurred on Va. 612 (Brent Town Road), about a half mile…

Traffic shift on U.S. Route 1 in Woodbridge on Monday

Traffic will be shifting on U.S. Route 1 in Woodbridge on Monday as part of the Route 1 widening project.

Police: Man arrested in Texas in sexual assault of Woodbridge child

Police have made an arrest in connection with a warrant issued almost a year ago for the sexual assault a Woodbridge child reported to school staff members in 2018.

Critter Corner: Waiting Rooms, Not Worry Rooms

Over the years I have seen many things at vet clinics that could lead to bad things happening. I have watched dogs be allowed to go after other dogs (the…
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Reston / Herndon

Community Yard Sale and More This Weekend in Reston

Reston Association is hosting a community yard sale tomorrow (Saturday). Eighty families will gather to sell a variety of items from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Families will set up…

Planning Commission Approves Isaac Newton Square Redevelopment Plan

The Fairfax County Planning Commission unanimously approved a plan to redevelop Isaac Newton Square Thursday night, green-lighting another major mixed-use development near the Wiehe-Reston East Metro Station. APA Properties is…

Report: Metro Orders Silver Line Builder to Halt Test Train Runs

Metro officials have stopped Capital Rail Constructors from running test trains on the Silver due to concerns about construction flaws. The Washington Post reports that metro officials want to complete…

Charity Walk to Help People Affected by Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis

An upcoming walk aims to raise money to assist people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Take Steps, a national organization, plans to host charity walk on Saturday, Oct. 5,…

New Lakeside Pharmacy Icons Exhibit Installed at Lake Anne Plaza

  After more than a year of restoration and fundraising, the Reston Historic Trust & Museum has installed new historic icons to honor Lakeside Pharmacy, one of the first businesses…

Domestic Violence Action Center Open in Herndon

A new Domestic Violence Action Center is now open in Herndon. The center will offer advocacy services as part of the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center (1086 Elden Street). Before the…

Del. Ken Plum: Legislating by Skulduggery

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. Last week while…

Two Rabid Animals Found in Herndon

Two animals located less than a mile apart have tested positive for rabies, according to the Fairfax County Health Department. Health officials are urging residents to stay away from wild…

Amid Concern, Campus Commons Continues to Court Approval of Local Planning Committee

New York-based TF Cornerstone will return to receive the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee’s blessing for its plan to redevelop nearly 12 acres of land near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station…

IHOP to Open in Herndon Centre in October

IHOP, an American pancake house restaurant chain that specializes in breakfast options, is opening next month in Herndon. The restaurant is expected to open in Herdon Centre, which is located…

Gas Leak Caused by Crash with Construction Excavator

Sunrise Valley Drive was closed yesterday (Tuesday) near the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride garage, causing major back-ups in both directions. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says a construction excavator hit…

Following Amazon’s Move, Jurisdictions Band Together to Form ‘Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance’

Ten jurisdictions from Northern Virginia are banding together to form the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance. The regional partnership formalized earlier this week after successfully joining together to bid on…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Tysons After Dark: Where to Find Pepperoni Pizza Around Tysons

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…

Real Vienna Police Warn About Fake Police Phone Scams

The Vienna Police Department wants people to beware fraudulent calls from people pretending to be Vienna police officers. A man reported one such scam call last Friday, Sept. 13, around…

Pupatella Pizza Coming to Mosaic District

A Neapolitan pizza place plans to open a new location in the Mosaic District. Pupatella, a local Italian pizza chain, put up signage announcing their new location at 140 Penny…

New Space for Fabric Artists Now Open in Falls Church

A community space for textile and fabric arts is now open in the City of Falls Church. TINT opened last weekend at 417 W. Broad Street, Suite 100, according to a…

Tysons-Pimmit Library May Soon Have New Bronze Sculpture

Locals may spot a new sculpture outside Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library in the near future. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is slated to approve a public art donation from Promila and Krishan…

Falls Church Residents Join Nationwide Climate Change Strike

About 40 protesters joined a climate strike this morning in Falls Church as part of a nationwide climate change strike ahead of the UN Climate Change panel. Protesters gathered outside of Brown’s Hardware (100…

Tysons Partnership Tailgate Raising Money for Group Helping Homeless Teens

A local organization is hosting a charity tailgate to help people who are experiencing homelessness and struggling youths. The Tysons Partnership event will have live music from the Decades Band, beer and…

7-Eleven to Celebrate Grand Opening Friday in Tysons Corner Center

Tysons’ new 7-Eleven plans to host a grand opening party tomorrow (Friday) for customers. Located on the first level of Tysons Corner Center, the convenience store will celebrate with festivities,…

Woman-Owned Consulting Firm Moves from Arlington to Tysons

A woman-owned consulting firm recently announced that it packed up its boxes and moved its headquarters from Arlington to Tysons. Founded in 2004, eGlobalTech provides management consulting and IT solutions. The company…

Developers Behind The Mile Propose New Athletic Field in Tysons

Tysons may soon get a new athletic field in connection to The Mile development. The developers behind the previously approved The Mile project now want to create a youth-sized athletic…

Check Out Our Upcoming Sister Site Covering Alexandria

Tysons Reporter will soon have a sister site in Alexandria. In case you were wondering why former editor Vernon Miles has had fewer and fewer bylines on Tysons Reporter, he is…

Tysons Partnership Begins Work on Rebranding Efforts

Tysons is poised to have a revamped brand early next year with a more “sophisticated” approach than water tank decals and streetlight banners. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is…
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Loudoun

Virginia GOP renews call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Republican lawmakers in Virginia are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state’s Democratic lieutenant governor.

Loudoun Co. teacher on leave amid private school misconduct probe

Loudoun County, Virginia, public school officials have placed a high school teacher on leave while they review allegations of misconduct over two decades ago at a D.C. private school. Eugene…

Defense stands strong in Loudoun County’s 17-7 win over Loudoun Valley

The host Loudoun County Raiders defeated the Loudoun Valley Vikings 17-7 in a defensive clash between Dulles District teams at newly-dedicated Sonny Pearson Stadium on Friday night in Leesburg.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Week 4 Scoreboard

Briar Woods, John Champe, Loudoun County, Riverside, Tuscarora and Woodgrove high schools earned wins Friday night during the fourth week of the 2019 varsity football season.

Riding toward a cure for multiple myeloma

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School spokesman Wayde Byard was a roadie for Queen

Byard is interviewed in the latest issue of Ashburn Magazine.

Best ways to celebrate the Halloween season

(BPT) - Everyone in the family loves to celebrate Halloween, so why not make the most of it? There’s plenty you can do together to extend the Halloween magic for…

Loudoun County supervisors defer red flag law stance until November

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is holding off on any definitive position on so-called red flag laws until November.

Fire safety tips that could help save your life

(BPT) - Having working smoke alarms in your home is as important as wearing a seatbelt in your car. It’s a necessity that protects you and your loved ones. According…

5 tips for hosting an award-winning viewing party

(BPT) - Whether it’s the long-awaited premiere of your favorite drama, the return of a hyped reality series, or this season’s big award show, there’s always a reason to gather…

Know the Facts about Spinocerebellar Ataxia and a New Clinical Study [Infographic]

(BPT) - Ataxia, a rare and progressive neurological disease, affects nearly 150,000 people in the U.S. A new clinical study will measure if troriluzole, an investigational drug, will improve ataxia…

Virginia’s Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement.
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Alexandria

Join a Committee to Claim Alexandria’s Equal Justice Initiative Monument

Kiara Boone, Deputy Director of Community Education for The Equal Justice Initiative, speaks at Charles Houston Recreation Center on the Equal Justice Initiative Project, Sept. 21, 2019. (Photo: Elizabeth MoscosoAlexandria,…

Goodwin House Reaches Goal: 100 Percent of Staff Are Dementia Friends

Goodwin House Alexandria (Courtesy photo)Alexandria, VA – As the number of Virginians with dementia grows, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) has taken a dramatic step to expand the Dementia friendly environment…

Studio Antiques and Fine Art Closing By End of the Year

Studio Antiques and Fine Art (Photo: Matthew Thompson)Alexandria, VA – Studio Antiques and Fine Art has been an Old Town staple for nearly 40 years! Inside the townhouse-turned-shop at 524…

Erin Marie McPherson (Garner) dies at 30

Erin Marie McPherson (Garner), age 30, passed away on Sept. 13, 2019, from complications related to her heart. She was a newlywed, having met her soulmate, Fairfax County police officer…

Seniors: Optimizing sight for a lifetime

By Sean Curry As people age, reading the fine print on the soup can or subtitles on the TV may become more difficult than they once were. Minor vision loss…

Alexandria’s Ryan Wallace attends National Miracle League All-Star games

By Mac Slover Ryan Wallace (Courtesy Photo)Ryan Wallace, youth player in the Miracle League of Alexandria, represented the city at the 2019 National Miracle League All-Star games in Sioux City,…

Del Ray Farmers’ Market celebrates 25 years

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com  The Del Ray Farmers’ Market 25th anniversary recipe book. (Photo Credit: Deb Riley)Established in 1994, the Del Ray Farmers’ Market has been offering fruits, vegetables,…

Believe in Ghosts? You Will After the Ghost and Graveyard Walking Tour in Old Town!

Alexandria Colonial Tours Guide Olivia Haller tells a story in Old Town. (Photo: Elizabeth Moscoso)Alexandria, VA – Have you heard the chilling story of the unintentional and unfortunate invention of…

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with eBooks in Spanish. Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con libros electrónicos en español. http://ow.ly/KzAT50wgtfu pic.twitter.com/jwkFGHSlgx

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with eBooks in Spanish. Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con libros electrónicos en español. http://ow.ly/KzAT50wgtfu  pic.twitter.com/jwkFGHSlgx

Arlington, Alexandria home prices continue to climb

In this Aug. 16, 2019, photo a for sale signs beckon buyers to a home in Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)There is no slowdown in rising home prices in Virginia’s Arlington…

Alexandria’s Ryan Wallace Dazzles at the National Miracle League All-Star Games in Iowa!

Ryan Wallace, NML All-Star (Courtesy photo)Alexandria, VA – Alexandria’s Ryan Wallace, youth player in the Miracle League of Alexandria (MLA) represented the City of Alexandria at 2019 National Miracle League…

Ten jurisdictions form Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Ten Northern Virginia localities have joined to form the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, the new alliance announced on Monday. The alliance is composed of…
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Northern Virginia Discussion

How to deal with Opossum under deck? (Fairfax: house, neighborhood)

Hello everyone, I need advise, please! I have an Opossum living under my deck - our Ring camera caught it coming and going through our backyard at night. I don't…

Cord of Wood

Anyone know a company who will deliver a cord of chopped wood to Loudoun Co. (Middleburg) and will stack it in my back yard, too? (yes, I am lazy.)

transform 66 outside beltway – considering gainesville move

My wife and I are considering moving from Centreville to Gainesville (or Haymarket) area to support our expanding and extended family. While we would love to stay in the Centreville…

Getting private wells tested?

Hello all! I live in the sticks in Spotsylvania, and have only been in this home for 2yrd. We get water from a private well on property, which has recently…

Affordable apts/ towns in around Alexandria or Arlington? (Annandale, Springfield: apartment complexes, rental)

Hello! I have family member that is moving from MD and looking or a place relatively quickly around the Arlington, Alexandria area. The family member works in Arlington and currently…

VRE – Spotsylvania to L’Enfant Plaza

Does anyone do the daily VRE commute from Spotsylvania to L'Enfant Plaza? If so, can you tell me more about your experience with taking the VRE from such a long…

Affordable Areas To Buy Homes?

Edit... Forget this post. Was looking for affordable DC housing. Quickly realized DC/NOVA isn't for working people. It's for the super rich. The commute is killing me but I guess…

influx of new people (Washington: big house, neighborhoods, buy)

I am reguraly seeing new people looking to move here for new jobs, etc but dont think many people are moving out to balance this out..This is going to cause…

Moving from Sterling to either Vienna or Ashburn

Hi CD, Once again i could use your wisdom, folks. We're currently living in a 2500 4 bed 3.5 bath home in sterling. Ive done lots of upgrades to the…

Is this even remotely possible? (Burke, Manassas: 2013, rental, condo)

Thanks in advance for all of the sage advice, this forum has been a great resource over the years We are looking at taking a promotion in DC and we're…

Townhouses in our neighborhood are slow to sell and have many price drops (Arlington: for sale, real estate market)

I have been watching the sales of townhouses in our neighborhood of Kingstowne in Northern VA. Six months ago the neighbor put her house up for sale and within 3…

Northern Virginia home sales hit 14-year high, and Amazons a factor (Arlington: for sale, real estate market)

Northern Virginia home sales hit 14-year high, and Amazons a factor "The number of home sales in Northern Virginia hit the highest April level in 14 years last month, and…
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