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Child Pornography Yields 16-Year Prison Sentence

Patrick Joseph Friedel, 29, of Arlington was sentenced Friday, April 24, to 192 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release for the production and possession of child pornography.

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Class of 2015: Arlington Has New Tree Stewards

Tree Stewards volunteer to keep communities green.

Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria graduated a class of 20 new Tree Stewards on April 14.

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Sharing Health Tips in Springfield

Springfield Community Day brings together health and fun.

Northern Virginia Community College students got a chance to showcase their knowledge about health and fitness during Springfield Community Day held at the NVCC Medical Campus on Saturday, April 18. Sarah Young and her classmates Trista Johnson and Andrea Diaz, dispensed information about the importance of dental hygiene and urged everyone to visit the dentist every six months. “Toothbrushing can’t reach everywhere. A lot of dental issues you don’t feel or you don’t have pain until it’s too late and you lose that tooth,” said Young.

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Not Enough Progress Made on Affordable Housing in Alexandria

Alexandria Needs Assessment finds affordable housing severely lacking.

The 2010 City Council Strategic Plan laid out seven main goals for the city’s long-term development. Goal number one was to “achieve a net increase in the number of dedicated affordable rental and ownership units in the city by 2015.”

Transurban Begins Grant Program for Express Lanes Corridor Nonprofits

Transurban, the company that operates the 95 and 495 Express lanes, announced earlier this month the launch of a community grant program for non-profit organizations working in or benefiting the Express Lanes corridor.