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County Budget Approved

Bulova calls the budget a “booster shot.”

When the Board of Supervisors approved the budget on Tuesday, April 26, they increased taxes by about $300 for the average homeowner and increased funding for schools by 5 percent.

Vienna Crime Reports

Notable incidents from the Town of Vienna Police Department from April 22-28.

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Burke: April 2016 Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

Burke Junction: Guinea Road and Zion Drive area. The site plan for a development of 17 single-family homes has been approved and the developer expects to start clear land at the end of April.

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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton: April 2016 Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

Ox Road Estates around Adare Drive: An infill project of ten single-family homes is under construction.

Springfield: April Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

The Bonefish Grille parking lot area has been approved by the Lee District land use committee and Fairfax County planning commission for construction of several new mixed use structures: Ground level would be retail with residential above.

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Mount Vernon: Projects Reshaping the Area

Include commercial, residential and historic.

The Huntington Club Condominium Association is reviewing developer bids for a new mixed-use project that would include 1,200 to 1,800 housing units, 600,000 to 1 million square-feet of office space and 127,000 square-feet of retail space.

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Mount Vernon: Burgundy School Celebrates 70th Anniversary on Earth Day

Sickles and Burgundy alum Krizek read proclamation.

Clumps of students, from kindergarteners to eighth-graders, gradually emerged from the woods to fill up a scenic outdoor amphitheater that serves as the Burgundy Farm Country Day School’s assembly hall. They gathered on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day and the school’s 70th anniversary.

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Burke and Fairfax: Young Artist with Autism Shows Work at Our Daily Bread’s “Artful Living”

“HERE MY WORK IS YELLING AT THE STONE INSIDE THAT REFUSES TO LEAVE MY SOUL AND BODY IN PEACE.” Those are 16-year-old Fairfax resident Ben Breaux’s words that accompanied his mixed-media painting “The Kidney Stone” at the April 23 juried art contest and Our Daily Bread fundraiser “Artful Living.”

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Fairfax Station: Fourth annual Fragile X walk raises $55,000 for molecular bank for research

Jimi Grande of Fairfax Station may never get to teach his ten-year-old son Jimmo to throw a baseball. Jimmo was born with effects from an inherited genetic mutation called Fragile X that can cause moderate to severe mental impairment and learning disabilities, and is linked to autism spectrum disorder.

Call for Candidates for RCA Board

Reston Citizens Association (RCA) announced elections between May 20 and June 20 for four district seats on its board of directors.

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Reston Outlook: Open Space Forever

Rescue Reston and all involved Restonians honored Sunday for fighting to preserve Reston National Golf Course.

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly told the Speaker of the House about Rescue Reston, Reston citizens and Robert E. Simon Jr. and his vision.

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Herndon Outlook: What Comes Next?

Land development and construction in Herndon.

McLean: Walkway Completed on Traffic Island at Spring Hill and Lewinsville Roads

On April 21, Supervisor John Foust, County Park Authority staff, and representatives from Dominion Virginia Power and the Lewinsville Coalition, celebrated the recent completion of a walkway across the traffic island located at the intersection of Spring Hill Road and Lewinsville Road.

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McLean Outlook: Saving Trees While Building Houses

Developers at the third annual McLean Tree Forum surprised some audience members with their appreciation for trees.

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McLean: They Serve, Too – Gala Benefits Children of Military Personnel

When a military parent is deployed, things change for the family left to wait. Sometimes it’s financial, especially for the families of National Guard and Reserve service members.

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