Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


Reston: Police Need Help in Identifying Reston Robbery Suspect

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial robbery that occurred in the 7-11 convenience store located at 2303 Soapstone Drive #C, on Friday, May 20.

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This Week in Herndon

Weekly happenings in Herndon.

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Springfield: Suspects Arrested in May 21 Armed Robbery Case

Three days after an armed robbery and gunfight that broke out in Springfield’s Brookfield Plaza, Fairfax County Police announced Tuesday, May 24, that two men have been arrested in connection with the case.

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Rare Sun Blesses 44th Clifton Fairfax Homes Tour

Braun home breathes history and inviting warmth.

May 19 was far from the first time Richard and Jane Elizabeth Braun of Fairfax have opened up their home to numerous guests.

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Springfield Days Returns to the Sweet Spot

Market Expo, PetFest, Cardboard Regatta among community festivities.

Springfield resident Ron Hilbig’s small business Turtle Hill Originals was supposed to be a fun retirement job. Now in his second year of creating custom decorative mirrors, picture frames and treasures boxes, he still works full time as communications director at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield.

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Fairfax County: Supervisors Review Use of Force Guidelines

Public Safety Committee meets before June 21 vote: gun carry positions, release of information, body cameras discussed.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is standing by its Chief of Police and his department.

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McLean: Nearing Consensus on Dead Run?

The beauty of Dead Run Stream Valley Park in McLean was on full display last Thursday, May 19.

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Inside the Alexandria Police Department: Graduation

An occasional series, drawn from the Alexandria Citizen’s Police Academy.

After 10 weeks of education in the role of the Alexandria Citizens’ Police Academy, 16 students graduated from the program.

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Alexandria: Ethics Pledge Passes

Limited Code of Conduct and ethics reform.

For now, the Ethics Pledge battle is over. City Council received the Code of Conduct revisions and the proposed Ethics Pledge at its May 18 meeting, to be reviewed and to determine the next steps. But while Mayor Allison Silberberg had struggled for months to get reform pushed through opposition on the council, there was one last surprise: passing it.

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Alexandria: GospelFest Seeks To End Hunger with Song

Alexandria-gospelFEST brings people together.

Alexandria inaugurated a two-day gospel fest on May 20-21 at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center on Cameron Street. Alexandria-gospelFEST showcased Alexandria’s heritage of gospel music.

Alexandria Snapshot: Volunteer Effort

More than 800 Rebuilding Together Alexandria volunteers spread out across the city on April 30 to provide free repairs and upgrades to more than 40 low-income homeowners during National Rebuilding Day, a national day of service with 10,000 volunteers nationwide focused on revitalizing communities.

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Alexandria Snapshot: New Deputies

Seven new deputies with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office were sworn in on Thursday, May 19 at the Alexandria Courthouse.

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Alexandria: Hotel’s New Design and Restaurant

Kimpton Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria officially reopened its doors May 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception to show off a new design and restaurant.

Alexandria: Free Cone Day Benefits CFNC

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day in Old Town — after 8,200 ice cream cones were scooped — raised $2,191.42 to support The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) on April 12.

Alexandria: Access National Bank Expanding into City

Access National Bank is expanding its branch network into Alexandria. The new office, located in the Carlyle District at 2050 Ballenger Ave. will open in late summer of 2016, pending customary approval by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.