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Commentary: Scrap Toll Plan

This letter [dated July 21] is to respectfully request that you terminate plans to place a toll on I-66 inside the Beltway to fund the walking trails, bike paths and other multi-modal projects inside the Beltway described in your March 12, 2015 public presentation on this subject.

Centreville: Homes Instead of Offices at Trinity Centre

Developer wants to build 355 apartments at the Trinity Centre.

As the area office market continues to stall, more and more land-use applications are proposing to replace planned office uses with residential communities. One of the latest proposals is at the Trinity Centre, off Route 29, in Centreville.

Centreville/Chantilly Roundups for the Week of July 29

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, July 30, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.

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Chantilly: Getting a Look At Officer Training

Residents tour county’s Criminal Justice Academy.

About 30 local residents recently got a behind-the-scenes look at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy. They learned what recruits go through to become police officers and participated in a training scenario.

Potomac: Focusing on Accessible Taxicab Services

The County Council approved bills Tuesday, July 28, to provide opportunities to have more taxicabs available and address working conditions for some drivers.

Arlington: Seeing Red

Arlington County approves new retail plan.

After nearly four years, Arlington’s new retail plan passed through the County Board on a 4-1 vote. But despite its “flexible new approach,” many in the county took issue with the plan’s restrictive “Red Streets.”

A View from Wiehle-Reston: D.C. Gets Closer

Taking a train from Reston: Commuters express satisfaction and some criticism.

These are some of the mixed emotions coming to light in conversations with commuters reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the new Silver Line Metro operation.

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‘Impressive’ Change

Commuters discuss conveniences of Silver Line.

July 26 marked the first anniversary of the Metro’s Silver Line opening.

Happy Birthday Silver Line, and Many More

Reactions to the $3 billion project up and down the line.

”Herndon is ready,” said Mayor Lisa Merkel, regarding Herndon’s future Silver Line stop. Merkel dubbed Herndon, “A Next Generation Small Town.”

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Happy Birthday Silver Line, and Many More

Reactions to the $3 billion project up and down the line.

”Herndon is ready,” said Mayor Lisa Merkel, regarding Herndon’s future Silver Line stop. Merkel dubbed Herndon, “A Next Generation Small Town.”

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Arlington: Program Targets 'Deadbeats'

Arlington County pursues child support payments.

You should always pay your child support. But if you live in Arlington, you might want to take special care that the check in the mail makes it out on time. If you’ve been ignoring the court warnings about falling behind on payments, there’s a good chance your face could be on the Arlington Sheriff’s Office’s “Deadbeat Parents” wall.

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Arlington: TACT Finishes Run with ‘Twelve Angry Men’

After 20 years of local theater productions, company set to close shop.

The American Century Theater (TACT) in Arlington is staging "Twelve Angry Men" as its final play, now through Aug. 8, at Gunston Theatre Two — culminating 20 years of staging local theater productions, and finishing off with the one show that began it all.

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Burke: Terra Centre Elementary School Renovation Nearly Completed

Molly Field, of Burke, is going on her 13th year as a Terra Centre Elementary School parent. Her third of three children will be in sixth grade there this fall. And though the educational experience hasn’t been lacking for her, friends have referred to the school as “The Shire,” a subtle dig at the mid-1970s design to be more efficient and environmentally friendly by using a green roof and sealing off many opportunities for natural light in favor of heating and cooling cost savings.

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Springfield Athlete to Compete in Special Olympics World Games

Karen Dickerson has run 16 marathons, well on the way to reaching her goal of completing one in every state in America. At 29, Dickerson has been a Special Olympics athlete for 18 years.

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Fairfax Station: New Christ Church to open in August

This is what the founders of Christ Church first envisioned in the mid-1980s. Though they first met in elementary schools, including Silverbrook Elementary school in Fairfax Station, the idea was always to form a regional church with a major road presence, said the current church executive director Debra Merrill.