Cansler Lawyer Calls for More Investigations into Rose Hill Taser Incident

Elton Cansler of Alexandria was arrested on Sept. 24 for committing larceny and assaulting a police officer, an incident captured on two independent witnesses’ mobile phones during which the Fairfax County Police Officer used a taser to force him to comply with orders.

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FoodRaiser to Be Held Nov. 8 in Fairfax, Partnered with Lorton Nonprofit and Our Daily Bread

Community members of all ages are preparing to gather to take a stand against hunger and need in the Fairfax County area at Our Daily Bread (ODB) and Lorton Community Action Center’s (LCAC) Complete the Circle FoodRaiser, to be held from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 on the Practice Field at Fairfax High School (3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax).

SafeSpot Welcomes New Executive Director

Michele Thames, the new executive director of SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center, brought a furry assistant when she recently joined the organization in Fairfax County. Her professionally trained facility dog Pecos worked with her previously at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters child abuse program in Norfolk.

Fairfax: Matthew Sentenced to Three Life Terms in Prison

‘Cruel and Savage Sexual Predator’

It took 10 years, but a former City of Fairfax resident got justice at last when the man who brutally assaulted and nearly killed her a decade ago finally received his punishment.

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Fairfax Reaches ‘A Significant Milestone in the Journey’ to Affordable Housing

City adopts an official affordable-housing policy.

The City of Fairfax welcomes developers wanting to build new homes here, but it also wants lower-income families to have places to live, too.

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“They’re Not Alone”

New domestic violence victims screening tool launches in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County is taking a step forward to reduce the deaths among victims of domestic violence. According to the police department, county domestic violence hotlines receive over 240 calls each month.

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New Tolls on I-66: Will That Help?

New Tolls presented as the first step to reducing heavy traffic on I-66, some voice doubts.

On Oct. 5, VDOT held one of several ongoing meetings discussing a new Multimodal Project to reduce traffic on Route I-66, the only interstate in the country limited to HOV usage during rush hour.

Area Roundups

Events and happenings in Burke, Fairfax, Lorton and Springfield.

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Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Celebrates Collaboration

Mayor announces free health clinic to be held Nov. 16.

At Alexandria’s Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria, many volunteers from many backgrounds gave their time and joined forces to solve problems some Alexandrians did not even know they had.

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Raise the Roof: RTA Hosts Fundraiser

RTA hosts annual fundraiser.

A competitive cornhole tournament helped “raise the roof” as Rebuilding Together Alexandria held its annual fundraiser Sept. 24 at Port City Brewing.

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Alexandria: New Heights Approved for Oakville Triangle

Building height restrictions along Route 1 traded for affordable housing and park renovations.

For visitors to Alexandria from Arlington or D.C., Route 1 serves as the first gateway into the city.

Severance Trial Begins in Alexandria

The six week trial of Charles Severance, accused of three homicides in Alexandria, began in Fairfax County on Oct. 5.

Alexandria: What’s in a Write-in Name?

City’s Electoral Board to determine “intent of the vote.”

Despite being dead for 10 years now, Rosa Parks is virtually uncontested on the Democratic ticket for mayor of Alexandria.

Alexandria: Keep Moving Forward

Euille: Keep moving forward.

William Euille has a legacy.

Letter: The Experience Argument

Recently, the cadre of hard-edged political supporters of current Mayor Euille have attempted to use the argument of “lack of experience” to disqualify Democratic Primary winner Allison Silberberg.