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The Safeway Four: Armed Robbers Sentenced

Three defendants sentenced to 35 years each; another sentenced to 12 years.

It was a crime that shocked Old Town, an armed robbery that rattled a neighborhood where most of the illicit activity is limited to petty theft from unlocked vehicles.

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Across Northern Virginia, Men Pull Larger Paychecks than Women

Trend is more prominent in wealthier areas.

When Lola Arce de Quintela first moved to Oakton 20 years ago, she noticed something about the way men and women arranged their professional careers around their family lives in Northern Virginia. Men took high-powered jobs with large paychecks, while women often dropped out of the workforce to take care of growing families. If women had full-time jobs, she says, they would often select positions that were not as demanding so they could focus their time and attention on their children while husbands and fathers pulled in six-figure salaries.

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Riches from RAGS Exhibit to Open at ArtSpace Herndon

Fine art by the 11 artists of Reston Art Gallery & Studios (RAGS) will be featured in a special exhibit, Riches from RAGS, at ArtSpace Herndon from Tuesday, July 29 until Sunday, Aug. 24.

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Wiehle-Reston East Opens for Metro Riders

Fairfax County holds open house at Reston garage.

Fairfax County held an open house at the Wiehle-Reston East Garage on July 19 to show potential Metro riders access and parking options.

A New Approach to Adoptions at AWLA

New Approach to Adoptions

People seeking to adopt animals from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria may notice some changes in the shelter's approach to adoptions. By partnering with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to evaluate its adoption process, AWLA discovered that some of its previous policies and procedures were likely screening out people who could have been great adopters.

Week in Alexandria: 7/23/14

Highlights of the week in Alexandria.

Boat Club, City Strike Deal

Land-swap concludes decades of feuding between the two organizations.

The feud between the Boat Club and the city dates back for decades, a conflict that involved the city threatening the use of eminent domain and the Boat Club winning a case against the city at the Virginia Supreme Court.

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Vienna Saints Second in National Tournament

The Vienna Saints, fifth grade girls team, competed in the 2014 United States Basketball Association National Tournament and placed second in their age group.

Nieman Promoted to Litigation Manager

National workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. has announced that shareholder Matthew F. Nieman has been elevated to Litigation Manager of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Region office, which is located in Reston.

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Express Lanes, Rapid-Bus Transit Planned for 1-66

Improvements will be made from Capital Beltway to Haymarket.

Express lanes and rapid-bus transit could be coming to Interstate 66, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on July 17.

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Coty Dickson to Exhibit at Katie’s Coffee House

A native of the Washington D.C. area, she resides in Great Falls, where she is a member of Artists on the Green, a Great Falls studio and gallery.

Grants to Support Animal Welfare

2014 Barkdull Memorial Fund winners announced.

On May 13, The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Margery Barkdull Memorial Fund for Animal Welfare announced four winners for the 2014 grant process from a group of 12 applicants.

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Trees for McLean Neighborhoods

McLean Community Foundation supports tree program.

The McLean Neighborhood Tree Program, a new initiative of MTF, is funded in part by the McLean Community Foundation and encourages homeowners to become actively engaged in the selection, planting, and care of their trees.

More Connect With Kids Champions

Besides Washington-Lee's Dave Soles and Williamsburg's Will Smolinski, the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families had awarded three other Arlington Public Schools employees as Connect with Kids Champions.

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Caffe Amouri Celebrates Birthday

Live music, activities for children and hotdogs draw community.

Business and nonprofit interwove on Saturday, July 19, when Caffi Amouri celebrated its fourth anniversary in business with a benefit on behalf of the Lamb Center, a faith-backed charity that serves the poor and the poor-in-spirit locally.