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Metro Needs an Overhaul

Problems shake confidence of WMATA Metro.

Traffic is almost always hectic in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. suburbs. It may have been no surprise according to a nationwide traffic study, Washington, D.C., obtained the honor of worst rush hour congestion in the country.

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Fairfax County: Historic Sites - Resident Curators?

In exchange for rehabilitating the property, the curator gains use of the property and pays no rent.

The Virginia General Assembly enacted legislation in January 2011 to ensure that local jurisdictions establish a Resident Curator Project.

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Mount Vernon: Helping Celebrate ADA’s Anniversary

Boy Scouts from Troops 601, 1183, and 1519 provided an integrated color guard for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) at the U.S. Department of Education hosted by Secretary Arne Duncan.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Eagle Project

Troop 1509 Scouts participated in Andres Warren's Eagle project on Saturday, Aug. 22. The project included relocating bike racks and creating a new and expanded bike area at Fort Hunt Elementary School. The Scouts (from left) include: Scott Lucier, Wrigley Smith, Antonio Warren, Noah Ventura, Max Loker, Timothy Florenzo, Matthew Verich, Colin Wong, Mike Auld, Taj Armstrong, and Andres Warren.

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Rescued

A Great Blue Heron was rescued by an animal control officer after it was injured in Huntley Meadows Park recently.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: New Signs for Fire Station

Fairfax County Fire Station 9/Mount Vernon gained new signs thanks to Scout Zachary Cooper of Troop 301.

Mount Vernon: Coleman Honored At West Point

Eugene J. Coleman, III, of Alexandria, was named First Captain/Brigade Commander at the U.S. Military Academy on July 30.

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Alexandria: ‘Our Promise — That Every Student Succeeds’

Alexandria City Public Schools is quite literally on the move! Our students are showing clear growth based on our latest Standards of Learning (SOL) test data. The largest increases were seen in English and math, which were targeted focus areas during the past year.

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Alexandria Newcomers & Community Guide: Connect and Contribute

Business, service and civic groups lead community engagement.

It was Martin Luther King Jr. who said “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.”

Honoring Living Legends of Alexandria

Since its founding in 1749, Alexandria has been home to Living Legends the likes of George Washington and his compatriots, war heroes, community leaders, good neighbors and the “Now Generation.”

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Alexandria: Road Projects in Region To Keep Traffic Moving

In Northern Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is working to keep up with growth in the area with transportation projects at both ends of the spectrum. Whether it’s a new highway overpass, intersection improvement, or high occupancy toll lanes, the goal at VDOT is to keep the traffic moving.

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Mount Vernon Neighborhood Outlook: Commercial, Residential Projects Reshape Area

“Embark Richmond Highway” to meet Sept. 21.

Baywood Hotels is planning to break ground this fall on a 92-room hotel in the Woodlawn area.

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Chantilly: A Glimpse of the Horizon

Homes, shops, restaurants and a Wegmans are proposed.

With the downturn in the office market, developers are looking at vacant parcels of land in the Westfields area of Chantilly as a place for residential and other uses, instead.

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Centreville/Chantilly: Moving Forward with Local Road Projects

What’s planned for I-66, Routes 28 and 29, Stone, Walney, etc.

Several local road projects are either underway, in the pipeline or nearing completion.

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Arlington Neighborhood Outlook: Areas Undergoing ‘Reinvention and Transition’

Despite the colorful banners and lively street life, Crystal City’s a shell of its former economic powerhouse. While Arlington overall faces a high office vacancy of 20 percent, at 28.7 percent, Crystal City is hit the worst.