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Fairfax: Fighting Poverty, One Story at a Time

When Leroy became homeless because of his addiction, he slept in cars and old buildings.

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Mount Vernon: Marking Placement of Final Beam

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital CEO Deborah Addo joined other guests, donors, hospital employees and community members April 19 to sign the final steel beam going into the new Veatch Family Emergency Department.

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Alexandria: Management Misfiring at Torpedo Factory?

Torpedo Factory hangs in balance between artistic enclave and commercial asset.

Everyone seems to be in agreement: the Torpedo Factory is one of the star attractions of Old Town Alexandria.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Higher Power

Power outage along Duke Street on Tuesday, April 19 interrupted Shiloh Baptist Church’s service, so Pastor Taft Quincey Heatley organized his congregation and the visiting worshippers from Arlington’s Macedonia Baptist Church to take the service into the adjacent parking lot. “We came to worship, so that’s what we’re going to do,” said Heatley. “The church is not the building, it’s the people.”

Mayor Scott Silverthorne Running for Re-election.

‘My Experience Qualifies Me as the Best Candidate’

Having served 18 consecutive years on the Fairfax City Council and now completing his fourth year as mayor, Scott Silverthorne definitely has a handle on the city and its issues.

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Inside Alexandria Police Department: On the Job

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

The Alexandria Citizens’ Police Academy is a 10-week course hosted by the Alexandria Police Department (APD) to offer citizens a better understanding of how the department works. Throughout the course, participants sit in on emergency calls and ride along with police officers on patrol.

Fairfax: The Two Mayoral Candidates Spar

Silverthorne answers Ammazzalorso’s questions about land purchase.

Although the City of Fairfax’s sale of land to Loudoun County is long over, City mayoral candidate Tom Ammazzalorso is dredging it up as one of his campaign issues.

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Alexandria Brief: Honoring Ronald Kirby

A plaque honoring Ronald F. Kirby, director of transportation planning at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Alexandrian resident, will be installed at the entrance to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge he helped design.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Food4thought

Agents and staff of the Long & Foster Old Town office gathered on Friday, April 8 to put together 120 food packs for students at Woodley Hills Elementary School in Fairfax County as part of Food4thought, a program sponsored by Our Daily Bread. Food4thought, run by volunteers, compiles food packs to be sent home with children each Friday. For $28 a month, anyone can provide one child a food pack to sustain them throughout the weekend for a month. See

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Alexandria: Raising $37,800 for Homeless

The Motown sound of The Intruders brought down the house while raising funds for Community Lodgings at the 11th annual Spring Forward Fundraiser April 10 at Union Street Public House restaurant.

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Gov. McAuliffe Signs Del. Filler-Corn's Legislation Into Law

On Thursday, April 14, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed several bills into law relating to sexual assault.

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Reston: Holy Septic! Plans Change

Reston’s Richard Sheehe asked on Feb. 18 if Reston residents could be assured that the county would suspend work on preliminary designs to move the county’s Septage Receiving Site from Colvin Run in Great Falls to a maintenance portion of Lake Fairfax Park in Reston.

Herndon: How to Spend $55 Million

Herndon Town Council will hold a public meeting on budget on April 26.

Town Manager Arthur A. Anselene presented the Proposed FY 2017 Herndon Budget to the Town Council Tuesday night, April 12.

Student Teacher Returns to Herndon, Arrested

Former Coates Elementary teacher arrested after attempting to have sexual activity with a 13-year-old boy.

Kathleen Antonina Capitano, 24, arrived at a hotel in Herndon Saturday, April 16, to have sex with a 13-year-old boy she met while student teaching last year at Coates Elementary School, according to Fairfax County Police.

Vienna Crime Reports

Notable incidents from the Vienna Police Department from April 8-14.