Commentary: Two Civil Rights Heroes

About a week ago there was a memorial service for Reston’s founder and namesake, Robert E. Simon, Jr., who passed away on Sept. 21, 2015.

Commentary: Spring in Reston—At Last!

I think we can say almost for sure that we’ve seen the last of snow and ice in Reston until next winter.

Letter: Selfishness, Not Altruism, Behind Tax Increases

To the Editor

The Board of Supervisors and School Board should give the approximately 12,000 classroom teachers salary increases, but give no raises to other school and county employees.

Editorial: On the Guilty Plea of Adam Torres

Geer’s death exposed “obfuscation … and a lack of public accountability.”

Adam Torres, charged with murder in the death of Springfield resident John Geer, was the first Fairfax County Police officer in the history of the department to be charged in such a death.

Potomac Column: Legislative Session Concludes


The 2016 Session of the Maryland General Assembly concluded at midnight on April 11 and the following is a summary of several important topics and initiatives that may interest you. If you have any questions or comments about these or any other issues, please do not hesitate to contact me at brian.feldman@senate.state.md.us.

Arlington Letter: Hardly Non-Partisan

Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to the article [April 13-19 edition] entitled, “More than Tolerance,” about the Muslim Town Hall Meeting held April 9 at the Arlington Library.

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Great Falls: Stormwater Task Force Holds Town Hall Meeting

On April 12, the Great Falls Citizens Association’s (GFCA) newly formed Stormwater Task Force (SWTF) sponsored a Town Hall meeting at the Great Falls Library, which attracted 60 residents and ran from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Letter: Stormwater Management Engages Community

To the Editor

The Great Falls Citizens Association would like to thank all those that came to the to the Stormwater Management meeting held on April 12 at the library.

Mount Vernon Letter: Vital Upkeep

Letter to the Editor

I disagree with Mr. Spiegel's expressed concerns [Letter, “Decision on Re-Paving,” April 7] about road resurfacing in the Ft. Hunt area. There's no need to "speculate" about how the decision was made — Scott Surovell outlined the reasons why this resurfacing is long overdue in his comments in May 2015 which was widely distributed throughout the district.

Mount Vernon Column: Beware of Scams


Recently, I attended a presentation at the Hollin Hall Senior Center by our Fairfax County Police on the growing threat of scams targeting seniors, sponsored by Mount Vernon at Home.

Alexandria Letter: Let Bygones Be Bygones

Letter to the Editor

Perhaps the biggest argument for changing a street name would be the one named after Jefferson Davis. As the President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis had a major impact on history from believing in the superiority of the white race (also Abraham Lincoln’s stance) to leading the horrific war against the North.

Alexandria Letter: Remembering History, not Hate

Letter to the Editor

I would like to add something to a letter by Ellen Latane Tabb, “Unnecessary Expense” [Gazette Packet, April 7].

Alexandria Letter: Help a Princess Be a Princess

Letter to the Editor

The Princess For a Night (PFAN) project is collecting dry-cleaned tuxedos, dresses, shoes, handbags, jewelry, unused make-up (for example, sample cosmetics), and "nice" shopping bags through April 28. Donations can be dropped off at the T.C. Williams Main Office, 3330 King St., Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Alexandria Letter: Debacle at Patrick Henry

Letter to the Editor

After years of negligence in school maintenance, the city is now faced with the daunting task of renovating and rebuilding 12 of our schools at a staggering cost of $1.5-plus billion.

Alexandria Letter: Reconsider Pre-K Center

Letter to the Editor

As part of its proposed remedy to address classroom overcrowding, the Alexandria City Public Schools has requested funding from City Council to create a “Pre-K Center” with the intention of relocating its 4-year-old preschoolers from neighborhood school buildings into a single building.