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Alexandria: Redistricting Starts for Public Schools

ACPS chooses J.R. Reingold & Associates Inc. as its redistricting partner.

With a whimper rather than a bang, redistricting has started for Alexandria Public Schools. On Aug. 24, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) selected J.R. Reingold & Associates Inc. as a partner for its redistricting process.

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Alexandria: Skirmishes over Business Proposals in Del Ray

Planning Commission navigates through conflicts.

Within an hour of returning to session: businesses, the public, and the Planning Commission were at odds. After a two-month summer break, it was business as usual in the Sept. 1 Alexandria Planning Commission meeting, where some big changes for small businesses were proposed in Del Ray. All three of the proposals centered around the growth of businesses and a school in Del Ray.

Column: Warming to Solar Power

Commentary

Last week, the State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved an innovative solar program proposed by Dominion Resources, a project that will enhance consumer choices and facilitate clean, renewable energy production for many Virginians.

Money: How Much Have County Board Supervisor Candidates Raised?

The most recent financial filings for candidates in the 2015 race for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors were filed on July 15 for the period from Jan. 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.

Potomac Brief: Public Hearing Set on Selection of Early Voting Centers

The Montgomery County Board of Elections has scheduled a public hearing to receive testimony from the public about the list of Early Voting Centers for the upcoming presidential election.

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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.

Potomac Commentary: Where Local Issues Find State Support

Newcomers & Community Guide

As your state senator, one of the most rewarding pieces of legislation I sponsored during the 2015 Legislative Session created a Task Force to develop the framework and details for the establishment of Maryland’s Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program.

Commentary: Potomac Offers ‘A Sense of Place’

Newcomers & Community Guide

If you are a newcomer to Potomac, you are in for a real treat — as living there for 20-plus years showed me every day.

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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.

Chantilly Brief: SYA Schedules Annual Board Meeting

The Southwestern Youth Association will hold its annual Executive Board of Directors Election Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3. The meeting will be held at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Mount Vernon: Use of Force Subcommittee To Pilot Case Review Process

The Aug. 12 Use of Force subcommittee meeting began with a discussion of the Fairfax County Chief of Police Edwin Roessler’s public release of brief summaries of every officer-involved shooting going back to 2005.

Mount Vernon: Bennett Joins Former Opponent Storck’s Supervisor Campaign

She didn’t beat him and now she’s joining him.

Potomac: Applicants Sought For Boards, Commissions

The following boards and commissions currently have openings: Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee; Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board; and White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee.

Letter: Diversity And Politics

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: My father, an African American pastor of over 40 years, and local legend in Northern Jersey, reputed for many firsts including being the first African American State Chaplain for the New Jersey National Guard, but also the man who brought Bishop Fulton Sheen to address a meeting of the American Baptists Churches, used to often rephrase the words found in Romans, stating, “The good that I would, I don’t.”

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Alexandria: Shared Vision

Chairs of boards and commissions express unity in need for more affordable housing.

City Council may be gone for the summer, but the inner workings of the city government are just getting started.

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