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National Night Out Held In Herndon

Neighborhoods In Town of Herndon get acquainted with police force.

Neighborhood block parties were held throughout the town of Herndon on Aug. 5 in celebration of National Night Out. In 1984, National Night Out started as a way to promote crime prevention through neighborhood camaraderie.

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Georgetown Pike Repaving Underway

Most work will be done at night.

The $3.2 million project, a late summer effort to smooth roads before winter hits again, may not have a significant traffic pattern impact on the already congested historic road.

Week in Great Falls

Service academy nominations and blood drive.

City Council Mulls Traffic Changes

When the City of Fairfax reconfigured Main and North Streets from one-way to two-way streets in 2006, it did so in hopes that the change would benefit the downtown area. Now, though, the City Council is revisiting that decision.

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School Board Funds Full Day Mondays

School system has over $38 million surplus.

The Fairfax County School Board voted at its last meeting to approve funding for full day Mondays for elementary-school students. The board voted back in June to approve ending half-day Mondays, but voted to fund the move, which will cost $7,639,300 at its July 24 meeting.

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Planning Commission Tables Residential Studio Amendment

Discussion on affordable housing likely to continue.

Although more than 15 public meetings and seven committee sessions have been held since Oct. 13, the Fairfax County Planning Commission voted unanimously last week to table the proposed Residential Studio Amendment, which would have provided apartments to residents working low-income jobs.

Week in Reston

Artwork and candidates sought.

Pick Reston’s Official Bird!

Residents can choose between five birds by Sept. 30.

Residents will have until the end of September to choose Reston’s official bird.

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Governor Proclaims Teen Cancer Awareness Week

Cancer support group witnesses signing of proclamation in Herndon.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in the company of cancer survivors and friends signed a proclamation in the town of Herndon proclaiming the third week of January as Teen Cancer Awareness week in Virginia.

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New RA Board Member Chosen

Dannielle LaRosa is temp North Point director.

A longtime Reston resident was chosen to be the temporary North Point director at Reston Association’s last board meeting.

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Vienna Community Center to Be LEED Silver

Town Council approves fee to seek certification.

If all goes well, the new and improved Vienna Community Center will make its debut on its 50th anniversary in April 2016.

Staff Gets Go-Ahead to Negotiate Pact

Town and Park Authority will formalize trail-realignment agreement.

Relocation of a portion of the W&OD Trail is just one part of the Vienna Community Center expansion and renovation project – but it’s an important part.

Democrats Have Treasurer Candidate

Carla de la Pava is the only candidate to file to seek the Democrats’ nomination to be the next Arlington County treasurer.

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Temporary Fire Station To Be Constructed In Herndon

New fire station expected to be complete by spring of 2016.

The original station was built in 1950 and according to fire officials cannot accommodate newer, larger-sized vehicles such as ladder trucks.

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Governor's Mansion, Confidential

Defense team in corruption case to detail crumbling McDonnell marriage.

When he takes the stand in his own defense, former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell will read jurors an email that he wrote to his wife as their marriage was said to be crumbling.