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Moritz Named P&Z Acting Director

Karl W. Moritz has been appointed as acting director of Planning and Zoning for the City of Alexandria, effective July 7. Moritz succeeds Faroll Hamer, who is retiring.

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New Beginning for a Failiing School

New school year to bring massive changes for long troubled school.

Test scores that will be released later this year show Jefferson-Houston School is failing yet again, with scores declining dramatically in writing.

Train Station Parking Will Be Expanded

Two easements should help Vienna businesses, trail users.

After much discussion and public comment, The Town of Vienna has granted conservation and parking easements to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

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Shaping New Tysons

MCA discusses Tysons’ past, present and future.

As the Silver Line Metro stations prepare to open this month, McLean Citizens Association is educating its members about the county’s comprehensive plan for Tysons.

You Can Run, But You Can’t Win?

Fairfax County fires attorney for winning city council seat.

Like many lifelong City of Fairfax residents, Nancy Fry Loftus is proud of her hometown’s character and charm — a Norman Rockwell postcard of small-town life in the heart of an increasingly urban, diverse and bustling region.

Simon To Resign from School Board

Opening prompts special election for this fall.

Simon said he loved doing the work of the School Board and thanked those who supported his campaign in 2012. But he said that he must make his family a priority and resign the seat.

O’Leary Steps Down

Longtime treasurer resigns, prompting special election.

In a county known for people who come and go, County Treasurer Frank O'Leary has provided a sense of continuity to Arlington politics since 1983. But now, after more than 30 years in office, O'Leary is stepping down.

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‘Thank You for Your Time and Dedication’

City bids farewell to Councilmen Drummond and Stombres.

The City of Fairfax bid farewell last week to outgoing City Councilmen Dan Drummond and Steve Stombres in a special ceremony on the City Hall lawn. Each has served for six years, and the June 24 event included Boy Scouts, the City of Fairfax band, and the City Police and Fire Department Joint Honor Guard.

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Council, School Board Look to the Future

Swearing-in ceremony at Veterans Amphitheater.

Before friends, family, colleagues and guests, City of Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne and members of the City Council and School Board were sworn in last Tuesday, June 24, in the Veterans Amphitheater outside City Hall.

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Candidates Speak at Lakeside Cookout

Republican Senate, Congressional hopefuls woo locals during Annual Big Braddock BBQ.

U.S. Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie and Virginia 11th Congressional District candidate Suzanne Scholte found themselves on the receiving end of public grilling Sunday: they, along with several dozen local citizens, enjoyed an array of grilled dishes together at Supervisor John Cook’s fourth Annual Big Braddock BBQ at Burke Lake Park.

Council Mulls Memorial to Mayor Jane Seeman

May form committee to decide what type would be best.

After serving on the Vienna Town Council, M. Jane Seeman was Vienna’s mayor for 14 years until her death from lung cancer on Feb. 23.

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Governor McAuliffe Signs into Law Legislation for Military

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, Admiral John Harvey held a special ceremony to sign into law several pieces of legislation affecting the military community. Over ten pieces of legislation were signed into law during a ceremony held in Norfolk, Va. right outside of the USS Wisconsin. These pieces of legislation were passed during the 2014 General Assembly and took effect July 1.

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Bow Hunting to Help ‘Deer Management’

Bow hunting approved for some homeowners on Sourwood Lane.

Deer have overstayed their welcome for some Reston residents.

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Town Of Herndon Holds Swearing In Ceremony

Mayor Merkel and 2014-2016 Town Council sworn in to office.

More than 200 persons attended the event, including U.S. Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11), Del. Mark Keam (D-35), Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Sharon Bulova, former Board of Supervisors Chairman Kate Hanley, Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust, and former Herndon Mayors Carol Bruce, Mike O’Reilly, and Steve DeBenedittis.

Widening Route 7

VDOT: Plans not finalized.

Construction to add another two lanes to seven miles of Route 7 could start by 2018.