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Chantilly: ‘I’m Just Thrilled To Be Here’

Blakley takes helm at Sully District Police Station.

Right from the start, Bob Blakley planned to become a police officer. Born in Clearwater, Fla., he joined the Police Explorers in 10th grade. And when his family moved to Georgia the next year, he started an Explorer post there. “People say it’s a calling,” said Blakley. “I just knew that’s what I wanted to do.”

New Commander Stresses Community Relations

As the new commander of the Sully District Police Station, Capt. Bob Blakley has big plans.

Politics: Litzenberger Launches Bid for Supervisor

Sully Planning Commissioner John Litzenberger has announced his candidacy for the Sully District Supervisor position on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The position is being vacated by Sully Supervisor Michael Frey, who is retiring after 24 years of service.

Centreville: County Board Supervisor Schoeneman Would Donate ‘Extra Pay’

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Candidate Brian Schoeneman said he would donate the additional $20,000 pay increase recently passed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to four Fairfax County community organizations, if elected.

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Centreville Pastor Serves as Guest Chaplin

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, House Speaker John Boehner and House Chaplain Reverend Patrick J. Conroy welcome Pastor David Ryoo from the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Centreville.

Potomac: Leggett Proposes $5.1 Billion County Budget

County Executive Ike Leggett this week released his Recommended FY16 Operating Budget of $5.1 billion for the year that begins on July 1, 2015.

News: School Board Discusses Unaccompanied Youth in Potomac

The Montgomery County Board of Education reviewed the increased enrollment of unaccompanied youth in the school system at its March 10 meeting.

Congressman Beyer Visits T.C. Williams High School

T.C. Williams High School Student Peter Eckel quietly confided that when he wrote the email to his congressman’s office, it was originally as a joke.

Class Sizes, McLean Day, Cookies and Noise

Look at McLean Citizens Association Board by the numbers.

The McLean Citizens Association Board passed a resolution on March 4 “addressing longstanding McLean community concerns about inequitable and large class sizes in elementary, middle and high schools located in the greater McLean and other similar areas,” according to Sally Horn, MCA president.

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Chamber Hosts Legislative Breakfast

Officials discuss top state, local issues.

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosted members of City Council and the Virginia General Assembly at its annual Legislative Breakfast March 10 at the Hotel Monaco.

Hunting Potholes: If residents call, city will fix them.

How To Help: Call Click Connect hotline at 703-746-4357 to report potholes.

As many Alexandrians would likely attest, 2015’s February was the coldest the city has faced since 1979.

Salute to Women Awards

Eleven women will be recognized for their accomplishments in civic life at the Alexandria’s Commission for Women’s 35th Annual Salute to Women Awards.

News Brief: Matthew Trial Date Postponed

At a March 4 hearing in Albemarle County Circuit Court, Judge Cheryl Higgins granted the man charged with abducting and murdering Hannah Graham a continuance.

Storck Sets Meeting Hours

Fairfax County School Board Member Dan Storck will host Saturday Community Office Hours.

Column: Legislature Passes Veterans Employment Grant Program

The 2015 General Assembly session has come to a close and even with all the twists and turns I personally encountered this session it was still productive.