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Potential Development of Dulles Suburban Center

A study to determine this land’s future is currently underway.

It’s been 23 years since the Dulles Suburban Center had a thorough review. But all that’s about to change, as a study has just began to document what’s there now and review recommendations for potential land-use changes and development in the future.

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Potomac Snapshot: Primary Elections

Signs line the way to the polls for the Republican and Democratic primary elections at the River Falls Clubhouse.

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Arlington County Board Passes Budget Mostly as Proposed

Affordable Housing Investment Fund gets boost from 2016 leftovers.

Between the County Manager Mark Schwartz’s budget proposal in February and the final adoption on April 19, little had changed.

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Alexandria: City Council OKs Improvements

In an update to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, the City Council approved on April 16 some major extensions and renovations to four miles of new sidewalks and 88 miles of bicycle improvements.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Higher Power

Power outage along Duke Street on Tuesday, April 19 interrupted Shiloh Baptist Church’s service, so Pastor Taft Quincey Heatley organized his congregation and the visiting worshippers from Arlington’s Macedonia Baptist Church to take the service into the adjacent parking lot. “We came to worship, so that’s what we’re going to do,” said Heatley. “The church is not the building, it’s the people.”

Mayor Scott Silverthorne Running for Re-election.

‘My Experience Qualifies Me as the Best Candidate’

Having served 18 consecutive years on the Fairfax City Council and now completing his fourth year as mayor, Scott Silverthorne definitely has a handle on the city and its issues.

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Inside Alexandria Police Department: On the Job

An occasional series, drawn from the Alexandria Citizen’s Police Academy.

The Alexandria Citizens’ Police Academy is a 10-week course hosted by the Alexandria Police Department (APD) to offer citizens a better understanding of how the department works. Throughout the course, participants sit in on emergency calls and ride along with police officers on patrol.

Fairfax: The Two Mayoral Candidates Spar

Silverthorne answers Ammazzalorso’s questions about land purchase.

Although the City of Fairfax’s sale of land to Loudoun County is long over, City mayoral candidate Tom Ammazzalorso is dredging it up as one of his campaign issues.

Fairfax: Meet the Candidates for City Council in May 3 Election

Meet the Candidates for City Council in May 3 Election.

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Tom Ammazzalorso is the Challenger for Mayor

'Not afraid to go against the grain’

Tom Ammazzalorso has lived in the City of Fairfax for almost 20 years and was the past chairman of the City’s Republican Committee.

Summer STEM Academy at NOVA

High school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for a weeklong summer STEM academy at Northern Virginia Community College. Selected students will unravel a forensics mystery by conducting various STEM experiments in a college setting.

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Transitway Comes to Arlington

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the launch of joint Arlington-Alexandria bus service.

“This is Arlington,” said Sandra Borden from the Crystal City Civic Association as she points across Glebe Road, “and over there, that’s Alexandria.”

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Arlington County Acknowledges Fire Station Could Remain on Hall’s Hill Site

Other changes will have to occur for county response time to improve.

“After two years of saying the current site was not adequate for a bigger fire station on the Station 8 site, the county reversed its position and provided site drawings last week indicating the current site was feasible,” said Nancy Williams of the Old Dominion Civic Association. “It would be interesting to know why that took so long,” she said, “but the most important thing is that local citizens were able to get the county to go back review the facts, with a different result.”

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Alexandria: McAuliffe Visits City Hall for Veto

Mayor and Domestic Violence specialists back Governor’s stance.

On paper, giving domestic violence victims under protective orders access to concealed weapons without permits or training may have appeared sound, but with his veto of a series of bills out of the Virginia legislature, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others argued that adding more guns would only put more lives at risk.

Alexandria: Council Hears Ethics Recommendation

A pledge for city’s elected and appointed officials.

The ethics pledge makes no changes to the law, increases no reporting qualifications, and includes no complaint process, but after months of City Council fights over its necessity and implications, the draft presented by the Code of Conduct Review Committee at the April 12 City Council meeting was received with relatively little fanfare.