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Fairfax: Ammazzalorso Announces His Candidacy for Mayor

Says two candidates are needed to debate the issues.

Schoolteacher Tom Ammazzalorso is challenging incumbent Scott Silverthorne to be the mayor of the City of Fairfax.

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Connolly Announces Re-Election Campaign

More than 1,000 attend annual St. Patrick's Day event.

On Thursday night, in front of more than 1,000 supporters who packed the Kena Shriners' Temple for his 22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day event, Gerry Connolly officially announced his re-election campaign for Congress in Virginia's 11th Congressional District.

Fairfax: City Sets Advertised Real-Estate Tax Rate

But the actual number may change in coming weeks.

In February, Fairfax City Manager Bob Sisson presented his proposed FY 2017 budget for the City.

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Fairfax: Silverthorne, ‘I’m Up to the Task’

City of Fairfax Mayor kicks off re-election campaign.

Before an enthusiastic crowd of some 150 people, City of Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne officially kicked off his reelection campaign, Sunday afternoon, at Red, Hot & Blue.

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Del. Filler-Corn Champions New Laws Preventing, Combating Sexual Assault

On Friday, March 11, Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41), flanked by leading voices in the fight against campus and domestic sexual assault participated in a press conference in Richmond on the last day of the 2016 General Assembly session announcing the passage of several bills addressing this issue.

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Alexandria: Ramsey Resolved

Despite approvals, Ramsey Homes redevelopment pushed back until 2017.

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority has agreed to a work plan with the city. One of the core tenets of this plan, number 3 on the list, is “no surprises.”

Alexandria: Make Eisenhower Great Again

City Manager Mark Jinks lays out plans for Eisenhower area.

While the city makes adjustments to local transit and fosters more cultural activities in the Carlyle and Eisenhower area, there’s been no word yet on the biggest issue affecting the Eisenhower Valley: whether or not the Transportation Safety Administration will move into the long-vacant Victory Center. At the March 10 meeting of the Eisenhower Partnership, City Manager Mark Jinks said that the city’s been hearing that they’ll find out whether or not Alexandria will be the new TSA home “any day now” since a judge voided the contract in November 2015.

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Mount Vernon: Local Residents See Cuba Up-Close and Personal

Witnessing the resourcefulness of the “Cuban Spirit.”

Elected American officials have been making news recently on trips to Cuba, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser leading the way in January and February. And President Barack Obama will gain more attention with his two-day visit, March 21-22.

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Alexandria: Ramsey Reconsidered

Rebuilding the strained “special relationship.”

Rezoning a piece of property without having an approved plan — for what will replace it — is highly unusual, but it doesn’t mean the City Council won’t do it.

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What City Can Do To Help Businesses Succeed

Small business owners offer suggestions.

It might not sound like much for the average Alexandrian, but a zoning community meeting could be the first step towards making Alexandria a better home for small businesses. On March 19, the city will host a Small Business Zoning Community Meeting, starting at 10 a.m. in the Sister Cities room at City Hall.

Fairfax: Asking the Needed Questions

City Council and staff discuss City housing policy.

The City’s housing policy was one of the items discussed during the Fairfax City Council’s recent mini-retreat at the Blenheim Interpretive Center.

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Arlington County Board To Consider Rosslyn Redevelopment Plan

Rezoning and phased development to be reviewed.

The aging Rosslyn Plaza Park could be undergoing a massive overhaul after the upcoming March 12 County Board meeting.

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Arlington: High-Occupancy Discussion

Arlingtonians share concerns about upcoming I-66 expansion.

After a year of meetings and hearings, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is beginning to move into the final phase of outreach for the I-66 transformation projects. At a regional level, most of the criticism was centered around the new tolling and extended High Occupancy Vehicle restrictions. For Arlington, the concerns are a little different.

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Alexandria: Building on Giant’s Bones

Despite traffic concerns, Planning Commission green lights North Old Town development.

Currently, the city block between in North Old Town that formerly housed the Giant grocery store sits empty except for a lone ABC store.

Alexandria Brief: City Establishes 12-Person North Potomac Yard Advisory Group

At the Feb. 23 City Council meeting, the council voted to establish an Ad Hoc North Potomac Yard Advisory Group.