Tim Peterson | Staff

Tim Peterson

Staff Reporter

Tim began his print journalism career writing for his high school newspaper — the Hayfield Orange Peal. A few years later, he picked up in the Netherlands as a copy editor and writer for Time Out Amsterdam magazine. He moved back to the United States in 2012 and began reporting for The Connection in January 2013 as a freelancer. Now on the staff, Tim covers Burke, Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton, Springfield and Mount Vernon. He has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in political science and cultural-linguistic anthropology, and recently attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME.

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Police Investigating Two Related Burke Break-ins

Victims assaulted with a machete

Fairfax County Police believe the same four men are responsible for assaulting and robbing two Burke residents at different locations, around 2 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23.

Burke, Fairfax: Police Investigating Graffiti at Robinson

On Friday, Sept. 16, Robinson Secondary School staff reported graffiti on the side of a trailer to Fairfax County Police.

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Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield: Volunteers pack 10,000 meals at Burke Presbyterian Church

As Nancy Rosene of Fairfax screeched clear packing tape across the top of a cardboard box filled with dozens of meals worth of dried and dehydrated food, she was highly conscious of where she was and what she was doing.

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Springfield: Keene Mill Elementary Students Raise $32,000 with Boosterthon

More than 760 Keene Mill Elementary School students in Springfield ran in the Boosterthon Fun Run on Sept. 16, capping a nine-day fundraising program and learning experience with the theme “Backyard Box Office.”

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Fairfax County: Students learn IT and job skills, earn tech internships.

On a scorching week day in late summer, rising Fairfax County seniors Kenneth Smith, Amy Wong and Tasmia Dia were taking cumulative review tests in their summer course. This wasn’t exactly summer school, though.

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Fairfax County: Changes in Voting from 2012

Electoral board highlights key dates and procedure updates.

Clinton or Trump? Meals Tax or no Meals Tax? These are just a two of the weighty decisions on the ballot for this fall’s election. To help people prepare for this cycle, leaders of the Fairfax County electoral board held a meeting with media to highlight some changes from the 2012 Presidential election.

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Fairfax County: Supervisors Approve Independent Police Auditor

Unanimous vote follows Ad Hoc Commission recommendations for more transparency and oversight of Fairfax County police.

With a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the creation of an independent police auditor office, following recommendations from the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission.

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Fairfax: Roadside Protest for McKenna and Martinez Deaths

The Northern Virginia chapter of the group Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) organized a demonstration at 4 p.m. on Sep. 14 along Lee Highway in Fairfax, calling for justice for Natasha McKenna and Giovanny, or Jovany, Martinez.

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Welcoming Fall at Burke Centre Festival

Temperature dips between massive two-day event.

With more than just a few degrees Fahrenheit separating Sept. 10 and 11, the two days of the annual Burke Centre Festival, the massive community event once again signaled the end of summer and beginning of fall in more ways than one.

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Mount Vernon, Springfield: School Performance, Meals Tax Discussed with Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber

Three FCPS board members speak to business leaders.

“I learned about empathy and coding,” was the response from one young Fairfax County Public Schools student who participated in this summer’s Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics lab program.

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