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Seniors to Protest Via Zoom

Online forum scheduled for July 27.

An online protest for older adults is being planned via Zoom to allow seniors to “gather in solidarity and bring attention to the need to end systemic racism and push for police reform,” according to the event organizers.

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City of Alexandria Employee Dies in Car Crash

Robert Bloom was Public Safety Systems Administrator.

Robert Bloom, the Public Safety Systems Administrator in the Department of Emergency and Customer Communications (DECC) for the City of Alexandria, died July 20 after his SUV struck a traffic pole at the intersection of North Kings Highway and Telegraph Road in the Huntington section of Fairfax County.

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150 Years of Service in Alexandria

APD marks founding of police department.

The Alexandria Police Department marked the 150th anniversary of its founding with an informal gathering July 15 at police headquarters.

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Alexandria’s Irish Walk to Close July 31

Economic uncertainty ends 50-year run.

The Irish Walk, a landmark shopping destination in Old Town for over 50 years, will be closing its doors July 31, a casualty of a string of recent economic challenges.

A Senior Year Unlike Any Other in Alexandria

Recent high school grads, Class of 2021 face college uncertainty amid pandemic.

Senior year, 2020 T.C. Williams graduate Mikaela Pozo applied to 17 colleges.

Continuing Social-Emotional Learning at Home this Summer

Grace Episcopal School may officially be on summer break, but this summer is unlike all of the others.

Robert Bloom Dies in Fatal Crash in Huntington

Detectives from Fairfax County Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred Monday morning in Huntington in the Mount Vernon Police District.

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‘Don’t Replace Natural Resources with Townhouses’ in Fairfax City

City residents weigh in on Northfax West project.

Before Fairfax City Council last week approved the new plan for Northfax West, nearly two dozen residents called in with comments during the online public hearing.

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‘It’s a Place Where We Can Support Growth’ in Fairfax City

Fairfax approves plan to revitalize Northfax West area.

It’s been years in the making, and last week, the Fairfax City Council greenlit a sweeping proposal to revamp and revitalize the City’s Northfax West area.

Appetite: Say Hello to Hank & Mitzi’s This Month in Alexandria

Soon, the aroma of rich Italian food will once more waft from the corner of Montgomery Street and St. Asaph Street.

Malicious Wounding Charged after Stabbing at Chantilly Church

Fairfax County police have charged a local man with three felonies following the stabbing of an associate pastor, Saturday afternoon, at Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly.

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‘An Unmitigated Disaster which Is Entirely Avoidable’ in Chantilly

Plan to build homes under flight path sparks outcry.

Yet another controversial residential project is being proposed for Chantilly’s Westfields area.

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Chantilly Woman Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

With her family and balloons, Chantilly’s Juanita Brill celebrated her 100th birthday on June 19.

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‘Ugly Consequences’ in Montgomery County

West Montgomery seeks to stem incidents of illegal deforestation that some say is on the rise.

A member of West Montgomery County Citizens Association noticed forest clearing on a lot in the Glen Hills area of Potomac, and reported the incident to County regulators.

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Bees, Birds, Photographers Flock to Fields of Sunflowers

Fields of sunflowers will be in full bloom this week off River Road in Poolesville.

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Trailer in Potomac Library Parking Lot So You Can Get Involved

Montgomery County Executive Elrich Requests additional time for residents to respond to Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Toll Lanes Study for I-495 and I-270.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, in a letter to Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Greg Slater, said that the community needs more time to review and respond to the complex and lengthy Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the proposed managed lanes project for I-495 and I-270.

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Church Damaged By Flood in Potomac

Historic Scotland AME Zion Church hopes to rebuild for the future.

Driving by Scotland AME Zion Church on Seven Locks Road, the building looks pretty much the same as it has for the last 50 years.

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Your Discards, Their Treasure

Handheld devices keep older people in contact with healthcare providers, family and friends.

On a recent summer morning, a group of college students gathered to sort and sanitize handheld devices ranging from smartphones to tablets.

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To Vote by Mail, You Must Request Your Ballot in Maryland

Your ballot to vote by mail will NOT be mailed to you automatically for November’s Presidential Election. You must request your ballot.

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Meetings Move Outside in Time of Covid-19 in Potomac

Potomac Elementary School PTA meets to end one year, and to begin another.

As if anyone needs to be reminded that times are different, consider the Potomac Elementary School PTA meeting Thursday.