The State of NoVa: Fairfax City


Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Fairfax City votes to join Fairfax Water, Great Water Wars of Fairfax County nearly over

Vienna also joined Fairfax, dropped its lawsuit. Falls Church will vote on it.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:15 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Vienna | Tags:  Fairfax City, Va., Fairfax Water, Fairfax County, Va., Falls Church, Va., Vienna, Va.

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Fairfax City’s Rachael Wilson smashes national record in 400 meters, eyes 2028 Olympics

She’s eight years old, and is second national youth champ from Fairfax

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Sports | Tags:  Rachael Wilson, Jack Wilson, Hank Wilson, Fairfax City, Va., Fairfax Police Youth Club, Rheinhardt Harrison

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Va. law forces GMU to reject daughter of homicide victim, 10-year Virginia resident, for in-state tuition

Student is a 10-year Virginia resident, but father lives in Maryland

By Tom Jackman  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Fairfax City | Tags:  Molly Hakopian, Haroot Hakopian, George Mason University, in-state tuition, Sarajane Hakopian, Renell Wynn

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Bryan Glenn, missing W.T. Woodson student, committed suicide, medical examiner rules

Bryan Glenn was object of intense search by police and community

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Fairfax City | Tags:  Bryan Glenn, Fairfax County police, Virginia medical examiner, teen suicide

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 01/29/2013

What is a dive bar? A colloquy

How to define a dive bar in NoVa in 2013? Fritz Hahn has some rules

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Fairfax City, NoVa | Tags:  dive bars, John's Place, Fairfax City, Va., Fritz Hahn, Going Out Guide

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Fairfax Underground website ordered to remove Fairfax High School grades

More than 2,000 pages of grades from last year posted anonymously

By Tom Jackman  |  06:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Schools, Fairfax City, Courts | Tags:  Fairfax Underground, Cary Wiedemann, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax High School

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Hey man, look at all the cop cars. Was that a garage door? What is this, some kinda police station?

Driver, allegedly on drugs, used police-type car to damage police HQ.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City | Tags:  Fairfax City police, Anthony John Skrobacz, Mercury Grand Marquis, hit and run

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Falls Church will enter mediation to sell its water utility to Fairfax County, where most customers are

Falls Church charges 60 percent more than Fairfax Water, Fairfax says

By Tom Jackman  |  09:48 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Vienna | Tags:  Falls Church, Fairfax County, Falls Church water, Fairfax Water

Posted at 01:18 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Rabies in NoVa: Is it on the rise? Must all kids and pets stay inside at all times? Experts say no

Experts say no. But it sure seems like a lot of rabies out here.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:18 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, NoVa, Fairfax County | Tags:  Rabies, Fairfax City, Lake Barcroft, Fairfax County, rabid beaver, rabid fox, rabid raccoon, rabid Indonesia

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Fairfax residents troubled by city’s plan to build school bus lot on Pickett Road gas tank farm

The site of a massive gasoline spill is under EPA supervision, but the land is reported to be clean.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:58 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Schools | Tags:  Fairfax City, Pickett Road tank farm, Motiva Enterprises, Pickett road gasoline spill, Mantua

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

UPDATE: BMW ‘stolen’ from Hooters is found

Five weeks after the owner loaned it to an unknown couple, it turns up in a Fair Lakes parking lot.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Crime | Tags:  Hooters, BMW theft

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Burke man gives away his BMW at Hooters

The Burke, Va., man said he was trying to help a couple in need. They took his car and didn’t return.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Crime | Tags:  Hooters, BMW

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Fairfax City Mayor Robert Lederer to step down

The Fairfax City native said after 10 years as mayor, and 10 years on the City Council, it’s time for someone else to take the reins.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Politics | Tags:  Robert Lederer, Virginia

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Nas in Fairfax City sports bar? Believe it

The mega hip hop star from Queens is set to appear, not perform, at Icons Sports Lounge in Fairfax City Friday night.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:49 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Nightlife, Music | Tags:  Nas, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Fairfax City’s Lanier Middle School given national ‘green’ award

Out of more than 500 schools nationwide striving to preserve and protect the environment, Lanier was one of only three to be recognized by the National Wildlife Federation.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Schools | Tags:  Lanier Middle School, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Fairfax City visited twice by UFOs, UFO guy says

Twice last month, witnesses saw something in the sky for more than two hours. They reported it to the Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network, which takes these matters very seriously.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City | Tags:  UFOs, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011

In Fairfax City, making a sci-fi film in 48 hours (UPDATE: Film wins honors for directing, editing)

The 48 Hour Film Project again challenged aspiring filmmakers to create an entire seven-minute film, from concept to finished product, in just one weekend. Here was the frenzied scene at one such project in Fairfax City.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Media | Tags:  Adam Welch, 48 Hour Film Project, Virginia

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Fairfax City tank farm to face modern-day regulation

The controversial oil and gas tank farm on Pickett Road in Fairfax City will have to bring itself up to modern safety and storage standards by 2021, under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell, who initially tried to exempt the farm.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:37 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Politics | Tags:  Fairfax City tank farm, Virginia

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/07/2011

McDonnell to Fairfax City: Enjoy your gas and oil spills (UPDATE: Legislators reject amendment)

Gov. Bob McDonnell is rejecting a plan which would have ordered the notorious Fairfax City tank farm to meet modern standards — by 2021.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Politics | Tags:  Fairfax City tank farm, Virginia, TransMontaigne

Posted at 09:17 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Fairfax City tank farm fined $114k for repeated spills; Connolly wants to close it

By Tom Jackman  |  09:17 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City