The State of NoVa: Springfield


Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Will Springfield’s Dave Grohl join Northern Virginia’s list of Academy Award winners?

The “Sound City” documentary should at least get a nomination

By Tom Jackman  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Music, Arlington County | Tags:  Dave Grohl, Sound City, Springfield, Va., Academy Awards

Posted at 03:20 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Dave Grohl bio cites many Northern Va. historical landmarks for future Nirvana, Foo Fighters star

Before Seattle, the future Nirvana, Foo Fighters star had the Lake Braddock Community Center.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:20 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Music | Tags:  Dave Grohl, Springfield, Va., Foo Fighters

Posted at 02:25 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Springfield’s Sydenstricker Schoolhouse added to National Register of Historic Places

The Sydenstricker Schoolhouse, formerly Pohick School #8, was last one-room school in Fairfax.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:25 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Schools | Tags:  Sydenstricker Schoolhouse, Springfield, Va., Pohick

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Husband of Bobbie Bosworth, Springfield Mall abduction victim, settles suit for $2.5 million

Bobbie Bosworth was taken from the mall in 2008, driven to Woodbridge and then died in a car accident.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Woodbridge, Crime, Courts | Tags:  Bobbie Bosworth, Springfield Mall, PDQ Mart

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Why change the numbers of the Fairfax, Prince William and Franconia parkways? Here’s why

Three popular Northern Virginia roads are getting new numbers, even as their names remain.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Prince William County, Traffic | Tags:  Fairfax County Parkway, Prince William Parkway, Franconia-Springfield Parkway

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Springfield’s Fischer Hardware hanging tough; Rep. Connolly calls for Ace Hardware probe

The local institution has new suppliers and new momentum.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield | Tags:  Fischer Hardware, Ace Hardware, Springfield

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 06/07/2012

The Springfield Mall abduction and death of Bobbie Bosworth: The rest of the story (Part 2)

Bosworth’s husband sues the mall, the security company and the convenience store, and ultimately receives a settlement.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:09 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Courts | Tags:  Bobbie Bosworth, Springfield Mall, Vornado Realty Trust, Securitas, Judge Charles Maxfield

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 06/07/2012

The Springfield Mall abduction and death of Bobbie Bosworth: The rest of the story (part 1)

The crime — snatched at gunpoint from a mall parking lot — horrified the region. Now, the rest of the story emerges.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:28 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Woodbridge, Crime, Courts | Tags:  Bobbie Bosworth, Springfield Mall, Vornado Realty Trust, Securitas Corp., PDQ Mart

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Springfield Mall to close, become Springfield Town Center

Its owners plan to gut the mall, build a Springfield Town Center around it and revitalize the area.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:18 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Development | Tags:  Springfield Mall