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The State of NoVa: July, 2011

Posted at 04:35 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Arlandria rocked by raid, ICE responds

Immigration agents suddenly swooped into Arlandria and made arrests recently, leading to claims of indiscriminate enforcement. ICE says it is targeting gang members.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:35 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Reston store ‘not a sex shop,’ owner says

Tiana Cutturo, owner of Maria’s Passion Paradise on Lake Anne Plaza, says the store will sell sexy clothes, and edible candles, but is not a full-blown sex shop.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:25 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston | Tags:  lingerie, Virginia

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Springfield’s Oscar Velasco Montano missing for three weeks

His family says Oscar Velasco Montano always came home, and worked hard for a living. On July 9, he did not come home. His car was found a week later, but he has not been.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:02 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield | Tags:  Oscar Velasco Montano

Posted at 04:35 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Arlington rapper wants to ‘Raise the Debt Ceiling’

Remy Munasifi adds to NoVa’s canon of deep-thinking economic theory rap, as well as his own collection of hilarious rap vidoes.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:35 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Remy Munasifi, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Great Falls assisted living home approved by Fairfax

Over some vociferous neighborhood opposition, a 94-bed assisted living home was approved by Fairfax supervisors for Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Opponents say they may appeal to the courts.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, Development, Politics | Tags:  Brightview, 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 12:12 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Ashley’s Law: The rest of the story

The death of Ashley McIntosh in 2008 set her mother, Cindy Colasanto, on a journey with crushing lows, gradual highs and then a remarkable accomplishment: a new Virginia law

By Tom Jackman  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Police | Tags:  Ashley McIntosh, Cindy Colasanto, Virginia

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Prince William launches hoarding task force

Thousands of Prince William residents are suspected of keeping dangerous levels of junk and stuff in their homes, so the county is launching a multi-agency approach to dealing with cases.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County | Tags:  Hoarding, Virginia

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 07/26/2011

In Mt. Vernon, Gov. McDonnell signs ‘Ashley’s Law’

The death of Ashley McIntosh, in a car crash with a Fairfax County police cruiser in 2008, spurred a new law governing how emergency responders may enter intersections with a red light.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:27 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Ashley's Law, Cindy Colasanto, Virginia

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/26/2011

So THAT’S what that house on the Beltway is

The house sticking through the sound barrier overlooking the Gallows Road on-ramp must have some serious sound issues, right? Here’s what’s really going on in there.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale | Tags:  Beltway house, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Arlington’s last working farm, Reevesland, lays dormant

Reevesland hasn’t been a dairy farm since 1955, but its neighbors want to transform the property into a farm and local history learning center.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Reevesland, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Evan Moss update: Hundreds turn out, thousands raised

Evan Moss sold 400 copies of his book “My Seizure Dog” as he strived to raise the $13,000 needed to buy a service dog to help him with his severe epileptic seizures.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Fairfax County | Tags:  Evan Moss, My Seizure Dog, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 07/25/2011

In Haymarket, the Senators and their wood bats play ball

Haymarket has taken its team of college baseball players to heart, spurred by scrappy owners who handle everything from contracts to radio play-by-play to grilling the burgers.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Sports | Tags:  Haymarket Senators, Virginia

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Evan Moss, 7-year-old with epilepsy, has his first book-signing Sunday

Evan Moss needs $13,000 to purchase a specially trained seizure dog to help him, and he had the idea to write a book to raise the money. Then he did it. Now he’s ready to sign and sell them.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Books | Tags:  Evan Moss, My Seizure Dog, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Leesburg’s amazing new movie theater (fancy food, drinks, and moving seats!) opens today

The new Cobb Village 12 Cinemas, behind the Wegman’s on Route 7, features not only fancy food and drinks but D-Box seats that move with the movie. If you’re into that.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife | Tags:  Leesburg movies, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Fairfax’s Gum Springs residents fear traffic onslaught

In the historically black neighborhood just east of Route 1, the approval of a big expansion for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital raises fears that traffic will overrun the area.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon, Traffic, Hybla Valley | Tags:  Gum Springs, Virginia

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Loudoun has the most nuclear families in Virginia

Northern Virginia leads the nation in the percentage of homes with conventional — mother-father-2.2 children — families, and Loudoun County is tops in all of Va.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, NoVa | Tags:  nuclear families, Virginia

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Arlington’s 18-foot topless mermaid can be yours for $3,000

An 18-foot wooden mermaid was a landmark of sorts in the Arlington front yard of Paul and Nancy Jackson. Now, the remainder of a 100-year-old white ash tree is for sale.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Arlington mermaid, Virginia

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza getting a sex shop?

The declining former heart of Reston may be getting an injection of sexy with the proposed opening of an adult toy store at Lake Anne Plaza.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston | Tags:  Reston sex shop, Virginia

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/20/2011

MWAA wants $7 million expansion? Really? Now?? (UPDATE: Station going above ground)

As the controversial decision to locate the Dulles Metro station above ground reaches a turning point, The Post reveals that MWAA wants to build itself a $7.2 million addition.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:48 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dulles International Airport, Metro | Tags:  Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Dulles Metro, Virginia

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Virginia leads nation in reporting to gun background system

Virginia tightened its laws after the Virginia Tech shootings and now has filed more mental health reports per capita to a national database than any other state.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mental Health | Tags:  Gun background checks, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Alexandria’s Liam and Eliza Malakoff dominate whitewater

The brother and sister team both had huge success at the recent national canoe and kayak team trials, but 18-year-old Liam says he thinks he’s done with the sport. Eliza, 13, carries on.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Sports | Tags:  Liam Malakoff, Eliza Malakoff, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Virginia aiming to become Hollywood East

Virginia has $3 million in incentives to offer film production crews to come to the Old Dominion, and it’s working. Clint Eastwood just finished, and Steven Spielberg’s on the way.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Virginia Film Office, Virginia

Posted at 04:20 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Fairfax’s Alliance Theatre pulls off ‘Hairspray’ flash mob

It’s basically just a live commercial for their upcoming show, but in the middle of Fairfax Corner on a Friday evening, it’s fun to watch it unfold.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:20 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  Alliance Theatre, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Alexandria hospital working to identify human skulls

Inova Alexandria Hospital and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children teamed up to identify a human skull, and they are hoping other hospitals use their CT scanners to help solve cold cases.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria | Tags:  Inova Alexandria Hospital, Joe Mullins, Virginia

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Groveton oral history project from ’70s now online

Two teachers at the old Groveton High sent their students out into the community in the late 1970s and had them record and transcribe oral histories of the area. Now it’s all online.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon | Tags:  Groveton, Virginia

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Gerry Connolly is a Harry Potter fanatic

Rep. Gerry Connolly first used Harry Potter books to teach his daughter to read, and now he’s one of those fanatics who has parties before the movies’ midnight releases. Who knew?

By Tom Jackman  |  12:06 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics | Tags:  Gerry Connolly, Virginia

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Was there Honesty in guns-for-drugs deal?

ATF says it had a deal with Irving C. “Swerve” Honesty, but no one knows where to find him anymore.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas Park, Crime | Tags:  Irving "Swerve" Honesty, Virginia

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Battle of Bull Run? Yep, there’s an app for that

A smartphone app that uses GPS technology to narrate your way around the battlefield in Manassas is now available for free, but only for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iTouch.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas | Tags:  Battle of Bull Run, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Dale City man sets dog, house on fire (UPDATE: Man charged)

A man attempted to dispose of his deceased Rottweiler by setting it on fire. Instead, the flames leapt onto his house and caused $70,000 worth of damage.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dale City | Tags:  Dale City dog fire, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Reston woman has roof torn off, didn’t want roof torn off

Sharon Moore was shocked to learn that people were ripping her roof off the other day. The roofers, Wadden Construction, had, uh, the wrong address.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston | Tags:  Wadden Construction, Virginia

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011

NoVa’s Rocknoceros ready to rock your kids again

Rocknoceros has its fourth album ready, and though it won’t be released nationally until the fall, they are previewing it Saturday at Vienna’s Jammin Java.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, NoVa | Tags:  Rocknoceros, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Loudoun embezzler says ex-mistress blackmailed him

Eun Tae Lee stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Loudoun-based charity. At his sentencing, he claimed he used the money to pay a former mistress, who threatened to reveal their affair to his wife.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Crime | Tags:  Eun Tae Lee, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 07/12/2011

In Sterling, an outpost of Buddhist serenity

A Buddhist monastery just off Route 28 has now been supplemented with a new Thai Buddhist temple, or “wat,” for the growing number of Buddhists in Northern Virginia.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sterling | Tags:  Wat Yarnna Rangsee, Virginia

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Hybla Valley Good Samaritans save dozens in fire

A 3 a.m. apartment fire could have been a huge tragedy, but two men who were just coming home alerted all 36 residents, who escaped unharmed.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Firefighters, Hybla Valley | Tags:  Brandon Pressley, Joel Ventura, Virginia

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Annandale High parents don’t want students transferred to higher-rated Woodson

W.T. Woodson High School, just outside Fairfax City, is one of the top high schools in the area. But many Annandale High parents are opposed to a redistricting that would send their students there.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale, Schools, Fairfax County | Tags:  Annandale High School, Virginia

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Arlington tattoo removal parlor senses big opportunity

Christian Slavin thinks Zap a Tat, a retail tattoo removal parlor in Ballston, will tap into a huge market of people who no longer want their ex-girlfriend’s or their former gang’s name displayed so prominently.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Christian Slavin, Zap a Tat, tattoo removal, Virginia

Posted at 03:45 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Dumfries’ Ali Krieger nets World Cup game-winner

To cap off a wildly entertaining women’s World Cup game, Forest Park High School’s Ali Krieger scored the game-winning penalty kick to push the U.S. past Brazil.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:45 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dumfries, Prince William County, Sports | Tags:  Ali Krieger, Virginia

Posted at 03:30 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Fairfax County pondering buying Falls Church Water, again

Fairfax Supervisor John Foust is floating the idea that the county should buy Falls Church Water, which charges much more than Fairfax Water but is run by the city of Falls Church.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:30 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, McLean, Fairfax County | Tags:  Falls Church Water, Virginia

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Fairfax state trooper is first woman promoted to major

Captain Tracy S. Russillo, who has overseen the Fairfax division of the state police for the last three years, will be the first woman to hold the rank of major in the department’s 79-year history.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:47 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Tracy Russillo, Virginia

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Fun stuff to do with NoVa kids this summer

Because you’re not just going to let your little ones sit around and watch “Spongebob.”

By Tom Jackman  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa | Tags:  kids activities, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Woodbridge commuter lot closes, but handy map found

A Woodbridge church parking lot, intended to fill the need after 750 commuter parking spots vanished from Potomac Mills, is not being used and is also closing.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Woodbridge, Traffic | Tags:  Commuting, Virginia

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Alexandria’s Maurice Barboza pushes for black Revolutionary War veterans memorial

The Alexandria resident has found that roughly 5,000 African Americans fought in the Revolutionary War, and is pushing for a memorial to them on the Mall.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:53 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria | Tags:  Maurice Barboza, black Revolutionary War veterans, Virginia

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Man arrested in adult store with sex doll is Army officer

Capt. Justin Dale Little Jim, 28, was arrested at MVC Late Night early Tuesday after allegedly breaking in, stealing some items, and then returning for seconds.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:10 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Woodbridge, Crime | Tags:  Justin Little Jim, Virginia

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Alexandria cabbies stung by Fox 5 hidden cameras

Passengers wanting to go from an Alexandria Metro station to Southeast Washington are repeatedly refused a ride, a Fox 5 hidden camera investigation showed.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:11 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria | Tags:  Alexandria cab drivers, Virginia

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Fairfax County planning new $176M police, fire HQ

Fairfax officials want to construct a new police and fire headquarters near the current government center, and to then demolish the current Massey Building headquarters.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police, Firefighters | Tags:  Fairfax police fire headquarters, Virginia

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Fairfax’s ‘Tuba Guy’ keeps marching, and tooting

Jay Converse, 55, is the man who marches all over the middle part of Fairfax County playing his tuba. You’ve seen him, you’ve wondered what the deal is. Here it is.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:42 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Music | Tags:  Jay Converse, Virginia

 

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