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The State of NoVa: April, 2012

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Arlington’s Long Bridge Park parking will be free on weekends

In response to complaints from the Arlington soccer community, parking at Long Bridge Park’s soccer fields is now free on Saturdays.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012

When disco balls attack! Woman hurt, sues

A woman dancing at a Franconia moose lodge was struck by a falling mirrored orb. Was it dislodged by Sister Sledge?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Franconia, Courts, Nightlife | Tags:  Disco balls, Ana Guevara Blanco, Franconia Moose Lodge

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2012

GMU’s Tyler Cowen: Making NoVa’s ethnic cuisine, and culture, famous

The renowned economist and foodie talks about why Northern Va.’s ethnic food scene is among the best in the nation.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Nightlife, George Mason University | Tags:  Tyler Cowen, ethnic dining, An Economist Gets Lunch, George Mason University

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Alexandria council candidate fell behind on taxes

Boyd Walker, who’s running for the the Alexandria City Council, just paid off $16,544.84 in overdue property taxes on his King Street residence.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Gooey chocolate goodness on the outside, powdered cocaine madness on the inside; alleged smuggler caught

THE STATE OF NOVA | Who needs nougat? A Guatemalan woman was caught with drug-filled candy bars and juice boxes.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:44 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dulles International Airport, Crime | Tags:  Chocolate cocaine smuggling, Juice box cocaine smuggling, Customs and Border Protection, Dulles International Airport

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Manassas post office building remains in limbo

The Old Town structure was sold at auction, but U.S. marshals have blocked the sale of a place caught up in a mortgage scheme.

By Jeremy Borden  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Prince William Rainbow Riding Center’s request for $211,000 from county attracts controversy

Critics say it’s a lot of taxpayer money for one nonprofit group with money in the bank. Supporters say it’s a worthy cause.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Government | Tags:  Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center, Debi Alexander, Wally Covington, discretionary funds

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Bike trail and school funding top priorities at Manassas budget meeting

A controversial bike trail and dollars for new school buildings emerge as top issues.

By Jeremy Borden  |  11:26 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Housing tops Alexandria issues in 2012, mayor says

Mayor William Euille called the lack of affordable housing options the city’s biggest issue in a video for his annual State of the City released Monday.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Dumfries reconsiders ‘no-Jesus’ resolution

The town specifically banned any mention of Christ in its pre-town council invocations. Now it is reconsidering.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:10 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dumfries, Prince William County | Tags:  Jesus Christ, non-sectarian invocations, Dumfries

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 04/22/2012

What a county budget really means

Watching what they do, not what they say, as Arlington County Board passes its 2013 budget.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:35 PM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Woodbridge pizzeria robbed by gunman in Kiss mask — but Paul Stanley?

He robbed as “the Starchild,” not as Ace Frehley or Gene Simmons. Who could keep a straight face?

By Tom Jackman  |  11:28 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Woodbridge, Crime | Tags:  Paul Stanley robber mask, Kiss

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Army investigating award given to soldier who shot, killed David Sharrett II

Capt. Timothy Hanson received a badge for his actions on the exact day that he killed one of his own men and then fled the battlefield without telling anyone.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:43 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dave Sharrett | Tags:  Pfc. David H. Sharrett II, friendly fire

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Alexandria council candidates jostle for position

Fourteen of the 16 candidates for Alexandria City Council spoke Tuesday of second-rate cities, economic disasters and craven political ambition. Everyone was polite.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Paul Draisey, ‘Voice of Loudoun County,’ dies at 55

The renowned Loudoun personality worked for 36 years at WAGE 1200, which closed in 2009.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Media | Tags:  Paul Draisey, WAGE-AM 1200

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Falls Church Vietnamese community protests handling of sexual assault report

A Vietnamese day spa owner says she was assaulted, but police charged her and closed her business.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:48 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Crime | Tags:  Falls Church, Vietnamese community, sexual assault

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Prince William climate case judge already anticipating the appeal

A new judge makes no ruling in the FOIA request for Michael Mann’s e-mails, says he wants the case clear and complete for its inevitable appeal.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Courts | Tags:  global warming, Michael Mann, freedom of information

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Manassas mayor, council back more money for ballet

Mayor Harry “Hal” Parrish II recommended overruling a committee he appointed for area nonprofit funding. The city council majority backed him up.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:56 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Loudoun’s got live music, but no more Summer Musicfest

Concerts in Leesburg, Purcellville and Berryville this season, but no more Travis Tritt at Belmont Country Club.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:44 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Loudoun County, Leesburg, Purcellville | Tags:  Loudoun live music, Leesburg Acoustic on the Green, Buncearoo Purcellville, Loudoun Summer Musicfest

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Shuttle Discovery coming Tuesday, send us your pics

Atop a 747, the Discovery will fly over D.C. and NoVa on its way to Dulles and its permanent home at Udvar-Hazy.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:40 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dulles International Airport | Tags:  Space shuttle Discovery, Udvar-Hazy Center

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Pr. William mobile home park ‘injunction’ request heads to Va. Supreme Court

Court has “tremendous leeway” with case of nine mobile homes that are deteriorating on former flood site.

By Jeremy Borden  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Prince William climate change debate centers on FOIA

Does Freedom of Information law apply to the e-mails of university professors? A significant moment in the climate change debate may hinge on that.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Courts | Tags:  global warming, University of Virginia, Michael Mann, David Schnare, Kathi Westcott

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Alexandria trolley: Battling names and routes

Why is the proposed new trolley route named for Del Ray and not Arlandria? And why wasn’t the City Council consulted?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The State of NoVa, Alexandria | Tags:  Alexandria, Transportation, Northern Virginia

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Loudoun public defender Lorie O’Donnell arrested for shoplifting

Lorie O’Donnell, head of indigent defense in Loudoun, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties, is accused of stealing one can of Red Bull.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Crime

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Robert Simon, 98, is still the face of Reston

He planned it, he still lives there, he still wants to make it better. Reston founder Robert Simon turns 98 today.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:33 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston | Tags:  Robert E. Simon, Reston

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Arlington launches homeless housing fundraising

With a $500,000 donation from a local developer and the promise of another $500,000 from Arlington County, the Arlington County Foundation this week launched a fundraising campaign, part of the county’s 10-year plan to end homelessness.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Nonprofit dinners come with side of politics, taxpayer dollars in Prince William and Manassas

Manassas Ballet and Hylton Performing Arts Center benefit from city, county funds.

By Jeremy Borden  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Arlington to host Va. pole dancing championship

It’s athletic, and they’ve got rules against erotic dancing. Also, you have to wear clothes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Nightlife

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 04/06/2012

New Fairfax Metro station names are so boring

No spark, no real local flavor. No stations named after rock stars. Just the place where they’re located.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Fairfax County

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Terrence Jennings’ taekwondo journey: From Landmark Mall to T.C. Williams to the Olympics

Terrence Jennings has persevered, and now a fundraising effort is on to get his parents to London.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Sports | Tags:  Terrence Jennings, taekwondo

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012

George Mason and big-time football? Probably not

Basketball is much cheaper. For a team and a stadium in Fairfax? $200 million.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Sports | Tags:  George Mason football, Tom O'Connor

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Loudoun judge disbelieves BOE officials, but rules in their favor in costly FOIA case

Judge Julia Cannon disbelieves board’s testimony, but says their actions were legal.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Courts | Tags:  Beverly Bradford, J. Scott Littner, Loudoun County Board of Equalization

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012

George Mason hosts graphic abortion photo wall

A demonstration by an anti-abortion student group then sparked a counterprotest by a pro-choice group.

By Donna Peterson  |  04:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Anna Maher, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, abortion protest, Lily Bolourian, Patriots for Choice

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Arlington has coyotes, but not the howling type

New video shows a coyote in Potomac Overlook Regional Park.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:28 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Alexandria’s Old Town Theater may live yet

The new owner originally planned retail, but has had a change of heart.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:43 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Nightlife, Development | Tags:  Old Town Theater

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 04/02/2012

School donation to Arlington GOP candidate raises kerfuffle

A $350 donation by employees of Bishop Denis O’Connell High School to Republican Arlington County Board candidate Mark Kelly raised questions.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:50 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Nationals Park: 60% of attendance from NoVa

The Nationals say 25 percent of fans come from Maryland, 15 percent from D.C.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa

 

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