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The State of NoVa: October, 2012

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 10/31/2012

George Mason U. to launch South Korean campus

The university is making its second attempt at a campus outside Virginia.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:57 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Schools, Fairfax County | Tags:  George Mason University, Songdo Global University, Incheon Free Economic Zone, New Songdo City

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Annandale massage parlor Peach Therapy was a full service brothel in heart of Fairfax County. Is it still?

Former owner admitted prostitution. It remains open in heart of Fairfax Co.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:28 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale, Crime, Fairfax County | Tags:  Peach Therapy, human trafficking, sex trafficking, Annandale

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Tysons’ last green space on verge of being saved

A road through Old Courthouse Spring Branch forest may be nixed.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development, Vienna | Tags:  Tysons forest, Old Courthouse Spring Branch forest, Save Tysons Forest Coalition, Pam Konde, Cathy Hudgins, Tysons Corner

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Lower-price bid for Manassas Post Office building accepted

New owners may move City Tavern restaurant to new space.

By Jeremy Borden  |  09:50 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 04:54 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Tenants object to JBG award

Tenants of JBG’s Alexandria property protest.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  04:54 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Leesburg Halloween light show is pretty awesome

The show features 8,500 lights synchronized to 13 different songs.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:53 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edwards Landing Lights, Halloween lights, Brandon Bullis, Leesburg

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 10/23/2012

BRAC traffic in Alexandria: No ‘Carmageddon’

A Defense Department building constructed on I-395 portended traffic doom, but roads are clear.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:16 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BRAC, Alexandria, Mark Center, traffic

Posted at 01:56 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Indoor cricket club opens in Sterling

Now you can practice your googlys and beamers year-round.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:56 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sterling, Loudoun County, Sports | Tags:  Indoor cricket, The Wicket Club, Fairfax Cricket Club, Neal Augenstein

Posted at 01:43 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Hey hockey fans! Prince William has high quality hockey in Capitals’ absence (but no beer) (yet)

Hockey fans can visit the newly rebuilt Prince William Ice Center in Woodbridge for junior-league play.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:43 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Woodbridge, Sports, Prince William County | Tags:  Potomac Patriots, Prince Wiliam Ice Center, NHL lockout, EJHL-South, Cross Ice Feed

Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Fairfax Police Chief David Rohrer posts farewell video

After 32 years as a cop, becomes Deputy County Executive.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:14 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Government, Police | Tags:  David Rohrer, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County

Posted at 02:10 AM ET, 10/19/2012

George Mason student launches Fairfaxpedia

It’s a Fairfax version of Wikipedia. Go ahead, write something.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:10 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Fairfax County | Tags:  Fairfaxpedia, Frank Muraca, Cvillepedia, Fairfax Tomorrow, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Wikipedia

Posted at 02:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Bonnie Hobbs, longtime NoVa community news reporter, is Centreville’s Citizen of the Year

If you’ve committed a crime or been in a high school play, she’s covered it.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bonnie Hobbs, Centre View, Centreville Day, Citizen of the Year

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Arlington’s approach to streetcars, Artisphere, murals shine light on county’s management style

County’s support for streetcars and the arts is attracting closer looks.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Government | Tags:  Arlington County, Columbia Pike streetcar, Artisphere, Wag More Dogs, Libby Garvey

Posted at 12:58 AM ET, 10/16/2012

The death of Bryan Glenn: Did the Fairfax County police mishandle it? Did the news media?

STATE OF NOVA | After a Va. teen disappeared, the police didn’t find him and are now silent.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:58 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Glenn, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, teen suicide

Posted at 01:20 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Document Drop: Phony numbers uncovered in Fischer Hardware’s struggle with Ace Hardware?

The Springfield store presents evidence of alleged fraud.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:20 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fischer Hardware, Roy Ewers, Ace Hardware, Small Business Administration

Posted at 12:46 AM ET, 10/15/2012

UPDATE: New details in slaying of Alexandria businessman Sam Del Brocco in Florida

The Sept. 2010 homicide in Fort Lauderdale remains unsolved.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:46 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sam Del Brocco, Fort Lauderdale, Alexandria, Pompano Beach, Ted Scouten

Posted at 12:56 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Braco brings his healing gaze to Arlington

The Croatian man makes no promises, many say he healed them.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:56 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Braco, Arlington, healing

Posted at 01:11 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Nationals fans on Metro head back to NoVa in large numbers after games, WMATA data shows

Analysis of WMATA data show Vienna, Arlington are popular exits.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:11 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Sports, NoVa, Vienna | Tags:  Metro, WMATA, Washington Nationals, Northern Virginia

Posted at 02:46 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Fairfax County woman builds livable ‘tiny house’ as part of sustainability movement

A Fairfax County resident has built a 210-square-foot home for her master’s degree.

By Donna Peterson  |  02:46 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Development, Manassas | Tags:  Sarah McNair, tiny house, American Public University

Posted at 02:27 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Korean festival at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville busts out the ‘Gangnam Style’ dancing

The craze overtakes the stage at Bull Run Park, as well as the world.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:27 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Centreville, Music | Tags:  KORUS Festival, Gangnam Style, Bull Run Regional Park

Posted at 12:46 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Sharam, international house DJ star, allegedly swindled by Fairfax County convicted felon

The former Deep Dish member, Grammy winner is out $100,000.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:46 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, Springfield, Crime, Fairfax County | Tags:  Sharam, Yoshitoshi, Deep Dish, Kristin Gardner Kelly, embezzlement

Posted at 12:39 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Loudoun County, ground zero in Lyme disease debate, attracts Romney-Ryan offer of help

The Republican candidate sides with those who say Lyme is a chronic illness.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:39 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Politics | Tags:  Lyme disease, Mitt Romney, Loudoun County

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 01:01 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Dumfries paramedics ordered to stay away from alleged child molester’s ice cream shop

Prince William fire chief convenes task force to examine the issues.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:01 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dumfries, Prince William County, Firefighters | Tags:  Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad, Prince William County Fire Department, JoJo's Original Soft Serve, Joseph Ruhren

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Alexandria’s GenOn plant shuts down, finally

Citizen opposition to the coal-fired plant helped push its shuttering

By Tom Jackman  |  11:26 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria | Tags:  GenOn plant, Alexandria

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/01/2012

McLean High’s ‘Living History’ class helps Smithsonian acquire, preserve rare books

After visiting the rare book collection, McLean teens were recruited to help.

By Donna Peterson  |  03:09 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  McLean High School, Smithsonian Institution, Living History, rare books, Adopt-a-Book

Posted at 03:34 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Take a look around: Political signs have vanished from Fairfax County roads and medians

After a law change, a look at area roads shows candidates seem to be voluntarily complying.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:34 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Traffic | Tags:  Political signs, Pat Herrity, Fairfax County, David Albo

 

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