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‘Express Lanes’ operator serves up grants

Transurban, which operates 53 miles of tolled Express Lanes highway service across Northern Virginia, recently announced $75,000 in grants to 18 Northern Virginia organizations. The funding, which ranges from $1,500 to $15,000 per organization, represents “responding to the needs of...

Foust: McLean, Fairfax weathering COVID storm

Fairfax County has made solid progress in combating COVID-19, but still faces budgetary and economic-recovery challenges, Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) said March 11 in a virtual “State of McLean” speech to the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce. Calling the pandemic...

Fairfax supervisors set tax-rate ceiling

Citing as they often do each year the need for wiggle room, a majority of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on March 9 agreed to advertise a maximum real-estate-tax rate of $1.15 per $100 assessed value for fiscal...

Should Fairfax borrow now while interest rates are low?

As interest rates continue to languish in the cellar, the McLean Citizens Association (MCA) board of directors is urging Fairfax County officials to borrow more money – and sooner – to take care of pressing capital needs. MCA board members...

Exotic cars draw a crowd in Tysons

Drawn by futuristic, classic, limited-edition and specially modified vehicles, plus the chance to enjoy others’ company in the fresh – OK, sometimes exhaust-laden – air, thousands of aficionados flocked to “The Fast & the Flavorful” Car and Food Show...

Fire official lauded as first-responder of quarter

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce recently honored Capt. Mike Allen of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department’s Station 12 in Great Falls as the “First Responder of the Quarter.” Allen, who has served as the station’s captain for...

Competing visions emerge on future of McLean core

It’s experienced hiccups over the years, but the groundwork for McLean’s Community Business Center (CBC) is advancing. Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville), who outlined a CBC study at a Feb. 20 virtual open house, said he was impressed by the consensus...

BWI wins place in ‘best airports’ ranking

One of the region’s three major airports has received honors in the annual Airport Service Quality Awards, presented by Airports Council International World. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was honored along with Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as tops in...

Va. sees lowest-ever percentage of adults in workforce

Virginia in 2020 was one of 15 states nationally to have the lowest percentage of its adult population in the workforce since record-keeping began 45 years ago, according to new federal data. A total of 60.6 percent of Virginians age...

Vienna officials extend effort to aid restaurants, retail outlets

The Vienna Town Council on March 1 unanimously agreed to extend the town’s temporary regulations on outdoor commercial activities through Sept. 1. Council members on June 1 first passed the modified regulations in response to the pandemic. That initial approval...
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No injuries reported in Fairlington shooting incident

On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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