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New name for ‘Beaver Pond’ on the horizon

Bye-bye, “Beaver Pond Park.” No, not the Ballston-area parkland itself. Just the name. As they prepare to upgrade the pond area that had detained stormwater from the surrounding area, county staff has proposed four new names – “Beaver” not among them. The...

Editor’s Notebook: Doin’ the sex-ed shuffle

Sex education, or “family life education” as local leaders try to more euphemistically call it these days, has been a contentious subject for generations. Back in the May 31, 1969, edition of the Northern Virginia Sun, it was reported that...

University seeks to convert apartments into hotel space

Marymount University is seeking government approval to allow conversion of up to 133 units (49 percent of the total) in its 15-story “Rixey Building” on North Glebe Road. The units currently are operated as self-contained student apartments. The building was constructed...

Collaborative effort will bring affordable housing to Ballston

Another collaboration between a local religious organization and an affordable-housing developer is moving forward. The $84 million “Ballston Station” project will rise on the current site of Central United Methodist Church, across from the Ballston-MU Metro station, bringing 144 committed-affordable...
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Vienna issues business licenses, notes anniversaries

The Vienna town government recently issued licenses to the following new businesses: Health Check PLLC (clinic), 305 Maple Ave., W.;...
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