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Fairfax County History, 5/6/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by: News that was making news in years gone by. May 5, 1950: ** Virginia’s poll tax of $1.75 is due tomorrow. May 6, 1955: ** Six sites have been named finalists to become the future...

Arlington History, 5/6/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. May 5, 1944: ** Arlington has won the National Pedestrian Safety Award for communities of its size. May 5, 1950: ** Virginia’s poll tax of $1.75 is due tomorrow. May 6, 1955: ** A low bid...

Arlington History, 4/29/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. April 27, 1945: County police are participating in a national effort to check the brakes of all vehicles stopped for traffic infractions.Arlington residents have donated 15 tons of clothing in a national...

Fairfax County History, 4/29/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. April 27, 1945: A Sun editorial has come out against building dams on the Potomac River in an effort to generate electricity.The Sun’s editor says Americans should stop whining that Soviets got...

Fairfax County History, 4/22/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. April 26, 1936: Merrifield residents are pressing for lower telephone rates. Vienna Mayor Edgar Bennet has picked up two challengers in the town election. At the State Theatre: Charlie Chaplin in “Modern Times” and...

Arlington County History, 4/22/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. April 26, 1936: More than 2,500 county voters have signed a petition to place a $250,000 bond referendum on the ballot in November. The funds would be used to build a junior...

Fairfax County History, 4/15/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. April 14, 1960: County supervisors have OK’d a plan for $25 million in bond sales to build schools. State legislators are sparring over the legality of Virginia’s segregated-restaurants policy. Congress is trying to find...

Arlington History, 4/15/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. April 14, 1960: State legislators are sparring over the legality of Virginia’s segregated-restaurants policy. Congress is trying to find funds to cover an extensive survey of the Potomac River. A Sun editorial laments the...

Fairfax County History, 4/8/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. April 9, 1943: The W&OD Railroad has resumed carrying passengers from Fairfax County to Rosslyn, but says the wartime effort is losing money.At Penney’s, men’s all-wool suits are on sale for $29.75,...

Arlington History, 4/8/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. April 9, 1943: The U.S. Senate has postponed action on a bill that would place certain federal areas in Arlington under control of the District of Columbia. Arlington officials are vigorously opposing the...
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Motorist ticketed after striking pedestrian in Vienna

A motorist was traveling northbound on Park Street, S.E., and turning left onto Kingsley Road, S.E., on May 4...
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