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Property Transferred to Park Authority in Dranesville District »

The Fairfax County Park Authority now owns an additional 11.7 acres of parkland in the Dranesville District.  The new acquisition was the result of a fee simple, land transfer by…

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News

Police Shoot Dog While Arresting Robbery Suspect »

Around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, a 20-year old man was in a parked car with several other individuals…

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McDonald’s Perks Up D.C. Metro Area With Free Coffee »

McDonald’s has announced a second national Free Coffee Event, an opportunity for even more coffee lovers to enjoy a freshly…

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The Daily Police Blotter for September 15 , 2014 »

This report is published every weekday, except county holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from…

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Suspect in Carjacking and Robbery in Falls Church Escapes into Maryland »

Police responded a report of a carjacking on Thursday, September 11 at around 11 p.m. in the 7100 block of…

Sep 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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Schools

Virginia Board of Education Approves Local Test Guidelines »

The state Board of Education today approved guidelines for locally developed assessments that will replace five discontinued Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this year. Legislation approved by the 2014 General Assembly (House Bill 930 and Senate Bill 306) eliminated the following SOL tests, effective with…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Superintendent to Propose Later High School Start Times »

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Karen Garza will propose a recommendation on later high school start times at the Fairfax County School Board’s business meeting on Thursday, September 18, for the Board’s formal consideration at its business meeting on Thursday, October 23. The Superintendent’s…

Sep 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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City News

Alexandria Man Charged in Setting Fire »

  Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged Scottie Alton Reina, 41, of the 6400 block of Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia, with maliciously…

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Book Reviews

Spinning The Lathe of Heaven

Recreational reading is getting harder and harder to fit in so when I pick something for pleasure I usually need a connection to something in order to ensure it’s not a complete waste of my time.…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »

A Rite of Spring

Spring bursts forth, sometimes from fresh seeds and sometimes from roots that were established many years before. During my first semester at George Mason University I was fortunate enough to stumble into a college course that…

Apr 27 2014 / Read More »
Technology

Researcher Offers New Predicting Tool for Hurricane Strength and Destructive Power

Vasu Misra, associate professor of meteorology and co-director of the Florida Climate Institute, and fourth-year doctoral student Michael Kozar introduce in the Monthly Weather Review of the American Meteorological Society a new statistical model that complements…

Sep 15 2014 / Read More »

Australian National University Team Successfully Replicates Crucial Steps in Photosynthesis

An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a fuel. “Water is abundant and…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »

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Police Reports

The Daily Police Blotter for September 18, 2014

This report is published every weekday, except county holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Some incidents…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

The Daily Police Blotter for September 17, 2014

This report is published every weekday, except county holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Some incidents…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »
Health and Wellness

FDA Approves Perjeta for Type of Late-stage Breast Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Perjeta (pertuzumab), a new anti-HER2 therapy, to treat patients with HER2-positive late-stage (metastatic) breast cancer. Intended for patients who have not received prior treatment for metastatic breast cancer…

Jun 10 2012 / Read More »

Drug Combination Highly Effective for Newly Diagnosed Myeloma Patients

A three-drug treatment for the blood cancer multiple myeloma provided rapid, deep and potentially durable responses, researchers report today online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, and yesterday, Sunday, June 3, 2012,…

Jun 4 2012 / Read More »
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