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Vienna’s “Taking Flight” statue on a cloudy day (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Silver Line Phase II Arrives — “The #SilverLineExtension opens [today]! We’ll be live streaming our opening event celebration on 11/15 at 10:30 am and we’d love for you to tune in virtually. Check back here in the morning or visit http://wmata.com/silverline around 10:30 to join the excitement. Let’s #RIDESILVER!” [WMATA/Twitter]

Hunter Mill District Supervisor on UVA Shooting — “Once again we are rocked by a senseless shooting at a Virginia school. As a proud graduate of @UVA I am devastated for the school and the whole UVA community. We must find a way to work together to prevent these recurring tragedies and end gun violence.” [Walter Alcorn/Twitter]

School Board Chair on UVA Shooting — “Thinking of all the folks with children and loved ones at UVA. Such a senseless and horrible and preventable tragedy. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. This has got to stop.” [Rachna Sizemore Heizer/Twitter]

Burglary Attempts in McLean Under Investigation — “Fairfax County Police say the incidents happened on Saturday night at two houses located within a mile of each other. The first incident happened around 9:11 p.m. at a house in the 1300 block Lancia Drive, and the second incident happened around 10:14 p.m. at a house in the 1300 block Altamira Court.” [FOX5]

Fairfax County Adds New Glass Recycling Sites — Coinciding with Fairfax Recycles Day, there will be ribbon-cutting ceremonies today to celebrate the addition of two glass recycling dumpsters to the county’s Purple Can Club. The new receptacles are at the Virginia Railway Express station in Burke (10399 Premier Court) and the Saratoga Park and Ride on Barta Road in Springfield. [DPWES]

Fairfax City Seeks Input on New Street Names — “Fairfax City Council is hosting a public hearing on Tuesday to solicit public input on the recommended names submitted by the community for 14 city streets. The council voted in July to change the names due to their association with slavery, the Confederacy, and the myth of the ‘Lost Cause.'” [Patch]

Affordable Housing Improves Home Values, Reports Say — “Fairfax County, like most communities across the nation, is taking urgent steps to address a shortage of affordable housing for individuals and families earning low and moderate income…Industry leaders and advocates alike point to an increasing supply of research that demonstrates the benefits of affordable housing.” [Housing and Community Development]

Seven Corners Phasing Meeting Tomorrow — “Due to technical issues with the Seven Corners Phasing Study virtual meeting held on Nov. 10, 2022, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has scheduled an additional online community meeting for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at 7 p.m.” [FCDOT]

Reston Association Seeks Board Candidates — Four seats will be open for the Reston Association Board of Directors’ election in March of next year. Openings include three-year terms for an at-large director, a Hunters Woods District director and a representative for apartment owners, along with a one-year at-large position. [RA]

It’s Tuesday — Rain starting in the afternoon. High of 47 and low of 34. Sunrise at 6:53 am and sunset at 4:56 pm. [Weather.gov]

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