Alexandria Motel Demolished — “The Alexandria Motel at 6411 Richmond Highway was officially demolished in late November to make way for a future stormwater management facility for the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. During its heyday in the mid-twentieth century, the motel was a 27-room property advertising its private showers, televisions, central heating and cross-ventilation.” [On the MoVe]
McLean Residents Object to Loss of Trees — “VDOT contractors have cut down hundreds of trees just outside the Beltway near the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Georgetown Pike. They’re extending Virginia’s High Occupancy Toll lanes to the Potomac and perhaps into Maryland. At the outer loop exit onto the G.W., neighbors compare the damage to a strip mine.” [WUSA9]
County Prosecutors Sued Over Child Molestation Case — “A new lawsuit claims Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano and his office mishandled a child molestation case by missing a key deadline and then offering a plea deal that upset the family of the victim.” [WTOP]
Fairfax City Unveils New Logos — “Fairfax City held a ceremony unveiling the new city seal, city flag, City of Fairfax Fire Department badge and patch, and City of Fairfax Police Department department badge and patch. All will be implemented by the new year. Police and Fire honor guards assisted with the flag replacement and seal reveal.” [City of Fairfax/Facebook]
Tysons Still Working to Get Beyond Offices — “Tysons is the largest office submarket in Northern Virginia…But with the office market becoming more mature and underlying fundamentals for the sector weakening, developers are hoping a focus on other uses and amenities for the community will help Tysons become a city with its own identity” [Bisnow]
Documentary Delves Into Lorton Prison History — “The emotionally raw scene is part of a stage play from the ’70s, produced and performed by inmates of Lorton Reformatory, the notorious D.C.-area prison that closed in 2001. Preserved on an old VHS tape, it is one of many gems unearthed by Karim Mowatt, director of the new documentary ‘Lorton: Prison of Terror.'” [Washington Post Magazine]
Reston Consulting Firm Bought by IBM — “IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is acquiring Reston federal IT contractor Octo Consulting Group Inc. from Chevy Chase private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners LLC…The move will add Octo’s approximately 1,500 employees to IBM’s consulting subsidiary.” [Washington Business Journal]
Falls Church Resident to Appear on “Jeopardy” — “A Falls Church resident is set to compete on Jeopardy! this week. You can watch Sriram Krishnan, of Falls Church, compete on the famous game show, airing Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.” [ABC7]
It’s Thursday — Possible drizzle overnight. High of 55 and low of 46. Sunrise at 7:16 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. [Weather.gov]
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