More Early Voting Sites Open — Fairfax County will open 13 additional early voting sites at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) for the Nov. 7 general election. Joining the Fairfax County, Mount Vernon and North County governmental centers, the new locations will be open until 7 p.m. on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. [Fairfax County Office of Elections]
One Killed, Three Injured in Tysons Crash — “The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday along the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Access Road near the I-495 interchange…Investigators say a sedan with three people inside stopped in the roadway near a ramp to the Dulles Toll Road when it was struck from behind by a Jeep.” [FOX5]
FCPS Will Get State Funds for Tutoring — “Fairfax County Public Schools…is one of three Northern Virginia districts that has had a tutoring funding plan approved by the state Education Department. (The others are the Fairfax City and Falls Church City districts.) The district will receive $28 million for the All in VA plan and plans to spend about $6.9 million on personnel for hourly tutoring during fiscal 2024.” [Washington Post]
Suspect Arrested in Clifton Stabbing — “Police are investigating a stabbing in Fairfax County that sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Tuesday. A suspect is now in custody. Detectives say the stabbing that occurred in the 5100 block of First Road in Clifton appears to be domestic-related.” [WUSA9]
Burlington Coming to Mount Vernon Plaza — “Burlington, a discount retailer of brand-name fashion merchandise, plans to open a store at Mount Vernon Plaza next year, Federal Realty has confirmed to Mount Vernon On the MoVe.” The store will be in a former Bed Bath & Beyond “at 7690B Richmond Highway between PetSmart and Michael’s. A new Burlington store also will be opening at Springfield Town Center Nov. 3.” [On the MoVe]
Development Booms for Tysons-Based Hilton — “Hilton Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HLT) added some 35,500 new rooms to its development pipeline in the third quarter, boosting the total to a record high of 457,300, as the McLean-based hospitality giant seeks to establish a more dominant industry position in part through converting competitors’ hotels into Hilton brands.” [Washington Business Journal]
Comment Period on Affordable Housing Funding Extended — “What are your opinions on affordable housing in the region? The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, along with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), need feedback on a draft application for affordable housing funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).” The deadline has been pushed back to Tuesday, Oct. 31. [FCRHA]
Free Native Trees Offered in Vienna — “The Town of Vienna’s Conservation and Sustainability Commission (CSC) will hold its third annual Native Tree Giveaway on Saturday, October 28, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. outside the Vienna Community Center…Commission volunteers will give away 100 bareroot seedlings in four species.” [Town of Vienna]
It’s Thursday — Expect sunshine and a high near 78 degrees alongside a light southwest wind during the day. As for Thursday night, skies will become partly cloudy, with the temperature lowering to around 58 degrees. [Weather.gov]
A Falls Church man has been arrested in connection to a sexual assault at the Quarry Inn Motel (7179 Lee Highway) in September. Erick Vladamir Chacon Martinez, 23, was taken…
Boaters and geese can be seen in the distance on Lake Accotink (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) The best path forward for saving Lake Accotink might to let it shrink,…
Tysons Galleria has lost another dining option.
Jiwa Singapura, which sought to blend Singaporean street food with a “high-end” setting, closed its doors on Monday, Dec. 4 after less than 10 months of operations.
A vehicle passes 1676 International, an office building in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Justice HS Student Dies From Drug Overdose — “Officials notified the community of the fatal…