Morning Notes

The Vita Apartments behind Macy’s in Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Fairfax Connector to Restart Service Friday — Fairfax Connector workers represented by ATU Local 689 voted yesterday (Wednesday) to ratify a new contract with bus operator Transdev, ending their strike after 15 days, the union announced. The bus system will officially resume service on Friday (March 8). [FFXnow]

Annandale Man Charged in Baby Son’s Death — “Detectives from the Mason Police District arrested Shane Frye, 37, of Annandale, in connection with the overdose death of his 4-month-old son. Officers responded to the 4200 block of Americana Drive in Annandale on June 15, 2023, for an unresponsive baby, who was being cared for by Frye.” [Annandale Today]

Casino Opponents Got Help From MGM Owner — “A coalition of political and business leaders, including the owners of MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino in Maryland, paid for a phone survey and provided buses to take Tysons casino opponents to Richmond.” Leaders of opposing community groups say they were already organizing volunteers to testify before state lawmakers when a PR firm tied to MGM offered to help with expenses. [Patch]

Animal Shelter Needs Help Getting Dogs Adopted — “We currently have over 100 dogs in our care, and our shelters are quickly running out of space. We need our community’s assistance in finding loving homes for these wonderful pups. With so many adorable faces waiting to meet you TODAY, there has never been a better time to adopt!” [Fairfax County Animal Shelter/Facebook]

County Board Appoints Police Review Panel Liaison — “Craig Miles has been appointed Fairfax County Police Civilian Review Panel (PCRP) liaison by the Board of Supervisors (BOS), effective Monday, March 11.” Replacing the panel’s one-time executive director, the liaison will advise, support and coordinate activities with the panel and manage “the intake process for complaints against officers and employees of the FCPD.” [Fairfax County Government]

Police Warn About Cryptocurrency Scams — “Detectives and investigators with the Fairfax County Police Department’s Financial Crimes Division warn community members of Bitcoin and crypto-related scams being reported within the county. Criminals are exploiting people into depositing money into crypto ATMs and defrauding them of their money, police said.” [Gazette Leader]

Tysons Hotelier to Sponsor Golf Competition — Hilton McLean Tysons will be the official hotel for the 2024 Solheim Cup, a biennial women’s golf competition that “pits the best U.S. players against their European counterparts.” Hilton Worldwide Holdings has signed on as a global partner for the event, which will be held Sept. 10-15 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville. [Washington Business Journal]

Vienna Sets Date for July 4 Fireworks — Vienna will hold “its Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show on July 2 at Yeonas Park…Like several other Northern Virginia communities, Vienna in recent years has been holding its Independence Day celebration earlier than the traditional July 4 because of difficulties in securing fireworks vendors.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Thursday — There’s a 20% chance of rain before 10am, and skies will be mostly cloudy, with temperatures reaching up to 61°F. There’s a 20% chance of precipitation. The skies will be partly cloudy at night with the temperature dropping to about 43°F. []

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