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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Man arrested for soliciting sex from minors

Gregory [FCPD]
Fairfax County Police arrested James Gregory, 21, of Falls Church, for using social media to solicit sex from minors.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau’s Sex Crimes Squad began their investigation last month when a juvenile victim disclosed unlawful sexual contact with Gregory to their parents.

Detectives believe Gregory used several social media accounts with false names while also misrepresenting his age to solicit sex from minors.

He was arrested Feb. 19 by officers from the West Springfield Police Station and charged with two felonies: carnal knowledge and the use of a communication device to solicit a minor.

Bus riders urged to raise concerns about route cuts at public hearing

WMATA is proposing to eliminate the 3A Metrobus route in Annandale. 
Bus riders unhappy about the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s intention to eliminate the 3A bus line through Annandale can raise their concerns at a public hearing hosted by WMATA, Monday, Feb. 24, at the Hilton Arlington at 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington.

There’s an open house at 6 p.m., and the hearing starts at 6:30.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Giant, Safeway, and Fairfax Connector union members plan to strike

The Safeway on Little River Turnpike in Annandale.
Local 400 of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union is planning a strike against Giant and Safeway over the companies’ failure to meet employees’ wage and benefit needs.

The union is holding a rally and press conference at a Safeway in Washington, D.C., today at 11 a.m. “to announce our plan to take a strike vote at Giant and Safeway if we are unable to reach a fair contract,” UFCW Local 400 states.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Pupusas Express to take over old Quizno's spot

Pupusas from Papusas Express
Pupusas Express is coming to the former Quizno’s space in the Annandale Shopping Center.

In addition to traditional Salvadoran pupusas, the menu features carne asada, fajitas, burritos, tacos, and Salvadoran soups, among other Tex-Mex and American fare.

Gold's Gym in Seven Corners is closing



Gold’s Gym at 6720 Arlington Blvd. in Seven Corners is closing on March 13.

Pedestrian fatalities most likely to involve seniors


“Walking seniors are dying in record numbers on Virginia’s roads,” reports AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Statewide, there were 37 fatalities involving pedestrians age 65 or older in 2019, compared to 19 in 2018.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Planning moves forward for live/work concept at Skyline office buildings

A rendering of the Skyline redevelopment project.
The Fairfax County planning and zoning branch is reviewing a proposal to amend the development plan for three office buildings at the Skyline Center in Bailey’s Crossroads.

The application was submitted by the Wolff Co. (KIW Skyline), which purchased the three mostly vacant buildings in 2019 at 5201, 5203, and 5205 Leesburg Pike.