Patch has 32 locations in communities in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Here are some of the top posts from the past week related to efforts to rename highways named after Confederate generals and other topics.
Capitol Hill Bomb Threat stalemate ends after NC Man surrenders
A North Carolina man surrendered Thursday afternoon after police said he parked a bomb in his truck on a sidewalk outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill.
Coronavirus vaccine required for Fairfax Schools employees
Fairfax County’s public schools require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular tests by the end of October. The Fairfax County government will also require their employees to receive the vaccine or have weekly tests starting this fall.
- Vaccine Required by the Alexandria Government, School Workers
- Chef José Andrés’ local restaurants now require proof of vaccination
- Jiffy Lube Live requires a vaccination or a negative COVID test
- Vaccine or tests required for upcoming barns at wolf trap shows
- Metro calls for COVID vaccine or weekly tests for employees
- Concert venues in the DC area tighten vaccination guidelines for guests
- Mask Requirement for Schools, Vaccines in Virginia: Take Our Patch Survey
These 2 NoVA jurisdictions are facing a “high” spread of COVID-19: CDC
The vast majority of Virginia is currently experiencing the highest rate of spread of the coronavirus, with Arlington County and Prince William County leading the way in transmission in the Northern Virginia community, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Policeman killed in Pentagon attack and buried in Brooklyn
A ceremony in New York City on Monday commemorated the Pentagon Force Protection Agency official who was killed in a violent attack on the Pentagon earlier this month.
$ 2 weekend rates, more changes for DC Metro in September
The DC Metro system will introduce $ 2 weekend fares and other changes on September 5 to make mass transit more attractive to passengers.
Capitol Police Clear Officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on January 6th
The US Capitol Police Department has officially exonerated the officer who fatally shot and killed 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt when she stormed the Capitol with hundreds of other Trump supporters on January 6th.
47 Animal cruelty charges against Woodbridge Man: Police
A Woodbridge man is charged with more than 40 animal cruelty charges in Maryland. Authorities accused the man, Damien Terrell Wilson, of participating in an aerial combat ring.
Recall petition against board member of Dranesville School dismissed
A petition to recall Elaine Tholen, a member of the Dranesville District Schools Committee, was dismissed in court on Friday.
Students hit by car on their way to school in Stafford: Police
A 15-year-old girl was hit by a car on Tuesday, August 16. She is currently being treated in a hospital with serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening, according to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
Attorney General accuses Springfield gas station of price gouging
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed an anti-crack lawsuit against a Springfield gas station for asking for “improper” gas prices following the closure of the Colonial Pipeline in May.
Lightning strike causes the Washington Monument to be closed for repairs
The Washington Monument was closed for repairs on Monday after lightning struck the monument during a violent thunderstorm early Sunday morning.
Haiti earthquake relief with the Fairfax County rescue team
VA-TF1, the Fairfax County’s urban search and rescue team, arrived safely in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday evening to aid rescue efforts after Saturday’s earthquake, according to posts on the team’s official Twitter account .
DC Fire honors lifeguards who saved a 90-year-old woman in the pool
DC Fire and EMS held a ceremony on Tuesday to honor a lifeguard for his role in rescuing a 90-year-old woman who sank to the bottom of a pool in northwest DC