Wednesday Morning Rundown

BLVD under construction

Fairfax County Wants Treatment, Not Jail, For Some — Fairfax County is launching a program to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in jail by diverting nonviolent offenders in crisis into treatment.  The move comes after Natasha McKenna, a schizophrenic woman, died in police custody earlier this year. [Washington Post]

Reston Developer Banking On Bethesda — Reston-based developer Duball LLC has broken ground on a luxury residential project at Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, where it says there is a demand for high-end condos. [Washington Business Journal]

Sing It, Chorale — A look inside the Reston Chorale, which will hold auditions Aug. 24. [Reston Connection]

Calling All Young Writers — The Fairfax County Public Library and the For Love of Country Foundation are holding a poetry and and essay contest for rising seventh to ninth graders. [Fairfax County]


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