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Thursday Morning Notes

by Kalina Newman June 8, 2017 at 9:00 am 8 Comments

Fairfax County School Board Makes Referendum Requests — The Fairfax County School Board is requesting a school bond referendum for $315 million be placed on the ballot for the November general election. The money in the referendum would go toward a plan for a new elementary school in the Herndon area as well as construction, renovations and other work at numerous other schools. [Fairfax County Public Schools]

Metro to Retire All 1000 and 4000 Series Railcars by July 1 — Months ahead of schedule, WMATA announced that they will retire their oldest and most unreliable metro railcars by July 1. This is to make room for the influx of newer, chicer 7000-series railcars. [WMATA]

McAuliffe Coming to Lake Anne — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is scheduled to be at Lake Anne Brew House (11424 Washington Plaza W.) at about 4:45 p.m. Friday. The governor will be honoring the brew house for its three medals in the recent Virginia Craft Beer Cup. [Lake Anne Plaza/Facebook]

Meteor Was Visible Across DC Area — A fireball that briefly lit up the sky at about 10 p.m. Tuesday was seen across the region, including in Reston. [Capital Weather Gang]

Fairfax County Government Warns Against Gas Station Scammers — Fairfax County officials say there have been 21 cases at 15 gas stations where account information has been stolen via Bluetooth and money has been robbed. The scam is new and high-tech, and there are no warning signs. [Fairfax County Government]

File photo courtesy Ryan Goff

  • vdiv

    Have yet to see or ride in a 7000-series railcar on the Silver/Orange/Blue lines.

    • Anonymous Poster

      I’ve seen it on the silver four or five times now, but I’ve never ridden it.

      I see it on blue and orange a lot more when I’m downtown.

      In the end I don’t really care, as long as the blasted thing runs on time.

    • Rich_C

      They occasionally show up on the Silver line. The electronic boards are nice. Also the PA system actually works and you can actually understand announcements. Not as many seats, more standing room.

  • Ugh

    “Terry McAuliffe is scheduled to be at Lake Anne Brew Hous”

    How revolting. Glad I haven’t patronized them yet. Now I know I should avoid.

    • Guest

      I agree! You couldn’t handle drink stronger than the kool-aid.

    • RestonAssurance

      Lake Anne Brew House did win 3 medals for the Virginia Craft Beer Cup so McAuliffe is probably congratulating them on their work more so than any propaganda. It’s his job to make the rounds with constituents even if you don’t agree with him.

    • Anonymous Poster

      I used to have issues where they’d pour beers with a huge head and only half fill the growlers because the rest was all foam. That’s been fixed, thank goodness, and their beers are good. I’d recommend trying them out if you haven’t.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Dear FCPS, if you want a new school, please save your nickels and dimes, and then pay cash for it. My vote on the bond referendum will be “No”.


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