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Wednesday Morning Notes

by Fatimah Waseem August 1, 2018 at 9:00 am 6 Comments

A word about panhandling — Last year, local police received about 2,100 calls related to panhandlers in the county. Here’s what you need to know about laws, public safety and steps you can take if you come across a panhandler. [Fairfax County Government]

Updates on a Herndon apartment fire — A fire sprinkler extinguished a fire in garden-style apartments on the 13600 block of Legacy Circle in Herndon late last week. No one was in the apartment unit that caught fire, but 20 people were in the building at the time. No one was injured. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department]

Nearby: Facebook and Tysons — Facebook, Inc. is edging closer to a deal to open a 75,000-85,000 square foot office in Tysons. [Washington Business Journal]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

  • ally

    link for panhandler info is not working

    • Reston Now

      It works on my end. What error message are you getting?

      • ally

        working now. before it said “error in reaching database” or something like that!

  • OneReally

    As usual you link a story to a paid site. Thank you!

  • Mike M

    Here is what I know about panhandling in Reston: It’s skyrocketed this year. Why?
    People used to say Metro would bring riff-raff and I was skeptical about that. But I think it’s just like the mountain lion issue. We have what they want, so give them the means to get here and they will. Panhandlers have learned Reston is loaded with saps who will enable them to stay on the filthy edge in order to make themselves feel like heroes on the cheap. So they will come and live an extra year or so on the filthy edge, thanks to our saps.

  • I’d rather post as a guest

    Surprised Facebook, Inc dosen’t open up an office in Russia.

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