Friday Morning Rundown

Food Truck Wednesday at Reston Town Center/Credit: RTC

Metro Sued For Unfair Background Checks — A class action suit alleges that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s criminal background screening policies for employees unfairly discriminate against black workers. The suit, filed in D.C. this week, alleges that Metro and three of its contractors discriminated against job applicants and employees through an “overly broad and unnecessarily punitive” screening. [City Paper]

New At The Top For RA — Reston Association has hired a new  Director of Covenants Administration and a new Director of Human Resources & Administrative Services. [Reston Association]

Send Pony Barn Ideas — A working group has now been formed to consider the future of Reston Association’s Pony Barn Pavilion. Follow the link to send them your ideas. [Reston Association]

Silver Line Errands — Thinking of ditching your car to run basic errands via Metro? One local woman blogs how it went going from Wiehle-Reston East to the Tysons Walmart. [Herndon Mom]

Photo: Food Truck Wednesday at Reston Town Center/Credit: RTC


Friday Morning Rundown

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McElveen Won’t Be Mystery Date — Rock star FCPS school board member Ryan McElveen won’t accompany a James Madison High School student to the prom after all. The girl asked McElveen, 28, via Twitter, and the at-large rep said yes. But after determining his appearance would be a distraction, McElveen changed his mind. He says he still will briefly show up at the dance May 30 at the Hyatt Regency Reston. [Washington Post]

Be Prepared — May 25 to 31 is Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Week. You can shop for products as batteries, food storage containers, generators, first-aid kits, bottled water, radios and more tax free. [Fairfax County]

Honoring The Fallen — Monday is Memorial Day. If you want to honor those who have served our country, there are many commemorations in Northern Virginia [Virginia Tourism]

Sleep In Or Start As Usual? — The community forums on changing Fairfax County Public School start times have begun, and it seems parents are not in agreement on the four options. [Fairfax Times]


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