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Well it seems like we just finished the 2009 football season but believe it or not, registration for the 2010 season is now open.  We officially open on April 1 but it is actually available now. Practices begin on August 9th and the first game of the regular season is September 17-19, 2010.  We ...
03/25/2010
Fairfax County Planning Commissioner Walter Alcorn proposed major deviations from the Tysons 40 year plan.  According to today's Washington Post, "Alcorn is suggesting planning for the next 20 years only. Growth would be capped at 84 million square feet, almost double the size of Tysons today but...
03/19/2010
As the community continues to pore through the Tysons Corner 40 year plan, released in January, another issue has cropped up, affordable housing.  The Washington Post wrote a piece on this a few Sunday's back.  The article outlined the problem that exists now with many of the Tysons Corner worker...
03/17/2010
As a native Bostonian, I know how fun St. Patrick's day can be.  Up there the entire city shuts down on March 17th and the partying starts early, as I can personally attest. In anticipation of potentially too much St. Paddy's Day cheer, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, a non-profit based ...
03/16/2010
On March 2nd the McLean Citizens Association(MCA) held their winter meeting.  The primary agenda item was "a presentation and discussion about the final plan for Tysons Corner that is being considered by the Fairfax County Planning Commission for recommendation to the Board of Supervisors," accor...
03/11/2010
The recently inaugurated commuter bus line between Woodbridge and Tysons Corner appears to be slow in catching on.  According to InsideNova.com, four "commuter buses from Woodbridge bound for Tysons Corner are running less than half full, leaving transportation officials hoping more people will d...
03/10/2010
Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), a senior congressional leader and poweful advocate for transportation issues in Northern Virginia, said that all systems are go for the Silver Line Metro extension through Tysons Corner.  Appearing on WTOP radio, Wolf noted that the project is "now moving ahead at a...
03/08/2010
Fairfax County is massive and it has a budget to match.  The proposed Fiscal Year 2011 County budget, which begins on July 1, is nearly $3.3 billion.  There are several states that don't have a budget this enormous. The largest expenditure by far is the school system, which is budgeted to receive...
03/04/2010
More condos sold in McLean (12) than any of the previous five Februaries.  Also, the median days on the market in February was the least since February 2006, at the height of the market.  Both indicators that the market has returned to normal here in McLean.  The numbers may have even been better...
03/03/2010
Despite four snow storms in a row that essentially closed everything in the Metropolitan D.C-area down for nearly two weeks, real estate sales still occurred.  In February, 14 single family homes in McLean traded hands, which was identical to 2008, and less than 2009 (21), 2007 (17), and 2006 (22...
03/02/2010
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