Monday, December 17, 2012
In wake of Newtown shooting, Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to look at all resources to keep campuses from kindergarten through college safe.
In the wake of Friday's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced a state plan to review school safety in Virginia at all levels. McDonnell said Monday he plans to identify statewide and locality, school division, college and university resource needs to "ensure that we are doing everything humanly possible to keep our children, young people and educators safe while they are in the classroom." "Just as public safety is the bedrock responsibility of government, the safety of our young people must continue to be the top priority in our schools and our campuses," McDonnell said in a statement. In Fairfax County, there are regular safety and lockdown drills, and there was increased …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Letter to the Editor: The Infant and Toddler Connection, serving children in Fairfax County, seeks state help to meet a budget shortfall.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
There are few things as valuable as early intervention for helping our youngest citizens become successful adults. The Fairfax–Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) has been dedicated since 1994 to providing early intervention services through the Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC). These services include speech therapy, learning and movement therapy and physical therapy. We have been honored to help so many children learn to speak first words and take first steps towards health development. These services greatly decrease the cost for the county and state for long-term care, by helping children learn to be an independent as possible. What is the Crisis? The successful work of the Infant and Toddler Connection has been …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is expected to receive the formal nominee nod Tuesday evening at the Republican National Convention.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is expected to be formally nominated Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Romney and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin originally were to be nominated Monday, but GOP Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who opened the convention Monday afternoon, immediately put it in recess until Tuesday, due to Hurricane Isaac. The storm has shortened the convention. In a roll-call vote, convention delegates will formally put Romney and Ryan on the November ballot, to face President Obama and Vice President Biden. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell garnered a key speakers spot. He is scheduled to address the convention Tuesday night during primetime, before Ann Romney and …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
George Mason University Board of Visitors supports West Campus Connector Alternative 3, asks Advisory Group to revise portion restricting future development.
The West Campus Connector Advisory Group (WCCAG) presented their recommendations to the George Mason Board of Visitors Wednesday. Following two open houses and a public comment period to collect citizen input, the Advisory Group recommended Alternative 3—an underpass and a 90-foot buffer. According to the plan, the area remaining between the buffer and the West Campus Connector would be restricted from further building or parking structures. The intent of the bypass is to keep eastbound traffic headed toward campus and westbound traffic leaving campus from entering the intersection of Braddock and Route 123. A 10 to 30 percent reduction in congestion is expected. Tom Calhoun, George Mason University's Vice President of Facilities and …