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Dawn at Lake Thoreau in Reston (photo by Terry Baranski)

Woman Charged in Bailey’s Crossroads Pedestrian Crash — Yaraliza Rivera Rosado, a 26-year-old Alexandria resident, has been charged with felony hit and run for fatally striking 40-year-old Elise Ballard on Leesburg Pike near the Carlin Springs Road intersection on Oct. 26. Police say Rivera Rosado drove to a parking lot before calling for help, and Ballard was subsequently hit by a second car before officers arrived. [FCPD]

Route 7 Traffic Changes in Wolf Trap Start Today — “On or about Tuesday, Dec. 6, drivers on Route 7 eastbound will experience a lane shift to the south (away from the median) and access changes between Lucky Estates Drive and Lewinsville Road…On or about Dec. 15, the median crossover at Wolftrap Run Road will close permanently, and the median crossover at Lucky Estate Drive will open.” [VDOT]

Fairfax City Street Name Changes Approved — Last week, the Fairfax City Council approved new names for 14 streets that had monikers with connections to the Confederacy. Set to take effect on Jan. 1, the changes include official renamings of Lee Highway and Old Lee Highway becoming Blenheim Blvd. [City of Fairfax]

GMU Studying Possible Cricket/Baseball Facility — “Major League Cricket and its Washington D.C.-based investor, Sanjay Govil, will work with George Mason University to study the ‘feasibility’ of a new multi-purpose cricket and baseball facility. The ballpark would be designed to host Major League cricket matches, Mason baseball games, and other events, with the goal of being operational by 2025.” [Inside NoVA]

D.C. Area Schools See Some Enrollment Recovery — “Fairfax County Public Schools, the state’s largest school system, boasts a student population of 180,127 this year, per Virginia Education Department data. Although it represents an increase from the previous two school years, it falls far short of the last pre-pandemic enrollment numbers” [The Washington Post]

Faith Leaders Call for Mental Health Services Funding — “Faith leaders in Northern Virginia are urging lawmakers to invest more heavily in the state’s mental health system. On Sunday, some of the faith leaders involved with Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) gathered at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon.” [NBC4]

Real Estate Company Acquires Local Multifamily Housing — “The Milestone Group (Milestone) has announced its acquisition of a three-property, value-add, multifamily portfolio totaling 870 units in Fairfax County…The purchase price was not disclosed.” The acquired properties are The Elipse at Fairfax Corner, Windsor at Fair Lakes and the Townes at Herndon Center. [PR Newswire]

Herndon Hosts Annual Holiday Crafts Fair — “Holiday shoppers descended on the Herndon Community Center on Sunday for the 43rd Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show. Town of Herndon Parks & Recreation Department hosted the one-day event, which brought artisans and crafters from around the region to sell their wares.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Rain throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 37. Sunrise at 7:14 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. [Weather.gov]

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