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Winter decorations outside Jeni’s Ice Cream at The Boro (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

All-Day I-95 Toll Lanes Proposed — Northern Virginia leaders, including Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay, say the I-95 Express Lanes should be open to both northbound and southbound drivers throughout the day. The lanes currently only operate during rush hours, with drivers going into D.C. in the morning and going out during the afternoon. [NBC4]

Police Arrest 94-Year-Old in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run — “A 94-year-old Fairfax City man was arrested Friday morning in connection with a felony hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian on Nov. 29 in Fairfax City, according to a police release…The pedestrian was taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.” [Patch]

Election Successful Despite Issues, Board Secretary Says — “Erroneous mailings, a flood of address changes and provisional votes, a new registrar and delayed redistricting lines from the state kept Fairfax County election officials on their toes this year.” [Sun Gazette]

Filipino Restaurant Opens in Annandale — “Paolo Dungca has long been pushing the boundaries of Filipino cuisine at places like the late Bad Saint and Wharf restaurant Kaliwa — and recently at his own string of pop-ups and restaurants, including the popular Pogiboy near Dupont Circle. Now, the rising star chef has expanded to Annandale with a new fast-casual concept: Sari Filipino Kusina, an all-day comfort food spot that opened over the weekend.” [Washingtonian]

Hearing on Fairfax Supportive Housing Project Continues — “A proposal to redevelop the Hy-Way Motel on Fairfax Boulevard and replace it with affordable housing returns for a second public hearing in two weeks at Tuesday’s Fairfax City Council meeting…About a third of the people who spoke at the Nov. 29 public hearing owned businesses in the Fairfax Circle area and opposed the project.” [Patch]

General District Court Gets First Female, Asian Judge — “Honored to be a part of the investiture of Judge Dipti Pidikiti-Smith, the 1st AAPI woman on the Fairfax General District Court. An immigrant, former @VA_LegalAid attorney & advocate for marginalized people, she will serve w/ compassion & ensure all have equal access to justice” [Kathy Tran/Twitter]

Fairfax County Public Library Hosts Program on Hamilton — “Many are familiar with Alexander Hamilton from the hit musical, but how much was true about the actual man? In this one hour presentation, Marti Londal will examine some myths from the musical and go beyond the lyrics to learn more about the ten-dollar founding father.” [FCPL]

It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 43 and low of 28. Sunrise at 7:20 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. [Weather.gov]

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