McLean Woman Killed in D.C. Crash — “D.C. police identified the woman killed Friday afternoon near the White House by a man fleeing from the Secret Service as Shuyu Sui, a 31-year-old from McLean.” A second woman injured in the crash remains hospitalized in critical condition. A LinkedIn page indicates that Sui worked as a data engineer for Meta, which didn’t immediately return FFXnow’s request for comment. [The Washington Post]
About 313 People Killed on D.C. Area Roads in 2022 — “Prince George’s County again tops the list with 117 people killed, about 11.8 traffic fatalities per 100,000 people. The region’s other counties with big, fast highways, like Prince William and Fairfax, round out the top three jurisdictions with traffic fatalities above 5 per 100,000 people.” [DCist]
Police Officer Cleared in Seven Corners Shooting — “An undercover Fairfax County police sergeant was justified when he shot and wounded a man in August who had fled a supposed drug deal and appeared to be reaching for a gun, the Fairfax prosecutor ruled Friday.” [The Washington Post]
Herndon Resident Seeks Owner of Hen — “Tas Robin is trying to find the owners of a lost hen who showed up at her home on Bayshire Lane in Herndon on [Dec. 27]. Around 6:30 p.m., Robin’s nephew told her there was a chicken sitting on the hood of the family’s truck parked in the driveway. Robin’s brother-in-law went out, grabbed the hen and then brought it inside.” [Patch]
McLean Tech Company Partners With Samsung — “Iridium Communications Inc. said it’s signed an agreement with an undisclosed company to put its satellite communications technology into smartphones…A South Korean news outlet reported in November that Samsung was planning to work with Iridium to add satellite…technology to its Galaxy S23 phones.” [Washington Business Journal]
Not So Fast on Address Changes, Fairfax Says — “The names of 14 streets officially changed on Jan. 1, 2023, and the U.S. Postal Service has updated its database to reflect the new names. However, the city requests residents and business owners to refrain from updating their address information until Feb. 1.” [City of Fairfax]
Reston Town Center Inspired YIMBYs of NOVA Co-Founder — “Reston Town Center is where I first settled when moving to the DC area from the endless suburbs of Florida. It was my first experience living in a walkable urban community & I was amazed. My origin story of being a housing & transit advocate begins here.” [Adam Theo/Twitter]
Providence District Supervisor Makes History for Regional Transportation Group — “Members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission will swear in new leadership for 2023, including the first Latina Chair Dalia Palchik, and hear public feedback on NVTC’s Work Plan at their monthly meeting Thursday.” [NVTC]
It’s Wednesday — Rain in the afternoon and evening. High of 67 and low of 58. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:00 pm. [Weather.gov]
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Charity Live Music Concert
Ukrainian Charity fundraiser concert at South County High School on June 13, 2023.
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