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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Apr 7, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 6801 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (Apr 7, 2023)…

  1. UPDATED: Construction on I-495 toll lanes can continue during lawsuit, judge says
  2. UPDATED: Pedestrian killed in crash at Richmond Highway near Fairfax County Parkway
  3. Tysons sushi restaurant, Kusshi Ko, closes temporarily

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. Proposed Pan Am redevelopment in Merrifield drops townhouses, going all in on apartments (15873 views)
  2. EXCLUSIVE: Abrar Omeish bows out of school board race to work with youth-focused legal nonprofit (6324 views)
  3. Korean BBQ and hot pot restaurant coming soon to Herndon (4920 views)
  4. Police: Two hospitalized by separate shootings in Reston and Groveton (3295 views)
  5. Southbound GW Parkway in McLean to close this month, shifting traffic to new, reversible lane (2334 views)
  6. Woman reportedly abducted in New York killed in gunfight between police and suspect on I-95 (1562 views)
  7. Ruth’s Chris Steak House now open in Reston Town Center (1432 views)
  8. New Annandale Civic Space begins to replace parking lot, set to open later this year (1277 views)
  9. County invites residents to drop off food and yard waste for composting at I-66 facility (1217 views)
  10. Unionized workers at Kingstowne Safeway protest potential grocery store merger (1056 views)

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We hope you have a great weekend! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋

Recent Stories

Good Monday evening! Today we published 1 articles that were read a total of 1694 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

(Updated at 6:35 p.m.) Two people have died, and two more have been hospitalized in an apparent shooting and stabbing at the Tysons View Apartments in Idylwood. A 20-year-old man…

Good Friday evening! Today we published 6 articles that were read a total of 10172 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

The Faraday Park neighborhood has officially welcomed another tenant: Eve’s Garden Lounge and Bar. The Asian fusion restaurant celebrated its soft opening on Friday, May 12 at 11207 Reston Station…

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Ukrainian Charity fundraiser concert at South County High School on June 13, 2023.

All proceeds will go toward Ukrainian funds “Mriya Charity” and “Dai Lapu Drug”, that help kids and animals affected by war.

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