Morning Notes

Outside Horizon Hall at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Retail Theft on the Rise, Police Say — “Organized retail theft is way up in Fairfax County, says MPO Howard Mergler of the Fairfax County Police Department’s Tysons Urban Team…During the past year, many millions of dollars worth of merchandise were stolen from the [Tysons] malls. That compares to just $4 million in the previous 10 years.” [Annandale Today]

Penn Daw Fire Station and Housing Concepts Shared — “Nearly 100 community members reviewed plans June 8 for a combination emergency shelter, affordable housing and firehouse being planned for the corner of Beacon Hill Road and Richmond Highway.” County staff presented three designs: one with a courtyard facing Beacon Hill, one with more open space in back and one with the building at the center of the site. [On the MoVe]

Community Group Partners With FCPS to Feed Students — “The group ‘Be the Good’ is partnering with Fairfax County Public Schools to ensure that food-insecure students have emergency access to food…The organization’s partnership with FCPS means that all Title I and Title I-eligible schools may receive a Free Little Food Pantry.” [DC News Now]

The Origin Stories for Two Local Roads — Temporary Road between Reston Parkway and North Shore Drive originally got its name as a placeholder, but no one ever got around to submitting the paperwork for a name change. Meanwhile, Attendee Road in Springfield owes its name to the telecommunications company AT&T. [The Washington Post]

Annual Poll Highlights N. Va. Restaurants and Retail — “No matter the kind of food, drinks, entertainment, shopping, beauty, or fitness services you need, you’ll find a wide array of options here in Northern Virginia. These are the results of our annual readers’ choice poll — and a few editors’ picks, too.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Career Fair for Military Servicemembers Tomorrow — “The Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a career and resource fair for service members, veterans and their spouses on Wednesday, June 14. The event, at Embassy Suites, 8100 Loisdale Road in Springfield, will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.” [Inside NoVA]

Virginia Housing Protections Could Go Federal — “The realities of the housing market haven’t kept up with the letter of the law. The Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2023 — a bill introduced in April by Sen. Kaine and California Reps. Scott Peters and Adam Schiff — could help hinder ongoing discrimination by enshrining protections for veterans and voucher holders at the federal level.” [Greater Greater Washington]

Broadway Coming to Wolf Trap This Week — “Wolf Trap is hosting its third annual ‘Broadway in the Park’ concert this Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m. Lea Salonga, the singing voice of Jasmine in ‘Aladdin’ and Mulan in ‘Mulan,’ will join Tony nominee Megan Hilty of ‘Wicked’ and ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ and local actors from Signature Theatre” [WTOP]

It’s Tuesday — Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. At night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 7 mph. []