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Police, Fire, and EMTs Recognized at Community Tribute

“These are the people who run towards danger when the rest of us run away,” said Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at the seventh annual Police & Firefighters Tribute sponsored by Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce where 21 personnel were honored.

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Firefighters Distribute 2,500 Pairs of Shoes

Seeing is believing for Nicholas Chakos and his family, who made the drive from Pittsburgh to Alexandria to help provide 2,500 pair of shoes to children in need as part of the Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue coat and shoe distribution Oct. 28 at Penn Daw Fire Station 11.

Accreditation: A Mixed Bag


The Virginia Department of Education has issued accreditation reports on our public schools. For our area, the results are mixed.

The Never Never Bond

The British call credit card charges the “Never Never.” That is the attitude of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors (the BOS) with the current $100 million bond issue on the ballot.

A Better Tribute?

This is in response to H. Jay Spiegel’s letter in the October 23, 2014, issue of the Mount Vernon Gazette.