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Rep. Connolly’s annual Senior Issues Forum via Zoom set for Oct. 29

Congressman Gerald Connolly (D-11), who represents part of the Prince William County area, will virtually host his annual Senior Issues Forum via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m.

Alternative boundary plan for 12th PWC high school sent to US Justice Department

New boundaries for the 12th high school in Prince William County will "prioritize racial/ethnic diversity," according to a news release from the school division. The U.S. Department of Justice raised concerns about the first plan but says this version will pass muster.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) at Fort Sam Houson, TX has recognized October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with dedicated efforts to encourage employment in the federal workforce for individuals with disabilities.

Federal grants to help 6,000 students from low income families gain access to higher education

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will administer the $22 million grant over the next seven years beginning with nearly 6,000 seventh grade low-income students in 16 school districts this year through GEAR UP programs and (eventually) college scholarships to increase preparation and enrollment for post-secondary education.

Washington metro area income statistically the same as at end of recession, Census Bureau reports

The Washington, D.C., metro area’s 2013 median household income ($90,149) was not statistically different from 2010, the first full year after the last recession, when it was $90,316 in 2013 dollars, according to new statistics released today, Sept. 18, from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the nation’s most comprehensive data source on American households.

Social Security to resume mailing statements

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today, Sept. 17, announced the agency will resume the periodic mailing of Social Security Statements--once every five years for most workers--while encouraging each prson to create a secure my Social Security account to immediately access his or her Statement online, anytime.

Wolf introduces bill to authorize use of military force against international terrorist groups

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), who represents part of Prince William County/Manassas area, has introduced legislation authorizing the use of military force against international terrorist groups. This includes the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al Qaeda and its affiliates, like al Nusra, Ansar al Sharia, al Shabaab and Boko Haram, while encouraging close coordination with NATO and regional allies.

Manassas resident pleads guilty in green card case

Mauricio Florian-Polanco, a 39-year-old illegal immigrant from Guatemala who was residing in Manassas pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit immigration document fraud, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Road construction and parking area paving continues Aug. 18-22 at Manassas Battlefield

During the week of Aug. 18-22, road construction work at Manassas National Battlefield Park will occur on North Chinn Road, South Chinn Road, New York Avenue, and the Groveton Confederate Cemetery parking area. The affected roadways and parking areas will be closed to traffic during construction activities.

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