Morning Links: TSA in Alexandria, Virginia Edition

by Lee Hernly, Editor


For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area.

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Boston Properties has challenged the federal government’s award of the Victory Center in Alexandria, Virginia to be the new headquarters of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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A prototypical fall-like weekend is in store for us this Halloween weekend The weather’s been a bit of a see saw lately and that continues ahead. Today is prototypical fall! (Capital Weather Gang)

Large jet fuel spill occurred at National Airport – fuel spilled into river A spill at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Thursday night has discharged fuel into the Potomac River south of the airport. (WTOP)

More than 200 federal prisoners being released in the D.C. area More than 200 federal prisoners are being released from custody in the D.C. area as part of a broader nationwide effort to reduce prison overcrowding and make certain penalties less harsh. (WTOP)

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday – here are 5 things you need to know Here’s what you need to know about the time change this weekend and the ongoing debate over whether to get rid of the practice. (USA Today)

Need a Halloween costume? Check out these D.C. area ideas If you’re the type of person who waits until the last minute to think of a Halloween costume (and let’s be honest, that’s almost everyone), we’ve got you covered with a few simple, do-it-yourself, D.C.-inspired costumes that will impress your friends — or at least show them you put in the minimal amount of effort required for Halloween. (WaPo)

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Fridays are Rule 5 days, so we scanned the local Alexandria, Virginia area blogs to roundup the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

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Guide to enjoying fall in Alexandria Fall is my absolute favorite season and Alexandria is a great place to visit this time of year. I have the perfect guide for your trip so you experience Alexandria’s beautiful scenery, great restaurants, fashion and art. (Alexandria Lifestyle)

Haunted Del Ray From demonic rats to creepy clowns, graveyards and spiderwebs and skeletons galore, Del Ray takes its Halloween decorating seriously. (DIY Del Ray)

13 things to do in the D.C. area on Halloween weekend Visit a museum (but don’t answer that phone), watch two friends fight onstage, learn about the Day of the Dead, welcome back the Wizards raise a toast to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” (Going Out Guide)

Greater Greater Washington makes their endorsements for Alexandria Mayor and City Council Many residents of Arlington and Alexandria watched Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate, but there’s an election coming up much sooner which will have a major impact on life in those Northern Virginia localities. (GG Wash)

A close-up of Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap – NOW open in Rosemont We took a sneak peak at Lena’s Wood-fired Pizza and Tap last week, and think it’s time we all get some giant meatballs and pizza. (In a D.C. Minute)

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