Jason Kessler seeks Charlottesville rally anniversary event permit; National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony takes place tonight

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Nov. 30.

The man who put together the August Charlottesville rally that resulted in the death of two Va. state troopers and one protester, Jason Kessler, has announced that he is in the process of obtaining a permit to hold an anniversary rally next summer. If the permit is granted, the event will be held at the same spot from Aug. 11-12, 2018.
(The Washington Post)

The 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place tonight, unsurprisingly causing an increase in traffic in and around Washington, D.C. Constitution Avenue, 15th Street NW and 17th Street NW will all close early this afternoon, not reopening until approximately 8 p.m.

After a 4-1 vote from the Arlington County Board on Tuesday, the area shall receive the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center, which will boast a 50-meter pool, diving tower, family pool and other amenities. Construction will begin during the summer of 2018 and end in 2021.
(ARL Now)

Former San Francisco 49er Charles Mann will be working at Reston’s real estate firm, Verity Commercial.
(Reston Now)

A mistake made by American Airlines could have complicated thousands of holiday flights this December due to the company’s time off request system allowing pilots to take off around the holidays. Those pilots who will be working will be getting paid bonuses.

Monday, Dec. 4, drivers along I-495 to U.S. 29 in Rosslyn will begin having to pay I-66’s dynamic tolls. Eastbound tolling will take place from 5:30-9:30 a.m. and westbound from 3-7 p.m.
(Prince William Times)