Talks of Washington-Lee HS rename could be delayed until December; Reston Hospital Center expansion has begun

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Feb. 6.

In a Feb. 1 proposal, it was suggested that before discussing changing the name of Washington-Lee High School, the staff first focus on establishing criteria for changing a school’s name. Over summer, then, a committee would be established to come up with a list of potential names, which would be presented to the school board in the fall. All this could delay any name change decision until December 2018/January 2019.

The $72 million Reston Hospital Center expansion—which will add a patient tower, an intensive care unit and inpatient rehabilitation services—in now underway. The construction should wrap up in 2019.
(Reston Now)

Monday, an Arizona man plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud after acquiring over $500,000 by scamming around 250 senior magazine subscribers. One of Raheem Oliver’s victims was a 94-year-old Alexandria man. Oliver, whose sentencing will take place on June 22, could face a 20-year prison sentence.
(The Washington Post)

Those interested can now register for summer camp at the Greater Reston Arts Center. The camp will take place during the work week from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
(Reston Now)

Trader Joe’s may be taking over the Ashburn space that once held The Fresh Market, which closed last spring. One Loudoun and Trader Joe’s have yet to make any official announcement.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

The Rosslyn Business Improvement District has released photos taken from Central Place’s opening-this-summer, 12,000 square food observation deck.
(ARL Now)