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Potomac River water is better, but not clean; Meeting to be held on West Falls Church Metro

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, May 10.

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments analyzed data collected from the Potomac River between 1985 and 2016, determining that some levels of pollution are down, but the waterway still contains too many pollutants to be reported as “clean.” (Arl Now)

A community meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. to discuss development of the West Falls Church Metro station area. The task force on the project is meeting once per month through the fall to evaluate impacts of the proposal made by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Virginia Tech to develop portions of West Falls Church. The meeting will be held at the Northern Virginia Center. (Inside NoVA)

Prince William County honored the late Neabsco District Supervisor John Jenkins during a rededication ceremony at the John D. Jenkins Neighborhood Park, unveiling new features at the park. (Inside NoVA)

According to a Washington Post-Schar School poll, Metro’s reputation has improved dramatically in the past two years and has almost reached the levels it enjoyed before a fatal smoke incident in 2015. (The Washington Post)

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