The Braddock Beacon, December 2010

Inspirational Community Engagement Reports Ring in the Holiday Season
Since I came into office almost two years ago, I have made increasing citizen involvement my number one priority. I believe that starts with engaged communities and connected neighborhoods. Whether it be serving as a neighborhood watch or emergency response volunteer, helping in the schools, or visiting a senior who finds it hard to get out of the house, we all have something to offer.

Braddock District Community Corner
Supervisor Cook in the Community; a look back at the 2010 Taste of Braddock; Recognizing Winnie Shapiro for her Community Service and Welcoming Anthony Vellucci, the Braddock District’s new Representative to the Park Authority; Meeting Scheduled on Parking Concerns Along Zion Drive and Braddock Neighborhood News: Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services and Commission for Women

VDOT Snow Summit Highlights New Approach to Plowing
When VDOT held a briefing for elected officials and their staff in early November, we were happy to hear that some lessons had been learned from the snow storms of 2009-2010, and that new practices have been adopted and will be implemented for the winter of 2010-2011. What follows is a summary of the steps being taken to ensure future snow storms will be dealt with more effectively than those in the past.

Braddock District Office in 2010: A Year in Review
From record setting snowstorms to Braddock Nights, from Board Meetings to homecoming parades, there was no shortage of activity for the Braddock District in 2010.

A Look at Land Use Cases in the Braddock District: University Mall Moves Forward, Three Cell Towers
Three free standing cell towers have recently been proposed for the Braddock District. Two of these towers are located in industrial zones, but will be within the view of nearby residential communities. The third is located within a residential community.

An Update on Braddock District Sidewalks, Trails and Parks
Sidewalks and trails are critical to the lifestyle that exists within the Braddock District. Over the past year a number of projects have been completed that will improve connections and safety of street crossings. Master Plan Process Starts for Monticello Park and Bid to Dredge Lake Barton Received.

Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion of New Beltway Sound Wall at North Springfield Elementary School
The Virginia Department of Transportation and its private partners for the Capital Beltway HOT Lanes, Transurban-Fluor, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, December 1, celebrating the completion of a new sound wall constructed at the North Springfield Elementary School.

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