Washington metropolitan area

Washington Football Team Launches Website to Bring Fans Insider Access as the Franchise Evolves

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:30pm

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va., Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Football Team today rolled out a fan engagement site that will offer a comprehensive and ongoing view into the organization's rebrand efforts.

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  • LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va., Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Football Team today rolled out a fan engagement site that will offer a comprehensive and ongoing view into the organization's rebrand efforts.
  • The immersive hub is designed to bring fans along for the ride and provides a platform for their voices to be heard as the franchise ushers in a new era.
  • Fans visiting www.washingtonjourney.com will find interviews and exclusive content to share via their own social media channels, including images, wallpaper downloads, videos, and more.
  • Visit www.washingtonjourney.com to be a part of Washington Football history.

University of Maryland Joins Common Application for 2020-2021

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:25pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Students applying to the University of Maryland will now have the ability to do so through the Common Application, also known as the Common App.

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  • COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Students applying to the University of Maryland will now have the ability to do so through the Common Application, also known as the Common App.
  • Starting August 12, 2020, the Common App will be available to students applying to the University of Maryland.
  • "Through membership with Common App, University of Maryland has demonstrated a shared commitment to pursuing access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process.
  • The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities.

Muscle Maker Grill Begins Construction at Four Northern Virginia Community College Locations

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 3:00pm

Burleson, TX, Aug. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Muscle Maker, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIL ) the parent company of Muscle Maker Grill, Healthy Joes, MMG Burger Bar & Meal Plan AF a fast-casual concept known for serving healthier for you meals, today announced that it has started construction at four campus locations at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA).

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  • Burleson, TX, Aug. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Muscle Maker, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIL ) the parent company of Muscle Maker Grill, Healthy Joes, MMG Burger Bar & Meal Plan AF a fast-casual concept known for serving healthier for you meals, today announced that it has started construction at four campus locations at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA).
  • The campus locations at Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas and Woodbridge will offer fare from Muscle Maker Grill and Healthy Joes and will also provide grab-n-go options for students and faculty who are on the run.
  • Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprised of more than 70,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members.
  • The construction phase has begun and were gearing up to get these four locations open for the new school year said Michael Roper, Chief Executive Officer of Muscle Maker Grill.

New Library Opens in Manassas Park, Virginia

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 12:00am

MANASSAS PARK, Va., Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The City of Manassas Park, VA and Library Systems & Services (LS&S) have partnered to open the brand-new Manassas Park City Library (MPCL).

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  • MANASSAS PARK, Va., Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The City of Manassas Park, VA and Library Systems & Services (LS&S) have partnered to open the brand-new Manassas Park City Library (MPCL).
  • While we are excited about opening our interim neighborhood library, we cannot wait to open our permanent downtown library in 2023.
  • "Manassas Park is a community on the move and the Manassas Park City Library provides print and digital material, programs and services tailored to community needs and desires.
  • With over 140 master-degreed library professionalsand deep expertise in public library strategy, best practices and innovation, LS&S powers strong libraries and strong communities.

Laurel Springs School Partners with LanguageBird to Debut Innovative World Language Program

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 6:47pm

"The partnership between Laurel Springs and LanguageBird comes at a time when millions of families are being forced to reconsider how their children will receive an education due to the coronavirus pandemic," said Megan O'Reilly Palevich, M.Ed., Head of School at Laurel Springs.

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  • "The partnership between Laurel Springs and LanguageBird comes at a time when millions of families are being forced to reconsider how their children will receive an education due to the coronavirus pandemic," said Megan O'Reilly Palevich, M.Ed., Head of School at Laurel Springs.
  • "If those families choose Laurel Springs, we want them to feel confident that they are embarking on a path that leads their children to academic success.
  • LanguageBird will be available to all students in grades 612 who are enrolled in The Academy for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • "Our progressive partnership will enable Laurel Springs to provide the most personalized and interactive language program to its students," said Dr. Karyn Koven, Founder of LanguageBird.

JGL Files Lawsuit on behalf of Montgomery County parents & schools

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 3:00pm

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Montgomery County parents and Montgomery County religious schools filed a suit in Greenbelt Federal court this evening seeking an injunction against Montgomery County's order closing classroom instruction in religious and private schools.

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  • GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Montgomery County parents and Montgomery County religious schools filed a suit in Greenbelt Federal court this evening seeking an injunction against Montgomery County's order closing classroom instruction in religious and private schools.
  • The suit alleges that the County Health Officer lacked the authority to make such a sweeping order, and that County's this action interfered with the constitutional rights of religious and other private schools.
  • It is unclear whether the County will attempt to enforce its order relying on other legal authority.
  • It disrupted the lives of thousands of Montgomery County families.

TransitScreen launches new product to help re-onboarding process as companies return to the office

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:30pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TransitScreen , a Washington, DC-based software company providing commute management solutions built around real-time transportation information, has introduced a new product for companies and their employees planning to return to the office: CommuteWise.

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TransitScreen , a Washington, DC-based software company providing commute management solutions built around real-time transportation information, has introduced a new product for companies and their employees planning to return to the office: CommuteWise.
  • As companies around the country wrestle with balancing safety and the desire to return to normal, return-to-work planning committees are facing a major hurdle: ensuring a safe and manageable commute .
  • TransitScreen works with more than 1,000 customers across more than 50 cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
  • To learn more about how TransitScreen can help you and your employees ensure a painless commute when you return back to the office, please visit transitscreen.com .

Virginia sees Q2 tech job growth amid COVID-19, fueled by Fairfax County; state shines in business climate rankings

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:05pm

Three Virginia-based employers named in the Dice report General Dynamics, Leidos and Booz Allen Hamilton are all headquartered in Fairfax County.

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  • Three Virginia-based employers named in the Dice report General Dynamics, Leidos and Booz Allen Hamilton are all headquartered in Fairfax County.
  • In terms of year-over-year changes, Virginia was the only state in Dices top four list to report an increase in quarterly job postings.
  • In comparison, Dice reported declines in California, Texas and New York job postings of 28 percent, 2 percent and 34 percent, respectively.
  • During 2019 and 2020, name-brand tech companies have chosen Fairfax County and Northern Virginia to expand their footprint: Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Google and Facebook all made location decisions in Fairfax County since Q2 2019.

The Washington Post Names RoosterBio a 2020 Top Washington-area Workplace

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 5:00pm

FREDERICK, Md., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --RoosterBio has been named one of The Washington Post's 2020 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area.

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  • FREDERICK, Md., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --RoosterBio has been named one of The Washington Post's 2020 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • This award is the third award received by the RoosterBio for its outstanding workplace culture since 2019.
  • The Washington Post will also host an awards ceremony in October to recognize the 200 top-ranked companies.
  • Most recently, Rooster Bio was named a 2020 Top 50 Workplace in Frederick Magazine.

Merritt Construction Services Awarded Contract to Complete Section of Crosstrail Boulevard

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 6:21pm

Ashburn, VA, July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merritt Construction Services announced today that it has been retained by DMM Tuscarora LLC and the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) to construct a segment of Crosstrail Boulevard between Kincaid Boulevard and Russell Branch Parkway.

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  • Ashburn, VA, July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merritt Construction Services announced today that it has been retained by DMM Tuscarora LLC and the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) to construct a segment of Crosstrail Boulevard between Kincaid Boulevard and Russell Branch Parkway.
  • Loudoun County is pleased to partner with Merritt Construction Services who have demonstrated their ability to successfully undertake complex and challenging projects like the Crosstrail Boulevard project, said Joe Kroboth, Director, Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure.
  • Providing commuters with an alternate route between Route 7 and Sycolin Road, the new four-lane, divided road segment will extend Crosstrail Boulevard from Kincaid Boulevard to Russell Branch Parkway.
  • Whether serving as general contractor, construction manager or design-builder, Merritt Construction Services offers full-service construction capabilities through all phases of development, from feasibility to commissioning.