Route 1 Dispatches: Englin Resigns, Auto Repair Shop Opens
A roundup of this week's top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
From Huntington-Belle Haven Patch
Three local social services agencies are planning to combine their efforts into one central location, among other options.
Del. David Englin (D-45th) announced that he turned in his resignation, effective August 31, on Thursday. In April, he announced he would not seek re-election in order to focus on his family.
From Fort Hunt Patch
Community leaders broke ground on the $43 million expansion to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital last week.
Local officials are hoping that the Carl Sandburg planetarium can open again. The planetarium was closed in 2009 due to budget cuts.
From Mount Vernon Patch
Animal Control officers responded to a report of an eight-year-old Shih Tzu locked in a hot car in the 7500 block of Fordson Road Thursday. The owner, a 16-year-old male, was served with an unfit owner petition. This incident is the third of its kind reported in Fairfax County this week.
Honest-1 Auto Care opened its doors on Friday. The shop is located in the Engleside Plaza shopping center and uses environmentally friendly tactics in its day-to-day operations.