How Jobs Program Has Changed Lives Of Homeless: Patch PM

Emily Leayman
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Here are some of the share-worthy stories from Virginia and DC Patches to talk about tonight:

'It Changed Everything': Jobs Program For Homeless Marks 2 Years

The City of Fairfax and the Lamb Center, a daytime drop-in homeless shelter, are celebrating two years of the City Jobs Program. The program, run by the Lamb Center in partnership with the city's parks and recreation department, puts the daytime shelter's guests to work and has been transformative to improve the workers' lives. Some participants have gone on to find full-time employment.

Huge Majority Of VA Residents Voted Early In 2020: Patch Survey

Voting early was the overwhelming choice among Virginia residents, with the in-person absentee option the most popular method for voting in this year's election, according to a survey of Patch readers.

DC Man Sentenced For Fraudulent Coronavirus PPE Scheme

A District man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 36 months of incarceration for fraudulently selling personal protective equipment (PPE) and filing a fraudulent tax refund request and class action settlement claims, according to a U.S. Justice Department release.

Route 1 Expanded To 6 Lanes With Shared-Use Path In Woodbridge

Drivers along about a mile of Route 1 now have six travel lanes in Woodbridge from Marys Way to Annapolis Way, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Seven-Day Average Of Coronavirus Cases Above 1,500 In Virginia

The seven-day average of daily cases continues to rise in Virginia as 1,521 new cases were reported on Thursday.

Downtown Fredericksburg Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

Downtown Fredericksburg kicks off the holiday season with "Holidays in the 'Burg" Saturday and Sunday, a time when windows are decorated, holiday music is playing and the streets are filled with holiday cheer.

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