Long-Term Care Facility Vaccines, Lee Statue Removed | Top News

Emily Leayman

Patch has 32 sites in communities in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Here are some of the top posts from the past week related to the new coronavirus and other topics.

First Moderna Vaccine Doses Arriving In Virginia This Week

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is starting to be delivered this week in Virginia, a week after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rolled out to be administered to the first people.

Robert E. Lee Statue Removed From US Capitol

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed late Sunday night from the U.S. Capitol Building, according to a release from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's office. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton were present for the removal, as was a representative from the governor's office.

Herndon Nonprofit Founder Receives New Roof For Free

Michelle Robinson and her family have a good roof over their heads this winter, thanks to the generosity of one local company.

Del Ray Homes Create Holiday Card Lane For Christmas Season

A Christmas display tradition returns in 2020 to bring holiday cheer to a Del Ray neighborhood.

Afternoon Tea Offers Solace For Customers At Pentagon City Hotel

Amid the whirl of the holidays and the crush of concerns over the coronavirus, it's nice to enjoy a few moments of contemplative silence and sip a cup of very good tea.

Bowser Picks Native Son To Lead DC Police Department

The District of Columbia has a new top cop. On Tuesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser named Assistant Chief Robert Contee as her pick to be the new chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Fundraiser Successful For 11-Year-Old's Fundraiser Service Dog

The holiday season is a time of miracles. A time of possibilities. People share their wish lists and work to make others happy. This year more than most, what is truly important is at the forefront of everyone's minds—safety, family, community.

See Northern Virginia's Cutest Festive Pets In Holiday Pics

In the spirit of the holiday season, we asked Patch readers in Virginia to submit photos of their cute holiday critters.

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