Articles by: Drew Costley

Press Pass: Michael Mattice

December 18, 2014 5:55 PM0 comments

Arlington-based musician Michael Mattice has been taking a break from touring over the past few months to work on his sophomore solo album, which doesn’t have an official title. He told the News-Press it’s going to be a departure from his debut album, Comin’ Home, which he released in 2013. […]

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On Borders of Falls Church, 3 Projects Under Construction

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In addition to Rushmark and The Reserve at Tinner Hill construction projects underway inside Falls Church City, there are three developments currently under construction just outside the City on its borders.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Naked Pizza

December 17, 2014 9:39 PM1 comment

Naked Pizza, founded in 2008 as a small New Orleans-based local business called World’s Healthiest Pizza, had a robust social media buzz and a promise of healthier pizza going for them when they came to suburban Washington, D.C. about four years ago. Another thing the company had going for them […]

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Mustangs Notch Back-to-Back Bull Run District Wins, Start Season with a 3-Game Win Streak

December 11, 2014 8:30 AM0 comments

George Mason High School’s boys varsity basketball team started off their season with a three-game win streak after beating two Bull Run District opponents over the past week. Mason’s Mustangs (3-0, 3-0) beat Manassas Park High School in a 70-20 blowout last Thursday and handily beat William Monroe High School […]

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14-Year-Old Receives Probation in Cherry Hill Assault Case

December 10, 2014 11:05 PM0 comments

Felony charges were dismissed Tuesday in the case of the 14-year-old boy who was accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl at Cherry Hill Park in late August. The case, which was largely perfunctory because of deal struck prior to the trial, was tried in Falls Church City’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

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Press Pass: Melissa Aldana

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UPDATE: This report has been updated to retract part of the final quote of the article. Jazz tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana spoke to the News-Press fresh off of playing a weekend of dates at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York in place of legendary saxophonist Lou Donaldson, who was absent for […]

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GMHS Boys Hoops Win in Overtime at Clarke County

December 4, 2014 1:28 AM0 comments

George Mason High School’s varsity boys basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with a 64-58 overtime at Clarke County High School on Tuesday, avenging their back-to-back, season-ending losses to the Clarke County Eagles (0-1, 0-1) last season. “We didn’t play well at all but managed to somehow win the […]

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14-Year Old Accused of Assaulting 8-Year Old at Cherry Hill’s Sunset Cinema to Plead Not-Guilty

December 3, 2014 7:04 PM9 comments

A 14-year-old boy who was arrested at Cherry Hill Park in late August after allegedly physically and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl plans to plead not guilty to charges of abduction, object sexual penetration and assault and battery when his trial starts next Tuesday, Dec. 9, according to his defense […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Asian Wok Cafe

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Asian Wok Cafe is a great no-frills eatery on one of the edges of Old Town Alexandria. Although patio season is virtually over, the restaurant has patio furniture to help give it the cafe feel that its name implies. The inside looks like a standard Chinese food carryout, which could […]

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Press Pass: A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun and Mindi Abair

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Smooth jazz acoustic guitarist Peter White told the News-Press that he hadn’t played Christmas music for decades before the winter of 1995. That’s when he was invited to by saxophonist Dave Koz’s Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour. And it was that tour, he said, that got him back into […]

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