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City of Manassas

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The City of Manassas, Va., is located less than 30 miles from the heart of Washington, D.C. The City of Manassas is home to the largest regional airport in the state of Virginia, a 7,000 square foot Museum on eight acres displaying permanent and temporary historical exhibits, and the Harris Pavilion – an entertainment venue during warm weather and an ice rink from December to March. The City is also home to one-of-a-kind shops, unique restaurants, the arts and historical landmarks.

Every city has a different heartbeat. An underlying rhythm of life that sets the pace and defines the culture. Here in Manassas our heart beats across hallowed ground that once saw battle in this country’s defining war. It pulses through high tech boardrooms and classrooms. It is a life source for creative minds. And its strength is shared in the homes throughout this close-knit community. Like a drum that stimulates a solider into courage, the heartbeat here is inspiring. Uplifting. Constant. And it’s palpable in everything from business to pleasure. 

Museums are constantly a-buzz with must-see exhibits while history buffs come to tread across the legendary battlefields. The area is a gem for the cultural and culinary devout, offering heartfelt creativity in all forms. And the beat goes on at each change of the season with festivals of all kinds, attracting art-lovers, fun-lovers and music-lovers of every age.

The economy is amped up by the high tech employers along with big-thinking entrepreneurs who benefit from strong city support. Area colleges and universities infuse the city with a youthful vibe. And while the housing market grows more vibrant every day, it is surprisingly affordable. It’s no wonder this place is a magnet for young professionals. As a relaxing respite from high-stress city life, the heartbeat of this welcoming city is a healthy one.

Recent News

City of Manassas Business Beat News - September 16, 2021

Business Spotlight Welcome to the Neighborhood,Hog Shack Bar-B-Q! Opened in August 2021, Hog Shack Bar-B-Q is the City’s newest arrival on the food scene – bringing daily house-smoked barbecue to Manassas’s southside. Owner and…

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Manassas City Council Candidate Violates Federal Hatch Act

According to a formal complaint filed by Manassas City residents, Manassas City Councilman David Farajollahi has committed serious violations of the Federal Hatch Act by coordinating his campaign with the local Democratic Party. Passed in 1939 as a…

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City of Manassas News - September 2, 2021

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Habitat for Humanity & Manassas ReStore Doors for new housing opportunities are swinging wide open in the City of Manassas. Habitat for Humanity Prince William County, which covers much of the greater Manassas area, is…

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City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Receives National Recognition

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Achievement Award for implementing quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer…

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City of Manassas News - August 19, 2021

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT New Mixed-Use Building Coming Downtown A new, four-story, mixed-use development project is coming to Downtown Manassas. Known as the “Harris Building” this newest project will convert an existing, privately-owned…

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Manassas Free GED Program Holds First Graduation

On July 28th, the City of Manassas hosted a graduation ceremony for the 34 residents completing their General Education Development certificate through the first-of-its-kind GRADUATE! program. "This event celebrates the achievements of our…

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Manassas Ged Program to Hold First Graduation Ceremony Event to Celebrate 34 Residents Earning Their Ged Through Free City-Program

Manassas, VA -- On Wednesday, July 28, thirty-four adult Manassas residents will receive their equivalent General Education Development (GED) certificate as part of the City of Manassas’ first GRADUATE program cohort. A first of its kind…

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City of Manassas - Graduation Ceremony On July 28, 2021

City of Manassas cordially invites you to a GRADUATION CEREMONY for those who completed training through the GRADUATE! Initiative Wednesday, July 28,2021, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas, Virginia Light…

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2021 Mid-Year Downtown Manassas ?Market Report

Located in the historic heart of the City, Downtown Manassas and its vibrant businesses provide the vital heartbeat of Manassas. While the effects of the pandemic still linger in other areas of Northern Virginia, Historic Downtown Manassas is…

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2021 Q2 Market Report

The Manassas economy continues to pick up speed as we finish the 2nd quarter of 2021. Each commercial real estate sector - industrial, office, and retail - have all seen significant leasing and sale activity as the region bounces back from the…

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UVA Health Expands in Manassas

UVA Health announced their acquisition of sole ownership of the Novant Health UVA Health System. Previously, Novant Health UVA Health System—a Northern Virginia regional health system—was owned by the two institutions through a joint…

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New Planning and Development Director Named

Matthew Arcieri has been selected as the City of Manassas Planning and Development Director by City Manager W. Patrick Pate. In his role with the Community Development Department, Arcieri will oversee Planning, Development, Zoning, Code…

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City of Manassas Business Beat News - June 24, 2021

WORKFORCE RESOURCES: Tools for Solving the Labor Crunch While the unemployment rate in Manassas sits at a post-pandemic low of 3.9%, we know businesses are having a hard time filling open positions. With the help of key partnerships and programs,…

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City Hires New AD for Econ Dev

Micah Kemp, Assistant Director of Economic Development The City of Manassas has named Micah Kemp its new Assistant Director of Economic Development. He will be responsible for marketing Manassas as a community of choice for businesses as well as…

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Low Unemployment Rate Confirms Strong Recovery for the City of Manassas

Manassas, VA -- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for the City of Manassas dropped to 3.9% in April. After having spiked one year prior to 11.3% as the global pandemic took hold, this new number – among…

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City of Manassas News June 4, 2021

Low Unemployment Rate Confirms Strong Recovery for the City of Manassas According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for the City of Manassas dropped to 3.9% in April. After having spiked one year prior to 11.3% as the…

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City of Manassas BusinessBeat News - June 3, 2021

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT The Salisbury Center A new performance and event venue–The Salisbury Center–is opening its doors in the City of Manassas. This state-of-the-art 15,000 square-foot facility will host comedy shows, concerts, theater,…

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Route 28 Widening Project Groundbreaking

City of Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today with partners from The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to mark a Route 28 Widening Project…

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City of Manassas Economic Development 2020 Annual Report Shows Resolve, Resilience and Recovery

Manassas, VA -- The report details a year that began with Manassas in a strong position with low unemployment and record high wages. When the pandemic struck in March, the City mobilized quickly, providing relief programs, support services, grants,…

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Manassas Fire and Rescue Station 21 Ribbon Cutting

Manassas, VA -- Fire and Rescue personnel, local officials and community supporters held a ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon for the new Manassas Fire and Rescue Station 21 at 10306 Dumfries Road. The new station is the first fire and…

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Station #21 Opening in the City of Manassas

City of Manassas, VA -- On Friday, May 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. the City of Manassas will be holding an unconventional ribbon cutting with tours of the new Fire & Rescue Station 21 located at 10306 Dumfries Road in Manassas. Due to COVID-19…

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City of Manassas BusinessBeat News - April 28, 2021

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Foster’s Grille… 2.0. Sometimes the sequel is better. After almost twenty years serving its famous charbroiled burgers and thick hand-scooped milkshakes in Historic Downtown, Foster’s has undergone a major…

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1st Quarter 2021 Market Report

After a truly challenging year, 2021 is off to an encouraging start. New businesses continue to open, existing businesses have announced expansions and most residents have returned to work. Vacancies in each of the commercial sectors improved or…

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Manassas City Launches 'Heart Beat' Gift Card

The City of Manassas is proud to announce the new HEART BEAT Gift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep locals spending local. Recipients can choose to spend it at one of their favorite participating merchants…

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Spend, Gift and Support Manassas Businesses

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas is proud to announce the new HEART BEAT Gift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Purchase a HEART BEAT Gift Card at…

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Manassas Offers Free Ged Training And Testing For City Residents

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas is launching a new, free program called GRADUATE, which is designed to help adult residents who lack a high school diploma acquire an equivalent General Education Development (GED) certificate. The program is…

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BAE Systems Named 2021 Manassas Business of the Year

Manassas, VA -- On February 25th Michele Davis-Younger, Mayor of the City of Manassas, presented BAE Systems with the 2021 Manassas Business of the Year award. The award was given during a ceremony at the Prince William Chamber’s 11th Annual…

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Manassas Businesses Take Home Top Awards

The Prince William County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 11th Annual Business Awards Ceremony, virtually, to honor the best of the local business community. Awards recognize excellence in business, innovative practices, and outstanding contributions…

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City of Manassas 150th Anniversary License Plate

City of Manassas, VA - 2023 marks the 150th Anniversary of the City of Manassas. One way to celebrate this anniversary is through the creation of a special Virginia license plate featuring the City seal. The Manassas Historic Resources Board…

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Downtown Market Report For 2020 Year-End

Downtown continues to serve as an economic engine for the City. It is the Historic Heart that helps drive our Modern Beat and is a bellwether for the overall health and vitality of our economy. That's why we track the economic activity in this…

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City of Manassas 2020 Year-End Market Report

Manassas, VA -- The newly released 2020 Year-end Market Report for Manassas tells the story in graph form of how the City fared through an unforgettable year featuring a historically disruptive global pandemic. The City saw a rise in the…

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Harris Pavilion Ice Skating Closed for the Season

Manassas, VA -- Due to the resurgence in Covid-19 cases and capacity restrictions put in place by the Governor’s office to protect public safety, the Harris Pavilion will not be able to open this season for ice skating. Public safety is our…

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City of Manassas Seeks Council Applicants

Manassas, VA - On Nov. 3, 2020 City Council Member Michelle Davis-Younger was elected Mayor of the City of Manassas, beginning her term in January, 2021. As a result her current seat on City Council will be vacant when she becomes Mayor. City…

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Jennie Dean Statue Unveiled

Manassas, VA -- On Saturday, Oct. 24, as clouds gave way to a rainbow-filled sky, community members and local and state officials unveiled a long-planned statue of Jennie Dean. This statue is the centerpiece of the Manassas Industrial School/Jennie…

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New Grant Funds Available for Manassas Businesses

The City of Manassas is launching two additional grant programs to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 using Federal CARES Act funds. In May, the City Council and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced the first round of…

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City of Manassas Department of EconomicDevelopment Receives Award from the IEDC

Manassas, VA -- City of Manassas Department of Economic Development won a Bronze Rank for its City of Manassas Economic Development 2019 Annual Report, a project in the Annual Report category of the International Economic Development Council…

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City of Manassas Earns Two Prestigious State Awards

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Long Range Planning Division has received two prestigious awards recognizing the excellence of the City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and of the Community Conversations public engagement initiative by the…

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Visitors to Manassas Spent More Than $74.5 Million in 2019

Virginia achieved a record-setting $26.7 billion total Manassas, VA -- Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism activity last year. The City of Manassas…

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Announcement: We Need Your Photos!

The Department of Economic Development is preparing to launch an aggressive new online advertising campaign to support small businesses. The theme of the campaign is "Masks Save Lives : Customers Save Businesses" The City knows that for many small…

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Governor Northam Announces Expansion of $70 Million Rebuild VA Grant Fund for Small Businesses, Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply. Businesses that received funding from the federal…

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NOVA, The City of Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia Career Works and Skill Source Form Elevate Coalition to Help Get Residents Back to Work

Manassas, VA –- Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is partnering with the City of Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia Career Works and the SkillSource Group to ensure that community members affected by COVID-19 are able to get…

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Manassas Helping Employers Hire, Train and Retrain Workers

The Department of Economic Development is using Federal funds to support local businesses in hiring, training and retraining their workforce. We have expanded our partnerships with Prince William County and our workforce development partners at…

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City Of Manassas Has A New Fire and Rescue Chief

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has selected William A. Garrett to serve as Chief of Fire and Rescue services for the City. Garret comes to the City with more than 32 years of experience in public safety. Garrett has experience managing a…

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Manassas Helping Residents Get Back to Work

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas is dedicating $400,000 to expanding its long-standing partnerships with SkillSource and Northern Virginia Community College. The funds will directly help residents who have been furloughed or are unemployed as a…

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City Of Manassas Works To Distribute PPE To Local Residents In Need

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has been working with local volunteers and City staff to pack more than 5,000 bags full of masks (4 per bag) and hand sanitizers for families in our community who most need it. These supplies were donated as part…

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Area Man to Hide $50,000 Throughout Region-5 Treasure Quests Organized to Find it Beginning from August 22, 2020

Manassas, VA -- Treasure Quest Adventures, a new NOVA based recreation and entertain company, is set to launch a series of real-world treasure hunts throughout the region- each with a $10,000 prize hidden at the end. “Our goal is to curate…

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City of Manassas Observes June 19, 2020 as a Holiday in Observance ofJuneteenth

Manassas, VA -- In observance of Juneteenth, the City of Manassas has declared a local holiday for the City of Manassas Government. The Manassas City Council has made this declaration in honor of the 1865 declaration by Union General Gordan Granger…

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CDC Team Working in Manassas Area

Manassas, VA -- In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in zip codes with more positive cases, i.e., 20109, 20110 and 20111, and targeted communities, the Hispanic/Latino community, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will conduct a…

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City of Manassas Library Services

Manassas, VA - On June 8, 2020 the Manassas City Council has signed an agreement with Prince William County on Library Services. The agreement, which goes in front of the Board of County Supervisors on June 16, provides for a library branch in the…

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Manassas Regional Airport Thank You Flyover

City of Manassas, VA - On May 27 at 1 p.m. Manassas residents can look up in the sky as about 20 aircraft housed at the Manassas Regional Airport conduct a flyover at 1200 feet of Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center as a…

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Free COVID-19 Testing in the City of Manassas

Manassas, VA - Free COVID-19 testing will be available on Wednesday, May 20, through Friday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9608 Grant Ave. (where the new Public Safety facility will be). This is being offered by the Virginia Department of…

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City’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Makes $60,000 in Grants Available to Pandemic-Affected Historic Downtown Manassas Businesses

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas will award 24 grants of $2,500 each to qualifying businesses located in Historic Downtown Manassas on a first come, first served basis. Details on who qualifies and how to apply for the funds can be found at the…

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SWIFT Donates 100 Trees to City of Manassas to Celebrate Earth Day

Manassas, VA -- Thanks to a generous donation from SWIFT, the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services with an office in Manassas, four City parks and three Manassas City public schools will soon benefit from more lovely…

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City of Manassas Proposed Budget Public Hearing Options

Manassas, VA - In light of the current advisories surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the Manassas City Council has developed methods for residents to social distance and still give input into the FY 2021 Budget process. On April 27, 2020 at 7:30 in…

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City of Manassas Buildings Closed to the Public

Manassas, VA -- Out of an abundance of caution and concern for City residents and staff and given the rapidly evolving situation with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), City Manager W. Patrick Pate has decided to close all City of Manassas buildings to…

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City of Manassas Declares State of Emergency

Manassas, VA - City Manager W. Patrick Pate has signed the Declaration of Local State of Emergency for the City of Manassas in response to the Centers for Disease Control’s new guidance on social distancing in groups of no more than 10 people…

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15 Minute Parking Created in Historic Downtown Manassas

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas is temporarily designating several parking spaces in the Historic Downtown as 15 Minute Parking Only to facilitate Pick Up and Delivery options during this Pandemic. The spaces will be clearly marked but include…

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Didlake Inc. Named 2020 Manassas Business of the Year

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas announced that Didlake Inc. is this year's recipient of the Manassas Business of the Year Award. With recently expanded operations in Manassas, Didlake connects people with disabilities to employment, education…

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Quarterly Market Report Shows No Sign of Slowdown for City of Manassas

Manassas, VA - January, 2020 - The Commercial Market Report for the City of Manassas for the fourth quarter of 2019 showed stability and strength through all three commercial market segments – office, retail, and industrial/flex. In the…

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City of Manassas Fall RecycleFest

City of Manassas, VA On Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon the City of Manassas will hold the 5th Annual Fall RecycleFest. The event will be held at the Manassas Transfer Station at 8305 Quarry Road and is open to all residents of the City of…

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City of Manassas Secures $8.5 Million Investment And 105 Jobs

Manassas, VA — Governor Ralph Northam announced in Richmond today that High Purity Systems, Inc., an industry leader in the fabrication and installation of process piping systems, will invest more than $8.5 million in the City of Manassas. The…

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City of Manassas News - Family Displaced By Cooking Fire

City of Manassas, VA . . City of Manassas Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to a fire in the 9600 block of Aspen Place in the City of Manassas. The fire started in the kitchen when food was left unattended on the stove. The fire has been…

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New Social Services Director Selected for City of Manassas

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas has hired Michele D. Gehr, MSSW to serve as Director of Social Services effective Sept. 16, 2019. Michele comes to the City of Manassas with more than 10 years of experience as a strategic program leader –…

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Commissioner of the Revenue Receives Accreditation

Manassas, VA -- City of Manassas Commissioner of the Revenue Douglas Waldron has recently been honored at the 100th Annual Conference of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia by becoming one of the first localities in the…

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City of Manassas News - Visitors to Manassas Spent More Than $72 Million in 2018

Manassas (September, 2019) - Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism activity last year. The City of Manassas continued its trend of annual gains for the 9th…

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New ABC Permit for Events In Historic Downtown

Manassas, VA -- This First Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Historic Downtown Manassas will have a new feature added to the usual First Friday event. Hosted by Historic Manassas, Inc. and the City of Manassas, this First Friday will be the first-time…

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Ian Lovejoy Releases Transportation Priorities

Manassas, VA -- Republican candidate for the House of Delegates 50th district, Ian Lovejoy, released his priorities on transportation and traffic issues when he is elected Delegate. “Every second we spend in traffic is a second spent away…

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City of Manassas News - July 22, 2019

City of Manassas, VA - At 1:45 a.m. on July 22 a Manassas City Police Officer was driving on Prince William Street when he noticed smoke coming from the direction of the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street. Upon closer observation, the officer…

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City of Manassas Hires New Public Works Director

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas is pleased to announce that Scott Horan will be the new Public Works Director effective July 22, 2019. Scott comes to the City with more than 15 years of service to Stafford County Public Schools and more…

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Manassas City Council Seeks Interim Member

Manassas, VA -- In May, Vice Mayor Ken Elston notified the public of his official resignation from City Council effective at the end of July 2019. Elston has been offered the position of Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Director of Performing…

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Fire Investigations Determined To Be Arson

City of Manassas, VA . . . The City of Manassas Fire Marshal’s office has concluded their arson investigation with the apprehension of a suspect on May 29, 2019. On May 22, 2019 a fire was reported in the 9000 block of Quarry Street in the…

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Vice Mayor Elston Resigns

Vice Mayor Ken Elston Resigns City of Manassas, VA . . . At the May 20, 2019 meeting of the City of Manassas City Council, Vice Mayor Ken Elston notified the public of his official resignation from City Council effective at the end of July 2019. …

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City of Manassas ISO Rating Improves

Manassas, VA -- The Insurance Services Office (ISO) has given the City of Manassas an ISO Rating of 3, with one being the very best you can receive on a scale of 1 to 10. Over the last year, the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department and…

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First Annual Jennie Dean Legacy Awards

City of Manassas, VA - Four area women were awarded the first annual Jennie Dean Legacy awards Monday night during a Black History Month event at the Manassas City Council meeting. The award winners also helped unveil a scale model of a Jennie Dean…

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Citizen Satisfaction is High in the City of Manassas

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has just completed and received the results of the third City Citizen Satisfaction Survey. This survey is performed every two years by ETC Institute to assess resident satisfaction with the delivery of…

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KO Distilling Releases Cask Strength Versions of Bare Knuckle Whiskeys Just in Time for Holiday Gift Giving

Manassas, VA -- The holidays are right around the corner and in the spirit of seasonal gifting, KO Distilling is releasing cask strength versions of its award-winning American aged whiskey portfolio. Entirely made in Virginia from grain to glass,…

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New Park in the City of Manassas

Manassas, VA -- The Mayor and Council have agreed to terms to purchase 3.65 acres of land and the structure on it known as Annaburg Manor from the Prince William Hospital Corporation for $846,000. This purchase will provide parkland for City…

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City of Manassas - Residential Fire Affects Two Townhomes

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department responded to a working residential structure fire at 4 a.m. this morning in the 9200 block of Taney Road. Crews arrived on scene to find two townhomes with fire showing through the roof.…

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City of Manassas Wins Governor’s Technology Award

Manassas, VA - At a conference last week, City of Manassas GIS and Airport staff received the Governor’s Technology Award for their new app - the Regional Airport Inspection Application. This new application allows the Manassas Regional…

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City of Manassas Tourism Climbs

Manassas, VA - The Virginia Tourism Corporation has just released the 2017 state and local economic impact data. In the City of Manassas tourism related expenditures rose 4.5 percent to $71,114,795. Annual payroll rose 4.7 percent to $12,124,407. …

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City of Manassas: New 24/7 Medic Unit in Manassas

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department is putting their second 24-hour medic unit in-service at the Manassas Volunteer Fire Company (Station 501). Currently, the Department staffs a 24-hour medic unit at the Greater…

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Manassas History Weekend – August 24 - 26 2018

On Aug. 24-26, the City of Manassas will host the first-ever Manassas History Weekend. This year, the City will honor the service of veterans from past and present, focus on this region's wartime and peacetime military history, and include…

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City of Manassas Secures $13.75 Million Investment and 135 New Jobs

Aurora Flight Sciences to expand headquarters in City of Manassas Manassas, VA — Governor Ralph Northam announced July 26, 2018 that Aurora Flight Sciences, a pioneer in unmanned aircraft and autonomous flight, will invest more than $13.75…

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Manassas Co-work Space Wins Statewide Award

CenterFuse, a co-work space and small business incubator located in Historic Downtown Manassas, took home top honors in the Outstanding Business of the Year category at the recent Virginia Main Street (VMS) Conference in Harrisonburg, VA. …

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City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Captain Completes International Professional Designation

Manassas, VA -- Captain Matthew Fox from the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department has been conferred a designation that only 448 others have achieved worldwide. He has completed the process to become a Fire Officer or FO and was awarded the…

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Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful Bring Recycling to E.G. Smith Baseball Complex

City of Manassas Receives 10 Public Space Recycling Bins to Improve Recycling Manassas, VA -- City of Manassas residents visiting the E.G. Smith Baseball Complex should expect to see a cleaner public park this spring thanks to a significant grant…

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Aviation Adventures at the Manassas Regional Airport Gets Certified by FAA

Manassas, VA - Aviation Adventures, based out of the Manassas Regional Airport, has received Examining Authority from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for their Private Pilot (Single Engine), Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot (Single…

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Manassas Regional Airport Director Recognized by NATA

City of Manassas, VA - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has recognized Juan Rivera, Airport Director at the Manassas Regional Airport with the Airport Executive Partnership of the Year for 2017. This award was given as part of…

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Manassas Community Conversations begin June 19, 2018

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas will kick off 2018 Comprehensive Plan update by inviting citizens to targeted Community Conversations beginning June 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Martin K. Alloy Boys and Girls club at 9501 Dean Park Lane. …

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City of Manassas - Keep Manassas Beautiful Wins Award

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Keep Manassas Beautiful group has been recognized by Keep America Beautiful with the President’s Circle Award. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified…

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Former City Manager John G. Cartwright Passes Away

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas is sad to report that John G. Cartwright, Former City of Manassas City Manager (1986 – 1999), has passed away in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. When John Cartwright arrived in Manassas in…

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City of Manassas - One Love Manassas from May 18-20, 2018

Manassas, VA -- May 18 – 20, 2018 the City of Manassas and Historic Manassas, Inc. will be hosting an array of talented artists, performers and speakers in the Historic Downtown. This three-day multi-media experience features a juried art…

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City of Manassas - Outstanding Volunteers

City of Manassas, VA - On April 24, 2018, the City of Manassas recognized volunteers including 11 that were recognized for being outstanding in 2018. The event, held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, was attended by about 300 people.…

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New Exhibit at the Manassas Museum About Beer Baron Robert Portner

Manassas, VA - Living the American Dream, the new exhibit at the Manassas Museum, tells the story of German immigrant Robert Portner, the Washington, D.C. beer baron. He was an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a Manassas resident. It was while…

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City of Manassas News - Manassas Regional Airport FBO Named #1 FBO in the World

Manassas, VA - The Manassas Regional Airport has two Fixed Based Operators (FBO’s) and one of those has been named the number one FBO in the world for line services by the Aviation International News pilot survey. APP Jet Center, located in…

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Osbourn Artists Featured at New Exhibit

Manassas, VA -- There is a new exhibit in The Hall at City Hall featuring the work of Osbourn High School students. These students are incredibly talented and each one-of-a-kind piece is a creation through the artists eye. Pieces range from water…

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Best of The Region Art Winners Announced

Manassas, VA -- Now showing in the Hall at City Hall, the Best of the Region Art Show featuring the work of artists from this region. This juried show is presented by p-ART-ners professional network with sponsorships from Arcadia Art Studio, Art…

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Fire Displaces Six

City of Manassas, VA --At 8:08 p.m. on March 19, Fire and Rescue units from the City of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Prince William County responded to a fire at 9011 Centreville Road (Manassas Mobile Home Park) for a report of a mobile home fire. …

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HOK Selected to Design Public Safety Facility

City of Manassas, VA . . . Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, PC, (HOK) an award-winning global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, has been selected to design the new City of Manassas Public Safety Facility on Grant Avenue. The facility…

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Keep Manassas Beautiful Great American Cleanup Challenge April2018

Take Action – Help Clean, Restore and Renew the City of Manassas streams, parks and historic sites Keep Manassas Beautiful is launching the first Great American Cleanup Challenge to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Keep America…

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City of Manassas Selects Diane Bergeron as Finance Director

City of Manassas, VA -Diane Bergeron was selected from a pool of more than 50 applicants to be Director of Finance for the City of Manassas beginning Feb. 26, 2018. Bergeron has been Acting Finance Director since June 2017. This was her second time…

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Black History Month Celebrated in the City of Manassas

City of Manassas, VA - the City of Manassas celebrated Black History month by recognizing an aspiring journalist, future president of the Manassas Boys and Girls Club, the Head of Collections at the National Museum of African American History and…

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Manassas Regional Airport Ranks #1 in Jobs, Wages and Economic Activity

Manassas, VA -- The Virginia Department of Aviation just released the Economic Impact Study of 57 General Aviation and nine commercial airports. The findings from this study show that of the $1.1 billion in economic activity created in 2016 by…

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East End Mobile Home Park Sold

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas is pleased to announce that the East End Mobile Home Park has been sold to Catholics for Housing. For more than nine years the City worked to enforce it’s Code and cause the previous owner to make…

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City of Manassas Hires City Attorney

Manassas, VA -- Stephen Craig Brown, formerly of Charlottesville, Virginia, joins the City of Manassas staff as City Attorney. Brown comes to the City with more than 38 years of experience as an attorney. In his previous position as City Attorney…

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Keep Manassas Beautiful Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful

Manassas, VA -- At a recent City Council Meeting, the City of Manassas received its certificate of affiliation from the national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful. As a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Manassas Beautiful joins a…

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City of Manassas Wins Virginia Recycling Association Award

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Refuse and Recycling program has received the Virginia Recycling Association’s award for the second year. This year, the award was received for educating young residents during the Project Recycle…

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Improvements Made to Byrd Park In the City of Manassas

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas recently celebrated improvements made to Byrd Park with a ribbon cutting. A local Manassas Mom’s group and area residents who use the park regularly helped to guide this $150,000 Capital Improvement…

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Expedia Names the City of Manassas as One of America’s Most Tourist friendly Cities

City of Manassas, VA - Expedia.com, a major travel websites, named the City of Manassas one of America’s most tourist-friendly cities. Criteria for this designation were: helpful tourism board; things to do; quantity/quality of hotel options;…

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City of Manassas News - 2 Alarm Fire on McRea Court

City of Manassas, VA - At 2:57 a.m. City of Manassas Fire and Rescue units responded to a two alarm fire in the 9000 block of McRae Court. Upon arrival, units saw fire showing from a middle unit to the rear of the house. In total, fire damaged…

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Tourism Revenue Reached $68 Million in the City of Manassas in 2016

City of Manassas, VA - Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year. Tourism revenue for the City of Manassas reached $68,000,000. Local…

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City of Manassas Launches New Online Engagement Website

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has launched a new online engagement website: www.LetstalkManassas.org. This website is where residents can contribute to a community conversation about current and future projects and priorities in the…

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City of Manassas Making it Easier to Pay Online

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas is making it easier for residents to pay taxes online. Residents can now pay personal property and real estate taxes in one place, by using the new Self Service Portal available through the City’s…

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City of Manassas Recycling Rate Increases to 47.2%

City of Manassas, VA- According to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the City of Manassas recycling rate in 2016 of 47.2%. This is up from 2015’s rate of 45% and 2014’s rate of 42%.This 5.2% increase in three years…

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Community Meeting on Alternate Fire and Rescue Station Location Jully 19, 2017

City of Manassas, VA - On Wednesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at City Hall, the City of Manassas is asking residents for their thoughts and attendance at a community meeting on an alternate location for the new City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Station…

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City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Responder of the Year 2017

City of Manassas, VA - the Manassas Rotary Club honored Firefighter/EMT Brad Fairbanks as the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department’s Responder of the Year. Fairbanks started his career with the City in 2012. He was part of the second…

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City of Manassas Fire on Poe Drive

City of Manassas, VA - On Sunday May 21, at approximately 12:15 a.m., the City Of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department along with units from Manassas Park and Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue responded to the 10300 block of Poe…

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Fire on Nash Drive

Manassas, VA - On Evening of May 4, 2017 City of Manassas Fire & Rescue units were called to a two alarm fire in the 9300 block of Nash Drive in the Sumner Lake area of Manassas.  Upon arrival, the single family home was fully engulfed.  The…

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City of Manassas to Refund Taxes to Businesses

Manassas, VA -- After extensive research by City staff, it was noted that the City Adopted Business Personal Property Tax Rate for the last three years did not adhere to state statutes. This means that, if a business has paid business personal…

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Bretton Woods Drive Townhouse Fire

Manassas, VA -- On April 19 at 5:04 p.m. City of Manassas Fire and Rescue units were called to the 8700 block of Bretton Woods Drive in Manassas for a structure fire. Prior to their arrival, neighbors witnessed heavy black smoke coming from upper…

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City of Manassas Operation Staying Alive

City of Manassas, VA - On May 20, the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department and Local 4466 are hosting Operation Staying Alive.  The City’s Fire & Rescue Department has created this event in an effort teach as many people as possible…

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City of Manassas Public Safety Recognized for Valor

Manassas, VA -- At the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Valor Awards, 13 City of Manassas Police and Fire and Rescue personnel were recognized for Valor. Master Detective Christopher Daniels was recognized with both the Investigative Merit Award…

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The City of Manassas and American Disposal Services have Awarded the City’s First Community Recycling Grant Award

The Cannon Ridge Homes Association received a Try it Grant of $1,000 awarded to them this afternoon.  The grant is to develop communication and outreach materials for their diverse community.  Part of the message in this outreach is to encourage…

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Apartment Fire Displaces Five Adults

City of Manassas, VA - On Sunday, February 5, City of Manassas Fire & Rescue units responded to a fire at an apartment building in the 8600 block of Bruton Parish Court.  The Fire started on the deck of the top apartment and damaged the…

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Precinct Change and New Voting Machines

City of Manassas, VA - City of Manassas voters will see a few new changes in the next election cycle.  Because the number of voters at the various polling places has grown, a voting precinct has been added at George C. Round Elementary School. …

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Calling All Artists

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas, in conjunction with American Disposal Services, Inc. are hosting a Recycled Outdoor Art Competition. The competition is in an effort to bring attention to America Recycles Day in November. It is also one more…

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A New Way to Watch City Council Meetings

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has made it easier to watch City Council Meetings online.  With the new year and a new City Council in place, City staff have been working to transition to a new video product, Granicus, which will allow…

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City of Manassas - Structure Fire Save

City of Manassas, VA - On Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 10:50 p.m. City of Manassas Fire & Rescue crews responded to reports of a structure fire in Manassas Park.  As Manassas Park units were already involved in another call, City of Manassas…

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Sinistral Brewing Company To Open In Old Town Manassas

Sinistral Brewing Company plans to bring a new brewery to Historic Downtown Manassas. The 3,500 square foot brewery, located at 9423 Main Street, adjacent to the Philly Tavern, will consist of a 7-barrel brewhouse, taproom and beer garden. “The…

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City of Manassas and Buchanan Partners Break Ground on The Landing at Cannon Branch

Public-private partnership expected to yield economic impact and community engagement for city of Manassas   Manassas, VA---On Dec 13, 2016, representatives from the City of Manassas and Buchanan Partners, a full service real estate development…

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New Fire Marshal Selected

Manassas, VA---At a ceremony held during the Monday night City Council meeting, four members of the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department were sworn in to higher office.   Fire Marshal James Hartnett has more than 18 years experience in fire…

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City of Manassas Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results

City of Manassas, VA - In the City’s second Citizen Satisfaction Survey conducted by one of the nation’s leading community-based market research firms, results showed that citizen satisfaction in the City of Manassas is significantly above…

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Manassas City Police Crime Report November 21, 2016

Shooting At approximately 6:30 p.m. on November 17, 2016, Manassas City Police responded to the 9200 block of Byrd Dr. for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers learned that an unknown number of males were involved in a physical altercation. …

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City of Manassas News: Pedestrian Struck

City of Manassas, VA - At 8:15 a.m. a 6-year-old female was struck by a vehicle in the 9900 block of Confederate Trail.  The preliminary investigation shows that the child may have attempted to cross the street, heading into the road from between…

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City Treasurer Retires after 18 Years as Treasurer

City of Manassas, VA - More than 35 years ago, Robin Perkins, retiring Treasurer of the City of Manassas, began volunteering in the Treasurer’s Office a couple of days a week.  When she began her career with the City, tax records were kept on a…

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Recruit Class Seven Sworn Into Office

City of Manassas, VA - At the Monday evening City Council meeting, seven new members of the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department were sworn into office.  New officers include Firefighter/EMT Spencer Askin, Firefighter/Medic Lindsey…

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Shots Fired Call from thr City of Manassas

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas Police department is investigating the shooting into an occupied dwelling that occurred on Nov. 14, 2016. After receiving a call for shots fired in the 9700 block of Aspen Place, officers found that a bullet had…

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City of Manassas Announces New Public Works Director

Manassas, VA -- After an extensive search of highly qualified applicants, Steven Burke, PE has been selected as the Director of Public Works for the City of Manassas. In this position, Burke will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of all…

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City of Manassas Voting Information

City of Manassas, VA . . . City of Manassas residents may have received a mailer from Prince William County regarding voting in the county.  This was an informative brochure, but does not pertain to City of Manassas residents.  City of Manassas…

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Townhouse Fire in City of Manassas

Manassas, VA -- At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Oct. 3 City of Manassas Fire and Rescue crews responded to the 9000 block of Tyler Court. The fire started in the rear of the structure and spread to a second townhome. The Red Cross has assisted a total…

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New Deputy Fire and Rescue Chief

City of Manassas, VA - After an extensive search of highly qualified applicants, Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Clemons announced today the selection of Todd E. Lupton as Deputy Chief of Fire and Rescue for the City of Manassas.   Lupton has been with…

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Voting Information for City of Manassas

City of Manassas, VA - As the November election draws near, the City of Manassas Voter Registration Office would like to remind voters of important dates to remember. - The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 8, 2016 General Election is Oct.…

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Economic Development Director Awarded Recertification

Manassas, VA---Patrick J. Small, Director of Economic Development for the City of Manassas has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) effective July 1, 2016.  Small first achieved the Certified…

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MCPD Working Active Investigation

Manassas, VA -- As a result of the Manassas City Police Department investigation, Nicholas Beckert, 18-years-old of 10203 Calypso drive, has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and discharging a firearm in the City of Manassas. A court…

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East End Mobile Home Park

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas is the contract purchaser of the land occupied by the East End Mobile Home Park and does not currently own it.  The City has repeatedly cited this privately held property over the past several years for…

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China's First Single Engine Flight Lands at Manassas Regional Airport

Manassas, VA -- On Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at about 11 a.m. Dr. Bo Zhang landed at the Manassas Regional Airport on his historic around the world flight. This is the first around the world flight beginning and ending in China in a single engine…

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Manassas City's First Career Firefighter Retires

Manassas, VA -- After an impressive 52-year career in fire services, Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Wade C. House is retiring. He was the first career firefighter in the Manassas Volunteer Fire Station, serving as a career member with Prince William…

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City of Manassas Utilities and MCPS Working Together Against Lead

Manassas, VA -- Drinking water has been a huge concern this year in many localities and in the media. Lead in drinking water can cause serious health concerns in pregnant women and young children. The City of Manassas Utilities Department and the…

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City of Manassas Receives AAA Rating

City of Manassas, VA - Standard and Poors Global Ratings has raised its long-term rating on the City of Manassas’ general obligation debt to AAA from AA+.The City of Manassas also received a AAA rating on long-term 2016 general obligation public…

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Manassas Summer Camps in Full Swing

Manassas, VA -- Over the last four years, the middle of July means Fire & Rescue and Police Summer Camps in the City of Manassas. For incoming freshman to Osbourn High School, these camps promote confidence, community and so much more. The…

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City Community Development Staff Member Authors Second Book

Manassas, VA---Lisa Sievel-Otten, City of Manassas Community Development Administrative Assistant, has authored her second book and is donating all proceeds to Liberia Plantation restoration efforts.   Manassas, a new book that gives a glimpse into…

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Theresa Coates Ellis, Nominated As One Of Three Republican Candidates For City Council, Discusses Top Priorities For Manassas City

Manassas, VA---Theresa Coates Ellis was officially named as one of three Republican nominees for City Council by the Manassas City Republican Committee.   Shortly after her nomination was made official, Ellis said, “I am so honored to be a…

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Adrian Eichhorn Lands at Manassas Regional Airport

City of Manassas, VA - Adrian Eichhorn finished his solo trip around the world in a single-engine airplane at Manassas Regional Airport.  Eichhorn, a decorated pilot, commercial pilot, instructor and a military veteran, began his journey on April…

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City of Manassas Hires New Fire & Rescue Chief

City of Manassas, VA - After an extensive search of highly qualified applicants, City Manager William Patrick Pate announced today the selection of Robert Lee Clemons, Jr. as Fire and Rescue Chief for the City of Manassas.   Clemon’s first day…

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Manassas Airport Employee Recognized for Efforts

City of Manassas, VA - At the 50th Annual International Aviation Snow Symposium in April, Jeff Clayborn, Airport Maintenance Supervisor for the Manassas Regional Airport was awarded an honorable mention in the Large General Aviation category.  This…

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Business Appreciation Month in Manassas

City of Manassas, VA - The Manassas City Council has proclaimed the month of May as “Business Appreciation Month.” The proclamation recognizes the important contributions that the business community makes to the City of Manassas, through the…

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City of Manassas News - Sculpture Uncovered

Manassas, VA -- In October 2015, the City of Manassas arts group began working with Northern Virginia Community College’s Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Zac Jackson. The project was to work with NOVA sculpture students to produce outdoor…

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City of Manassas New Website

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has updated and upgraded their website.  As more and more people trade in their desktop computers for tablets and smart phones, websites need to change with the times. According to a study by…

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New Exhibit at The Hall

Manassas, VA -- Jerry Baker, a local City of Manassas artist, is exhibiting his work at The Hall in City Hall. Baker’s art pieces range from pencil sketches to charcoals and are an eclectic mix of portraits, designs and still life. Baker sees…

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City of Manassas Police Activity on Aspen Place

Manassas, VA -- Due to the nature of the fire arms that may be in the home on Aspen Place, Manassas City Police Department has asked a team with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to consult on the activity. Previous information: On March 3,…

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2016 Real Estate Assessment Change Notice Mailed

Manassas, VA---On March 3, 2016, 12,509 real estate assessment notices were mailed to City of Manassas property owners by the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office.  These notices were sent to all property owners of taxable parcels in the City. …

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Police Activity on Aspen Place Update - March 3, 2016

Manassas, VA -- Through a joint investigation with the Northern Virginia Gang task force, ATF, and the Manassas City Police Department arrest warrants were issued for Manuel Gonzalez for possession of a fire arm by a felon, use of a fire arm in the…

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Police Activity on Aspen Place Update - March 4, 2016

City of Manassas, VA : The investigation continues into the Aspen Place incident that happened on March 03, 2016 at  1:30 p.m.  One suspect, Manuel Gonzalez, was apprehended on March 03, 2016 at around 9:30 p.m. and has been charged with…

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Plane Off Runway Last Night At Manassas Regional Airport

Manassas, VA -- At 5:32 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2016 a Piper Malibu Aircraft, which can seat 6 people, was attempting to land on runway 34 right at the Manassas Regional Airport when it ran off the side of the runway. Fire and Rescue crews from the City of…

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City of Manassas Survey on Parks, Recreation and Culture

Manassas, VA -- A new online survey asks what types of programs, facilities and services residents of the City of Manassas want to see in their parks and from cultural facilities and where priorities should be placed. The survey also assesses…

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Manassas Art Guild Displays in The Hall

Manassas, VA---Paintings from the Manassas Art Guild are on exhibit in The Hall at City Hall.  Pieces range from mixed media, acrylics, watercolors and quilling.  The Manassas Art Guild is an organization that was set up to promote participation…

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Snow Emergency Declared For Snow Emergency Routes in City of Manassas

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas is declaring a Snow Emergency effective at 8 a.m. on January 22 through January 24 at 6 p.m. due to the impending snow event. This means that cars parked along designated snow emergency routes are subject to…

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Dr. Poland to Open New Exhibit

Manassas, VA - On Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. Dr. Charles Poland, retired history professor and Civil War expert, will greet visitors at the opening of the new exhibit at the Manassas Museum, “What the Civil War Soldier Carried: Selections from the…

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Dawood Named Utilities Director

Manassas, VA - After a national search of candidates, Tony Dawood, Acting Director of Utilities, has been promoted to Utilities Director for the City of Manassas. In this position, Dawood will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and…

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City of Manassas News - 80 K9 Teams at the Manassas Regional Airport

Manassas, VA -- This week the Manassas Regional Airport was overrun with 80 K9’s and their human partners. GMU Master Police Officer and K9 handler John Arnold Jr. worked with Juan Rivera at the Manassas Regional Airport, Pat Colgan of Capital…

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Leela Nowka Displays in The Hall

City of Manassas, VA - Paintings from artist Leela Nowka, impressionistic painter from India, are on display in The Hall at City Hall.  Born in Niarobi, Kenya, Nowka graduated college in India from the Isabella Thoburn Women’s College.  She had…

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City of Manassas News - Drones and Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Manassas, VA -- Other than Star Wars toys, drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are some of the hottest buys for Christmas 2015. Please remember the rules before you fly a drone or UAS in the City of Manassas. The FAA now requires Unmanned…

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City of Manassas News - Giving Back

Manassas, VA - Especially during the holidays, but also throughout the year, people really do have a giving spirit. Recently, a group of City of Manassas staff met to devise ways to give back this holiday season. They came up with the 12 Days of…

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City of Manassas News - Preliminary Findings for Townhouse Fire

Manassas, VA -- Fire Marshals from the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department assisted by an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) conducted an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire that…

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City Fire and Rescue First Agency of Excellence

Manassas, VA - At a recent event, the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue System was awarded with the first Agency of Excellence designation from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.  This was the first year of a pilot program that seeks…

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City of Manassas News - Virtual Museum

Manassas, VA - Six George Mason University students are bringing the Manassas Museum to the world in a new virtual tour now available on the museum’s website. Although admission is free for Manassas Museum visitors, the students recognized that…

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Team Up for Parks in the City of Manassas

City of Manassas, VA--- The City of Manassas is working on a master plan for Parks, Culture and Recreation for the community and is seeking public input into the process.  The City has hired a nationally-known parks and recreation management…

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City of Manassas Wins 2015 Digital Cities Award

City of Manassas, VA--- The City of Manassas has been named one of the Top 10 Digital Cities for population category up to 75,000 by the Center for Digital Government.  The award recognizes leading examples of cities using technology to improve…

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Manassas Regional Airport Saves the Seminar

Manassas, VA - When a group of K9 handlers lost their training space, the Manassas Regional Airport and Dulles Aviation saved the day.  On Monday, Nov. 2, Sgt. Ari Elkin from the Montgomery County Police Department reached out to Juan Rivera,…

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City of Manassas - 5 Promoted in Fire & Rescue

Manassas, VA--- At the recent City Council meeting, five City of Manassas Fire & Rescue employees were promoted in rank.  Andrew Carver, Joseph Rose and Jerry Smith were promoted to Captain, Matthew Fox was promoted to Lieutenant, and Jamieson…

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New Development Proposed in Manassas

Manassas, VA---During a recent City Council meeting, the council voted to approve an agreement with Buchanan Partners, one of the largest real estate developers in the Washington, D.C. region, to create a mixed-use development on 40 acres at the…

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Manassas Selected to Host Shaoxing Yuecheng Delegation

City of Manassas, VA - When delegates of the Shaoxing Yuecheng District in China were looking for an American local government to learn from, they selected the City of Manassas. On Oct. 20, 2015, the City of Manassas hosted five members of the…

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City of Manassas News - Voter Information

Manassas, VA -- The Voter Registration & Elections Office at 9025 Center Street is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for In-Person Absentee Voting. Additional voting hours listed below. Last Day to Vote Absentee In-Person is…

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Celebrate Utilities Day

Manassas, VA---The City of Manassas Utilities Department will have an open house to celebrate Public Power week.  The public is invited to enjoy a free pumpkin patch, a moon bounce, bucket truck rides, a light lunch and more.  Participants will…

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Parking Changes in the City of Manassas

Manassas, VA---This fall changes are coming to parking in and around the Historic Downtown area of the City of Manassas.  Improvements are already underway at City Hall and the Parking Garage.  Changes of note include:   Daytime public parking in…

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Prince William Art Society Exhibits At The Hall

The Prince William Art Society will exhibit their work at The Hall at City Hall.  The exhibit features a variety of artists and styles ranging from landscapes to the whimsical. The Prince William Art Society is a non-profit organization that…

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New Deputy City Manager Hired

Manassas, VA - City Manager William Patrick Pate announced the selection of Bryan D. Foster as Deputy City Manager. Foster was selected from a highly qualified pool of applicants to oversee Public Works and Utilities for the City of Manassas.…

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Visual Expressions Displays at The Hall

Manassas, VA -- The artists in Visual Expressions are residents of the Four Seasons Active Adult Community in Dumfries, Virginia. The group holds monthly workshops and an annual exhibit at their facility in the fall of each year. Exhibits in The…

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Free Admission to the Manassas Museum

Manassas, VA - Beginning July 1, 2015, admission to the Manassas Museum is free. The Manassas Historic Resources Board, which oversees the Museum’s operations, originated the idea in an effort to allow residents and visitors the opportunity to…

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City of Manassas Receives Emergency Medical Services Award

Manassas, VA - Master Technician Matthew Fox with the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department was honored with the award for Outstanding Pre-hospital Provider by the Northern Virginia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council. The award…

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Manassas Regional Airport Selected for Charter Service

Manassas, VA - Through October 2015, the Manassas Regional Airport will be a regular stop for Air Charter Express (ACE), the passenger division of Freight Runners Express, Inc. ACE is bringing international tourists to the region. They selected…

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Interact with History

Manassas, VA -- This summer the City of Manassas is unveiling the Hometown Tourist virtual map of historic sites in the city.  The map allows visitors to learn about history through photos, little-known stories about people and places associated…

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Camera Club Displays

Manassas, VA - Beginning May 26, 2015, The Manassas-Warrenton Camera Club is displaying their photography masterpieces in The Hall at City Hall. These beautiful photos bring out color and light to ordinary scenery. The exhibit is open Monday –…

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Manassas Utilities Host Brazilian Delegation

Manassas, VA -- On Wednesday, May 13, a reverse trade mission from Brazil came to visit the City of Manassas Utilities Department.  Their interest was in how the City of Manassas manages water, sewer and electric utilities within the City.  Ten…

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Manassas Heritage Railway Festival - A Great Weekend of Events

Manassas, VA - Can you hear the far off whistle?  Can you feel the rumble as the train lumbers down the tracks?  Get ready!  The 21st Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival is on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Historic Downtown Manassas. …

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City of Manassas Primary Election

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas will hold a Primary Election on June 9, 2015. There will be one office on the ballot: State Senate, 29th District, for the Democratic Party. There are three candidates for this nomination:   - Atif M. Qarni -…

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Osbourn Art Graces The Hall

Manassas, VA---On Monday, April 27, 2015, the Osbourn High School art exhibit opened at The Hall at City Hall.  These incredibly talented high school students painted, sculpted and created amazing pieces of art that are on display at City Hall. …

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Gallery Walk and Much More

Manassas, VA - The first weekend in May is full of fantastic events in the City of Manassas. The weekend kicks off with the Spring Gallery Walk on May 1 from 5-9 p.m. Merchants in the Historic Downtown area of the City of Manassas will display…

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City Of Manassas News - Protecting Manassas

Manassas, VA - A new exhibit at the Manassas Museum debuts May 1 at 6 p.m. with Fire, Rescue and Police Equipment and demonstrations at the Manassas Museum. Refreshments will be served as visitors peruse the history of public safety in the City of…

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Manassas- April 2015

The Your Manassas 2015 Initiative The Your Manassas 2015 Initiative is off to a strong start.  I've been walking some neighborhoods talking with folks about it and they've been generally supportive.  The first "Coffee with Your Councilman" was…

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WWII Airplanes Fly Again

Manassas, VA - On May 2, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Manassas Airshow is bringing in Breitling Jet Team, the largest professional civilian flight jet team. This team demonstrates aerobatics with precision, speed, mastery and style. Also…

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Cool New Tools for City of Manassas Government

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has launched 311GIS. This is an application that you can access on your computer, on your cellphone or on your tablet to let the City of Manassas know about your concerns. Concerns can range from potholes,…

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It’s Time for Fresh, Locally Grown Food!

Manassas, VA - On April 9, 2015, the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market opened for the season. This is the 24th season the City’s Farmer’s Market has been delivering fresh produce and goods to residents and visitors of the City ofManassas. On…

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City of Manassas Named Tree City USA

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has been named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 25th year the City of Manassas has earned this national…

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City of Manassas Receives Virginia Main Street Milestone Award

Manassas, VA - At a recent awards ceremony held in Richmond, Virginia, Historic Manassas, Inc. was presented with the Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Award for volunteer investment in downtown revitalization efforts. Since 1997, more than…

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City of Manassas Newsletter - March 2015

The Your Manassas 2015 Initiative is In Full swing The Your Manassas 2015 Initiative is in full swing and I'm pleased with its progress.  Thanks to the Volunteerism Spot Light several folks have applied for different boards and commissions and…

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Dryer Fires

Manassas, VA---Over the weekend the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department responded to two house fires that were started by clothes dryers.  The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department would like to remind homeowners that following some…

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Ebb and Flow - A New Exhibit at The Hall

Manassas, VA---Beginning March 17 at The Hall in City Hall, Photographer Hannele Lahti explores the visual fabric of life in photos. Have you ever watched the ebb and flow of water as it laps against the bank, whether it is a river or the ocean? Ebb…

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City of Manassas Utilities Scam

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas would like residents and business to be aware of a new payment scam.  In this scam, the caller tells the resident or business that he/she is with the City of Manassas Power Company disconnect team and that they…

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City Hall Opens The Hall Art Exhibit

Manassas, VA - The Hall at City Hall is the new place for local artists to display their work. When Councilman Ian Lovejoy talked to City Manager W. Patrick Pate about replacing the 1980’s artwork in City Hall at low or no cost, an idea was born.…

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Special Edition Your Manassas February 2015

Your Manassas! February 2015 Your Manassas is a semi-regular newsletter provided by Councilman Ian Lovejoy.  The goal is to focus on important goings on in Manassas and our region.  This is provided as a constituent service at no taxpayer…

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City of Manassas News - Building Collapse on Battle Street

Manassas, VA - At about 9 p.m. on February 14, 2015, a building on Battle Street in the Historic Downtown area of the City of Manassas had a substantial collapse.  No one was injured as the building was unoccupied.  Units responded, evacuating 14…

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Fire on Nagel Street in Manassas

At 6 p.m. on Feb. 13, City of Manassas Fire & Rescue units were dispatched to the 8600 block of Nagel Street in the City of Manassas for a house fire. The fire started in the garage of the home. There was severe damage to the home and radiant…

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Manassas State of the City

Manassas, VA---During the Monday night City Council meeting, Mayor Harry J. Parrish II delivered the State of the City of Manassas address in a video message to city residents.  In his address, Mayor Parrish welcomed new businesses to the city,…

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It’s the Souper Bowl in the City

Manassas, VA - Historic Downtown Manassas is putting on the Soup for First Friday February. On Feb. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. City restaurants are pairing up with downtown merchants to offer a soup for sampling. Five-dollar wristbands allow participants to…

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City of Manassas Newsletter - January 2015

Your Manassas is a semi-regular newsletter provided by Councilman Ian Lovejoy. The goal is to focus on important goings on in Manassas and our region. This is provided as a constituent service at no taxpayer expense. Always remember: innovation…

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Manassas Regional Airport Celebrates 50 Years

Manassas, VA - At a celebration on Jan. 8, 2015, the Manassas Regional Airport cut a ribbon on a new exhibit celebrating 50 years of service to the community. More than 100 people attended the celebrationand toured of the exhibit. The exhibit…

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City of Manassas Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results are In

Manassas, VA - In a survey conducted by one of the nation’s leading community-based market research firms, results showed that citizen satisfaction in the City of Manassas is significantly above national and regional benchmarks in a number of…

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City of Manassas News: Fire Destroys Home

Manassas, VA -- On Friday, December 26, 2014 eight people safely evacuated a home that was on fire on Brackets Ford Circle near Sorrell Drive in Manassas.  The morning after enjoying a fire in the fire pit, ashes left over from fire were placed in…

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City Of Manassas News: Fire Displaces Four

Manassas, VA -- On Sunday, December 21, 2014 two adults and two children were displaced due to a fire in the 9600 block of Fairview Avenue in the City of Manassas.  The family was at church when the fire started.  City of Manassas Fire and Rescue…

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City of Manassas News - Vehicle Arson

Manassas, VA - Fire Marshals from the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Just before 2 a.m. fire and rescue units responded to a vehicle fire in the 9200 block of…

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House Fire Cautions Safe Home Heating Practices

Manassas, VA -- On Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., City of Manassas Fire & Rescue units were dispatched to a garage fire on Zimbro Avenue.  Units arrived to find a significant fire and were able to suppress the fire quickly.  There…

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Manassas City Councilman Establishes Memorial Literacy Grant To Honor Mother

Manassas, VA - Working to support Manassas educators seeking to enhance literacy opportunities in the Manassas City Public Schools, Councilman Ian Lovejoy announces the establishment of the E. Catherine Cobb Memorial Literacy Grant. “My mother…

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City of Manassas Newsletter - Your Manassas November 2014

E. Catherine Cobb Memorial Literacy Grant My mother passed away unexpectedly a few years ago. Since her death, I've been thinking of how to remember her life and passions. She was an avid reader who consumed books the same way most other folks…

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A Claus for Celebration

Manassas, VA - There is a new exhibit at the Manassas Museum, Christmas – a Claus for Celebration. The exhibit, running from Dec. 5 through Jan. 4, 2015, features an extensive and unusual collection of Santa Claus figures and other holiday…

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City of Manassas Removes the Last Pole in the Overhead to Underground Project

Manassas, VA -- At a formal Pole Removal Ceremony on November 19, 2014, the City of Manassas Public Works & Utilities Department officially declared the Center Street/Prescott Avenue Overhead to Underground project complete.  This Capital…

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City of Manassas Receives High Building Ratings Score

Manassas, VA - Homeowners might consider it a minor annoyance to have a new deck or plumbing project inspected, but the diligent work of the City of Manassas building inspectors means that residential and commercial property owners will pay lower…

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Councilman Randolph Selected as Vice Mayor

Manassas, VA - In a unanimous vote by City Council, Councilman Steve Randolph was selected as Vice Mayor for the City of Manassas. Councilman Randolph has served on the City Council for 28 years. He began his tenure on the Council in 1986. Randolph…

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City Bond Rating Saves Taxpayer Dollars

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas has had their bond rating reconfirmed by Moody’s as Aa1 and by Standard and Poor’s as AA+ with a stable outlook.  These bond ratings have helped the City of Manassas save money both with new bonds and…

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City of Manassas News - October 2014

Your Manassas is a semi-regular newsletter provided by Councilman Ian Lovejoy. The goal is to focus on important goings on in Manassas and our region. This effort costs zero tax payer dollars. Always remember: innovation before taxation! Thoughts…

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Manassas Regional Airport Celebrates 50 Years

Manassas, VA---The Manassas Regional Airport celebrates its 50th year at its current location.  Dedicated in 1964, the airport began as 268 acres with a single 3700’ x 100’ paved runway, a rotating beacon, maintenance hangar, office and 30…

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Street Closures for Fall Jubilee

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas and Historic Manassas, Inc. will host the 32nd Annual Fall Jubilee where more than 100 crafters and community groups will be in attendance.  There will be live entertainment, lumberjack performances, a pumpkin…

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Manassas Reads

Manassas, VA---The City of Manassas, Manassas City Public Schools and the Prince William Public Library System will host Manassas Reads.  This is a reading and book give away event designed to share the joy of reading with the community. This is a…

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City of Manassas Brings a Color Vibe to Historic Downtown

Manassas, VA -- Early on Saturday, Sept. 13, more than 4,000 people of all ages and abilities lined up to walk, run and get sprayed with color. The City of Manassas ColorVibe 5K was a huge success, raising more than $4,000 for Manassas City Public…

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Four Juveniles Arrested in 'Molotov Cocktail' Incident

Manassas, VA -- On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, fire marshals and police officers from the City ofManassas arrested four juveniles and charged each juvenile with three felony counts: destruction of property, manufacture of a firebomb and attempted…

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New Deputy Director of Public Works Selected

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas announces the hiring of Bruce Goudarzi as the Deputy Director of Public Works. Goudarzi comes to the City with more than 30 years of government experience in the public works arena. His most recent position was…

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VHDA and City of Manassas Family Services Opening Waiting List for Housing Choice Voucher Applications

City of Manassas, VA - The Virginia Housing Development Authority and the City of Manassas Department of Family Services will open the online Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List on Oct. 8, 2014, for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.  The…

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Liberia Graffiti on the Top 10 Endangered Artifacts List

Manassas, VA -- The Virginia Association of Museums announced that Civil War graffiti on the wall of Liberia House has made the 2014 Top 10 Endangered Artifacts in Virginia list.  The campaign from the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to…

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City of Manassas News - September 2014

Fix Route 28 Townhall Meeting Another very important event is taking place this week.  One of the big three issues (after education and economic development) people are most likely to bring up is the traffic.  Councilmen Marc Aveni of the City of…

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City of Manassas Launches Community-Wide Research and MarketingInitiative

City of Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas has launched an intensive research and marketing initiative aimed to discover, define and design the area’s competitive differentiator so it can stand out in the marketplace. The ultimate goal of this…

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Councilman Lovejoy to Host Regional Business Leaders Roundtable and Forum

Manassas, VA -- Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovey will be hosting a Regional Business Leaders Roundtable.  Business owners and other interested community partners are encouraged to attend. This important roundtable discussion is the first of…

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Fire Marshal Investigating Incendiary Device

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Fire Marshal’s Office needs the publics help with information about an incident on Aug. 11, 2014. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 11, a resident in the 9600 block of ShannonLane found a glass bottle on the…

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Four More Arrests Made in Manassas Homicide

Manassas, VA -- Four more arrests have been made in the homicide that occurred in Manassas on Aug. 17, 2014.  Juan Francisco Guevara, Mario Antonio Portillo and a 17-year-old male juvenile were located and arrested without incident on the evening…

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Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain Counterfeit Green Cards and Social Security Cards

Alexandria, VA -- Mauricio Florian-Polanco, a 39-year-old illegal immigrant from Guatemala who was residing in Manassas, Virginia, pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit immigration document fraud. Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the…

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Local Construction Company Chosen for Manassas Airport Runway Extension Project

Terra Site Constructors selected as retaining wall installation subcontractor for the Manassas Regional Airport 34R Runway Extension Project.  This 4.4 million dollar, award-winning runway extension project promises to enhance the capacity and…

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Help Put Liberia on the Top 10 Endangered Artifacts List

Manassas, VA -- The Civil War-era writing--or graffiti--on the walls of the historic 1825 Liberia House in Manassas is competing for a place on this year’s Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts list.  The public can help Liberia make the list…

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Liberia’s Master Plan Wins Prestigious Award

Manassas, VA - A Master Plan for the restoration of Liberia Plantation was named the Outstanding Preservation Plan during the American Planning Association's Virginia Chapter Annual Awards held last week. Liberia, built in 1825, was occupied by both…

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Sign up for Alert City of Manassas

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has a new emergency notification system that will replace CodeRed called ALERT City of Manassas. This system allows residents to enter up to 10 devices or message delivery methods and up to five geographical…

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Manassas City Hall Sign Dedication

Manassas, VA -- The public is invited to attend a formal unveiling of a new City Hall sign and plaque dedicated to former Mayor Marvin Gillum.  In January 2014 a citizens committee asked City Council to approve a name change for City Hall to honor…

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Manassas Civil War Weekend

City of Manassas, VA . . . On Aug. 22-24, the City of Manassas will host the Manassas Civil War Weekend at the Manassas Museum, Liberia Plantation and venues throughout Historic Downtown Manassas.  Visitors will experience living history, Civil War…

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Lightening Strike Causes Fire

City of Manassas - As thestorm rolled through last night, July 2, a lightening strike caused a fire at a condominium building on Sandalwood Drive. City of Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County Fire and Rescue units were able to…

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City of Manassas Fire and Rescue and Police Camps

Manassas, VA - Beginning July 7 through July 18, 2014, City of Manassas Fire & Rescue and Police will hold summer camps for incoming freshman of Osbourn High School. The Manassas City Police Camp is two one-week camps being held at the Manassas…

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City of Manassas News - Fire Displaces Seven

Manassas, VA - On Sunday evening, June 22, City of Manassas Fire andRescue units responded to a fire on Taney Road in the City of Manassas. The fire was put out in less than 19 minutes after first responders arrived on scene. Seven residents were…

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City of Manassas Wins Northern Virginia EMS Awards

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department has received the Outstanding EMS Agency Award by the Northern Virginia EMS Council. Recipients of these awards were selected based on their excellence in Emergency Medical Services in…

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New Economic Development Director

Manassas, VA - City Manager William Patrick Pate announced the appointment of Patrick J. Small as Economic Development Director for the City of Manassas. Small was selected from a highly qualified pool of applicants to run the Economic Development…

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City of Manassas wins Virginia Downtown Development Award

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has received the Award of Excellence from the Virginia Downtown Development Association for the Main Street Streetscapes project completed in October 2013.  This project widened narrow sidewalks on Main…

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Mayor Receives Tourism Champion Award

Manassas, VA - City of Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish II was presented with the Discover Prince William and Manassas Tourism Champion Award May 9, 2014 at a luncheon held at the Old Courthouse. This is the inaugural year for the Tourism Awards for…

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City of Manassas Named Tree City USA

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has been named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 24th year the City of Manassas has earned this national…

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City of Manassas Receives Awards for Financial Reporting and Budget Presentation

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has earned the 2013 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada (GFOA) for the twenty-ninth consecutive year. This was…

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Arson Fire in School Causes $20,000 in Damage

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that happened on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in a restroom at Metz Middle School at 9950 Wellington Road in Manassas. Fire investigators determined that one or more…

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City Employee Named Outstanding New Emergency Management Professional Award

Manassas, VA - Amelia Gagnon, Emergency Management Planner for the City of Manassas, has been named Outstanding New Emergency Management Professional for 2014 by the Virginia Emergency Management Association. The award recognizes an emergency…

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City of Manassas Water Main Repairs

On March 24, 2014, the City of Manassas’ water main on Nokesville Road was damaged by a contractor.  Repairs have been made, but water may appear discolored.  If this occurs, please run the cold water taps for a period of approximately 10-15…

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City of Manassas on 30 Safest Cities in VA List

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has been recognized as one of the 30 Safest Cities in Virginia by SafeWise.com. SafeWise combined data from recent FBI Crime Reports with their own research to create a list of the safest communities in Virginia.…

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City of Manassas to Test CodeRED

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas will put out a phone call to all City of Manassas residents to test the CodeRED emergency telephone notification system and to clean up phone numbers no longer in use. CodeRED is the emergency…

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City of Manassas Bond Rating Upgraded

Manassas, VA - Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services raised its rating on the City of Manassas’ general obligation (GO) debt from AA to AA+ with a stable outlook. This rating reflects the City’s strong economy, strong wealth and income, and…

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City of Manassas Wins Communitas Award

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas has been awarded a 2014 Communitas Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.  The Communitas Awards are an international effort to recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals who unselfishly…

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Snow Emergency Lifted

City of Manassas, VA - The snow emergency put into effect on March 2, 2014 in the City of Manassas will be lifted at 12 p.m. March 4, 2014.  This means that snow emergency routes will be open for parking in designated…

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Spring 2014 at the Manassas Museum

Manassas, VA -- Celebrate the coming spring with some great events and exhibits at the Manassas Museum.  Go on a bicycle tour, walking tour or see the new exhibit and make sure to drop by one of the Museum’s free book talks. March 8, April 12…

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Two City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Personnel Named Chief Fire Officers

Two City of Manassas Fire and Rescue employees have earned the Chief Fire Officer designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE).  Battalion Chief Todd Lupton and Fire Marshal and Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Frank…

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Manassas Business Council Appoints New Members

Manassas, VA - Rebecca Vaughan-King, president of Imagine, a full-service integrated marketing and communications firm, has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Manassas Business Council. The Manassas Business Council is an advisory group…

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City of Manassas to Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas will participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill which is a joint effort of the National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. With a test tornado warning being sent by NOAA and NWS…

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City of Manassas News - Water Main Work Rescheduled

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Water Department has rescheduled the connection to the new 36” transmission line on Vint Hill Road for Tuesday, Feb. 4, beginning at 6 a.m. and continuing through Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6 a.m., weather permitting.…

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City of Manassas News - Water Connection Postponed to February 6, 2014

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas Water Department has rescheduled the connection to the new 36” transmission line on Vint Hill Road for Thursday, Feb. 6, beginning at 6 a.m. and continuing through Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 a.m., weather…

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State of the City of Manassas

Manassas, VA---On Monday, Jan. 27 Mayor Harry J. Parrish II delivered his State of the City address at theCity Council Meeting.  Mayor Parrish spoke about accomplishments for 2013 in the City of Manassas and shared a State of the City video message…

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City of Manassas News: In Celebration of Black History Month

Manassas, VA -- On Jan. 27 at the City of Manassas City Council Meeting, a proclamation was delivered in honor of Black History Month.  This year, the focus of Black History Month is also an opportunity to recognize the unsungheroes of the African…

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Manassas Holding Training Session for Community Emergency Response Team

Manassas, VA -- Beginning Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. the City of Manassas Office of Emergency Management will be offering a training course for new members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Training is free for residents of the City…

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City of Manassas News: Snow Emergency Lifted on January 22, 2014

Manassas, VA -- The snow emergency put into effect on Jan. 21, 2014 in the City of Manassas has been lifted at 9 a.m. on Jan. 22, 2014.  This means that snow emergency routes will be open for parking in designated areas.

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City of Manassas Water Customers Notice

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Water Department will be completing the connections to the new 36” water transmission line on Vint Hill Road. Customers will continue to have water service while the work is being performed. However, following…

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Six New Officers Join the Manassas City Police Department

Manassas, VA -- Six newManassas City Police Officers were sworn into office at the Jan. 13, 2014 City Council Meeting. Officer Ashley “Nikki” Bowman is a native of the Manassas area and attended Stonewall Jackson High School.  Officer Bowman…

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Generator Fire in City of Manassas

Manassas, VA -- On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, one generator at the City’s Godwin Drive power plant caught fire.  The fire was immediately contained and quickly extinguished.  No staff were hurt.  The building sustained minor damage.  The City has…

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Neighborhood Services Works with AmeriCorps VISTA and Manassas City Public Schools

City of Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas Neighborhood Services Division has been working through a three-year grant with AmeriCorps VISTA on projects that work to better City neighborhoods and the community as a whole. This is the third year…

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Manassas Regional Airport Wins Engineering Award

Manassas, VA -- On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Manassas Regional Airport and the design firm of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, were awarded the Award of Merit in the Airports/Transit category of the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2013 Best Projects. …

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Police Incident in City of Manassas - November 18, 2013

Manassas, VA -- On November 18, 2013 afternoon at 3 p.m., City of Manassas Police and Fire & Rescue units responded to 9510 Technology Drive for a report of a possible explosive device.  Employees of the business were evacuated and Technology…

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Manassas to Host Neighborhood Conference

Manassas, VA - The 7th Annual City of Manassas Neighborhood Conference is being held at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College at 6901 Sudley Road. This year, the conference will showcase how attendees can use local resources…

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Manassas Regional Airport Based Flight School Wins Awards

Manassas, VA---At the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Summit held in Fort Worth Texas last week, Manassas based Aviation Adventures swept the Flight Training Excellence Awards. They were awarded the following: - Student’s Choice…

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City of Manassas One of the Best Places in Virginia for Job Seekers

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas has been named One of the Best Places in Virginia for Job Seekers by NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website rated in 2010 by CNN Money as one of the Top 20 Best Money Sites. “I always say that the City of…

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City Of Manassas News: Fire Prevention Week

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department is working with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind residents about the dangers of fire and how to work to prevent them. According to the NFPA, two out of every…

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Ghosts, Spirits and Cemetery Tours in the City of Manassas

Manassas, VA---The Manassas Museum is offering “spirited” events this October: Manassas Cemetery Tours on Oct. 11 and 25, a Ghosts of GeorgetownBook Talk on Oct. 20 and Spirits of Manassas walking tours on Oct. 26. Manassas Cemetery…

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City of Manassas Announces New City Manager

Manassas, VA - City of Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish II and the Manassas City Council announce the appointment of William Patrick Pate of High Point, N.C. as the new city manager of the City of Manassas, VA. Pate was selected from a pool of highly…

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Manassas City Police Promotions, Swearing-In and Award

Manassas, VA -- During the City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, the Manassas City Police Department (MCPD) promoted two members, swore-in two new officers and presented a plaque to Master Police Officer Hogan for winning first place in the…

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Two Free Book Talks in September 2013

Manassas, VA - In September, the Manassas Museum will host two free Book Talks at the Manassas Museum. The first talk, on Sept. 8, features author and former Washington Post reporter Peter Carlson speaking about hislatest book Junius and…

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City of Manassas Cemetery Plot Lottery

Manassas, VA---The City of Manassas Purchasing Department will be accepting cemetery plot applications from Sept. 4, 2013 until 3 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2013. Applications will be available on Sept. 4 online at www.manassascity.org/cemetery, or in person…

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City of Manassas - Single Engine Aircraft Incident

Manassas, VA -- At 9:28 a.m. on August 22, 2013 morning a single engine Cesna 172 aircraft crashed on landing at the Manassas Regional Airport on runway 16R34L. No one was injured in the crash. That runway is closed until the aircraft can be…

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Free Book Talk - Mathew Brady, Portraits of a Nation

Manassas, VA -- Author Robert Wilson will deliver a free book talk at the Manassas Museum about the photographer who captured the iconic images of Abraham Lincoln and so many others of that time. Wilson’s new book, Mathew Brady, Portraits of…

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An International Exchange of Ideas in the City of Manassas

Manassas, VA---In July, the City of Manassas Neighborhood Services Division hosted more than 100 international students from the Shenzhen Foreign Languages School (SFLS) inChina at Osbourn High School (OHS). The day-long project partnered SFLS…

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Robotics Competition at the Manassas Museum

Manassas, VA - On Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Manassas Museum, Metz Middle School and Manassas Park Middle School will host a robotics exhibition/competition as a finale to their week-long robotics summer camp. During the exhibition, from 10…

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Performance, Exhibit Bring Jennie Dean to Life

Manassas, VA -- To Manassas residents, Jennie Dean is the familiar name of an elementary school and surrounding park. Historic interpreter Marion Dobbins aims to bring the remarkable woman behind the name to life during free performances at the…

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City of Manassas Holds Summer Camps for Rising Freshman

Manassas, VA - Over the last two weeks the City of Manassas government and Manassas City Public Schools haveworked together to create summer career camps for rising freshman at Osbourn High School. Camps were held by the Manassas City Police…

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City of Manassas – Guinness World Record Holder

Manassas, VA - It’s official! The City of Manassas has been designated the World Record Holder from Guinness World Records for the largest game of Red Light/Green Light. On May 4, 2013 the City of Manassas Neighborhood Services attempted the…

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Mauiva Landing at Manassas Regional Airport

Manassas, VA---On Tuesday, July 16, Mauiva AirCruise landed at Manassas Regional Airport on their inaugural flight into the area. Mauiva is bringing international visitors to the City of Manassas on their journeyaround the East Coast. Mauiva…

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City of Manassas News - Main Street Streetscape

Manassas, VA---Residents of the City of Manassas may be wondering what is going on down on Main Street in the Old Town area. The City of Manassas is making an investment in the City’s Old Town area by improving the streetscape along Main…

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Two City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Staff Graduate from Virginia Fire Officers Academy

Manassas, VA - Fire and Rescue Master Technician Justin Jenkins and Lieutenant Andrew Carver recently graduated from the Virginia Fire OfficersAcademy (VFOA) in Richmond, VA. Firefighters from all over the state gathered for this academy developed…

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Battalion Chief Todd Lupton Receives 2013 Northern Virginia Regional EMS Award

Manassas, VA - Battalion Chief Todd Lupton, with the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department, received a 2013 Northern Virginia Regional EMS Award. B.C. Lupton is recognized as an Outstanding EMS Administrator for the Northern Virginia Region.…

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City to Host Civil War Weekend

Manassas, VA - The City of Manassas is hosting a Civil War Weekend Aug. 23-25, 2013. The weekend features live music and dancing, living history, a Civil War parade, activities for children, featured speakers (to be announced) and much more. The…

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Free Book Talk at the Manassas Museum

Letters Home, Three Years Under General Lee in the 6th Alabama Manassas, VA - Letters Home, Three Years Under General Lee in the 6th Alabama, is a new work chronicling the experiences of a Civil War soldier from Alabama. This book will be the focus…

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Fire Displaces Three in Manassas

Manassas, VA - At 9:45 p.m. on May 20, Fire and Rescue crews responded to a fire in the 9000 block of Sandalwood Drive. Crews from the City of Manassas, Prince William County and Manassas Park responded to the scene where a fire had started in a…

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Manassas Museum on the Best of Virginia List

Manassas, VA - Virginia Living Magazine polled its readers for a list of “The Best of Virginia.” More than 25,000 people voted in this poll and only three businesses in each category per region were selected as best of the best. The…

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Chief Keen Releases 2012 Department Commendation and Complaint Data

Manassas, VA---As part of continuing efforts to provide effective and professional law enforcement service to the community, the Manassas City Police Department has recently completed its annual review of citizen and internal complaints regarding…

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Neighborhood Services Helps the Community to Help Others

Manassas, VA -- Recently, the Neighborhood Services team discovered that there was a lady in her mid 80s who needed help in heryard with overgrown bushes and an old tool shed. This resident, who had located in the City in the mid 1950s, had lost…

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City of Manassas Website Wins Gold

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas has been awarded the Gold Hermes Award for the City’s website from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. This is an international competition for creative professionals involved in…

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755 People Participated in World Record Attempt

Manassas, VA - Although it is not official yet, more than 755 people participated in the World Record attempt of the largest game of red light/green light, sponsored by First Virginia Community Bank, on Saturday, May 4, during the Fourth Annual Big…

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City of Manassas News: 3 Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fire

Manassas, VA -- On April 30, 2013, the City of Manassas Fire Marshal’s Office charged three pre-teen juveniles in connection with a fire that occurred on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. On the evening of April 23, 2013, at approximately 8 p.m. in…

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Scam Artists Target Local Area

City of Manassas, VA - The Manassas City Police Department wants to alert the public regarding a phonescam that has been reported in the City and County. Several businesses and residents have reported receiving calls from solicitors who claim to…

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City of Manassas News: National Drug Take Back

City of Manassas, VA -- Join the Manassas City Police Department, the Prince WilliamCounty Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in preventing pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused,…

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City of Manassas Museum May 2013 Programs

City of Manassas, VA -- Manassas Museum has been programming great programs for May. On May 4 and 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. Bike Tours will feature stops at Civil War forts, cemeteries, markers, natural features and other areas of local interest. …

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City of Manassas Housing Program

Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas will hold a Housing Event at OsbournHigh School. This event is free and open to the public. The day includes a home buyers education class, foreclosure prevention and mortgage assistance with one-on-one meetings…

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City of Manassas Goes for World Record

Manassas, VA---The City of Manassas is embarking on the Big Day of Serving in the Weems community. As part of the day’s events, and to encourage community spirit, the City is going to attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the largest…

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Manassas City Police Partner with Schools for Online Safety

Manassas, VA -- Many parents wonder what their teenage son or daughter is posting online to one of the many social media sites. More importantly, they wonder who is watching what is posted and how to keep their children safe. On Tuesday, April 30…

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Two Juveniles Charged

Manassas, VA---Two juvenile residents of the Georgetown South Community were charged with maliciously setting fire to community property in connection with a fire that occurred on the afternoon of March 12, 2013. The juveniles told a City of…

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City of Manassas Training Five for EMS Bike Team

Manassas, VA -- This week the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department is training five technicians to become members of the EMS Bike Team. This is a 40-hour course on safe bicycle operations and biking skills during high and low speed maneuvers…

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Two Fired Displace Seven People

Manassas, VA - On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Fire and Rescue units from the City of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Prince William County responded to a fire in a home in the 10000 block of Abbott Road. A resident of the home left food cooking…

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Georgetown South Early Head Start First to Earn Five Star Rating

Manassas, VA -- The Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI) was created to provide a consistent way to distinguish the level of quality in early education programs. The quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early childhood providers…

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City of Manassas Cleaning Up in April

Manassas, VA---April brings spring flowers and a sense of renewal to the community. As Earth Day draws near, the City of Manassas is participating in several activities that will help clean up and renew the City. The City of Manassas Police…

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City Manager Resigns to Support Family

Manassas, VA - City of Manassas City Manager John A. Budesky notified City Council last night that for the sake of his family, he would need to relocate to the Hanover, Virginia area to take part in the health care of an ailing family member. …

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Free VIN Etching in Manassas

Manassas, VA - The Manassas City Police Department is hosting its second Free VIN Etching event in the Walmart parking lot at 9401 Liberia Ave., in Manassas. The event is sponsored by the Manassas Police Department and Prince William County Police…

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Four New Firefighter/Medics Sworn In

Manassas, VA---At the Monday, March 11 City Council Meeting, four new Firefighter/Medics weresworn in to services after completing a five-week orientation and training program. Firefighter/Medic Matthew Heppner is originally from Riverhead, NY and…

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Full-Scale Exercise At Manassas Regional Airport

Manassas, VA---What’s going on at the Manassas Regional Airport next week? City of Manassas Fire & Rescue, Police, Airport and other City staff along with Prince William County Police and Fire & Rescue, the Sheriff’s Office, the…

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City Of Manassas Names 2012 Officer Of The Year

Manassas, VA---The City of Manassas Police Department has named Police Officer First Class D.T. Villanueva as Police Department Employee of the Year for 2012. On May 25, 2012, Officer D.T. Villanueva was providing assistance at the scene of an…

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Two New Officers Join City of Manassas Police Department

Manassas, VA -- Two new City of Manassas Police Officers were sworn in at the Feb. 11, 2013 City Council Meeting. Officer Charles Sharp and Officer Danielle Moore. Officer Sharp comes to the City of Manassas after working as a Conservator of the…

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2013 Real Estate Assessment Change Notices Mailed

Residents of the City of Manassas should be receiving their 2013 Real Estate Assessment Change Notices this week. The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Real Estate Division mailed 12,426 426 real estate assessment notices to City taxpayers to…

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Refuse to Be a Victim Seminar Offered

City of Manassas, VA -- The City of Manassas Police Department is offering a free Refuse To Be A Victim seminar. The Refuse To Be A Victim seminar is a National Rifle Association program that promotes awareness and prevention of criminal…

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Stay Warm and Safe this Winter

Manassas, VA---With impending snow on the way, the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department wants to remind residents to stay safe while heating your home or business. Portable Electric Heaters Keep furniture, clothing and other combustible…

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