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CITY of MANASSAS PUBLIC WORKS to UPGRADE to $20 MILLION WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

CITY of MANASSAS PUBLIC WORKS to UPGRADE to $20 MILLION WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

As part of the City of Manassas Capital Improvement Program, Manassas’ water transmission main line has been slated for an upgrade, replacing the 24-inch water transmission main line with a 36-inch main line. The current, 45-year old water main line has served the City of Manassas well, but now that the line is approaching its useful life, it is being replaced with a water main line to supply the higher-demand for water, especially in the summer months, as well as improve overall system performance. The City of Manassas is currently working together with Prince William County, Va. along the Rollins Ford/Vint Hill Road/Route 28 road improvement areas, to replace the water transmission line, with project completion planned for 2020 at a total cost of more than $20 million.

VALENTINE’s DAY DINNER at CARMELLO’s; FREE RED ROSES, FEB. 13 to FEB. 15

VALENTINE’s DAY DINNER at CARMELLO’s; FREE RED ROSES, FEB. 13 to FEB. 15

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner from Fri., Feb. 13 to Sun., Feb. 15, giving away one red rose to each of their lady diners . Valentine’s Day menu prices range from $7 to $38. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com

 “We are offering a Valentine’s Day dinner throughout the weekend, so if you can’t make Feb. 14, stop in for dinner on Friday or Sunday and get your roses too,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER at CARMELLO’s – FEB. 12

CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER at CARMELLO’s – FEB. 12

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is kicking off Valentine’s Day early with a four-course Cakebread Winery Wine dinner, featuring wines like Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Pinot Noir 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, and Merlot 2011 on Thurs., Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. for $110 inclusive per person. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com

The Cakebread wine dinner menu includes: Sauvignon Blanc 2013 served with pan-seared jumbo sea scallops, red quinoa, Maitake mushrooms and pomegranate gastrique; lamb meatballs with homemade fettuccine, feta, sundried tomatoes, mint and pistachio, pesto Alfredo with Pinot Noir 2013; Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 served with Lombo De Vaca À Porto, which is a grilled four-ounce filet mignon, with espresso and port wine sauce, fingerling potatoes and asparagus; and finally, for dessert, a ruby-port poached pear, ruby port-sauce, candied walnuts, crème fraiche, and mint served with Merlot 2011.

Police say Baltimore officer shoots, kills man with knife


BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say an officer has shot and killed a man wielding a knife.

Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez says an officer was on patrol Saturday when he responded to people yelling for help outside a house in Southwest Baltimore. He says the officer was told a man inside was threatening people with a knife.

Rodriguez says that when the officer confronted the man, the man refused to drop the knife.

Rodriguez says the man was struck at least once. He later died at a hospital.

Rodriguez says the officer "definitely fired in immediate defense of his life."

City of Manassas prepared for winter weather


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- The City of Manassas is ready to take on the winter weather.

The Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets about $225,000 for snow treatment and removal and is "well armed" with salt, sand, and trucks, the department said.

"We all remember the long winter last year, so we've prepared to clear and pre-treat our road to allow for safer and easier access to roads," Mike Moon, the Manassas director of public works and utilities said in a statement.

The city has 21 snow-removal trucks, 1500 tons of road salt and 500 tons of sand ready for the season, the department said.

More information on the city's snow removal plan is available here :www.manassascity.org.


Police arrest man in Manassas malicious wounding


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County Police arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with an aggravated malicious wounding that happened in Manassas Friday night.

Police responded to the 10100 block of Portsmouth Rd in Manassas, Va. around 10:02 p.m. for the report of a shooting. Multiple shots fired in the area were originally reported, however officers did not find any parties involved.

While police were at the scene, four people arrived at a hospital, three of which were suffering from gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Two of the victims, a 27-year-old man from Warrenton and a 49-year-old woman from Manassas were both taken to the trauma center.

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

Colder weather has set in and that means people are turning up their thermostats and seeing higher utility bills.  The City of Manassas’ Operation Round Up is in full force, where customers that authorize the City of Manassas to "round up" their monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar. If the bill is $73.80, it is rounded up to $74 and the extra 20 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up® fund.  Single donations from customers are also accepted, simply by adding the additional dollars to their payment with a notice that the overpayment is for Operation Round Up. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.