Monday, November 5, 2012
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell also announced he will donate $50,000 to the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund.
Capital One Bank announced last week that it will donate $1 million towards Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, including a $10,000 donation to the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund. Sandy pounded the east coast last week. Although Virginia did not bear the brunt of the storm damage, tens of thousands of residents lost power in Northern Virginia, including more than 4,000 in McLean. States further north, including New York and New Jersey, suffered much worse and continue their clean-up efforts. In a press statement, Jonathan Witter, president of retail and direct banking for Capital One, called Virginia the company's home. “We are committed to assisting our communities, our customers and our own associates who have been affected by this …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The MCA also wants Capital One to pay its "fair share" to improve transportation infrastructure around Tysons Corner.
The McLean Citizens Association is worried about cost overruns associated with Silver Line Metro construction, and the group adopted a resolution on Wednesday night to underscore those concerns. The board adopted the resolution “Concerns About Cost Increases in the Phase 2 Construction of the Silver Line” unanimously. Members of the association specifically took issue with the results of an MWAA study suggesting the Dulles Toll Road rate for drivers could eventually increase to $12, forcing commuters off the major highway and onto McLean’s local roads. “The MWAA toll-rate studies confirm that each increase in the Dulles Toll Road toll produces increasing congestion on the alternative commuter routes and local roads,” the resolution cites…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The McLean Citizens Association, the community's unofficial town council, will meet on Wednesday night.
The McLean Citizens Association will meet for the first time in two months at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the McLean Community Center. Several items of interest are on the meeting's agenda, including: Patch will bring you a full report on the meeting Thursday morning. Read it first by signing up for our daily morning newsletter.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Proposal is part of transforming Tysons Corner into a city.
High-rise office and apartment buildings, a hotel, community center, stores and new roads could replace the athletic fields that now surround the Capital One headquarters on Dolley Madison Boulevard. Members of a McLean Citizens Association committee listened for two hours Tuesday night as Capital One representative Antonio Calabrese explained how the 26-acre site could eventually be a city-like mixed-use development that would total more than 4 million square feet of new development at Dolley Madison Boulevard and Old Meadow Road. "As patrons exit the rail station, they will find themselves here at this expansive, welcoming Metro station gateway park," said Calabrese, Land Use/Zoning Counsel to Capital One, when he presented the same …
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Good Morning Neighbors, Massive New Development Proposed for McLean Station. Capital One shares plans for redeveloping 26 acres as part of the new Tysons Corner. Douglas Schneiderman. Avid cook, dedicated cyclist, developer who was killed in a traffic accident in East Hampton. Services are Friday. McLean BizBuzz. Mars Candy underwrites new Smithsonian exhibit. New apartments in McLean. Lessons from the Storm. Should you buy a generator? Have you voted for your favorite high school, McLean barber or hairdresser? Here's your Reader's Choice ballot.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
McLean Week in Review
Monday July 16 MHS Principal Search. Goal to have new high school principal when school opens. How you can participate. McLean Whiz Kids. McLean Little League champs advance in state tournament. More college grads. Deans Listers. National Merit Scholarship winner. Traffic Alert This Week. Up to 30 minute overnight closings of Capital Beltway, Dulles Connector Road. Major closing of Jones Branch Rd. overnight. Tuesday July 17 New Owners at Greenberry's. Two couples buy Greenberry's and have a short to-do list that includes expanding the menu. Haycock Road House Fire. An early morning Saturday fire has been ruled an arson fire. Obituary. Long-time Fairfax Planning Commission member and McLean community servant dies at 90. Wednesday July …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Good Morning Neighbors, Capital One Misled Millions. McLean company to pay $210 million in refunds and fines in major settlement with two U.S. agencies. McLean Librarian Promoted. Popular librarian departs to head regional library. McLean BizBuzz. Capital One plans layoffs. Intelligence contracts for three McLean companies. Keep up with McLean news this summer no matter where you are. Subscribe to the McLean Patch free newsletter. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
McLean-based bank becomes first enforcement target of new U.S. Consumer Bureau.
Capital One Bank, which is headquartered in McLean, has agreed to pay $210 million in consumer refunds and fines after federal officials said the company "pressured and misled" two million customers into buying additional products when they opened their credit card accounts, according to news reports Wednesday. The credit card company issued a statement Wednesday that, in part, said: "Customers will begin receiving their refunds later this year. In addition, Capital One will pay $25 million in Civil Money Penalties to the Consumer Financial Proection Bureau (CFPB) and $35 million in Civil Money Penalties to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Capital One is strengthening its internal quality control processes and its …
McLean Business News
Capital One McLean-based Capital One, in a move to make its operations more efficient, announced last week that it will lay off 80 employees from its Bethesda office by early November. The Bethesda office joined Capital One when the McLean banking giant acquired Chevy Chase bank in 2009. The Bethesda location was primarily a home mortgage office, according to a story in Maryland’s Gazette.net. Capital One planned the closure in order to “consolidate its existing home loan sites,” according to Julie Rakes, a spokeswoman for Capital One. Rakes said that employees will be given “at least 90 days’ notice of losing their jobs, plus severance packages and help finding another position.” Related story: Capital One to Pay $210 Million for …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A Capital One branch in McLean was robbed Monday.
Fairfax County Police released pictures Tuesday afternoon of a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of a downtown McLean Bank, Monday morning. The police are investigating the robbery of the Capital One Bank at 6890 Elm St. which occurred around 9:30 a.m. Police said an armed man entered the bank and demanded money from a bank employee. The clerk complied and the man fled, police said. The suspect was last seen heading toward an office building across the street from the bank, police said. The bank is located at the southeast corner of Dolly Madison Boulevard and Elm Street. The suspect wore a ski mask and gloves, a fisherman’s hat, a three-quarter length khaki-colored trench coat, and dress pants, police said. The corporate …