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Fast-casual chain, Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen, is preparing for a September 1 opening at Birch and Broad with another in Gainesville on September 8. These are the first to open in the Greater Washington region. Based out of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, John Horvatinovich, formerly director of operations of Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup, will oversee the rollout. The Falls Church location is currently hiring for the September opening.

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Chairman Beyer, JEC Highlight Economic Toll of Gun Violence

This week, Chairman Don Beyer and the Joint Economic Committee released a report and held a hearing examining the economy-wide impact of gun violence. From health care to education, business formation to housing, the economic effects of gun violence are widespread and long-lasting. According to new estimates from Everytown for Gun Safety, gun violence costs our economy more than half a trillion dollars every year.

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Press Release: Beyer Votes To Defend Americans’ Right To Contraception

The Right to Contraception Act passed with all Democrats and eight Republicans voting in favor, weeks after Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurrence in Dobbs urged the Supreme Court to “reconsider” its landmark Griswold v. Connecticut ruling. Griswold, a case about contraception, established a constitutional right to privacy that was the basis for the Roe v. Wade abortion protections which the Court overruled in Dobbs.

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Press Release: Van Hollen, Beyer Introduce Legislation to Improve ATF, Strengthen Gun Violence Prevention

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representative Don Beyer (D-Va.) introduced legislation to improve and modernize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in order to strengthen gun safety in our communities. The legislation – which follows last week’s Senate confirmation of Steve Dettelbach to serve as ATF Director – would remove irresponsible statutory restrictions that stand in the way of ATF’s mission to protect the public from violent criminals, criminal organizations and the illegal use and trafficking of firearms.

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Last week, after being notified of suspicious activity, the City of Falls Church discovered fraudulent checks were cashed using the City’s accounts. The City of Falls Church Police are investigating and other authorities have been notified. The bank will reimburse the City in full after the bank’s internal fraud investigation is complete.