Our new name: Braddock Buzz

Our coverage area is expanding to the entire Braddock District of Fairfax County

We’re excited to share some news: Wakefield Weekly is changing its name to Braddock Buzz, with our coverage area expanding to the entire Braddock District of Fairfax County.

We’ll still be focused on hyperlocal news, bringing you original reporting and a roundup of headlines from elsewhere on schools, local businesses, county government, real estate, crime, and more.

We’ll have a larger coverage area that stretches east from George Mason University to West Annandale and North Springfield. In addition to the Woodson High School pyramid, we’ll also cover the Robinson and Lake Braddock Secondary Schools pyramids.

As we migrate to Braddock Buzz, we have a lot of fun plans already on tap for 2021.

On Wednesday, we’ll publish a special investigative report on the Virginia Youth Club, which recruits teenagers from low-income areas to go door-to-door selling candy and branded merchandise in affluent neighborhoods. The group was out soliciting in September and October in Mantua, Little Run, and Wakefield Chapel.

Next Monday, we’ll publish our first regular newsletter of the year and will resume our normal weekly cadence.

And later this month, we’re scheduled to interview Braddock District Supervisor James Walkinshaw to reflect on his first year in office and look ahead to what’s in store for the coming year. If you have questions you’d like us to ask him, please feel free to shoot us an email.

If you enjoy receiving Wakefield Weekly—err, Braddock Buzz—we hope you’ll tell your friends and neighbors about it so they can sign up as well.

Our website is moving to braddockbuzz.com, and our new email address is braddockbuzz@gmail.com (though the old address will still work).

Happy New Year!

Leanne & Austin