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Top NoVA, DC News: Best Dining, Halloween Houses, Holiday Safety

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One of the best parts of spooky season in Northern Virginia is taking a drive or walk by your neighbors' decorated homes. From spooky ghosts and skeletons to not-so-scary displays for kids, we featured displays that will impress passerby. © Courtesy of Bob Matthews & Colleen Delawder One of the best parts of spooky season in Northern Virginia is taking a drive or walk by your neighbors' decorated homes. From spooky ghosts and skeletons to not-so-scary displays for kids, we featured displays that will impress passerby.

VIRGINIA — Top news stories in Virginia and DC from the past week included the rollout of COVID-19 booster vaccines at two pharmacy chains; the New York Times lists two DC as a taste above others; Patch readers share photos of their houses and yards decorated for Halloween; and Amazon plans to hire thousands ahead of the holidays.

Plus, the CDC issues guidance ahead of the Thanksgiving and Christmas season; a customer was arrested after berating staff at a pizza restaurant; fake designer jewelry and clothing worth a million dollars was confiscated at a DC airport; and more in our roundup of top news stories from DC and northern Virginia's Patch sites this week.

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Here are some of this week's top headlines:

CVS, Walgreens Offering COVID Boosters To Moderna, J&J Recipients

Walgreens and CVS began offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to an expanded group of eligible people in Virginia and across the country on Friday, one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved extra doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines.

Best DC Cuisine: 2 Restaurants Make The New York Times List

The New York Times found two D.C. restaurants that were a taste above other establishments in the United States.

Thanksgiving, Christmas In Virginia: See Latest CDC Guidance

Virginia residents will soon begin their preparations for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance on how Americans can stay safe during the holidays while celebrating with family.

2021 Decorated Halloween House Guide Around Northern Virginia

Want to take a drive to the spookiest houses decorated for Halloween? We have a few suggestions across northern Virginia.

Fairfax Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct At Pizza Restaurant

A Fairfax man was charged with disorderly conduct after becoming irate and yelling obscenities at the employees of a local pizza restaurant, according to the City of Fairfax Police crime report.

Amazon To Fill 3,700 Seasonal Part-, Full-Time Jobs In Virginia

Amazon announced it is hiring people for 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S. including 3,700 in Virginia. Starting pay is $18 per hour.

Fake Designer Goods Valued At $1M Seized At Dulles Airport

Customs officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized 806 counterfeit designer goods with an equivalent value of $1 million.

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