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Eden Center Celebrates Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Mester-0773Eden Center celebrated its Mid-Autumn Moon Festival last Saturday with games, demonstrations, activities for kids, and its Miss Vietnam D.C. Pageant. This year's winner was Nhut Thanh Pho, an 18-year-old student at George Mason University studying information technology.

She is pictured above with U.S. Navy JAG Officer Chris Phan. (Photo: Gary Mester)


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NOVA Vietnamese Community Eyes Court Wins as Civil Rights Victory

Wednesday’s single acquittal and four dismissed cases were more than a celebratory occasions. For the several Vietnamese-Americans attending the trials of six people accused of illegal gambling, it was a sign of change. Read more...

Falls Church’s Eden Center controversy heating up (UPDATE: First five defendants cleared in court)

Two dozen Vietnamese merchants and customers of the Eden Center shopping mall gather outside Falls Church City Hall Wednesday morning. (Tom Jackman - The Washington Post)
UPDATE, 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14:  The first five defendants arrested at Eden Center on Aug. 11 all won their cases Wednesday in Falls Church General District Court. One man was found not guilty of illegal gambling and the city prosecutor then dismissed the same charge against four other people. You can read the full story for the print edition here.

Tensions rise in Falls Church after gang task force raids Eden Center

Many in Northern Virginia’s sizable Vietnamese community were shocked last month when the popular Eden Center shopping mall in Falls Church was swarmed by the regional gang task force and 19 people were arrested on misdemeanor charges... Read More...

Police raid Falls Church cafes, say Dragon Family gang ran illegal gambling ring

Northern Virginia police said they have crippled an illegal gambling ring run by a local gang in Falls Church after seizing more than $1 million in cash and 70 gaming machines in a raid Thursday night...Read more...

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