Archive for April 16th, 2014

F.C. Council Mulls Using Surplus To Keep Tax Rate Unchanged

April 16, 2014 9:02 PM2 comments

The Falls Church City Council made no decisions Wednesday night, but moved toward a majority consensus on keeping the real estate tax rate at its current $1.305 per $100 of assessed valuation, finding additional funds to avoid increasing the rate by four cents as City Manager Wyatt Shields proposed last month.

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Editorial: The Post’s Pulitzer

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Sincere congratulations to our newspaper rival The Washington Post for the well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for Public Service it was awarded Monday for its role, along with the The Guardian U.S., in disseminating and following up on reports leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden concerning the staggering overreach of U.S. national security […]

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Clark’s Book of Arlington Columns Out

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Charlie Clark has compiled 105 of his “Our Man in Arlington” columns written for the News-Press since 2010 into a single volume that has just been published. Entitled Arlington County Chronicles, as part of a History Press series, the book is available from booksellers on the web and is also […]

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Bulova to Welcome Back Urban Search Team

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Fairfax Board Chair Sharon Bulova will welcome members of Virginia Task Force One (VATF-1), Fairfax County’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, tonight when it returns home at approximately 9:45 p.m., to VATF-1’s headquarters, 14725 Flint Lee Road, Chantilly. Three K-9 handlers and their K-9’s were initially deployed to Arlington, Washington […]

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PHOTO: Down She Goes!

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Making way for the massive new 301 West Broad project anchored by a grand Harris Teeter, demolitionists leveled the old Post Office building yesterday, with the old Anthony’s soon to follow.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Cherry Hill Park Easter Egg Hunt

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One of Falls Church City’s best traditions, the Cherry Hill Park Easter Egg Hunt, is this Saturday and the weather forecast for the day is spectacular.

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F.C. Council Turns Focus to Cutting Tax Rate as Budget Deadline Nears

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The Falls Church City Council is continuing their search Wednesday night for palpable solutions to the problems for taxpayers represented by exploding student enrollment growth in its public schools, steadily rising residential real estate values and the federal government demand for extensive spending on storm water management.

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F.C.’s Freshman Delegate Makes Good Catch in His First Session

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It came more or less as an afterthought, an example pulled up to illustrate another point, in comments that Democratic freshman State Del. Marcus Simon made to the annual “Richmond report” luncheon of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.

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Beyer Outpaces Opponents in Fundraising

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Campaign contributions raised by March 31 by five of the 10 candidates through March 31 seeking the Democratic nomination to fill the seat occupied by retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran were disclosed by the Federal Election Commission Wednesday, although there were no numbers as of then for the other five. […]

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Easter Eating Around The Little City

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This Sunday, Easter eating will be the top ticket around town with a selection of dining options in and around the Little City.

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