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Marshall HS Hosts Grand Re-Opening

March 26, 2015 4:41 PM0 comments

Dignitaries from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County School Board and Fairfax County Public Schools cut the ribbon at the George C. Marshall High School’s Grand Re-Opening yesterday. At the re-opening, there was a short program, ribbon cutting, tours of the school and a reception.

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Guest Commentary: Ranked-Choice Voting & Independent Redistricting

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By Christopher Zieja In our current political system, gerrymandering empowers elected officials to choose their voters rather than have voters choose the politicians. The result? Partisanship and polarization. Centrists are stymied and politics less civil due to an overwhelming number of non-competitive legislative districts. As a result, politicians have little incentive […]

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Letters to the Editor: Why Not Compare Property Tax vs. Arlington, Fairfax?

10:32 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: March 26 – April 1, 2015   Why Not Compare Property Tax vs. Arlington, Fairfax? Editor, At the public budget meeting on March 13, our city manager, Wyatt Shields, emphasized that the comparison of City of Falls Church property taxes should be made to other smaller […]

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NVCC Summer Course Registration Opens March 31

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Registration for summer session classes at Northern Virginia Community College begins next Tuesday, March 31. Students must register by 11:59 p.m. on the day before a session begins. Classes in the 12-week summer session begin May 18 and end Aug. 9. There are also two six-week summer sessions, which start […]

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Henderson MS Hosts Makerspace Open House

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A student at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School gets busy with the Makerspace in Hendeson’s Library. The middle school hosted an open house for Makerspace, which was funded through an Falls Church Education Foundation Super Grant, on Tuesday night.

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Mason U. Offers Mini-Course on Abrahamic Religions

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University announced earlier this month a not-for-credit seminar for the local community in the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which will take place every Saturday in April. Two professors in the university’s department of religious studies, Maria Dakake […]

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F.C. Chamber of Commerce Hosts ‘Bright Lights, Little City’ Gala

March 25, 2015 6:44 PM0 comments

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual gala and live auction, called “Bright Lights, Little City,” last Saturday night at The Westin Tysons location. Honored as recipients of special awards at this year’s gala were (left to right), Tori McKinney, winner of the Pillar of the Community award, Christopher Fay, winner […]

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Mary Riley Styles Opens House for TJ 5th Grade Art Show

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A Thomas Jefferson Elementary School fifth grader paints their Pacific Northwest Clay Totem Pole. The Jefferson Grade 5 Art Exhibit is currently on display at Mary Riley Styles Public Library for the next few weeks. Mary Riley Styles Public Library hosted an open house for the exhibit on Tuesday night, […]

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Transit: Which Route Through F.C.?

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At a Falls Church League of Women Voters’ forum at the F.C. Community Center Sunday, panelists shared their views of options the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission will be making in the near future for an optimal route for light rail or bus rapid transit operations eventually coming through the City […]

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Editorial: ‘Mason Row’ is a Very Good Idea

5:32 PM3 comments

There is a clear calculus operating here that does not require degrees in rocket science to figure out. It goes something like this: If you want quality schools then you have to support aggressive commercial development that will pay for them. It is our sense that most residents of Falls […]

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