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Guest Commentary: Helping our Homeless: What Really Works

July 2, 2015 11:38 AM0 comments

Families become homeless for a variety of reasons. Usually, some kind of crisis such as the loss of a job, domestic violence, or an accident triggers an economic spiral where the family finds itself unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and other essentials.

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Letters to the Editor: There is Residential Around F.C.’s New 10 Acres of Land

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Letters to the Editor: July 2 – 8, 2015   There is Residential Around F.C.’s New 10 Acres of Land Editor, After decades of stagnation, the “Little City” embarked upon a development phase. The early on, creative approaches to a city center with streetscapes and improved lighting and walkability gave […]

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F.C. Council, Schools Meet Tuesday on Land Use

July 1, 2015 7:54 PM0 comments

The Falls Church City Council and School Board will hold a joint meeting next Tuesday, July 7, to hear a report from consultants Cooper Carry and VHB on their efforts to glean from a range of members of the community what form they would like the development to be like […]

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Rep. Beyer Hails Progress With Cuba

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U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, formerly a U.S. ambassador whose 8th District of Virginia includes the City of Falls Church, released the following statement after President Obama announced Wednesday that Cuba and the United States will open embassies in Washington and Havana after more than 50 years of diplomatic isolation: “I […]

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Editorial: Why F.C.’s Church Battle Mattered

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So we see with the wildly contrasting remarks by contesting Falls Church religious leaders, reported in this edition, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling expanding the definition of marriage to include same sex couples: The fierce competition between the two flocks vying for control of the historic […]

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Reston Man Charged with Sexual Assault

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Han I. Tak, 30, of Reston was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Major Crimes Division of the Fairfax County Police Department on Wednesday afternoon and charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor.

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Falls Church’s Finest Competing in Fairfax Games

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by Karim Doumar Police Chief Mary Gavin is a triathlete. Community Service Officer James Brooks is a soccer official. Captain Thomas Polera is on the Arlington Fire/Police Ice Hockey Team. Master Police Officer Jennifer “Missy” Elliot plays golf. They are all excited and proud to be representing the City of […]

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Young Adult Lit Author Martina Boone Visits F.C.

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by Karim Doumar No two things have ever fit together better than Martina Boone and the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. At its annual recognition event on Thursday, June 18, the council recognized the volunteers of the year, gave out community service awards, and heard the winners of the annual […]

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Crime Report: Smashburger Robbery, Domestic Assault & More Theft

June 30, 2015 1:09 PM0 comments

The biggest news in the latest City of Falls Church Crime Report is the after-hours armed robbery of Smashburger on S. Washington St. last Friday night. In other crime, there were a several alcohol-related arrests including a DUI and two drunk in publics, there was a domestic assault reported on W. Broad […]

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Commonwealth Circle Announces Scholarship Recipients

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The local nonprofit Commonwealth Circle, Inc. announced the recipients of their 2015 scholarships. Three local youths, Ada Haensel, Angie Leon and Karl Green, were awarded scholarships of $4,000 each based off of their academic records, community service and recommendations from teachers and counselors. To be eligible for the scholarships each student […]

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