Articles by: Penny Gross
Penny Gross is the Mason District Supervisor in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She may be e-mailed at mason@fairfaxcounty.gov

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 30, 2014 10:39 AM0 comments

Tuesday, November 4, is Election Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Registered voters should go to their regular polling place on Tuesday; polls are open from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. New this year is a requirement that every voter must show a photo ID at the precinct. Acceptable photo […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 23, 2014 10:14 AM0 comments

Decades ago, Mason District was very suburban, predominantly Caucasian, and home mostly to federal workers and their families. Foreign language was an elective in our schools, kindergarten was a half-day, and Fairfax Hospital (on Mason District’s border) was one mid-rise building on Gallows Road. How things have changed! Today, Mason […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 16, 2014 10:06 AM0 comments

For a long time, Ebola virus disease was relegated to the back pages of the newspaper, affecting a few poor areas in Africa, thousands of miles away. First identified in 1976, the disease takes its name from the Ebola River, which runs near a village with one of the first […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 9, 2014 10:26 AM0 comments

Election Day is approaching rapidly, but there are a few days left to register in time to vote in the November 4 election. Next Tuesday, October 14, is the last day to register to vote in the general election. In Fairfax County, in-person registration deadline is 5 p.m. You may […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 2, 2014 10:38 AM1 comment

Much of Mason District was developed as a purely suburban model, geared for cars, not pedestrians. Many subdivisions were designed without sidewalks, allowing for a larger expanse of lawn to mow, perhaps, but certainly not encouraging walkability or neighborhood interaction. Since sidewalks were not required by local ordinance years ago, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 25, 2014 10:51 AM0 comments

The Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force is concluding its two years of work to create a long-term vision (the next 20 to 40 years) and land use recommendations for the Seven Corners/Willston area. At my request, the original study period and meeting schedule was extended to permit […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 18, 2014 8:40 AM1 comment

The work of the Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force is nearing its close, and I was pleased to provide an update to the Falls Church City Council on Monday evening.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 11, 2014 10:33 AM0 comments

Today, on the 13th anniversary of the triple attacks now known as 9/11, we pause to remember the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, their families, and so many others who will never forget the images of that horrific day in our nation’s history. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 4, 2014 11:10 AM0 comments

Fairfax County schools kicked off a new school year on Tuesday. Drivers are reminded to observe lowered speed limits in school zones, and never, ever, pass a stopped school bus with flashing red lights. Speeders and scofflaws in our school zones will be ticketed. Drivers should also be aware of […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 28, 2014 1:53 PM0 comments

Low humidity and pleasant temperatures in late August? Opening the windows at night? Needing a sweater in the evening? As we revel in the unexpected glorious weather this week, one might question the concern about climate change, but this is exactly the time to continue planning and implementing local and […]

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