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

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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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 21, 2014 12:24 PM0 comments

“The economy of the past is over. Virginia must discard the entitlement approach and move to entrepreneurship. We must broaden the mix of economic opportunities, bring money back to Virginia, and turbocharge our economy.” That was the sobering, but positive, message delivered by Governor Terry McAuliffe to board members of […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 14, 2014 8:53 AM0 comments

August rarely brings to mind wintertime, but I had a little feeling of déjà vu last week when I toured the almost-complete Bailey’s Fire Station 10 on Columbia Pike. Readers may recall the 2010 “snowmageddon” that resulted in a catastrophic roof failure in the original 1974 structure, damaging some fire […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 7, 2014 9:47 AM0 comments

This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the resignation of Richard M. Nixon, the only president in this nation’s history ever to have resigned from that office. His dramatic exit from the White House, but not from the national or international political stage, followed a long and torturous investigation that […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 31, 2014 10:03 AM1 comment

Water quality has long been one of the measures of a community’s health. As work continues on methods to restore the Chesapeake Bay and the local streams feeding into the estuary, water quality remains paramount. Upgrades of wastewater treatment plants are primary reasons for point source improvements in the past […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 24, 2014 10:43 AM3 comments

Every year, I enjoy participating in the J.E.B. Stuart High School graduation ceremonies. From my vantage point on the stage, I can witness, up close, the pride, joy, and camaraderie between the school administration, faculty, and graduating seniors. Last month’s ceremony was delightful once again, with many scholastic honors and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 17, 2014 8:26 AM1 comment

Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States is an issue for local jurisdictions across the nation – north, south, east, and west. That fact was very clear at the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) annual conference earlier this week. Rarely does an issue get debated by the […]

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