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

December 5, 2013 10:23 AM0 comments

The annual budget discussions between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board began in earnest last week, just before the Thanksgiving holiday. Comparing the meeting to a holiday dinner, there were lots of hungry programs at the table, not much sweetness (as in potatoes or […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 28, 2013 3:54 PM0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! Amid the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is worthwhile to reflect on all that we appreciate on this holiday. The list is long, but here are a few for consideration: • Thanksgiving this year coincides with the first night of the Jewish celebration of Hannukah, or […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 21, 2013 12:04 PM2 comments

When the Board of Supervisors considered language last spring for advertising a Residential Studio Unit (RSU) amendment, there was very pointed discussion about whether to include RSUs in lower density residential districts. The draft ordinance language would provide for small, efficiency-style, rental apartments, predominantly for low-income persons, and the use […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 14, 2013 12:53 PM0 comments

Last Tuesday’s election results were close, too close in some races, which were decided by as few as 50 votes.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 7, 2013 11:45 AM1 comment

Much of the history of Fairfax County relates to national events during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Family names of Washington, Mason, and Lee are known far and wide. Lesser known, but important to the history of Mason District, are the Bell and Summers families, who settled in […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 31, 2013 12:12 PM0 comments

Happy Halloween! I hope we all are prepared for the little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and super-heroes who will be knocking on our doors tonight. They will be searching for candy, not votes, although much of the door-knocking this fall has been candidates and canvassers seeking support for Tuesday’s election.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 24, 2013 12:05 PM0 comments

The painful shenanigans that played out on Capitol Hill during the past several weeks should not be excused as the messiness of the democratic process.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 17, 2013 11:00 AM0 comments

Fairfax County registered voters may vote in-person absentee at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale, from now until 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. Satellite voting locations are open from 3:30 – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays. There […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 10, 2013 9:34 AM0 comments

When the Washington Post real estate section featured the Bailey’s Crossroads area in a recent Saturday edition, the reporter commented to me that one common theme across the region’s neighborhoods is parking. Whether suburban Maryland, downtown D.C., or “inside the Beltway” Virginia, nearly all neighborhoods speak about some sort of […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 3, 2013 9:24 AM0 comments

The shutdown of the federal government this week sheds more light on the gridlock gripping both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

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