Guest Commentary: Candidates Did Well, But How About Issues Forum? do?

July 23, 2015 9:31 AM1 comment

By Ken Feltman November’s local elections will involve decisions not just on the leadership of our city, but also on the tone and temperament of the next few years. Judging from the demeanor and statements at Tuesday’s Community Issues Forum, these seven candidates are even-handed, intelligent and organized. Each has […]

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Editorial: Not Necessarily Our Fault

July 22, 2015 6:35 PM7 comments

Let’s be realistic. There is an overwhelming tendency in life to blame one’s self for whenever things go wrong, and in many cases that blame is misplaced. The dog thinks that everything is its fault. The cat nothing. Humans can go either way. In the case of the City of […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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When some good students from Marymount University presented their campus history earlier this year, I noticed they omitted mention of one seminal figure. Mary Ann Hall was of the most successful prostitutes and brothel keepers in the nation’s capital of the 19th century. Her ill-gotten wealth enabled her to purchase […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 16, 2015 10:04 AM0 comments

Increasingly, communication between constituents and their local governments depends on electronic and digital systems. E-mail, web sites, Twitter and Facebook have supplanted the “old-fashioned” methods of letter writing and telephone calls. Digital government is on duty 24 hours a day to serve residents and businesses alike. Nowhere is that more […]

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Guest Commentary: Innovation Flourishes with F.C. Education Foundation

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By Cecily Shea The Falls Church Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2004 to support the Falls Church City Public Schools, thanks the local businesses, community leaders, and supporters of the “Little City” schools for their tremendous support during the 2014-15 academic year. The incredible generosity of donors […]

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Editorial: Fairfax County’s Shame

July 15, 2015 5:05 PM6 comments

Some ugly realities have surfaced right here in Northern Virginia in the context of the new national momentum to cleanse public spaces of glorified remnants of the pro-slavery Confederate insurgency that sought to secede from the United States, triggering the Civil War 150 years ago. The ugly realities are from […]

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