Thoughtful citizens in Falls Church will be called on during the upcoming annual budget deliberations to ground their preferences in some serious policy principles that border on the philosophical. In short, the alternatives are between old fashioned “bricks and mortar” capital projects and the needs of “human capital.” We favor […]
By Justin Castillo Budgets reflect priorities, which makes the budget season a good time to reflect on and discuss the...
Mason District is blessed with two county-designated revitalization areas – Annandale and Bailey’s Crossroads/Seven...
If there’s a Marryin’ Sam in Arlington, that would be Gerald Williams. From his basement office in a 1940s-vintage...
By Bob Hull Last Wednesday, the movie actor, director, and producer Tom Hanks wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times, entitled “I Owe It All to Community College,” in which he described his experience as an underachieving high school student in Oakland, California, who attended Chabot Community College […]Read more ›
For more than a year, county staff and the Board’s Economic Advisory Commission (EAC) have been working on a strategic plan to facilitate the economic success of Fairfax County. The EAC was created several years ago to provide an opportunity for Board members and appointed business leaders from all sectors […]Read more ›
This has been only 20 years in the making. It was about 1995 when this newspaper first editorialized about the need for inexpensive improvements to the intersection of Routes 7 and 29 that could have a transformative effect to, among other things, direct the attention of patrons of the State […]Read more ›
The General Assembly convened in Richmond for its annual legislative session on January 14. Leading up to the opening gavel, Senators and Delegates were engaged in a series of public hearings, locality and school board presentations, and many meetings with individuals and advocacy groups. This collaboration identifies the priorities for […]Read more ›
December’s announcement that the storied H-B Woodlawn “hippie high school” program will move to a new multi-story building in upper Rosslyn was greeted with relative equanimity. But high among the worries that surfaced – revealingly – is what will become of “the words of the prophets [that] are written on […]Read more ›
Last Saturday in 17-degree weather, more than 100 citizens, staff, and elected officials from the City of Falls Church, Fairfax County, and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority joined the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation – and especially Ed and Nikki Henderson – to dedicate a park and learning center. This […]Read more ›