By Tom Gittins The City of Falls Church can now lay claim as the birthplace to Jefferson Street Artists. Over and over again from everyone who walks through the front door, I hear the same word repeated three times in the short span of a 57-second tour. … WOW! With […]
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors heard public testimony about proposed amendments to the county’s noise ordinance...
Wholly foods, Batman! The news that a major regional developer who acquired 2.6 acres of commercially-zoned land at...
This month’s Richmond report contains no update from the General Assembly, which completed its work last month. Instead,...
The “hippie high school” program at H-B Woodlawn, though always avant-garde, is poised at the cutting edge of new school building concepts–as Arlington scrambles to ease overcrowded classrooms. Superintendent Patrick Murphy confirms that the days of 1950s-style two-story suburban schools sprawled on 20 acres are a thing of the past. […]Read more ›
By Lou Mauro In February of this year, I sent to the responsible Falls Church City and F.C. school officials an email memorandum explaining the reasons why I believe the City should not authorize construction of a new high school to replace the existing George Mason High School. On March […]Read more ›
A panicked call to 911 described a residential fire with potential entrapment on the upper level. Thick black smoke poured out of the widows as the brand new tiller truck from Bailey’s Crossroads Station 10 roared up and disgorged firefighters in full turn-out gear to fight the blaze. One firefighter […]Read more ›
The decisive decision by the Falls Church City Council and the School Board to reject the unsolicited proposal by Clark Construction to build a new high school, renovate the middle school and aggressively develop the portions of the 39 acres of newly-acquired City land near the West Falls Church Metro […]Read more ›
The legislative year is almost over as Governor McAuliffe vetoes or approves bills that emerged from the “veto session.” As I write this column, he is preparing to sign the final transportation bill, which will facilitate a small increase in desperately needed funding. Overcoming partisan discord surrounding new transportation revenues […]Read more ›
I had the chance to share local history tales last month with the Woman’s Club of Arlington. Its members responded by sharing with me a rich history slice of their own. At their headquarters on South Buchanan Street (the property itself a neat strand of their story), I perused, thanks […]Read more ›