Our Man in Arlington

September 2, 2015 7:17 PM0 comments

I’ll forgive the planners of Arlington’s spiffy new Discovery, our state-of-the-building-arts elementary school set to welcome a fresh student body next week. This wondrous structure sits on (and under) a hill that is the front yard of Williamsburg Middle School, where in 1968 I was photographed joining hands with fellow […]

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Guest Commentary: It’s Almost Back-to-School Time, Falls Church

August 27, 2015 11:54 AM0 comments

By Justin Castillo The days are growing shorter and fall is (almost) in the air. It’s back-to-school time. Falls Church City Public Schools is, however, ending one of the busiest summers ever. Here’s a recap of recent events and a preview of what’s to come. How are our kids doing? […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:45 AM0 comments

Summer appears to be winding down, as last minute beach trips are squeezed into the schedule, at the same time that backpacks and school clothes dominate shopping lists. Last week’s Stuart High School Resource Fair was a tremendous success, welcoming more than 4,000 students and their families to a broad […]

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Editorial: Big Days in The Little City

August 26, 2015 6:54 PM10 comments

These are big and exciting days for the Little City. After so many years of being thoroughly overlooked by the wider D.C. Metro development community, the City of Falls Church is now being courted from virtually every quarter, and the biggest plus of it all is that we, the citizens […]

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Our Man in Arlington

12:11 PM0 comments

Arlington’s green park enthusiasts are hopping mad. At the county fair this month, I chatted with an activist at the booth shared by two grassroots groups, the older Friends of Arlington Parks and the newer, recently vocal Arlington Parks Coalition. This lady exuded exasperation. Yes, she’s aware of the community’s […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 20, 2015 10:28 AM0 comments

The Commonwealth’s $553 million budget surplus announced by Governor McAuliffe last month was good news for localities – to a point. At least, what local governments sarcastically called “local aid to the state,” the requirement for several years that local governments either must trim their budgets by the precise amount […]

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