My neighborhood’s most notable military hero returned for a visit a few months back. Long-timers on my cul-de-sac spread the word they had spotted Gen. James Dozier, whose 1981 kidnapping by the Italian Red Brigades terrorist group made international news, stopping by in a car for old time’s sake. So […]
Happy Thanksgiving! In Fairfax County, we have so much for which to give thanks – good schools, safe streets, clean...
This being the Thanksgiving week of the Falls Church News-Press’ 25th anniversary celebration year, we are eager to...
By Dawn Behrens I am writing to thank the citizens, families, council members, and members of the planning commission...
Arlington’s ailing but still centrally located Ballston Common Mall got an economic shot in the arm last week. For frequent users such as I, the news telegraphed local history repeating itself. The county board voted to cough up $10 million for parking and transportation improvements following years of public-private planning. […]Read more ›
By Beth Smith If I could collect a dollar for every time I’ve heard that phrase uttered by a George Mason High School parent, I would be a rich woman. So…to what am I referring? Until two years ago, George Mason did not have a speech and debate team. That […]Read more ›
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is planning to re-locate its Four Mile Run office in Arlington to Barcroft Plaza in Mason District. According to DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb, the Arlington site is slated for redevelopment in that county’s Comprehensive Plan, prompting the search for a new location. The […]Read more ›
A minority of three (out of seven appointed members) of the Falls Church Planning Commission acted in a shameful fashion Monday night to prevent the full membership of their body from participating in one of the more important votes in their history. As a result, they were able to defeat […]Read more ›
With another election behind us, I am free to once again turn my attention to solving problems faced by Virginians in their everyday lives, with a particular focus on making sure someone is looking out for those who may not be in a position to look out for themselves. Earlier […]Read more ›
Lots of bustle in our county last week suggesting there’s life left in the famous “Arlington Way.” That tradition of ultra-thorough community consultation permeated the long-awaited release of the Community Facilities Study and the four – count ‘em – four-day public “charrette” planners held on re-envisioning Lee Highway. The facilities […]Read more ›