Guest Commentary: Mason District Needs a Supervisor Who Listens

April 16, 2015 10:50 AM1 comment

By Jessica Swanson I get the question a couple times a day now. “Why run against someone so well-known who has served for 19 years on the Board of Supervisors?” It’s nothing personal against our incumbent. I just have a different vision for Mason District, and it starts with really […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:42 AM8 comments

During the nearly three-year community process to re-plan the Seven Corners/Willston area, there was a lot of discussion about the future of the Willston Multicultural Center, an old school site declared surplus by Fairfax County Public Schools in March 1981, and transferred to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in […]

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Editorial: Everybody Benefits From Good Schools

April 15, 2015 4:48 PM5 comments

As the days wind down to the adoption by the Falls Church City Council of its coming fiscal year budget, while there has been some loud bemoaning of a new tax rate hike, much of that, if not all, is in the process of being whittled away without undermining the […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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Earlier this week, the General Assembly reconvened to consider those bills the Governor vetoed or amended. With that work behind us, my first two sessions in the House of Delegates are complete. Barring an unforeseen call for a special session, I won’t cast another vote on the House floor unless […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 14, 2015 2:28 PM0 comments

At least one Arlingtonian will line up to run next Monday’s Boston Marathon. Frank Fumich has not only run competitively on seven continents, he cycles and pursues more obscure physical tests such as stand-up paddling in ocean surf. Much of his celebrated heroic grunting and straining benefits the less fortunate. […]

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Guest Commentary: Touring the Swimming Pools of the World

April 9, 2015 10:24 AM0 comments

By Sia Nowrojee Swimming has always been my yoga, my meditation. Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, I treasure memories, as most competitive swimmers do, of weekend swim meets, sitting around with teammates, waiting endlessly for heats and then finals, the smell of wet towels and chlorine around us. I left […]

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