If history is an indication, fewer than 50 percent of registered voters will turn out to vote in the 2013 General Election to pick a new Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and member of the House of Delegates. And that’s a shame, because there is a lot at stake in [...]
It looks like a new restaurant may be coming to Bailey’s Crossroads. Longhorn Steakhouse has submitted a site plan...
As much as some people fear change, human beings have an enormous capacity for adapting to their environment. Some argue...
Eminent Arlingtonian John Paul Stevens brought down the house. The unassuming retired Supreme Court justice wowed Arlington’s...
One of the beauties of springtime in Northern Virginia is the profusion of mature azaleas that provide gorgeous color to neighborhood yards. We are fortunate in Mason District to have many older homes that have fostered and sustained decades of azalea maturity. The pinks and purples especially pop this year, [...]Read more ›
For those of you who may not know, Citizens for a Better City (CBC) has been involved in the Little City since 1959. Our mission is to promote civic activism and encourage and support local leadership – it is for the latter that we meet tonight. As evidenced most clearly [...]Read more ›
The General Assembly officially adjourned one month ago, and most Virginians have stopped thinking about the 2013 session. The issues raised and votes cast in Richmond are history; now we are focusing on the political future. Many Virginia politicians prefer this focus, because the future is more about promises and [...]Read more ›
With just a month to go before the June 11 filing deadline, the future of the City of Falls Church and its schools may depend on who files to run for the four City Council and five School Board seats that will be contested this November. Civic leaders are working [...]Read more ›
It takes a village to raise a new school. In Arlington that means running the blueprints by a million stakeholders and pushing through a few split-the-baby decisions. For two years, Arlington Public Schools has been racing the demographic clock to create a new 600-student elementary school on the campus of [...]Read more ›
It seems that nearly everything about the Boston Marathon bombings, and subsequent search for the perpetrators, was captured on security cameras, in hand-held videos, or on network television. Innocent bystanders were deeply affected, whether on the racecourse or in their homes when Boston and surrounding communities were shut down for [...]Read more ›