Our Man in Arlington

May 20, 2015 6:02 PM0 comments

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. […]

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Guest Commentary: No Need for New City of F.C. High School Redux

May 14, 2015 12:20 PM10 comments

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 […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:50 AM0 comments

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 […]

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Editorial: The Mouth of A Gift Horse

May 13, 2015 7:07 PM2 comments

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 […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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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 […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 12, 2015 12:16 PM0 comments

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 […]

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