By Scott A. Surovell Last month, Attorney General Mark Herring noted that Virginia was becoming known as the predatory lending capital of the East Coast. Predatory loans have exploded in Virginia. In 2009, the General Assembly capped pay day loans at 36 percent. Payday lenders claimed they couldn’t make money […]
Attention, collectors! I’m assembling a fresh slice of Arlington history—as told through postage stamps. Our...
One of the frequent questions asked is about road paving and potholes. Readers of this column will recall that roadways...
Funding for Public Education An issue that constantly plagues our Commonwealth is funding for public education. Last...
This being the last week of major league baseball’s regular season brings bitter sweet sorrow for true baseball fans, and our annual opportunity to editorialize about the sport. While all the media and pundits refer to the clash between the Washington Nationals’ Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper last Sunday as […]Read more ›
By Richard McCommons I read with dismay recently, letters to the editor and an ad in the Falls Church News-Press expressing concerns regarding the demise of the quality of life in Falls Church: too many grocery stores, too many new people, too many new school children, too much new traffic, too […]Read more ›
When the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, by a vote of 8 to 1, approved my motion to adopt the Seven Corners Comprehensive Plan Amendment this summer, a series of follow-on motions regarding transportation improvements in Seven Corners also was adopted. At the July 28 meeting, the Board requested development […]Read more ›
Our editor (this writer), not being Catholic, except in the most general “lower-c” sense of the word, nor up on the news of the church, was very pleasantly surprised this week to learn that a big part of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. this week was to partake in […]Read more ›
Whither Rosslyn? The “gateway” to Arlington has long suffered an identity crisis for its hodgepodge of glass towers, the Iwo Jima Memorial, artsy eccentricities and parks foreboding to pedestrians. In July, the county board, after years of community and business input, adopted a “transformational” sector plan called “Realize Rosslyn.” Its […]Read more ›
By Tim Deady We hardly ever spoke and we didn’t know each other’s names until the last time we saw one another. But every Sunday morning, and many Saturday mornings, for at least 12 years, we saw each other on our runs. We would wave and go about our business, […]Read more ›