Our Man in Arlington

June 16, 2015 1:09 PM0 comments

Glen Hilbrand, the ever-present panhandler on duty at Sycamore Street and Washington Blvd., was being handcuffed by Arlington police the morning I walked by him last month. When I asked—after he was released—he told me there was a warrant on him from Fairfax County because of a fistfight with a […]

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Guest Commentary: Tinner Hill Festival: A Falls Church Tradition

June 11, 2015 11:33 AM0 comments

Falls Church, one of the oldest municipalities in the state of Virginia, has many traditions that we celebrate and participate in every year. We have the Farmers Market, the Fall Festival, the Taste of Falls Church, the Village ”Attic Treasure Sale”, the City’s Memorial Day Parade, the Fourth of July […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Regular readers of this column will recall that, every June, the Board of Supervisors recognizes outstanding community members as a Lord and Lady Fairfax representing each magisterial district. I was pleased to select Martin C. Faga and Terri Fox as this year’s Lord and Lady Fairfax from Mason District. They […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 10, 2015 6:45 PM0 comments

This year’s primary election includes several significant state and local-level contests that will have real consequences for my constituents in the 38th District, as well as for residents of the City of Falls Church and other residents of Mason District. State Senate Democratic primary contests in Prince William County and […]

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Editorial: These Important Months Ahead

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“This is the most important election ever!” It’s such a heavily cliched statement in politics, it is hard anymore to take it seriously whenever it’s repeated, even with the add on, “This time we really mean it!” So rather than go there exactly, we will attempt to get across just […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 9, 2015 10:25 AM0 comments

The messiness of democracy—that worst form of government except all others—was on display June 2 at Arlington County Civic Federation meeting. Yet the process delivered impressive results for the cause of affordable housing, an issue that divides Arlingtonians geographically, ideologically, tactically. The state of play: The State of Virginia requires […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 4, 2015 10:39 AM5 comments

In the almost 19 years since I accepted Nick Benton’s request to write a weekly column for the Falls Church News-Press, I’ve tried to focus on issues and events of general interest in Mason District and Fairfax County, and away from electoral politics. However, for the first, and perhaps, only […]

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Guest Commentary: My 1st Council Meeting: Chills, Thrills & More Bills

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By Dorothea Potter Teipel The following are background and notes from the April 13 (and ever since) Falls Church City Council Meeting – my maiden voyage into the politics and commerce of our everyday lives in our excellent, historical City. My first Falls Church City Council meeting rocked my world! I […]

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Editorial: Affordable Housing Solution: Micro Units

June 3, 2015 5:50 PM1 comment

The Broadfalls Apartments tenant-management meeting hosted by the Falls Church Housing Commission this week (reported elsewhere in this edition) underscores the glaring housing crisis that faces Falls Church and the entire region. The aging facility with its 113 rental apartments and seven ground floor retail units in the 700 block […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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The month of June brings the beginning of summer, graduations, Father’s Day and this year The World Police and Fire Games. Fairfax County is host to these international competitors who will visit our region at the end of the month. You can participate as an observer or consider volunteering. For […]

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