Editorial: No Time to Throw $ at the Markets

October 16, 2014 8:15 AM1 comment

Not that it isn’t their job, because it is, but the Falls Church City Council was toying around with an awful lot of taxpayer dollars at its meeting Tuesday night. First, there is the $20.5 million in the cash component of the sale of the City’s water system to Fairfax […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

October 15, 2014 7:09 PM0 comments

Election Day is just a few short weeks away. It’s the day when voters have their say. When we vote, we want our elections to be fair, our votes to count, and our voices to be heard. This year, for the first time, Falls Church voters and voters across the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 14, 2014 12:06 PM0 comments

Some clarity on the looming county board rematch between John Vihstadt and Alan Howze emerged Oct. 8 during their debate at the ever-civil Arlington Committee of 100. Democrat Howze abandoned a previous reticence and evinced some passion, while independent Vihstadt—the surprise upsetter of the Democratic establishment last April–displayed an easy […]

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Guest Commentary: The Duties & Responsibilities of Our Treasurer

October 9, 2014 10:48 AM17 comments

By Stacy Hennessey It’s that time of year – you are probably seeing TV ads about the Senate race in Virginia, the race for retiring Congressman Jim Moran’s seat which features Falls Church’s own hometown candidate, Don Beyer, and many other political campaigns across the state, but did you also […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:26 AM0 comments

Election Day is approaching rapidly, but there are a few days left to register in time to vote in the November 4 election. Next Tuesday, October 14, is the last day to register to vote in the general election. In Fairfax County, in-person registration deadline is 5 p.m. You may […]

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Editorial: ‘Virginia is For ALL Lovers’

October 8, 2014 6:48 PM0 comments

What a difference a handful of votes makes! In the closest race since “Landslide Jim” Scott won the 53rd state delegate seat in 1990 by a one-vote margin, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring wound up last fall winning his job by a 165 vote margin out of 2.2 million votes […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

6:31 PM0 comments

The Supreme Court has made an historic decision to decline to review Virginia’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Bostic v Schaefer. That ruling affirmed legal marriage equality in Virginia. At last, all Virginians have the legal right to a committed union recognized and respected by our Commonwealth. In […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 7, 2014 12:43 PM0 comments

Arlington students returned to school last month bursting with excitement, entering buildings bursting at the seams. “An unprecedented rate of enrollment growth,” is how facilities and operations Superintendent John Chadwick described it Thursday at a neighborhood reality-check presentation (part of a series) at Williamsburg Middle School—on the front yard of […]

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Editorial: The Wisdom of LaCondre

October 2, 2014 12:23 PM2 comments

The analysis of Falls Church’s chief financial officer Richard LaCondre reported in last week’s edition – namely, that population growth is the key to the City’s economic development success in the future – was a derivative from other comments by LaCondre, but was a direct statement from him at the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:38 AM1 comment

Much of Mason District was developed as a purely suburban model, geared for cars, not pedestrians. Many subdivisions were designed without sidewalks, allowing for a larger expanse of lawn to mow, perhaps, but certainly not encouraging walkability or neighborhood interaction. Since sidewalks were not required by local ordinance years ago, […]

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