Guest Commentary: What Are Your Priorities for Falls Church Parks?

November 6, 2014 11:19 AM2 comments

By Paul Stoddard What do you think are priority projects for the City’s parks? Later this month, staff will launch a survey to gather feedback on which park-related projects should have the highest priority and be completed in the next three years. The results will help update the Parks, Open […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:09 AM0 comments

One of the most-dreaded calls I get from our public safety personnel is the notification of a pedestrian accident. In the past two weeks, I’ve received two of those calls, and both incidents could, and should, have been prevented. The first, which resulted in the death of a female pedestrian, […]

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Letters to the Editor: Pair of Financial Mysteries In Last Week’s News-Press

9:17 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: November 6 – 12, 2014 Pair of Financial Mysteries In Last Week’s News-Press Editor, In last week’s News-Press, the article on the school bond said “…allocated up to $10 million for investment in its pension fund (with an average yield of $750,000 annually)…” Really? A consistent […]

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Editorial: School Bond Vote’s Whopping Margin

November 5, 2014 7:17 PM0 comments

Congratulations to the voting citizens of the City of Falls Church for providing an overwhelming, landslide majority in the passage of the Mt. Daniel School bond referendum on Tuesday. It was not easy to see that coming given the unsettling state of the economy and loud protests from some in […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

10:30 AM0 comments

On Tuesday we had an election that most of us would agree we could not wait to see come and go. (That may be known as election ad fatigue). Virginians will be privileged to yet another election in 12 months that will determine the composition of the entire state legislature. […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 4, 2014 3:56 PM0 comments

On a hill overlooking the woods of Carlin Springs Road sits a 19th-century flat-log home that is one of Arlington’s earliest. The Mary Carlin House (built circa 1800) is also among our county’s coziest–a compromise between the duties of historic preservation and the rights of private owners to livable space. […]

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Editorial: Vote Warner, Beyer Acosta and Yes!

October 30, 2014 1:37 PM3 comments

On the eve of yet another objectively important but sadly, by the public’s impression, under-appreciated election, we trust that one factor will continue to hold true – namely, that the electorate in the City of Falls Church will deliver the highest voter turnout, as a percentage of total registered voters, […]

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Guest Commentary: Vote ‘Yes’ – Good Schools Are a Community Value

11:41 AM4 comments

A “yes” vote on the Mt. Daniel Referendum is the right choice. The need to alleviate overcrowding is acute. The need to fix security, safety and accessibility issues in a 62-year old building is clear. And the need to do this now – at historically low interest rates – is […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:39 AM0 comments

Tuesday, November 4, is Election Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Registered voters should go to their regular polling place on Tuesday; polls are open from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. New this year is a requirement that every voter must show a photo ID at the precinct. Acceptable photo […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 28, 2014 1:22 PM1 comment

Early numbers on Arlington’s 2014 absentee voting are “abysmal,” I’m told by retired county Treasurer Frank O’Leary. Fewer than 7,000, or several hundred short of the number in gubernatorial election year 2013. This weak showing, says Arlington’s astute reader of voter turnout tea-leaves, may not bode well for down-ballot Democratic […]

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