Guest Commentary: A Centennial Celebration of Tinner Hill

December 4, 2014 11:28 AM0 comments

I feel blessed to live in a municipality like Falls Church – a small progressive community where knowing your neighbors and interacting with those who make decisions regarding its governance is possible. Living close to our nation’s capital gives us the opportunity to enjoy big city culture and free national […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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In a continuing effort to raise awareness of pedestrian safety, units from the Mason Station were out in force on Little River Turnpike and Leesburg Pike during the evening rush hour last month. Locations for the operations were based on pedestrian enforcement crash data: pedestrians were struck and killed within […]

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Editorial: Should UVA Even Exist?

December 3, 2014 7:26 PM12 comments

We applaud the willingness of our State Senator Richard Saslaw to throw caution to the wind and exclaim in detail to the Falls Church City Council last week the ugly content of an article in the December 4 edition of Rolling Stone magazine on the endemic practice of rape and […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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With Thanksgiving behind us, we are now in the throws of the holiday season. I am sending along my sincere good wishes for happy holidays. At the same time, the legislature is getting ready to return to Richmond for the opening of the General Assembly on January 14, 2015. All […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 2, 2014 5:40 PM0 comments

Arlington has many historic ties with Alexandria, but perhaps most visceral for those of the right age is the decades-long football rivalry between Washington-Lee High School and its former Alexandria counterpart, George Washington High. On Nov. 18, I looked in on a reunion of players and fans of the Old […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 27, 2014 7:24 AM1 comment

The Virginia Association of Counties celebrated its 80th anniversary earlier this month in Bath County, Virginia. Nearly 1000 local government officials from 92 of Virginia’s 95 counties participated in the annual conference, meeting as committees and attending many workshops, where topics ranged from Protecting Your County’s Revenue and Responding to […]

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Guest Commentary: The Difference Between Thanksgiving & Gratitude

November 26, 2014 2:52 PM0 comments

This Thanksgiving Day, I’d like to share some thoughts about the difference between “feelings of gratitude” on the one hand, and “actions of thanksgiving” on the other. There’s a Bible story that helps us realize there is a big difference between “gratitude” and “thanksgiving,” and that’s the story found in […]

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Editorial: The Many Ills of Higher Education

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State Sen. Richard Saslaw’s highly charged outrage expressed before the Falls Church City Council over the heinous rape and cover up allegations at the University of Virginia this Monday was both refreshing and appropriate. His determination to meet the problem not with words alone, but with a commitment to powerful […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 25, 2014 11:09 AM0 comments

So, predictions of the death of the streetcar were not premature after all. The thunderbolt hurled by County Board Chairman Jay Fisette Nov. 18 announced that he and Mary Hynes would honor recent election interpretations and cancel the decade-old plan to make tracks for refurbishing Columbia Pike. Just too darn […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

November 20, 2014 4:08 PM0 comments

It’s the middle of November, time to start thinking about the holidays. For many of us that means time off of work and school, allowing us to spend more time with family, something we look forward to each year. Of course, not everyone in our community is so fortunate. For […]

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