A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 13, 2015 10:34 AM0 comments

Ninety degree weather may not seem ideal for a discussion about weatherization and energy efficiency, but humidity and high temperatures did not cool the excitement of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the neighbors on Holyoke Drive, who gathered to celebrate Dominion Virginia Power’s EnergyShare weatherization program expansion. Homeowners Elmore and […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 12, 2015 6:35 PM0 comments

The Republican leadership of the General Assembly has been foot-dragging all summer to avoid complying with the June 5, 2015 redistricting order issued by the Federal District Court of Eastern Virginia. The Court required the General Assembly to complete the process by September 1, 2015. On July 16, Governor McAuliffe […]

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Editorial: The Lesson of ‘Cube Smart’

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Hey! Wasn’t another large scale mixed use development project slated to go at the former Shreve Oil property by where N. Washington St. (Rt. 29) crosses Interstate 66? It was reported in 2012 that developer Mark Silverwood, who built the Westlee across the street, submitted plans to Arlington County (the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 11, 2015 3:49 PM0 comments

Perhaps you read last week about hitchbot. He (it?) was the Canadian-made robot hitchhiker who, following months of successful intercontinental travel, died a mysterious roadside death from vandals in friendly Philadelphia. The sad Luddite tale hit home to a trio of my Arlington boyhood buddies. It seemed a high-tech update […]

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Guest Commentary: Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

August 6, 2015 12:12 PM0 comments

By Shelia Newman New Editions Consulting, Inc., a Falls Church City company, is a government consulting firm that focuses on disability, health, education and international development programs. Last week we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal agencies, disability organizations and even the White House held […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The long-debated Seven Corners Comprehensive Plan Amendment was adopted by the Board of Supervisors last week, by a vote of 8 to 1. More than three hours of testimony, both for and against the proposal, was heard by the board, and there was another hour of debate among board members, […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

August 5, 2015 6:59 PM0 comments

Sales Tax Holiday This year, I sponsored legislation that became law to combine the existing sales tax holidays (SB 1319) to make it easier for Virginia families. The sales tax holiday will run from August 7 at 12:01 a.m. and end on Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m. During the […]

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Editorial: What Will Foust Do for Mt. Daniel?

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Knowing what kind of rise it would get out of just about everybody, the Washington Post’s coverage yesterday of a preliminary set of options put out by a 36-member citizen task force on how to shave from $50 to $100 million from the Fairfax County Schools’ budget, focused its big […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 4, 2015 4:07 PM0 comments

Hungry for a vivid portrait of Arlington’s seamier side? You could do worse than the spooky website “Our Redneck Past.” Its blogposts by a non-bylined researcher unearth “lost fragments” of our less-than-pleasant history—from motorcycle gang bars to Ku Klux Klan parades, plus more cheerful memories of country music haunts. One entry […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 3, 2015 12:10 PM0 comments

Enforcement of the Large Area Community Parking District for Mason District will begin on August 1. Vehicles not in compliance will be issued a ticket with a $75 fine, and the vehicle also may be towed at the owner’s expense. The Mason Community Parking District, or CPD, was approved by […]

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