Guest Commentary: The Fairfax-Arlington Streetcar – What’s Next?

November 20, 2014 1:15 PM1 comment

By Stewart Schwartz This past week, the region was rocked with the news that the Arlington County Board decided to halt the proposed Crystal City to Bailey’s Crossroads streetcar project in the wake of the election of anti-streetcar candidate John Vihstadt. There were always pros and cons regarding the streetcar […]

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Editorial: Expelling Trailers & RV’s from Our Streets?

11:30 AM1 comment

The proposed ordinance that the Falls Church City Council had considered voting on next week takes from no limit to a very sharp limit the ability of trailers, RV’s and other non-passenger vehicles to park on public streets in the city. There are so many problems associated with this idea […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 18, 2014 6:46 PM3 comments

A unilateral action by the Arlington County Board has destroyed 15 years of joint effort to bring streetcar service to the Columbia Pike corridor, abrogated a longtime partnership between Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and set back transit options in this part of the region, possibly for generations. The streetcar project […]

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Our Man in Arlington

6:37 PM0 comments

The ride-sharing industry typified by Uber continues its blitz on Arlington’s consciousness, capturing the loyalty of some—though not all—generations. The practical, policy and ideological issues were laid out Nov. 12 at the Committee of 100, at a time when the new techy “transportation network companies” are getting their first taste […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 13, 2014 12:45 PM0 comments

Last week’s column about pedestrian safety hadn’t even been printed when Mason District experienced another life-threatening pedestrian acciden. This time, the pedestrian was a young woman crossing Braddock Road at Witch Hazel Road near the Green Spring Gardens entrance. Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was at or near the […]

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Guest Commentary: Our Veterans Deserve Our Respect & Support

11:37 AM0 comments

By Brian O’Connor The following are notes of remarks made by Brian O’Connor at Falls Church’s Veterans’ Day Ceremony Tuesday. I am honored to be here and with Dr. Hai and our Vietnamese friends. I pray their desire for republican government and civil rights in Vietnam will come to pass. […]

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Editorial: Prepare for The Holidays

8:36 AM0 comments

Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. Plans are being made and in many cases already finalized for all the events of the next month and a half, and levels of anxiety associated with the pressure to make sure a good time is had is already driving […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

November 12, 2014 10:50 PM0 comments

The midterm election turned out to be of little real consequence to Virginia state government. I have just returned from Richmond, where, over tea party objections, we repaired the serious damage inflicted on the McDonnell Transportation Program during the first part of the 2014 legislature session. I refer to the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 11, 2014 5:58 PM0 comments

Construction cranes and pile drivers are again commonplace on Arlington’s residential, commercial and school properties now that the recession’s worst is behind us.

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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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