Guest Commentary: Where Does School Enrollment Growth End?

September 25, 2014 9:25 AM23 comments

I’ve been heartened by recent letters and articles in the News-Press asking crucial questions about the school bond referendum, but there’s a central question that needs more attention: how many students should the taxpayers of Falls Church educate?

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Editorial: Workforce Housing Key to Region’s Future

8:21 AM0 comments

The realities of the regional economy are becoming overwhelmingly compelling. The prospects for continued economic growth here, despite all the indicators of success swarming around us, will be dependent on some “out of the box” thinking and visionary, courageous leadership by elected officials. All but one direction are now tapped […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 23, 2014 1:21 PM2 comments

Big changes in the air at one of Arlington’s higher-brow employers.

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Guest Commentary: The Capital Allocation Process & Our Schools

September 18, 2014 10:00 AM1 comment

In this space last week, guest commentators Juergen Tooren and Johannah Barry raised a number of questions about the Mount Daniel bond referendum, the City’s capital allocation process (CIP), and the fairness of the capital allocation process to the community. While I agree with some of the points they raise, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

8:40 AM1 comment

The work of the Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force is nearing its close, and I was pleased to provide an update to the Falls Church City Council on Monday evening.

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Editorial: Fairfax City’s Lack Of ‘Need to Know’

September 17, 2014 9:00 PM1 comment

Monday’s Washington Post story by Tom Jackman entitled, “Fairfax City Land Deal Under Scrutiny,” with the subhead, “More Public Discussion About $30 Million Sale Was Needed, Critics Say,” portrayed a situation apparently in stark contrast to the way things work in the City of Falls Church. It’s a lengthy article […]

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

8:42 PM0 comments

This week the General Assembly will resume a special session called by the Governor last March to complete work on the Budget. At the end of the last regular session the State Senate and the House of Delegates were at an impasse over the budget, because House Republicans refused to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 16, 2014 2:23 PM0 comments

Arlington was one of the three American communities to solemnly mark last week’s 9/11 anniversary with personal experience. Arlington County Fire Chief James Schwartz Thursday evening recounted his role as head of unified command at the smoking Pentagon death scene on that harrowing day. His audience from the Arlington Historical […]

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Guest Commentary: Funding & Fairness in the City of Falls Church

September 11, 2014 12:50 PM0 comments

By Juergen Tooren & Johannah Barry This is an open letter in response to the August 21, editorial in the Falls Church News-Press asking: “Where’s the Push for the Referendum?” We were rather dismayed when we learned that the Falls Church City Council approved a bond referendum for November’s ballot […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:33 AM0 comments

Today, on the 13th anniversary of the triple attacks now known as 9/11, we pause to remember the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, their families, and so many others who will never forget the images of that horrific day in our nation’s history. […]

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