Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

July 1, 2015 7:17 PM0 comments

Gun Safety Enough is enough! Once again, the United States was forced to bear witness to another massacre. This time, it happened in a house of worship, traditionally known as a sanctuary for those seeking protection. These mass shootings have become an all-too-common occurrence. The bloodshed of innocent people needs […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 30, 2015 2:36 PM0 comments

A coming land-use decision will force the county board to choose among past, present and public safety. Fire Station No. 8, on Lee Highway across from McDonald’s, holds the historic distinction of being the first African-American-run firehouse south of the Mason-Dixon Line. The Fire Department is mulling a plan to […]

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Guest Commentary: When it Comes to Gun Safety, Ask the Question

June 25, 2015 12:32 PM1 comment

By Shaun Dakin I am writing to thank both the Falls Church City Council and the Falls Church City School Board for proclaiming Sunday, June 21, 2015 Asking Saves Kids, or ASK, Day in Falls Church City. This proclamation joins others in cities and states across the country to promote […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:28 AM1 comment

The term “multi-modal” is used often to describe a menu of transportation options that may address congestion, air pollution, and other issues in urbanizing communities. Multi-modal options may include auto, bus, train, streetcar, bikeways, sidewalks, and trails. In Mason District, where many neighborhoods pre-date county sidewalk or trail requirements, work […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 24, 2015 5:28 PM0 comments

Preston Caruthers seldom puts his name on the many marks he has made on Arlington over seven decades—an exception being chiseled letters on the Caruthers building at Marymount University. At 88 the builder, multi-hatted civic leader and philanthropist still arrives daily at the Ballston office of Caruthers Properties LLC, though […]

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Editorial: ‘Highest & Best Use’

5:20 PM0 comments

It perhaps was not intended to be that way, but the small group “stakeholder” meeting the News-Press crashed Monday (see article, Page 1 this edition) turned out to set an important tone for the coming crucially-important discussions on how to develop the some 40 acres the City of Falls Church […]

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Guest Commentary: F.C. Library Recruiting Local Reading Heroes

June 18, 2015 12:23 PM0 comments

By Emily Lu & Jenny Carroll Summer is here, and the librarians and staff at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library are thrilled to reveal the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story! We know kids and adults alike will be excited to defeat that […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:12 AM0 comments

June is graduation season, as high school seniors leave the nurturing environment of friends and classrooms, and embark on the next phase of their lives. Annandale, J.E.B. Stuart, Falls Church, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology all conducted graduation ceremonies this week, as proud parents and friends […]

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Editorial: The Post Eats Its Children

June 17, 2015 6:21 PM0 comments

Many in Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince Georges counties are still reeling from the shocking news over the weekend that the Washington Post has chosen to terminate the two weekly Gazette weekly newspapers it has owned for more than a decade which have served those areas for 55 years. The Post […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

6:10 PM0 comments

Here in Falls Church, with our proximity to the Nation’s Capitol, I find a lot of my constituents are more interested in national politics than state and local affairs. I’m often asked what higher office I plan to run for in the future, with the assumption being that I couldn’t […]

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