Our Man in Arlington

July 1, 2014 11:26 AM0 comments

Ballston Common Mall looks deserted at the moment. Perhaps that’s because I’m here at 6:30 a.m. reporting for weekday duty working out at Sport and Health. After three months it’s still odd to see joggers pounding past the shuttered storefronts, and to sit naked in the sauna just steps through […]

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Guest Commentary: A Devilish Report on Affairs in The Little City

June 26, 2014 11:15 AM4 comments

Hey Beelzebub, it’s Chizbid here. I’m reporting in from Falls Church, Virginia, a nice little community close to the nation’s Capital. It calls itself The Little City, but it’s really a City of Schools and Churches. Anyway, it’s a perfect place to pursue my Satanic vocation of finding people who […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:33 AM0 comments

It seems that everywhere you turn these days, construction projects are underway. Fortunately, for motorists and pedestrians alike, several of them are close to completion. The temporary above-ground pipes along Sleepy Hollow Road will be removed soon, as the emergency sanitary sewer repair project winds down. That project has been […]

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Editorial: The City’s New ‘Infill’ Approach

June 25, 2014 5:49 PM2 comments

The new appreciation for “infill” versus “tear down” approaches to new development in downtown and other commercially-zoned districts in Falls Church reflects a years’ long growing process in the thinking of the City’s most influential cadres of citizen activists and is a welcome sign. To state it most simply, up […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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Well, these first six months as your Delegate in Richmond certainly have been interesting. Shortly after being sworn into office in January, I got an up close and personal opportunity to witness: • A State of the Commonwealth address delivered by an outgoing Governor about to be indicted. • The […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 24, 2014 11:51 AM0 comments

Silver-tongued Gov. Terry McAuliffe blew into town June 18 to help the Arlington Committee of 100 celebrate its 60th anniversary. The crowd of 150-plus for the fancier-than-usual banquet at Washington Golf and Country Club rightfully congratulated itself on the civility of its even-handed monthly debates. McAuliffe, however, spoke with more […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 19, 2014 10:46 AM0 comments

This is high school graduation week in Fairfax County, as thousands of students complete their secondary education and embark on the next phases of their lives. Congratulations to all our graduates, and to their parents, too! One outstanding Mason District resident, Fahim-Faraaz Syed, was honored last week with a Celebrate […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 18, 2014 7:00 PM0 comments

Last week the General Assembly reconvened for a Special Session, passed a state budget and attempted to ensure that Governor McAuliffe would have no possible option of expanding Medicaid without securing full legislative concurrence.

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Editorial: McAuliffe Should Veto the Budget

6:43 PM6 comments

In one of the slimier political moves in memory, a conservative Democrat in southern Virginia was persuaded to resign his job last week on the promise of some lucrative new employment for himself and his daughter. Sen. Phillip Puckett’s sudden resignation gave the Republicans a 20-19 majority in the Senate, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 17, 2014 1:30 PM1 comment

Arlington schools chief Patrick Murphy is ending the 2013-14 year with a bang. Last month, he was named superintendent of the year by statewide authorities (making him eligible for the national contest). Weeks later, Arlington Public Schools won the Medallion for Performance Excellence from the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality […]

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