Our Man in Arlington

June 10, 2014 12:06 PM1 comment

I was hit up by a stranger on Lee Highway last month. But instead of soliciting my money, he wanted my promise not to give money – to today’s mercenary political candidates. As Virginia’s 8th District voters headed for the polls in the June 10 primary to fill the seat of Rep. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force continues to gather information and refine recommendations for possible Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered later this year. As noted in this column many times, the Task Force was created in 2012 after a series of well-attended public workshops that, essentially, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 5, 2014 11:48 AM0 comments

The announced retirement, earlier this year, of veteran 8th District Congressman, Jim Moran, resulted in an open seat for the first time in a quarter-century. The primary election to select a Democratic candidate for Jim’s seat is next Tuesday, June 10. With seven candidates still on the ballot, down from […]

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Guest Commentary: Steve Sprague: A Gentle Giant & Gracious Man

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By Friends of Stephen Sprague (Ed. Note – The following comments were authored and assembled collectively by Falls Church City Councilman Phil Duncan, Citizens of a Better City chair Sally Ekfelt and F.C. Revenue Commissioner Tom Clinton, who delivered them at last Saturday’s funeral for long-time Falls Church resident Stephen […]

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Editorial: Tuesday’s Primary: Vote for Beyer

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No one can argue with almost three months to make their respective cases, that any of the seven surviving candidates didn’t have an ample opportunity to put their best feet forward and their make their best arguments for why Democrats voting in the primary next Tuesday should vote for them. […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

June 4, 2014 7:52 PM0 comments

Summer is right around the corner. VDOT recently sent out a report stating that it has filled some 79,000+ potholes in the Northern VA region. Does that tell you what kind of winter we had? Some of you may have noticed that work has begun on extending the north shoulder […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 3, 2014 10:36 AM0 comments

History lovers will be pleased to learn that the top-selling (on newsstands) issue of Arlington Magazine was last fall’s special issue on our county’s storied past. That’s astonishing in this era of digital publishing ephemera and pressure on publications to play it safe with listings of hot restaurants and best […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 29, 2014 11:36 AM0 comments

The Memorial Day weekend couldn’t have been any nicer – flags flying, perfect weather, pool openings, and solemn remembrances of why we observe Memorial Day – to honor the service and sacrifices of our service personnel in all conflicts. The observance at “the cannon” in Annandale, sponsored by American Legion […]

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Guest Commentary: Little City’s Memorial Day Tradition Continues

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Every week in The Little City, we have many opportunities to gather as a community, from City Council meetings to the Farmers Market to enjoying the beautiful neighborhood parks.

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 28, 2014 6:38 PM1 comment

“How administrators killed a Fairfax school’s math success.” This was the headline over Jay Matthew’s Education column in Monday’s Washington Post.

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