Editorial: The Falls Church Advantage

December 17, 2014 7:48 PM1 comment

The regional forecast delivered by George Mason University’s Dr. Stephen Fuller to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Tuesday did not paint a rosy picture, despite his best efforts to plant some lipstick on that pig for the edification of an audience thirsty for any good news. Coming away from […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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It’s been my honor to succeed my mentor and good friend James M. “Jim” Scott in the House of Delegates in 2014. I want to take this opportunity to once again thank Jim for his support, not just during my campaign, but as a fresh-out-of-college, enthusiastic, and very inexperienced legislative […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 16, 2014 3:30 PM0 comments

Arlington makes a mission of being economically diverse. But market forces push in the opposite direction. That clash as it impacts the exploding costs of housing was explored at a Dec. 10 Committee of 100 discussion. The upshot: hope for solutions built around a convergence of interests between aging baby […]

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Guest Commentary: Millennials: The Good, the Bad & the Awesome

December 11, 2014 2:52 PM0 comments

By Sean Follin So you’ve just hired a 25-year-old Millennial. Get ready to contend with the entitlement. The air of authority (sans experience). The texts written in code. The lofty expectations and quick-to-the-next-one career path. Did you know on average, a Millennial will have seven jobs by the time he […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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An article about sea level rise in Sunday’s Washington Post came just a bit late for discussion at the quarterly meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) to the Chesapeake Executive Council in Easton, Maryland last week, but the issue wasn’t far from anyone’s mind. LGAC’s members are appointed […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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While the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly doesn’t start until mid-January, the months of November and December are busy times for legislators. A key item on most legislative “To Do” lists is producing legislation to be introduced during the next session. The bills I am referring to, here, […]

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Editorial: Rolling Stone’s Partial Recant

December 10, 2014 10:50 PM6 comments

As shocked as the nation was by the recent publication in Rolling Stone of the terrible account of a gang rape perpetrated at a fraternity on the campus of the University of Virginia, the sudden recantation by Rolling Stone in the next days also made major waves, leaving many confused […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 9, 2014 3:11 PM0 comments

I was riding the tourist mobile at Arlington Cemetery this October when I chanced to notice an elegant tombstone bearing the name Edward Rowny. I recognized him as the decorated Army general who headed President Reagan’s team negotiating strategic arms limitations with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Flash forward […]

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Guest Commentary: A Centennial Celebration of Tinner Hill

December 4, 2014 11:28 AM0 comments

I feel blessed to live in a municipality like Falls Church – a small progressive community where knowing your neighbors and interacting with those who make decisions regarding its governance is possible. Living close to our nation’s capital gives us the opportunity to enjoy big city culture and free national […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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In a continuing effort to raise awareness of pedestrian safety, units from the Mason Station were out in force on Little River Turnpike and Leesburg Pike during the evening rush hour last month. Locations for the operations were based on pedestrian enforcement crash data: pedestrians were struck and killed within […]

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