From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 10, 2015 6:45 PM0 comments

This year’s primary election includes several significant state and local-level contests that will have real consequences for my constituents in the 38th District, as well as for residents of the City of Falls Church and other residents of Mason District. State Senate Democratic primary contests in Prince William County and […]

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Editorial: These Important Months Ahead

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“This is the most important election ever!” It’s such a heavily cliched statement in politics, it is hard anymore to take it seriously whenever it’s repeated, even with the add on, “This time we really mean it!” So rather than go there exactly, we will attempt to get across just […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 9, 2015 10:25 AM0 comments

The messiness of democracy—that worst form of government except all others—was on display June 2 at Arlington County Civic Federation meeting. Yet the process delivered impressive results for the cause of affordable housing, an issue that divides Arlingtonians geographically, ideologically, tactically. The state of play: The State of Virginia requires […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 4, 2015 10:39 AM5 comments

In the almost 19 years since I accepted Nick Benton’s request to write a weekly column for the Falls Church News-Press, I’ve tried to focus on issues and events of general interest in Mason District and Fairfax County, and away from electoral politics. However, for the first, and perhaps, only […]

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Guest Commentary: My 1st Council Meeting: Chills, Thrills & More Bills

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By Dorothea Potter Teipel The following are background and notes from the April 13 (and ever since) Falls Church City Council Meeting – my maiden voyage into the politics and commerce of our everyday lives in our excellent, historical City. My first Falls Church City Council meeting rocked my world! I […]

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Editorial: Affordable Housing Solution: Micro Units

June 3, 2015 5:50 PM1 comment

The Broadfalls Apartments tenant-management meeting hosted by the Falls Church Housing Commission this week (reported elsewhere in this edition) underscores the glaring housing crisis that faces Falls Church and the entire region. The aging facility with its 113 rental apartments and seven ground floor retail units in the 700 block […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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The month of June brings the beginning of summer, graduations, Father’s Day and this year The World Police and Fire Games. Fairfax County is host to these international competitors who will visit our region at the end of the month. You can participate as an observer or consider volunteering. For […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 2, 2015 12:59 PM0 comments

A jazz maestro who honed his rhythms in Arlington found himself coming full circle last month at the Washington Golf and Country Club. Lennie Cuje, a revered vibraphonist who was raised in Nazi Germany but grew up to perform at special events for three U.S. presidents, spoke May 19th at […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 28, 2015 11:04 AM0 comments

Earlier this month, this column focused on school funding, and the challenges facing both the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board to provide needed services in the community. Difficult budget decisions triggered some pretty hot reactions. Just before the holiday weekend, Chairman Sharon Bulova and School Superintendent […]

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Guest Commentary: ‘Mason Row’ Project Must Be Done the Right Way

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By Rohini Winters Some of us grow increasingly concerned with what is not being discussed during open meetings and public hearings by the Spectrum Developer and/or City Staff regarding key elements of the proposed project dubbed “Mason Row” at N. West and W. Broad St. I recently attended three meetings […]

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