Editorial: Wholly Foods, Batman!

May 20, 2015 6:18 PM2 comments

Wholly foods, Batman! The news that a major regional developer who acquired 2.6 acres of commercially-zoned land at Falls Church’s “crossroads” of Routes 7 and 29 (N. Washington and E. Broad) has approached by the Falls Church City Council with a preliminary plan to locate a mega-Whole Foods store there […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

6:06 PM1 comment

This month’s Richmond report contains no update from the General Assembly, which completed its work last month. Instead, I will turn my attention to another large and powerful state entity, one that arguably has an even greater impact on our day to day lives – the Virginia Department of Transportation […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The “hippie high school” program at H-B Woodlawn, though always avant-garde, is poised at the cutting edge of new school building concepts–as Arlington scrambles to ease overcrowded classrooms. Superintendent Patrick Murphy confirms that the days of 1950s-style two-story suburban schools sprawled on 20 acres are a thing of the past. […]

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Guest Commentary: No Need for New City of F.C. High School Redux

May 14, 2015 12:20 PM10 comments

By Lou Mauro In February of this year, I sent to the responsible Falls Church City and F.C. school officials an email memorandum explaining the reasons why I believe the City should not authorize construction of a new high school to replace the existing George Mason High School. On March […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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A panicked call to 911 described a residential fire with potential entrapment on the upper level. Thick black smoke poured out of the widows as the brand new tiller truck from Bailey’s Crossroads Station 10 roared up and disgorged firefighters in full turn-out gear to fight the blaze. One firefighter […]

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Editorial: The Mouth of A Gift Horse

May 13, 2015 7:07 PM2 comments

The decisive decision by the Falls Church City Council and the School Board to reject the unsolicited proposal by Clark Construction to build a new high school, renovate the middle school and aggressively develop the portions of the 39 acres of newly-acquired City land near the West Falls Church Metro […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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The legislative year is almost over as Governor McAuliffe vetoes or approves bills that emerged from the “veto session.” As I write this column, he is preparing to sign the final transportation bill, which will facilitate a small increase in desperately needed funding. Overcoming partisan discord surrounding new transportation revenues […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 12, 2015 12:16 PM0 comments

I had the chance to share local history tales last month with the Woman’s Club of Arlington. Its members responded by sharing with me a rich history slice of their own. At their headquarters on South Buchanan Street (the property itself a neat strand of their story), I perused, thanks […]

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Guest Commentary: Supporting Mothers & Children’s Lives Around the World

May 7, 2015 10:57 AM0 comments

By Ann Beltran It’s lovely to have a day that honors us as mothers. And, if you ask me what it should be about, it shouldn’t be limited to honoring us by giving us a day off or a bouquet of flowers. I’d like it to be about the values […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:03 AM1 comment

Last week’s adoption of Fairfax County’s FY 2016 budget concluded a lengthy dialogue about priorities and revenues between the Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County School Board, and the community at large. No one was especially happy about the difficult choices that were made to balance the county’s budget in […]

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