A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 13, 2014 12:14 PM0 comments

Every year, elected officials from Virginia’s local governments trek to Richmond for what is known as VACo/VML Legislative Day, an opportunity to buttonhole Senators and Delegates about how issues under consideration at the General Assembly affect localities. More than 400 supervisors, city and town council members, and administrators gathered last […]

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Guest Commentary: Establishing & Delivering on Transportation Priorities

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By Paul Stoddard Since I began working as the City’s transportation planner in the spring of 2013, I have received many requests from City residents for expanded travel options. People have asked for better ways to get around the City as pedestrians and as bicyclists. People have also asked for […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

February 12, 2014 8:17 PM0 comments

From fox penning to ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, a diverse array of legislation has made its way through the Senate of Virginia. The same is true for the House of Delegates. Now that we enter crossover, both chambers will review any approved legislation from the other house. Additionally, […]

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Editorial: Beef Up the Tax Deferral Programs

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It’s already shaping up as a very expensive year to be living in Falls Church, given the robust rise in real estate assessments out this week, the ambitious plans at City Hall to renovate or rebuild City Hall, the library, Mt. Daniel Elementary and George Mason High School in the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 11, 2014 10:39 AM0 comments

My friends who own one of Arlington’s most historic homes opened it up last month to neighbors long-curious about what 163-year-old “Maple Shade” is like on the inside. Though many doubtless came for the accompanying talk by County Board candidate Alan Howze, I was pleased to offer the standing-room crowd […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 6, 2014 11:34 AM0 comments

The hint of springtime last weekend didn’t last, of course, and the gloomy days of winter quickly re-established themselves. It is February, after all, and winter weather, coupled with long hours of darkness, raises questions about safety on many fronts. News accounts remind us to bundle up, wear gloves or […]

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Guest Commentary: New Falls Church City Council Looks Ahead

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By Dan Sze Your new City Council held its first retreat after taking office three weeks ago in order to get up to speed on all current issues: the upcoming budget for public government and schools, capital improvement projects, the state of economic development and disposition of funds available from […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

February 5, 2014 7:36 PM0 comments

The 2014 session of the Virginia General Assembly is in full bloom. Pardon the botanical metaphor, but the abundant flowering that emerges from barren desert following the first rains of the season seems germane. During the “long session” (i.e., the second year of the biennial budget) we consider thousands of […]

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Editorial: Hold Onto That Water Money

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As the Falls Church City Council mulls how to deploy the $14 million coming its way as net proceeds from the sale of the City’s water system to Fairfax County, we are puzzled by the prevailing wisdom coming from so-called experts on the subject that a lion’s share, at least, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 4, 2014 10:30 AM0 comments

As marijuana use wafts its way toward Obama-era respectability, I can’t help recalling the pot scene in the Arlington of my youth. For details of my own experimentation, you must visit a password-protected Website with a hefty subscriber fee (kidding). But anyone around North Arlington circa 1970 could not have […]

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