From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

July 8, 2015 6:34 PM0 comments

Barack Obama is having a pretty good summer. Despite the reflexive criticism from conservative pundits on Fox and the tortured illogic of scribblers in the conservative blogosphere – whether you agree with them or not – it’s hard to deny the administration its measure of credit for progressive victories in […]

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Our Man in Arlington

July 7, 2015 2:14 PM1 comment

My high school buddy Dave McGarry worked for the Arlington County Planning Office back in the 1970s. With his bosses’ permission, he copied five blue-print-style engineering maps of our sainted 26 square miles, covering 1935 to 1975. He bequeathed them to me in his recent downsizing move. As befits my […]

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Editorial: Why F.C.’s Church Battle Mattered

July 4, 2015 9:50 AM8 comments

So we see with the wildly contrasting remarks by contesting Falls Church religious leaders, reported in this edition, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling expanding the definition of marriage to include same sex couples: the fierce competition between the two flocks vying for control of the historic […]

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Guest Commentary: Helping our Homeless: What Really Works

July 2, 2015 11:38 AM0 comments

Families become homeless for a variety of reasons. Usually, some kind of crisis such as the loss of a job, domestic violence, or an accident triggers an economic spiral where the family finds itself unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and other essentials.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:17 AM0 comments

The World Police and Fire Games (WPFG), also known as Fairfax 2015, are underway throughout the county and the region. Nearly 10,000 athletes, who are public safety professionals – police, firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, corrections officers, border patrol – have gathered to compete for medals, and bragging rights, in more than […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

July 1, 2015 7:17 PM0 comments

Gun Safety Enough is enough! Once again, the United States was forced to bear witness to another massacre. This time, it happened in a house of worship, traditionally known as a sanctuary for those seeking protection. These mass shootings have become an all-too-common occurrence. The bloodshed of innocent people needs […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 30, 2015 2:36 PM0 comments

A coming land-use decision will force the county board to choose among past, present and public safety. Fire Station No. 8, on Lee Highway across from McDonald’s, holds the historic distinction of being the first African-American-run firehouse south of the Mason-Dixon Line. The Fire Department is mulling a plan to […]

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Guest Commentary: When it Comes to Gun Safety, Ask the Question

June 25, 2015 12:32 PM1 comment

By Shaun Dakin I am writing to thank both the Falls Church City Council and the Falls Church City School Board for proclaiming Sunday, June 21, 2015 Asking Saves Kids, or ASK, Day in Falls Church City. This proclamation joins others in cities and states across the country to promote […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:28 AM1 comment

The term “multi-modal” is used often to describe a menu of transportation options that may address congestion, air pollution, and other issues in urbanizing communities. Multi-modal options may include auto, bus, train, streetcar, bikeways, sidewalks, and trails. In Mason District, where many neighborhoods pre-date county sidewalk or trail requirements, work […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 24, 2015 5:28 PM0 comments

Preston Caruthers seldom puts his name on the many marks he has made on Arlington over seven decades—an exception being chiseled letters on the Caruthers building at Marymount University. At 88 the builder, multi-hatted civic leader and philanthropist still arrives daily at the Ballston office of Caruthers Properties LLC, though […]

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