Editorial: Hold Onto That Water Money

February 5, 2014 7:26 PM2 comments

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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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 30, 2014 10:47 AM1 comment

The burgeoning student population in Fairfax County affects not only class sizes and the teacher’s ability to teach, but also the infrastructure – the bricks and mortar – of the individual buildings in our school system. In the case of Bailey’s Elementary School, in the Culmore area, the school enrollment […]

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Guest Commentary: Understanding F.C.’s Stormwater Utility Fee

9:15 AM0 comments

By Jason Widstrom In a few weeks, every property owner in the City will receive a mailing explaining the new Stormwater Utility Fee. You’ll see a sample bill, impervious area calculations for your property, and a description of the credit program. Before this arrives at your doorstep, we wanted to […]

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Editorial: Virginia Readies For Equality

January 29, 2014 7:56 PM3 comments

Barely having time to adjust the cushion on his Virginia attorney general’s chair, and after a recount confirmed his victory as Virginia’s new attorney general by just over 100 votes statewide, Mark Herring released a 23-page brief last week stating that he will not defend Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 28, 2014 12:56 PM0 comments

Yorktown High School expanded what students call its “glory wall” this month. I was pleased as the alumni committee chairman to do the honors for nine new inductees for their feats in a colorful array of fields. Our Jan. 25 ceremony at the spanking new North Arlington school building celebrated […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 23, 2014 12:24 PM0 comments

Congressman Jim Moran’s (D-8-VA) stunning announcement that he will not seek re-election this fall was a complete surprise to most, if not all, of his constituents. Jim’s quarter-century of service on Capitol Hill spans four Republican and Democratic administrations, from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama. His departure from Congress […]

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Guest Commentary: Falls Church Faces Many Challenges Ahead

9:20 AM0 comments

By David Tarter First of all, I would like to thank the citizens and City Council of Falls Church for giving me the opportunity to serve you. I am honored and humbled by the confidence placed in me. As Mayor, I am but one of seven members on the Council, […]

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Editorial: The Area’s New Housing Demand

January 22, 2014 10:18 PM2 comments

A decade ago, the condominium market was hot, hot, hot. Developers couldn’t throw them up fast enough to meet the thundering demand. But as the housing market began to overheat on the eve of the Great Recession, the condo market became saturated, and, as was experienced right here in Falls […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 21, 2014 10:06 AM0 comments

In the lead-up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I heard a talk by an Arlingtonian who personally shared some dangers of King’s civil rights struggles. Joan Trumpauer Mulholland is known best as a young white woman at the 1963 lunch-counter confrontation with racists in Jackson, Mississippi. But her 1950s […]

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