Editorial: 7 Corners Plan May Hit F.C. Sooner

August 13, 2014 7:37 PM0 comments

As if the City of Falls Church doesn’t have enough on its plate as it is, Seven Corners area neighbors to the City in Fairfax County are clamoring to expedite a new strategic transportation plan for the Seven Corners area that will necessarily intrude into the City and disrupt numerous […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Ah, Election Day. Autumn leaves tumbling ‘round yard signs, canvassing in chilly air… Oops. For one district in Arlington, Election Day currently means Tuesday, Aug. 19. Voters must select the successor to state Del. Bob Brink, who decamped after 17 years to join the McAuliffe team as deputy commissioner for […]

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Guest Commentary: 150 Years After Civil War, Reflecting on Our Nation

August 7, 2014 11:33 AM0 comments

Just as it is prudent for a man to withdraw and reflect on himself from time to time, so it is for nations composed of men to do the same.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the resignation of Richard M. Nixon, the only president in this nation’s history ever to have resigned from that office. His dramatic exit from the White House, but not from the national or international political stage, followed a long and torturous investigation that […]

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Editorial: Heartfelt Tributes to James S. Brady

August 6, 2014 7:52 PM0 comments

Many have been the great and heartfelt words and tributes to the late White House press secretary and gun control advocate James S. Brady (1940-2014), who died at age 73 on Aug. 4 after 33 years surviving with extreme difficulty. He took a bullet to the head in the attempted […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 5, 2014 1:12 PM0 comments

It took me 60 years, but I finally visited quaint old Cumberland, Md. That’s the 19th-century terminus of the 185-mile Chesapeake and Ohio Canal that played an evocative role in my Arlington boyhood. Growing up walking-distance from Chain Bridge, my pals and I had our earliest fishing experiences on the […]

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Guest Commentary: After 14 Years as Clerk, I’ve Collected a Lot of ‘Stuff’

July 31, 2014 12:15 PM0 comments

By Kathy Clarken Buschow The Sunday night hoarder marathon is one of my guilty pleasures, featuring people who have collected “stuff” well beyond the space they have to contain it. The objects are meaningless to anyone but the hoarder. You can’t watch how these people live without it affecting you. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Water quality has long been one of the measures of a community’s health. As work continues on methods to restore the Chesapeake Bay and the local streams feeding into the estuary, water quality remains paramount. Upgrades of wastewater treatment plants are primary reasons for point source improvements in the past […]

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Editorial: Fairfax, You Are No Longer Suburbia

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Barring a surprise development of some sort, the Fairfax County Planning Commission was expected last night to either table or recommend against a measure to allow for the construction of small “residential studio unit” dwellings, also known as “micro-units,” in the county. It is an unfortunate setback, but we hope […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

July 30, 2014 7:06 PM0 comments

If the unusually pleasant temperature and absence of high humidity had you wondering if we’ve really entered the dog days of summer here in Northern Virginia, one tell-tale sign that it really is summertime in Falls Church is the number of road construction projects underway, both large and small. From […]

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