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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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 16, 2014 12:00 PM1 comment

The English poet John Donne (1572-1631) famously wrote “No man is an island…any man’s death diminishes me….” I’ve been thinking about that since getting the sad news, just before Christmas, that a beloved mentor, Bethine Church, had passed away. Few in Falls Church probably ever heard of Bethine, but she […]

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Guest Commentary: Virginia Should Embrace Medicaid Expansion

11:20 AM1 comment

By Brian L. McCan The struggle continues in the Virginia legislature over whether the state should participate in that section of the Affordable Care Act that provides expanded health insurance coverage for the poor and working poor. My purpose is to set the controversy in the context of the law […]

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Editorial: In the Wake of Moran’s Decision

January 15, 2014 7:57 PM2 comments

The surprise announcement by our venerable U.S. Congressman Jim Moran that he will not seek re-election this November, to retire from Congress after 24 years next January, suddenly makes the 2014 mid-term election year very interesting, even in this region unaccustomed to much competition or change in the make-up of […]

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Our Man in Arlington

7:47 PM0 comments

I can already hear the anti-government screeds: First they came for our lightbulbs, then they banned our Big Gulps, and now they’re fixing to take away our fancy bottled water. A fizzling flood of facts on Arlington’s H20 habits enlivened the Committee of 100 dinner Jan. 8, as county board […]

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Guest Commentary: Restoration to Remove Rare Naturalized Area of F.C.

January 9, 2014 1:37 PM2 comments

By Cindy Chojnacky I am concerned over the proposed “restoration” of Coe Branch, a tributary of Tripps Run in “Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park” between Broad Street and T.J. Elementary School. The $1.2 million project will “daylight” 500 feet of stream now piped, completely relocate Coe Branch and in […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

10:21 AM1 comment

On Saturday, January 4, the Northern Virginia Delegation to the General Assembly convened its annual, non-partisan public hearing at the Fairfax Government Center. Most Northern Virginia elected representatives attended for at least part of this session, which ran for about five hours. More than 70 speakers pressed the delegation to […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:11 AM0 comments

County Executive Ed Long’s proposed FY 15 budget is still in development, and won’t be released for nearly two months, but demands for funding already are starting. The Fairfax County School Board has an $800 million renovation and repair list in addition to their request for an eight percent increase […]

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Editorial: Welcoming McAuliffe’s Medicaid Push

January 8, 2014 7:36 PM1 comment

All eyes turn to Richmond this week as the newly-configured state legislature is convened and, this week, the inauguration of Terry McAuliffe as the new governor of the commonwealth ushers in what may signal the next important stage of a genuine shift of Virginia from a red to a purple […]

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