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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Our Man in Arlington

January 7, 2014 11:10 AM0 comments

During neighborhood walks, I often squint and visualize Arlington back when it was rural farmland, devoid of neon and modern suburban curbs. This little local history game has recently centered on the extended Birch family, 18th- and 19th-century denizens who owned my East Falls Church neighborhood among other parcels. Samuel […]

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Guest Commentary: Building Our Future: Thinking & Acting Locally, Regionally

January 2, 2014 12:41 PM0 comments

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) refers to “thinking regionally and acting locally” at the beginning of its draft regional transportation priorities plan. Based on that, a good description of how we can best provide for the kind of future we want for the City of Falls Church might […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

11:34 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! As 2013 passes into history, 2014 presents a bright new canvas ready for the brush strokes that will define the hopes and dreams for the coming year. A few things are fairly standard for any change of the calendar. New Year’s resolutions will be made and, despite […]

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Editorial: Time for F.C. to Get Spruced Up

January 1, 2014 3:40 PM3 comments

Anyone who had friends or relatives over to their home for the holidays knows what this is all about. Making ready means getting to work cleaning and polishing up the digs in ways often ignored most of the rest of the time. Whether or not your party was a success […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

11:35 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! 2013 proved to be a very exciting year with a Democratic sweep of the three statewide offices setting the stage for the upcoming session of the General Assembly. Governor McDonald will finish his term when Terry McAuliffe is sworn in as the 72nd Governor of Virginia at […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 30, 2013 10:53 AM0 comments

The New Year will bring Arlington an exit of the articulate Chris Zimmerman after 18 years on the County Board. He’s satisfied and relieved, he tells me. So are his opponents. Zimmerman, an economist who chaired the board four times, will become vice president of economic development for the nonprofit […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 26, 2013 2:49 PM1 comment

Happy Holidays! The word “holiday” derives from the Middle English holidai, and the Old English halig daeg, both meaning holy day. Since Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ, and New Year’s Day now observes the Solemnity of Mary in the Catholic Church, both holy days, it is very appropriate to […]

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Editorial: 40 Years From Now

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2013 was certainly a watershed transitional “moment” in the history of the City of Falls Church, when goodbyes were said to a lot of the old – including numerous of its citizens of great local, regional and national import, such as Jessie Thackrey, Walter Mess, Herb Kaplow and Cdr. Robert […]

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Guest Commentary: Homelessness in F.C.: There Is Room at the Inn

December 25, 2013 12:41 PM2 comments

By Christopher Fay Many of us might be surprised to learn that in our “Little City” of Falls Church, there are homeless families. We do not see them often; in fact, homeless mothers with children aren’t like the beggars who wait at intersections. They might be in a shelter, or […]

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