Editorial: Everybody Benefits From Good Schools

April 15, 2015 4:48 PM5 comments

As the days wind down to the adoption by the Falls Church City Council of its coming fiscal year budget, while there has been some loud bemoaning of a new tax rate hike, much of that, if not all, is in the process of being whittled away without undermining the […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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Earlier this week, the General Assembly reconvened to consider those bills the Governor vetoed or amended. With that work behind us, my first two sessions in the House of Delegates are complete. Barring an unforeseen call for a special session, I won’t cast another vote on the House floor unless […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 14, 2015 2:28 PM0 comments

At least one Arlingtonian will line up to run next Monday’s Boston Marathon. Frank Fumich has not only run competitively on seven continents, he cycles and pursues more obscure physical tests such as stand-up paddling in ocean surf. Much of his celebrated heroic grunting and straining benefits the less fortunate. […]

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Guest Commentary: Touring the Swimming Pools of the World

April 9, 2015 10:24 AM0 comments

By Sia Nowrojee Swimming has always been my yoga, my meditation. Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, I treasure memories, as most competitive swimmers do, of weekend swim meets, sitting around with teammates, waiting endlessly for heats and then finals, the smell of wet towels and chlorine around us. I left […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:50 AM0 comments

Last week’s prisoner escape from INOVA Fairfax Hospital was a reminder that emergency situations can arise without notice, reinforcing that advance planning and preparation are crucial to personal and community safety. When the prisoner overwhelmed the armed private security personnel responsible for guarding him, the hospital’s emergency plans were activated. […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

April 8, 2015 8:59 PM0 comments

This past week high school seniors across the nation began to receive eagerly awaited notifications of acceptance or rejection from colleges and universities. This annual ritual seems every year to be accompanied by an increasingly predictable range of commentary: criticizing the rising costs of higher education, questioning the value of […]

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Editorial: A State-of-the Art New High School

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So now it is confirmed by a prospective developer that the construction of a new $100 million state-of-the-art George Mason High School, one that could be a model of modernity and immensely conducive to 21st century learning demands, can be built without costing Falls Church taxpayers a dime. The cost, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 7, 2015 1:37 PM0 comments

April 4 delivered me to a double-barreled national history celebration, one that is possible only in Arlington. At Arlington House, the National Park Service put on a rich evening commemoration of the unfolding of the end of the Civil War 150 years ago. April 4 being the day President Lincoln […]

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Guest Commentary: 20 Years of Elected Office Serving Northern Virginia

April 2, 2015 11:51 AM0 comments

The end of March is a special time of year. Not only does it come on the heels of my favorite holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, but each year it offers me an opportunity to reflect and remind myself why I entered public service. This year is a particularly significant milestone […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:38 AM0 comments

Many Mason District neighborhoods are glorious in springtime, when mature landscapes burst into bloom as a result of careful tending by homeowners. This year spring seems to be playing April Fools’ jokes on the region, teasing us with sunshine and warm breezes one day, and chilling us out on the […]

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