Editorial: Don’t Give the $ To the Banks!

May 21, 2014 5:35 PM1 comment

It is becoming more and more clear with each new Falls Church City Council bite at the apple on how to spend what is now over $20 million in the cash component of the City’s sale of its water system to Fairfax County. A healthy resistance is growing to the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 20, 2014 9:17 AM0 comments

In the secret lives of bees, May marks the middle of “swarm season” when the insects fly and pollinate before the summer season of honey harvesting. Having sampled homemade honey for sale at the County Fair labeled with Arlington addresses, I recently alighted on a few of our community’s dozen-plus […]

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Guest Commentary: Consequences of Moving to Fairfax Co.’s School System

May 15, 2014 11:08 AM2 comments

By Keith R. Thackrey Recently, there seems to have been increasing discussion about moving the City of Falls Church back into Fairfax County in order to reduce taxes. People come to Falls Church from other areas of the country and see a small jurisdiction surrounded by much larger cities and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:49 AM0 comments

Like clean air and clean water, shelter is a basic human need. Yet, some of the most vocal arguments in any community focus on housing – size and style, location, price, and who should live there. Fortunately, most people in our region are able to find appropriate housing that fits […]

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Editorial: The Town Hall Vs. On-Line Anonymity

May 14, 2014 5:07 PM7 comments

Thank goodness for this thing called “institutional history,” the benefit that comes from having been around, and attentive, for a while. In the case of the mighty Falls Church News-Press, it’s been for almost 1,200 consecutive weeks by now since our first edition in March 1991. There’s no one on […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 13, 2014 11:11 AM0 comments

Decades before Clarendon became the pub crawl mecca for Arlington twentysomethings, it was home to “Little Saigon.” Though only a few Vietnamese restaurants remain, many locals recall the era from 1975 through the 1980s when Clarendon – long Arlington’s quasi-downtown —was dramatically altered and dubbed “the Mekong Delta” by the press. (As […]

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Guest Commentary: Did You Get Your Mental Health Checkup Yet this Year?

May 8, 2014 11:29 AM3 comments

By Debra Z. Roth Immediately after the world learned that my friend, Democratic advocate, environmental photographer and Falls Church resident, Drew Klebrink, shot himself to death, the usual questions came in. The answers this time, however, are different. His legacy, in the hands of advocates like me, is to create […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

8:34 AM0 comments

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers,” according to Thomas Tusser, a 16th century English poet and farmer. Last week’s intense rainstorms wouldn’t be termed “sweet,” but the azaleas and dogwoods now abloom are welcome May sights as we leave a seemingly interminable winter behind. Many of Mason District’s neighborhoods […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

May 7, 2014 5:38 PM0 comments

Some 60 days have passed since the Governor called a special session of the General Assembly to address the issue of the biennial budget. We are no closer to passing the budget today than we were when we began the process during the regularly scheduled session. Taking a cue from […]

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Editorial: The Monetarist Grip on Education

5:27 PM2 comments

The long battle, beginning just after the first of the year, for the City of Falls Church’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget was resolved by a 4-3 vote last week.

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