Editorial: Piercing the Golden Calf

April 30, 2014 6:25 PM2 comments

Huzzah, the Falls Church City Council has a budget for the next fiscal year and demonstrated a concerted effort not to burden taxpayers with any more than absolutely necessary to achieve it. Given that they were starting with City Manager Wyatt Shields’ recommendation last month for a four-cent real estate […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 29, 2014 10:09 AM0 comments

The homeless among us are often invisible, the well-dressed speaker noted, and many of them prefer it that way. But Arlington’s community of activists against homelessness was plenty visible April 24, when 300 turned out at a Ballston conference center for the first-ever “Coming Home Breakfast” fundraiser put on by […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 24, 2014 12:33 PM0 comments

The last Saturday in April often is the busiest of the year, since it coincides with Volunteer Fairfax activities and the county’s celebration of Earth Day/Arbor Day. This Saturday is no different, as civic groups and individuals gather to improve our community. For many, the day will begin early, with […]

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Guest Commentary: Dispelling Myths About the F.C. School Budget

9:21 AM30 comments

On Monday, April 28, the Falls Church City Council will make important decisions regarding the City’s budget, including whether to fund the School Board’s budget at the requested level.

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Editorial: Keep Taxes Flat & Fund the Schools

April 23, 2014 5:18 PM9 comments

We applaud most of all on the Falls Church City Council Vice Mayor David Snyder and Council members Daniel Sze and Marybeth Connelly for their willingness to “think outside the box” in budget proposals they offered variously in the last week to defy the official wisdom at City Hall and […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 22, 2014 9:19 AM0 comments

The historic Birchland home is off Arlington’s beaten track. Hidden by stately trees and an imposing stone wall, it has been ensconced for more than a century on the thoroughfare of North Glebe Road at Williamsburg Blvd. The Birch family being one of Arlington’s early-settling landowners, the elegant plantation-style home […]

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Guest Commentary: Seeking & Celebrating the Humanness in Others

April 17, 2014 11:44 AM1 comment

I have been incredibly lucky over the last nine and a half years to work with so many dedicated, compassionate and passionate individuals that make the magic happen at DC Central Kitchen every day.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:43 AM0 comments

Fairfax County is blessed to be a very safe community, one of the safest of our size in the nation. Our low crime rates are envied by other jurisdictions, but two issues – traffic and parking – raise concerns in some neighborhoods. When motorists insist on travelling too fast for […]

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Editorial: The Post’s Pulitzer

April 16, 2014 8:41 PM0 comments

Sincere congratulations to our newspaper rival The Washington Post for the well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for Public Service it was awarded Monday for its role, along with the The Guardian U.S., in disseminating and following up on reports leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden concerning the staggering overreach of U.S. national security […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 15, 2014 9:20 AM0 comments

The Democratic establishment was gobsmacked by the triumph of Republican-turned-independent John Vihstadt in the April 8 county board special election. His 57-41 percent victory over endorsement-rich Democrat Alan Howze – with Vihstadt taking 40 of 52 precincts – is by no means guaranteed to repeat in November when the two […]

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