Our Man in Arlington

August 27, 2014 1:14 PM0 comments

One of Arlington’s coziest coffee hangouts is the independent Java Shack, which offers dark liquid charms on Franklin Road near the Courthouse. When I popped by, however, it was not merely to sip the brew but to consult the owner, Dale Roberts, as part of my ongoing study of one of our […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 21, 2014 12:24 PM0 comments

“The economy of the past is over. Virginia must discard the entitlement approach and move to entrepreneurship. We must broaden the mix of economic opportunities, bring money back to Virginia, and turbocharge our economy.” That was the sobering, but positive, message delivered by Governor Terry McAuliffe to board members of […]

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Guest Commentary: Better Business for a Better Falls Church

11:14 AM1 comment

Falls Church is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The Little City has top rated schools, an impressively low crime rate, an award winning Farmer’s Market, an active arts community, a number of beautiful parks, a fascinating history, a number of popular community events, free mulch, tree lined […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 20, 2014 7:26 PM0 comments

When I announced my candidacy for the House of Delegates on April 5, 2013 I promised that my highest priority would be advancing policies to ensure the continued economic vitality of the Northern Virginia Region in the face of the ongoing federal budget sequester. On August 15, 2014, Governor McAuliffe […]

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Editorial: Where’s the Push For the Referendum?

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We remain hopeful that Falls Church community forces that be will show forth with a major campaign to pass the November school bond referendum, the one that calls for $15 million for a renovation and build out of the overcrowded Mt. Daniel School. But since the steps were taken to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 19, 2014 4:43 PM0 comments

With the Little League World series charming much of sportsland (even without an Arlington team in Williamsport, Pa.,) I couldn’t help but ponder my own local pint-size ball-playing experience. That simpler world of Arlington youth base paths on which I hustled in the 1960s has been remarkably transformed. Some obvious […]

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Guest Commentary: Falls Church City’s Answer to Raising Taxes

August 14, 2014 9:40 AM3 comments

“Eat Mor Chikin” ….and more beef, salmon, pasta. While washing it down with a nice craft beer or bottle of chardonnay. And please don’t forget desert. All in the City, of course. Which you can enjoy before or after that movie or concert at State Theatre. There has been much […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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August rarely brings to mind wintertime, but I had a little feeling of déjà vu last week when I toured the almost-complete Bailey’s Fire Station 10 on Columbia Pike. Readers may recall the 2010 “snowmageddon” that resulted in a catastrophic roof failure in the original 1974 structure, damaging some fire […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 13, 2014 7:55 PM0 comments

The putative purpose of the special session of the General Assembly that begins on September 18 is to consider and debate alternatives to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The economic and public policy facts so overwhelmingly support accepting the incremental $2.1 billion that would flow to the Commonwealth […]

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Editorial: 7 Corners Plan May Hit F.C. Sooner

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As if the City of Falls Church doesn’t have enough on its plate as it is, Seven Corners area neighbors to the City in Fairfax County are clamoring to expedite a new strategic transportation plan for the Seven Corners area that will necessarily intrude into the City and disrupt numerous […]

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