‘Visioning Process’ on School Property to Kick Off With June 6 Public Meeting

May 15, 2015 2:21 PM2 comments

Falls Church School Board Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones told a meeting of the Mason High/Henderson Middle School Joint Steering Committee that the consulting firm of Cooper Carry was retained to lead a first-step “visioning process” aimed at engaging the community and stake holders in a conversation on how the development might look.

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Bike to Work Day

10:27 AM1 comment

The base of the bike bridge on the W&OD Bike Trail in Falls Church was the scene of a “pit stop” for bikers taking to heart the “Bike to Work” day promotion throughout the region.

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F.C. Man Arrested and Charged with Abduction

May 14, 2015 2:11 PM0 comments

Detectives for the Fairfax County Police Department arrested Elmer Moises Nieto Lara, 28, of the Falls Church area of Fairfax County and charged him with abduction with the intent to defile.

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U.S. News Report Ranks GMHS 5th in State

May 13, 2015 7:43 PM8 comments

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Falls Church’s George Mason High School the fifth best in Virginia in its school rankings edition. Mason is also ranked by the magazine 140th out of 29,070 high schools nationally. Rankings of other area schools in Virginia include the magnet Thomas Jefferson […]

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F.C. Recycling Rate Up from 63 to 66 Percent

7:39 PM0 comments

Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields announced at Monday’s City Council meeting that the recycling rate in the City has grown in the last year from 63 to 66 percent as percentages of total solid waste. Shields told the News-Press that the statistics are generated by the City in conjunction […]

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I-66 Lane Closures Thursday, Friday Nights

7:37 PM0 comments

Drivers can expect multiple lane closures along westbound I-66 from Lee Highway (East Falls Church) to the Dulles Airport Access Road ramp between 10 p.m. Thursday, May 14 and 5 a.m. Friday, May 15. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, two lanes of traffic will be maintained while the […]

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PHOTO: Mi Casa, Su Casa

May 14, 2015 1:34 PM0 comments

The grand opening of new digs in the City of Falls Church was celebrated yesterday morning by CASA de Virginia on S. Virginia Avenue. Lindolfo Carballo, director of Casa de Virginia, is shown speaking at an extraordinary event that required all comments to be translated into three languages – English, Spanish […]

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F.C. Council, School Board Reject Clark’s Unsolicited Development Bid

May 13, 2015 7:31 PM0 comments

Following their third lengthy closed session to mull the vast, unsolicited proposal from Clark Construction, also known as Edgemoor Infrastructure and Realty, to develop the 39 acres inclusive of George Mason High School, the F.C. City Council and School Board emerged back into open session at 9:50 p.m. this last Monday night.

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Report: 7 & 29 Crossroads Plan To Include Flagship Whole Foods

7:28 PM1 comment

HITT Properties, which recently acquired 2.5 acres on the northeast corner of Falls Church’s main crossroads, Broad and Washington streets, unveiled plans behind closed doors to the Falls Church City Council last week that reportedly would include a huge 75,000 square foot “flagship” Whole Foods Market. The world–class-sized store would […]

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Virginia Tech NoVa Center Opens 3D Maker Lab

May 15, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

by Liz Lizama As new technologies continue to emerge, Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia Center jumped on the opportunity to connect students, faculty and the local community with tools for 3D design and 3D printing. This spring, the Northern Virginia campus in West Falls Church launched its first Maker Lab after […]

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