West End Park Plans Face Questions from City Council

July 16, 2014 7:36 PM7 comments

Final plans for the development of an additional 1.3 acres of the City of Falls Church’s West End Park were presented by Rec and Parks Director Daniel Schlitt to the F.C. City Council at its work session last week, and concerns for issues like storm water runoff, costs, parking and a small skateboard feature in its center were raised by members of the Council.

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F.C. Council OKs Fall Referendum to Fund Mt. Daniel School Expansion

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By a pair of unanimous votes on successive nights this week, the Falls Church City Council and the Falls Church School Board stepped boldly into the campaign to win voter approval in a November referendum to fund construction of a major expansion and renovation of one of the City’s four schools, the Mt. Daniel Elementary.

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Foust Outraises Comstock in Congressional Race

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The 10th District U.S. congressional district campaign of Democratic Fairfax Supervisor John Foust’s campaign announced Tuesday that it outraised his GOP challenger Barbara Comstock during the most recent reporting period. From April through June, Foust’s campaign raised a total $705,148.83, bringing the total cash on hand to $1,125,718.40. Foust ended […]

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Dems Set Caucus to Pick Treasurer Nominee

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The Falls Church City Democratic Committee announced this week it will hold a caucus to select a candidate to be the party’s nominee for the office of Falls Church City treasurer in a special election set for this November 4. The committee authorized the holding of an unassembled caucus at […]

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Acosta Sworn in as F.C. Treasurer

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Jody Powers Acosta was sworn in as Treasurer for the City of Falls Church in a heavily-attended ceremony at the F.C. City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

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Capital One Bank in F.C. Robbed at Knifepoint

July 15, 2014 2:32 PM0 comments

City of Falls Church Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the Capital One Bank at 1100 W. Broad St. this afternoon. At about 1:40 p.m. today, a man walked into the bank with a long knife and demanded cash. The suspect is described as 5’6″ to 5’9″, slender […]

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Monday Storm Topples Tree in F.C.

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A tree on Ellison Street in Falls Church fell during Monday’s heavy rain storms, bringing utility lines down with it and crushing a car parked on the street there. This photo submitted by Ariadne Autor documents the damage.

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F.C. Police Seek Information in Dog Bite Incident

July 14, 2014 12:33 PM4 comments

At about 11 a.m. today, a man was bitten by a yellow Labrador Retriever-type dog in the 400 block of S. West Street, according to City of Falls Church police. The dog was being walked by a woman who was heading in the direction of W. Broad Street. The woman […]

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Longtime F.C. Resident Mona Maloney Dies at Age 93

July 10, 2014 12:17 PM0 comments

Longtime Falls Church resident Mona Maloney passed away on July 8, 2014, at the age of 93. Mona was born in Atchison County, Missouri, on Feb. 21, 1921, to Minnie and Tom Fleming. She grew up in Mound City, Missouri, where she initially lived on a farm owned by William […]

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Citizen-Initiated ‘Traffic Calming’ Efforts ‘Costly & Non-Essential,’ City Hall Says

July 9, 2014 7:56 PM7 comments

An angry dust-up at Monday’s Falls Church City Council work session about planned delays in the implementation of a traffic-calming plan for the intersection of Parker and Kent Streets – where a City student was injured in a traffic accident last month – led to an uncommon set of exchanges in which the City’s entire “traffic calming” effort got called into question.

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