Prisoner Who Escaped Custody at Inova Fairfax Pleads Guilty to Firearms Charges

July 24, 2015 1:53 PM0 comments

Wossen Assaye, 43, of Arlington, a prisoner who escaped police custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital in late March, pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during his assaults of two security guards when he escaped from custody.

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F.C. School Supply Drive Underway

July 22, 2015 6:54 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church Housing and Human Services Department announced this week that it is hosting a school supply drive for local middle and high school students in need. Donations of unused items are being collected until August 19 at the HHS office in City Hall, 300 Park Avenue, […]

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At 1st Candidate Forum, Mt. Daniel Deferral Draws Much Commentary

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The next steps forward for the Falls Church City Schools seeking to expand and renovate the Mt. Daniel Elementary campus two blocks outside the City limits in Fairfax County became a major issue of discussion among the nine City Council and School Board candidates assembled at the first group forum heading into the November election season.

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Transit Plans for Route 7 Shared With Chamber

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The monthly luncheon of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce this Tuesday featured an update by Kelley Coyner, executive director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, on plans for a significantly increased role for public transit on the route. While questions focused on concern for more congestion with either bus […]

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1st-Time Falls Church Candidates Tape Their Cable TV Speeches

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Only three of the 14 candidates for this fall’s Falls Church City Council and School Board elections took advantage of a free offer from Falls Church Community Television, the city’s public access station, to record messages at its studios and educate voters about their choices this November.

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FOOD NEWS: 2 New Eateries & Mad Fox Goes to the Dogs

July 23, 2015 8:27 AM0 comments

South Block Co. Juicery Opens Cafe on N. Westmoreland The area has yet another new eatery as South Block Company has added a small cafe to its East Falls Church micro juicery and is now open for businesses in the former Urban Pantry space on North Westmoreland Street in Arlington. […]

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Sampling of F.C. Council, School Board Candidates Face Off for First Time

July 21, 2015 9:44 PM2 comments

Out of the enormous field of Falls Church City Council and School Board candidates that have qualified for the ballot in this November’s municipal election, a sampling of new people and veterans showed up for Tuesday night’s first candidates’ face-off at the American Legion Hall.

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In Marathon Session, F.C. Council, School Board Edge Closer to Final RFP Language

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Working past midnight Monday night, the Falls Church City Council and School Board worked to within sight of a final version of language for its “request for conceptual proposal” to go out to the development world next month for development of the almost 40 acres of land annexed to the City as a component of its deal to sell its water system to Fairfax County last year.

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F.C. Resident Finishes First Twice, Wins Over $45,000 on Jeopardy!

July 17, 2015 1:51 PM0 comments

Ben Hemmens, 43, a stay-at-home dad from Bailey’s Crossroads, came in first place on “”Jeopardy!”” on both Tuesday and Wednesday night and came in second place last night, winning a total of $45,200.

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Eye-Popping Initial Briefing on Broad-Washington Plan Well Received

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Usually almost nobody shows up for sub-committee meetings of the Falls Church City Council, but this was not the case Thursday night, when the Dogwood Room at City Hall was graced with not only five of the seven members of the City Council, but with representatives of the City’s Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority, two from the City’s own Economic Development Office among others.

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