F.C. School Board Advises Jones To Ignore Council Austerity Wishes

December 10, 2014 9:57 AM18 comments

At its work session to provide guidance to Falls Church School Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones, the School Board dismissed the express desire of the City Council to contain growth in its annual budget to 1.5 or 2.5 percent, and instead urged her to, in the words of chair Susan Kearney, “bring us what you think is required to run the kind of school system we need.”

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Falls Church Trees Will Light Up This Week on Broad Street

December 9, 2014 6:34 PM3 comments

Trees of Falls Church will be aglow this week when branches on West Broad Street will be adorned with holiday lights as part of the City’s pilot tree-lighting program. Later this week, 30 trees in the 100 and 200 blocks of W. Broad St. will be decorated with low-energy white […]

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Opening Of Good Fortune Supermarket

2:23 PM1 comment

Falls Church Mayor David Tarter led the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a huge 44,000 square foot supermarket, Good Fortune, at Eden Center in the City of Falls Church Tuesday morning.

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Historic First Joint Meeting Brings F.C. Council & Arlington Board Together

December 8, 2014 9:09 PM0 comments

In an historic first, the governing bodies of the City of Falls Church and its much larger Arlington County neighbor met in the same space at Arlington City Hall tonight with the two bodies sharing their respective plans for the development of the Route 29 areas on either side of the border between the two jurisdictions.

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Virginia AG ‘Troubled’ by Rolling Stone Recant

December 6, 2014 1:49 PM1 comment

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement late yesterday sharply critical of the move by Rolling Stone magazine for “publicly walking away from its central storyline in its bombshell report on the University of Virginia.” He stressed that “we must not let that undermine our support for survivors of […]

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Rolling Stone Magazine Issues Apology for UVA Rape Account

December 5, 2014 3:51 PM3 comments

Today, Will Dana, managing editor of Rolling Stone magazine, issued a statement of “regret” and “apology” for gang-rape allegations described in its article published in its Dec. 4 edition entitled, “A Rape on Campus,” about the University of Virginia. Given the considerable coverage and comment concerning the allegations in the […]

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7-Month Old Tabby Cat Still Missing

December 11, 2014 2:00 PM0 comments

UPDATE: This report has been updated to include sightings of the missing cat since the posting of the original story. Sunny, a 7-month-old orange tabby cat that went missing around 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29,  was most recently spotted near the 7-Eleven on North West Street, according to his owner Linda Dono, […]

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Saslaw: UVA Bill Ready to Submit This Week

December 3, 2014 7:55 PM0 comments

State Sen. Richard Saslaw, who represents Falls Church in the Virginia State Senate, and who spoke passionately against the “culture of rape and official coverup” recently exposed at the University of Virginia to the Falls Church City Council last week, told the News-Press Tuesday that his bill to make it […]

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‘DMV 2 Go’ Comes to F.C. on Dec. 12

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Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles’ mobile customer service center known as DMV 2 Go will be at Falls Church City Hall at 300 Park Avenue next Friday, Dec. 12, from 9 – 4 p.m. The event is open to all Virginia residents and will provide DMV transactions including applying for […]

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FCNP Announces Annual Holiday Party

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The Falls Church News-Press invites its friends and supporters to its 24th annual holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, 222 N. Washington St. George Mason High School music department students will entertain.  

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