Sparse Turnouts So Far as Public Urged to Comment on F.C. Budget

March 18, 2015 11:26 PM0 comments

The first weekend welcoming public input and comment on the proposed coming Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the City of Falls Church and its schools saw a paltry turnout of the public despite special efforts by the City’s staff to be prepared for extensive questioning and discussions. Only a dozen […]

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Park Avenue Designated for ‘Great Street’ Development

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The Falls Church Planning Commission was treated to the rolling out this Monday night of a comprehensive plan developed by the City’s Planning Department with help from the region’s Virginia Tech urban planning program to make Park Avenue the City of Falls Church’s showcase “Great Street.” The plan, presented to […]

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Woodrow Wilson Library’s Grand Re-Opening Slated for March 21

March 20, 2015 9:47 AM0 comments

Leapin’ Leprechauns! It’s another green library for Fairfax County! And this one’s in Falls Church at 6101 Knollwood Drive, the newly renovated Woodrow Wilson Library Branch which will open doors again on Saturday, March 21, just a wee bit past St. Patrick’s Day. The library has been closed about 18 […]

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Sparse Turnout at F.C. Budget Open House Event

March 16, 2015 11:30 PM6 comments

It was a very sparse turnout Monday night for an extraordinary event at the Falls Church Community Center, an opportunity for citizens to button hole City staff and office holders for detailed answers to questions about the operations of the City government.

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PHOTO: F.C. Town Hall on New Budget

March 14, 2015 1:43 PM0 comments

At the first Town Hall meeting on the Falls Church City Manager’s recommended budget for the coming fiscal year, a dozen citizens showed up at the Community Center this morning to air their concerns with members of the City Council, School Board and City staff members present.

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Warner Wins IRS Safety Officer Exemption

March 11, 2015 7:29 PM0 comments

In a letter to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the Internal Revenue Service announced this week that firefighters and police officers will not be expected to pay taxes on common clothing items that they are required to wear while on duty. “I am pleased that the IRS has clarified its […]

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NVAR Says Area Housing Market Thriving

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“This may have been the winter of discontent, but the region’s 2015 housing market has survived it just fine. Low interest rates and strong employment growth point to a sound local market,” said the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors in a statement issued yesterday. “Considering our record-breaking cold and snowy […]

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Powdered Alcohol Banned in Va.

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Given the news this week that “palcohol,” or powdered alcohol, has been approved by the federal government, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and Del. Alfonso Lopez issued a statement noting that the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation this session to ban palcohol in Virginia because of the potential dangers for […]

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Quinn Auctions Dr. King-Related Items Thursday Night

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Quinn’s Auction Galleries of Falls Church will be auctioning off papers, letters and artifacts related to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They have a treasure trove of primary source documents from the Civil Rights era at their Falls Church business. Last week, they opened their doors for George Mason High […]

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Shields Recommends Budget to F.C. City Council With 4-Cent Tax Hike

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Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields having presented his full recommended budget to the F.C. City Council Monday night calling for funding the FY 2016 fiscal year budget with a four cent increase in the real estate tax rate, the public will have its first opportunity to issue its feedback at a town hall meeting this Saturday morning.

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