3 Injured in Gas Explosion at Eden Center in Falls Church

January 14, 2015 3:01 PM0 comments

Three people are in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an explosion and resulting fire at the Eden Center in Falls Church Wednesday afternoon.

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Urban Pantry Closes Its Doors

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Urban Pantry, formerly Little City Gourmet, has permanently closed its doors. A rep for the cafe and coffee shop told the News-Press its last day would be Sunday, January 18, but a sign on the door today, Wednesday, announced it has already closed for good. Urban Pantry is located at 2121 […]

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Castillo Elected New Chair of F.C. School Board

January 13, 2015 11:01 PM0 comments

Justin Castillo, who had served as the vice chair of the F.C. School Board, was elected the new chair of the board by a 5-2 vote (2 for John Lawrence) at the opening of Tuesday night’s meeting.

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F.C. School Superintendent: Budget Needs 5.7% Hike to Avoid Staff Cuts

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In a marked departure from the norm, Falls Church School Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones Tuesday night presented not one, but three alternative options to the School Board as her guidance for the coming budget cycle.

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F.C. Council Makes It Official: Budget for Next Fiscal Year Will be Flat

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The Falls Church City Council made it official Monday night, unanimously adopting a budget guidance for the City Manager that sets the operating budget at zero-growth for the coming fiscal year, and that theoretically includes for the schools.

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F.C.’s Nancy Jean Cartwright Dies at Age 75

January 12, 2015 3:48 PM0 comments

On January 8, Nancy Jean Cartwright, a resident of Falls Church passed away suddenly after a short hospital stay. A guidance counselor for over 25 years in Bridgewater-Raritan, NJ, she retired to Virginia to spend time with her family, especially her beloved daughter Jessika Cartwright. She was an avid bridge […]

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Longtime Henderson Librarian Dies After Battling Cancer for Over 2 Years

January 9, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

Longtime Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School librarian, Adele Eskin, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 3 after a two and a half-year battle with cancer. She was 63. She is remembered by many for her kind heart, warm smile and love of connecting students with great literature. Adele joined Falls Church City […]

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F.C. Farmer’s Market Begins Winter Hours

January 7, 2015 8:49 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church Farmers Market started its winter hours last Saturday, opening at 9 a.m. and closing at noon every Saturday. These hours will stand through March. The 37 winter vendors offer fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheeses, honey, meats, baked goods, plants, wine, and so much […]

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Auditors Tell F.C. Council Its Finances ‘Solid’

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In their annual audit of the City’s finances and operations, Jason Hartman and Megan Artenbright told the City Council at its work session Monday that the City’s finances are “solid,” and less than optimal oversight of some operations, subject to doubts in certain quarters, are “not uncommon for a staff […]

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Kearney Stepping Down as F.C. School’s Chair

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Susan Kearney notified the News-Press this week that she’ll be “stepping down” as chair of the Falls Church School Board as of next Tuesday’s School Board meeting, when the board will vote to replace her. She is expected to remain on the board. Kearney, who has served on the school […]

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