Salaries Set for Falls Church Manager, Attorney & Clerk

August 11, 2015 7:13 AM14 comments

The Falls Church City Council voted unanimously the salary levels for the three City officials who answer directly to the Council, the City Manager (Wyatt Shields), City Attorney (Carol McCoskrie) and Clerk (Celeste Heath). The salaries OK’d are $173,843 per annum for Shields with a deferred compensation benefit of $8,000 […]

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F.C. Council Authorizes $6.55 Million Bond Issuance

August 10, 2015 10:40 PM3 comments

The Falls Church City Council voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the sale of $6.55 million in bonds to cover a wide array of capital improvement and other expenses, with the exception of two items, it had approved earlier this year.

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J.E.B. Stuart Alums Julianne Moore, Bruce Cohen Join Name Change Fight

2:42 PM4 comments

Oscar Award-winning actress Julianne Moore and Oscar Award-winning producer Bruce Cohen, both of whom are alumni of J.E.B. Stuart High School, started a Change.org petition on Sunday, Aug. 2, calling for the Fairfax County School Board to rename J.E.B. Stuart High School after Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice.

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South West Street to Reopen Friday Evening

August 7, 2015 3:03 PM0 comments

The South West Street detour in the City of Falls Church will be lifted Friday evening and the road will be once again be open to traffic. The road closure, part of a roadbed reconstruction project to repair the City’s stormwater infrastructure scheduled to start in September, began on Wednesday […]

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FOOD NEWS: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Hopes to Open in F.C. Next Week

August 5, 2015 7:42 PM0 comments

  Astro Doughnuts Hopes to Open in F.C. Next Week A rep for Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken confirmed to the News-Press of the restaurant’s hopes to open its second location in Falls Church’s Idylwood Plaza sometime next week. Astro’s original Washington, D.C. restaurant on G Street serves doughnuts like […]

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2nd F.C. Candidate Forum Set Oct. 8

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A second Community Issues Forum for Falls Church City Council and School Board candidates has been set for Thursday, Oct. 8, according to Ken Feltman. Last month’s forum drew five of nine School Board candidates and three of five Council candidates. Council candidate and former F.C. Vice Mayor Sam Mabry, […]

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Sen. Kaine Announces Support for Iran Deal

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In remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat from Virginia and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to peacefully limit Iran’s nuclear program. Kaine was the co-author of the Iran […]

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F.C. Seeks Board & Commission Volunteers

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The City of Falls Church sent out a notice this week seeking volunteers who live in the City to serve on a variety of boards and commissions. The complete list is on the City’s website, and applications to volunteer must be submitted before the end of the month. The following […]

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F.C. Planners, EDA at Odds Over Conceptual Plans for W. Broad St.

7:32 PM0 comments

Identical presentations before two influential City of Falls Church citizen volunteer organizations this week of the F.C. Planning Department’s conceptual “small area” development plan for the central W. Broad Street district drew markedly different reactions.

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‘85 Archive Clipping Confirms Long History of Water Fight

7:28 PM4 comments

Fairfax County was engaged in what was interpreted by the Falls Church city manager as an “unfriendly takeover attempt of the Falls Church Water System” more than 30 years ago, a prominent Falls Church citizen’s search of his personal archives has revealed.

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