New Ice Cream Shop, Lil City Creamery, Opens

May 13, 2015 12:09 PM0 comments

UPDATE: A note on Lil City Creamery’s Facebook page says that due to overwhelming response, the store will be closed until 11 a.m. Wednesday so it can replenish its ice cream supply from Delaware. Lil City Creamery, a new ice cream shop, is now open in the space of a former […]

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City Says No Injuries, Much Damage in Knollwood House Fire

9:41 AM0 comments

No one of the Oliver family of four was home early this morning at 613 Knollwood Ave. in Falls Church when a fire broke out that gutted half of their house.

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F.C. Council, School Board Vote Unanimously to Reject Clark Plan

May 11, 2015 10:11 PM1 comment

Following their third lengthy closed session to mull the vast proposal from Clark Construction to develop the 39 acres inclusive of George Mason High School, the F.C. City Council and School Board emerged back into open session at 9:50 p.m. Monday night to take a series of swift and unanimous votes to reject the Clark plan in favor of restoring the original process of calling for “requests for proposals” and thereby entertaining anyone who might wish to step forward to bid on the development of the land.

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66-Year-Old Homeless Man Found Dead in Falls Church

3:21 PM0 comments

A 66-year-old homeless man was found dead in a wooded area near South Street and Holmes Run Road yesterday morning at around 10:30 a.m.

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HITT Broad/Washington Proposal is For Flagship Whole Foods Store

12:03 PM9 comments

HITT Properties, which recently acquired 2.5 acres on the northeast corner of Falls Church’s main crossroads, Broad and Washington Streets, unveiled plans behind closed doors to the Falls Church City Council last week that would include a huge 75,000 square foot “flagship” Whole Foods Supermarket.

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‘DMV 2 Go’ at F.C. City Hall Friday

May 6, 2015 8:30 PM0 comments

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will bring one of its mobile customer service centers to Falls Church and environs the next few days. The “DMV 2 Go” initiative enables citizens to take care of any DMV business, and enables the DMV to better serve customers. Each mobile-office location will […]

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F.C. School Board OKs Its Budget

8:28 PM2 comments

Following the adoption by the Falls Church City Council of its Fiscal Year 2016 budget last week, including its transfer amount to the City schools, the Falls Church School Board unanimously approved its FY16 budget at a session Monday night. The “Doing More With Less” plan includes no staff increases, […]

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HITT Construction Unveils Plans for N. Washington-E. Broad Megasite

8:24 PM22 comments

Ah, development! It brings more money wherever it happens, helping to pay for things like schools, which is why this newspaper likes it so much, usually improves the quality of life and choices (sometimes disputed) and assuming it’s not just for a new prison or government bureaucracy, creates jobs and stimulates overall regional economic activity.

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The Lasso in the News-Press: The Pitfalls of Falling Ceilings

May 8, 2015 9:05 AM20 comments

Throughout Falls Church City, it is widely understood that George Mason High School is aging and the students need a new school. Mason is seriously suffering from lack of available space, and the school district has taken notice.

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‘Bike to Work’ Day on May 15 Highlights Falls Church Bike Plan

May 6, 2015 6:56 PM1 comment

Next Friday, May 15, is another of what has become an annual May tradition of “Bike to Work” days in the region.

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