Fairfax Co. Planning Commission Defers on F.C. Plan for Mt. Daniel

July 15, 2015 7:40 PM29 comments

Suddenly thrust into doubt by an unfriendly response from the Fairfax County Planning Commission at a hearing in late June, Falls Church’s $15.6 million Mt. Daniel Elementary School renovation and expansion project has now been delayed past the planned tight window that would have it ready to open in September 2016.

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F.C. Council Set to Finalize Annexed Land ‘RFP’

5:00 PM0 comments

Following on last weekend’s town hall meeting at City Hall and extensive discussions at its regular business meeting Monday and Tuesday’s School Board meeting, the Falls Church City Council will convene for a work session Monday night to put final touches on a “request for proposal,” or RFP, for development […]

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City Adopts Bicycle Master Plan

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The Falls Church City Council voted to adopt a formal bicycle master plan as a guiding document, advancing the policies previously adopted in the Mobility for All Modes Transportation Plan approved over a year ago. An important feature of the plan is the determination that removal of on-street vehicular parking […]

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$672,000 OK’d for New H.S. Turf

4:58 PM2 comments

By a unanimous vote, the Falls Church City Council Monday approved the expenditure of $672,000 for the replacement of the artificial turf football/soccer field and track at George Mason High School even as the fate of those facilities is up in the air pending the development of the overall 40 […]

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Petition: Remove Confederate Names from Fairfax Schools

7:45 PM33 comments

In step with a growing national movement to remove symbols of the country’s pro-slavery Confederacy, a movement has begun in Fairfax County to rename three of the county’s schools – two named after leaders of the Confederacy and another named for a Fairfax superintendent who was opposed to the immediate integration of public schools.

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Mad Fox Brew Pub Celebrates 5 Years in Falls Church

July 12, 2015 9:38 PM3 comments

  Falls Church Mayor David Tarter topped a list of elected City officials and other A-list personalities from the City to mark the fifth anniversary of Mad Fox Brewing Company at its West Broad Street location on Saturday. Owner Bill Madden received a proclamation from Mayor Tarter and called for a […]

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Citizens Air View at Town Hall On School Property Development

9:35 PM14 comments

A modest gathering of Falls Church citizens attended another public town hall meeting Saturday to discuss what to include, or exclude, in a “request for proposal” that the City Council will authorize this coming week.

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Presidential Candidate Sanders Stirs Rousing Response at N. Arlington Event

July 10, 2015 2:14 PM1 comment

Joined by U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rousing remarks turned a standing-room-only policy forum in N. Arlington last night into a raucous political rally.

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Students Urge J.E.B. Stuart H.S. Name Change

July 8, 2015 7:32 PM25 comments

An online petition signed by 338 people as of Wednesday morning is urging Mason District School Board member Sandy Evans to spearhead a name change for the J.E.B. Stuart High School in the Sleepy Hollow section of greater Falls Church. J.E.B. Stuart was a prominent Confederate general during the Civil […]

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McLean Citizens Group Opposing Mt. Daniel Expansion

7:31 PM34 comments

After literally years of preparations, including the passing of a City-wide referendum last November, the Falls Church School Board’s efforts to achieve a renovation and expansion of the Mt. Daniel Elementary School located just outside the City limits in Fairfax County may be derailed if the Fairfax County Planning Commission […]

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