F.C. Volunteer Fire Dept. Celebrates 90th Anniversary

March 11, 2015 6:50 PM0 comments

The “great majority” of firefighters have a personal link to saving lives and property, says Ian Weston, the president of the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in late February. “We want to help people.” Weston was 15 when his grandfather suffered cardiac arrest, and it […]

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Democratic Legislators Zero In to Urge 4 McAuliffe Vetoes

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Democrats in the Virginia legislature are zeroing in on four bills passed by their Republican-controlled bodies that they hope to persuade Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto this month.

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Liberty Tavern Owners Look to Bring Restaurant to Historic F.C. Site

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The owners of three restaurants in Arlington, successful with operating in older buildings, are moving through the Falls Church Historic Commission and Historic Architectural Advisory Board with an aim to convert the oldest building in Falls Church into a cafe just a block from City Hall.

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Shields Recommends Budget With 4-Cent Raise in Tax Rate

March 9, 2015 6:58 PM10 comments

Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields presented his full recommended budget to the F.C. City Council Monday night which calls for funding the FY 2016 fiscal year budget, including the full budget request of the School Board, with a four cent increase in the real estate tax rate from $1.305 […]

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New Real Estate Assessments Draw Mixed Reviews in F.C.

March 6, 2015 4:23 PM3 comments

How are residents taking the news of the region’s highest increase in real estate assessments released by the Falls Church City Hall last week? Is it good news, or bad news, and is it an accurate reflection of value here?

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Falls Church Schools Closed Friday, City Government Open

March 5, 2015 5:31 PM0 comments

As the winter storm continues to dump snow on the area, City of Falls Church has cancelled school on Friday, March 6. Day care activities have also been cancelled Friday. The City’s snow emergency, which limited parking along designated routes, was lifted at noon Friday. The City of F.C. Government […]

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Fairfax Co. Woman Killed in Lee Highway Crash

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Pavithra Kenjige, 52, of Fairfax County, died yesterday after being struck by a car while she was crossing Lee Highway near Stone Road in Centreville on Wednesday morning, according to a Fairfax County police report. She was crossing the road in the Metro parking lot just east of Stone Road when she was […]

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F.C. City Schools Closed Thursday, City Government Closes at Noon

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City of Falls Church Public Schools will be closed Thursday, March 5, as a winter storm is expected to drop up to eight inches of snow on the area. F. C. City government offices, including the Mary Riley Styles public library and Community Center, will close at noon and both […]

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Planners Djan, Hockenberry, Teates Re-Appointed

March 4, 2015 9:31 PM0 comments

Three of the seven-member Falls Church Planning Commission were reappointed by a unanimous vote of the Falls Church City Council last week. Kwafo Djan, Lindy Hockenberry and Melissa Teates were all appointed to new terms running through Dec. 31, 2018. New board and commission appointments went to Bob Young and […]

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New Gardner Trial Dates Set Sept. 21 & Nov. 30

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The dates for new trials of Falls Church resident Michael Gardner were set in the Arlington Circuit Court yesterday on Sept. 21 for new charges of child molestation brought last year, and on Nov. 30 for a re-trial of the case where his earlier conviction on three counts of child […]

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