Arlington Election Shouldn’t Stop Streetcar

November 5, 2014 7:42 PM0 comments

According to the Coalition for Smarter Growth, “It would be reading too much into Arlington voters’ intentions to ascribe the election of John Vihstadt to a full term on the Arlington Board over Alan Howze primarily to the debate over the Columbia Pike streetcar.” Streetcar opponents linked the price tag […]

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Fairfax Co. Schools File Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

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Attorneys for Fairfax County Public Schools filed a motion to sever and a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against them and Bailey’s Elementary School Principal Marie Lemmon late last month. The motion to sever the lawsuit claims that the claims of Rachel Charlton, the former Bailey’s assistant principal now […]

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Once Again, F.C. Votes for Quality Schools; Beyer & Acosta Win Big

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It was yet another landslide vote in the City of Falls Church to authorize school construction bonds this week. In this Tuesday’s election the vote in favor of a $15.4 million bond issue for the expansion and improvement of the Mt. Daniel Elementary School was by more than a whopping 2-to-1 margin.

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It’s Official, DMV Select Shuts Down for Good At F.C. City Hall

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After more than eight years of service, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles “Select” office at the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office in Falls Church’s City Hall shut its doors for good last Friday.

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School Bond Referendum, Jody Acosta, Beyer All Win by Landslides in F.C.

November 4, 2014 8:05 PM1 comment

In two important strictly local elections in the City of Falls Church today, the results tallied tonight were surprisingly lopsided. With all three City precincts reporting, the Mt. Daniel School bond referendum won by a overwhelming majority of two-to-one, and in the special election to fill the City treasurer’s seat acting treasurer Jody Acosta won by two thirds of the vote.

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F.C. LIVE ELECTION RESULTS: November 4, 2014

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Follow along with the News-Press as results from today’s election will be reported LIVE after polls close at 7 p.m. tonight.

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Turn Out Brisk in Falls Church on Election Day 2014

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With unusually mild weather as a further incentive, the turnout was reported as “brisk” in all three City of Falls Church voting precincts Tuesday.

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Hit-and-Run Leaves 1 Dead in Seven Corners Area

November 3, 2014 2:59 PM0 comments

Fairfax County Police are still investigating a hit-and-run that left one dead in the Seven Corners area of Falls Church on Friday night. According to the initial police investigation, Eliseo Hernandez Diaz, 36, of Falls Church was struck by a 2007 Volkswagen sedan while riding a 2013 Tao Tao moped traveling eastbound […]

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Alleged MS-13 Gang Member Charged in Culmore Murder

October 30, 2014 4:55 PM0 comments

An alleged member of the street gang MS-13 was charged earlier this month for the September murder of a Falls Church-area man, according to the Fairfax County police department. 24-year-old Jose Antonio Gavidia, of no fixed address, was arrested on Oct. 8 for the murder of 27-year-old Filiberto Felipe Paz Ramirez, who […]

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Refugee Blanket Drive Begins Nov. 1

October 29, 2014 9:50 PM0 comments

For three weeks beginning Nov. 1, the City of Falls Church will participate in a refugee blanket collection drive to deliver blankets to refugees from Syria and ISIS controlled areas of Iraq who’ve sought refuge in Turkey. According to a proclamation signed by Mayor David Tarter, it is “with the […]

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