Gross Withstands Stiff Primary Challenge; Upsets in Region

June 10, 2015 6:42 PM0 comments

Facing an aggressive challenge in her bid for a sixth four-year term representing the Mason District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Penelope “Penny” Gross was up for the fight and carried the winning margin once the polls were closed Tuesday. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Gross had […]

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Owner’s Spirit Still Watching Over LaCote D’Or

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It’s still a great restaurant but La Cote D’Or won’t be the same without Raymond Campet. Campet, 65, who founded the Falls Church French restaurant with his wife Lynne in 1992, died May 26 of cancer that was undetected until shortly before his death. Campet, a native of Vichy France, […]

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Rabid Raccoon Attacks Dogs, City Issues Rabies Alert for Falls Church

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A raccoon tested positive for rabies after it got into an altercation with two dogs on E. Jefferson Street in the City of Falls Church last week. The raccoon was euthanized while the dogs are currently receiving treatment, City officials says. The City of Falls Church released a press release […]

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It’s Official: As Filing Deadline Passes 5 Run for F.C. Council, 9 for School Board

June 9, 2015 8:31 PM14 comments

Officially reappointed by the F.C. Electoral Board for another four year term as Falls Church’s Registrar of Voters, David Bjerke was ready with the final official print out of candidates who filed and qualified for the November ballot running for three open slots on the City Council and School Board. […]

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Penny Gross Clear Winner in Mason District Primary Race

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Facing an aggressive challenge in her bid for a sixth four-year term representing the Mason District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Penelope “Penny” Gross was up for the fight and carried a the winning margin once the polls were closed Tuesday night.

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Falls Church Councilman Baroukh Announces Cancer Diagnosis

June 8, 2015 11:42 PM3 comments

Late Monday night Falls Church City Councilman and former mayor Nader Baroukh issued a letter to the News-Press announcing he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and as a result will not be seeking election to a third term on the Council this fall. “While the prospects for a cure […]

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Lists Swell as Deadline Approaches For F.C. Council, School Board Bids

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Going into the final 24 hours before the filing deadline, the lists of candidates for the November election of Falls Church City Council and School Board have continued to swell to record numbers.

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Falls Church Plaka Grill Opening to Public Monday

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It’s been a long time coming but Plaka Grill is finally ready to open its doors this Thursday on Broad Street in the City of Falls Church.

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Taco Bamba’s Victor Albisu Wins Chef of the Year at 2015 RAMMY Awards

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Victor Albisu was the big winner at the 33rd RAMMY Awards held Sunday night in Washington, D.C., earning the coveted Chef of the Year award for his work at Del Campo in the District and Falls Church’s own Taco Bamba.

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Last Minute Draft Mabry for F.C. City Council Movement Surfaces

June 5, 2015 2:26 PM10 comments

A last-minute movement among some Falls Church citizens to qualify former F.C. Vice Mayor Sam Mabry to run for the City Council in the waning days before the filing deadline next Tuesday is actively gathering petition signatures, Mabry confirmed to the News-Press Friday afternoon.

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