F.C. Economic Office Reports on Status of 7 Coming Local Eateries

March 27, 2015 3:38 PM1 comment

Seven new eateries in various stages of opening in the City of Falls Church are profiled in today’s monthly “Business and Real Estate News” report from the F.C> Economic Development Office. The Lil’ City Creamery, an ice cream parlor, has signed a lease for the location at 114 W. Broad […]

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FCPD Presents Program on Teen Human Trafficking

March 26, 2015 4:50 PM0 comments

Area residents who may think human trafficking is not a big problem in Fairfax County would be wrong. Offenders can be found almost anywhere that teens congregate: in malls, at parties and at most county high schools. In the U.S., Fairfax County ranks fifth in this trade, based on calls […]

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F.C. Chamber of Commerce Hosts ‘Bright Lights, Little City’ Gala

March 25, 2015 6:44 PM0 comments

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual gala and live auction, called “Bright Lights, Little City,” last Saturday night at The Westin Tysons location. Honored as recipients of special awards at this year’s gala were (left to right), Tori McKinney, winner of the Pillar of the Community award, Christopher Fay, winner […]

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Transit: Which Route Through F.C.?

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At a Falls Church League of Women Voters’ forum at the F.C. Community Center Sunday, panelists shared their views of options the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission will be making in the near future for an optimal route for light rail or bus rapid transit operations eventually coming through the City […]

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McAuliffe, Beyer Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Health Care Law

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At the outset of an event in Arlington marking the fifth anniversary, to the day, of the signing of the Affordable Care Act into law, Rep. Donald S. Beyer, Jr. introduced Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe by saying, “Historians will one day write that the Affordable Care Act was the single […]

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Serious F.C. Budget Crunch Time Begins, First Council Vote is 4-3

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By a narrow 4-3 vote Monday night, the Falls Church City Council gave a preliminary “first reading” OK to City Manager Wyatt Shields’ proposed four-cent tax rate increase — from the current $1.305 to $1.345 — to kick off formal deliberations on the new fiscal year budget.

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The Lasso in the News-Press: Stepping on the Seal & a Staff Profile

March 26, 2015 1:44 PM0 comments

The Falls Church News-Press has partnered with George Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper, The Lasso, to bring its readers some of the top articles appearing in the student-run digital paper. This regular feature will appear monthly in the News-Press during the school year. The Lasso can be found online at […]

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F.C. Council Gives Preliminary OK To Shields’ Proposed $1.345 Tax Rate

March 23, 2015 11:43 PM8 comments

By a narrow 4-3 vote Monday night, the Falls Church City Council gave a preliminary “first reading” OK to City Manager Wyatt Shields’ proposed four cent tax rate increase from the current $1.305 to $1.345.

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Former Mt. Daniel Elementary School Clinic Aide O’Connell Dies

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Timothy James O’Connell, a Falls Church City resident since 1999, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at his home. Timothy was born on February 4, 1940, in New York City, to Valentine and Lora Haynes O’Connell. His father was an engineer, and his mother a high school Latin teacher. […]

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McAuliffe: “I’m Optimistic Lawmakers Will OK Medicaid Expansion Next Year”

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe told a group of health care professionals and advocates gathered in Arlington to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act that after this state election cycle, he’s “reasonably optimistic” that the state legislature will back his push to enroll the state in the Medicaid expansion component of the act.

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