LaCondre Assures Council F.C. Can Handle Debt Load

November 10, 2014 10:56 PM1 comment

Following last week’s landslide passage of a Mt. Daniel School bond referendum in the City of Falls Church, the City’s chief financial officer Richard LaCondre assured the City Council at its meeting Monday night that with the City’s current low debt burden, handling the issuance of bonds for the expansion of Mt. Daniel, plus the renovation of City Hall and the expansion of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, along with funds for storm water abatement and other lesser needs in the City can be met comfortably by taking on added debt in the next few years.

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McLean Residents Stabbed During Robbery

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Two 61-year-old residents of McLean were stabbed during an apparent home invasion robbery last night, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Police said they responded to a reported home invasion robbery and stabbing on the 900 block of Spencer Road shortly before 10 p.m. on Nov. 9 and upon […]

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New Filings Allege More Discrimination by Fairfax Principal

November 8, 2014 5:55 PM0 comments

The lawyer representing three former educators and one former student at Bailey’s Elementary School in Falls Church in a federal discrimination lawsuit against Bailey’s Principal Marie Lemmon and the Fairfax County school system filed new documents on Wednesday to bolster the plaintiffs’ discrimination claims. The new filings, a complaint amending the one originally filed in late […]

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5 Auto Financing Tips from Falls Church Businesses

9:03 AM1 comment

By Liz Lizama Major purchases like buying a car may seem intimidating around the holidays, but it might actually be a prime opportunity to score a great deal. As the year comes to an end, dealerships are eager to make room for the new year’s models. Moreover, making year-end sales […]

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Toyotas Are Little City’s Most Popular Cars; Honda Accord is F.C.’s Most Popular Model

November 6, 2014 1:59 PM0 comments

By Patricia Leslie City of Falls Church residents love Toyotas – or at least love buying them – but the Honda Accord is the City’s most popular car according to numbers from F.C.’s Commissioner of the Revenue office. The News-Press looked at statistics from vehicle registrations over the past several […]

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Few Questions Remain About Warner Victory

November 5, 2014 7:43 PM0 comments

Declaring victory before a statewide canvass got under way, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is “100 percent certain” to be sworn in for a second term, his election attorney said Wednesday. Warner is leading Republican Ed Gillespie by some 16,000 votes out of two million cast Tuesday. “The margin is close, […]

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F.C. Vets Day Ceremony Set for Tuesday

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The City of Falls Church will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at the Falls Church City Veterans Memorial in front of the Falls Church Community Center, located at 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., it was announced this week. The program will include […]

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Arlington Election Shouldn’t Stop Streetcar

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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

7:37 PM4 comments

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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