A Love Fest at F.C. Council Meeting Hails Career of Retiring Rep. Moran

November 26, 2014 10:44 AM0 comments

U.S. Rep. James P. Moran, who has represented the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church since 1991 and will vacate his seat at the end of this year, made a final appearance before the Falls Church City Council Monday night, where he was honored with […]

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City Council Defers On-Street Parking Vote

November 25, 2014 6:44 PM0 comments

A strong response from City residents to the news that the Falls Church City Council was prepared this week to give a final approval to a new ordinance that would severely curtail the ability to park trailers and RVs on City streets has caused the Council to postpone further action […]

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Tree Lights Likely for 2 Blocks of W. Broad

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Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields reported to the F.C. City Council Monday night that City Hall is moving ahead “courageously” to get some holiday twinkle lighting on City-owned trees on the north side of the 100 and 200 blocks of W. Broad St., and that they can be ready […]

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Saslaw Vows Legislation Criminalizing University Failure to Report Felonies

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Saying “I have never been angrier” reading accounts of systemic sexual assaults and official cover ups at the University of Virginia, Virginia State Sen. Richard Saslaw said at a public meeting Monday night that he is currently drafting a bill that will make it a felony for a university police officer or other official to fail to report evidence of a felony on campus to local police authorities.

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The Lasso in the News-Press: Traveling for Sports & Middle Schoolers in High School

November 21, 2014 4:56 PM0 comments

Not only does George Mason have a reputation for being one of the best public schools (academically) in the United States, the athletic department has established itself as one of the most successful programs in Virginia High School League (VHSL). But at what cost?

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5k to Shut Down Some F.C. Streets Saturday Morning

November 20, 2014 5:09 PM0 comments

Several City of Falls Church roads will be closed this Saturday while Columbia Baptist Church holds a 5k run that morning. The race begins at 8 a.m. and roadblocks will be in effect starting around 7:45 a.m. throughout the end of the race.

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F.C. City Manager Chairs Statewide Group

November 21, 2014 10:02 AM0 comments

Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields has recently been chosen to represent the state’s Government Mandate Task Force as its new chair, it was announced this week. The task force looks at the impacts of the strengths and weaknesses of new state mandates on locales.

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F.C.’s Hilton Garden Inn Already Booming

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The City of Falls Church’s new Hilton Garden Inn, which celebrated its grand opening just last month, has the highest daily occupancy rate in the region, a representative of the City’s Economic Development Office reported this week. With occupancy at over 95 percent on average, the hotel attributes its popularity […]

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Arlington County Kills Streetcar Plan

November 19, 2014 9:14 PM0 comments

The Arlington County Board voted on Tuesday to cancel the streetcar program that would have built a modern streetcar system along the Columbia Pike and Crystal City/Potomac Yard corridors. The Board voted 4 to 1 to cancel the program and asked that the County Manager terminate all County streetcar projects;withdraw […]

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F.C. Tax Collections Down in First Quarter

November 20, 2014 2:10 PM1 comment

The City of Falls Church’s FY2015 first quarter financial report for its general fund, covering the period of July-September 2014, came in with numbers below projections in key areas, including personal property taxes, meals taxes and sales taxes, the City’s Chief Financial Officer Richard LaCondre reported this week. He also […]

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