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

March 23, 2015 12:14 PM0 comments

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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Lifelong Virginian Carroll Thatcher Dies at 84

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Carroll Franklin Thatcher, 84, a lifelong Virginian and military veteran who lived in Orange, Va., died on Tuesday, March 10. He was born in Arlington on October 15, 1930 and raised in Northern Virginia. Carroll honorably served in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps in the early 1950’s, earning the National […]

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New ‘Mason Row’ Application Put Off Until April 13 by Developer

March 20, 2015 3:36 PM1 comment

The Spectrum Group, developers of the so-called “Mason Row” project on 4.3 acres adjacent the intersection of W. Broad and N. West Streets, informed the News-Press Friday afternoon that the date of their submission of new plans for the site has been set back from this coming Monday until April 13.

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Former Mt. Daniel Clinic Aide Timothy O’Connell Dies

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Timothy O’Connell, a well-liked clinic aide for a decade at Falls Church’s Mt. Daniel Elementary School until his retirement in 2010, died earlier this month, the News-Press has learned. O’Connell’s service and his death was briefly acknowledged by Falls Church Mayor David Tarter at a City Council meeting last week. […]

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Mason Row Neighborhood Traffic and Parking Impacts Forum Set for March 30

March 23, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

Spectrum Development will present its estimation of the impact that its proposed Mason Row development will have on neighborhood traffic and parking at a community meeting on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street, according to a press release sent […]

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Clark Construction Submits Offer To Develop F.C.’s New School Site

March 19, 2015 3:13 PM0 comments

Clark Construction, the mega-developer who participated in the public-private partnership deal to build the City of Falls Church’s Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School a decade ago, has come forward with a bold new, unsolicited proposal for the construction of a new George Mason High School and develop the 39 acres the City received from its deal to sell its water system.

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Chet DeLong 90th Birthday Fêted

March 18, 2015 11:34 PM0 comments

The Falls Church Library Board planned a small surprise birthday celebration for Chet DeLong at its monthly meeting Thursday night. It marked his 90th birthday. DeLong is the husband of Carol DeLong, who was Mayor of the City for four two-year terms in the 1980s. He is a retired chemist and has […]

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Clinton Wins Connolly’s Straw Poll Vote

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Hillary Clinton took the lion’s share of the vote in a straw poll conducted Tuesday at Rep. Gerry Connolly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day event. More than 1,100 elected officials, candidates, and party faithful from Northern Virginia and Richmond gathered in the Kena Temple ballroom for Connolly’s 21st annual St. Patrick’s […]

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Beyer Applauds School Anti-Restraint Bill

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer applauded Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia General Assembly for outlawing the use of seclusion and restraint to discipline public school students. “Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia legislature are right: These dangerous techniques have no place in our schools,” said Rep. Beyer. “I worked to […]

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Meeks Voted New Planning Commission Chair

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Longtime Falls Church Planning Commission member Rob Meeks was elected by his colleagues the new chair of the commission this last Monday night, and Russ Wodiska was elected vice-chair. Meeks had previously served for years on the City’s Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee. He replaces Ruth Rodgers as the Planning […]

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