Longtime N. Va. Dem Activist George Burke Dies

November 1, 2015 8:44 AM0 comments

George Burke, communications director to U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly of Northern Virginia, died Friday night, according to a release from the Fairfax Country Democrats. Burke was a longtime Northern Virginia Democrat, having served in several Fairfax County Committee leadership positions since the early 1980s. He was chair of the 11th […]

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F.C. City, Schools Announce 2 Proposals Received for Upper West Property Development

October 30, 2015 3:33 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church and Falls Church City School Board has received two responses to its Request for Proposals for the replacement of the existing George Mason High School; expansion of the existing Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School; and redevelopment and commercialization of a portion of the school campus.

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Clinton Corrects Account of His Letter in FCNP

October 29, 2015 11:52 AM0 comments

Falls Church Revenue Commissioner Tom Clinton contacted this News-Press today with the following statement correcting a reference to him in today’s edition of the News-Press. Out of an abundance of concern for the seriousness of this issue, we post his statement here:  “I did not ask for relative leniency nor […]

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I-66 Outside Beltway Plan is Approved

October 28, 2015 9:44 PM0 comments

The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved Tuesday the recommended design concept, known as the “Preferred Alternative,” for the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project, as well as a phased implementation approach. The preferred alternative is a combination of various alternatives that were evaluated over the past year to improve 25 miles of […]

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Gross Bids for 6th Re-Election Tuesday

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Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross has run an aggressive campaign this fall in pursuit of a sixth four year term. The Democrat is being challenged by independent Mollie Loeffler who has the endorsement of former Republican congressman and Mason District Supervisor Tom Davis and the Fairfax GOP. “I love my […]

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Shields Wins Leadership Award

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The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments honored Wyatt Shields with its 2015 Institute for Regional Excellence Visionary Leadership Award on October 23. Shields, who serves as City Manager of the City of Falls Church, was praised for his accomplishments in the city as well as his commitment to regional partnership […]

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Controversy Roils as F.C. Council School Board Election is Tuesday

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With the City of Falls Church election next Tuesday, the 13 candidates (five for three seats on the City Council and eight for three seats on the School Board) are expected to continue campaigning fervently in what has become to long-time observers, by far the most contentious race in the City’s history.

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Legal Opinion: SPEAC Chair Was Wrong Quashing Motion

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The in-house legal counsel of the Falls Church School Board issued an opinion this week that found the action chair of the Schools’ Special Education Advisory Committee last week – to deny a motion and second in the meeting – was “improper.”

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School Board Candidates & Falls Church’s Future

October 29, 2015 11:11 AM0 comments

To all the candidates who have bravely stepped forward to run for the seats on the Falls Church City Council and School Board that are being contested in the Nov. 3 election, the News-Press offered an opportunity to respond to a series of questions centered on visions for the future […]

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Ghosts, Jack-O-Lanterns Adorn Store Windows in Falls Church

October 30, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

Ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and Frankenstein have been inhabiting Falls Church recently. Fortunately, they aren’t real. Instead, they are decorating the windows of local businesses after local residents, organizations and sports teams adorned the city over the past month as part of the 8th Annual Halloween Store Window Painting project. Nostalgia […]

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