Davis: Attack Ads Soil Senate Candidates’ Integrity

October 22, 2014 7:38 PM0 comments

A recent spate of personal attack ads in the campaign for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, especially a recent one where GOP contender Ed Gillespie assails the character of incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, are predictable in the closing days of a campaign, but by exaggeration serve only to soil […]

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Shields to Attend Mandates Reform Meeting Thursday

October 23, 2014 12:34 PM0 comments

Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields is slated to attend his first meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Mandates Reform tonight since being appointed by Gov. McAuliffe. The meeting will be held in Midlothian, Virginia. It will address mandates passed by the legislature that often burden localities with the […]

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Paying for Mt. Daniel Expansion: It May Not Be All from Debt Financing

October 22, 2014 7:33 PM3 comments

Although City of Falls Church voters will be asked to approve a school bond referendum on the ballot Nov. 4 that authorizes the use of $15.6 million for the expansion of the Mt. Daniel Elementary School, in fact, if it passes, City taxpayers may be responsible for considerably less than that amount.

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Urban Land Institute Brings Its Fresh Ideas to City’s New Land

7:32 PM1 comment

Top City of Falls Church leaders and citizens got a heady dose of what this year’s transfer of those 40 acres into the City limits from the sale of its water system could mean from a panel of the region’s top experts in the field last week.

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Comstock, Foust in Close Race for 10th Congressional District Seat

5:28 PM1 comment

The 10th and 11th Congressional Districts of Virginia races are starkly different. One is a contentious race between two candidates vying for a seat being vacated by seventeen-term Republican congressman Frank Wolf. The other seems like a runaway victory for incumbent congressman Gerry Connolly (D), currently serving his third term. […]

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F.C.’s BB&T Bank Robbed Tuesday Morning

October 21, 2014 11:06 AM8 comments

The City of Falls Church Police Department are looking for a man suspected of robbing the BB&T Bank at 191 W. Broad St., Falls Church, at about 9:48 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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Jones Makes Case for Mt. Daniel Bond Referendum

10:26 AM0 comments

Though she is unable by policy to make a formal endorsement for the passage of the upcoming November bond referendum in the City of Falls Church, Dr. Toni Jones, Falls Church’s School Superintendent, made a strong case for the needs that passage of the referendum would provide for the Mt. Daniel Elementary School in a presentation before the F.C. Planning Commission Monday night.

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Manassas Park Man Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Falls Church

October 20, 2014 11:45 AM0 comments

A 67 year-old man from Manassas Park was charged with failure to render aid after police said he hit and killed a pedestrian in Falls Church last Thursday. The incident occurred at 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 16 while Irma Taracena, 61, was crossing Leesburg Pike near Row Street. Taracena, who […]

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Mason Row Revisions Due by Oct. 27

October 15, 2014 8:36 PM1 comment

The latest round of deliberations with the Falls Church City Council will lead to some new revisions to the plan to develop “Mason Row” at the intersection of N. West and W. Broad Streets, and the new plans are expected to be presented to the Council by Oct. 27, Falls […]

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F.C. Education Foundation: Yes on Referendum

8:36 PM4 comments

The Falls Church Education Foundation is the latest group in Falls Church to go on record in support of the passage of the Nov. 4 school bond referendum on the City’s ballot. Other groups formally backing the measure’s passage include the City’s three Parent Teacher Association groups, and the Falls […]

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