Petition: Remove Confederate Names from Fairfax Schools

July 15, 2015 7:45 PM35 comments

In step with a growing national movement to remove symbols of the country’s pro-slavery Confederacy, a movement has begun in Fairfax County to rename three of the county’s schools – two named after leaders of the Confederacy and another named for a Fairfax superintendent who was opposed to the immediate integration of public schools.

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Mad Fox Brew Pub Celebrates 5 Years in Falls Church

July 12, 2015 9:38 PM3 comments

  Falls Church Mayor David Tarter topped a list of elected City officials and other A-list personalities from the City to mark the fifth anniversary of Mad Fox Brewing Company at its West Broad Street location on Saturday. Owner Bill Madden received a proclamation from Mayor Tarter and called for a […]

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Citizens Air View at Town Hall On School Property Development

9:35 PM14 comments

A modest gathering of Falls Church citizens attended another public town hall meeting Saturday to discuss what to include, or exclude, in a “request for proposal” that the City Council will authorize this coming week.

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Presidential Candidate Sanders Stirs Rousing Response at N. Arlington Event

July 10, 2015 2:14 PM1 comment

Joined by U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rousing remarks turned a standing-room-only policy forum in N. Arlington last night into a raucous political rally.

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Students Urge J.E.B. Stuart H.S. Name Change

July 8, 2015 7:32 PM32 comments

An online petition signed by 338 people as of Wednesday morning is urging Mason District School Board member Sandy Evans to spearhead a name change for the J.E.B. Stuart High School in the Sleepy Hollow section of greater Falls Church. J.E.B. Stuart was a prominent Confederate general during the Civil […]

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McLean Citizens Group Opposing Mt. Daniel Expansion

7:31 PM34 comments

After literally years of preparations, including the passing of a City-wide referendum last November, the Falls Church School Board’s efforts to achieve a renovation and expansion of the Mt. Daniel Elementary School located just outside the City limits in Fairfax County may be derailed if the Fairfax County Planning Commission […]

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Metro Proposal Limits Orange, Silver Line Trips

7:30 PM0 comments

Metro officials have drafted a “rail service optimization” plan that was presented to its Riders’ Advisory Council last week proposing a more reliable spacing of stops along the system’s lines to make them overall more efficient and to reduce the number of cars during peak hours in some areas, and […]

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DMV on Wheels Returns to Falls Church Friday

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Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles mobile customer service center, DMV 2 Go, returns to the City of Falls Church at City Hall, 300 Park Avenue,  this Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. With no appointments necessary, the full-service office provides all DMV transactions for Virginia residents including applying for […]

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Town Hall Meeting Saturday Precedes City Issuing ‘RFP’ for Annexed Land

7:24 PM18 comments

A 20-page “request for proposal” document that is scheduled for a final fine tuning and release to prospective developers of the City of Falls Church’s newly-annexed near 40 acre site that currently houses its high and middle schools will be the subject of a town hall meeting this Saturday, July 11, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Council chambers of the Falls Church City Hall, 300 Park Avenue.

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Here’s New Things Virginians Can & Can’t Do As of July 1

7:19 PM1 comment

You may not have noticed it yet, dear reader, but on July 1 of this year your life probably changed, at least a little, as new laws went into effect across Virginia. Not all of us may notice the change right away, but for others, the changes are more impactful.

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