F.C. Council Approves Preliminary OK for Senior Housing at Burger King

March 10, 2014 10:17 PM1 comment

By a 6-1 margin, the Falls Church City Council tonight passed on “first reading” two ordinances to approve the 88-unit, five story Kensington senior living facility at 700 W. Broad, the current site of a drive-through Burger King.

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Shields Proposes F.C. Budget With 4.5 Cent Tax Increase

6:57 PM4 comments

The recommended budget presented by Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields to the City Council tonight calls for an increase in the real estate tax rate from $1.305 to $1.35 per $100 of assessed valuation.

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Defectors’ Appeal Vs. Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

9:12 AM4 comments

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning its denial of an appeal from the congregants who defected from the Falls Church Episcopal Church in 2006, letting stand Fairfax Circuit Court’s ruling that the property of the historic church remains in the possession of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

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Come Rain, Shine, Snow Or Sleet, F.C.’s Brown’s Hardware Delivers

March 7, 2014 9:01 AM3 comments

The snow was pounding down with force and verve on Monday morning, and a calm silence swept through The Little City. The roads were almost empty and the sidewalks were untrodden; it had become a winter wonderland. However, it was business as usual at the corner of W. Broad and N. Washington streets, home to Brown’s Hardware.

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VPIS Awards Highlight Outstanding Buildings, Landscapes in F.C.

12:28 PM0 comments

A select few homes, buildings, and gardens in the City bear plaques, badges of honor bestowed by the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society. It’s not uncommon for area properties to have signs boasting their long history. Falls Church has its fair share of such historic residences. But the […]

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F.C. Home Prices Booming & Assessments Not Far Behind

March 6, 2014 11:28 AM8 comments

Records of sales of residential properties during the 4th quarter of 2013 in the City of Falls Church’s 22046 zip code showed a whopping 18 percent increase over the same period from the previous year – a leap from an average of $587,000 to $695,000. It represents a huge jump compared to surrounding areas, where sale prices were either flat or slightly up.

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Richmond Votes to Phase Out Fox Penning

March 5, 2014 9:15 PM0 comments

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation restricting inhumane fox pens. It will now go to the Senate for approval of the House amendments. The Humane Society of the United States’ Virginia State Director Laura Donahue issued the following statement in response: “We applaud the House of Delegates for […]

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Timber Lane Police Training Exercise Friday

9:14 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church Police Department will be conducting a training exercise on Friday, March 7, at an unoccupied house on Timber Lane. The exercise will start at about 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon. There will be no emergency at that time and location. The police will […]

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Poll: Virginians Favor Medicaid Expansion

9:13 PM1 comment

New public policy polling in five Virginia House of Delegates districts shows broad support for proposals to close the coverage gap for 400,000 Virginians through Medicaid expansion, it was reported Tuesday. The polling found double-digit margins of support for closing the coverage gap and majority support for the measure in […]

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Shields Readies FY15 Budget Plan for Council With Schools’ Request Monday

9:09 PM6 comments

In a late development Wednesday night, the Falls Church School Board’s final vote on its budget request to the City was bumped up from an increase of 9.0 percent over last year, to 9.8 percent, or $37,075,530.

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