In Case of Snow, 45-Mile W&OD Trail Will Be Cleared

December 23, 2014 5:45 PM6 comments

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority will clear the Washington & Old Dominion Trail of snow this winter, says Chris Pauley, the director of park operations. The trail, owned and operated by the park authority, runs through Falls Church and is widely used by bikers, runners, walkers, skaters, and dog […]

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Dems Hopeful of Reclaiming 34th Assembly District Seat

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With the election last month of sitting State Delegate Barbara Comstock to fill the 10th District U.S. Congressional seat vacated by the retirement of Frank Wolf, Comstock’s 34th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates is now up for grabs in a special election that will be held Tuesday, January 6. That is, in less than two weeks.

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Latest Gardner Trial Postponed To Jan. 15, Wife Affirms Support

December 19, 2014 2:35 PM1 comment

In a pre-trial hearing at the Arlington Circuit Court yesterday, the next hearing date for the trial of Falls Church resident Michael Gardner on charges of sexual abuse of a minor was postponed until Jan. 15, and a motion by the prosecution to introduce evidence based on a secretly-taped phone […]

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The Lasso in the News-Press: School Safety & Monitoring Student Laptops

December 17, 2014 8:18 PM0 comments

The Falls Church News-Press has partnered with George Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper, The Lasso, to bring its readers some of the top articles appearing in the student-run digital paper. This regular feature will appear monthly in the News-Press during the school year. The Lasso can be found online at […]

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‘Mason Row’ Plan Adds More Land

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Scheduled to host another town hall meeting last night, Peter Batten the lead developer of the Spectrum Group’s “Mason Row” large scale mixed use proposal for the area adjacent the intersection of W. Broad and N. West Streets told the News-Press in advance of the meeting that latest changes to […]

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Michael Gardner in Court Thursday

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Falls Church resident and former local Democratic Committee chair Michael Gardner is slated to appear in court in Arlington Thursday where a number of motions will be considered related to his October arrest on new charges of alleged child molestation involving a relative in 2009. Gardner had been convicted of molesting […]

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Santa Mobile’s Nightly Tours in F.C.

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Each year during the holiday season, the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the Greater Falls Church area between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Santa Mobile began on Monday, December 15 and will run through Tuesday, December 23.

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Federal Government Downsizing Sends D.C. Region Tailspinning, Fuller Reports

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Confirming in spades the dreary economic outlook for the region presented by Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields to a budget visioning work session earlier this month, Dr. Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, painted a grim picture for the D.C. Metro area including Northern Virginia for the next five years going forward in a two-hour talk to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors in Merrifield Tuesday.

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On Borders of Falls Church, 3 Projects Under Construction

December 18, 2014 9:54 AM4 comments

In addition to Rushmark and The Reserve at Tinner Hill construction projects underway inside Falls Church City, there are three developments currently under construction just outside the City on its borders.

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F.C. Homeless Shelter Faces Uncertain Future

9:42 AM1 comment

Falls Church’s homeless center may be homeless itself in the not-too-distant future.

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