F.C. City Schools On a 2-Hour Delay

January 27, 2015 8:46 AM0 comments

Falls Church City Public Schools are operating on a two-hour delay today after a winter snow storm hit the Washington, D.C. area late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. In addition, the Thomas Jefferson chorus concert scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.

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F.C. Council Signs Onto Solar Power Plan

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Monday night the Falls Church City Council voted unanimously to sign onto a regional solar power initiative, Solarize NoVa, of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and its not-for-profit partner, the Local Energy Alliance Program, to promote voluntary installation of energy efficient and renewable technologies.

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Longtime O’Connell HS Teacher Sister Maureen Christopher Dies

January 23, 2015 1:21 PM0 comments

Sister Maureen Christopher, who taught at Bishop O’Connell High School for 30 years, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Camilla Hall in Immaculata, Pa. She was known as “Sister Mo” to O’Connell students and colleagues and taught, among other subjects, AP Government and Principles of Economics. Christopher, a long-time chairperson of […]

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FBI Seeks Information on ‘Forever Loyal Bandit’ Who Robbed 3 F.C. Banks

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The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Fairfax County Police are searching for an unknown serial bank robber called the “Forever Loyal Bandit,” who they believe is responsible for three bank robberies and an attempted bank robbery in the Falls Church section of Fairfax County over the summer.

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Va. Department of Transportation Holding I-66 Information Sessions Next Week

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The Virginia Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, will hold information meetings about plans to transform 25 miles of I-66, between Route 15 in Haymarket and I-495 in Fairfax County, an into a mixed-use corridor that will provides congestion relief and new travel choices. The meetings are intended […]

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Fairfax Schools Employee Charged with Sexual Battery Suspended Without Pay

January 22, 2015 2:14 PM0 comments

A tech support worker who worked for Fairfax County Public School at Bailey’s Elementary School in Falls Church since 2011 was arrested and charged with sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child last Tuesday.

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F.C. Seniors Learn of New Tax Relief Standards

January 21, 2015 7:16 PM0 comments

At a forum attended by about 30 City of Falls CHurch residents at the Community Center Tuesday, F.C. Treasurer Jody Acosta and Commissioner of the Revenue Tom Clinton outlined new more generous parameters of senior tax relief that were approved by the Falls Church City Council last spring and went […]

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State Senate Blocks Immigrant Denier Bill, 20-19

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With the gain of one critical Republican vote and another critical Republican abstention, a bill by Sen. Dick Black (R-Loudoun) to deny in-state tuition to students deemed lawful through the federal “deferred action for childhood arrivals” (DACA) program was defeated 20-19 in Richmond Tuesday. DACA allowed undocumented students who meet […]

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F.C. Council Mulls Sorely-Needed Quick Fixes for Rt. 7 and 29 Hub

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By utilizing a tiny fraction of the $20 million the City of Falls Church received as the cash component of the sale of its water system to Fairfax County last year, a significant sprucing up of the area around the intersection of Routes 7 (Broad St.) and 29 (Washington Street) may be coming in the next months, if the City Council follows the guidance of City Manager Wyatt Shields.

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Saslaw Still Passionate, Pushing Hard for Anti-Campus Rape Bill

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State Sen. Dick Saslaw, the veteran Senate Democratic leader in Richmond, brought the same fiery rhetoric against campus rape, and what he called the “cover up” policy at the University of Virginia, back to Falls Church Saturday after similar remarks in the wake of the first release of the Rolling Stone magazine article on the subject to the Falls Church City Council last month.

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