St. Patrick’s Day Snow Stalls F.C.; Snow Emergency in Effect

March 17, 2014 9:11 AM0 comments

Due to heavy snowfall last night into this St. Patrick’s Day Monday morning, several City of Falls Church offices and services are closed or on a delayed start.

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Falls Church Man Struck & Killed in Merrifield

March 13, 2014 10:00 AM0 comments

A Falls Church man who was attempting to cross the street was struck a killed Wednesday morning in Merrifield.

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City Manager Proposes $80.9M Budget With 4.5¢ Tax Rate Hike

March 12, 2014 8:53 PM11 comments

The recommended budget presented by Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields to the City Council Monday night calls for an increase in the real estate tax rate from $1.305 to $1.35 per $100 of assessed valuation to balance an $80,986,664 Fiscal Year 2015 sum of expenditures.

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After 7 Years, U.S. Supreme Court Issues Final Word: The F.C. Belongs to Diocese

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced this Monday 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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Transportation Town Hall Saturday at Noon

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“Mobility for all Modes: Transportation Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan” is the title of a town hall meeting Saturday, March 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Teen Center in the F.C. Community Center. City staff will seek input on the City’s transportation needs over the next three […]

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Hope Files, Sickles Drops Out of 8th District Race

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Virginia State Del. Patrick Hope (Arlington) announced the formal filing for his campaign was achieved Monday for the Democratic Primary nomination for the 8th U.S. Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Moran. But another of the announced candidates has dropped out. State Del. Mark Sickles (Franconia) issued a […]

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Howard Dean Returns to F.C. to Endorse Beyer

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Former presidential candidate Howard Dean will return to Northern Virginia next month to announce he is endorsing Falls Church businessman and former Virginia Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer in his bid for Virginia’s 8th District seat in Congress. Former Vermont Gov. Dean was one of the most progressive of the Democratic […]

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Delegate Mark Sickles Exits Race to Replace Congressman Jim Moran

6:43 PM0 comments

State Del. Mark Sickles of the southern Fairfax County-based 43rd District and House Democratic Caucus announced today that he will no longer be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Moran this year. “I want to pass on my very warm […]

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Sgt. Steve Rau Named F.C. Parade Grand Marshal

10:57 AM1 comment

Sergeant Steve Rau has been named Grand Marshal of the 2014 City of Falls Church Memorial Day Parade. Rau has been a member of the Falls Church Police Department for nearly 20 years, 15 of which he spent working as the School Resource Officer for the Falls Church City Public […]

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New F.C. City School Named for Jessie Thackrey

10:53 AM1 comment

The Falls Church School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to name the City’s newest school Jessie Thackrey Preschool in honor of the beloved civic leader who passed away last fall at age 100. The school, which is undergoing major renovation on Cherry Street, is scheduled to open this fall.

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