‘Residential Studio Units’ Now Being Mulled in Fairfax County

March 5, 2014 9:07 PM3 comments

Northern Virginia is not immune from the well-documented growing gap between the rich and poor in the nation, and as the ranks of homeless continue to grow in the region – while Fairfax County’s lofty goal of dedicating a penny on the tax rate to affordable housing having long since gone by the wayside – an entirely new approach to low income housing has begun to catch hold.

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State LGBT Democrats Oppose Richmond Mayor Nomination as Party Chair

March 3, 2014 8:45 PM0 comments

The chair of the LGBT Democrats of Virginia, an official caucus of the Democratic Party of Virginia, issued a statement Monday that the caucus’ board is unanimous in its opposition to the nomination of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones as the state party’s new chair. Maggie Sacra said the position was […]

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Falls Church Schools Closed Again Tuesday, Snow Emergency Lifted

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Falls Church City Public Schools will be closed again Tuesday, March 4, and City Government will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday due to snow and ice accumulation in the City. Both F.C. Schools and City Government services were closed on Monday after the latest winter snow storm and frigid temperatures hit the Washington, D.C. area early Monday morning. In addition, the snow emergency declaration limiting parking along designated routes in the City has been lifted effective 10 p.m. Monday.

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Falls Church Police Training Exercise Cancelled

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A training exercise by the City of Falls Church Police Department scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 at an unoccupied house on Timber Lane near Jackson Street has been cancelled. No reschedule date has yet been set.

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Falls Church Schools, Government Closed Monday, Snow Emergency Declared Effective 6 a.m.

March 2, 2014 8:18 PM0 comments

In advance of the major storm expected to hit the Washington, D.C. area, City of Falls Church Public Schools and daycare will be closed to all students and staff Monday, March 3. F.C. City Government offices will also be closed.

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Beyer Wins First Straw Poll Of 11 Dems Seeking to Replace Moran

March 1, 2014 11:11 PM0 comments

Falls Church businessman and former Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Donald S. Beyer Jr. now among 11 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination this spring to replace retiring Rep. James P. Moran, was the winner of a straw poll Saturday night at a Democratic Party event in Mt. Vernon, gathering 105 of 416 total votes cast for the 11 candidates.

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New Pet Info Law Passes Senate In Richmond, Awaits Governor’s Signature

February 27, 2014 5:05 PM0 comments

Pet stores must inform customers about the source of their dogs, under a bill unanimously passed in the Virginia Senate today. SB 228, also known as Bailey’s Law, now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. Laura Donahue, Virginia state director for The Humane Society of the United States […]

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Ebbin Wins Backing of National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

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State Sen. Adam Ebbin, for more than a decade the only openly gay member of the Virginia State Legislature now seeking the Democratic nomination to fill the shoes of retiring Rep. Jim Moran, has received the endorsement and support of the Washington, D.C.-based National Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, it was announced today.

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F.C. School Board Digging In, Won’t Cut Budget to Meet Council Wishes

February 26, 2014 7:52 PM9 comments

The Falls Church School Board went round and round in a work session Tuesday night on five scenarios devised by Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones for budgets she could work with marginally below her recommended 10.6 percent increase over last year.

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Last Minute Hesitation Delays Assisted Living Project Again

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Some last-minute doubts raised late Monday afternoon about the “payment in lieu of taxes” agreement offered by developers of the Kensington Assisted Living project caused yet another delay Monday night.

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