Fairfax Supervisors Approve Funding for Columbia Pike Streetcar Design

October 8, 2014 6:45 PM0 comments

On Tuesday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved funding for design work on the Columbia Pike Streetcar project, providing $4.2 million toward program management and engineering design contract costs over the next 12 and 18 months. The streetcar, a joint project between Arlington and Fairfax counties, would operate for […]

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City Seeks Volunteers for October Events, Projects

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The City of Falls Church is looking for volunteers to help out with a selection of activities and events this October. Those interested in a fall community clean up on Oct 18 from 10 a.m. – noon. should contact Allison Lohrenz at 703-248-5456 or at alohrenz@fallschurchva.gov; volunteers for a habitat […]

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F.C. Library Board Looks at Mary Riley Styles Expansion Options

October 9, 2014 8:41 AM7 comments

Mary Riley Styles Public Library consultants from McMillian Pazdan Smith Architecture, LLC and Esoarc Studio presented a spec budget and plans to renovate and build an addition onto the City of Falls Church library to its board of trustees Monday night.

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‘Virginia is For All Lovers’ Becomes New Mantra as Same-Sex Ties Begin

October 8, 2014 5:17 PM0 comments

In recent years, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Democrats of Virginia, an official caucus of the state party, has unofficially adopted the slogan altering the famous “Virginia is for Lovers” with the modification, “Virginia is for ALL Lovers.”

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Town Hall Meeting on Water Fund Proceeds Set for Saturday at City Hall

October 7, 2014 5:09 PM14 comments

The City of Falls Church is holding a Town Hall meeting this Saturday seeking input from the community on how best to use proceeds from the sale of its water utility to Fairfax County earlier this year. At the meeting, taking place 10 a.m. – noon in Council Chambers at […]

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DMV 2 Go Coming to City Hall Parking Lot Friday

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ mobile customer service center, DMV 2 Go, is returning to the City of Falls Church. The full-service DMV on wheels will be at City Hall this Friday, October 10, from  9 a.m. until 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary at the mobile office which […]

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F.C. Planners Give 7-0 Thumbs Up to Senior Living Site Plan

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By a unanimous vote  Monday night, the Falls Church Planning Commission have approval to the site plan for the Kensington Senior Living project approved by the City Council this summer for the current site of the Burger King on W. Broad Street. The step clears the way for construction to begin […]

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20 Chime in at F.C. Planning Commission Hearing on Mason Row

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Twenty Falls Church citizens, including neighbors to the site who carried petitions signed by over 100, spoke out at a public hearing before the F.C. Planning Commission at City Hall Monday night. The consensus among the attendees was that the four-acre consolidated Mason Row proposal for rental apartments, condominiums, a […]

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Moran Praises Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage

October 6, 2014 12:34 PM0 comments

Congressman Jim Moran,  who represents Virginia’s 8th Congressional District which includes Falls Church and a founding member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today released the following statement on the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to review lower court rulings that struck down marriage discrimination laws in five states, including Virginia: […]

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F.C. Schools Earn 2014 National Blue Ribbon Honors

October 3, 2014 1:57 PM0 comments

Two Falls Church schools, Haycock Elementary School and St. James Catholic School, were named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced on Tuesday. The Blue Ribbon Scholars Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior or that […]

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