Arlington, Fairfax Dems Holding Caucus to Select 48th District Nominee

July 2, 2014 5:57 PM0 comments

Arlington and Fairfax Democrats are holding caucuses and a debate this weekend to select a nominee for an August 19 special election in the 48th District to replace recently-resigned Virginia State Del. Bob Brink. Virginia code requires political party nominees to be identified by July 7, so the Arlington County […]

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Thousands of Miles & Dollars: F.C. City Cyclist Bikes for Charity

July 7, 2014 2:50 PM0 comments

For nearly 30 years, avid bicyclist and longtime Falls Church resident Carol Sly has been undertaking an annual 160-mile journey across Massachusetts for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge.

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F.C. City Clerk Buschow Retires; Heath Named Replacement

July 1, 2014 12:39 PM0 comments

City Clerk Kathleen Clarken Buschow, MMC, retired today after serving with the City and City Council since January 2000, more than 14 years. She was named Clerk of the Year in 2008 by the Virginia Municipal Clerks Association and served as VMCA president for 2010-11. Buschow, a City resident, plans […]

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Katherine Sternoff Beyer Dies at Age 62

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Katherine Sternoff Beyer, 62, died of breast cancer Sunday, June 29, surrounded by loving family members. Kathy was born in Trieste, Italy, with an intellectual disability. She was a member of the inaugural class of The Kennedy Institute of Catholic Charities, and presented the original bouquet of roses to its […]

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Fairfax Co. School Board OKs Full-Day Mondays for Elementary Schools

June 30, 2014 2:17 PM0 comments

The Fairfax County School Board approved a master calendar change last Thursday that will provide a uniform length elementary school day and eliminate the shortened Monday schedule beginning in September 2014. This change will increase instructional time for students and will allow for 20 minutes of daily recess. In addition, […]

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F.C. Public Works Hears Neighborhood Sewer Woes

June 27, 2014 4:45 PM2 comments

Sewage spewing out of a toilet and basements flooding with inches of water were some of the complaints City of Falls Church residents brought to the attention of the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) during an open forum Thursday at American Legion Post 130, a meeting held as an opportunity for residents to discuss problems they’ve been having with the sanitary sewer system.

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Former Air Force Col. from F.C. Found Shot at Arlington Cemetery

June 25, 2014 10:56 AM0 comments

The man found shot at Arlington National Cemetery last Friday has been identified as a retired Air Force colonel from Falls Church.  ArlNow reports that retired U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Terrill, 92, was found dead at the cemetery last Friday, having suffered what responders believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to […]

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F.C. Homeless Shelter OK’d for Earlier Nov. 15 Start Date

June 24, 2014 7:56 PM0 comments

The Falls Church Homeless Shelter may now open this year on Nov. 15, a full two weeks before the usual Dec. 1 start date of the City’s only winter hypothermia shelter, when last year there were concerns that the site of the shelter may not even remain within the City.

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Saslaw Joins Group of Virginia Legislators Supporting Redskins Name

4:24 PM1 comment

A group of Virginia state legislators have come out in support of Washington, D.C.’s professional football team, forming a “Redskins Pride Caucus,” the lawmakers announced Monday.

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Meeting Kicks Off Planning in West Broad Street Area

11:58 AM5 comments

Parking concerns and pedestrian safety were some of the issues raised by attendees of a City of Falls Church community meeting last Saturday morning discussing the early stages of a redevelopment plan for the West Broad Street area between Little Falls Street and the Washington and Old Dominion trail overpass.

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