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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Mason Boosters Seek Sponsor to Name Stadium

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The lights are on at George Mason High School’s athletic fields, but the loans taken to light the school’s baseball and softball fields must be repaid. Through sponsorships, including in large part offering the naming rights to the school’s stadium, the Mason Athletic Boosters hope to raise the funds to […]

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F.C. School Board Zeroing In on Budget With 9% Increase

February 25, 2014 10:53 PM34 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 to present to the City Manager on March 4, settling in on one calling for about a nine percent increase over last year, but still almost twice the increase that some on the City Council have said they would support.

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Last-Minute Hesitation Delays Assisted Living Project Yet Again

February 24, 2014 11:02 PM11 comments

Some last-minute doubts raised late this afternoon about the “payment in lieu of taxes” agreement offered by developers of the Kensington Assisted Living project proposed for the current Burger King site at 700 W. Broad in Falls Church caused yet another delay in the F.C. City Council’s ability to send the plans out for more public scrutiny and consideration by relevant City boards and commissions Monday night.

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Man Stabbed Saturday at Eden Center

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A man was stabbed Saturday night at the Eden Center, and the City of Falls Church Police Department is seeking information from the public related to the malicious wounding. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, police responded to 6795 Wilson Boulevard #19, for a report of an assault. According […]

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F.C. Police Seek Information on Residential Burglary

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The City of Falls Church Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, in the 200 block of East Columbia Street. According to a City news release, police believe suspects entered the home through a partially locked door and stole cash from […]

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State Del. Mark Sickles, Now Seeking Election to Congress, Comes Out as Gay

February 22, 2014 3:48 PM2 comments

Veteran State Del. Mark Sickles, who represents areas of Alexandria and southern Fairfax County in the Virginia state legislature and who has thrown his hat in the ring as among 10 other candidates seeking to fill the U.S.Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Moran, came out publicly as being […]

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