Marshall’s Pearson Announced as New Region 2 Principal

June 24, 2014 10:55 AM0 comments

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen K. Garza has announced the new executive principals and executive principals for school improvement assigned to the five new regions in the county as part of an overall organizational realignment, and George C. Marshall High School Principal Jay Pearson has been announced as executive principal […]

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Metro Announces July 26 Silver Line Opening Date

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The opening date for the Silver Line has been set for Saturday, July 26, Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles announced yesterday. Starting that Saturday, service to and from five new Northern Virginia stations – McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill, and Wiehle-Reston East – will begin. Silver Line trains will […]

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F.C. Council OKs Infill Redevelopment Plan for ‘Heart of the City’

June 23, 2014 9:27 PM0 comments

Falls Church City Council Monday night unanimously approved a redevelopment plan for downtown Falls Church, referred to as the “Heart of the City,” that seeks to preserve City stalwarts like The State Theatre and Brown’s Hardware while capitalizing on development opportunities around existing buildings. The Draft Downtown Falls Church Small […]

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F.C. City Treasurer Cathy Kaye to Resign

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Falls Church City Treasurer Cathy Kaye has announced that she will resign effective July 18, citing health reasons. “I just can’t tell you how wonderful this City has been to me,” Kaye  said while making her announcement at the Falls Church City Council meeting tonight. Kaye has served as the […]

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2941′s Dysart Named Pastry Chef of the Year at 2014 Rammys

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Falls Church was rolling deep at the 2014 Rammy Awards, the biggest event of the year for the Washington metropolitan area’s food and dining industry, held Sunday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C.

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Don Beyer’s Next 5 Months

June 20, 2014 2:39 PM2 comments

In an exclusive post-primary interview with the News-Press this week, Falls Church businessman Donald S. Beyer Jr., the victorious Democratic nominee to replace the retiring Rep. Jim Moran in the 8th District, said that Northern Virginia is going to play an even more important role, politically, in the destiny of the nation in the coming years than it has up to this point.

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Woman Found Stabbed to Death in F.C. Area Home

June 19, 2014 10:29 AM0 comments

A woman was found dead yesterday in a Falls Church area home. According to Fairfax County Police, Glenda Aviles, 28, died of stab wounds; she was found in a home located in the 6900 block of Westmoreland Road, Falls Church, where she rented a room. Police have obtained an arrest warrant […]

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New ‘Infill’ Vs. ‘Tear-Down’ Approach to Downtown Redevelopment Hailed

June 18, 2014 7:14 PM1 comment

Expressing enthusiasm for the new “infill” versus “tear-down” approach that the City of Falls Church’s new Planning Director Jim Snyder has brought to his planning work here the last couple years, the Falls Church Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs-up to the latest of Snyder’s conceptual so-called “small area redevelopment plans” Monday night.

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Coe Branch Stream Restoration Project Begins This Week

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Construction for the Coe Branch Stream Restoration project seeking to improve drainage to nearby residences and Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park is expected to begin this week, the City of Falls Church announced Monday. The City expects the project to take up to six months to complete during which time […]

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Dual GMU Graduation for F.C. Mom & Daughter

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By David Thompson For one Falls Church family, commencement day at George Mason University was a doubly special occasion. On Saturday, May 17, Maria Obeid and her daughter Christina both graduated from GMU with a doctor of nursing practice degree and a bachelor of science in nursing degree, respectively. “I […]

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