F.C. Council Votes 3 to West End Advisory Evaluation Team

October 13, 2015 9:15 PM0 comments

Three members of the City staff — the City Manager, Planning Director and Economic Development Director — were voted unanimously by the Falls Church City Council tonight onto a “Advisory Evaluation Team” that will be tasked with “conducting an initial review of the responses to the July 30 Request for Conceptual Proposals for a new or renovated high school, expansion of the existing Henderson Middle School and commercial development” of the 34 acres annexed into the City last year known as the Upper West End property.

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Falls Church’s Blossom Spa Robbed by 2 Men with Knives

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Two men with knives robbed The Blossom Spa at 6051 Arlington Boulevard on Saturday, Oct. 10 shortly after 8 p.m., according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

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2 Men Rob Falls Church Gas Station

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Fairfax County Police are searching for information on two men who robbed an Exxon gas station in Falls Church on Monday, Oct. 12, shortly before 10 a.m., the police said in a press release.

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Improperly Disposed Ashes Cause Fire in Falls Church Home

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A fire in a single-family home in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County on Sunday, Oct. 11 caused approximately $80,000 worth of damage, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reported this morning. Firefighters responded to reports of a house fire on October 11 at 11:40 p.m. at 7118 Terry […]

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F.C. Council, School Board Candidates Face SRO Crowd at Legion Hall

October 8, 2015 10:21 PM0 comments

It was a standing room-only crowd that packed into the American Legion Hall on N. Oak Thursday night to hear 13 candidates seeking election on Nov. 3 to positions on the Falls Church City Council and School Board. Few left over the more than two hours of questions and answers.

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Pro-Gun Advocates Show in Force At McLean Citizens Meeting

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence issued a press release Thursday citing a mobilization by members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, or VCDL, which it describes as a radical pro-gun group based out of Midlothian, Virginia, to rally numerous pro-gun activists to travel to McLean Wednesday night to attend […]

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4th Phase of S. West Street Reconstruction Underway

October 7, 2015 7:12 PM0 comments

The fourth phase of the South West Street roadbed reconstruction project is set to begin today, Oct. 8 and is expected to last one to two weeks. During the latest phase, South West Street will be closed from Parker Street to Ellison Street and a detour for through traffic will […]

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VDOT Says Final Vote on I-66 Tolls Dec. 8

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Virginia Department of Transportation officials conducting a briefing and question period before a standing room only crowd at Falls Church’s Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Tuesday night said that a final vote on the adoption of plans that include adding tolls to Interstate 66 at peak morning and late afternoon […]

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Former GMHS Drama Teacher Frank Marino Dies

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Frank Marino, the popular drama teacher at Falls Church’s George Mason High School from the mid-1990s until his arrest, and then conviction, on six counts of “taking indecent liberties with a minor,” died of cancer last weekend at his home in Richmond. Marino was arrested in February 2004 and convicted […]

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F.C. Council, School Board Hopefuls Square Off Thursday at Legion Hall

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A second public forum in just a week for the five candidates running for the City Council will be held tonight, Oct. 8, at the American Legion Hall at 400 N. Oak St. at 7 p.m., and a third will be next Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the monthly luncheon of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.

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