8-Year Old Girl Assaulted By 14-Year Old Boy at Cherry Hill Park Friday

August 30, 2014 2:14 PM8 comments

A 14-year old boy was arrested after physically and sexually assaulting an 8-year old girl at Cherry Hill Park Friday night, police reported today. Officers responded to the Falls Church park at 9:30 p.m., Friday, August 29, where the victim told police she was physically and sexually assaulted by the 14-year […]

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N. Oak St. Closed Shortly Today for Mt. Daniel ‘Teacher Day’

August 29, 2014 11:15 AM0 comments

North Oak Street, leading up to Mt. Daniel Elementary, will be closed today from 1-1:30 p.m. due to “Meet the Teacher Day” at the Falls Church school. Traffic barriers and school staff will be at the intersection of N. West and N. Oak and Walnut and N. Oak. The closure […]

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Best of Falls Church 2014: The Winners!

August 28, 2014 10:10 AM6 comments

For the fifth consecutive year, the News-Press asked readers to cast their votes for their favorite places to eat, drink, shop, relax and more in and around The Little City. After eight long weeks and a record number of ballots, the votes have all been tallied.

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F.C.’s Idrobo Appointed to State Body

August 27, 2014 8:05 PM0 comments

Julio Idrobo of Falls Church, chair of the City’s Housing Commission, has been appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to a position on the Virginia Latino Advisory Board for a four-year term through June 30, 2018, it has been announced by Jennifer Sayegh of the governor’s board appointments team. “Gov. McAuliffe […]

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Mayor Says F.C. ‘Up to the Challenge’ For Growth Needed to Support Schools

7:45 PM3 comments

While exploring opportunities for economic development, Falls Church Mayor David Tarter told the News-Press this week he believes the City is “up to the challenge” of promoting economic growth to meet an array of interrelated pressures, including the growing needs of its school system.

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Road Closures At TJ Elementary Noted

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With the new school year beginning, Falls Church City officials are advising citizens of the revised road closures during arrival and dismissal times at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Falls Church. These changes are implemented to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment for the students. General vehicular traffic will be closed […]

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F.C. Businesses Dive in to Ice Bucket Challenge Movement

7:37 PM0 comments

All around the nation celebrities, politicians and common folk have been dumping buckets of ice water on their heads – or getting friends to do the deed – and donating money to organizations that work on behalf of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease.

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Man Exposes Himself to Girl on Parker Avenue

August 26, 2014 11:36 PM0 comments

A man in a minivan exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl who was walking in the City of Falls Church Monday morning, police reported in a press release Tuesday night. The incident occurred on Parker Avenue near Irving Street.

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New F.C. School Year Kicks Off With SRO Convocation at GMHS

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The auditorium at George Mason High School was filled to overflowing this morning for the annual “Back to School” convocation where Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones, Vice Mayor David Snyder, School Board vice chair Justin Castillo and Education Association’s Amanda Blanchard made brief remarks and longevity service awards were presented to teachers and other employees of the system.

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7 Corners Task Force to Consider Revision to Avoid F.C. Altogether

August 25, 2014 1:06 PM0 comments

The chair of the Seven Corners Revitalization Task Force and Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross told the News-Press that the task force, at its meeting tomorrow night, may be asked to reconsider and revise plans for a “ring road” around the heavily-congested Rt. 7/Rt. 50 intersection to avoid crossing over into the City of Falls Church, altogether.

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