New ‘Mason Row’ Plans Come to F.C. Council Sept. 8

August 12, 2015 6:02 PM4 comments

The revised application delivered to Falls Church City Hall the end of July by the Spectrum Development LLC group for its 4.3 acre Mason Row project at the intersection of N. West St. and W. Broad has been under review by the City’s Planning Department, City Manager Wyatt Shields reported […]

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F.C. Police, Fire to Train at Closed Burger King

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With the Burger King at 700 W. Broad closed down and awaiting demolition later this month, the Falls Church Economic Development Office has reported that the City’s police and fire departments have been authorized to use the building for training purposes. A new Kensington Senior Living building with retail on […]

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F.C. Schools Top Region in Annual SOL Report Card, New Year Looms

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While the relatively privileged circumstances that many of the students in the Falls Church School System enjoy is credited with their collective top rate performance again this year in the annual Virginia Standards of Learning report, if you talk to the school system leadership, a lot of it is also due to extraordinary teaching efforts.

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Pet Valu Holding Grand Opening Saturday

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Pet Valu is hosting a grand opening for its new Falls Church location in the Graham Park Plaza, 7249 Arlington Boulevard on Saturday, August 15. The event will feature an SPCA of Northern Virginia Cat Adoption Fair featuring kittens and some adult cats available for adoption from noon – 3 […]

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Get Ready, Falls Church, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Plans Friday Opening

August 13, 2015 8:00 AM0 comments

A new era of indulgence descends upon Falls Church when Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opens its doors in Idylwood Plaza this weekend. The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant plans to debut at 8 a.m. Friday and hold a soft opening through Sunday with a grand opening – and a three-day string of limited free food – […]

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Salaries Set for Falls Church Manager, Attorney & Clerk

August 11, 2015 7:13 AM14 comments

The Falls Church City Council voted unanimously the salary levels for the three City officials who answer directly to the Council, the City Manager (Wyatt Shields), City Attorney (Carol McCoskrie) and Clerk (Celeste Heath). The salaries OK’d are $173,843 per annum for Shields with a deferred compensation benefit of $8,000 […]

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F.C. Council Authorizes $6.55 Million Bond Issuance

August 10, 2015 10:40 PM3 comments

The Falls Church City Council voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the sale of $6.55 million in bonds to cover a wide array of capital improvement and other expenses, with the exception of two items, it had approved earlier this year.

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J.E.B. Stuart Alums Julianne Moore, Bruce Cohen Join Name Change Fight

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Oscar Award-winning actress Julianne Moore and Oscar Award-winning producer Bruce Cohen, both of whom are alumni of J.E.B. Stuart High School, started a petition on Sunday, Aug. 2, calling for the Fairfax County School Board to rename J.E.B. Stuart High School after Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice.

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South West Street to Reopen Friday Evening

August 7, 2015 3:03 PM0 comments

The South West Street detour in the City of Falls Church will be lifted Friday evening and the road will be once again be open to traffic. The road closure, part of a roadbed reconstruction project to repair the City’s stormwater infrastructure scheduled to start in September, began on Wednesday […]

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FOOD NEWS: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Hopes to Open in F.C. Next Week

August 5, 2015 7:42 PM0 comments

  Astro Doughnuts Hopes to Open in F.C. Next Week A rep for Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken confirmed to the News-Press of the restaurant’s hopes to open its second location in Falls Church’s Idylwood Plaza sometime next week. Astro’s original Washington, D.C. restaurant on G Street serves doughnuts like […]

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