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

10:34 AM0 comments

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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State Sen. Saslaw Says Major Push on Medicaid Expansion Coming

3:45 PM2 comments

Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw told a town hall meeting in the Sleepy Hollow section of greater Falls Church today that Gov. Terry McAuliffe will kick off a major political offensive next week to overcome Republican resistance to Virginia’s buying into the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid coverage in the state.

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Suspect Charged with Murder in Seven Corners Area Stabbing

February 21, 2014 11:57 AM0 comments

Marlon Oswaldo Gudiel Polanco, 32, of John Marshall Drive in Falls Church, has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Alvaro Zepeda yesterday morning in the Seven Corners area of Fairfax County. Polanco was held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. According to a Fairfax County Police […]

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F.C. Man Killed in Seven Corners Area Stabbing

February 20, 2014 4:32 PM0 comments

Fairfax County Police are investigating an early morning homicide in the Falls Church area. Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the Seven Corners area, on the 2900 block of John Marshall Drive, this morning around 6:18 a.m. for a reported stabbing. They found 44-year-old  Alvaro Zepeda dead inside the apartment, and an […]

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Beyer Kicks Off Bid to Replace Moran In F.C., Total of 11 Candidates So Far

February 19, 2014 7:17 PM2 comments

The field having swollen to 11, and still counting, seeking the Democratic nod to replace veteran U.S. Rep. James P. Moran in Northern Virginia’s 8th Congressional District that includes the City of Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria and parts of Fairfax County, Falls Church’s Donald S. Beyer Jr. kicked off his campaign at his Falls Church car dealership on W. Broad Monday.

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F.C. Council to Give Preliminary OK to New Assisted Living Plan

7:15 PM2 comments

It’s taken since last June when the application for a special exception was filed at City Hall, but the plans for an architecturally attractive assisted living facility with ground floor retail on the site of the current W. Broad St. Burger King has finally been cleared by the Falls Church City Council for a preliminary approval at next Monday’s Council business meeting.

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