Hit-and-Run Leaves 1 Dead in Seven Corners Area

November 3, 2014 2:59 PM0 comments

Fairfax County Police are still investigating a hit-and-run that left one dead in the Seven Corners area of Falls Church on Friday night. According to the initial police investigation, Eliseo Hernandez Diaz, 36, of Falls Church was struck by a 2007 Volkswagen sedan while riding a 2013 Tao Tao moped traveling eastbound […]

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Alleged MS-13 Gang Member Charged in Culmore Murder

October 30, 2014 4:55 PM0 comments

An alleged member of the street gang MS-13 was charged earlier this month for the September murder of a Falls Church-area man, according to the Fairfax County police department. 24-year-old Jose Antonio Gavidia, of no fixed address, was arrested on Oct. 8 for the murder of 27-year-old Filiberto Felipe Paz Ramirez, who […]

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Refugee Blanket Drive Begins Nov. 1

October 29, 2014 9:50 PM0 comments

For three weeks beginning Nov. 1, the City of Falls Church will participate in a refugee blanket collection drive to deliver blankets to refugees from Syria and ISIS controlled areas of Iraq who’ve sought refuge in Turkey. According to a proclamation signed by Mayor David Tarter, it is “with the […]

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Tennis Courts Temporarily Torn Up

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The tennis courts behind the Falls Church Community Center are being torn up in order to place a stormwater retention cistern beneath them, it was reported Monday. Once the cistern is in place, the tennis courts will be brought back into service.

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Mason Row Plans Undergoing New Revisions

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The controversial large scale mixed use project at the corner of N. West and W. Broad Streets is undergoing yet another major revision in response to public concerns expressed to date, F.C. City Manager Wyatt Shields told the City Council Monday night. The new plan will be unveiled in mid-November […]

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Mt. Daniel Bond Referendum & Treasurer Race on F.C. Ballot

October 30, 2014 12:46 PM9 comments

Tuesday’s ballot in the City of Falls Church runs the gamut from nationally important U.S. Senate and U.S. Congressional races to hyper-local matters such as the $15.6 million Mt. Daniel Elementary School bond referendum and the special election to fill the unexpired term of the City’s treasurer.

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Duncan Says ‘Yes’ on School Bond Measure Won’t Impact Tax Rate

October 29, 2014 9:46 PM14 comments

Although there is a $15.6 million price tag on the school bond referendum City of Falls Church voters are being asked to approve on next Tuesday’s ballot, should the measure pass, the result may represent almost no burden on taxpayers to expand and renovate the City’s Mt. Daniel Elementary School.

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F.C. League of Women Voters Hosts Forum on Campaign $

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by Patricia Leslie The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC changed electoral politics in this country by permitting corporations and individuals to fund political campaigns with little, if any, oversight. Sean Barnett of the Northern Virginia affiliate of Move to Amend, a national organization devoted to […]

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Major Traffic Delays Expected at Broad and Washington for Next Three Weeks

October 28, 2014 12:59 PM1 comment

The City of Falls Church has advised drivers of maintenance work being done to upgrade the traffic signal wiring at the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Street from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the next three weeks. A city contractor will be trenching across three legs of the intersection […]

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BB&T Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

October 27, 2014 12:40 PM0 comments

A man was arrested last Thursday in connection with at least three bank robberies, including the robbery of the BB&T Bank on West Broad Street last Tuesday. Cary James, a 44-year-old Florida resident, was arrested in Montgomery County after allegedly robbing a Wells Fargo in Rockville, Md. According to a […]

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