Letters to the Editor: Forum Gives Candidates Chance to Get Message Out

June 18, 2015 11:21 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: June 18 – 24, 2015   Forum Gives Candidates Chance to Get Message Out Editor, The first event of the Falls Church election season will be Tuesday, July 21 at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Community Issues Forum. All 14 candidates (five for three City Council seats […]

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Letters to the Editor: Thank You for Opportunity to Serve

June 11, 2015 9:29 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: June 11 – 17, 2015   Baroukh: Thank You for Opportunity to Serve Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of the City of Falls Church for allowing me to serve on the City Council for the last seven years. A few […]

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Letters to the Editor: LEED Certification is More than ‘Just a Plaque’

June 4, 2015 11:15 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: June 4 – 10, 2015   LEED Certification is More than ‘Just a Plaque’ Editor, I was amazed by the comment of Dr. Toni Jones in the News-Press article last week regarding the new Mount Daniel Elementary School not being LEED certified because educating children was more […]

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Letters to the Editor: Commercialized School Environments Aren’t ‘Risky’

May 28, 2015 1:25 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 28 – June 3, 2015   Commercialized School Environments Aren’t ‘Risky’ Editor, I laughed at Lou Mauro’s concern (Falls Church News-Press Guest Commentary, May 21 – 27, 2015) “No Need for New City of F.C. High School Redux”) about schools in “urban commercialized environment.” Has […]

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Letters to the Editor: Take Caution When Parking In F.C. on Memorial Day

May 21, 2015 11:18 AM1 comment

  Letters to the Editor: March 21 – 27,  2015   Take Caution When Parking In F.C. on Memorial Day Editor, I am writing for two reasons in anticipation of the imminent Falls Church Memorial Day celebration on Monday Reason 1: To provide an advance notice intended to remind visitors […]

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Letters to the Editor: Pleased With Planners’ Development Discussion

May 14, 2015 9:07 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 14 – 20, 2015   Pleased With Planners’ Development Discussion Editor, I have to express deep appreciation for the Planning Commission and its lengthy discussion of the Spectrum Development project on Monday night. Numerous important issues and concerns were raised. I was especially pleased to hear […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. Schools Shouldn’t Use Food as Teaching Tool

May 7, 2015 11:40 AM2 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 7 – 13, 2-15   F.C. Schools Shouldn’t Use Food as Teaching Tool Editor, A recent email from Falls Church City Public Schools to parents proudly announced that fourth graders were learning about probability and graphing with M&M’s. I don’t share the school’s enthusiasm for […]

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Letters to the Editor: Buses on I-66 Shoulders: Transit’s New Champion?

April 30, 2015 11:42 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: April 30 – May 6, 2015   Buses on I-66 Shoulders: Transit’s New Champion? Editor, Allowing buses to use the shoulder on crowded I-66 is smart. It is low cost, requires little or no additional construction, is unobtrusive and can be implemented quickly. According to a […]

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks for the Memories, Broad Street Burger King

April 23, 2015 9:18 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: April 23 – 29, 2015   Thanks for the Memories, Broad Street Burger King Editor, Recently I read with mixed emotions that the Burger King at 700 West Broad Street will soon be razed for new development. This establishment is where I got my first job, […]

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Letters to the Editor: Clark Proposal Is Not A ‘Free’ High School

April 16, 2015 11:49 AM2 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 16 – 22, 2015   Clark Proposal Is Not A ‘Free’ High School Editor, Nicholas Benton seems surprised at the small citizen turnout for City budget meetings. I think many residents have simply given up on this Council and this newspaper because they consistently seem in […]

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