When is a Tax Not a Tax? F.C. Budget Options Sounding Airy

March 20, 2013 7:32 PM4 comments

The action taken by the Falls Church City Council at its work session this Monday night was veritably unprecedented. To cast a formal vote on a matter of City business normally never happens outside of a regularly-scheduled and advertised Council business meeting. But there was a palpable sense of urgency […]

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F.C. Council Passes Emergency Measure to Advance Harris Teeter Plan

March 18, 2013 8:45 PM1 comment

By an unanimous 6-0 vote tonight, the Falls Church City Council rushed a motion through as the opening item at its work session to establish that final action on the approval of a project for a new Harris Teeter be set for May 18. The vote was highly unusual, being […]

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1st Annual ‘Falls Church Restaurant Week’ Touts 31 Local Participants

March 14, 2013 11:00 PM1 comment

Specials Offered at Area Eateries Start For a Week Monday The first ever Falls Church Restaurant Week kicks off Monday and an impressive number of 31 local establishments are taking part. Diners from this area, but also from all over the region, will have the opportunity to sample the best […]

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Superintendent Proposes 8.5% F.C. School Budget Hike to $41,389,240

January 22, 2013 8:20 PM0 comments

Falls Church School Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones presented an enrollment-growth-driven recommended budget to the School Board tonight that called for a net increase of $3,231,000, an 8.5 percent increase to $41,389,240. With resources expected to decline from other sources, her budget’s dependency on a transfer of funds from the F.C. City Council accounts for 83 percent of the total for $34,405,800, or a 14.8 percent increase.

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Falls Church Schools, City Council Boost Security, Push for Gun Control

January 14, 2013 11:40 PM0 comments

The Falls Church Public Schools and City Council worked in part separately and in part in tandem tonight to begin implementation of major new security and gun control advocacy efforts, coming one month after the mass killings of children in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Former Mason Student Shoots Photo Essay to Celebrate Anthony’s

November 27, 2012 12:05 PM1 comment

George Mason High School graduate and working photographer Nabeela Vega has turned her lens to Anthony’s Restaurant to document the Falls Church institution.

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The ‘Lincoln’ Movie, Part 2

November 20, 2012 5:28 PM0 comments

The profoundly impressive “Lincoln” movie, now in theaters, will long endure as a major contributor to the national and global project in the perfection of democracy. It stands out from countless outstanding cinematic achievements for exactly this particular reason.

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Sen. Mark Warner Rules Out Run For Governor in 2013

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U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement today, ruling out a run for governor of Virginia in 2013:

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Blockbuster Water-for-Land Swap Agreed to by Fairfax, Falls Church

3:39 PM1 comment

At 3:45 p.m. EST Tuesday, the City of Falls Church, Fairfax County and Fairfax County Water Authority simultaneously issued a joint press release announcing that a blockbuster deal had been reached for a massive water-for-land swap.

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F.C. Registrar of Voters Says Nov. 6 Election Was Smooth Despite High Turnout in City

1:16 PM0 comments

Plenty of candidate supporters and champions of ballot initiatives had something to celebrate on Election Day, but for General Registrar David B. Bjerke’s staff, the cause for celebration was the sheer number of City of Falls Church residents who cast their votes that day.

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