Officials Assure Sale of Harris Teeter To Kroger Won’t Change F.C. Plans

July 9, 2013 2:25 PM4 comments

The news announced today of the Cincinnati-based Kroger grocery chain to acquire all Harris Teeter operations came with assurances from Kroger and Harris Teeter officials that nothing will change in Harris Teeter’s plans for development of new stores in the Washington, D.C. area, including one now approved for construction downtown […]

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Council to Extend Deadline a Year for ‘Substandard’ Policy

June 12, 2013 6:05 PM0 comments

While giving unanimous preliminary approval to an ordinance designed to ensure that the City of Falls Church’s 220 contiguous “substandard” residential lots “be considered combined” for purposes of zoning rulings, the F.C. City Council Monday night extended for over a year the date when such a policy would become legally […]

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Falls Church Icon Walter Mess Dies

May 27, 2013 11:25 AM2 comments

Walter Mess, founder of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, died Sunday night. Conflicting birth certificates listed him at age 100 and 98. His passing was first made public at today’s Memorial Day service in Falls Church. Mess was a pioneering operative of the OSS during World War II.

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Sexual Assault in F.C. on March 13; 1st Reported to Press Today

March 26, 2013 12:46 PM2 comments

A sexual assault on East Broad Street was reported to City of Falls Church Police last Thursday but the information wasn’t released to the press until it was spotted by the News-Press in the weekly crime report released today.

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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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