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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 17, 2014 8:26 AM1 comment

Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States is an issue for local jurisdictions across the nation – north, south, east, and west. That fact was very clear at the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) annual conference earlier this week. Rarely does an issue get debated by the […]

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F.C. Council OKs Fall Referendum to Fund Mt. Daniel School Expansion

July 16, 2014 7:34 PM0 comments

By a pair of unanimous votes on successive nights this week, the Falls Church City Council and the Falls Church School Board stepped boldly into the campaign to win voter approval in a November referendum to fund construction of a major expansion and renovation of one of the City’s four schools, the Mt. Daniel Elementary.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: D.C. BRGR Bash

7:32 PM0 comments

Burgers and booze. Booze and burgers. Two wonderful creations.

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The Tea Bagger’s Tell Hispanics to ‘Go Home’

7:30 PM4 comments

President Barack Obama has urged Congress to provide $3.7 billion dollars to deal with immigration, calling it “an urgent humanitarian crisis.” This money might actually be available because we aren’t spending all of it on Republican pet projects, such as building schools and roads in Fallujah. One would think the […]

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Pancake House Donating Proceeds to F.C. Homeless Shelter

7:14 PM0 comments

The Original Pancake House is donating proceeds to benefit the Falls Church Emergency Homeless Shelter on Thursday, July 24, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The shelter is operated by Friends of the Falls Church Homeless Shelter, who donate time and resources to better the lives of single adults who […]

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Stifel & Capra Celebrates 7th Birthday This Weekend

7:13 PM0 comments

Stifel & Capra is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a birthday bash this weekend, from Friday, July 18, through Sunday, July 20. Cake will be offered along with birthday specials and markdowns throughout the store. This is the only weekend of the year that some of the original art such […]

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Foust Outraises Comstock in Congressional Race

7:12 PM0 comments

The 10th District U.S. congressional district campaign of Democratic Fairfax Supervisor John Foust’s campaign announced Tuesday that it outraised his GOP challenger Barbara Comstock during the most recent reporting period. From April through June, Foust’s campaign raised a total $705,148.83, bringing the total cash on hand to $1,125,718.40. Foust ended […]

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Dems Set Caucus to Pick Treasurer Nominee

7:10 PM0 comments

The Falls Church City Democratic Committee announced this week it will hold a caucus to select a candidate to be the party’s nominee for the office of Falls Church City treasurer in a special election set for this November 4. The committee authorized the holding of an unassembled caucus at […]

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Editorial: Discretionary Vs. Non-Discretionary

7:02 PM0 comments

The last few weeks have seen some very refreshing, blunt talk about the differences between discretionary and essential spending on the Falls Church City Council. The extension of that discourse to broader issues, such as the support of public education, can also be highly instructive in the general conversation about […]

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Acosta Sworn in as F.C. Treasurer

6:37 PM0 comments

Jody Powers Acosta was sworn in as Treasurer for the City of Falls Church in a heavily-attended ceremony at the F.C. City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

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