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F.C. School Board Adopts Budget With Aim of Competitive Teacher Salaries

March 3, 2015 10:58 PM1 comment

By a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Falls Church School Board Tuesday night formally adopted its Fiscal Year 2016 budget that calls for a 5.3 percent increase in its request for a transfer from the City, nearly identical to the numbers they mulled a week ago.

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Our Man in Arlington

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Arlington became a little less hip last Saturday at 11:20 p.m. It happened on the top floor of Ballston Common, when 40 improv players dressed in blue and black paraded out like in a Fellini movie to applaud spectators after the final performance at the Comedy Spot. The edgy club […]

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Israeli Republican Benjamin Netanyahu Should Go Home

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  I am a fervent supporter of Israel, yet I bitterly oppose Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in front of Congress. This disgraceful talk is the result of political collusion between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Netanyahu to humiliate President Obama, sabotage nuclear talks with Iran, and help the Israeli leader […]

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Crime Report: Storage Locker Thefts & Smoking Arrests

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In this week’s City of Falls Church Crime Report, there was a string of small larcenies including two thefts from storage lockers on E. Fairfax St., another instance of theft at Anime Pavilion and a residential burglary on N. Cherry St. Also, a 15-year old was arrested for possession of marijuana and […]

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Corpus Cristi School Holds Open House

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The Corpus Cristi School, located at 3301 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, is holding an open house next Friday, March 13, from 9 – 11 a.m. for parents of students entering kindergarten – second grade. For more information, visit or call 703-820-7450.

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F.C. Resident Starts Yahoo! Group for Local Parents

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Falls Church resident Erin Gill started a Yahoo! group for parents who live in the City called Falls Church City Parents over the summer. Gill said that there are about 40 members of the group, but that more are welcome and encouraged to join. According to an e-mail Gill sent […]

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Local Author Releases Book About Near-Death Experience

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Falls Church resident Karen Henson Jones released Heart of Miracles: My Journey Back to Life After a Near-Death Experience last Thursday, Feb. 26. The book, about Jones’ recovery from a sudden cardiac event at age 30 that took her to brink of death, was released with with Hay House, Inc. According to […]

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In Mega-Work Session, Library Move Idea Fares Less Than Stunning

March 2, 2015 11:38 PM3 comments

The Spectrum LLC developers of the 4.3-acre proposed Mason Row mixed use project at the corner of N. West and W. Broad Streets saw their latest attempt to serve the interests of the City by providing 25,000 square feet of new office space to sell the City a new public library fall short of cause for great delight.

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F.C.’s King Wins Award for Cancer Fundraising Efforts

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Falls Church resident Francesca King won one of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Citizenship Awards for her team’s fundraising efforts for the cancer organization during its Student of the Year campaign. She was honored at an award ceremony last Saturday at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. Speakers at the awards […]

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Arlington Animal Welfare League Launches Reading Program

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The Animal Welfare League of Arlington announced the launch of its new Paws and Read program at it’s animal shelter at 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington, last Thursday. Starting today schoolchildren in kindergarten – 5th grade can come to the shelter to read with one of the shelter’s cats during […]

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