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4 F.C. Police Members Head to World Police & Fire Games

June 24, 2015 6:06 PM1 comment

Four members of the City of Falls Church Police Department will be competing in the World Police and Fire Games kicking off this Friday in Fairfax County. Master Police Officer Jennifer “Missy” Elliot will compete individually and as part of a duo in women’s golf next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, […]

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Gallows Rd. Bridge Over Rt. 50 Set for Rehab

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Del. Kaye Kory announced that the Virginia Department of Transportation held an informational open house for the public to learn more about plans to reconstruct the Gallows Road (Route 650) bridge over Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) yesterday at the Luther Jackson Middle School. The bridge is a 128-foot-long, two simple-span, […]

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Rep. Beyer Submits Gun Legislation

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U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, whose 8th District of Virginia includes the City of Falls Church, introduced the Keeping Guns from Criminals Act yesterday to close a loophole in federal law that allows straw purchasers and gun traffickers to funnel firearms to felons, juveniles, and other restricted purchasers with little to […]

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Commercial Development By Metro Can Be Super-Dense, Planner Says

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A veteran leading member of the Falls Church Planning Commission, included in an effort by consultants to the City of Falls Church and School Board to elicit comments on how to best develop near 40 acres annexed to the City said Monday that if commercial development of 10 acres of the land was on the area nearest the West Falls Church Metro station, she would have no opposition to whatever height or density variances might be sought.

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Expelled from Historic Church, Anglicans Buy a New Home

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The Falls Church Anglican, the large congregation of defectors from the Episcopal Church denomination who occupied but was eventually forced by the courts to vacate the historic Falls Church site on S. Washington St., has bought a new five-acre location at 6565 Arlington Blvd. within a mile of its former site in Fairfax County.

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: The Humane Cosmetics Act

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We can judge a society by how it treats its most vulnerable. I am a believer, spurred by the writings of the moral philosopher Peter Singer, that we can and should extend these values to all species. Last year on the campaign trail, I heard from many of you that […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Preston Caruthers seldom puts his name on the many marks he has made on Arlington over seven decades—an exception being chiseled letters on the Caruthers building at Marymount University. At 88 the builder, multi-hatted civic leader and philanthropist still arrives daily at the Ballston office of Caruthers Properties LLC, though […]

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Editorial: ‘Highest & Best Use’

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It perhaps was not intended to be that way, but the small group “stakeholder” meeting the News-Press crashed Monday (see article, Page 1 this edition) turned out to set an important tone for the coming crucially-important discussions on how to develop the some 40 acres the City of Falls Church […]

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Falls Church Little League Wraps Up Spring Season

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The Falls Church Kiwanis Little League wrapped up its Spring season earlier this month, crowning champions and runners-up in multiple divisions and announcing its All-Star teams. The Dodgers defeated the Orioles 4-3 to win the Major Division Championship. In the championship game Jake Pigeon pitched five shutout innings, went 2-2 […]

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Mason Boys Soccer Ranked No. 2 in the Nation

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by Liz Lizama In its final rankings of the spring season released this week, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ranked George Mason High School’s boys varsity soccer team number 1 in Region 1 and number 2 in the nation. The committee considers a number of factors to determine […]

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