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Tarter, Shields Meet McAuliffe in Richmond

February 18, 2015 7:13 PM0 comments

Mayor David Tarter, City Manager Wyatt Shields, and Economic Development Director Rick Goff met with Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Executive Mansion in Richmond last week. They were invited to participate in discussions focused on economic development along with representatives from other Northern Virginia cities and counties Topics discussed with […]

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F.C. School Board Issues Community Survey

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Beginning this week, the Falls Church School Board is circulating through various means a survey in which it hopes citizens of the City will take time to participate. The survey’s key questions go to classroom sizes, the importance of the construction of a new high school, and what citizens value […]

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W. Broad St. ‘Area Plan’ Unveiled Saturday

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The City’s Planning Commission and staff will host a public meeting this Saturday, Feb. 21, to present the draft West Broad Street Planning Opportunity Area “Small Area Plan” to the community and to request feedback about the plan. The meeting will take place at Columbia Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall, 103 […]

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F.C. School Board Closes in on 5% Boost in Revenue Request

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At its work session Tuesday night, the Falls Church School Board appeared to narrow its options for its budget request of transfer from the City to near a five percent increase, setting up what could be another major clash with the City Council, which has the final say on the budget numbers and has called for a zero growth school board budget in order to avoid having to impose a real estate tax rate increase.

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Revised Neighborhood Traffic Plan Goes for City Council Vote

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An updated and revised “Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program” will come for approval before the Falls Church City Council this Monday.

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Arc of NoVa Hosting Networking Mixer Feb. 24

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The Arc of Northern Virginia is hosting a networking mixer for the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, February 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Arc represents and serves more than 16,000 people with intellectual and development disabilities and their families providing vital programs, services, and advocacy. Members […]

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Doodlehopper Offers Free Crafts on Wednesdays Through March

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Doodlehopper 4 Kids is offering free crafts for kids from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on “Wacky Wednesdays” through March. Crafts include rhinestone bracelets, Tape A Doddle, Leprechaun bookmarks, paper bag puppets, and BFF jewelry. Doodlehopper is located at 234 W. Broad Street. For more information, visit

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F.C. Chamber Luncheon Rescheduled for Thursday

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The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s networking luncheon originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 17 was rescheduled for Thursday, February 19. Falls Church City Treasurer Jody Acosta and Commissioner of the Revenue Tom Clinton will present on local business taxes and the services their offices offer. Additionally, tax professionals in attendance […]

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The Lasso in the News-Press: Middle Years Program & Flipped Classrooms

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The Falls Church News-Press has partnered with George Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper, The Lasso, to bring its readers some of the top articles appearing in the student-run digital paper. This regular feature will appear monthly in the News-Press during the school year. The Lasso can be found online at […]

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Editorial: Teacher, Don’t Leave Our Kids Alone

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Although we’ve never presumed that the weekly poll question in the News-Press resembles anything like a scientific measurement of anything, with the only constraint being that only one vote can be recorded per computer, we hope the questions are thought-provoking and worthy of stimulating conversation. This week’s question goes to […]

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