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F.C. Council Gives Preliminary OK To Shields’ Proposed $1.345 Tax Rate

March 23, 2015 11:43 PM8 comments

By a narrow 4-3 vote Monday night, the Falls Church City Council gave a preliminary “first reading” OK to City Manager Wyatt Shields’ proposed four cent tax rate increase from the current $1.305 to $1.345.

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Marshall Academy Hosts Annual Criminal Justice Public Safety Career Fair

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Marshall Academy, located at 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, is hosting its annual Criminal Justice Public Safety Career Fair on Thursday, March 26, from 8 – 11:30 a.m. The event, in which participants can get an overview of available careers in the field of law enforcement, is free and open […]

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Former Mt. Daniel Elementary School Clinic Aide O’Connell Dies

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Timothy James O’Connell, a Falls Church City resident since 1999, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at his home. Timothy was born on February 4, 1940, in New York City, to Valentine and Lora Haynes O’Connell. His father was an engineer, and his mother a high school Latin teacher. […]

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Beadazzled Hosting Glass Artist Show Featuring Lisa St. Martin

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Beadazzled is hosting a glass artist show on Sunday, March 28 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in their Falls Church location. The show is free and will include a demonstration by artist Lisa St. Martin. Beadazzled is located in the Spectrum Building at 444 W. Broad Street. For more information […]

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McAuliffe: “I’m Optimistic Lawmakers Will OK Medicaid Expansion Next Year”

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe told a group of health care professionals and advocates gathered in Arlington to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act that after this state election cycle, he’s “reasonably optimistic” that the state legislature will back his push to enroll the state in the Medicaid expansion component of the act.

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Falls Church Chefs Get Kitchens, Menus Ready for Spring Season

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Travis Weiss, executive chef at Mad Fox Brewery, said that he works the opposite way of a lot of other chefs when creating new dishes for the Falls Church restaurant. Whereas many chefs conceive a dish in their heads, then go fetch the ingredients needed for that dish, Weiss lets […]

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Lifelong Virginian Carroll Thatcher Dies at 84

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Carroll Franklin Thatcher, 84, a lifelong Virginian and military veteran who lived in Orange, Va., died on Tuesday, March 10. He was born in Arlington on October 15, 1930 and raised in Northern Virginia. Carroll honorably served in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps in the early 1950’s, earning the National […]

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Mason Row Neighborhood Traffic and Parking Impacts Forum Set for March 30

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Spectrum Development will present its estimation of the impact that its proposed Mason Row development will have on neighborhood traffic and parking at a community meeting on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street, according to a press release sent […]

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Around the World With Falls Church Restaurant Week

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World cuisine is well represented in this years’ Falls Church Restaurant Week lineup with participants serving up cuisine from eight different countries. Give your mouth a world tour all week long, right here in The Little City.

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New ‘Mason Row’ Application Put Off Until April 13 by Developer

March 20, 2015 3:36 PM1 comment

The Spectrum Group, developers of the so-called “Mason Row” project on 4.3 acres adjacent the intersection of W. Broad and N. West Streets, informed the News-Press Friday afternoon that the date of their submission of new plans for the site has been set back from this coming Monday until April 13.

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