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Critter Corner: Meet Mason

January 12, 2017 2:44 PM0 comments

MASON (the little guy), is seen here posing with a pink nightmare, also known as his dad, Will Rawls, by the tree during the holiday. No word on what Mason thinks of his pop’s “Christmas Story”-themed onesie.

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Letters to the Editor: Yes, Both the New Deal & Stimulus Helped the Poor

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Letters to the Editor: January 12 – 18, 2017   Yes, Both the New Deal & Stimulus Helped the Poor Editor, One Falls Church News-Press reader, Mr. Michael Johnson of Falls Church, recently asked in a letter if I am “sincere about helping the poor?” Mr. Johnson went on to suggest […]

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F.C. Schools Earn Full-System IB Certification

January 11, 2017 7:48 PM0 comments

The Falls Church City Public School System became the first in Virginia to be certified as an all-grade, K-12, International Baccalaureate system last week, according to the schools’ IB coordinator Jeanne Seabridge. Being one of the first systems in the U.S. to adopt an IB diploma program for grades 11 […]

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McAuliffe Wants Easier Voting in Virginia

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Currently, to vote absentee in Virginia, you must cite a specific excuse, such as attending college or having a disability. But if Gov. Terry McAuliffe has his way, the state would expand the list of excuses to include people caring for children or for an ill or disabled individual and […]

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F.C.’s First-Ever Civil Rights March on MLK Day Monday

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On the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday Monday, the first-ever march for civil rights in the 70-year history of the City of Falls Church will commence from the Tinner Hill Historic Monument, where 100 years ago the first rural branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People began in once-segregated Falls Church, to its City Hall.

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Editorial: Don’t Let Taxes Get Too High

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Unfortunately, it can be considered a rule of thumb that the more the tax rate in Falls Church becomes at variance with the rates of surrounding jurisdictions, the more likely it will become at some point that the City will come under pressure to relinquish its sovereignty as an independent […]

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F.C., Fairfax Police Chiefs Make Case for Shooting Range Renovation

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Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin  and her City of Fairfax counterpart Carl Pardini made a compelling case before the F.C. City Council Monday night for the renovation of the shooting range on Pickett Road in Fairfax City that F.C.’s department utilizes. The City has committed to a one-third share […]

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Crime Report: 2 Arrested After Accident on W. Broad

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A 35-year-old woman and 28-year-old man, both of Falls Church, were arrested after a car accident in the City lasy Friday. According to the latest City of Falls Church crime report, police responded to an accident on W. Broad St. and after an investigation, arrested the woman for DUI and refusal to […]

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Buschow Honored by City Council Monday

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Barry Buschow, foreground with Falls Church City Council behind him, until recently a veritable lifelong resident of Falls Church, was presented with two City Council proclamations of appreciation Monday night, one for his service on the Economic Development Authority from 2013-2016 and the other for his service as the City’s […]

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Letters to the Editor: Council Should First Look at What F.C. Can Afford

January 5, 2017 3:31 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: January 5 – 11, 2017   Council Should First Look at What F.C. Can Afford Editor, Your admittedly unscientific poll says that city leaders are out of touch with city taxpayers, the latter of whom, at a rate of 52 percent so far, say the tax rate […]

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