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Falls Church Snow Emergency Ends Friday Morning

January 28, 2016 4:20 PM0 comments

The snow emergency that limited parking along designated streets in the City of Falls Church is coming to an end at 10 a.m. Friday.  The snow emergency went into effect last Friday.

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TJ Band and Chorus Perform to Packed Gym

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After months of practice, the chorus and band programs at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School recently performed to a packed house. The chorus sang a selection including an arrangement of rounds by their teacher Ms. Harbison, as well as “The Cat Came Back” and “Ease on Down the Road.” The band featured different […]

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Guest Commentary: The Long-Term Effects of Partisan Redistricting

12:00 PM0 comments

By Ellen Salsbury & Sara Fitzgerald The recent town hall with the city’s General Assembly representatives provided an example of participatory democracy at its finest: A good turnout of citizens and city officials, raising their concerns in civil language and asking thoughtful questions at the beginning of the annual legislative […]

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Falls Church Schools Opening with 2-Hour Delay Friday

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For the first time since before the blizzard, Falls Church City Public Schools students will be heading back to school. The City schools announced today that they will be open Friday, Jan. 28, and operating on a two-hour delay. Also back open is day care, which will be open on-time […]

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Mustangs Girls Basketball Defeats Warren County

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by Matt Delaney On the eve of winter storm Jonas’ arrival to the D.C. Metro area, George Mason’s varsity girls basketball team enjoyed a successful trip to Warren County High School where they defeated their Bull Run District opponent 47-27 on Thursday, Jan. 21. The win was much needed since […]

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks for Stranger’s Help While Stranded

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Letters to the Editor: January 28 – February 3, 2016   Thanks for Stranger’s Help While Stranded Editor, Often I read heartwarming stories about strangers helping those in need. Never did I expect myself to become a beneficiary so soon. On Wednesday evening, before the projected weekend snowstorm, I was stuck on […]

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West St. 7-Eleven Robbed Wednesday Night [UPDATE: Photos Released]

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Police are on the lookout for two men who they say restrained an employee at the 7-Eleven on West Street in Falls Church last night and made off with money.

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Mason Boys Hoops Handles Central High School

10:39 AM0 comments

by Matt Delaney Just days before the blizzard touched down in Falls Church, George Mason’s varsity boys basketball team handled Central High School in their second and final regular season meeting 75-54 on Wednesday, Jan. 20. As the regular season winds down the Mustangs find themselves in a favorable spot, […]

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Mason Swimmers Triumph at Manassas Park Quad Meet

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by Ari Autor Special to the News-Press George Mason High School Mustang swimmers continued their successful season by triumphing in the Manassas Park Quad Meet on Saturday, Jan. 16. With the girls’ team scoring 164 points and 148 for the boys, Mason placed first overall with a 312-point finish against […]

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Fairfax Water May Defer to Alternative Site

January 27, 2016 8:00 PM0 comments

In reaction to a major public protest, the Fairfax County Water Authority may be looking for an alternative to a Lee Highway site in the heart of Merrifield. The Greater Merrifield Business Association successfully diverted the water authority attention away from the Lee Highway property, reported Karen Hammond of the […]

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