Articles by: Keith Thackrey

Fairfax Co. 7 Corners Redesign Study Digs Deep Into Falls Church

August 5, 2014 12:05 AM5 comments

Members of a Fairfax County Task Force for the redesign and reconfiguration of the 7 Corners section of the county right on the border of the City of Falls Church told the Falls Church Planning Commission Monday night that two years of its studies have involved plans that cut deep into the City’s boundaries, especially in the plan to build a “ring road” around the infamous 7 Corners intersection itself.

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Guest Commentary: Consequences of Moving to Fairfax Co.’s School System

May 15, 2014 11:08 AM2 comments

By Keith R. Thackrey Recently, there seems to have been increasing discussion about moving the City of Falls Church back into Fairfax County in order to reduce taxes. People come to Falls Church from other areas of the country and see a small jurisdiction surrounded by much larger cities and […]

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Guest Commentary: On Her 100th, Jessie Thackrey’s Colorful History Gets Told

July 4, 2013 10:50 AM0 comments

(Editor’s Note—Two major celebrations of the 100th birthday of Falls Church pioneer Jessie Thackrey were held in the City last month, one at the historic Falls Church Episcopal, where she’s been a member since moving here in 1941 and was its first female deacon, and the other at the Henderson […]

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