Articles by: Nicholas F. Benton
Nicholas F. Benton is owner and Editor-In-Chief of the Falls Church News-Press.

F.C. Leaders Say ‘Project Executive’ Key to Campus Development Effort

November 22, 2017 11:15 AM0 comments

Members of three leading City of Falls Church groups assembled Monday night at a work session to begin moving ahead on the George Mason High School campus development project in the wake of a rousing approval by voters of a $120 million school bond earlier this month.

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Falls Church Veteran EDA Guru: Density Is Vital to City’s Future

November 21, 2017 7:13 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church has only begun to scratch the surface of its economic development potential, Ed Saltzburg, the City’s long-standing Economic Development Authority leader said here Sunday, but future growth will depend on some more significant population growth.

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The Turkey a Year Later

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How’s that turkey looking to you this year, compared to last? The reference being to Thanksgiving, not the White House per se, still it goes to our national appetite and love of living, or not, after the last 12 months of Trump. To many, the shock effect of this past […]

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Mason High Production of ‘Spamalot’ Hits It Out of Park

November 20, 2017 12:22 PM0 comments

The George Mason High School theater department’s production of “Spamalot,” a spoof based on the Monty Python works, knocked it out of the park in its final of three performances before a sold out audience at the GMHS auditorium Saturday night. Seasoned observers say it was one of the two best musical […]

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Rep. Beyer Issues Strong Opposition to Passage of GOP Tax Bill in House

November 16, 2017 4:28 PM0 comments

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after the passage of the Republican tax bill, H.R. 1, in the House: “I am adamantly opposed to the House Republican tax bill, H.R.1. The bill will raise taxes on millions of middle class Americans in order to fund tax cuts […]

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Charlottesville Mayor in F.C. to Assail White Supremacy Riot

November 15, 2017 10:17 PM0 comments

For the second time in three weeks in Falls Church, last August’s violent white supremacist demonstration and riot in Charlottesville was the central focus of a major public event.

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F.C. Council Votes Preliminary OK To E. Broad-N. Washington Project

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By a 5-2 vote, the Broad and Washington large scale mixed-use project finally won a preliminary approval from the Falls Church City Council Monday night.

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Russian Propaganda, Part 3

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The remarkable if often misunderstood anti-fascist modern German-born American political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), best known for her study and critique of Naziism in her work, “The Origins of Totalitarianism” (1951), wrote in that book that a decisive step in the demagogue’s authoritarian rise is “the murder of the moral […]

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Broad & Washington Project Wins Preliminary OK

November 14, 2017 9:20 AM0 comments

By a 5-2 vote, the Broad and Washington large scale mixed-use project finally won a preliminary approval from the Falls Church City Council Monday night.

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This Election’s Break from Trump

November 9, 2017 4:06 PM0 comments

The resounding message from Tuesday’s elections, even though they’re very limited and nothing like the scale of the mid-term ones next year, is very clear. One year out from the election of Donald Trump, if you are a Republican, you should be afraid, very afraid. It’s really not about Trump, […]

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