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

1st Public Unveiling Held of 3-Player Plan To Develop at West F.C. Metro

January 17, 2019 1:08 PM0 comments

For the first time in a public meeting, the scope of a three-party cooperative effort to put over 40 acres of dense mixed-use development adjacent the West Falls Church Metro station was unveiled Tuesday night at a forum on the campus of the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Graduate Center.

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Chambers, Area Business Groups Decry Impact of Federal Shutdown

January 16, 2019 7:07 PM0 comments

Area leaders are calling for an immediate end to the federal government shutdown, including Virginia’s leaders in Congress and the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Chambers of Commerce throughout the area.

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A Traitor in the White House

6:33 PM0 comments

It’s been noted around the Internet more than once that last Saturday’s New York Times front page is a keeper, suitable for framing. More than the photo of two handsome Secret Service agents protecting the Secretary of State in Abu Dhabi, it is the modest but top two-column headline which […]

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Proposed School Budget Would Allow Funding With No Tax Rate Increase

January 10, 2019 3:50 PM0 comments

Superintendent Peter Noonan’s proposal would keep the schools within parameters of expected revenue growth for the Falls Church city government overall in the coming fiscal year, and if adopted would mean that a new overall City-schools budget could involve no real estate tax increase for citizens this coming year.

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Democracy On The Ropes

January 9, 2019 7:00 PM0 comments

The border wall and other domestic policy obsessions of the president and the Mueller investigation of Russian influence in his campaign and life are not separate matters, as so much of the media coverage presents it. Here’s the relevant presumption: To the extent the self-evident and increasingly irrefutable fact of […]

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Beyer Joins Colleagues on Hill to Denounce Fed Shutdown

6:50 PM0 comments

U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr. joined colleagues from other D.C.-area districts at a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday to denounce the ongoing federal government shutdown for the damage it’s doing to 800,000 federal employees, including many in this region, who by this Friday will suffer the loss of a full paycheck.

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F.C. Superintendent Noonan Makes Official 2% Budget Growth Proposal

8:38 AM0 comments

Falls Church City Schools Superintendent Peter Noonan made official to the School Board Tuesday night a recommendation that the coming fiscal year budget be restrained to two percent growth.

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Saslaw Formally Announces Bid For Re-Election, Has Primary Foe

January 4, 2019 7:13 AM0 comments

Facing the prospect of a primary challenger for the first time since he first won the race for an open seat in 1979, Virginia State Senate Democratic leader Dick Saslaw formally announced his candidacy for re-election to his 35th District seat this year.

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Falwell Jr.’s Evil Defense of Trump

January 3, 2019 5:03 PM0 comments

I am not a Catholic, except in the lower-case “c” sense of “all encompassing,” but I was moved by the homily delivered by Pope Francis on Christmas Eve about the “the food of life” that mankind is offered by the Nativity, the purpose of life, as it were, being “not […]

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Global Economic & Conflict Worries Contrast to Predictions of F.C. Bliss

7:18 AM0 comments

The News-Press has been asking around, as it has done every year at this time, including requesting an array of local citizens to remark on what they think is in store for the City of Falls Church in 2019.

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