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

Yasmine Taeb, New Resident of Falls Church, Announces 2019 State Senate Primary Run Vs. Saslaw

September 20, 2018 2:57 PM0 comments

Today, Yasmine Taeb, a new resident of the City of Falls Church, announced her campaign for the 2019 Democratic primary against Incumbent State Sen. Dick Saslaw. Here is Taeb’s statement announcing her candidacy as it appeared today on Facebook: “Today, I’m excited to announce my candidacy as a Democrat to […]

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Founders Row Project Awaits Site Plan OK Monday for Work to Begin

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The chief public face of the 4.3-acre mixed-use Founders Row project came away hopeful that a final site plan approval will come from the Falls Church Planning Commission when it meets this Monday.

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Kavanaugh & A Feminist Morality Play

September 19, 2018 7:01 PM0 comments

Once again, the issue comes down to the fundamental components of the most intimate and pervasive form of oppression by and large sanctioned and exercised by our species — male chauvinism. It is such a pervasive reality that it is really hard to fully grasp, even by otherwise enlightened women. […]

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F.C. Schools Initial Enrollment Down, But Scores Are Stellar

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On the first day of the new school year for the Falls Church City Public Schools earlier this month, enrollment was down almost two dozen over the previous spring, Superintendent Peter Noonan announced.

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EDA Proposes Bargain Fixes Using F.C.’s Park Ave. ‘Great Street’ Grant

September 13, 2018 10:35 AM0 comments

Falls Church’s Economic Development Authority Tuesday night voted to support a plan to advance the City’s Great Streets project on the 200 block of Park Avenue linking F.C.’s City Hall, with its major renovations now underway, to the downtown area.

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Those Whom The Gods Would Destroy

September 12, 2018 9:34 PM0 comments

“Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.” This ancient proverb wrongly attributed to Euripides is almost too like a common cliche to apply to our president now, even as applicable as it seems to be. But the question is, Who is being made mad? Is it […]

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Annual Fall Festival, Taste of F.C. On Saturday Despite Hurricane

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The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department announced Wednesday that its Annual Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church will take place as scheduled this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Community Center parking lot at 223 Little Falls St.

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‘Postmodernism’ Caused Trump

September 5, 2018 7:13 PM0 comments

An academic writing in the Washington Post last weekend set out to sever the phenomenon of Trump from the rise of the “postmodernist” school of thought of the last half-century. Aaron Hanlon, an assistant professor of English at Colby College, penned the short essay, “Postmodernism Didn’t Cause Trump. It Explains […]

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Rushmark Makes Unsolicited Bid to Redevelop UVa/VT Grad Center Site

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In conjunction with its submittal of its final detailed proposal for the dense economic development of 10 acres at the West Falls Church high school campus, the Rushmark team that built the 300 W. Broad building has made an unsolicited bid to redevelop the 7.4-acre Virginia Tech/University of Virginia graduate center site adjacent its 10-acre plan.

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Stunning Drop in Affordable Market Units in F.C. Highlights New Report

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In just the last five years, according to a report by the Affordable Living Policy Work Group, the number of market rate rental units in the City has shrunk from 224 to 27 as of 2017.

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