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

Amazon’s Coming: Beyer & F.C. Leaders See Big Boon to Region

November 14, 2018 7:54 PM0 comments

Amazon’s announcement Tuesday that it will add 25,000 high paying jobs, $2.5 billion in capital investments and $3.2 billion in net tax revenue over 20 years to the region will have only a positive impact on Falls Church, City Manager Wyatt Shields told the F.C. City Council at its meeting Tuesday.

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Trump’s Mewling Failure in Paris

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Donald Trump’s epic fail in France last weekend, as he sat curled up in a fetal position in his room at the American embassy petulantly sulking over the stunning defeat he was handed by the American people in the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6, perceiving the whole world to […]

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‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ Returns to Creative Cauldron

November 8, 2018 2:04 PM0 comments

Oh, the cleverness of this production! Back again after four years as a Learning Theater offering of Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron, “Peter Pan and Wendy” opened last weekend and will run through Nov. 18. This is a show that delights all ages and once again showcases the enormous talents that […]

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A New, Universal Spirituality

November 7, 2018 8:42 PM0 comments

It’s misleading to treat electoral results strictly from the standpoint of winners and losers, and not from a more nuanced perspective that is able to detect “long wave” trends and potentials. In the case of the 2018 Midterms, a sober and insightful approach shows that the nation is increasingly sick […]

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Dems Win House, 3 Virginia Women Elected to Join New Party Majority

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The outcome of the two races on the ballot in the City of Falls Church — incumbent Democrats Tim Kaine and Don Beyer running to retain their U.S. Senate and House seats, respectively — was never in doubt in Tuesday’s election, but that did not deter the enthusiasm at the polls here, where a whopping 74.1 percent of registered voters turnout.

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Lowering Speed Limit to 20 MPH In F.C. Neighborhoods Mulled

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Falls Church’s Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation suggested that it is considering recommending a reduction in the speed limit on residential streets in the City from 25 to 20 miles per hour.

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In Election Tuesday, Democrats Look To Score Big in Virginia, Nationwide

November 1, 2018 8:11 AM0 comments

Looking to election day Tuesday, both U.S. Rep. Don Beyer and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said that the nation will be watching Virginia, where the polls close first and will be sending the results of its elections out across the nation.

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Urban Land Institute to Mull F.C.’s East End Nov. 14-15

October 31, 2018 5:11 PM0 comments

A “technical assistance panel” of the Urban Land Institute will convene in the City of Falls Church in two weeks to review the potential for the City’s east side, inclusive of the Eden Center.

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The Enemy of Trump Is the Power of Virtue

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The brilliant modern civil rights leader Rev. William Barber said this week, “I am reminded of what Dr. (Martin Luther) King said after four little girls were murdered in an Alabama church: ‘We must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, […]

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Overflow Crowd Fills Temple Rodef Shalom After 11 Slain in Pittsburgh

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Overflow spaces were overflowing throughout Falls Church’s large Temple Rodef Shalom Tuesday night, much less the main sanctuary, in response to last Saturday’s hate-inspired deadliest attack on Jewish people.

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