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

Northam Leads Governors in Action Vs. Family Separations

June 20, 2018 8:22 PM0 comments

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam took a lead nationally Tuesday in ordering the recall of four Virginia National Guard soldiers and one helicopter from the U.S. southwestern border in response to the Trump administration’s enforcement of a “zero tolerance” policy that separates immigrant children from their families.

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The Ugly Cult Of Trump

7:57 PM0 comments

The latest abomination of the Trump (aka GOP) Cult, so appropriately named by Sen. Corker last week, the forced separation of young children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, should bring federal charges of child abuse against its architects. Like Puerto Rico’s hurricane hell and gross, undoubtedly deliberate Trump […]

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3 Finalist Bidders on West End Project Named, All Project a Lot for 10 Acres

June 14, 2018 1:26 PM0 comments

The contending groups of Comstock, EYA/PN Hoffman and Rushmark will receive a “request for detailed proposal” from the Council by this Friday. They will have until late August to respond.

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Blue Waves Are Coming & Coming

June 13, 2018 8:46 PM0 comments

This is a surreal world we now live in. The entire Republican Party is falling in behind the worst president in the history of the U.S. Meanwhile, this president’s only strategic allies are not friends of our nation, but enemies. The grand photo op that occurred in Singapore this week […]

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New Revenue Formula Projects More Founder’s Row Revenue

8:26 PM0 comments

An update of the City of Falls Church’s analytical formula for evaluating the potential fiscal impact of new development projects has significantly up-estimated the revenue projections for the 4.3-acre Founder’s Row project.

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Sen. Warner Says Kim Jong-Un Got What He Wanted, Gave Nothing

June 12, 2018 11:48 AM0 comments

Virginia U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the below statement today on President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea: “Diplomacy is the most viable option for pursuing the dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear program. But it’s clear that Kim […]

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3 Finalists in Bid for Economic Development Of 10 West End Acres Selected

8:27 AM0 comments

The contending groups of Comstock, EYA/PN Hoffman and Rushmark, listed in alphabetical order, made the cut, it was announced, and will receive a “request for detailed proposal” from the Falls Church City Council.

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That Late Night 50 Years Ago

June 6, 2018 8:39 PM0 comments

Fifty years ago last night, on June 6 just past midnight (PST) in Los Angeles’ legendary Ambassador Hotel, just blocks from the Brown Derby, after delivering his victory speech to a jammed ballroom a young Bobby Kennedy meandered through back kitchen areas offering his hand to working people employed in […]

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F.C. Council to Choose 3 Finalists for 10 Commercial Acres This Monday

8:17 PM0 comments

The special bid evaluation group of Falls Church leaders completed a detailed review of the submissions from six prospective developers of the 10-acre commercial use parcel of the West End Project and made their recommendations for trimming the finalists to three to the City Council in a closed session last Monday night.

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Top Dems Descend on Little City This Weekend in Charged Election Year

8:11 PM0 comments

It may seem a bit counterintuitive that on the eve of a June 12 primary in the City of Falls Church in which only Republicans are on a very small ballot, leading Democrats are flocking to the City this weekend.

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