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

Northam Calls for Aug. 30 Special Session on Redistricting

August 20, 2018 12:56 PM0 comments

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today signed a proclamation calling the members of the Virginia General Assembly into special session on Thursday, Aug. 30 for the purpose of redrawing districts of the Virginia House of Delegates. Northam stated, “It is in the public interest for the General Assembly to finalize constitutional maps as soon […]

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With 6-0-1 Final OK, Founders Row Plans Groundbreaking Next Month

August 16, 2018 9:58 AM0 comments

The Falls Church City Council late Monday night once more gave its blessing, and authorization, to the Mill Creek developers for their Founders Row plan to build the biggest development in Falls Church history.

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Sen. Kaine: Trump Has ‘50-50 Chance’ of Finishing His Term

August 15, 2018 8:49 PM0 comments

Virginia’s U.S. Senator Tim Kaine said that his colleague on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Mark Warner, has repeated his view that President Trump “has about a 50-50 chance of making through the end of his term.”

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The Cult of Trump’s LaRouche Factor (Part 3)

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Getting a better handle on what created the reality-and-facts-suspending so-called “Cult of Trump” now so endangering core democratic institutions emanating from the Oval Office, one may start by asking what happened in America from the time that the national psyche was defined by Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” […]

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Founders Row Gets Final OK From F.C. Council in 6-0-1 Vote

August 14, 2018 2:08 PM0 comments

By a unanimous vote (with one abstention on a technicality), the Falls Church City Council late Monday night once more gave its blessing, and authorization, to the Mill Creek developers for their Founders Row plan to build the biggest development in Falls Church history.

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The Cult of Trump’s LaRouche Factor (Part 2)

August 8, 2018 8:38 PM0 comments

An iconic photo of two stupid old straight white men at Trump’s Ohio rally last week wearing t-shirts reading, “I’d rather be a Russian than a Democrat,” says it all: sadly, the Republican Party has become the Russian Party. In its zeal to defend Trump in order to foist a […]

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Deal Reached to Vacate 7-Eleven, Founders Row OK Vote Monday

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The Falls Church City Council is expected to take its final action at its only official business meeting of the month this coming Monday when it is expected to approve a major revision in the already-OK’d 4.3-acre Founders Row project.

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GMHS Project Update Forum Part of a Busy School Month

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If you thought that school begins the day after Labor Day, think again. Try tonight, or almost any day since the first of August through the end of this month.

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F.C. LGBTQ Night Club is Among Biggest in Region

August 2, 2018 1:00 PM0 comments

Last month, the biggest dance club in Washington, D.C. catering to an LGBTQ clientele closed its doors amid a lot of hoopla. Now, guess where the biggest remaining club is located? If you guessed the City of Falls Church, you are right! The Majestic at the Diva Lounge in the […]

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Shields Optimistic Meeting With State Commerce Chief Will Yield Results

August 1, 2018 7:59 PM0 comments

Falls Church Mayor David Tarter, City Manager Wyatt Shields and a select group of key economic development figures from the City had an extensive exchange with Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball and members of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership this week.

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