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

Despite Hitt Arrest, Insight Property Group Says Broad & Washington Project Remains a Go

October 9, 2018 10:03 AM0 comments

Despite the FBI arrest and the arraignment of Kiddar Capital’s principal Todd Hitt last week, the large-scale mixed use project that Hitt was deeply involved with will continue apace under the direction of the Insight Property Group.

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Del. Simon Condemns Nazi Graffiti Spray Painted at N.Va. Jewish Center

October 6, 2018 4:36 PM0 comments

This is the Jewish Community Center this morning located in the heart of Fairfax County. In 2018. — (((Ben Tribbett))) (@notlarrysabato) October 6, 2018 State Del. Marcus Simon, who represents the City of Falls Church, today condemned the vandalism at the Northern Virginia Jewish Community Center in Annandale that […]

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Kaine Denounces U.S. Senate Confirmation of Kavanaugh

4:33 PM0 comments

Immediately following the announcement that the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote, Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine issued the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed that the Senate has rushed to confirm Judge Kavanaugh without a complete investigation […]

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As Oct. 15 Voter Registration Deadline Looms, Preparations for Huge Election

October 3, 2018 8:29 PM0 comments

Women, especially, are angling to be an unprecedented, major factor in this election, both in terms of turnout but also in terms of running for office.

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Public Activism Begins to Stir on New Mason High ‘Fly Loft’ Issue

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The News-Press has learned that a citizen groundswell is developing in the City of Falls Church to oppose current plans to diminish, rather than enhance, the theater arts program in the new George Mason High School, despite the $120 million price tag of the new school.

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Kavanaugh Culture

8:12 PM0 comments

Speaking at his road trip rally Tuesday night, in addition to his disgusting, misogynistic trashing of key Senate Intelligence Committee witness Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, our president called his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “a perfect human being.” So, consider the source for that one. If Kavanaugh is “a perfect […]

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In Arlington Speech, Tim. Kaine Blasts GOP for Its Support of Kavanaugh

September 28, 2018 4:03 PM0 comments

Just after Thursday’s historic, dramatic, emotional and day-long U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his sexual abuse accuser Christine Blasey Ford, Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke to a large Democratic gathering across the river in Arlington, abandoning a campaign stump speech for […]

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How the Russians Got Trump Elected

September 26, 2018 6:33 PM0 comments

One of the most compelling articles documenting how the Russians hacked the 2016 U.S. presidential election and turned the outcome in favor of Donald Trump is by Jane Mayer in this week’s New Yorker, entitled, “How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump.” The subtitle is, “A Meticulous Analysis of […]

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Plans for New High School Exclude ‘Fly Loft & System’ for Its Theater

6:28 PM0 comments

The biggest citizen concern to arise so far from recent public input sessions on the plans for the new George Mason High School focus on what the new theater/auditorium space there is going to be like.

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Final, Final OK Given to 4.3 Acre Founders Row Project

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One final gesture of neighborliness exhibited by the Mill Creek developers of the major 4.3 acre Founders Row project was offered at Monday night’s Falls Church Planning Commission meeting, and it was all it took to ensure a gregarious and unanimous vote, 6-0, for the site plan approval.

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