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

Mueller’s RICO Method Closes in On ‘Kingpin’

December 5, 2018 7:23 PM0 comments

Maybe Donald Trump should have stayed in Argentina. The revelations of the past week in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing documents pertaining to Trump personal lawyer and confidant Michael Cohen and Trump’s chief national security advisor Michael Flynn signal a huge escalation of the probe into the President’s collusion with […]

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F.C. Council, School Board Learn New High School Won’t Add More to Tax Rate

December 4, 2018 1:16 PM0 comments

The upcoming budget deliberations, even with a unusually modest projection for a net 2.0 percent revenue growth in the City, may not be as painful on City taxpayers as many are braced for.

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Yes, It Was a Blue Tsunami

November 30, 2018 5:08 PM0 comments

Kicking off the holiday season with a couple clever lines pulled off Twitter, one being, “Any Christian church that says migrants should not be allowed to seek asylum in America should take down their Nativity scenes.” The other says, “Rather than putting ‘Christ’ back in ‘Christmas,’ I’d settle for putting […]

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Signature Theatre’s ‘Billy Elliot’ Continues Play’s Storied Legacy

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Arlington’s Signature Theatre in the heart of the Shirlington district is now performing “Billy Elliot the Musical” through January 6. In my life as a devotee of the musical theatre, I rank this show as my Number One. I’ve seen it multiple times in New York, the Kennedy Center and […]

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$3.2 Million in State Funds OK’d to Turn W&OD Trail Into Bike, Pedestrian Lanes

November 29, 2018 10:35 AM0 comments

A major 1.2-mile stretch of the W&OD Trail bike path that traverses the City of Falls Church from one end to the other will soon be enhanced with the benefit of $3.2 million from the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and turned into a dual path — one for bikes and the other for pedestrians.

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Virginia’s Dillon Rule Continues to Frustrate Falls Church on Gun Laws

November 28, 2018 7:57 PM0 comments

The Falls Church City Council expressed considerable frustration at its meeting Monday night over the long-standing constraints it faces on limiting gun use in the City because of the so-called Dillon Rule.

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Final Schematic Design Unveiled for New Mason High

November 21, 2018 10:37 AM0 comments

Falls Church City Schools’ Superintendent Peter Noonan at a town hall meeting in the Community Center Sunday unveiled to the public for the first time the final schematic rendering of the new George Mason High School, which if all goes according to plan, will begin construction next summer and be […]

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Conformity & The Holidays

November 20, 2018 5:59 PM0 comments

A reminder that as we enter into “the Holidays,” that everyone’s experience of them is not as sugar-coated as many may like to believe. For many who need room to grow in their lives, breaking out of behavior patterns and expectations developed in their childhoods, family gatherings can be a […]

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EYA, PN Hoffman, Regency Team Chosen For $500 Million West End Development

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The development team of EYA, PN Hoffman and Regency Centers was chosen by the Falls Church City Council Monday night to orchestrate a dense and diverse $500 million development of 10.3 acres of City-owned land where its George Mason High School currently sits.

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EYA, PN Hoffman, Regency Centers Team Chosen for $500 Million West End Development

November 19, 2018 9:02 PM0 comments

The Falls Church City Council voted 6-1 on an interim agreement Monday night with the team of EYA, PN Hoffman and Regency Centers group to economically develop 10 acres at the City’s West End.

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