Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields told the Council that Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is proposing to increase the annual subsidy from the City by a whopping 11.8 percent, amounting to a more than $700,000 annual increase, or up roughly two cents on the real estate tax rate (currently at $1.355 per $100 of assessed valuation) for property owners in Falls Church.
Author: Nicholas F. Benton
The national roller coaster ride, Extreme Sports version, of the last week has left much of the land veritably breathless. A week ago, the country was still in the throes of a month-long federal government shutdown. From the standpoint of this observer, things began to break when Virginia’s two U.S. […]
Virginia U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, this morning issued the following statement after Trump campaign confidante Roger Stone was arrested following an indictment by the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller: “Roger Stone has been indicted for covering up his engagements with […]
Virginia’s Democratic U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner stood shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity with leaders of an array of airline safety unions at Reagan National Airport today to join in the warning that “America is less safe” due to the extended impacts of the federal government shutdown. As over 800,000 […]
The beginnings of what the next 36 to 40 months on the west side of the City of Falls Church will be like can be seen by anyone driving around the busy intersection of W. Broad and N. West Streets now.
Perhaps we can take comfort, at least a pause in our 24-7 anxieties, from John Cassidy’s commentary in this week’s New Yorker, entitled, “Halfway Through the Trump Presidency, the Resistance is Winning.” Cassidy points out that as much as Trump emulates that “Mayhem” character in Allstate commercials (my comparison), “From […]
In a social media post Sunday, Falls Church City Councilman Phil Duncan provided a preview of the updated construction management plan that the developers of the 4.3-acre Founders Row mixed use project is slated to present to the F.C. Planning Commission Tuesday night. The plan, according to the report, will […]
For the first time in a public meeting, the scope of a three-party cooperative effort to put over 40 acres of dense mixed-use development adjacent the West Falls Church Metro station was unveiled Tuesday night at a forum on the campus of the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Graduate Center.
Area leaders are calling for an immediate end to the federal government shutdown, including Virginia’s leaders in Congress and the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Chambers of Commerce throughout the area.
It’s been noted around the Internet more than once that last Saturday’s New York Times front page is a keeper, suitable for framing. More than the photo of two handsome Secret Service agents protecting the Secretary of State in Abu Dhabi, it is the modest but top two-column headline which […]