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

Beyer Automotive Launches 1st Move In West End Property Redevelopment

July 4, 2018 9:17 AM0 comments

Beyer Automotive won a unanimous approval for two variances and a special use permit that would allow them to demolish old buildings at 1119 and 1121 W. Broad St., now housing sign painting and auto detailing services, and replace them with a new building that would double as a four-strong auto showroom and administrative offices.

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I-66 Eastbound Expansion Work Begins With New W&OD Bridge

July 3, 2018 5:22 PM0 comments

For residents of the City of Falls Church and immediate environs, the benefits of the new tolls on I-66 have included the restoration of the 3T Metro bus line and now comes the project to widen a four-mile stretch of I-66 Eastbound.

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Beyer Joins Congressional Colleagues to Scrutinize Child Immigration Proceedings in Arlington

June 29, 2018 12:01 PM0 comments

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Don Beyer was joined by eight Congressional colleagues at the Crystal City Immigration Court in Arlington to witness first hand the immigration proceedings involving children, many separated from their parents and lacking legal counsel. Present with Beyer were Congressional Hispanic Caucus chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Democratic […]

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Major Planning & Decisions Loom for F.C. West End Project This Summer

June 27, 2018 6:48 PM0 comments

It may be the lazy days of summer for many of us, but not for the Falls Church City Council and School Board and those who are bidding to build a new high school or economically develop 10.3 acres on the City of Falls Church West End.

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Virginia’s Legislators Remain Focused on Immigration Fight

6:44 PM0 comments

The highest of elected officials in the state have been in sync, loud and visible in their vehement and sustained opposition to the Trump administration’s immigration policy of family separations.

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Is Trump About To Go Down?

6:21 PM0 comments

The major media and all the sanctioned political pundits and tired elected officials filled the airwaves and newspaper columns the last few days with fruitless debates about whether or not expelling Sarah Sanders was the right thing for a small mid-Virginian restaurant owner to do. But while preoccupied with that, […]

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Kaine, Warner Demand Info on Reports of Immigrant Child Abuse in Staunton

June 22, 2018 4:33 PM0 comments

Following their meeting with faith and non-profit leaders on the Trump administration’s family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexican border, today Virginia U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced a letter they sent to Trump officials demanding more information about an Associated Press report indicating widespread physical and psychological abuse […]

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F.C.’s Sprawling Oakwood Apartments Sold to Arlington’s Insight Group

June 21, 2018 5:03 PM0 comments

The sprawling Oakwood Apartments in the City of Falls Church, with its 576 rental units, has been sold for $132 million, according to a report in the Washington Business Journal today. The new owner, the Arlington-based Insight Property Group, in conjunction with a San Francisco investor group, plans to invest […]

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Va. Senators Kaine, Warner Meet With Faith Leaders on Family Separations

4:52 PM0 comments

“The Trump administration did this because they thought the American population wouldn’t care.” U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said. “But the public has stood up forcefully, insisting that it still has a moral compass.”

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With $ from I-66 Tolls, 3T Bus Service Will Be Restored in Downtown F.C.

7:24 AM0 comments

A major Metro bus line through the heart of the City, the 3T, was voted to be restored using funds from the new tolls on I-66, and will be back in service by January 2019.

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