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

Winter Hill Neighbors Get Their Way, City’s Big Chimneys Park Will Get It All

October 25, 2018 10:49 AM0 comments

A large contingent of neighbors living adjacent the Big Chimneys Park in downtown Falls Church showed up at Monday’s F.C. City Council meeting to plead for full funding and swift development of the long-neglected park, and their efforts paid off.

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The Next Feminist Wave About to Hit

October 24, 2018 7:49 PM0 comments

A friend recently gave me one of those extreme wide-angle-lens black and white framed photographs that had belonged to his dad who was a White House correspondent in the 1940s. I had it hung in my office as a poignant object lesson, asking visitors to take a close look and […]

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2 Finalists’ Plans Both Include 15-Story Building at West End

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Both West End development projects call for one of their buildings to be 15 stories in height.

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Beyer’s Women’s Forum Underscores Decisive Issue in November’s Election

October 18, 2018 1:27 PM0 comments

U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr., whose 8th District of Virginia includes the City of Falls Church, hosted a rousing “Breaking Through, Women Work for Change” conference in Arlington last weekend, his fourth annual event.

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Falls Church School Board Gets Full Expert Review of ‘Fly’ Issue

October 17, 2018 8:27 PM0 comments

The Falls Church School Board was provided an extensive, expert presentation on technical aspects of the auditorium planned for the new George Mason High School at its work session Tuesday night in the wake of growing citizen concerns for whether or not it will be as versatile and capable as the school’s existing auditorium.

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‘A Bridge Over Troubled Waters’

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Grammy Award Lifetime Achievement Award winner Paul Simon, who needs no introduction to anyone alive in the era of the great American social upheavals of the 1960s and the subsequent waves of counterrevolutionary dissembling in the 1970s, made an epic appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend to, at age […]

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Strong Pro, Con Statements Precede F.C. Schools’ ‘Fly Lift’ Matter Tonight

October 16, 2018 4:21 PM0 comments

Two opposing statements from local heavyweights on the issue of whether or not the new George Mason High School auditorium should include a “fly lift” system or not were issued today in the hours before a discussion of the item at a F.C. School Board work session tonight. Superintendent  Peter […]

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Developer Todd Hitt Arrested But Broad-Washington Project Still a Go, Says Insight Properties

October 11, 2018 8:30 AM0 comments

Despite the FBI arrest and arraignment on eight counts of securities and investment fraud of Kiddar Capital’s principal Todd Hitt last week, the large-scale mixed-use project that Hitt was deeply involved with in downtown Falls Church will continue apace under the direction of the Insight Property Group, Insight’s Marty Stern said in a statement to the News-Press.

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The Sun Also Rises

October 10, 2018 8:02 PM0 comments

“The Sun Also Rises.” Ernest Hemingway’s early success was published in the mid-1920s when the world was still reeling from the effects of the unfathomable Great War, also known as the War to End All Wars and World War I. It wasn’t just that an estimated 17 million people died […]

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Key Theater Pros Sign Petition For Fly Loft at New George Mason High

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Falls Church’s heavyweight theater professionals began weighing in on the now-contentious issue of current plans to exclude a fly-loft system from the theater-auditorium at the new George Mason High School.

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