In a lengthy update memo from Falls Church City Schools’ Superintendent Peter Noonan published online yesterday afternoon, included a decision to grade all students in the system on a pass-fail basis for the fourth quarter.
Author: Nicholas F. Benton
Today, U.S. Rep. Don Beyer who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, and the vice chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, released a report arguing that federal aid to state and local governments is crucial for containing the coronavirus and preventing economic disaster and should be a major focus of Congress’s fourth legislative response to the public health crisis.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, at his daily press briefing today, reiterated models that indicate the coronavirus spread will peak in Virginia sometime in May.
Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields announced yesterday that he is currently in self-quarantine at his home following the passing of his mother last weekend who was infected with the coronavirus disease. Shields, back in his role as city manager after a brief absence earlier in the week, told the […]
Walt Whitman wrote a lot of his incredible poetry about the beauty of things in life too often taken for granted, or ignored in the context of preoccupied lives.
After a three-hour virtual, online-only meeting Tuesday, the Falls Church School Board voted unanimously to adopt Superintendent Peter Noonan’s request to officially move up the end of the school year from June 17 to June 4.
“This is not a potential disaster, this is devastating right now,” Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields intoned to Monday night’s virtual town hall that emanated from an eerily-near vacant Council chambers at the Falls Church City Hall. The event, where strong social distancing policies were exercised in the midst […]
Today, U.S. Rep. Don Beyer who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, released the following statement after the Department of Labor reported that first-time unemployment claims for the week ending March 21 reached a record 3,283,000, four times the previous record set in […]
You learn a heck of a lot about people in a crisis. It’s a time when core values come to the surface that you might otherwise not see, especially if you’re not paying attention. It’s surely true in this instance.
With over 3,000 constituents logged onto the conference phone call Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, was accompanied by the head of the Fairfax Health Department, Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, who answered an array of questions about the Covid-19 pandemic.