Articles by: Penny Gross
Penny Gross is the Mason District Supervisor in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She may be e-mailed at mason@fairfaxcounty.gov

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 25, 2016 9:42 AM0 comments

They say you can’t go home again, but if you grew up outside of the National Capital Region, sometimes it’s good to get out of the white-hot center of global politics, and reconnect with family and old friends. When you leave behind the intensities of life in Northern Virginia, you […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 18, 2016 10:54 AM0 comments

Food drives are popular during the holiday season, but the demand for food, and the need to keep non-profit food pantries stocked never ends. In Fairfax County, more than 64,000 individuals live below federally defined poverty lines, and more than 44,000 residents receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 11, 2016 10:29 AM0 comments

A comment by a gentleman attending a recent free summer concert at Mason District Park focused on senior citizens. The performers played a lot of Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other music from the 60s and 70s, much to the delight of the mostly older audience. The gentleman’s comment, thanking me […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 4, 2016 10:25 AM0 comments

Did you know there is a parking lot over I-66 inside the Beltway? No, it’s not on I-66; Arlington’s Washington-Lee High School parking lot straddles multiple lanes of the interstate, and that was the location of Monday’s announcement, by Governor Terry McAuliffe, of tolling infrastructure that will begin construction this […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 28, 2016 10:02 AM0 comments

Every few years, Fairfax County conducts a Human Services Needs Assessment to better understand the needs of residents and plan for the future. Using feedback from the community, survey data, and information from county programs and services, a public report is issued, and the information gathered forms the basis for […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 21, 2016 10:09 AM0 comments

Sadly, it’s happened again. An attack on public safety officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ended with three officers dead and others fighting for their lives in the hospital. Once again, Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler conducted a department-wide conference call to make certain that all Fairfax County officers, and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 14, 2016 10:05 AM0 comments

“What can I do to help our police department?” The question was earnest, posed by a thoughtful constituent as we stood in line at the grocery store last weekend. The horrors of the sniper attack on Dallas police officers, where five officers died and several more were injured, put not […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 7, 2016 10:32 AM0 comments

The Fairfax County History Commission presented its annual report to the Board of Supervisors on June 21. The History Commission is a board-appointed group of citizen volunteers, whose task is to promote public interest in the history of Fairfax County. And what a rich history it is! Much of the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 30, 2016 10:51 AM0 comments

Discovery of the Zika virus in North America has prompted a lot of discussion, and sometimes fear, as more information about the disease, how it is spread, and potentially serious health consequences as a result of contracting Zika, becomes available. What’s the likelihood of Zika in my neighborhood? How can […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 23, 2016 10:53 AM0 comments

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board met in retreat last week, an exercise that is scheduled to acquaint new and returning members of both boards, and discuss common initiatives and goals. The retreat, open to the public, was held at the new Fred W. […]

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