Articles by: Sam Tabachnik

3 Men Caught Stealing Credit Card Info from Gas Station in Bailey’s Crossroads

March 17, 2017 3:22 PM0 comments

Three men were arrested for fraudulently obtaining credit card numbers at a gas station in Bailey’s Crossroads, Fairfax County Police said. Osvaldo Bello Villanueva, 40, Enrique F. Franco, 76, and Abrahan Noa, 47, all of Miami, Fl., have been charged with various counts of credit card forgery, credit card theft […]

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Gaithersburg Man Charged With Impersonating Police in Falls Church

March 15, 2017 9:12 PM0 comments

A Maryland man, charged with impersonating a law enforcement agent, gained access to a City of Falls Church Police department office and conducted surveillance at the Eden Center with the help of a Falls Church police detective last September, according to reports and court records released last week.

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Leaders Show Solidarity With Victims of Hate & Prejudice

March 9, 2017 2:12 PM0 comments

In the past month, threats and attacks against minority communities have sprung up across Northern Virginia, mirroring a nationwide rise in hate crimes and ICE raids that have stoked fear and anxiety with religious minorities and undocumented immigrants throughout the country.

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Beyer Speaks Out Against House Republican Health Care Bill

March 7, 2017 2:38 PM0 comments

U.S. Rep. Donald Beyer Jr. who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, issued a strongly worded rebuke of the recently unveiled House Republican health care bill, saying in a statement Tuesday that the proposal “strips health coverage from millions of Americans, and weakens […]

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Amid Wave of Bomb Threats, Virginia Leaders Speak Out Against Anti-Semitism

March 3, 2017 7:18 PM0 comments

In the wake of Monday’s bomb threat targeting the Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax, and amid a string of nearly 100 threats to Jewish schools and community centers across the country, Virginia officials and interfaith leaders came together to speak out against rising anti-semitism and show support for the […]

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Mason Grad Takes 1st Place at Texas Union Film Festival

2:19 PM0 comments

Max Kaplow, a 2012 graduate of George Mason High School, won the Jury Award 1st Place at the Texas Union Film Festival for his short film, “The Date.” The Texas Union Film Festival is a short film competition for undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. […]

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Is There a Future for Cottage Communities in the Little City?

March 2, 2017 12:01 PM0 comments

At its Feb. 13 meeting, the Falls Church City Council adopted an ordinance permitting the construction of age-restricted single-family cottage communities, designed to give older residents alternative housing options as they look to downsize but remain in the Little City.

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Detectives Searching for Human Remains in Holmes Run, Lemon Road Parks

March 1, 2017 12:38 PM0 comments

Acting on recently received information, detectives are searching for human remains in two Fairfax County parks, police said Wednesday. The areas being searched are on the grounds of Holmes Run Park, near the 6000 block of Crater Place, and around Lemon Road Park, in the Falls Church area of the […]

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Girl Scout Cookies For Sale

February 28, 2017 2:34 PM0 comments

Girls from Troop 711 sell Girl Scout cookies outside the community center in front of their homemade cookie booth. (Left to right) Ashley Winters, Stella Saberhagen, Katie Trombo, and Marlena Shuman-Julca. (Photo: Melissa Dana)

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F.C. Filmmaker’s Doc Takes on New Significance With Trump Presidency

February 23, 2017 10:34 AM0 comments

When local filmmakers Ben Powell and Harry Lee decided three years ago to chronicle the improbable story of five Somali Muslim teens and their dreams to pursue education in America, they thought they had a compelling story that could resonate within international development and education circles.

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