Articles by: Sam Tabachnik

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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Northern Virginians Upbeat About Transportation

February 21, 2017 8:28 AM0 comments

Northern Virginians are strikingly more positive about the region’s performance in improving the region’s transportation infrastructure than they were just over a year ago. A survey conducted in December 2016 for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) found that 68 percent of Northern Virginians believe the region is doing a […]

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Fairfax County Police Car Involved in Crash in Falls Church

February 20, 2017 11:55 AM0 comments

A Fairfax County Police car was involved in a crash in Falls Church on Saturday that left one person in the hospital. The accident took place on Feb. 18 in the area of Route 7 and Patrick Henry Drive and involved another car, Fairfax County Police said in a tweet. […]

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Kaine Holds F.C. Roundtable on Future of Affordable Care Act

February 16, 2017 2:11 PM0 comments

With the future of the Affordable Care Act hanging in the balance, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat from Virginia, held a roundtable discussion at a health center in Falls Church to learn more about how a repeal of the signature healthcare law would affect Virginia’s sizable Latino community.

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‘We Support the Girls’ Event Pushes for Erin’s Law Passage

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When Caitlyn Knittig was nine years old, she was sexually assaulted. At the time, she had no idea what sexual assault was. They didn’t teach it in school. It didn’t come up in conversation. Now the survivor has made it her mission to make sure that other children won’t suffer […]

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