By Dan Sze Twice a year, if you are a property owner in the City, a separate fee for stormwater utility appears on your tax bill. Why do we, as individual land owners, pay stormwater fees? Why are home building contractors erecting straw bale enclosures and installing filter socks on […]
Budgets, whether local, state, or federal, generally reflect the values and priorities of the constituencies they serve....
The City of Falls Church’s annual Restaurant Week is upon us again, as any even cursory look at this week’s edition...
Homeowners who reach a certain age begin contemplating whether to sell their property (many to today’s tear-down...
Sometimes an idea comes along that is so timely, so interesting, so right that everyone wants to be part of it. The upcoming Falls Church Women’s History Walk is one of those ideas. If you aren’t already involved, consider this your heartfelt invitation to be part of it. There are […]Read more ›
Longtime Fairfax County Park Authority board member Frank Vajda recently announced his retirement after representing Mason District on the FCPA board for 16 years. Frank achieved many accomplishments through the years, including advocating the development of the Friends of Hidden Oaks Nature Center in 2003, when the center’s future was […]Read more ›
With the coming tough choices facing the City of Falls Church on its need for a new high school, it is of paramount importance to keep the eye on the ball, and not be diverted by secondary, special or selfish issues and interests. We must be focused like a laser […]Read more ›
Now that I’m back from Richmond, I’ve been on the local legislative wrap-up circuit, speaking to civic groups, Boy Scout troops, and chambers of commerce about the recently concluded 45-day legislative session. Typically it’s a chance to recount the bills you passed, the bills that failed, and talk about the […]Read more ›
Though I’m a card-carrying journalist, I occasionally rub tweedy elbows with Arlington’s more literary lights. My journalism colleague Burt Solomon, who writes from home in Westover, recently made the transition to novelist. A crowd of us gathered Feb. 26 at the independent bookstore One More Page to hear his confessions […]Read more ›
By Ralph Northam As a doctor, I know some things about healthcare. As a public official who sponsored legislation to create the state exchange and expand Medicaid, I also know how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits Virginia. So when I saw the Republicans’ plan yesterday — crafted after seven […]Read more ›