Editorial: Referendum’s Defeat Will Cost More

October 19, 2017 12:52 AM0 comments

It makes no sense to us why opponents to the school bond referendum on the ballot in the City of Falls Church next month argue against the high taxes that they claim will burden them if it passes. There is a wide consensus among the groups that support passage of […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 18, 2017 12:25 PM0 comments

This Columbus Day I spent a fun hour in the heart of Italy, after a fashion. In the wood-paneled boardroom in the Westover Italian Store, proprietor Bobby Tramonte told me fresh tales of his Italian forebears. (Disclosure: he and I are school chums.) While scads of customers eyed the store’s […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 12, 2017 3:20 PM0 comments

Although resilience is one of my favorite words, and the basis for today’s Mason District Resilience Summit and Expo at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale (Senior Safety Seminar from 2 – 4 p.m., Expo from 4 – 6 p.m., and General Session from 7 – […]

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Guest Commentary: Rhetoric Over Strategy: Reconsidering the Referendum

10:30 AM0 comments

By Johannah Barry Although the recent weather presents a somewhat different picture, autumn is upon us. Two clear signs — the ubiquitous pumpkin spice flavoring in any comestible imaginable and growing political campaign rhetoric. I cannot tell you which is more unpalatable, but I can tell you that one is […]

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Editorial: Proud of Our Hometown

October 11, 2017 8:56 PM0 comments

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the incorporation in the City of Falls Church of Benton Communications, Inc., the parent company of the Falls Church News-Press, which was launched in March 1991. The incorporation followed the migration of its founder and the News-Press owner-editor to Falls Church in 1985, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 10, 2017 1:52 PM0 comments

Electronic signs are announcing testing of rush-hour toll lanes on 10 miles of I-66, set to open in Arlington and points west in December. Solo drivers willing to shell out extra bucks can benefit — if they procure an E-Z pass — from the commuter highway at peak hours. The […]

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