By Bob LaJeunesse Debt is good, so why tighten fiscal policies? Many City of Falls Church leaders are so worried about passing debt on to future generations that they want to make the City’s current fiscal posture even more conservative. What these people fail to grasp is that traditional municipal […]
Editor’s Note: The print edition of this week’s News-Press includes an error in the first paragraph of...
A few weeks ago, Virginia House Republicans held a press call in which they succeeded in getting newspapers to report...
The most contrarian neighborhood in Arlington? Try Lyon Village. Sophisticates there have tried the patience of many...
By Christina Goodwin This November, we will be seeing a bond referendum on the ballot for an $8 million bond to expand the Mary Riley Styles Library. In July of this year, I sent a similar letter to City Council and the School board with the same concerns below. They […]Read more ›
How much more depressing can presidential politics in America get? The rough-and-tumble nature of political campaigns hit a new low, first with rude, crude, and lewd comments on a video tape, followed by threats by the same candidate to put his opponent in jail. No wonder the Republican Party leaders […]Read more ›
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has engineered a deep rift in his own party and is defiant in his resolve to make his enemies pay, both inside his own party and out. His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton will go to jail if he’s elected, he insists, and he boasts that […]Read more ›
Late-life conundrum: Five or six decades out of high school, how many of us care to partake in a classmates reunion? Having just gathered the Yorktown High School Class of 1971 for our 45th-year wing-ding, I can say with certitude that for us baby-boomers the answer is…enough, but not most. […]Read more ›
No fewer than three currently hot novels contain scenes in our own fair Arlington. And I’m not just talking about the Pentagon, the stuff of much pulp fiction, but quotidian landmarks. These literary passages may prove that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was wrong when she called Arlington a “soul-less […]Read more ›
The massive development plans for the 24.5-acre campus of Capital One in Tysons Corner, containing what will become when completed in 2018 the tallest building in Northern Virginia at 447 feet, establishes a goal for development at the West Falls Church Metro in Falls Church. That goal should be 448 […]Read more ›