Our Man in Arlington

January 17, 2017 12:09 PM0 comments

Preston King, to many locals, is simply the namesake of the Westover Post Office. But for two Arlingtonians, the neighborhood hero killed in World War II remains a vivid presence—despite their being too young to have ever met him. Both shared with me fresh details. Chip Beck, retired from the […]

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Guest Commentary: Why We March: To Remember & Move Forward

January 13, 2017 10:23 AM0 comments

By Edwin Henderson The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Located in the City of Falls Church, the Foundation was created to preserve the rich cultural heritage of pioneering African Americans who fought racial segregation and established the nation’s first rural branch of the National Association for […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 12, 2017 10:42 AM0 comments

In 2014, Fairfax County entered into an agreement with the Virginia Commissioner of Highways, which allowed county staff and the Community Labor Force to remove signs from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) rights-of-way, and invoice the owners of the signs at $100 per sign removed. Since the beginning of the […]

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Editorial: Don’t Let Taxes Get Too High

January 11, 2017 7:13 PM0 comments

Unfortunately, it can be considered a rule of thumb that the more the tax rate in Falls Church becomes at variance with the rates of surrounding jurisdictions, the more likely it will become at some point that the City will come under pressure to relinquish its sovereignty as an independent […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

6:44 PM0 comments

As I prepare for the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly, which begins on Wednesday Jan. 11, I am working on a legislative agenda and budget priorities that address the needs of everyday working Virginians, including healthcare, public education, transportation and infrastructure. I intend to work diligently with progressive […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 10, 2017 5:35 PM0 comments

That home reconstruction job near O’Connell High School is not just another Arlington tear-down. Coming soon on the corner lot of Van Buren and N. 29th Street is an unusual project in intergenerational housing. My friends Fred Winter and Joan Smith, far-sighted 70-something Ph. D’s in retirement, are going in […]

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