Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

February 14, 2018 6:45 PM0 comments

This year’s General Assembly session is now past the halfway point, with Tuesday’s crossover day now behind us. I knew coming in to the session that it would be different than any of my previous four. After all, we have a new Governor, a new Speaker, and 19 new members, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 13, 2018 2:15 PM0 comments

Who is the all-time queen of Arlington real estate? (Hint: her picture is not on a bus.) Ruby Lee Minar (1883-1952), whose name inspires awe in homebuilders, in the 1920s was tops among the visionary investors who created our restful suburb. “The most successful woman in realty development in the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 8, 2018 10:37 AM0 comments

The caller to my office wondered why trucks were pre-treating roadways with brine, when the weather forecast called for only a little snow and freezing rain. Seemed like a waste of resources, he said. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for maintaining roadways in Fairfax County, so the […]

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Editorial: Falls Church is Number One

February 7, 2018 8:41 PM0 comments

Those who’ve worked hard over many years to improve life in the City of Falls Church can take great heart in the survey results published in 24/7 Wall Street carried on Page 9 of this edition. This is a legitimate survey based on well-vetted criteria, developed by the United Nations, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

8:37 PM0 comments

We are nearing Cross-Over (Feb. 13), the day upon which all bills passed by the House and/or Senate must be sent over to the other body for its deliberation. In other words, each body must complete its voting on all legislation submitted by its own members by Feb. 13. Approved […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 6, 2018 2:46 PM0 comments

Tree lovers, tree stewards and tree protectors have grown across Arlington recently. The county released its latest study of the 755,400-tree canopy (a protective asset from Mother Nature under threat from over-exuberant development), designated four protected tree specimens and updated its inventory of “champion trees.” This weekend, I met with […]

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