By Nathan Hamme Recently the U.S. Justice Department announced a shift in policy around the use of private, for-profit prisons to secure federal inmates. The decree signaled a phasing out of these institutions over the course of an approximately five year period. Prompting this decision was an Office of the […]
They say you can’t go home again, but if you grew up outside of the National Capital Region, sometimes it’s good...
The glass-tower village of Rosslyn is known historically for its long-vanished pawnshops and brothels. But back in the...
So much for the lazy days of summer. It’s always with a slight sense of desperation that time is slipping by and not...
Food drives are popular during the holiday season, but the demand for food, and the need to keep non-profit food pantries stocked never ends. In Fairfax County, more than 64,000 individuals live below federally defined poverty lines, and more than 44,000 residents receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits […]Read more ›
As we near the end of August, many Falls Church and Virginia families will engage in one of those rites of passage that some of us look forward to and others may dread: packing up their cars and making the road trip to drop off a child at college for […]Read more ›
Suddenly, the City of Falls Church is the apple of regional developers’ eye. Or, so it seemed from public comments made at Wednesday’s Biznow conference on regional economic development trends. The reasons pertain to what we’ve known for a long time as the features distinguishing Falls Church from its neighbors, […]Read more ›
Dueling flyers are blanketing homes around Westover in these dog days of August. The anonymous one warned sternly against a proposal to designate Westover Village as an historic district. Current and “future owners of your property are at risk of losing certain property rights very soon,” it declared. “Those include […]Read more ›
By Bryan Ricketts, Dan Sehlhorst & Thu Trinh Climate change is often viewed as too catastrophic to comprehend, too wonky to understand, and too political to discuss. But across Virginia, many are actively combating this view by taking local action to preserve the health, security, and economy of the Commonwealth. […]Read more ›
A comment by a gentleman attending a recent free summer concert at Mason District Park focused on senior citizens. The performers played a lot of Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other music from the 60s and 70s, much to the delight of the mostly older audience. The gentleman’s comment, thanking me […]Read more ›