Our Man in Arlington

September 5, 2017 1:26 PM0 comments

A new school year brings change, which is what’s in store for the Arlington Public Schools staff child care facility known emblematically as The Children’s School. Planners in our space-starved school system have set sights on new uses for the renovated Reed School building in Westover. So the Children’s School […]

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Guest Commentary: Facts, Not Claims, Important When Debating Mixed-Use

August 31, 2017 11:13 AM0 comments

As I read last week’s guest commentary, I was reminded of the quote attributed to Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts.” I am not a resident of the City. However, for the past 15 years I have been a developer, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:57 AM0 comments

In discussions about First Amendment rights, Second Amendment rights and the history of the Civil War, one important right – the right of women to vote – and the battles to secure that right, has been overlooked. The fight for woman’s suffrage predated the Civil War by more than a […]

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Editorial: Tuesday’s Key Democratic Win

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Democrats will have some extra reason to celebrate on one of their favorite holidays — Labor Day — on Monday this year, as the unexpectedly-lopsided victory for their candidate in the Fairfax County special election for an at-large seat on the school board propelled their choice to a 2-to-1 margin […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 29, 2017 12:22 PM0 comments

I hate to think the founder of the American Nazi Party would take satisfaction knowing he influences Arlington 50 years after his assassination. The racist and anti-Semitic “commander” George Lincoln Rockwell was gunned down on Aug. 25, 1967, while doing his laundry at the Dominion Hills shopping strip on Wilson […]

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Guest Commentary: Change Course This Election & Hold Council Accountable

August 24, 2017 1:41 PM0 comments

By Amanda Henneberg As a lifelong resident of the City of Falls Church, I have watched with dismay as our City Council has made several development decisions that have negatively impacted our community. These concrete jungles have visually disrupted our two square miles, stretched our infrastructure to a breaking point […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:38 AM0 comments

School days! School days! In case you missed hearing, Fairfax County has a special election for School Board next Tuesday, August 29. The election is for an At-Large School Board seat, so registered voters in the county may vote at their regular polling place on Tuesday, from 6 a.m. until […]

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Editorial: Rebel Statue Falls In Falls Church

August 23, 2017 7:47 PM0 comments

Actually, the tearing down of a statue glorifying the treasonous Confederacy was celebrated nightly for a few weeks over a year ago right here in the City of Falls Church. It came with the Helen Hayes-award winning production of Tony Kushner’s musical, “Caroline or Change,” performed at the redoubtable Creative […]

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What’s Wrong With America?

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So with Trump, what’s wrong with us? How did we get to this point? What can we do about it? These are the great questions historically associated with the outdated “existentialism” of an angst-dominated post-World War II world when the (highly overrated) danger of Soviet subversion and the threat of […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 22, 2017 7:03 PM0 comments

More proof that Arlingtonians love history. In the past few weeks, I’ve been handed or discovered a stack of out-of-the-mainstream histories of our fair county, all pleasant surprises even for obsessives such as I. “Arlington Then and Now” is a coming 28-page 2018 calendar packed with vintage local sepia photos […]

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