Guest Commentary: City of Falls Church—Canary in the Metro Coal Mine?

July 13, 2017 2:29 PM0 comments

Before modern detection means, coal miners would use canaries in cages to determine whether the levels of toxic and explosive gasses were rising to the danger point. If the canary kept singing, then things were probably all right. If the canary stopped singing — or worse yet, fell over — […]

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Editorial: No ‘Guard Rails’ On Campus Site

12:25 PM0 comments

Hey, Wegmans! Were you tuned into the Falls Church City Council meeting Monday night? With no West Coast baseball to watch during the All-Star break, maybe you accidentally had the Falls Church Cable channel tuned in to cure your insomnia around midnight. As reported in this week’s edition, when the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:00 AM0 comments

Housing costs too much in the Washington metropolitan region. That’s a fact, not an alternative fact. According to a June 2017 report by the Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington, “individuals and families all along the income spectrum can face obstacles finding affordable and appropriate housing in the Greater Washington […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

July 12, 2017 8:17 PM0 comments

I am frequently asked how advocacy groups decide to endorse (or not) a candidate for public office. Usually, if the candidate is an incumbent endorsements are based upon that candidate’s voting record. If the candidate is not an incumbent, the candidate is asked to complete a questionnaire and possibly sit […]

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Our Man in Arlington

8:11 PM0 comments

Just over the footbridge, behind those dense deciduous trees, lies the interior of Roosevelt Island. Centuries before that bully memorial to our 26th president was begun in the 1930s, the 88-acre island once known as Analostan was glimpsed by Captain John Smith and inhabited by Native Americans. But this same […]

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Guest Commentary: Lou Olom: Education Pioneer & Civic Leader Turns 100 Years Young

July 6, 2017 12:23 PM0 comments

By Kieran Sharpe Louis T. Olom saw the great value of rigorous education, democratic institutions and civic engagement, and he persistently pursued visionary objectives in each realm. He sought out the best in K12 educational practices. From a conference in Princeton, New Jersey, Lou brought back to Falls Church stories […]

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Editorial: Don’t Delay & Downsize

10:10 AM0 comments

The small air conditioning motor fire on the roof of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library yesterday morning caused minimal damage and little disruption of the functioning of the library, which wasn’t slated to open until 1, anyway. But it has underscored the seriousness of the need for the library’s […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:01 AM0 comments

In the Walt Disney film, “Bambi,” Thumper the rabbit had a simple philosophy: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.” On the other hand, Washington socialite Alice Roosevelt Longworth, famously had a pillow emblazoned, “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

July 5, 2017 9:04 PM0 comments

Summer is near the halfway mark with the 4th of July having come and gone. Celebrating the birth of our nation is a proud tradition. While the beach, a bar-b-q, parades and fireworks are things we look forward to, it is all a good time to remember that the Declaration […]

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Our Man in Arlington

3:52 PM0 comments

The famed Arlington Way got a workout last week. County Manager Mark Schwartz, after a five-year community process, disgorged a recommendation dreaded by many in the neighborhood around Williamsburg Middle School. Atop the two recently added artificial turf fields to the campus along with Discovery Elementary School will be six […]

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