Guest Commentary: Founders Row to Introduce Many Falls Church ‘Firsts’

August 23, 2018 1:07 PM0 comments

Correction: In the print edition of the News-Press, the commentary was erroneously attributed to Lawrence Webb. By Dan Sze Last week, City Council approved the Founders Row project final configuration; swapping out a previously-approved hotel for a multi-story active adult apartment building. To paraphrase one of the many citizens engaged […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Dozens of county supervisors gathered in Fredericksburg last week for the 2018 County Officials’ Summit, hosted by the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo). With the November election approaching, VACo invited incumbent Senator Tim Kaine and his opponent, Prince William County Board Chairman Corey Stewart, to speak to the group. Their […]

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Editorial: Trump an ‘Unindicted Co-Conspirator’

August 22, 2018 10:06 PM0 comments

Your grandchildren will be taught the date, though hopefully their grades won’t be determined by such rote memorization. Maybe they’ll ask you what you were doing that day, and how much you remember about it. The date is August 21, 2018, the date that marked the first ever accusation in […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 21, 2018 9:18 AM0 comments

“Summer’s almost gone,” sang the late Jim Morrison of the Doors (a former Arlington resident). To stretch our time in the warm outdoors, my wife and I recently took a Sunday morning stroll by the South Four Mile Run Drive Community Garden. It should come as no surprise that what […]

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Guest Commentary: Fairfax Co. Treats Library Friends More Like Enemies

August 16, 2018 1:46 PM0 comments

By Charles Keener In Fairfax County, Public Library Friends are groups of volunteers who raise funds for or provide other support to their specific library branch as well as to the library system as a whole. Collectively, library Friends donate hundreds of thousands of dollars and many thousands of volunteer […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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It’s August, traditionally the dog days (an astronomical reference to the rising of Sirius, the dog star, during the hottest time of the year) when usual routines shut down and folks grab a respite in the last long days of summer before school and work resume in earnest. Even the […]

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Editorial: In Solidarity With Our Colleagues

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Today, with this editorial we are proud to join over 200 newspapers and news organizations across the U.S. to speak out for the core democratic values contained in the concept and exercise of a robust and independent free press in this country, and to decry efforts by President Trump and […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 15, 2018 7:31 PM0 comments

As many of us hit the road for August vacations, whether it’s a week at the beach, or a long weekend in the mountains, one of the toughest questions to answer is what time to leave town, to try and avoid spending half your vacation stuck in traffic. Personally, I […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 13, 2018 5:10 PM0 comments

Remnants of old-time racial hostility, it appears, have persisted among certain staff at Arlington’s Army Navy Country Club. I heard it from an anguished former golf course employee who showed me evidence of race-based mockery, including the tiresome use of bananas for insults. His story, backed by photos and workplace […]

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An Ode to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library

August 9, 2018 11:29 AM0 comments

By Chrystie F. Swiney The Mary Riley Styles Public Library, arguably the most beloved building in our beloved little city, is often described in glittering terms: as a “gem,” a “treasure,” a “jewel.” And indeed it is. I’ll never forget the day when I first stumbled upon it with my […]

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