Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

December 20, 2018 12:29 PM0 comments

If the Governor Ralph Northam’s address this week to the Joint Money Committees, still chaired by members of the opposite party, was a Beatles song, it would have started with “You have to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time.” In fact, the 2019 General Assembly Session […]

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Editorial: ‘A Mission to Do Good’

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“We view our jobs as a mission to do good in the world, bring positive change, and to serve and enhance our communities.” Who talks like that in our society anymore? Non-profit do-gooders? Bleeding hearts? Religious missionaries? Probably…but real estate developers? The quote is found in the middle of a […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Growing up, the threat of a lump of coal in one’s Christmas stocking might be all you needed to correct bad behavior. After all, a lump of coal just sits there. You can’t play with it, eat it, or walk it. A lump of coal had just two purposes: instilling […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 19, 2018 8:26 PM0 comments

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, a stone’s throw from Chain Bridge, were stirrings of not quite joy. I must have been about the sage age of 10 when our family gathered to sing carols ‘round the tinsel-shimmering tree bought at the Optimist Club lot, bedecked […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

December 14, 2018 2:30 PM0 comments

This Sunday I had the pleasure of hosting the Late Autumn Launch of the Blue Wave, a coalition of grassroots activist groups who dedicated themselves to changing the composition of the House of Delegates in the 2017 election. They succeeded beyond anyone’s expectations by electing so many new Delegates that […]

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Guest Commentary: In Appreciation of Mr. Brown & His Life Well Lived

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By Keith Thurston It is an honor to remember the man, the life of a wonderful person, Mr. Hugh Brown of Brown’s Hardware. Most of us called him Mister Brown, not just of respect for his age, but as an endearment and regard for who he was to the community. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 13, 2018 4:49 PM0 comments

December may be a popular time for shopping, but it also is a popular time for donations to favorite charities. Just as stores depend on holiday shoppers to keep their ledgers in the black, so, too, do non-profit organizations rely on holiday philanthropy to maintain their programs. Whether human services, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

4:44 PM0 comments

Crystal City is not a city. I’ve had to stress this point repeatedly to journalistic colleagues raised elsewhere who were planning to dateline stories from the exotic-sounding “Crystal City, Va.” Such misconceptions about this transforming section of Arlington will persist given last month’s huge Amazon announcement, which has brought no […]

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Editorial: F.C’s ‘Persons of The Year’

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We at the Falls Church News-Press have a special cause to gather with our friends at tonight’s (Dec. 13) 29th annual FCNP Holiday Party, to which all are invited. The annual fete will be held at its usual venue, the fellowship hall of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment at 222 […]

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Guest Commentary: Creating a Transparent Redistricting Process in Virginia

December 6, 2018 12:51 PM0 comments

By Amy Hjerstedt The League of Women Voters of Falls Church is hosting a community forum and training Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the City of Falls Church Community Center in the Art Room. With assistance from OneVirginia2021, there is a lot of new information to share with […]

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