Creating walkable, bikeable, and accessible neighborhoods fosters smart growth, reducing the need to get into a car for every small trip or errand. Connecting residents and neighborhoods to shopping, schools, recreation, transit, and other amenities strengthens the social fabric of our communities. Best of all, it is ageless. Youngsters and […]
Kudos to all those City Hall employees in Falls Church who braved with good spirits and commitment to public service what will become the storied year that they spent cramped into aged and often dysfunctional spaces at 400 N. Washington Street. Those were the temporary digs from which they’ve been […]
Civic activist Jeanne Broyhill remains a good sport a half-century after the famous prank. As the daughter of Arlington Congressman Joel T. Broyhill (a Republican who served from 1953-74), she recently confided in me that she’d had advance warning that boys from Yorktown High and nearby schools were planning to […]
Explorers of this unmapped territory gathered April 10 at Arlington’s Committee of 100 for an update — halfway through the county’s nine-month study on how to civilize this transport revolution.
It would be enough if I supported Dick Saslaw because he’s a personal friend. He came to be a friend, ironically, after I wrote an article criticizing him. Instead of holding a grudge, he reached out to me to listen to my complaints, to try to find common ground, and to find ways to represent me better. The things I’ve learned along the way about the kind of honest, caring, and genuine person he is have turned that into a true friendship.
It means that the market here, as booming as it is and will become, is not succeeding by itself in providing a mix of housing and living options for its total workforce to participate in the benefits and opportunities that it is seeking here.
This year the Governor was able to use language amendments in the budget to bypass House GOP leadership and accomplish some important bipartisan policy objectives.
All day, volunteers will make repairs to selected homes of needy residents as part of the Rebuilding Together program. Volunteers teams from local businesses and faith communities band together to paint, repair, do yard work, build access ramps, and much more to make daily life a little easier for the residents.
By Parisa Dehghani-Tafti For nearly 20 years, as a public defender, innocence attorney and law professor, I’ve worked to identify and fix the mistakes of the criminal justice system. My experience in criminal justice is deep, broad, and diverse. I’ve practiced at all levels, from trial to the Virginia Supreme […]
It’s coming down to that time when the City of Falls Church’s City Council votes to adopt the coming fiscal year operating budget, which this season tops $99 million and includes no changes in any of the tax rates in the City, including the real estate rate currently at $1.355 […]