This is the opportunity the governor has to craft a budget that is a statement of his values and priorities, hopefully with the support of a like-minded General Assembly.
By Letty Hardi As we celebrate Welcoming Week in Falls Church, I have been reflecting on how we can truly be “welcoming to all.” Welcoming Falls Church, a terrific grassroots organization of big-hearted citizens, has been leading the way with speakers, dinners, and service opportunities — sparking important community conversations […]
The de-Confederatization of 21st-century Arlington proceeds.
There’s a new word to describe Northern Virginia and its jurisdictions — coopetition. It’s probably not a spelling bee word yet, but if you asked for the definition and use in a sentence, the newly announced NOVA EDA, the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, could be the answer. Ten local […]
The move to capitalize on new record low interest rates in the bond markets to finance all the new things that are happening in Falls Church comes as an added boon.
Have you ever walked down Gundry Drive in Falls Church and wondered why it is named “Gundry”? The street is named for Mattie Gundry, a 19th and 20th century icon who lived, worked and made a difference right here in the Little City. Mattie Gundry was a force to be […]
Last week I witnessed a wave of Arlington baby-boomers and elders sign up for the Encore Chorale, billed as “America’s largest and fastest-growing choral organization for adults over 55.”
I was back on the picket lines at the NRA headquarters on Aug. 14. Ever the pragmatist I have to confess to some slow-growing doubts about the utility of this monthly picketing — does it change anything, move the needle at all, this standing there with a sign when in the last few weeks we’ve experienced the unabated horrors of mass shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, El Paso, Texas?
This year, Virginia celebrates 400 years and the title of the longest continuously serving legislative body in the Americas.
Next Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Washington Area Council of Governments is expected to adopt new region-wide targets, broken down by jurisdiction, calling for a major increase in housing overall, and especially affordable housing, to meet the pressing needs of growth in the region.