Starbucks Coffee Company recently announced that it had opened 728 new stores in the first quarter of its fiscal year, which ended on December 31, 2006. One store that it didn’t open is the new Beanetics Coffee Roasters in the Annandale Shopping Center, 7028 Columbia Pike, near Silverado Restaurant. Beanetics […]
Gitmo needs to go. At least that’s what an assorted, bipartisan collection of our nation’s elected leaders and interest groups believe. President Bush, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Rep. Jack Murtha and many human rights groups have gone on record calling for the closure of the now-infamous Guantanamo Bay Detention facility.
Everyone who loves justice and fairness should stand and applaud the outcome of the trial yesterday that found in favor of the family of Falls Church’s own Jack Stephen “Steve” Cornejo. Cornejo, then 22, was shot and killed almost two years ago now, and no criminal charges were ever filed […]
Transportation Sham It was bad enough that the Republican leadership gave House and Senate members less than an hour to read the 105-page transportation bill. Unless virtually re-written by the Governor, it will require local governments to raise fees and taxes by almost $400 million in Northern Virginia with no […]
Now that daylight savings time is upon us, and winter weather, hopefully, is a blast in the past, attention turns to outdoor activities or, at least, activities that take us out of the house. Following are a few opportunities to explore in the next couple of weeks.
A couple of musings on Arlington politics: The recent announcement that Virginia Senate President John Chichester is retiring may not auger well for Arlington and Northern Virginia.
What are the lessons to be learned from the latest round in the on-going but now imminently successful struggle by the Hekemian company to come up with a project for the old Pearson Funeral Home site on N. Washington St. that the City Council would like? The plan now has […]
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, is a disease that many of our nation’s servicemen and women returning home from combat are struggling to cope with.
Legislative Albatross It has been 12 days since the 2007 General Assembly session adjourned after 46 days. In this “short session,” 1,551 bills and resolutions were approved.
No doubt you have been reading about the Republican transportation plan passed on the last day of the General Assembly session. On the whole, it’s much ado about nothing.