Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

December 6, 2018 11:38 AM0 comments

December is a particularly busy month that is packed with holiday celebrations and a number of meetings for members of the General Assembly. Engaged constituents reach out to share their concerns and/or support for potential legislation and funding matters. Many of the interim study groups and commissions are wrapping up […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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A man, his dog, and a toddler might be some interesting characters in a fairy tale, but the following true story is both heartwarming and cautionary. Call it being in the right place at the right time, divine Providence, a guardian angel, or just plain luck, a little girl may […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 5, 2018 8:36 PM0 comments

The Pollyannas who entered the 21st century planning for a post-racial society have seen that vision eclipsed by harsh rhetoric and street violence. One response in Arlington is the thriving work of the school-based conversation facilitators at the nonprofit Challenging Racism. “Along with a rise in the number of white […]

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Guest Commentary: Working-Class Virginians Counting on Democratic Party

November 29, 2018 1:49 PM0 comments

By Thomas Bowman The 2018 midterm election was the biggest win for any political party in United States history. Looking at the numbers, Virginia sent Democrats to Washington with a clear electoral mandate, picking up three new congressional seats and holding onto every seat they already occupied. In Congressional District […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Each year, Fairfax County publishes a lengthy demographic report that highlights population, housing units, residential and commercial development, market values, and other pertinent information. The data is presented in several profiles – by magisterial district, human services regions, sanitary sewersheds, census tracts, and even ZIP codes! There are lots of […]

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Editorial: The Next F.C. Budget Cycle

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It was a deft move by the Falls Church City Public Schools’ leadership to hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the completed renovations at the Mt. Daniel Elementary School this week in advance of the first joint City Council, School Board pre-next budget cycle meeting Monday night. A formal community-wide […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 28, 2018 7:42 PM0 comments

Our treasured Arlington National Cemetery is still itching to expand its boundaries to accommodate more graves. That’s the word from Kim Holien, the former Ft. Myer historian who shared hard-unearthed facts about the base during a Nov. 8 talk to the Arlington Historical Society. Before the expansion that’s now underway, […]

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Guest Commentary: Concentrating our Approach to Help Students In Need

November 22, 2018 11:22 AM0 comments

By Debbie Hiscott & Cecily Shea During this time of giving thanks, it is important to recognize those in need, including families in Falls Church City who are challenged in meeting basic needs. The Falls Church Education Foundation is partnering with the Falls Church City Public Schools Family Assistance Fund […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Happy Thanksgiving! The announcement last week that Arlington and Alexandria will be Amazon’s HQ2 location is exciting news for Northern Virginia and the metro region. On the plus side, the prospect of creating 25,000 high paying jobs over the next two decades reinforces our region as a good place to […]

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Editorial: Most Valuable Real Estate

November 21, 2018 11:20 AM0 comments

Present at Monday night’s meeting of the Falls Church City Council meeting when the team of EYA, PN Hoffman and Regency Centers was chosen to spearhead a $500 million development of 10.3 acres at the City’s West End was a man who’s been involved in Falls Church politics longer than […]

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