Editorial: Affordable Housing, A Way Forward

March 8, 2018 9:37 AM0 comments

With all the otherwise impressive and hopeful progress being made on many fronts in the City of Falls Church, the one goal that is almost universally upheld as vital for making the City’s future vibrant and diverse is stuck solidly in the mud. That is the issue of affordable housing. […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

March 7, 2018 8:57 PM0 comments

The General Assembly session will adjourn on March 10, as determined by the Commonwealth Constitution. In my time in the House of Delegates, we have gone into special session a few times — but that is not the norm. However, this year, the House budget and the Senate budget are […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 6, 2018 2:43 PM0 comments

With debate still percolating over whether to rename Washington-Lee High School, I couldn’t help but notice an influx of anecdotes about the county’s oldest secondary school that recently came my way. They’re mostly tokens of affection for the school’s uniqueness.  But I take them as a sign that if the […]

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Guest Commentary: Preserve Our Future & the Lives of Our Children

March 1, 2018 1:12 PM0 comments

By David Alhadeff Two weeks ago, my 14- year-old niece was murdered by a lunatic who abused the right to possess “arms.” Since then, my family and I have experienced many emotions. Today, I can admit I’m still in shock. I’m numb and still do not have words to describe […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:53 AM0 comments

The release, last week, of Fairfax County’s proposed FY 2019 budget, provided a high level view of important priorities for the county – funding the School Board’s transfer request and fully funding employee compensation at the 2.25 percent Market Rate Adjustment (MRA), only the third time in 10 years that […]

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Editorial: F.C.’s New Shift In Temperament

9:40 AM0 comments

There’s been a subtle but important shift in the temperament of the vast majority of citizens of Falls Church that we’ve detected over the course of the most recent years. It’s a shift for the good, and overall we credit the relentless commitment to open dialogue and transparency by our […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

February 28, 2018 7:04 PM0 comments

We are in the final stretch of the 2018 General Assembly Session. All attention has turned to Virginia’s next biennial spending plan. We have had an intense six weeks of prepping an amended budget, taking into consideration hundreds of hours of testimony to get here. The Senate Budget as presented […]

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Our Man in Arlington

6:38 PM0 comments

Arlingtonions of a certain age spent their childhoods nickel and diming. Sucrose memories of Robertson’s 5 & 10 Cent store, which greeted kids aged 1-92 for decades near Lee Highway and N. Glebe Rd., came to me from scattered friends. Imprinted joys of wax lips, Lik-M-Aid, atomic fireballs, model cars […]

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Editorial: Ban Assault Weapons, Nothing Less

February 22, 2018 1:27 PM0 comments

The spontaneous surge of anger and resolve expressed by students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, survivors of the killing spree by a lone gunman that took the lives of 17 of their classmates on Feb. 14 last week, has spilled over the nation like a […]

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Guest Commentary: F.C. Small Businesses Are Integral to Our Community

12:48 PM0 comments

By Lisa D’Ambrosio-Irons What is so hot it’s cool? Falls Church of course…and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s Fire & Ice Awards Gala is the hottest ticket in town! When people think of Falls Church, three things typically come to mind: the impressive award winning school system; the responsive, […]

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