A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 27, 2018 10:06 AM0 comments

The Mason District Police Station is well-known for its leadership opportunities for officers, whether rookie or veteran. Current Police Chief Ed Roessler was an assistant commander at Mason in the late 1990s, Deputy Chiefs Tom Ryan and Ted Arnn held several command postings at Mason, and former Deputy Chief Steve […]

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Editorial: New High School ‘No Fly Zone?’

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We have serious concerns about the overly-vertical current design for the new George Mason High School, knowing that the final plans will not be ready for a while before construction begins next summer. In short, our concern is that a preoccupation with providing for extracurricular sports programs, including the problematic […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 26, 2018 2:32 PM0 comments

Bold prediction: Last week’s arrival of the autumn solstice will bring spectacular colored leaves. They eventually will turn brown and swirl to the ground. And be chased away by roaring suburban leaf-blowers. Handy modern convenience or threat to our health and tranquility? Arlington joined the brewing national debate this spring […]

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Guest Commentary: New Building Guidelines Focus on Wellness of People

September 20, 2018 1:56 PM0 comments

By Ray Carney Physical workplace is typically mentioned as one of the top three factors affecting performance and job satisfaction. Personnel costs significantly outweigh the costs for design, construction, maintenance, and operations. Improving the workplace environment can reduce the largest line item in the 30-year costs of a building — […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Despite the calendar, beginnings can occur at any time, as indicated by several Mason District events during the past week. On Saturday, The St. James Sports and Wellness Complex opened in the Shirley Industrial Park, located on Industrial Road, not far from the I-395/495/95 interchange, but inside the Beltway. The […]

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Editorial: Will You Step Up For Your Local Paper?

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This is the brief period in each recent year that the Falls Church News-Press comes to its readers and supporters to ask for financial support. It is no mystery to anyone paying attention these days that print newspapers are suffering from drastic declines in revenues due to a variety of […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

September 19, 2018 5:53 PM0 comments

It’s that time of year when it’s still blazing hot outside, but the kids are back at school and all the stores are showcasing their Halloween and fall decorations. Makes it seem like time is passing way too fast. Another way you can tell it’s fall is that your beloved […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 18, 2018 2:09 PM0 comments

One of Arlington’s premier land-owning families, the Marceys, trace their roots to the days of log cabins. The clan is getting a fresh coat of history paint. Descendent Cal Marcey, 80, contacted me from his home adjacent to family land near Mount Olivet Church to show a draft family chronology, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 14, 2018 9:28 AM0 comments

Friends, I have recently searched the Constitution of Virginia for any language describing a Virginian”s right to clean air and unpolluted water. Here is what I found (it may be dense, but definitely worth wading through): “Article XI.Section 1. To the end that the people have clean air, pure water, […]

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Guest Commentary: Remembering the ‘Democratic’ in the Democratic Party

September 13, 2018 2:35 PM0 comments

By Pete Davis The political writer Todd Gitlin has a useful image for thinking about the major political parties. He calls it “The Bulldozer and The Big Tent.” The Republican Party is the bulldozer: It has a few basic principles — government is bad, businessmen are good, outsiders are dangerous […]

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