Editorial: We’re Showing It Can Be Done

April 8, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

We at the News-Press have been deeply humbled and honored by the amazing outpouring of warmth, support and appreciation for our 25 years of effort displayed at our special 25th anniversary celebration last Thursday that spilled over to the annual banquet of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Saturday (see […]

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Guest Commentary: ‘Yes’ to Sustainable Growth, ‘No’ to Overdevelopment

April 7, 2016 12:38 PM0 comments

By Eric Schultz Falls Church is The Little City. It’s a picture perfect community that exudes a small-town feel: old mature trees, excellent small schools and beautiful houses. The residents enjoy bike trails, green spaces, parks and a farmer’s market. It’s a town where community leadership has been inclusive, collaborative, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:08 AM0 comments

Last week’s METRO Summit convened about 100 regional leaders and business people to discuss the future of Metrorail. Hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Greater Washington Board of Trade (BOT), the “Metrorail at 40: Restoring a World Class System” summit was supposed to look ahead, […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

April 6, 2016 5:28 PM0 comments

We are now looking at the 2016 session of the General Assembly through the rear view mirror. In a couple of weeks we will go back to the state house for the Reconvene Session, also known as the Veto Session. I’ve been an elected official for a number of years, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 5, 2016 1:34 PM0 comments

The local tragedy in a nutshell: A boyhood schoolmate, who drank to excess and became homeless, repeatedly asked me to help him. But he rejected the kind of help he really needed. He died last month nearly alone. “Pete,” as I’ll call him, will never know that his unfortunate end […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 31, 2016 12:55 PM0 comments

If you were alert before the start of this February’s Super Bowl, you might have watched an Arlingtonian honored at the pre-game 50th anniversary ceremonies. Waving a rare hello on current national television was retired NFL star Jake Scott, a veteran of the 1970s Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins […]

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Guest Commentary: Candidates Could Learn from Local Robotics Team

11:16 AM0 comments

By Sia Nowrojee Our presidential candidates could learn a thing or two from local high school robotics Team 1418. The team is also known as Vae Victis (“Woe to the Vanquished” in Latin). Unlike our presidential candidates, this team is not interested in slaying enemies, but rather, in mastering the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:52 AM0 comments

Spring finally seems to be upon us, and local calendars are reflecting an increase in community activities. As the weather warms, attention turns from boots and firewood, to spring cleaning, as well as other activities. Some opportunities in Mason District include: • Culmore Multicultural Day is this Saturday, April 2, […]

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Editorial: In the Name Of Privacy

March 30, 2016 6:22 PM0 comments

Falls Church City officials and residents of the Winter Hill neighborhood should move cautiously toward an agreement that the City is pushing for to allow police to enter common-area parking lots of the Winter Hill Community Association members to check for delinquent vehicle decals. No one is questioning the motives […]

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Guest Commentary: Falls Church’s Little Library That Could

March 24, 2016 12:05 PM0 comments

By Chester De Long As is generally known, our small library has won national star rating for eight years. How has this happened in a work space that is badly deteriorating to the point of failure of air and heating systems, obsolete elevator, inadequate wiring, leaky plumbing, a leaky roof, […]

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