A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 12, 2017 3:20 PM0 comments

Although resilience is one of my favorite words, and the basis for today’s Mason District Resilience Summit and Expo at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale (Senior Safety Seminar from 2 – 4 p.m., Expo from 4 – 6 p.m., and General Session from 7 – […]

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Guest Commentary: Rhetoric Over Strategy: Reconsidering the Referendum

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By Johannah Barry Although the recent weather presents a somewhat different picture, autumn is upon us. Two clear signs — the ubiquitous pumpkin spice flavoring in any comestible imaginable and growing political campaign rhetoric. I cannot tell you which is more unpalatable, but I can tell you that one is […]

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Editorial: Proud of Our Hometown

October 11, 2017 8:56 PM0 comments

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the incorporation in the City of Falls Church of Benton Communications, Inc., the parent company of the Falls Church News-Press, which was launched in March 1991. The incorporation followed the migration of its founder and the News-Press owner-editor to Falls Church in 1985, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 10, 2017 1:52 PM0 comments

Electronic signs are announcing testing of rush-hour toll lanes on 10 miles of I-66, set to open in Arlington and points west in December. Solo drivers willing to shell out extra bucks can benefit — if they procure an E-Z pass — from the commuter highway at peak hours. The […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

October 5, 2017 2:00 PM0 comments

There has been yet another human carnage in this nation. It is long past the time to talk about the why and how of the latest mass shooting. There is no place for assault weapons in the hands of anyone outside of our deployed military personnel. Let the conversation begin […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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An important local government responsibility is building and maintaining infrastructure — those public facilities, which are necessary for the safe, timely, and environmentally sound functioning of our community. Fairfax County’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) recently released a report about FY 2017 capital projects completed across the […]

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Guest Commentary: CBC Supports November’s School Bond Referendum

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By Richard McCall For over 50 years the Citizens for a Better City (CBC) has promoted responsible local government, excellence in education, and citizen stewardship in the City of Falls Church. Most recently, CBC has focused on educating the public on important issues and helping potential candidates for office understand […]

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Editorial: Russian Tampering Was Pro-Trump

October 4, 2017 8:48 PM0 comments

Kudos to U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia for sounding the alarm on continued Russian “active measures” in the U.S. and elsewhere aimed at disrupting our democratic elections. It was important for him and his Senate Intelligence Committee chair to step out now, in advance of the Virginia elections next […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 3, 2017 1:32 PM0 comments

Man’s best friend demands only the best dog park. Such has been Arlington’s approach over the past three decades as it has fenced off no fewer than eight canine recreation centers — allowing unleashed romping and occasionally unleashed social intercourse among the committed humans who partake. But the enclaves have […]

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Guest Commentary: George Mason High School Boosts Speech & Debate

September 28, 2017 2:02 PM0 comments

By Wendy Koch In an era of “fake” news and incivility, it’s especially important that our students learn to become good citizens. Speech and debate can help by encouraging them to be polite, respectful, articulate and knowledgeable. Attend a weekend tournament, and you’ll see why. Students arrive Saturday by 8 […]

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