A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 22, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Fairfax County’s annual budget exercise began in earnest on Tuesday, as new County Executive Bryan J. Hill unveiled his proposed FY2019 budget. This is Mr. Hill’s first budget presentation, and his budget message noted that he was extremely impressed by the work of his predecessor and the county’s Department of […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 20, 2018 1:47 PM0 comments

To mark this February’s Black History Month, Central Library’s Center for Local History mounted a fresh exhibit of photos called “Growing Up Black in Arlington.” The shots of school kids, scouts and sports teams come mostly from the collection of Ernest E. Johnson. A commemoration of a different sort sprang […]

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Guest Commentary: Community Where All Can Contribute, Grow & Aspire

February 15, 2018 1:49 PM0 comments

By Christopher Fay These are big shoes to fill! At the Falls Church City Council meeting earlier this week, I was honored to receive the inaugural 2017 Sprague Champion Award for Affordable Housing Advocacy from the City of Falls Church. Knowing what a strong and tireless advocate Steve Sprague was […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The annual National Conference of Regions (NCR) met in Washington, D.C., this week, bringing together regional leaders from around the country, who focused on economic growth, infrastructure, and resilience – common issues for most regional bodies, large or small. It was merely a coincidence that the Trump Administration released its […]

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Editorial: Who’s Going to Bell the Cat?

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In a departure from the usual way in which Falls Church City Council retreats have been conducted, usually for the purpose of some brainstorming among Council members about the coming year, last Saturday’s session at the Henderson Middle School library was filled with many invited members of the City’s volunteer […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

February 14, 2018 6:45 PM0 comments

This year’s General Assembly session is now past the halfway point, with Tuesday’s crossover day now behind us. I knew coming in to the session that it would be different than any of my previous four. After all, we have a new Governor, a new Speaker, and 19 new members, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 13, 2018 2:15 PM0 comments

Who is the all-time queen of Arlington real estate? (Hint: her picture is not on a bus.) Ruby Lee Minar (1883-1952), whose name inspires awe in homebuilders, in the 1920s was tops among the visionary investors who created our restful suburb. “The most successful woman in realty development in the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 8, 2018 10:37 AM0 comments

The caller to my office wondered why trucks were pre-treating roadways with brine, when the weather forecast called for only a little snow and freezing rain. Seemed like a waste of resources, he said. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for maintaining roadways in Fairfax County, so the […]

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Editorial: Falls Church is Number One

February 7, 2018 8:41 PM0 comments

Those who’ve worked hard over many years to improve life in the City of Falls Church can take great heart in the survey results published in 24/7 Wall Street carried on Page 9 of this edition. This is a legitimate survey based on well-vetted criteria, developed by the United Nations, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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We are nearing Cross-Over (Feb. 13), the day upon which all bills passed by the House and/or Senate must be sent over to the other body for its deliberation. In other words, each body must complete its voting on all legislation submitted by its own members by Feb. 13. Approved […]

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