A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 31, 2016 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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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:18 AM0 comments

Budget, Part V: Again? Yes. The discussion about the County Executive’s proposed FY 2017 county budget continues, in preparation for the Board’s public hearings on April 5, 6, and 7, and the Board’s eventual adoption of the amended budget, scheduled for April 26. During this same time, the Board of […]

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Editorial: Celebrate With Us Next Week

March 23, 2016 8:52 PM0 comments

Next week the mighty Falls Church News-Press will reach a particularly poignant milestone, the 25th anniversary of its first edition. From March 28, 1991, when the very first edition hit the streets in Falls Church and environs, to March 28, 2016, this independent, locally-owned newspaper of record has served its […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 22, 2016 1:10 PM0 comments

The gun dealer NOVA Armory, after an aborted lease in Cherrydale last year, will open a large weapons outlet on North Pershing Drive in Lyon Park. The owner is offering free T-shirts to its first 100 visitors on March 26, a kind of shot across the bow, so to speak, […]

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Guest Commentary: New Startup Gives Straight From the Heart

March 17, 2016 12:53 PM0 comments

By Dale Nirvani Pfeifer Social media has created a bridge where one previously didn’t exist – its interconnectivity means that “haves” and “have nots” now live in world where they are directly connected to one another. As one of the most efficient, effective ways to connect people and ideas across […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:45 AM0 comments

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The “wearing o’ the green” is a popular way to celebrate the day, but few people probably know that the song and its lyrics actually date back to the Irish Rebellion of 1798, against British rule. While everyone may be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

March 16, 2016 7:43 PM0 comments

I wrapped up my third legislative session in Richmond last week. Virginia’s General Assembly meets for 60 days every even numbered year, and 45 days every odd year. This being 2016, we adjourned at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016 after adopting a biennial budget, 59 days after we […]

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Editorial: More Than a Day To Fix Metrorail

6:48 PM0 comments

Yesterday’s unprecedented closure of the full D.C. regional Metrorail system to examine and make critical fixes to the system certainly disrupted the routines of many thousands in the region. While the move was affirmed by every responsible public official, even seasoned commuters who’ve grown dependent on the system have had […]

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