Guest Commentary: Voting Absentee in the City of Falls Church

September 30, 2016 10:24 AM0 comments

By David B. Bjerke Do you want the campaigns to stop calling you and filling up your mail box? Did you know there is something you can do to reduce those calls and mailings? Vote early. Vote absentee. All over Virginia, election offices opened for early absentee voting on September […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 29, 2016 10:09 AM0 comments

In-person absentee voting started last Friday in Virginia, and satellite polling locations across Fairfax County, including the Mason District Governmental Center, will be open for in-person absentee voting each Saturday through November 5, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekday voting hours, from 2 – 8 p.m., at the satellite […]

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Editorial: We Endorse Clinton & Kaine

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It should come as no surprise to readers of the News-Press that we’re formally and enthusiastically endorsing the ticket of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine for president and vice-president of the United States. Unlike the staunchest of Republican institutions and leaders who are endorsing the Democratic slate for the first […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 28, 2016 6:06 PM0 comments

Progress sometimes means digging up the past. That’s what the earnest folks at Central United Methodist Church in Ballston are confronting as they lay plans to level their own 91-year-old building. In its place on Fairfax Drive they envision a modern sanctuary, renewed preschool space and 128 new parking spaces. […]

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Guest Commentary: Walkable Urbanism in the City of Falls Church

September 22, 2016 1:12 PM0 comments

By Stewart Schwartz People were streaming along the sidewalks and biking down the street – parents with children, couples, retirees, and the full ethnic diversity of our region. Where were they all going? We were leading one of our tours of walkable urban places and were amazed. Our group had […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Bailey’s Community Shelter will remain in Bailey’s Crossroads. It will not move to a temporary location on the grounds of the Lincolnia Senior Center. On September 14, Fairfax County acquired property on Seminary Road, not far from the existing facility, that will be the site of a new permanent […]

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Editorial: Is Altruism Receding in F.C.?

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On the one hand, it is encouraging that the citizens of Falls Church, responding to the survey circulated by the City’s Planning Department this summer (see story, page 5), feel very positive about some of the new large-scale mixed-use development projects around town. In particular, as the survey results showed, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 21, 2016 6:08 PM0 comments

I have been working with the Mason District Council (of Civic Associations) to set up a district-wide town hall focused on the AirBnB/short-term lodging rentals issue. The town hall has been set for Wednesday, Oct 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School. I invite you to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 20, 2016 4:32 PM0 comments

If we make it through Metro’s SafeTrack repair binge, what will we loyal subway users have gained? Worst-case scenario: a continually unsafe system underfunded and losing ridership to hipster services like Uber. So said panelists at the Sept. 14 Arlington Committee of 100 dinner, brainstorming on solutions for a Metro […]

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Guest Commentary: A Rural Newspaper Correspondent in the Big City

September 15, 2016 1:30 PM0 comments

I don’t remember anything from my first visit to the Waldorf Astoria, the famous New York City hotel. I don’t remember anything because I was only seven weeks old and it was eighty years ago. I was with my mother, who brought me with her in August 1936 from our […]

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