Our Man in Arlington

June 28, 2016 1:34 PM0 comments

When an historic home is threatened by a developer, preservationists should mull the option of jacking up the house on a flatbed truck and moving it to more welcoming pastures. Of course, it would not be cheap. A famous application of such a remedy in Arlington involves the 19th-century Eastlawn […]

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Guest Commentary: Time Has Come for New Library Project in F.C.

June 23, 2016 12:25 PM0 comments

By Chet DeLong The City Council invited the members of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Board of Trustees to meet with Council members on June 20 at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to have the trustees explain their project for renovation and expansion of the library, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board met in retreat last week, an exercise that is scheduled to acquaint new and returning members of both boards, and discuss common initiatives and goals. The retreat, open to the public, was held at the new Fred W. […]

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Editorial: How to Proceed At the Campus

June 22, 2016 8:24 PM0 comments

The deed has been done, and the Falls Church School Board and City Council ditched the flawed effort at a “private-public education partnership” for the development of the 36 acre campus site after less than a year working with two bidders for the project. That was the right move. But […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 21, 2016 1:48 PM0 comments

The tear-down specialists are targeting old homes on historic Minor’s Hill. As the highest point in Arlington, this prominence at the Fairfax line figured in the War of 1812 (Dolly Madison allegedly stayed there while escaping the British) and as a Civil War observation post owned by the secessionist Minor […]

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Editorial: Trump’s Threat to A Free Press

June 16, 2016 3:16 PM0 comments

The latest disgrace from the despicable Donald Trump has been to strip the Washington Post of its press credentials to cover his campaign events. It not only follows on similar bans against a dozen or so other, smaller news organizations, but it is in keeping with his earlier promise to, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:13 AM0 comments

The second leadership forum for Metrorail at 40: Restoring a World Class System featured panelists from Atlanta, Chicago, Miami-Dade, New York City, and Toronto, who outlined the challenges and expectations for their own transit systems. The first forum, in early April, outlined the maintenance issues facing Metro, and heralded the […]

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Guest Commentary: After Orlando, Will Congress Finally Act on Guns?

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By John A. Calhoun This week, our nation added Orlando to the roll-call of cities mourning the deaths of those who had no reason to die. They died because of our immorally irresponsible policies that allow anyone – anyone including those on terrorist watch lists, those convicted of hate crimes, […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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As hard as it may be to believe, 2016 is nearly half over already. July 1, 2016 is not only the mid-point of the year (and it’s not only my birthday) it’s also the day that all the new laws Virginia General Assembly passed and the Governor signed become law […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 15, 2016 7:17 PM0 comments

For this Father’s Day, I’ll honor my old man by sharing some intimate information that he himself never knew. The late Keith Clark (1923-81) spent nearly half his life as an Arlingtonian (I count six addresses beginning during World War II). As an intelligence professional, he was comfortable with secrecy. […]

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