Guest Commentary: Falls Church’s ‘Santamobile’ Prepares to Ride Again

December 10, 2015 1:00 AM0 comments

By Adam Gruen The Santamobile returns to the greater Falls Church area next week, starting on December 15! Over nine nights, Santa will ride through neighborhoods in the City of Falls Church, plus a few in neighboring Arlington and Fairfax Counties. The Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department will once again […]

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Editorial: Thumbs Up for Mason Row

December 9, 2015 6:59 PM0 comments

In the manner of the usual “Falls Church Way,” as it is informally known, it has taken an awful long time for the latest large scale mixed-use project to make it as far as the one big final hurdle it needs to clear. The Mason Row plan for the assemblage […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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My November column focused on immigrant issues I expect to be working on in the upcoming session of the General Assembly. The column was motivated, in part, by the corrosive immigrant-bashing emanating from Republican presidential candidates. This month I want to focus on another issue I will be addressing in […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 8, 2015 4:54 PM0 comments

Yes, Virginia, Arlington has an official song. A friend recently passed me a copy of the sheet music for “Arlington,” written over four decades ago by the late Ernest K. Emurian, then-pastor of Cherrydale United Methodist Church. I’d wager it’s sung or even recalled by very few of today’s august […]

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Guest Commentary: Mason Row Is Still Too Big, Needs More Changes

December 3, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

By Dorothea Potter Teipel In spite of the excellent intentions of Spectrum, and their flexibility in incorporating our ideas, especially starting over in some aspects, Mason Row is still too big by half. After working with Peter Batten for just one issue, I would love to support his vision, and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Fairfax County’s budget “season” is nearly year-round now, a change from the traditional mid-February to end of April sessions. While those dates still will focus on the County Executive’s presentation of a proposed fiscal year budget and recommendations, the lead-in to the budget begins many months prior, and the Board […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

December 2, 2015 9:27 PM0 comments

It’s official, the holiday season is upon us and the countdown to the General Assembly has begun. Recently, I spent the day with newly elected senators who will be sworn in come January. Eight very bright, eager and most likely exhausted men and women will take their seat in the […]

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Editorial: Our Worries About The Campus Project

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What has concerned us so far in the process that has been coined the “campus redevelopment project” covering the 36 acres of prime real estate ceded to the City of Falls Church last year, is that neither of the two bids responding to the City’s “request for development” seems geared […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 1, 2015 5:57 PM0 comments

My neighborhood’s most notable military hero returned for a visit a few months back. Long-timers on my cul-de-sac spread the word they had spotted Gen. James Dozier, whose 1981 kidnapping by the Italian Red Brigades terrorist group made international news, stopping by in a car for old time’s sake. So […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 26, 2015 7:05 AM0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! In Fairfax County, we have so much for which to give thanks – good schools, safe streets, clean water and air, neighbors who care, and many volunteers who identify a need and then step in to fill it. We have an enviable quality of life in Fairfax County, […]

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