Editorial: Another Newspaper Takes a Big Hit

July 25, 2018 5:50 PM0 comments

A devastating hit to arguably the most important institution in a democracy — the exercise of a free press — occured this week with the decision by the new owners of the New York Daily News to slash 50 percent of the newsroom staff of the 99-year-old newspaper. This one […]

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Our Man in Arlington

July 24, 2018 3:20 PM0 comments

If there were an award for unearthing the shiniest gems of Arlington’s past, I would bestow it on Andrew Ratliff. The 55-year-old government contractor is familiar to denizens of the popular “I Grew Up in Arlington, VA” Facebook page (18,340 members) for his deep research and frequent postings. “Metro construction […]

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Guest Commentary: Fairfax Leaders Need to Stand Against Sexual Harassment

July 19, 2018 1:26 PM0 comments

By Del. Kaye Kory & Jessica Swanson We are women — a long-time community activist and a state legislator — who have lived in Fairfax County for many years. We are frustrated that our leadership has done little to address the sexual harassment and discrimination charges brought more than a […]

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Editorial: Eye-Popping School Design

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The unveiling of the prospective design of the new George Mason High School at the Falls Church School Board meeting Tuesday night led folks in the room to become more and more excited as the virtual tour progressed under the two “tour guides” present from the bid-winning team of Gilbane […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:00 AM0 comments

There are more than 3,000 counties in the United States, and representatives of many of those jurisdictions gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, this month for the annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition. The NACo Conference especially was well-attended this year, perhaps a tribute to its location in […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

July 18, 2018 6:21 PM0 comments

July is the month that most of the new laws approved by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor officially become law. However, because many of us have probably been busy watching the World Cup, it’s possible that some of these changes went unnoticed. So let me highlight some […]

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Our Man in Arlington

6:15 PM0 comments

Our hometown faces tough choices between the pursuit of green (as in money) and the pursuit of green (as in environmentalism). The County Board’s July 14 meeting showcased leaders resigned to tight budgets focused on infrastructure spending (metro, new schools) within limited government regulatory powers. A symbol for the clash: […]

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Guest Commentary: For a Healthy Bay, Take an Interest in Local Streams

July 12, 2018 12:26 PM0 comments

By Liz Chudoba Most of us think of spring and summer as the time the birds start singing, the flowers start blooming and the weather warms up. In the world of water quality monitoring, it means we are dusting off our secchi disks and getting our sampling equipment ready — […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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This week’s Board of Supervisors meeting was one of the longer ones in recent memory. The Board agenda was replete with the usual items – approval of grant applications for human services programs, local transportation program changes, and several land use cases, as examples. What made the meeting long, and […]

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Editorial: The Need for Affordable Housing

9:27 AM0 comments

The City of Falls Church’s Housing and Human Services office has issued a call for public response to a survey on the issues and needs pertaining for affordable housing in the City. This is a very important first step to re-engage an issue in this City which has historically been […]

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