A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 26, 2017 10:38 AM0 comments

The rant that passed for an inaugural address last week appeared to be written, and delivered, by people not very friendly to the United States of America. During the Cold War, dictators and demagogues might have used words like “carnage,” “tombstones,” “rusted,” and “stolen” as propaganda against the United States. […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 25, 2017 1:32 PM0 comments

A neighbor gave me the program St. Agnes Catholic Church prepared to celebrate its 80th anniversary in Arlington. Its detailed history of that august body on North Randolph St. in Cherrydale describes how founders broke ground back in June 1919. The resulting building (followed by a succession of modernized replacements) […]

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Guest Commentary: The Homes We Borrow From Our Children

January 19, 2017 10:40 AM0 comments

By Jeff DuBro In neighborhoods across the country and clearly in our neighborhoods here in the metro D.C. area, we have witnessed with every new day, new houses “popping-up” left and right. The thing is, these new houses are routinely gigantic and often lack character and commonly do not respect […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:46 AM0 comments

Tomorrow’s inaugural ceremonies will adhere, for the most part, to a standard format that has been practiced for decades. What will follow the ceremony and parade, however, is anyone’s guess. Our nation has never had a presidential administration where the commander-in-chief has neither government nor military experience, and whose Cabinet […]

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Editorial: Open Letter to Donald Trump

January 18, 2017 10:31 PM0 comments

News-Press’ owner-editor Nicholas Benton provided upon request the following Open Letter to Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration for the Washington, D.C.-based Metro Weekly gay community news publication: “Open Letter to Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump, “Like the courageous civil rights champion U.S. Rep. John Lewis, I do […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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We are one week into the 2017 General Assembly session which gaveled in on Wednesday, Jan. 11. This year is a short session, lasting 45 days, during which the General Assembly will review about 1,500 bills and make amendments to the state budget. It is also an election year for […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 17, 2017 12:09 PM0 comments

Preston King, to many locals, is simply the namesake of the Westover Post Office. But for two Arlingtonians, the neighborhood hero killed in World War II remains a vivid presence—despite their being too young to have ever met him. Both shared with me fresh details. Chip Beck, retired from the […]

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Guest Commentary: Why We March: To Remember & Move Forward

January 13, 2017 10:23 AM0 comments

By Edwin Henderson The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Located in the City of Falls Church, the Foundation was created to preserve the rich cultural heritage of pioneering African Americans who fought racial segregation and established the nation’s first rural branch of the National Association for […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 12, 2017 10:42 AM0 comments

In 2014, Fairfax County entered into an agreement with the Virginia Commissioner of Highways, which allowed county staff and the Community Labor Force to remove signs from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) rights-of-way, and invoice the owners of the signs at $100 per sign removed. Since the beginning of the […]

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Editorial: Don’t Let Taxes Get Too High

January 11, 2017 7:13 PM0 comments

Unfortunately, it can be considered a rule of thumb that the more the tax rate in Falls Church becomes at variance with the rates of surrounding jurisdictions, the more likely it will become at some point that the City will come under pressure to relinquish its sovereignty as an independent […]

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