Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

April 5, 2018 9:14 AM0 comments

Since adjourning, my colleagues have used this column space to highlight some of the work of the General Assembly. I want to talk about the missed opportunity of not having a budget. The regular session adjourned with the two Republican-led chambers (both the House and Senate) at an impasse over […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 4, 2018 9:08 PM0 comments

Arlington schools have embarked on another perennial “can’t please all the people all the time” endeavor. This winter, central education officials launched an Elementary School Planning Initiative that suggests a coming conversion of a neighborhood school (yet unnamed) to an option or theme school. My neighbors in the Tuckahoe jurisdiction […]

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Guest Commentary: Sleepy Hollow Project Is a White Elephant

March 29, 2018 11:22 AM0 comments

By James Hickey The Sleepy Hollow community and the neighborhoods that branch off it are a splendor of mature trees and well-maintained yards in a close-knit neighborhood. Most homeowners here spend their weekends improving their property with flowerbeds, shrubs, trees that blossom in the spring — all meant to improve […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:16 AM0 comments

No doubt about it, the young speakers at Saturday’s March for Our Lives were remarkable — passionate, poised, and peacefully political. None disappointed, especially not Emma Gonzalez, the close-cropped senior from Parkland, Florida, who held the crowd, and the news media, in riveted silence for more than five minutes on […]

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Editorial: We’re No. 1, We’re No. 1!

March 28, 2018 7:54 PM0 comments

If folks in the City of Falls Church are feeling a little light-headed this week, the banner headline on Page 1 of this edition could explain why. Where did all this “No. 1 in the Entire U.S.” stuff come from? Pardon us while the fan ourselves and sit down with […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 27, 2018 1:50 PM0 comments

Perched on a tree-lined cliff overlooking the Potomac — as seen through the G.W. Parkway — sits the Glass House. It’s a stately, historically designated, century-plus-old Arlington home originally called “Glenmore” (a contraction of the first lady of the house’s maiden name). But its current owners love the Glass House […]

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Editorial: Why So Stubborn Vs. School Budget?

March 22, 2018 11:12 AM0 comments

There seems to be an odd disconnect in the understanding of some on the Falls Church City Council concerning the Falls Church public’s disposition toward the City schools and their needs. Those arguing the hardest to oppose an extra $350,000 for the schools in the current annual budget deliberations above […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:03 AM0 comments

Attendees at the annual Mason District budget town meeting last week got a closer look at the proposed FY19 county budget from County Executive Bryan J. Hill and Chief Financial Officer Joe Mondoro. The nearly hour-long formal presentation was followed by a lively question and answer period that covered a […]

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Guest Commentary: We Can Make the City of Falls Church Safer

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By Shaun Dakin Another mass shooting in America. Another week goes by, and we ask, again, “what can we do to stop this mass murder of children by children?” What we can’t do right now is pass federal or state laws because of the power of the gun lobby. We […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 20, 2018 5:31 PM0 comments

Arlington Hosp…..er, sorry, Virginia Hospital Center, is scrambling daily to find space for its patient overflow. The medical nerve center of our county built in 1944 (whose name was delocalized in 2001) has 394 beds, but commonly needs more than 421 per day, said Adrian Stanton, vice president and chief […]

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