Editorial: More Incentive For Growth

May 31, 2017 8:16 PM0 comments

With the higher than earlier thought cost estimates for a new George Mason High School presented by consultants to the Falls Church School Board Tuesday night, the need to find and provide “the highest and best use” for the commercial component of the site becomes even more urgent. Revenues from […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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In less than two weeks, Virginians will have the opportunity to select the final two contenders for Governor as well as Lt. Governor. My choice is clear all the way to the general election in November — Ralph Northam. Dr. Northam has the experience and temperament for the office and […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 30, 2017 7:05 PM0 comments

I marked Memorial Day with a stroll around the Arlington site that has been called the “exclamation point” to the symbolic line across the Potomac to the National Mall. The six-decade-old Netherlands Carillon– though looking a bit worse for wear—offers touching patriotic music and a spectacular view of the downtown […]

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Guest Commentary: At the Forefront of Justice, Liberty & Equality for All

May 25, 2017 1:32 PM0 comments

By Tom Perriello Progress can be scary for some. We saw that firsthand this weekend with the racist demonstrations in my hometown of Charlottesville. Dozens of white supremacists evoked painful memories of Virginia’s dark history with the KKK and racial violence. What made this protest so jarring is that it showed […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Bailey’s Crossroads has experienced many positive changes during the past quarter century, and continues to serve a diverse and dynamic population. The old Alward’s garage, perhaps the closest thing to a Superfund cleanup site, was removed and redeveloped in 1997, followed closely by the removal of the Alward’s garbage site […]

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Editorial: No Time for Naysayers

May 24, 2017 8:37 PM0 comments

We are encouraged by the optimistic, can-do posture of the Alvarez and Marsal group that has been retained to work on the economic development component of the Falls Church Campus Process Working Group. In their comments to the economic subcommittee of the group last Friday, they indicated a willingness to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 23, 2017 4:13 PM0 comments

If I make it to my 90s, I hope some younger scribe squires me around my boyhood haunts for some history-invoking reminiscing. I recently spent an afternoon in the car driven by Arlington homebuilder Scot Harlan, scribbling snippets from running commentary of his father Jack, age 92, and mother Jean, […]

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Guest Commentary: The Conversation Still Matters the Most

May 18, 2017 2:43 PM0 comments

By Danica Roem If you’re from Falls Church, chances are you haven’t driven down a dirt road close to home in a little while. That’s quickly becoming the case for many residents in the Town of Haymarket in western Prince William County, where a spur of residential growth has doubled […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Renewable energy is heating up (pun intended) in Fairfax County. Since the Solarize Fairfax County program began in early April, more than 750 households have signed up for free solar assessments, and to learn more about pricing and finance options with private contractors. Four contracts already have been signed, a […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

May 17, 2017 8:01 PM0 comments

The 2017 General Assembly Session was Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s final as Governor. In Virginia the Governor is not allowed to run for reelection. As the deadline for final action on all bills passed earlier this month, he set a record for the most Vetoes ever, acting as a brick […]

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