A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 10, 2016 10:24 AM0 comments

Budget: Part IV – Last week’s budget debate to advertise a tax rate, as required by law, was highly unusual for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. As described in last week’s column, board members voted on three separate motions for tax rates, finally agreeing to advertise the four-cent tax […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 9, 2016 8:28 PM0 comments

Arlington’s heritage as an incubator of technology genius took a loss last week. I write of the sudden death of James Kimsey, co-founder of AOL (of which I remain a loyal, if out of step, subscriber). Though America Online’s pioneering “You’ve Got Mail” offices helped create the Dulles tech corridor […]

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Editorial: Welcoming F.C.’s ‘Critical Mass’

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The long laundry list of incremental improvements to the business environment in the City of Falls Church presented in this week’s report from the City’s Economic Development Office (covered on Page One of this edition) is, taken as a whole, every bit as impressive as another big mega-project proposal for […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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On Wednesday, March 2, the Virginia House Republicans voted to reject the confirmation of Justice Jane Roush to the Virginia Supreme Court, despite the fact that she has served in that position for seven months, and was unanimously qualified by the House Courts of Justice Committee as well. She was […]

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Guest Commentary: National Area United Way’s Community Commitment

March 3, 2016 1:57 PM0 comments

By Rosie Allen-Herring United Way of the National Capital Area has been working on a new strategic vision to focus extensive resources on creating the highest quality of life and opportunity for communities throughout the region. This five-year, $10 million investment is called the Community Commitment and it’s focused on […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Budget – Part III: Last week’s joint budget meeting between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board was civil, but hardly cordial, as school board members lectured Supervisors about school needs, and Supervisors parried with all the other community needs that also are funded by […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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We are moving toward adjournment in a rapid stride to the finish. March 12 is the scheduled close of the 2016 General Assembly. Many bills are waiting to be voted on, and the debates continue in committee and on the floor. Reconciling the amendments to the budget bill are the […]

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Editorial: Something All F.C. Agrees On

March 2, 2016 9:00 PM0 comments

One thing all 13,500 citizens of the City of Falls Church apparently agree upon – all except 246 of them, that is – is that Donald Trump should not be the next president of the U.S. The results from Tuesday’s “Super Tuesday” primaries in Falls Church show that of all […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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If you marked last year’s 50th anniversary of the “Sound of Music” movie, you laid eyes on a star who grew up in in Arlington. Nicholas Hammond, who played Friedrich von Trapp, went on to a continuing career in film, TV and stage as an actor, writer and director. Even […]

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Guest Commentary: Public Notices Should Stay in Newspapers

February 25, 2016 12:44 PM0 comments

By Tonda Rush A character identified in “The Big Short” movie only as the “Tattooed Renter” protests the unfairness in the world when he learns that he is about to be booted out of his home because the landlord has not paid the mortgage. “Man, I paid my rent,” he […]

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