Our Man in Arlington

July 10, 2018 12:20 PM0 comments

I suspect everyone harbors some local personal “soft spots.” That’s what I call those sites you pass by that trigger old memories — some pleasant, some awkward, all specific — that color your rapport with your hometown. Herewith, as a summer reverie, are some that stick with me after six […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 5, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Parking in residential neighborhoods seems to be a modern-day problem, with some residents concocting interesting schemes, either to maintain a parking space, or to discourage others from parking. Unless otherwise regulated, vehicles may park legally on most public roadways in Fairfax County. Public roadways, including the right-of-way in front of […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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July 1 marked the start of Virginia’s fiscal year and the date that non-emergency legislation became law. This week is also the commemoration of the founding of our Nation. The Fourth of July is a day of celebration marked by parades, festivities, and fireworks. We celebrate the freedoms and the […]

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Guest Commentary: Beauty in Vulnerability & the Ability to Express Youself

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By Danica Roem It started with him looking to the right toward the door, away from the restaurant booth where we sat. As Nicholas F. Benton, publisher of the Falls Church News-Press, stared past the table next to us until he could see the parking lot through the glass windows […]

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Editorial: In Solidarity With The Capital Gazette

July 3, 2018 5:04 PM0 comments

In solidarity with our sister and brother journalists at the Annapolis Capital Gazette newspaper, five of whom were murdered in a rampage last Thursday, we reprint excerpts from the editorial they ran in their Sunday, July 1 edition: “Thank you. Thank you for the outpouring of sympathy for the terrible […]

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Our Man in Arlington

4:48 PM0 comments

Correction: The original column misstated one Finkelstein quote, it now starts with “One topic she alluded to…” The World War I centennial commemoration is on its home stretch. So I was pleased to witness Arlingtonians doing their part June 28 at an event titled “Arlington Remembers The Great War.” A […]

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Guest Commentary: Transportation Funding, Opportunities & Challenges

June 28, 2018 12:33 PM0 comments

From its beginning, Falls Church has been characterized as a hub of transportation infrastructure, starting with the original church and a few houses “on the road to the falls.” In succeeding years, additional features have been added to this network, including the tollgate, paved Routes 7 and 28, railroads and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Every day it seems that the national rhetoric can’t get any worse, and then it does. The president’s attack on due-process rights, rights guaranteed to everyone in this nation by the Constitution, is but the latest volley in his campaign against so much of what America stands for. Like it […]

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Editorial: Falls Church, a Civic Incubator

June 27, 2018 6:40 PM0 comments

With everything that’s in the works for the Northern Virginia region now, not the least of which are the realistic prospects for the location of two mega-corporate headquarters here — the second headquarters for Amazon and Apple — and the prospect of upwards of 70,000 new jobs they would bring. […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 26, 2018 1:10 PM0 comments

Last year I published a compilation of defunct newspapers that once served the readers of sainted Arlington. I’ve since been reminded of another. My friends Charlie and Paula Dierkes recently decluttered and delivered to me a yellowed stash of 1964 issues of a cool weekly the “Arlington Suburban Leader.” The […]

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