Editorial: Is Altruism Receding in F.C.?

September 22, 2016 2:09 AM0 comments

On the one hand, it is encouraging that the citizens of Falls Church, responding to the survey circulated by the City’s Planning Department this summer (see story, page 5), feel very positive about some of the new large-scale mixed-use development projects around town. In particular, as the survey results showed, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 21, 2016 6:08 PM0 comments

I have been working with the Mason District Council (of Civic Associations) to set up a district-wide town hall focused on the AirBnB/short-term lodging rentals issue. The town hall has been set for Wednesday, Oct 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School. I invite you to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 20, 2016 4:32 PM0 comments

If we make it through Metro’s SafeTrack repair binge, what will we loyal subway users have gained? Worst-case scenario: a continually unsafe system underfunded and losing ridership to hipster services like Uber. So said panelists at the Sept. 14 Arlington Committee of 100 dinner, brainstorming on solutions for a Metro […]

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Guest Commentary: A Rural Newspaper Correspondent in the Big City

September 15, 2016 1:30 PM0 comments

I don’t remember anything from my first visit to the Waldorf Astoria, the famous New York City hotel. I don’t remember anything because I was only seven weeks old and it was eighty years ago. I was with my mother, who brought me with her in August 1936 from our […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:07 AM0 comments

One of the few rainstorms this month didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for the Grand Opening of the newly renovated and expanded Home Depot at Seven Corners last week. The store needed more space for its design center – appliances, lighting, kitchen and bath fixtures – and moved into the former […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

8:06 AM0 comments

For over two years, the I-66 project has been a major topic of conversation in our community. Perhaps even longer than that if you consider previous concerns over traffic and commuting. After many community meetings and plan revisions, the Governor and senior VDOT officials unveiled the first phase of the […]

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Editorial: Mason Row Remains a Go

12:28 AM0 comments

The news of the signing of the lease for Mike’s Deli to move into the old Long John Silver’s location on West Broad (actually a few feet outside the City of Falls Church limits, so it has a Fairfax County Leesburg Pike address) is good news for a couple of […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 13, 2016 4:43 PM0 comments

If there is a first family of Arlington, it would be the Balls. These landowners going back to the Revolutionary War lent their name to our crossroads neighborhood of Ballston. Last month I got the chance to pose questions to fifth-generation descendant Barbara Ball Savage. She’s the daughter of the […]

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Guest Commentary: Developments & Future Plans of F.C. Public Schools

September 8, 2016 12:34 PM0 comments

By Justin Castillo August is already a fading memory. It’s the first day of school, and I just finished my first homework assignment of the 2016-2017 school year: Writing the Falls Church City Public Schools back to school column about recent developments and future plans. But before I do that, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:59 AM0 comments

If September marks new beginnings for students and families at all educational levels, it also marks new beginnings for some of our public safety personnel. Last week, the Fairfax County Police Department announced that Captain Christian Quinn, currently the commander of the Mason Police Station, has been promoted to Major, […]

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