A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 3, 2015 9:29 AM0 comments

Fairfax County’s budget “season” is nearly year-round now, a change from the traditional mid-February to end of April sessions. While those dates still will focus on the County Executive’s presentation of a proposed fiscal year budget and recommendations, the lead-in to the budget begins many months prior, and the Board […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

December 2, 2015 9:27 PM0 comments

It’s official, the holiday season is upon us and the countdown to the General Assembly has begun. Recently, I spent the day with newly elected senators who will be sworn in come January. Eight very bright, eager and most likely exhausted men and women will take their seat in the […]

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Editorial: Our Worries About The Campus Project

8:36 PM0 comments

What has concerned us so far in the process that has been coined the “campus redevelopment project” covering the 36 acres of prime real estate ceded to the City of Falls Church last year, is that neither of the two bids responding to the City’s “request for development” seems geared […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 1, 2015 5:57 PM0 comments

My neighborhood’s most notable military hero returned for a visit a few months back. Long-timers on my cul-de-sac spread the word they had spotted Gen. James Dozier, whose 1981 kidnapping by the Italian Red Brigades terrorist group made international news, stopping by in a car for old time’s sake. So […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 26, 2015 7:05 AM0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! In Fairfax County, we have so much for which to give thanks – good schools, safe streets, clean water and air, neighbors who care, and many volunteers who identify a need and then step in to fill it. We have an enviable quality of life in Fairfax County, […]

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Editorial: A 25th Anniversary Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015 1:10 PM0 comments

This being the Thanksgiving week of the Falls Church News-Press’ 25th anniversary celebration year, we are eager to share with our readers our sincere and heartfelt sense of joy and thanksgiving for having had the wonderful and wonderfully challenging opportunity over the last two dozen-plus years to participate in the […]

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Guest Commentary: Keeping Kids Safe by Keeping Spring Street 1-Way

12:14 PM0 comments

By Dawn Behrens I am writing to thank the citizens, families, council members, and members of the planning commission who worked to support keeping vehicular traffic on Spring Street one-way. Specifically, I am referring to the one block of Spring Street that bisects the campus of St. James Church and […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 24, 2015 7:03 PM0 comments

Arlington’s ailing but still centrally located Ballston Common Mall got an economic shot in the arm last week. For frequent users such as I, the news telegraphed local history repeating itself. The county board voted to cough up $10 million for parking and transportation improvements following years of public-private planning. […]

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Guest Commentary: Making Speech & Debate a Priority at George Mason

November 19, 2015 10:37 AM0 comments

By Beth Smith If I could collect a dollar for every time I’ve heard that phrase uttered by a George Mason High School parent, I would be a rich woman. So…to what am I referring? Until two years ago, George Mason did not have a speech and debate team. That […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

8:08 AM0 comments

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is planning to re-locate its Four Mile Run office in Arlington to Barcroft Plaza in Mason District. According to DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb, the Arlington site is slated for redevelopment in that county’s Comprehensive Plan, prompting the search for a new location. The […]

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