Our Man in Arlington

March 2, 2016 2:26 PM0 comments

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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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Budget: Part II – Last week’s release of Fairfax County’s proposed FY 2017 budget set the stage for community discussions about county priorities, how to fund them, and by how much. County Executive Ed Long was very direct when he cautioned that the short-term outlook for funding schools and county […]

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Editorial: Development & Affordable Housing

February 24, 2016 7:42 PM0 comments

Two public events in the City of Falls Church last weekend underscored a creeping sense of urgency associated with the future direction of the jurisdiction as we’re into the annual budget season, on the one hand, and regional pressures are impinging. The first was the five-hour planning session the City […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 23, 2016 4:52 PM0 comments

Metro’s general manager proved he is a good sport during his Feb. 17 Arlington talk. A questioner took the mic and asked about the subway’s notoriously static-garbled P.A. system: As Chuck Morley phrased his query: “Fkirlmllerly;MFMFMKEJIJEOJLJK*&&$&&#*$*$*FKSKKKKSK?” The public official got the gag. Paul Wiedefeld, a 35-year transportation veteran who began […]

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Editorial: Hillary Clinton for President

February 18, 2016 1:19 PM0 comments

This year’s critical presidential primary elections are being held in Virginia on March 1, less than two weeks from now. Given that voters in Virginia do not have to declare for a party prior to voting, it is appropriate for us to endorse one candidate, the one we hope to […]

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Guest Commentary: Be Prepared for the March 1 Primary Elections

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By Bill Wanlund Why should Iowa and New Hampshire have all the fun? It’s primary time in Virginia, too, and with the March 1 dual presidential primary elections approaching, it’s a good time to review some of the procedures and regulations pertaining to Falls Church voters. Registration: Only registered Falls […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Fairfax County Executive Edward L. Long, Jr. presented his proposed county budget for Fiscal Year 2017 on Tuesday, and there were few surprises. The proposed budget reflects a continuing tight economic situation in Fairfax County, mirroring the continuing effects of the Great Recession. Fairfax County continues to recover slowly from […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

February 17, 2016 7:03 PM0 comments

The 2016 General Assembly Session has officially reached the halfway point known as Crossover, the deadline for each house to complete work on their own bills before sending them down the hall to the other chamber. Last week, committees and subcommittees worked diligently to hear all the legislation in time […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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My neighborhood called East Falls Church throws off outsiders who assume with that name, it can’t be part of Arlington. Indeed, our civic association a few years back took a vote on changing from the cumbersome Arlington-East Falls Church Civic Association to a simpler “Tuckahoe” or “Somerset.” No go, said […]

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