Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

March 15, 2018 2:39 PM0 comments

The 2018 General Assembly regular session ended last week, though we are far from finished with our legislative work. Republican leaders in the House and Senate failed to come to a budget agreement, and so we adjourned without passing the biennial budget sent. Those same leaders refused to consider any […]

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Guest Commentary: On the Falls Church School Board’s Budget Request

12:45 PM0 comments

By Lawrence Webb I would first like to thank the Falls Church City Public Schools staff, administration, and my school board colleagues for all the work put into the recently adopted School Board budget request for the 2018-2019 school year. It indeed was an open and transparent budget building exercise. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:00 AM0 comments

One budget question on the minds of some constituents is “What is the future of our public libraries?” Fairfax County’s library system includes 23 “brick and mortar” locations, plus access services. Mason District is home to three libraries in the system: George Mason Regional Library in Annandale, Thomas Jefferson branch […]

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Editorial: Our Young Will Lead Us

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Yesterday, on the one-month anniversary of the Valentine’s Day murderous rampage at a Florida high school by a deranged person with a military-grade weapon, hundreds of students from Falls Church’s George Mason High School and Henderson Middle School poured out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. in solidarity with thousands […]

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Our Man in Arlington

1:34 AM0 comments

In this age of technological change, I offer tribute to some old-school Arlington businesses that help us preserve past valuables. Deemarie Hunter and her husband Lee Tang own the 24-hour Clock and Watch Works on Wilson Blvd. at N. Florida St. (No, it’s not open 24-hours.) I once asked Tang […]

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Guest Commentary: F.C. Women’s History Walk: An Event for Everyone

March 8, 2018 12:00 PM0 comments

Communities and organizations across the United States are celebrating Women’s History Month, and Falls Church has a special event for the whole family: The Falls Church Women’s History Walk. If you aren’t already involved, consider this your heartfelt invitation to be part of it. There are many reasons to gather […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:53 AM0 comments

Last weekend’s winds may be a memory, but the damage lingers. Downed trees and power lines can be removed and repaired, but the inconvenience to daily routines takes a bit longer. Some schools closed unexpectedly because of power issues, and no one could anticipate that southbound I-95 would be closed […]

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Editorial: Affordable Housing, A Way Forward

9:37 AM0 comments

With all the otherwise impressive and hopeful progress being made on many fronts in the City of Falls Church, the one goal that is almost universally upheld as vital for making the City’s future vibrant and diverse is stuck solidly in the mud. That is the issue of affordable housing. […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

March 7, 2018 8:57 PM0 comments

The General Assembly session will adjourn on March 10, as determined by the Commonwealth Constitution. In my time in the House of Delegates, we have gone into special session a few times — but that is not the norm. However, this year, the House budget and the Senate budget are […]

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Our Man in Arlington

March 6, 2018 2:43 PM0 comments

With debate still percolating over whether to rename Washington-Lee High School, I couldn’t help but notice an influx of anecdotes about the county’s oldest secondary school that recently came my way. They’re mostly tokens of affection for the school’s uniqueness.  But I take them as a sign that if the […]

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