Guest Commentray: The Journey No One Chooses to Take

September 1, 2016 11:35 AM0 comments

By Nancy Cromwell Scott My husband, Jim Scott, who represented Falls Church in the Virginia House of Delegates, and I have taken many wonderful trips during our 44 years together. Perhaps most memorable have been our annual vacations in Long Beach Island, New Jersey, with old friends who have become […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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This weekend marks the traditional end of summer, even though meteorological summer still has three weeks to go. September heralds many new beginnings, as students in Fairfax County embark on a new school year. For the kindergartner or first-grader, taking the big yellow bus to school may be the first […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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On August 26, the Governor addressed the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly. Most of you are aware the Virginia economy remains in a sluggish cycle, very much modeling the nation. Last February we adopted a balanced, two-year budget anticipating excess revenues from FY 2016 that would be rolled […]

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Editorial: A New School Year Begins

August 31, 2016 7:42 PM0 comments

The enthusiasm exhibited at Falls Church City Public Schools’ convocation Tuesday in the auditorium at George Mason High School was palpable and encouraging. Despite all the concerns that have arisen about the embattled project to renovate and expand the out-of-city Mt. Daniel Elementary School, the rough budget setback suffered at […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 30, 2016 12:56 PM0 comments

“Soccer is a communist sport.” Hard to believe this comment came from an Arlington high school coach in the early 1960s, when that global game was still being overshadowed here by mainstream football, basketball and baseball. I flashed back to it when the Arlington School Board voted Aug. 18 to […]

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Guest Commentary: End of For Profit Prisons or Just the Beginning?

August 25, 2016 11:36 AM0 comments

By Nathan Hamme Recently the U.S. Justice Department announced a shift in policy around the use of private, for-profit prisons to secure federal inmates. The decree signaled a phasing out of these institutions over the course of an approximately five year period. Prompting this decision was an Office of the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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They say you can’t go home again, but if you grew up outside of the National Capital Region, sometimes it’s good to get out of the white-hot center of global politics, and reconnect with family and old friends. When you leave behind the intensities of life in Northern Virginia, you […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The glass-tower village of Rosslyn is known historically for its long-vanished pawnshops and brothels. But back in the first half of the 20th century, it was the scene for a more wholesome activity: bowling. This was among the Arlington heritage tidbits I learned when I sat in on the weekly […]

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Editorial: F.C.’s Future Is Bright

August 24, 2016 10:22 PM0 comments

So much for the lazy days of summer. It’s always with a slight sense of desperation that time is slipping by and not enough is getting done that the first signs of Labor Day appear on the horizon. How has been your summer this year? How does it rank compared […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 18, 2016 10:54 AM0 comments

Food drives are popular during the holiday season, but the demand for food, and the need to keep non-profit food pantries stocked never ends. In Fairfax County, more than 64,000 individuals live below federally defined poverty lines, and more than 44,000 residents receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits […]

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