Guest Commentary: Transportation Funding: A Mixed Bag for Falls Church

June 30, 2016 1:57 PM0 comments

The few members of the public who were present in the City Council Chamber Monday night saw Metro Board Chairman and Washington D.C. City Council Member Jack Evans at his persuasive best as he outlined Metro’s financial and operational conditions. All Falls Church citizens should view this segment of the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:51 AM0 comments

Discovery of the Zika virus in North America has prompted a lot of discussion, and sometimes fear, as more information about the disease, how it is spread, and potentially serious health consequences as a result of contracting Zika, becomes available. What’s the likelihood of Zika in my neighborhood? How can […]

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Editorial: A WMATA-Falls Church Deal?

June 29, 2016 6:52 PM0 comments

The enthusiasm exhibited at Monday’s Falls Church City Council meeting by WMATA’s board chair Jack Evans concerning the potential to collaborate with Falls Church on commercial development at the West Falls Church Metro station needs to be viewed for what it is: A tremendous potential boost to the City’s plans […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 28, 2016 1:34 PM0 comments

When an historic home is threatened by a developer, preservationists should mull the option of jacking up the house on a flatbed truck and moving it to more welcoming pastures. Of course, it would not be cheap. A famous application of such a remedy in Arlington involves the 19th-century Eastlawn […]

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Guest Commentary: Time Has Come for New Library Project in F.C.

June 23, 2016 12:25 PM0 comments

By Chet DeLong The City Council invited the members of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Board of Trustees to meet with Council members on June 20 at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to have the trustees explain their project for renovation and expansion of the library, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board met in retreat last week, an exercise that is scheduled to acquaint new and returning members of both boards, and discuss common initiatives and goals. The retreat, open to the public, was held at the new Fred W. […]

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Editorial: How to Proceed At the Campus

June 22, 2016 8:24 PM0 comments

The deed has been done, and the Falls Church School Board and City Council ditched the flawed effort at a “private-public education partnership” for the development of the 36 acre campus site after less than a year working with two bidders for the project. That was the right move. But […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 21, 2016 1:48 PM0 comments

The tear-down specialists are targeting old homes on historic Minor’s Hill. As the highest point in Arlington, this prominence at the Fairfax line figured in the War of 1812 (Dolly Madison allegedly stayed there while escaping the British) and as a Civil War observation post owned by the secessionist Minor […]

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Editorial: Trump’s Threat to A Free Press

June 16, 2016 3:16 PM0 comments

The latest disgrace from the despicable Donald Trump has been to strip the Washington Post of its press credentials to cover his campaign events. It not only follows on similar bans against a dozen or so other, smaller news organizations, but it is in keeping with his earlier promise to, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:13 AM0 comments

The second leadership forum for Metrorail at 40: Restoring a World Class System featured panelists from Atlanta, Chicago, Miami-Dade, New York City, and Toronto, who outlined the challenges and expectations for their own transit systems. The first forum, in early April, outlined the maintenance issues facing Metro, and heralded the […]

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