Editorial: Change the Name Of Stuart High

July 26, 2017 7:27 PM0 comments

The Fairfax County School Board is slated to finally decide Thursday whether or not to change the name of the J.E.B. Stuart High School. The school was named for the Confederate general when it was established in the late 1950s, and the powers that be named it that way in […]

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Our Man in Arlington

July 25, 2017 12:37 PM0 comments

As the Internet continues to shrink newsrooms and alter reading habits, the health of the community newspaper is on my mind. In Arlington, we’re fortunate to maintain an array of choices, from the Sun-Gazette, to the Connection Newspapers, to the online ARLnow and portions of the Falls Church News-Press. Most […]

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Guest Commentary: Misrepresentations By Those Seeking Name Change

July 20, 2017 1:38 PM0 comments

By Denise Patton-Pace Matt Delaney’s June 14 article “Fairfax Co. School Board to Vote on J.E.B. Stuart Name Change in July,” was an accurate and impartial assessment of the Fairfax County School Board work session proceedings and my presentation. To his credit, Mr. Delaney reported that “Fairfax [County] has a […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

11:29 AM0 comments

Every July 1, I step out my front door and remind myself that the grass is just as green as the day before, the sky is the same shade of blue, and everything really isn’t all that different than it was the day before. It’s just that it’s my birthday, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:00 AM0 comments

Economic growth, a mysterious “new normal,” and emerging disruptive forces can combine for stimulating, and sometimes depressing, dialogue for leaders who are tasked with making decisions for their businesses, governments, and communities. Urbanization is moving quickly all across the globe. By 2025, 46 of the top 200 cities will be […]

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Editorial: Wealthier & Chintzier?

July 19, 2017 6:37 PM0 comments

Who’s surprised by the news carried on the front page of this edition that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Falls Church is the second-most wealthy jurisdiction, with the second highest median household income, in the entire U.S.? Of course, all the surrounding jurisdictions of Northern Virginia are on the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

6:25 PM0 comments

A baby boy toddled onto my daughter’s front yard in North Arlington this month. Badly in need of a wardrobe change, the kid was alone and crying. With no parent in sight, my daughter – herself the mother of a two-year-old – sought to comfort the child as passing motorists […]

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Guest Commentary: City of Falls Church—Canary in the Metro Coal Mine?

July 13, 2017 2:29 PM0 comments

Before modern detection means, coal miners would use canaries in cages to determine whether the levels of toxic and explosive gasses were rising to the danger point. If the canary kept singing, then things were probably all right. If the canary stopped singing — or worse yet, fell over — […]

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Editorial: No ‘Guard Rails’ On Campus Site

12:25 PM0 comments

Hey, Wegmans! Were you tuned into the Falls Church City Council meeting Monday night? With no West Coast baseball to watch during the All-Star break, maybe you accidentally had the Falls Church Cable channel tuned in to cure your insomnia around midnight. As reported in this week’s edition, when the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:00 AM0 comments

Housing costs too much in the Washington metropolitan region. That’s a fact, not an alternative fact. According to a June 2017 report by the Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington, “individuals and families all along the income spectrum can face obstacles finding affordable and appropriate housing in the Greater Washington […]

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