A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 21, 2016 2:06 PM0 comments

No matter what happens during the national political discourse these days, it is at the local level that the people’s work gets done. Three cases in point here in Mason District address parking and truck traffic in the Bailey’s Crossroads area. At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, two Residential Permit […]

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Guest Commentary: City Should Increase Debt Limit, Borrow More

October 20, 2016 12:01 PM0 comments

By Bob LaJeunesse Debt is good, so why tighten fiscal policies? Many City of Falls Church leaders are so worried about passing debt on to future generations that they want to make the City’s current fiscal posture even more conservative. What these people fail to grasp is that traditional municipal […]

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Editorial: Vote ‘Yes’ on the Library Referendum

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Editor’s Note: The print edition of this week’s News-Press includes an error in the first paragraph of this editorial, putting the word “now” where the word “no” belongs. Readers who put the two front page stories in this edition together and take them as a whole, are likely to arrive at […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

October 19, 2016 6:35 PM0 comments

A few weeks ago, Virginia House Republicans held a press call in which they succeeded in getting newspapers to report on a two-week old incident where a single individual in Harrisonburg, Virginia is alleged to have submitted voter registrations on behalf of people who are in fact dead. The State […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The most contrarian neighborhood in Arlington? Try Lyon Village. Sophisticates there have tried the patience of many in government over the past century. They’ve gone to court and blitzed county hearings on issues ranging from collective funding of their community house, to residential encroachment from Clarendon’s re-zoned restaurants (the ones […]

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Guest Commentary: Focus on New School Project, Not Library Expansion

October 13, 2016 12:20 PM0 comments

By Christina Goodwin This November, we will be seeing a bond referendum on the ballot for an $8 million bond to expand the Mary Riley Styles Library. In July of this year, I sent a similar letter to City Council and the School board with the same concerns below. They […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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How much more depressing can presidential politics in America get? The rough-and-tumble nature of political campaigns hit a new low, first with rude, crude, and lewd comments on a video tape, followed by threats by the same candidate to put his opponent in jail. No wonder the Republican Party leaders […]

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Editorial: We Endorse Bennett, Beyer & Connolly

October 12, 2016 8:18 PM0 comments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has engineered a deep rift in his own party and is defiant in his resolve to make his enemies pay, both inside his own party and out. His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton will go to jail if he’s elected, he insists, and he boasts that […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Late-life conundrum: Five or six decades out of high school, how many of us care to partake in a classmates reunion? Having just gathered the Yorktown High School Class of 1971 for our 45th-year wing-ding, I can say with certitude that for us baby-boomers the answer is…enough, but not most. […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 7, 2016 9:21 AM0 comments

No fewer than three currently hot novels contain scenes in our own fair Arlington. And I’m not just talking about the Pentagon, the stuff of much pulp fiction, but quotidian landmarks. These literary passages may prove that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was wrong when she called Arlington a “soul-less […]

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