A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 5, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

An important local government responsibility is building and maintaining infrastructure — those public facilities, which are necessary for the safe, timely, and environmentally sound functioning of our community. Fairfax County’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) recently released a report about FY 2017 capital projects completed across the […]

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Guest Commentary: CBC Supports November’s School Bond Referendum

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By Richard McCall For over 50 years the Citizens for a Better City (CBC) has promoted responsible local government, excellence in education, and citizen stewardship in the City of Falls Church. Most recently, CBC has focused on educating the public on important issues and helping potential candidates for office understand […]

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Editorial: Russian Tampering Was Pro-Trump

October 4, 2017 8:48 PM0 comments

Kudos to U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia for sounding the alarm on continued Russian “active measures” in the U.S. and elsewhere aimed at disrupting our democratic elections. It was important for him and his Senate Intelligence Committee chair to step out now, in advance of the Virginia elections next […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 3, 2017 1:32 PM0 comments

Man’s best friend demands only the best dog park. Such has been Arlington’s approach over the past three decades as it has fenced off no fewer than eight canine recreation centers — allowing unleashed romping and occasionally unleashed social intercourse among the committed humans who partake. But the enclaves have […]

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Guest Commentary: George Mason High School Boosts Speech & Debate

September 28, 2017 2:02 PM0 comments

By Wendy Koch In an era of “fake” news and incivility, it’s especially important that our students learn to become good citizens. Speech and debate can help by encouraging them to be polite, respectful, articulate and knowledgeable. Attend a weekend tournament, and you’ll see why. Students arrive Saturday by 8 […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The budget carryover package adopted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors earlier this month included a $500,000 reserve for gang prevention activities. Prevention, intervention, interdiction and suppression of gangs is paramount in our fight to curtail gang activity, and previous programs using those parameters have met with good success. […]

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Editorial: What If Amazon Comes Calling?

September 27, 2017 10:02 PM0 comments

We dare not even suggest that Falls Church should try to respond to Amazon’s “request for proposal” for a site to locate a new east coast headquarters, although the temptation will be greater as the board of directors of WMATA votes today to allow all of its real estate holdings […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 26, 2017 1:41 PM0 comments

My East Falls Church neighbors and I are at nerves’ end about a seemingly perpetual construction project we drive or walk past daily. The county’s stormwater drainage system expansion has been underway for a year at N. 24th and Rockingham streets. It has necessitated countless automobile and pedestrian detours around […]

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Guest Commentary: Voter Registration Day, the ‘Earth Day of Democracy’

September 21, 2017 3:36 PM0 comments

By Sara Fitzgerald Last year, millions of Americans were unable to vote because they didn’t know how to register or missed the deadline for doing so. Next week, the League of Women Voters of Falls Church will join thousands of partners across the country in marking September 26 as National […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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Virginia has a part time legislature, with the House of Delegates and State Senate in session only in January and February, and every other year the first week of March. At least that’s the theory. There is certainly enough going on to keep me busy 40 hours a week or […]

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