Editorial: Baseball, Symphonies & More Swimming Ideas

February 10, 2016 8:53 PM0 comments

As imaginations run wild concerning proposals for development of the 36 acres ceded to the City of Falls Church by Fairfax County as part of the water sale deal in 2014, one viable opportunity lies in what was a hot-button issue over that property two dozen years ago. It was […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Arlington Public Schools staged a reunion of sorts on Feb. 2, assembling citizens who’d once viewed one another only across the racial divide. The panelists’ talk at the Stratford building marking the 57th anniversary of our state’s school integration was historic, educational and touching. Three of four “local heroes,” as […]

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Cancer Chronicles: Heroes of Weakness

February 4, 2016 1:29 PM0 comments

by Samuel Waters The prince races up to the dark, towering castle on his noble steed. The bridge is blocked with a thicket of razor sharp enchanted thorns, but this does not stop him. Our hero plunges in, hacking away with his sword until he reaches the smoldering dragon, which he […]

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Guest Commentary: Retaining the Urban Forest in the ‘Tree City’

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By Katherine Reich Trees are part of the identity and legacy of Falls Church City – and vital to public and environmental health. But they aren’t just another pretty sight: Trees are also very important to our environment. Not only do they absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), but they also shade […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas elicited many concerns, some expected and some unexpected. Snow, and where to put it, of course, was the subject of most discussions. Plow drivers have few options when it comes to dealing with 24 to 30 inches of snow. The Virginia Department of Transportation […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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The Budget Look for the budget to dominate the debate for the duration of the session. In December, Governor McAuliffe presented his biennial budget of $106 billion over two fiscal years to the General Assembly. The legislature has now submitted budget amendments exceeding $2.3 billion related to the general fund. […]

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Editorial: The Way We Were & Are

February 3, 2016 6:32 PM0 comments

One of the more remarkable things about how the human mind works is its adaptability to new information about the surroundings it deems it has to contend with. The old information is out the window just like that, and the new information is just like it has always been there. […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 2, 2016 5:22 PM0 comments

Arlingtonians are still a bit sore from the fight over the cancelled streetcar. You could tell last week when county manager Mark Schwartz released first details of a new plan for easing clogged traffic along Columbia Pike—an approach called “premium bus service.” While too preliminary for cost estimates, the plan […]

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Guest Commentary: The Long-Term Effects of Partisan Redistricting

January 28, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

By Ellen Salsbury & Sara Fitzgerald The recent town hall with the city’s General Assembly representatives provided an example of participatory democracy at its finest: A good turnout of citizens and city officials, raising their concerns in civil language and asking thoughtful questions at the beginning of the annual legislative […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:27 AM0 comments

The snow hanging off the roof defies gravity. How long can it teeter on the edge without crashing to the deck below? 40 hours so far… This historic blizzard reminded me of the January 1966 storm that also shut down the region. As young college graduates in our first Capitol […]

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