Our Man in Arlington

May 9, 2017 4:39 PM0 comments

I first encountered Keri Shull when I received one of her letters announcing, “A local builder in Arlington wants to buy your home.”Then I began noticing her smiling face on for-sale signs in front yards and huge ads on buses. Last month I visited Shull in her upper Rosslyn office, […]

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Guest Commentary: Location of Railroad Cottage Proposal is Not Good

May 4, 2017 2:07 PM0 comments

By Julie Harrison Have you heard of railroad cottages? In real estate, there is a famous mantra: Location, location, location. That is an apt saying for this project, except it should be wrong location, wrong location, wrong location. A developer and his partners (a realtor and an architect) recently purchased […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:28 AM0 comments

For decades, the Washington area was characterized as a “company town,” full of bureaucrats working for, and running, the federal government. Suburbs, like Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax County, were simply bedroom communities, where government workers scurried home to their families, usually by car, at the end of the […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

9:31 AM0 comments

The Commonwealth’s legislative season is now fully in the rearview mirror and all eyes are now on the statewide primaries to be held June 13 of this year. Note that the deadline to update your address or to register to vote in the primaries is May 22. I encourage you […]

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Editorial: Passing a Big School Bond Referendum

May 3, 2017 9:04 PM0 comments

This Friday night promises to be another smashing gala success for the non-profit Falls Church Education Foundation as hundreds of parents and supporters of Falls Church City Schools will gather to celebrate and raise money for a good cause at the Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington. It is […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 2, 2017 5:39 PM0 comments

Our community’s oldest independent pharmacy, Preston’s, changed proprietors in December. John Eklund, stalwart owner for the past three decades of the store at 5101 Lee Highway, retired confidently knowing that what he calls “the go-to place for people who need assistance” is in good hands. With its discounts, specialty medications […]

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Guest Commentary: The Scharff Alternative: Tribute to an F.C. Original

April 28, 2017 10:10 AM0 comments

By Pete Davis In the late 1950s, the social critic Paul Goodman tasked himself with figuring out why so many young people were failing to adjust to society and instead turning to lives of, as it was called back then, “juvenile delinquency.” Whereas many had already put forth their own […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 27, 2017 9:54 AM0 comments

While Congress debates whether to pass a budget plan that will prevent a federal government shutdown tomorrow, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors marked up the proposed FY 2018 county budget on Tuesday, by a vote of 8 to 2. Supervisors Kathy Smith and Dan Storck voted no. The final […]

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Editorial: How to Mitigate Those Tax Hikes

April 26, 2017 8:09 PM0 comments

Another City of Falls Church annual operating and school system budget has been adopted. It involved a Solomonic solution, the term coming from the Biblical story of King Solomon’s threat to cut a baby in two in order to identify its true mother. The proposed tax rate increase, entirely for […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 25, 2017 4:41 PM0 comments

If the sight of spring blossoms against lush greenery doesn’t soothe your soul, it’s time you reorder your miserable priorities. The annual explosion of dogwoods, redbuds and lilacs around residential Arlington never fails to uplift me, though my wife chides me for meager knowledge of botanical vocabulary (I can’t tell […]

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