Guest Commentary: We Support the Girls & We Thank Them, Too

November 5, 2015 8:44 AM0 comments

By Rob & Nan Hof Have you seen the red signs around Falls Church City and wondered what they mean? Here’s what they’re all about. Four young girls were violated by a trusted member of our community. Instead of choosing to suffer in silence as too many victims of sexual […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

November 4, 2015 9:23 PM0 comments

I want to open this column by thanking you for giving me the opportunity to represent you in Richmond again. We had a lot at stake in this year’s elections, and Northern Virginia proved to the rest of the Commonwealth that we want to keep moving Virginia forward. The campaign […]

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Editorial: Falls Church’s Bright New Day

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The run up to Tuesday’s municipal election in the City of Falls Church was riddled with stress and frayed emotions due to the sheer number of candidates running for the City Council and the School Board, on the one hand, and some of the highly contentious issues that played into […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 3, 2015 3:01 PM0 comments

I’ve long felt that the strangest episode in Arlington County’s history is the presence of the American Nazi Party here, from 1958 to 1983. Even stranger is the way memories of the party’s charismatic, racist and anti-Semitic founder George Lincoln Rockwell persist in the minds of longtime Arlingtonians. My high […]

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Guest Commentary: Without New Development, Taxes Will Increase

October 29, 2015 11:30 AM0 comments

By Chris & Kirsten Zochowski Recent development trends and the current election campaign have stirred up an intense debate about the future direction of our Little City. Having spoken at length with Council members, City staff, developers and others, and having reviewed much of the available data on our schools, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day, and the ballot in Fairfax County is the longest in eight years. You can vote for state senator and delegate, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, District Supervisor, three at-large members of the School Board and the district School Board member, Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney, […]

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Editorial: The Election: Cooler Heads Prevail?

9:15 AM0 comments

It is our hope that when it comes to the important Falls Church City election next Tuesday that in this intelligent and largely-reasonable community cooler heads might prevail over the fury that has exploded in the last week. Those on both sides of the central issues of economic development and […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 28, 2015 6:07 PM0 comments

“Since this is the 2200th county board candidate debate, I brought my family,” joked Democratic candidate Christian Dorsey as four who hope to help govern Arlington appeared Oct. 21 at the Committee of 100. Their evening advertisements for themselves – some familiar, some fresh two weeks before the Nov. 3 […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 22, 2015 10:15 AM0 comments

No matter where you are going, what time of day you are traveling, or the season of the year, traffic and transportation play a role in our region’s ability to connect people to their schools, jobs, and other activities. Almost no other issue unites jurisdictions in their effort to improve […]

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Guest Commentary: Development Can Enhance Community & Environment

9:16 AM0 comments

By Debra Z. Roth In honor of Falls Church “Little City” open-mindedness, intellect, arts, culture, environmental-mindset and friendship – our soul and spirit – I eagerly support controlled, smart, judicious and innovative development like Mason Row and the City Council members and candidates and School Board candidates who steward inventive, […]

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