Guest Commentary: Falls Church & the Great Richmond Rip-Off

April 14, 2016 12:19 PM0 comments

During budget and tax season when we are most focused on those issues, it is appropriate to take stock not only of local factors that affect our City’s budget and tax rate, but also of the larger financial and governmental context in which we live. Several influences beyond our borders […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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“April is the cruelest month,” wrote T.S. Eliot, and the fits and starts of springtime this year certainly reflect that sentiment. What isn’t reflected, though, is that April also is Volunteer Month in Fairfax County. Our community depends on volunteers – in our parks and libraries, delivering Meals on Wheels, […]

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Editorial: Please, Some Imagination!

April 13, 2016 6:27 PM0 comments

Falls Church stands at the precipice of a disastrously squandered potential. The lack of imagination and ability to visualize the true potential of the City-owned 36 acres adjacent the West Falls Church Metro station may doom the City to a level of underachievement that could do her in before long. […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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On Wednesday next week, the Virginia General Assembly will meet as the 2016 Reconvened Session. The purpose of the “Veto Session,” as it is called, is to reconsider bills the Governor has vetoed or for which he has recommended changes before signing into law. In its news story on the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 12, 2016 12:42 PM0 comments

“When you turn on your taps and flush your toilets, you have the Arlington Civic Federation to thank.” So read the earthy history compiled in tribute to that sometimes-cacophonous collection of 80 neighborhood entities celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. Last Friday’s Civic Federation gala banquet at the Rosslyn Holiday […]

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Editorial: We’re Showing It Can Be Done

April 8, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

We at the News-Press have been deeply humbled and honored by the amazing outpouring of warmth, support and appreciation for our 25 years of effort displayed at our special 25th anniversary celebration last Thursday that spilled over to the annual banquet of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Saturday (see […]

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Guest Commentary: ‘Yes’ to Sustainable Growth, ‘No’ to Overdevelopment

April 7, 2016 12:38 PM0 comments

By Eric Schultz Falls Church is The Little City. It’s a picture perfect community that exudes a small-town feel: old mature trees, excellent small schools and beautiful houses. The residents enjoy bike trails, green spaces, parks and a farmer’s market. It’s a town where community leadership has been inclusive, collaborative, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Last week’s METRO Summit convened about 100 regional leaders and business people to discuss the future of Metrorail. Hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Greater Washington Board of Trade (BOT), the “Metrorail at 40: Restoring a World Class System” summit was supposed to look ahead, […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

April 6, 2016 5:28 PM0 comments

We are now looking at the 2016 session of the General Assembly through the rear view mirror. In a couple of weeks we will go back to the state house for the Reconvene Session, also known as the Veto Session. I’ve been an elected official for a number of years, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 5, 2016 1:34 PM0 comments

The local tragedy in a nutshell: A boyhood schoolmate, who drank to excess and became homeless, repeatedly asked me to help him. But he rejected the kind of help he really needed. He died last month nearly alone. “Pete,” as I’ll call him, will never know that his unfortunate end […]

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