A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 18, 2016 10:54 AM0 comments

Food drives are popular during the holiday season, but the demand for food, and the need to keep non-profit food pantries stocked never ends. In Fairfax County, more than 64,000 individuals live below federally defined poverty lines, and more than 44,000 residents receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 17, 2016 8:55 PM0 comments

As we near the end of August, many Falls Church and Virginia families will engage in one of those rites of passage that some of us look forward to and others may dread: packing up their cars and making the road trip to drop off a child at college for […]

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Editorial: F.C. Now the Envy of Region

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Suddenly, the City of Falls Church is the apple of regional developers’ eye. Or, so it seemed from public comments made at Wednesday’s Biznow conference on regional economic development trends. The reasons pertain to what we’ve known for a long time as the features distinguishing Falls Church from its neighbors, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Dueling flyers are blanketing homes around Westover in these dog days of August. The anonymous one warned sternly against a proposal to designate Westover Village as an historic district. Current and “future owners of your property are at risk of losing certain property rights very soon,” it declared. “Those include […]

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Guest Commentary: The Impact of Local Environmental Activism

August 11, 2016 1:30 PM0 comments

By Bryan Ricketts, Dan Sehlhorst & Thu Trinh Climate change is often viewed as too catastrophic to comprehend, too wonky to understand, and too political to discuss. But across Virginia, many are actively combating this view by taking local action to preserve the health, security, and economy of the Commonwealth. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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A comment by a gentleman attending a recent free summer concert at Mason District Park focused on senior citizens. The performers played a lot of Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other music from the 60s and 70s, much to the delight of the mostly older audience. The gentleman’s comment, thanking me […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 10, 2016 6:31 PM0 comments

The summer of 2016 is emerging as a disappointment for Republican legislatures that have passed legislation restricting their constituents’ right to vote. With jaw-dropping consistency, Courts composed of both moderate and conservative jurists across the country have concluded that the argument that widespread voter fraud necessitates enacting voting restrictions is […]

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Editorial: On Newspapers: ‘Content is King’

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Social commentator and humorist John Oliver struck a nerve on his HBO weekly show, Last Week Tonight, on Sunday night, devoting a full 19-minute segment to a starkly precise commentary on the demise of the U.S. newspaper industry, spiced as the best conveyances of such harsh realities often are, with […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 9, 2016 4:45 PM0 comments

One of our county’s most horrific crimes, a half-century ago, was just confirmed as an open case at the Arlington Police Department. The brutal beating of Brenda Sue Pennington, in January 1965, drew coverage for years from the Evening Star (front page), The Washington Post, the Northern Virginia Sun and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 4, 2016 10:25 AM0 comments

Did you know there is a parking lot over I-66 inside the Beltway? No, it’s not on I-66; Arlington’s Washington-Lee High School parking lot straddles multiple lanes of the interstate, and that was the location of Monday’s announcement, by Governor Terry McAuliffe, of tolling infrastructure that will begin construction this […]

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