Editorial: From Negativity To Vitriol

October 21, 2015 5:16 PM0 comments

Last week’s editorial in this space lamenting the decline in civility in this election cycle drew, as expected, more than ample proof of just how well our concerns are founded. Many scores of negative and “ad hominem” outbursts in the comments section of our website, including wild allegations as to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 20, 2015 3:03 PM0 comments

Of all the mansions atop select hills in Arlington, one has stood out in my mind since my boyhood. “Whispering Oaks,” so named on its plaque at the corner of North Glebe and Chesterbrook Road, affords a swell view of Walker Chapel. The stately pale-red-brick home fronted with eight columns […]

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Guest Commentary: F.C. Citizens Should Think Beyond Election Day

October 15, 2015 12:50 PM0 comments

By Liz Weatherly and Amanda Ackerman Springmann This fall, we went to a fight and an election campaign broke out. Under normal circumstances, Falls Church City residents are known for both our civility and our smarts. We are neighborly and fair-minded, well-read and well-adjusted. We are not swayed by cheap […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

11:15 AM0 comments

Free public education has been a core value in this nation for more than a century. The success of hundreds-of-millions-of students over time is attributable to access to free public education, open to all. Whether native-born or immigrant, rich or poor, male or female, the opportunity, and requirement, to attend […]

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Editorial: The Politics Of Negativity

October 14, 2015 6:33 PM0 comments

A person living just outside the City limits but who claims to be an avid follower of all things Falls Church posted this on the News-Press website last week, “There seems to be a real divide between a handful of citizens of the city and the majority. I wouldn’t know […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 13, 2015 1:22 PM0 comments

Among the crowded tents at last month’s Clarendon Day festival was the showcase for Hybrid Pedals, the green electric-bike vendor run by idea-a-minute entrepreneur Alan Levine. When I last reported on my boyhood friend, he had just sold Mario’s Pizza, his family’s business financially kind to him for decades. He […]

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Guest Commentary: The Reason Community Newspapers Matter

October 8, 2015 12:22 PM0 comments

By Ray Mosby “I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…” —Roger Miller ROLLING FORK, Miss. – The chosen theme for this year’s National Newspaper Week is “Power of the Press,” and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing. Everybody […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:13 AM0 comments

Payday and car title lending stores may soon be regulated by Fairfax County. Back in 2013, in response to requests from Supervisors Jeff McKay (D-Lee), Gerry Hyland (D-Mt. Vernon), and myself, the Board of Supervisors directed county staff to examine existing regulatory and land use authorities to regulate these pernicious […]

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Editorial: Mixed Use Keeps Taxes Low

October 7, 2015 6:19 PM4 comments

Two of the candidates for the Falls Church City Council, as they confirmed in last week’s candidates’ forum at City Hall, are hanging their proverbial hats on a call for a “moratorium” on mixed-use development in the Little City. But we’re not sure what taxpayers in the City think about […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

6:17 PM0 comments

This is the last of my columns that will appear before the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, so I thought I would focus on the topic of voting. Of course, the act of voting is necessarily a choice that citizens make that requires effort, some advance planning and the […]

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