A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 24, 2017 2:20 PM0 comments

This month’s observance and celebration of both the Jewish Passover and the Christian Easter was forever marred in Mason District and Fairfax County by derogatory, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian language and symbols spray-painted on signs and exterior surfaces of both the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) and the Little […]

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Guest Commentary: Why is Virginia Shortchanging Its Programs?

April 20, 2017 1:46 PM0 comments

By John Eltzroth Why is Virginia in such bad shape that we are selling our roads to foreign corporations and filling 33 percent of our university seats with out of state students? Not so long ago we funded these public expenses with tax revenues and we had good roads and […]

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Editorial: The Legacy of James M. Scott

April 19, 2017 6:45 PM0 comments

In what was a week of tragic losses for the City of Falls Church. Former Virginia State Delegate James M. (Jim) Scott passed away last Saturday after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s. Scott served for 22 years in the General Assembly from 1992 to 2014, representing the 53rd District that […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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This month I’d like to use the space normally devoted to my monthly Richmond Report to share my memories of my early days in Richmond working for former Delegate Jim Scott, who died last week of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Like many recent college grads, I was anxious to find […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 18, 2017 1:24 PM0 comments

Ah, the aroma of old paper and ink inside a fading hardbound book. One of our community’s longest-standing haunts for bibliophiles is closing up shop. The Bookhouse for 43 years sold American history volumes in an unprepossessing home on North Emerson Street (across Wilson Blvd. from Safeway) tucked in a […]

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Guest Commentary: We Need Safe Schools, Now More Than Ever

April 13, 2017 2:42 PM0 comments

By Josh Israel Last week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a bipartisan resolution supporting diversity in the county and affirming its commitment to safe schools. Amid a terrifying national surge of threats and hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, immigrants, people of color, and those who identify as […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Fairfax County has long been recognized as a welcoming and inclusive jurisdiction, a place where our growing and diverse population contributes to the fabric and culture of our community in many ways, seen and unseen. At its regular meeting on April 4, the Board of Supervisors reaffirmed that commitment unanimously, […]

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Editorial: Taxes Will Need To Rise

April 12, 2017 8:36 PM0 comments

This is a “glass half full versus empty” gut check time for citizens of the City of Falls Church. Yes, a lot of money is going to need to be spent to bring all four of the K-12 schools in the City from the brink of crumbling. The condition of […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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On April 11, Dr. Ike Koziol wrote in a letter to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Governor Terry McAuliffe recently pushed our state legislature to expand Medicaid, and the House of Delegates rejected it. This would have allowed about 400,000 Virginians to obtain some form of medical insurance coverage under the Affordable […]

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Our Man in Arlington

April 11, 2017 1:50 PM0 comments

Our hometown joined others around the nation April 6 to mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into what we now call World War I. As some 60 officials and citizens gathered in the county building (a rain threat canceled plans to assemble at the war memorial in Clarendon), […]

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