Guest Commentary: An Open Letter to the Falls Church Community

June 22, 2017 1:46 PM0 comments

By Peter Noonan Dear Members of the Falls Church City Community, It is with great excitement, enthusiasm and a humble and open heart that I begin my work as the ninth Falls Church City Public Schools Superintendent. Twenty-six years ago, as a newly minted substitute teacher, I embarked on a […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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In 2004, with the guidance and encouragement of then-Chairman Gerry Connolly, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted its first ever “Environmental Excellence” 20-year Vision Plan. The plan was organized into six areas, including growth and land use, air quality and transportation, water quality, solid waste, parks/trails/open space, and environmental […]

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Editorial: ‘Without Fear Or Favor’

June 21, 2017 7:45 PM0 comments

“The nervous system of any age or nation is its creative workers, its artists….Deny the art of our time its only spring, which is the true expression of its passionately personal problems and their purification through work, and you will be left with a soil of such aridity that not […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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These are tumultuous days politically — weatherwise as well, but that is for another column. When news is breaking out of Washington at lightning speed and we are in a whirlwind of primaries and elections (yes, I am up for re-election too), it is difficult to focus on anything except cable […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 20, 2017 1:41 PM0 comments

A century ago this month, the first U.S. “doughboys” hit European battlefields to help win the Great War. Downtown near the Willard Hotel, Pershing Park is being redesigned to honor all the soldiers, not just “Black Jack” John Pershing. The congressionally chartered World War I Commission doing the remake tells […]

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Guest Commentary: An Appreciation of Falls Church City Values

June 15, 2017 1:46 PM0 comments

By Christopher Maloney As a graduate student in Georgetown University’s Journalism Program, I recently had the opportunity to spend a semester reporting on news developments inside the City of Falls Church. For a period of five months, I researched the community’s unique history at Mary Riley Styles Library, attended High […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Virginia’s celebration of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week last Saturday at Mason Neck State Park was held under gorgeous blue skies. Attendees took boat rides, met Oyster Shucking Champion Deborah Pratt (she told me that, in competition, she could shuck 24 oysters in two minutes), toured educational displays about Bay restoration, […]

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Editorial: An Attack On Democracy

June 14, 2017 6:52 PM0 comments

It is horribly poignant that less than a day after Virginians participated in yet another important election that a violent attack on our democracy occurred in Alexandria yesterday morning. The attack on members of the U.S. Congress and their staff was an attack on every American and every lover of […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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I spent most of primary Tuesday this week standing in front of polling places introducing myself to constituents, thanking them for participating in this important election, and encouraging them to cast their votes for my endorsed candidates, Ralph Northam for Governor and Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor. After casting my […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 13, 2017 3:39 PM0 comments

It may have been the quietest rollout of a tax hike ever in what conservatives call “The People’s Republic of Arlington.” This spring, the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office got its quacks-like-a-ducks lined up to begin charging a 7.25 percent transient occupancy tax (informally called the hotel tax) to guests staying […]

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