Guest Commentary: Smart Phone Distractions Leading to Needless Injuries

January 18, 2018 3:06 PM0 comments

By Scott Perry I would like to go out of business. But I do not think it will happen. I am a catastrophic-injury lawyer who represents brain-injury survivors whose injury was caused by another’s negligence. As March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, it is an excellent time to talk […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Each year, I host a civic leadership series for presidents and board members of civic and homeowners’ associations in Mason District. The Saturday morning meetings are designed to bring together residents and county agency staff, to discuss issues of interest and importance to neighborhoods, and seek solutions where the county […]

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Editorial: WMATA Needs Attitude Adjustment

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While there has been a lot of lip service given to regional cooperation and collaboration, it appears that such factors remain in short supply around Northern Virginia, and especially when it comes to prospects for economic development around the West Falls Church Metro station. As we reported last week, the […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

January 17, 2018 8:36 PM0 comments

The final makeup of the 2018 House of Delegates, up in the air since Election Day, wasn’t settled until just a few hours before we gaveled in the 2018 Session last week at noon on Jan. 10. I was really hopeful we’d wind up 50-50 with real power sharing until […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 16, 2018 2:32 PM0 comments

Whither Lee Highway? I caught a glimpse of the multi-faceted answer on Jan. 11 when I attended the board meeting of the five-year-old Lee Highway Alliance. Some 45 gathered at its newly rented office in the Russell Building near Lee Heights shopping center. They offered a rich example of Arlington’s […]

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Guest Commentary: Immigration Has, & Will Continue, to Make America Great

January 11, 2018 3:12 PM0 comments

By Eric Wolf Welch In the spring of 1937, my grandmother realized she and her family had to leave Germany. My aunt had just come home from school, her hair dyed black with ink and the words “Jew” written all over her clothes. This was the final straw. Within a […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Not quite three years ago, the Board of Supervisors approved recommendations to update the county’s Comprehensive Plan for the Seven Corners/Willston area. Specific language was added for building an elementary school, if the school system deems one necessary. Potential residential density was reduced by 20 percent for the Seven Corners […]

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Editorial: WMATA, Fairfax Exclude F.C.

January 10, 2018 11:11 PM0 comments

It was in mid-October of 2014 when the City of Falls Church was visited by a team from the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Land Institute (ULI) in the period following the acquisition by the City of the 34 acres of the George Mason High School-Henderson Middle School campus that, according to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The steadiest hometown newspaper in Arlington would be the Sun-Gazette, nee the Northern Virginia Sun. Its inaugural issue on Dec. 12, 1935, which I viewed on microfilm, was a far cry from today’s expressly local and conservative-leaning chain-owned Sun-Gazette. The original was a high-brow, region-wide compilation that included global UPI […]

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Guest Commentary: Representatives Must Fight for Chesapeake Bay

January 4, 2018 12:15 PM0 comments

By Pat Calvert This holiday season, most of us are thinking about getting cozy in front of a crackling fire with a nice mug of hot cocoa — not about splashing around in the chilly Chesapeake Bay. While we’re still months away from our first Bay day, it’s imperative that […]

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