City, School Officials Mull ‘Eminent Domain’ Taking of Fellows Property

May 25, 2016 7:57 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church’s government, including its City Hall management, the elected City Council and the elected School Board, are in private talks to impose “eminent domain” on the 1.8-acre property at 604 S. Oak Street for purposes of acquiring the land, which is adjacent the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, for educational purposes, the News-Press has learned.

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F.C. School Board Settles on $912,600 in New Budget Cuts

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After yet another lengthy work session Tuesday night, the Falls Church School Board settled on how it will handle $912,600 it was mandated to cut from its coming fiscal year budget request by the F.C. City Council last month.

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‘85 George Mason High Grad Named New Commanding Officer of U.S. Aircraft Carrier

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Captain Gregory Clarke Huffman of the United States Navy, son of Commander Kenneth and Melanie Huffman (U.S. Navy ret.) took command of the aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis in February of 2016. Capt. Huffman and his family moved into the City of Falls Church in 1980 where he was […]

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American Legion Post to Be Converted into Restaurant

May 27, 2016 10:50 AM0 comments

A dedication stone honoring fallen soldiers sits on the lot of 205 Park Avenue, the site of the old Blue and Gray American Legion Post 225 building, covered in weeds, with an infantry of insects guarding against anyone who comes near. The majority of the writing on a plaque attached […]

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Ellis & Donovan Set for Reign as King & Queen

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by Matt Delaney The 16th annual Mr. and Mrs. Mason pageant/competition has come and gone with this year’s winners being an outgoing pair of seniors, Mary Catherine Donovan and Zach Ellis. Mr. and Mrs. Mason contestants are judged in four different categories: a prepared bio followed by the talent portion, […]

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Mt. Daniel Principal Halayko Serves as Grand Marshal

May 26, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

To say that Kathleen Halayko is giving up her job to lead the 2016 Falls Church Memorial Day Parade would be a stretch, but it’s no coincidence that the two events are happening close to the same time. June 30 will end her reign at Mt. Daniel Elementary School where […]

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