Merrifield House Fire Ruled Arson By Investigators

April 25, 2017 12:51 PM0 comments

A fire at a house in Merrifield Sunday night has been ruled arson by Fairfax County fire investigators, authorities reported Tuesday. On Sunday, April 23 at 6:55 p.m., the Farifax County Fire and Rescue Department and the Arlington County Fire Department dispatched units to a reported house fire in the […]

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By 4-3 Margin, F.C. Council Adopts 1.5¢ Tax Rate Hike for FY18

April 24, 2017 10:21 PM0 comments

The Falls Church City Council, by a 4-3 vote, adopted an $88 million budget for the coming 2018 fiscal year with a 1.5-cent increase in the real estate tax rate from $1.315 to $1.33 per $100 of assessed valuation.

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Space Heater Causes Bailey’s Crossroads Condo Fire

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On Saturday, Apr. 22 at 9:28 p.m. a fire at a residential high rise in the 2700 block of South George Mason Drive in the Bailey’s Crossroads section of Fairfax County caused unites from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Alexandria Fire Department and Arlington County Fire Department to be dispatched […]

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Details Announced for May 6 Celebration Commemorating Life of Del. Jim Scott

April 22, 2017 2:29 PM0 comments

Details were provided Saturday concerning a celebration of the life of the Hon. James M. (Jim) Scott, a 22-year veteran of the Virginia House of Delegates, who after retiring from the state legislature in 2014, died last weekend at age 78. The celebration will be held on Saturday, May 6, at […]

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Beyer Hails Release of F.C. Woman After 3 Years Imprisoned In Egypt

April 21, 2017 5:01 PM0 comments

Aya Hijazi is resting at the Falls Church home of an in-law today, returning to the U.S. including for a visit to the White House, having been released by Egyptian authorities after being held in an Egyptian prison for three years with no charges or legal proceedings.

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On Eve of Budget Adoption, F.C. Council Wavers on Reserve Fund

April 20, 2017 9:17 AM0 comments

With just a week to go before the scheduled final adoption of the City of Falls Church budget for Fiscal Year 2018, the F.C. City Council Monday night could not reach a consensus on the touchy issue of asking taxpayers to fund a $1.2 million addition to the City’s reserves.

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22-Year Veteran of Virginia House, Del. Jim Scott Dies

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Former Virginia State Del. James Martin Scott died suddenly last weekend at the Aarondale Retirement and Assisted Living Community in Springfield, Va, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Scott was 78.

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Former F.C. Resident Convicted of Sexual Assault

April 19, 2017 9:35 PM0 comments

Sergio Velasquez Cardozo, 35, formerly of Falls Church, has been found guilty by a jury in Washington, D.C. of charges stemming from an incident in which he sneaked up on a college student and grabbed and groped her, announced U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips. A jury found Velasquez Cardozo guilty […]

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Snyder Wins $ for W&OD Trail Intersection Project

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Falls Church City Councilman David Snyder yesterday made the motion for a set of the National Capitol Region’s Transportation Planning Board actions that were adopted and included $249,000 for the Falls Church W&OD Trail Intersection project. The motion passed unanimously.

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Dems Target 17 Va. GOP Districts Won by Clinton

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At the Richmond Legislative Report luncheon hosted by the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and Merrifield Business Association Tuesday, State Sen. Dick Saslaw and State Del. Marcus Simon stressed how pivotal the role of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe was in this year’s session, vetoing 40 bills passed by the Republican-controlled […]

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