Lt. Gov. Northam Hails F.C. Dem Potluck

April 20, 2016 5:56 PM0 comments

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam was the keynote speaker for over 120 attendees of the annual Jefferson-Jackson potluck hosted by the Falls Church City Democratic Committee (FCCDC) last Sunday at the Community Center. Northam has announced his candidacy to run for governor of Virginia next year. He noted that but […]

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F.C. School Board Takes No Action on Special Ed Report

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At its work session Tuesday night, the Falls Church School Board decided to take no action in response to a report by two of its members who put in more than 80 hours to investigate the petition last fall from volunteer members of the Schools’ Special Education Advisory Committee asking […]

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4 of 7 on City Council Resolved To Slash $912,000 from Schools

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As the Falls Church City Council moves to adopt its Fiscal Year 2017 budget this coming Monday night, the News-Press has learned there are at least four who are reinforcing each others’ resolve to defy the recommendation of City Manager Wyatt Shields and to force $912,600 in cuts to the School Board’s adopted budget in order to adopt a budget with no real estate tax rate increase.

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F.C. School Board Scrambles To Find Ways to Cut Programs

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Three scenarios for how to cut $912,600 from the Falls Church School Board’s adopted Fiscal Year 2017 budget were delineated by Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones late yesterday afternoon in anticipation of the City Council cutting that sum when it votes on the budget Monday night.

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The Lasso in the News-Press: Recycling & MacBooks in Schools

April 21, 2016 11:16 AM0 comments

The Falls Church News-Press has partnered with George Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper, The Lasso, to bring its readers some of the top articles appearing in the student-run digital paper. This regular feature will appear monthly in the News-Press during the school year. The Lasso can be found online at […]

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Local Residents Battle Washington Gas Over Pimmit Barns

April 22, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

It’s David v. Goliath in Pimmit Hills where an “ongoing battle” between area residents and Washington Gas is underway over a proposed easement the gas company wants to install in Pimmit Hills to connect existing pipes with new pipes. The debated easement location is at one of the community’s few […]

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F.C. Police Step Up the Fight Against Vehicle Burglaries

April 21, 2016 10:30 AM0 comments

The Falls Church City Police Department has begun a campaign to lower the number of thefts from vehicles that some residents say have been plaguing the City for several years. In the last six months there have been two strings of vehicle burglaries, in November 2015 and a few weeks […]

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Fairfax County Police Investigate Death in Falls Church

April 20, 2016 4:13 PM0 comments

The Fairfax County Police Department reported that just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, patrol officers from the Mason District Station were dispatched to the area of Round Tree Park, located at 3320 Annandale Road, Falls Church, for a report of a critical missing man who had wandered from […]

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Culmore Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

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Daniel Rodrigo Cespedes, 21, of Falls Church, was arrested and charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony on Saturday, April 16, the Fairfax County Police Department announced in a press release on Wednesday, April 20. The crime was originally reported on Friday, April […]

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F.C. School Board Tackles Cutting $912,000 From Budget

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An exasperated Falls Church School Board and City school staff wrestled Tuesday night with the hard realities of cutting $912,600 from the budget it submitted in February based on the apparent resolve of at least four members of the City Council to impose a cut of that magnitude when the final vote on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget comes next Monday.

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