Shields Calls for 5.5-Cent Tax Rate Hike for FY19 & All New Projects

March 15, 2018 1:08 AM0 comments

At Monday’s Falls Church City Council Meeting, City Manager Wyatt Shields formally launched this year’s annual budget cycle by proposing a Fiscal Year 2019 budget of $93.9 million, up 7.6 percent over the previous fiscal year.

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300 George Mason High Students Participate in National Walkout Today

March 14, 2018 12:11 PM0 comments

On the one month anniversary of the mass killings at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students dead, a national high school walkout was called for 10 a.m., to last 17 minutes, today and over 300 students from Falls Church’s George Mason High School participated, […]

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F.C. City Manager Shields Unveils His FY19 Budget With 5.5-Cent Tax Hike

March 13, 2018 11:46 AM0 comments

The recommended Fiscal Year 2019 budget submitted to the Falls Church City Council Monday night by City Manager Wyatt Shields actually comes in a half-cent less on its real estate tax rate component than predicted last fall.

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Former Falls Church City Councilman Ira Kaylin Dies

March 12, 2018 4:47 PM0 comments

Ira Kaylin, a member of the Falls Church City Council from 2010 to 2013, died today after a lengthy illness, the News-Press has learned. Kaylin was honored by the City Council last June with a special commendation for his service.

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Two Locals Charged with Shooting Incidents at Bailey’s Crossroads

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Nehemias Perez Escobar, 35, and Irvin Rodriguez Perez, 23, both from the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, were arrested over the weekend and are facing charges after an investigation determined they were behind the shooting incidents that resulted in damage to senior living apartments last month. Escobar and Perez […]

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New Target Small-Format Store Opens At Tinner Hill Site to Rousing Fanfare

March 7, 2018 10:03 PM0 comments

In the long and storied tradition of ceremonial and obligatory ribbon cuttings to welcome new businesses in the City of Falls Church, Tuesday night’s marking the opening of a new major national brand retailer, Target, was unusually festive.

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New Founder’s Row Papers Filed, Plan Swaps Hotel for Senior Housing

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Mill Creek Residential, in charge of the development of the 4.3-acre Founder’s Row project at the intersection of N. West and W. Broad Streets, has submitted new paperwork to City Hall in Falls Church, with a goal of getting its long-delayed project moving forward.

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Temporary Signal Installed at Annandale & Hillwood Intersection After Winds Down Pole

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A traffic light pole at the intersection of Hillwood Avenue and Annandale Road that was toppled over in extreme winds last Friday afternoon has been replaced with a temporary signal. From last Friday until Wednesday afternoon, the intersection had been operating with restricted lanes and a stop sign in place […]

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New Target Store Opens With Ribbon Cutting in F.C.

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Today marks the opening of the store to the public, with a public grand opening celebration set for Sunday, March 11.

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15-Year-Old Charged With George Mason High School Threat

March 5, 2018 5:17 PM0 comments

A 15-year-old student at George Mason High School in the City of Falls Church was arrested Monday after school staff found a list he wrote with names and plans to cause harm to people at the school, police reported Tuesday evening.

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