F.C. Planning Commission Gives Preliminary OK to Fellows Tract Subdivision

May 17, 2016 8:42 AM0 comments

The Falls Church Planning Commission was within its power to grant final approval for the subdivision of 1.8 acres known as the Fellows Tract at 604 S. Oak Street adjacent the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School into seven lots for residential development Monday night, but instead stopped short.

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F.C. Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

May 12, 2016 2:03 PM0 comments

A man suspected of robbing Falls Church’s Wells Fargo bank this week, along with two other banks in the Alexandria, has been arrested.

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Swanson Named TJ Elementary Principal

May 11, 2016 6:45 PM0 comments

Paul Swanson, an elementary principal in Indiana, has accepted the position as the new principal at Falls Church’s Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, replacing the departing Robert Palermo, who has been in the post since the summer of 2010. Swanson comes with 23 years of experience, the last seven as principal […]

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Rep. Beyer Introduces Bill to Prevent Religion-Based U.S. Immigration Ban

6:43 PM0 comments

Today, U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr., who represents the 8th District of Northern Virginia that includes Falls Church, was joined at a press conference by fellow congressmen and leaders of faith and interest groups to announce the introduction of a bill that would make it illegal for the U.S. […]

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4 F.C. Principals Appeal to School Board to Protect IB K-12 Programs

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The embattled Falls Church School Board, tasked with finding almost $1 million in cuts from its FY17 requested budget that resulted from a 4-3 City Council vote last month, Tuesday night heard their school system’s four principals present an eloquent and impassioned defense of the educational values and effectiveness of the system’s International Baccalaureate program that now runs from kindergarten through the 12 grade.

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F.C. City Council Votes 23 Youth Reps to Board & Commissions

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At the outset of Monday night’s Falls Church City Council meeting, the Council voted 7-0 to confirm the appointment of no fewer than 23 high school students to youth membership on the City’s boards, commissions and civic organizations. The students all came from Falls Church’s George Mason High School.

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Nighttime Paving at Rt. 7, Rt. 29 Intersection Begins

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The Washington Street (Rt. 29/Lee Highway) nighttime paving project will start this Sunday night, May 15, and is expected to last two to three weeks, according to the City of Falls Church. The project will extend from the City’s northern boundary to Annandale Road. The City will also pave the […]

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F.C. Mulls New ‘Play Streets’ Program

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The Falls Church Department of Public Works is considering a new program similar to block party street closure permits that it is calling Play Streets. According to a City of Falls Church press release, a Play Street permit closes a neighborhood street to traffic so that kids and adults can […]

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FOOD NEWS: Beard Papa’s & Lee’s Sandwiches Now Open in F.C., LongHorn Steakhouse Coming Monday

May 12, 2016 11:16 AM0 comments

  Cream Puff Shop Beard Papa’s Now Open in Falls Church The first-ever Virginia location of Beard Papa’s, the popular Japanese pastry company specializing in cream puffs, is now open in Falls Church. Located in a Skyline business park on Leesburg Pike, the new store is the second Washington, D.C.-area […]

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City of F.C. Plans to Launch Bike Sharing Program in 2017

May 13, 2016 10:20 AM0 comments

Capital Bikeshare stations could come to the City of Falls Church in late spring/early summer of 2017 with City employees and officials planning an installation of up to 16 stations throughout bike corridors in the City. In November 2015, the City of Falls Church City Council authorized city manager Wyatt […]

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