F.C. Council Votes 6-0 to Approve 4.3 Acre Mason Row Project

January 11, 2016 11:40 PM0 comments

By a set of three unanimous 6-0 votes (Councilman Dave Snyder abstaining), the Falls Church City Council approved the long-debated 4.3 acre Mason Row mixed-use project that will bring a new hotel and movie theater complex to the City of Falls Church.

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Dedicated Social Worker Anne Crofton Tyson Dies at 86

January 8, 2016 3:22 PM0 comments

Anne “Annie” Crofton Tyson (nee Gilbert) died in her home on Dec. 25, 2015 in McLean after a short illness. She was born April 5, 1929 in New York to her parents Albert and Julia Washington Gilbert. Anne received a B.A. in 1951 and an M.A. in Social Work from Howard […]

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Community Rallies Around F.C. Child Facing Threat of Deportation

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Members of the Falls Church community are rallying around a 14-year-old freshman at George Mason High School, Bryan Villegas, who is facing the threat of deportation.

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Mason Row Final Vote Due Monday

January 6, 2016 6:43 PM0 comments

The Falls Church City Council is slated to cast its final up-or-down vote Monday on the Spectrum and Mill Creek’s 4.3-acre Mason Row project on the northeast corner of W. Broad and N. West Street. The vote was deferred from December based on late changes to the proposal, and will […]

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F.C. Planning Commission, EDA Re-Up Leaders

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This week in their year-opening organizational meetings, the Falls Church Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority re-elected their respective chairs and vice chairs for new one-year terms. Rob Meeks was re-elected chair of the Planning Commission and Russ Wodiska was re-elected vice chair. On the EDA, Mike Novotny was re-elected […]

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F.C. Seeks Volunteers for Advisory Bodies

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The Falls Church City Clerk’s office sent out an invitation for City residents to apply to serve as volunteers on a wide range of citizen advisory groups to the City government, including the Board of Equalization, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Environmental Services Council, the Historic Architectural Review Board, […]

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Simon Files Same-Sex Legislation in Richmond

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Del. Marcus Simon, the Democrat who represents the 53rd District in the State legislature that includes the City of Falls Church, is slated to file a bill to repeal statutes in the state code prohibiting same-sex marriages and civil unions. The U.S. Supreme Court already has ruled that Virginia’s ban […]

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State Cuts from Schools $800 Million Annually

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Cuts made by Virginia lawmakers since the recession have reduced state support for Virginia’s schools by about $800 million per year, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, an economic and policy research organization in Richmond. The cuts stem from 12 different policy changes enacted […]

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Tarter Council’s Unanimous Pick For Re-Election as Mayor of F.C.

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P. David Tarter was re-elected to a second term as mayor of the City of Falls Church by a unanimous 7-0 vote in the first meeting of the newly-constituted Falls Church City Council Monday night, and Council member Marybeth Connelly was elected vice mayor by another unanimous vote.

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Superintendent Jones Tips Off PTAs to Her New Budget

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Falls Church Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones addressed a public meeting co-hosted by the City schools’ three PTA organizations in the cafetorium at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Wednesday night, spelling out the parameters that will inform her coming fiscal year budget recommendations that she will formally introduce at a School Board meeting Tuesday.

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