Culmore Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

April 20, 2016 4:10 PM0 comments

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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Majority on F.C. Council Ready to Cut $912k From School Board Request

April 19, 2016 7:38 AM0 comments

At its lengthy work session Monday night, a majority on the Falls Church City Council expressed its desire to slash $912,000 from the School Board’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request in order to avoid a 2.5 cent real estate tax rate hike in the budget it is expected to finalize next Monday night.

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Capital One Bank in Idylwood Plaza Robbed

April 18, 2016 10:52 AM0 comments

The Capital One Bank, located in Idylwood Plaza at 7501 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, was robbed at around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, according to a press release from the Fairfax County Police Department. According to police, a man entered the bank, approached one of the tellers and passed […]

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F.C. Council Approves City Hall Renovation Funds

April 13, 2016 6:40 PM0 comments

By a vote of 6-1, the Falls Church City Council Monday approved expenditures of up to $1.2 million for the first phase of a $17.4 million renovation and expansion of City Hall. The Council was informed that it could halt the process at any point it deemed the plan was […]

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W&OD, West Broad Concept Plans OK’d

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By unanimous votes the Falls Church Council adopted the plans for the development of the W&OD Trail through the City and the concept small area plan for the six blocks of West Broad outlined in earlier Council discussions. Principal Planner Paul Stoddard, in response to inquiries, stated that the criteria […]

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McAuliffe: April 16 ‘Va. Tech Remembrance Day’

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Virignia Governor Terry McAuliffe yesterday declared April 16, 2016 as “Virginia Tech Remembrance Day” in Virginia in honor of those who were killed or injured during a mass shooting at the university on April 16, 2007. “We will stop on April 16 not only to remember the horror of that […]

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Emergency Heating, Cooling Center Hailed

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The Winter Hill Emergency Heating and Cooling Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Development Block Grant Celebration took place Tuesday adjacent the Winter Hill Community Center on S. Virginia Ave. Community members, Falls Church Housing Corporation staff, City Council members, Housing Commissioners, the City fire marshal and other City staff […]

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Amid Complaints of Creativity Lack, Council Defers Campus Site Plan

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The Falls Church City Council voted 6-1 to defer approving an action to move a second more detailed “request for proposal” to the two prospective developers of the City-owned 36 acres of land adjacent the West Falls Church Metro station.

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F.C. Council Looks to Shave Tax Rate Hike in New Budget

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The discussion of the Fiscal Year 2017 at the Falls Church City Council meeting Monday centered on whether or not the real estate tax rate could be held to zero growth, or whether City Manager Wyatt Shields’ recommendation of a two-cent increase would be approved.

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