Smart Growth Coalition Hails F.C. Approval of Novel Cottage Cluster

September 13, 2017 10:43 PM0 comments

Buoyed by a strong endorsement from the influential regional Coalition for Smarter Growth, the Falls Church City Council Monday night gave final approval by a 5-2 vote for a special zoning exception to permit development of a cluster of 10 senior age-restricted 1,500-square foot bungalow-style cottages on Railroad Avenue in the City.

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F.C. Council Grants Final OK To Novel 10 Cottage Cluster

September 12, 2017 12:02 PM0 comments

By a 5-2 vote, the Falls Church City Council gave final approval for a special zoning exception to permit development of a cluster of 10 senior age-restricted 1,500-square foot bungalow-style cottages on Railroad Avenue in the City.

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4 of Virginia’s Powerhouse Women Boost Support for Public Education

September 11, 2017 1:43 PM0 comments

At a forum in the Westover Library in Arlington’s East Falls Church district last week, four of the most powerful women in Virginia lined up to share their support for public education.

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Gunshots Heard and Shell Casings Found in Falls Church Area Neighborhood

September 7, 2017 3:14 PM0 comments

Fairfax County Police detectives are investigating a report of gunshot sounds, which were corroborated by the discovery of shell casings, near the 3800 block of Birchwood Road in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood on Thursday, Sept 8. Officers responded to a report that residents heard gunshots just after midnight this morning […]

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F.C. Planning Chief: Frequent Project Inquiries

September 6, 2017 9:52 PM0 comments

James Snyder, planning department chief for the City of Falls Church, confirmed at Tuesday’s F.C. Council work session that despite the fact the City may be almost a year away from deciding on a developer for the GMHS Campus Development site at the City’s west end, developers are constantly contacting […]

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Railroad Cottages Vote Due Monday

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Following an update at this Tuesday’s Falls Church City Council work session where it was reported that a draft license agreement was received by the City from Northern Virginia Parks to permit an easement to widen Railroad Avenue from eight to 16 feet, the second and final approval by the […]

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Beyer Introduces Bill for 16-Year-Old Pre-Registrations

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U.S. Rep. Don Beyer joined Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois yesterday to introduce legislation to reform federal elections to allow young Americans 16 and older to pre-register to vote, automatically adding them to voter rolls when they turn 18. Studies show that permitting young […]

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Campaign Kicks Off to Win School Bond Referendum in November

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“Yes! For Falls Church” is the name a leading cadre of activists have chosen for their campaign to pass the City’s school bond referendum this November.

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F.C. Leaders Speak Out Against President’s DACA Repeal Plan

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There was no shortage of loud and powerful voices speaking out at Falls Church Labor Day events and afterward against President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that has permitted children of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally to avoid deportation.

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Anti-Racism March Passes Through Falls Church

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The March to Confront White Supremacy trekked 118 miles over 10 days to reach it’s final destination at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. earlier today, but not before making a detour through Falls Church’s Washington St. where they were greeted with water and support from citizens, […]

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