The Falls Church City Council expressed a concurrance tonight with the proposal of the City Manager to cut publication of its “Weekly Focus” two-page communique to the City’s public from every week to once a month. The “Weekly Focus” has appeared in the Falls Church News-Press every week since mid-2003. […]
In a budget work session of the Falls Church City Council, Police Chief Harry Reitze confirmed adamantly tonight that despite signicant cost savings and retirements in the department, the public will see “no change at all” in uniformed patrols, criminal investigations and other vital services.
Falls Church’s Mike Curtin, a former business owner and Chamber of Commerce activist who in recent years has been the executive director of the D.C. Central Kitchen, confirmed in an email tonight that his younger brother, Kevin Curtin, died yesterday afternoon following a massive heart attack he suffered on Monday.
In its first report to the F.C. City Council tonight, the recently-established Long Range Financial Working Group (FWG) rushed a handful of revenue policy recommendations into play at the outset of the Council’s FY11 budget deliberations.
Dan Fissell, a music teacher at Vienna Elementary and Marshall Road Elementary, died yesterday as the result of injuries he suffered in a house fire last Saturday, March 6. The news was confirmed by Jennifer Heiges, principal of Marshall Road Elementary, in a letter to parents today.
THE ANNUAL GALA dinner-dance of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce was attended by over 160 at the Arlington Hilton last Saturday night, and a plethora of donated silent and live auction items buoyed the work of the Chamber on behalf of local businesses.
Can we do this? Can the Little City of Falls Church absorb a 20-cent tax rate hike and by so doing, preserve its world-class schools and keep the fundamentals of a solid, caring, unique and vibrant community alive? With a lot of ingenuity and smart thinking, we think so.
Stiff Workforce Cut & Reduced Pay Included Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields unveiled his proposed $64.2 million budget to the Falls Church City Council Monday night, recommending a jump of 20 cents in the real estate tax rate from $1.07 to $1.27 on top of deep cuts in City […]
The City of Falls Church School Board, in an act of open defiance against a controversial ruling by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, moved to add, not remove, language to its anti-discrimination policy to protect lesbians and gays at its meeting Tuesday night.
Senior Affordable Housing Project Advances By a 6-1 vote Monday, the Falls Church City Council gave preliminary approval to providing a $2 million loan and special exceptions permitting the development of a six-story, 66 units senior housing structure, The Wilden, under the auspices of the Falls Church Housing Authority.