Fairfax Votes Police Civilian Review Panel

December 7, 2016 10:33 PM0 comments

On Tuesday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established a panel for civilians to review police, which will serve as another way for residents to submit complaints concerning allegations of abuse of authority or misconduct by a Fairfax County police officer. In a statement issued Wednesday, Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon […]

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F.C. Wants Equalization Board Candidates

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The City of Falls Church has announced that it is seeking residents to serve on the Board of Equalization (BOE) as it currently has only one member. As an independent body appointed by the Circuit Court of Arlington, the BOE has the duty and responsibility of determining whether the Office […]

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Falls Church City Council Mulls Policy Changes to Take on Debt

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In order to accommodate an option, not yet decided, to spend $115 million on the construction of an entirely new George Mason High School, the Falls Church City Council Monday took steps to alter some of its own policy guidelines on the amount of debt the City can carry, and as an offsetting step, to increase the ceiling on its unassigned fund balance.

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Rep. Beyer Rallies Dems With Call to Revive a New Activism

10:08 PM0 comments

U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr., who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, told a standing room only audience of Democratic activists in Shirlington last weekend that they should not succumb to grief over their loss in the presidential election last month.

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As Budget Talks Begin, New School Chief Suggests Novel K-16 Approach

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Late Tuesday night at the Falls Church School Board’s first work session on its budget for the coming Fiscal Year 2018, newly-hired interim superintendent Dr. Robert Schiller tossed a stunner into the meeting that, if acted upon, could begin a major shift in approach to both the daunting operational and capital educational costs.

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Shoppers Get Gifts, Decorations at Holiday Farmers Market

December 8, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

It was a cold and windy day on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the first of three Falls Church Holiday Farmers Market, but the weather didn’t stop customers from buying cold gazpacho soup at Chris’ Market. “I sell it now [but] my customers demand it year round,” says Chris Hoge, the […]

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‘Stark & Sobering’ Says Shields of Falls Church’s Coming Budget

December 6, 2016 8:56 AM0 comments

The first look at the parameters for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 budget process was characterized by City Manager Wyatt Shields as “stark and sobering” at Monday night’s joint meeting of the Falls Church City Council and School Board.

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Rep. Beyer Tells Area Activists, ‘Don’t Grieve, Organize’

December 3, 2016 9:06 PM0 comments

U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr., who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, told a standing room only audience of Democratic activists in Shirlington Saturday morning that they should not succumb to grief over their loss in the presidential election last month.

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Police Seek Info After Dog Bites Man Outside of F.C. Starbucks

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Police are trying to locate a dog who bit a man outside of a Starbucks in the City of Falls Church on Friday. The bite victim will need to undergo rabies inoculations if the dog is not located in a timely manner.

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Warner Joins Senators Calling for Declassifying Russian Interference Intel

December 1, 2016 3:16 PM0 comments

Virginia’s U.S. Senator Mark Warner joined fellow Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee signing a letter to President Obama today calling for the declassification and release to the public of further information on efforts by the Russians to interfere in the U.S presidential election last month. Warner joined Ron Wyden, […]

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