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

April 13, 2016 6:31 PM0 comments

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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FOOD NEWS: Nando’s Opens Saturday in Mosaic, New Owner at La Cote d’Or & Brunch Pizza Now at Orso

April 14, 2016 11:14 AM0 comments

  Pop-Up Requin Will Become Permanent Addition to Mosaic In a change of plans, Requin, the pop-up collaboration from chefs Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella, will be a permanent addition to the Mosaic District after all. Originally slated to become a Kapnos Kouzina after its temporary Mosaic location moves to […]

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Mason Robotics Team Wins Districts, On to Worlds

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by Hermela Hailemariam This past week may have been a regular week for a majority of students at George Mason High School but for a certain group of them it would be a very exciting time. On Thursday, April 7 the Mason Robotics Team, Team 1418, traveled to the University […]

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Falls Church, Fairfax County Chart High In Health Rankings

April 15, 2016 10:30 AM0 comments

The 2016 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, listed several Northern Virginia localities highest among the state in health outcomes. Falls Church City and Fairfax County were among the municipalities that ranked highest in the overall […]

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Falls Church’s Andrew Mallon Carves His Own Path

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Have you seen sculptures of a bear, an eagle or an angel holding an eagle and dog protruding from the stump of a tree around the region? If so, that’s probably the crafty work of Andrew Mallon, the owner and operator of AM Sculptures, a company that creates sculptures and […]

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Free Pizza for Area Police Officers Today

April 13, 2016 12:09 PM0 comments

The Washington, D.C.-area chain Paisano’s Pizza is hosting its first annual “Police Appreciation Day” today, April 13. To honor the area’s law enforcement, the restaurant is giving D.C.-area police officers a free meal – up to $15 – at its 27 locations around Northern Virginia and Maryland. The City of Falls Church […]

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F.C. Council Defers Action on Approval Of 2nd Phase RFP on School Project

April 12, 2016 8:39 AM0 comments

As their deliberations on the item did not even begin until well after 10 p.m. Monday night and quickly went to some critical issues and unanswered questions, 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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Gun Store Across From St. James School Closes Doors Suddenly

April 11, 2016 2:20 PM0 comments

Nova Firearms, the gun store that opened amid controversy in February on W. Broad St. in Falls Church, across the street from the St. James School, suddenly closed its doors this weekend, the News-Press learned today.

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F.C. Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment ‘Very High; Castillo Reports

April 9, 2016 1:54 PM0 comments

This spring’s pre-enrollment for kindergarten in the Falls Church City Schools is a “very high” number of 146 so far, F.C. School Board Chair Justin Castillo reported to a town hall meeting on the F.C. budget Saturday morning, signalling another major enrollment hike for the system in the fall.

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Police Look for Man Suspicious Man Seen Near TJ Elementary Friday

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City of Falls Church Police responded to the City school at 601 S. Oak St. at about noon on Friday, April 8, for a report of a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and possibly a black hat standing near the school grounds perimeter.

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