Out With the Old, In With the New ‘Que: Liberty Barbecue Debuts Tonight in Falls Church

December 15, 2017 12:11 PM0 comments

Liberty Barbecue, the long-awaited, slow-and-low restaurant from the group behind Arlington’s Lyon Hall, Liberty Tavern and Northside Social, opens its doors in Falls Church for the first time tonight at 5 p.m.

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Sen. Kaine Slams Repeal of Net Neutrality

December 14, 2017 3:19 PM0 comments

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine issued the following statement slamming Thursday’s vote by the FCC to repeal net neutrality: “Moments ago, the five members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality. Let’s talk about what that means: Many of our modern systems and institutions — including commerce, education, […]

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F.C. School Board Appoints New COO

December 13, 2017 9:27 PM0 comments

The Falls Church School Board has approved the appointment of Kristen Michael as the district’s first Chief Operating Officer. “I am so excited to bring the talents of Ms. Michael to our school division” Superintendent Peter Noonan said. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ms. Michael for the past […]

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F.C. Council, Schools Face 2 Percent Budget Growth Limit in Coming Year

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The Falls Church City Council Monday voted 5-2 to limit the rate increase on the rest of City operational and school costs to two percent above levels in the current year, or slightly below revenue growth projections.

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City Hall Renovation Underway, Council Split on Overall Cost

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The project, which has technically already begun with the relocation of key functions of the police department to the property yard, is slated to be completed by a year from now.

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New Council, School Board Electeds Sworn In, Start Jan.1

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This has been the week for transition on the Falls Church City Council, on Monday, and School Board, on Tuesday. At Monday night’s City Council meeting, retiring Council member Karen Oliver was hailed by her Council colleagues for her thoughtful and poignant contributions to the Council’s deliberations the last four […]

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Police Request Public Assistance in Search for Carjackers

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Fairfax County Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two carjacking suspects and finding a stolen BMW sedan. The incident happened last Friday, Dec. 8 around 10 p.m. in the 5800 block of Oakview Gardens Drive near Bailey’s Crossroads. A 39-year-old man was standing by the trunk […]

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Retiring F.C. Council Member Oliver Praised By Colleagues

December 12, 2017 3:33 PM0 comments

At last night’s Falls Church City Council meeting, retiring Council member Karen Oliver was hailed by her Council colleagues for her thoughtful and poignant contributions to the Council’s deliberations the last four years. Mayor David Tarter presented Oliver with a plaque expressing appreciation on behalf of all the Council. Oliver […]

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F.C. Council Signs Off on Limiting Growth to 2% in Operating & School Costs in Next Budget

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Knowing the cost of the onset of the high school renovation project approved by voters last month will add six cents to the real estate tax rate, the Falls Church City Council Monday voted 5-2 to limit the rate increase on the rest of City operational and school costs to two percent above levels in the current year, or slightly below revenue growth projections.

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F.C. Council Votes 5-2 to Commence $13.35 Million City Hall Renovation

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Following a parade of impassioned existing City Hall personnel pleading for a “yes” vote to proceed with the long-overdue renovation of the Falls Church City Hall, the F.C. City Council Monday voted 5-2 to approve a $13.35 million do-over.

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