Restricted Parking May Come to Winter Hill

March 9, 2016 8:55 PM0 comments

Next Monday’s Falls Church City Council meeting will include a motion to allow other means of identifying restricted parking in the City other than the annual registration decal. It will pave the way for the City to make administrative changes to limit public parking on streets in the 450-unit Winter […]

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F.C. Chamber Launches ‘Diversity Inclusion’ Outreach to Minorities

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A new “diversity inclusion effort” by the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce has the Northern Virginia minority-ownership business community abuzz, and apparently causing at least one national U.S. Chamber-linked association to rudely expel the F.C. Chamber’s executive director Sally Cole not once, but twice from its Facebook group because she said the outreach extended to Muslims.

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400 N. Washington Office Site Back On for Redevelopment

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Falls Church City Planning Director Jim Snyder announced at the work session of the Falls Church City Council Monday that the Wheeler Group, which had abandoned plans to rebuild the all-office building at 400 N. Washington St., has decided to “reactivate their application” for a height waiver at the site.

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Deceased Rabid Raccoon Found in Falls Church

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The City of Falls Church Animal Control and Police departments are cautioning the community about rabid raccoon and foxes after a dead raccoon, which later tested positive for rabies, was found in the 600 block of Knollwood Drive. Two dogs are in quarantine and the owner of the dogs is […]

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Woods’ Chef Bon’s Yum Truck Goes Vegan/Vegetarian

March 10, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Bonita Woods, owner of Chef Bon’s Yum Truck and the Bonita Woods Institute, has transformed the menu of her food truck so that it is exclusively vegetarian and vegan. She told the News-Press that she wishes she had thought of making the change, which was partially inspired by the closing […]

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Local Restaurants Rebrand in Changing City

March 11, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

FDB Eatery did it to continue to serve the community as they have been for over a half century. Seven Corners Pub did it to turn around an establishment that had fallen out of favor with the community. But both local restaurants have recently rebranded in order to survive in […]

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UPDATE: Traffic Lights at Broad and West Streets Lose Power

March 8, 2016 4:13 PM0 comments

UPDATE at 5:01: The traffic signal on Broad Street at West Street is back online and operating on a generator. According to Dominion Virginia Power, 48 power outages have been reported. The residential street closures remain in place for through traffic: Ellison Street is closed to through traffic from West Street […]

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Mason High Mustang Advance to State Hoops Semifinals With Win

March 5, 2016 2:04 PM0 comments

A last-second score gave the undefeated George Mason High School Mustang boys basketball team a 74-72 win over Graham High in the Virginia State Tournament quarterfinals today, sending the team to the Final Four in Richmond next Friday.

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Northern Virginia Housing Expo Slated for March 19

March 7, 2016 10:35 AM0 comments

The City of Falls Church is a co-sponsor and will be one of the exhibitors at the Northern Virginia Housing Expo on March 19 at Freedom High School, located at 15201 Neabsco Mills Road. The expo, a chance for those looking for more information on home ownership and rental opportunities to […]

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UPDATE: All Clear at Mason After High School Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

March 4, 2016 12:12 PM0 comments

A bomb threat was called into Falls Church’s George Mason High School this morning, the News-Press has learned, and students were relocated to the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School gym while law enforcement teams scour the high school campus with special personnel and dogs.

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