7th Seat on F.C. Planning Commission Filled

February 28, 2018 7:28 PM0 comments

Former Falls Church Planning Commissioner Rob Puentes, who was an active member of the commission until a decade ago when work commitments forced him to leave it, was appointed back onto the commission by the City Council Monday night, filling a single seat on the seven-member body that had remained […]

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Requests for Proposals Out the Door Today for West End Economic Project

March 1, 2018 9:25 AM0 comments

The City of Falls Church’s invitation to the regional and national developer community to come in and fill up 10 acres with dense economic development, including buildings of 14 stories and possibly higher, by the West Falls Church Metro station is due to be dropped into the mailbox today.

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Sen. Kaine Co-Sponsors ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ Bill

February 27, 2018 3:45 PM0 comments

Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine has co-sponsored the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017, a bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.  • “In the wake of Parkland and countless other tragedies, it’s all […]

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F.C. Council Adopts Resolution Against Gun Violence

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A standing room only crowd overflowing the Falls Church City Council’s temporary meeting space at the Community Center Monday night cheered and applauded when the Council voted 7-0 to adopt a strongly-worded resolution “In Support of Gun Violence Prevention.”

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Hit & Run Leaves F.C. Mother & Daughter Injured

February 26, 2018 1:44 PM0 comments

A Falls Church mother and her 12-year-old daughter were injured on Feb. 24 after being hit by a car that’s believed to be a dark blue newer model Mercedes as they crossed Columbia Pike near Tyler St. shortly before 10 p.m.  The driver did not stop or return to the scene. […]

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Council Mulls Final Edits to RFP for West End Development Plan

February 21, 2018 7:25 PM0 comments

In another step to enhance the public transparency of the City of Falls Church and the City Schools’ efforts to build a new high school and commercially develop 10 acres of land at the west end of the City, another public town hall will be held this Sunday at the Community Center.

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Panel Mulls Sustainability, Resiliency Issues

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The Falls Church Environmental Sustainability Council hosted a high-powered panel last Thursday night at the Henderson Middle School Library to offer thoughts and suggestions on a “resilient, sustainable” West End Economic Development Project” in Falls Church. Cory Weiss, chair of the council, moderated the panel that included Jay Wilson of […]

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Target ‘Soft Open’ March 7, F.C. Econ Chief Says

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CORRECTION: The scheduled soft opening is set for Wednesday, March 7, not March 6 as previously reported.  Jim Snyder, the City of Falls Church’s economic development chief, told a luncheon of the F.C. Chamber of Commerce this week that the Target department store on the ground level of the Lincoln […]

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After Parkland Shooting, Gun Control Rally Draws 400 in F.C.

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A candlelight vigil organized by the Falls Church-McLean chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Monday night saw hundreds of parents, students and local dignitaries turn out on short notice at George Mason High School in Falls Church to remember the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting last week.

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F.C. School Board Votes to Ask 2.9% Budget Hike, Defying 2% ‘Guidance’

7:18 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to support the final version of Superintendent Peter Noonan’s proposed budget request for the coming fiscal year that calls for a 2.9-percent increase over the current year’s budget.

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