Jones Resigns as F.C. School Chief, LaCondre, Horn Also Leaving Posts

September 7, 2016 6:18 PM0 comments

From Falls Church City Hall to the offices of the Falls Church City Public School System, the official City leadership and many citizen activists were reeling Tuesday night at the cumulative impact of three major figures announcing their departures.

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34 Public Improvements Done Or Progressing in Little City

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Visible new public infrastructure things are popping up all around the City of Falls Church these days from new bus stops to fresh crosswalks, and the Falls Church City Council got a summary of all 34 of them (excluding school and sewer projects) at its work session kicking off a busy fall season Tuesday night.

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Jones, Other Key City, School Officials Leaving Falls Church

September 6, 2016 11:25 PM0 comments

On the first day of the new school year in the City of Falls Church, the News-Press has learned that School Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones has accepted a position as superintendent of the Fairfield, Connecticut, school system, effective in December.

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Opposition to J.E.B. Stuart Name Change Gains Steam

May 24, 2016 11:25 AM0 comments

Opposition to the effort to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School is growing and organizing, as was evident at a recent community meeting held about the issue at the high school on Monday, May 23. The community meeting, paired with a survey from the Fairfax County School Board […]

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F.C.’s Mobu Kids is Relocating

September 1, 2016 3:10 PM0 comments

Mobu Kids, the “indoor playground for kids” at 442 S. Washington Street is not going out of business but will instead be relocating, the business’s owner has confirmed to the News-Press. After the News-Press reported a new tenant, Falls Church Distillers, had signed a lease to take over the space now […]

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Admired F.C. Veterinarian Dr. Steve Rogers Retiring

August 31, 2016 8:00 PM0 comments

Dr. Steve Rogers has served as Falls Church’s vice mayor, on its City Council, as the head of the F.C. Chamber of Commerce and of its Housing Commission. But it’s as his life-long calling that most people in Falls Church have come to respect and admire his work, as co-owner […]

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Spouse Goes Public With Del. Scott’s Alzheimer’s Struggle

September 1, 2016 11:45 AM0 comments

Nancy Scott, spouse for 44 years of retired State Del. Jim Scott, who represented the City of Falls Church and environs in the Virginia House of Delegates for 22 years before retiring in 2013, has made the first public announcement in a guest commentary in the News-Press that she and her […]

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F.C. Mayor Tarter Upbeat About Future in ‘State of City’ Interview

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A little over eight months after the start of his second term on the City Council and as Falls Church City’s Mayor, David Tarter sat down with the News-Press for its annual State of the City interview.

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Mason High Newspaper Editor Challenges Censorship Policy

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Kate Karstens, editor of The Lasso, George Mason High School’s mostly-online newspaper, is going after the Falls Church City Public Schools School Board Policy 9.46, which permits the school principal to review and censor news and commentary items before they are published in the paper, a policy known as “prior restraint.”

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Falls Church Is Getting Its Very Own Distillery

August 31, 2016 5:51 PM0 comments

On Wednesday, Falls Church Distillers signed a lease for 3,400 square feet in the former Mobu Kids space at 442 S. Washington Street in the Washington Market shopping center run by The Young Group.

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