Letters to the Editor: Danger in Criminalizing Groups in a Community

May 3, 2018 12:08 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 3 – 9, 2018   Danger in Criminalizing Groups in a Community Editor, Isn’t it time? Recently, a manager at a local Falls Church City coffee shop where children gather after school accused three high school boys of damaging property and spilling coffee. They denied […]

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Letters to the Editor: Recognizing the Bravery Of an F.C. Police Officer

April 26, 2018 11:08 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 26 – May 2, 2018   Recognizing the Bravery of an F.C. Police Officer The following is a letter shared with the News-Press to Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin: Chief Gavin, In the early morning hours of March 21, a man previously unknown to […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. ‘Elites’ Should Be Held Fully Accountable

April 19, 2018 11:40 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 19 – 25, 2018   F.C. ‘Elites’ Should Be Held Fully Accountable Editor, According to teachers’ salary research in this area Falls Church is no lower than fifth highest average teacher salary and in other records second highest! There are various variables in all systems […]

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Letters to the Editor: Shame If We Can’t Provide Teachers Adequate Pay

April 12, 2018 2:34 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 12 – 18, 2018   Shame If We Can’t Provide Teachers Adequate Pay Editor, I am wondering why Councilman Phil Duncan is pushing to not pay the hard working teachers of Falls Church City Public Schools? We live in one of the wealthiest counties in […]

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Letters to the Editor: It’s Time to Improve Virginia’s Equal Pay Laws

April 5, 2018 11:16 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 5 – 11, 2018   It’s Time to Improve Virginia’s Equal Pay Laws Editor, On Tuesday, April 10 the American Association of University Women will recognize Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to what white men earned in 2017. […]

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Letters to the Editor: Why Some on Council Are Trying to Restrain Spending

March 29, 2018 1:55 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 29 – April 4, 2018   Why Some on Council Are Trying to Restrain Spending Editor, Regarding last week’s editorial on why several on the Falls Church City Council are especially focused this year on restraint in operating spending, let me share an excerpt from […]

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Letters to the Editor: Is Falls Church Becoming A City for the Wealthy?

March 22, 2018 12:13 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 22 – 28, 2018   Is Falls Church Becoming A City for the Wealthy? Editor, What am I missing? Tax overhaul reduces property tax write-off a few months ago. Check. Falls Church City property assessments rose last month (mine by $89,000). Check. Now the City […]

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Letters to the Editor: Remembering Principled F.C. Advocate Ira Kaylin

March 15, 2018 11:43 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 15 – 21, 2018   Remembering Principled F.C. Advocate Ira Kaylin Editor, The City of Falls Church lost a fierce and deeply principled advocate with the death this week of Ira Kaylin. As many knew, he was an unabashed fiscal realist and had little patience […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. Residents, Take Pride in Where You Live

March 8, 2018 11:35 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 8 – 14, 2018   F.C. Residents, Take Pride in Where You Live Editor, In response to a Letter to the Editor I read in the News-Press concerning the big trash problem on South Maple Avenue, I am shocked that this person thinks that all […]

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Letters to the Editor: Time For Organizations to Speak Out on Gun Control

March 1, 2018 12:06 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: March 1 – 7, 2018   Time For Organizations to Speak Out on Gun Control Editor, Other than society in general, what organization do guns most affect? Law Enforcement! I am a retired lieutenant of the Metropolitan Police Dept. in Washington, D.C. During the course of […]

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