Letters to the Editor: LEED Certification is More than ‘Just a Plaque’

June 4, 2015 11:15 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: June 4 – 10, 2015   LEED Certification is More than ‘Just a Plaque’ Editor, I was amazed by the comment of Dr. Toni Jones in the News-Press article last week regarding the new Mount Daniel Elementary School not being LEED certified because educating children was more […]

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Letters to the Editor: Commercialized School Environments Aren’t ‘Risky’

May 28, 2015 1:25 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 28 – June 3, 2015   Commercialized School Environments Aren’t ‘Risky’ Editor, I laughed at Lou Mauro’s concern (Falls Church News-Press Guest Commentary, May 21 – 27, 2015) “No Need for New City of F.C. High School Redux”) about schools in “urban commercialized environment.” Has […]

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Letters to the Editor: Take Caution When Parking In F.C. on Memorial Day

May 21, 2015 11:18 AM1 comment

  Letters to the Editor: March 21 – 27,  2015   Take Caution When Parking In F.C. on Memorial Day Editor, I am writing for two reasons in anticipation of the imminent Falls Church Memorial Day celebration on Monday Reason 1: To provide an advance notice intended to remind visitors […]

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Letters to the Editor: Pleased With Planners’ Development Discussion

May 14, 2015 9:07 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 14 – 20, 2015   Pleased With Planners’ Development Discussion Editor, I have to express deep appreciation for the Planning Commission and its lengthy discussion of the Spectrum Development project on Monday night. Numerous important issues and concerns were raised. I was especially pleased to hear […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. Schools Shouldn’t Use Food as Teaching Tool

May 7, 2015 11:40 AM2 comments

Letters to the Editor: May 7 – 13, 2-15   F.C. Schools Shouldn’t Use Food as Teaching Tool Editor, A recent email from Falls Church City Public Schools to parents proudly announced that fourth graders were learning about probability and graphing with M&M’s. I don’t share the school’s enthusiasm for […]

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Letters to the Editor: Buses on I-66 Shoulders: Transit’s New Champion?

April 30, 2015 11:42 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: April 30 – May 6, 2015   Buses on I-66 Shoulders: Transit’s New Champion? Editor, Allowing buses to use the shoulder on crowded I-66 is smart. It is low cost, requires little or no additional construction, is unobtrusive and can be implemented quickly. According to a […]

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks for the Memories, Broad Street Burger King

April 23, 2015 9:18 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: April 23 – 29, 2015   Thanks for the Memories, Broad Street Burger King Editor, Recently I read with mixed emotions that the Burger King at 700 West Broad Street will soon be razed for new development. This establishment is where I got my first job, […]

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Letters to the Editor: Clark Proposal Is Not A ‘Free’ High School

April 16, 2015 11:49 AM2 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 16 – 22, 2015   Clark Proposal Is Not A ‘Free’ High School Editor, Nicholas Benton seems surprised at the small citizen turnout for City budget meetings. I think many residents have simply given up on this Council and this newspaper because they consistently seem in […]

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Letters to the Editor: Why Aren’t Commercial Assessments Increasing?

April 9, 2015 11:29 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 9 – 15, 2015   Why Aren’t Commercial Assessments Increasing? Editor, In regard to property taxes, the homeowners are bearing an increasing share of the burden. If you look at the tax assessments of commercial properties in Falls Church, most show no change over the last […]

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Letters to the Editor: Will City of F.C. Tax Rates Ever Stop Escalating?

April 2, 2015 11:10 AM6 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 2 – 8, 2015   Will City of F.C. Tax Rates Ever Stop Escalating? Editor, On top of an 8 percent assessment increase in 2014 and a 6 percent increase in 2015, I am now facing a potential tax rate increase to $1.345? This means […]

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