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Dominion Power’s Slow Response Investigated

February 15, 2017 10:37 PM0 comments

Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields told the F.C. City Council Monday that an investigation into the delayed response by Dominion Power to a fire that broke out behind the Bowl America during the powerful wind storm Sunday night will occur. The fire, reported to the City Council by Bernie […]

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F.C. Adopts Senior Cottage Ordinance

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By a 6-1 vote (Mayor Tarter dissenting), the Falls Church City Council gave final approval to an ordinance establishing the ground rules for permitting construction, under a “special exception” process, of new senior age-restricted (55 or 62 and up, depending) cottage unit clusters in low-density residential neighborhoods, each unit a […]

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Editorial: 3 Moving Parts Of New School

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There remain three major moving parts as all hands are on deck to commandeer a successful outcome for development of the 36-acre high school campus property. We remain, as we have since Day One of this newspaper almost 26 years ago, hopeful of and committed to outcomes that will be […]

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How the Russians Own Trump

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The ongoing Russian intervention into the U.S. presidential election and White House operations goes way beyond just telephone communications, and its journalistic digging that has the best shot at rooting it out. “A district judge cannot make immigration law for the United States, cannot give foreign nationals and foreign countries […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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Last week was as busy a week as we are going to have during this year’s 45-day short session. On Sunday, we got our first look at the House Appropriations Committee’s amendments to the Governor’s budget. On Monday and Tuesday, we debated and voted on hundreds of bills and resolutions […]

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Clare & Don’s, Bangkok Golden Closed Today in Show of Immigrant Support

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At least two Falls Church restaurants will be closed today, Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of a “Day Without Immigrants” protest. Both Clare & Don’s Beach Shack and Bangkok Golden will be taking part in the nationwide campaign responding to President Donald Trump and his administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, extreme vetting and other immigration policies.

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Crime Report: More Smashed Car Windows at a Falls Church Gym

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Several car windows were smashed at Planet Fitness in the City of Falls Church last week just a few weeks after a string of smashed windows at nearby 24 Hour Fitness. In the latest incidents, a bag was stolen from one of the vehicles. In other crime, there were two marijuana […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 14, 2017 3:53 PM0 comments

Olympic champion swimmer Tom Dolan spent his Arlington youth so “ultra-competitive,” he would challenge you to a milk-drinking contest. His “complete disdain for losing was greater than the joy of winning,” he recalled. The two-time gold medalist who set a world record at age 18 spoke to fans and boyhood […]

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Annual Residential Assessments Up, But Mildly, F.C. City Announces Tuesday

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Single family home values grew by an average of 3.2 percent in the last year, but townhouses by only 1.43 and residential condos by only 0.93 percent, the City of Falls Church announced Tuesday. Individual property owners are scheduled to receive their annual assessment adjustments later this month in the mail. […]

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Thomas Jefferson Celebrates Annual Colonial Day Exposition

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For Thomas Jefferson Elementary’s annual Colonial Day exposition, parents, friends and 3rd graders headed to the 4th grade wing for demonstrations and education about a wide variety of jobs from colonial times. Students spent over an hour sharing all they’ve learned with the guests in their classrooms before heading to […]

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