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Guest Commentary: Election Sees Virginia Dems Sweep Into Office

November 16, 2017 1:36 PM0 comments

By Thomas Bowman If all politics is local, most locals cared about national politics on Election Day 2017. According to Politico, half of Virginia voters cited Trump was a reason for their vote. This backlash led to the most significant gains for Democrats since 1999. Despite the national climate, Democrats […]

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Letters to the Editor: Drivers, Bikers, Walkers: All Need to Pay Attention

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Letters to the Editor: November 16 – 22, 2017   Drivers, Bikers, Walkers: All Need to Pay Attention Editor, Scot Walker’s recent letter to the editor about cyclists violating traffic laws nearly hitting him reminded me of an article I read in The Washington Post in 2015. It was written […]

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Editorial: A Blowout For Democracy

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It’s hard to believe it’s only been a week since one of the most demonstrative elections in the history of the U.S., such a full-throated rejection of Trumpism, its demagogic effects, its rejection of the rule of law and reason, of the role of a free press in a democracy, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The “blue wave” in Virginia’s elections last week surprised many, since Democrats, for the second consecutive time, won all three statewide races – Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. As in the 2013 statewide election, urban and suburban areas tended to be blue, while rural areas stayed red. Northern Virginia, […]

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NVAR: Home Sales Up 7 Percent in Region

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Bob Adamson, 2017 NVAR Chairman of the Board, announced Wednesday that as of October, home equity gains remained within normal limits while interest rates stay pinned at historic lows. “These factors add to local buyer confidence,” Adamson said. October resulted in a seven percent increase in sales, recording 1,652 homes […]

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Aldi Opening on Arlington Blvd. in Falls Church Today

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Aldi is hosting a grand opening for its first Falls Church location today, Thursday, Nov. 16. The event will start with a ribbon cutting at 7:50 a.m. and include prizes and savings throughout the day. Aldi, which operates almost 1,700 stores in 35 states, sells the most frequently purchased grocery […]

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F.C. Council Votes Preliminary OK To E. Broad-N. Washington Project

November 15, 2017 10:10 PM0 comments

By a 5-2 vote, the Broad and Washington large scale mixed-use project finally won a preliminary approval from the Falls Church City Council Monday night.

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New F.C. Bike Shop Grand Opening Set for Saturday

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ProBike FC is hosting a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 116 E. Fairfax St. in Falls Church. A ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. Owned and operated by professional cyclist Nick Clark, ProBike FC offers Computrainer, core conditioning, coaching, bike […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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I was always the crazy one Who broke into the stadium… How do you like me now How do you like me now Now that I’m on my way Do you still think I’m crazy standing here today? — Toby Keith, “How Do You Like Me Now?” All the votes […]

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Field Hockey Falls to Reigning Champs in State Quarterfinals

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By Jeffrey Wojtala The George Mason High School field hockey team traveled to Yorktown for their first 2A State quarterfinals playoff game in team and school history where they lost to the top-seeded Tabb High School Tigers 5-0 on Nov. 7. Tabb is the defending state champions, having won the […]

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