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Guest Commentary: The Long-Term Effects of Partisan Redistricting

January 28, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

By Ellen Salsbury & Sara Fitzgerald The recent town hall with the city’s General Assembly representatives provided an example of participatory democracy at its finest: A good turnout of citizens and city officials, raising their concerns in civil language and asking thoughtful questions at the beginning of the annual legislative […]

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Falls Church Schools Opening with 2-Hour Delay Friday

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For the first time since before the blizzard, Falls Church City Public Schools students will be heading back to school. The City schools announced today that they will be open Friday, Jan. 28, and operating on a two-hour delay. Also back open is day care, which will be open on-time […]

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Mustangs Girls Basketball Defeats Warren County

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by Matt Delaney On the eve of winter storm Jonas’ arrival to the D.C. Metro area, George Mason’s varsity girls basketball team enjoyed a successful trip to Warren County High School where they defeated their Bull Run District opponent 47-27 on Thursday, Jan. 21. The win was much needed since […]

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks for Stranger’s Help While Stranded

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Letters to the Editor: January 28 – February 3, 2016   Thanks for Stranger’s Help While Stranded Editor, Often I read heartwarming stories about strangers helping those in need. Never did I expect myself to become a beneficiary so soon. On Wednesday evening, before the projected weekend snowstorm, I was stuck on […]

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West St. 7-Eleven Robbed Wednesday Night [UPDATE: Photos Released]

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Police are on the lookout for two men who they say restrained an employee at the 7-Eleven on West Street in Falls Church last night and made off with money.

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Mason Boys Hoops Handles Central High School

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by Matt Delaney Just days before the blizzard touched down in Falls Church, George Mason’s varsity boys basketball team handled Central High School in their second and final regular season meeting 75-54 on Wednesday, Jan. 20. As the regular season winds down the Mustangs find themselves in a favorable spot, […]

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Mason Swimmers Triumph at Manassas Park Quad Meet

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by Ari Autor Special to the News-Press George Mason High School Mustang swimmers continued their successful season by triumphing in the Manassas Park Quad Meet on Saturday, Jan. 16. With the girls’ team scoring 164 points and 148 for the boys, Mason placed first overall with a 312-point finish against […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The snow hanging off the roof defies gravity. How long can it teeter on the edge without crashing to the deck below? 40 hours so far… This historic blizzard reminded me of the January 1966 storm that also shut down the region. As young college graduates in our first Capitol […]

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FOOD NEWS: Jimmy John’s Opens, Local Market Weathers the Storm, Peking Gourmet Names 1 of U.S.’s Best

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    Local Market Keeps F.C. Stocked During Blizzard Two feet of snow doesn’t really bode well for commerce but the blizzard of 2016 was good for at least one business here in The Little City. While most stores and restaurants closed up shop during the weekend storm, Falls Church’s […]

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RPAI Acquires Merrifield Shopping Center

January 27, 2016 8:02 PM0 comments

Retail Properties of America, Inc. has acquired Merrifield Town Center II in Falls Church for a gross purchase price of $45.7 million. The 138,000 square foot property currently consists of 76,000 square feet of retail space and 62,000 square feet of storage on 8.2 acres of land. The property is […]

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