Why Are Schools Flourishing on Back of City? Editor, Last year the school system was adamant in telling us all that the positions they were giving up would not mean anyone would lost their jobs – now there are two letters stating positions were lost.
Northern Virginia legislators, in a series of exclusive interviews with the News-Press yesterday, concurred with the remarks of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, delivered at the conclusion of the Richmond legislative session last week, that President Obama’s massive economic stimulus program has saved 7,100 state jobs in the just-adopted Fiscal Year […]
Legislators Say 2-Year Cuts to Top $3.2 Billion A massive $3.2 billion shortfall walloping the current and next fiscal year budgets in Virginia will take a deep toll in state funding of localities, Falls Church’s two representatives in Richmond, State Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple and State Del. Jim Scott, told […]
January 24-30, 2008
‘Caunotaucarius’ (the Indian name for George Washington, meaning ‘Town Taker’) oil on canvas by Clark Fox at MOD Arts in Falls Church City.
It is now less than two weeks before the Nov. 6 Virginia general election and there is a strong indication that the direction of the entire legislature will shift toward Democratic Party control. Battling uphill against voter apathy and expected low turnouts, partisans for both parties have plenty of reason […]
Falls Church Restaurant La Cote D’or Café held its annual Bastille Day waiter race last Saturday. The contestants had to navigate a course in the shortest amount of time, while retaining the most champagne. Jorge Del Carpio, right, won the grand prize of a trip to Paris. (Photos: News-Press)
Area schools begin in earnest following Labor Day next week, and spokesmen for both Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church say they’re not worried that the General Assembly in Richmond adjourned before approving millions in additional funds they’re counting on for the coming school year.