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Mayor Hardi’s Weekly Update: July 12, 2024

Dear Friends, While we had no meeting this week with the Fourth of July holiday, there is plenty to share and get on your calendars. There is a lot of work underway across the city so this should be an informative, popular post about new stuff happening around town – from private development projects to […]

F.C. to Unveil New ‘Smart’ Traffic Signals in August

Over $700 million in regional multimodal transportation infrastructure is expected to be approved tonight at the monthly meeting of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) in Arlington. For the City of Falls Church, three of the 24 projects that will be funded by tonight’s vote will have a direct and immediate impact over the next […]

Beyer Stays With Biden, But Avoids Media Press

Arduously avoiding the media during the Democrats’ sudden existential crisis over their highly-successful incumbent and projected nominee for president of the U.S., Falls Church’ s U.S. Rep. Don Beyer issued a brief statement of continued support of President Joe Biden last weekend. But otherwise he has stayed away from making on-the-record comments, due to unsubstantiated, […]

In Memoriam: Larry Eugene Lucas

Larry Eugene Lucas of Vinemont, Alabama departed from our earthly plane on June 17, 2024. Mr. Lucas is preceded in death by his beloved sister, Debbie L. McMasters, and is survived by his caring wife: Laurie Lucas, daughter: Kelsey “Zachary” Bauer, grandchildren: Makenna and Truett Bauer, and Colton Drake, and his niece Mandy Welsch (Jeff) […]

The LGBTQ+ Reach: July 11-17, 2024

Project 2025 On July 3 the president of the Heritage Foundation, Kevin Roberts, said that the U.S. is “in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be.” Roberts and the Heritage Foundation (a staunchly conservative right-wing think-tank) have been increasingly visible over the last month […]

Business News & Notes: July 11-17, 2024

The Arc Opens Nominations for Employers The Arc of Northern Virginia has announced that they will recognize companies that provide employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at their November 9, “illuminating Inclusion” Gala. The Arc encourages nominations from individual and companies, including self-nominations, for those that employ people with IDD in Fairfax […]

A Penny for Your Thoughts – News of Greater Falls Church: July 11-17, 2024

“When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.” That declaration, uttered by disgraced former President Richard Nixon in a 1977 television interview, was stunning in its simple dismissal of what had been a basic tenet of the U. S. Constitution: that no one is above the law, even the president. Until last week, […]

New Briefs: July 11-17, 2024

Famous F.C. Church Building to Be Renovated The Center for Spiritual Enlightenment which owns the iconic small building adjacent to the State Theatre on N. Washington Street which has served multiple roles over the years, including as the home of the new defunct Falls Church Congregational Church, the newly incorporated City of Falls Church City […]

Community News & Notes: July 11-17, 2024

F.C. Police Announce National Night Out August 6 Join the City of Falls Church Police Department for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave. , Falls Church). National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie […]