Members of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce got their first opportunity to meet the organization’s first new executive director in 17 years this week. With the conclusion at the end of this month of Sally Cole’s 17 years as the head of the Chamber, Cole’s replacement Elise Neil Bengtson has already been on the job for a week.
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week, “Peril,” an instant bestseller by one half of the journalistic team that brought down President Nixon half a century ago.
ast year’s bold move by the Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls Church to eliminate fines for overdue materials is the biggest step cited so far in the City of Falls Church’s comprehensive “Equity Review” that was engaged by the City Council at its work session last Monday.
There is no doubt in our minds that the Democrats on the ballot for Virginia’s three statewide officers are vastly preferred over their Republican counterparts.
The new school year featuring all in-person classes throughout the Falls Church City Public Schools is now underway and the School Board held its first regular meeting of the new season Tuesday night where it voted a four-percent salary increase and new four year contract for Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan and learned that enrollment through the system is within five students of matching the enrollment level of a year ago.
You know the best way to defeat Trumpism? Well, every tool in the arsenal of law enforcement and public opinion needs to be involved.
With the Falls Church public school year a week in, classes continue to be 100 percent in person at all grade levels and there are no missing students from the year of virtual learning.
As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 arrives this weekend, haunting video footage aired on a CNN special of New York firefighters entering the smoldering twin towers of the World Trade Center — many facing sure doom but doing it anyway, because it was their job to save and protect anyone that they might find alive in there — generates a deep visceral reaction.
While a significant number of the over 100,000 Afghan refugees who were successfully airlifted out of their country in the last month have been relocated in Northern Virginia, an extraordinary relief effort is well underway to provide them with a full array of human services they need to secure a resettlement here.
“What we are seeing is the culmination of 20 years of bad decisions by U.S. political and military leaders. If anything, Americans should feel proud of what the U.S. government and military have accomplished in the past two weeks. President Biden deserves credit, not blame…Biden alone has had the political courage to fully end America’s involvement…(with) one of the most extraordinary logistical feats in recent memory…The total number of Americans and Afghan allies extricated from the country may exceed 120,000.” — David Rothkopf, The Atlantic.