Author: Nicholas F. Benton

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66 Signatures Set West F.C. 10 Acres In Motion

In a complex signing event at the Falls Church City Hall last Friday, the long-awaited 99-year lease on the 10 acres of land at the City’s west end between the City, the City’s Economic Development Authority and the West Falls Partners group of EYA, Regency and Hoffman Associates was completed. Over 66 documents were signed in the morning-long event at the F.C. City Hall.

National Commentary

This is No Time to Be Avoiding Reality

It’s come to the point that the American Republican Party, a shadow of its former self, seems incapable of anything but mendacity and disingenuous behavior. One senses the realization by party leaders and their fascist overlords who recognize that they are swimming against the demographic tide and have no choice but to find ways of cheating and deception to stay in power.

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Creative Cauldron’s Big Week in Little City

It’s been a huge week for Falls Church’s original theater troupe, Laura Connors Hull’s Creative Cauldron. It started with the formal groundbreaking of the Insight Property Group’s Broad and Washington project that will include a prominent 5,000 square foot space for the Cauldron as its new working and performing space. The Cauldron folks were among those introduced and who performed a number for the Falls Church A-Listers in attendance at the groundbreaking last week.

National Commentary

The White House Correspondents’ Bash

Since I first came to Washington, D.C., and got a job in 1987 as a reporter covering the president, I have attended a preponderance of the annual White House Correspondents Association dinners. None was better or more impactful than the one held this past weekend, the first after three years of boycotts by the truth-hating Trump and two years of cancellations due to the pandemic.

National Commentary

The Press’ Signal Role Exposing Putin’s Crimes in Ukraine

Tuesday this week is being touted as a turning point in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A meeting was held in Germany involving over 40 nations aligning with Ukraine, NATO and Europe against the criminal, murderous, unprovoked aggression of Putin. If Putin thought that his invasion would drive a wedge into NATO and its allies generally, it has not turned out that way. On the contrary, as Gen. Mark Milley said in an interview Tuesday, the world’s nations, including non-Western powerhouses like Japan and Australia, are now more resolutely united against a common foe than at any time since the end of World War II.

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Broad & Washington Groundbreaking This Friday

At long last, the groundbreaking for the large scale mixed use project at the northeastern corner of the E. Broad St. (Route 7) at N. Washington (Route 29) intersection in the center of the City of Falls Church will be celebrated this Friday morning, April 29, that will involve shovels, dirt, a heavy dose of Falls Church Celebrity A listers, leaders of the Creative Cauldron local theater troupe that is looking forward to occupying 5,000 square feet at the site (it is rumored they may also do a little performing Friday) and representatives of the Insight Property Group and a modest reception at the Clare and Don’s Beach Shack.