All the hoopla about last weekend’s lucky date, 7/7/07, luckiest at least since 7/7/77, may qualify it as one of those we’ll remember for awhile, as in, “Do you remember what you were doing that day?” I still remember details of the one 30 years ago, back in the era […]
Author: Nicholas F. Benton
Three ‘Must See’ Summer Movies: Homer, Harry and Moore.
Nicholas F. Benton: The Libby Commutation
Maybe Bush’s outrageous commutation of Scooter Libby’s will help some folks recognize that this president and his cronies have more than normal self-interest or operative pragmatic scheming in mind.
Seeking Condo-to-Rental OK, $ Offered to Build Arts Center
New $100,000 Gift By Atlantic Realty Wins F.C. Planners Atlantic Realty officials responded this week to growing public pressure to offer some compensation in exchange for the City of Falls Church’s permitting the conversion of 231 for-sale condos to rentals at its giant Pearson Square mixed use project now under […]
Consultant Tells F.C.:
A long-time consultant retained by the City of Falls Church to assist in devising strategies for its city center redevelopment raised eyebrows at City Hall last week when she remarked, “The time may come soon” for the City to “take over” space planned for a town center and “develop it.”
Broad Street Construction Meeting Tuesday
A high-level pow wow of City of Falls Church department heads, business leaders, developers and downtown residents is slated for the City Hall’s Training Center Tuesday afternoon in a meeting that promises to be “interesting.” The subject is the City’s plans to reduce the number of lanes on Route 7 […]
July 4 – 11, 2007
Editorial: 1st Amendment Plaza
“Stand fast. Stand firm. Stand sure. Stand true.” While these words are not some of the most famous or poetic in history, they do appear on a plaque attached to an imposing bronze statue planted on a large rock on the edge of Los Angeles’ McArthur Park. It is the […]
Baseball Day at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Saturday, July 7, Noon to 2 p.m.
Tysons Re-Design Called
More Public Input On Plans Sought At July Meetings With the extension of a new Metro rail “Silver Line” from the East Falls Church station through Tysons Corner, and the construction of four new stations there, citizens and Fairfax County officials have an opportunity to re-design the layout of […]