2024-07-22 3:52 PM

The LGBTQ+ Reach: July 18-24, 2024

The Elephant In The Room It’s hard to write about anything without mentioning the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump on Saturday at an election rally in Butler, PA, which left one attendee dead and two others severely injured. Political violence is never okay and never justified. In order for democracy to work, our […]

NVAR Chief Offers Chamber Info on Price Boom

As this month’s numbers show, the prices that residential real estate properties are commanding in the City of Falls Church are continuing to skyrocket, and no one seems to think they will level off anytime soon. The City’s average single family home is now going for $1,297,818, and some are getting closer to $3 million. […]

Fresh Market Heading Into West Falls Mega Site

Will Bring Total to 7 Big Groceries in Little City Notwithstanding all the new high-quality restaurants now or soon to be opening in the City of Falls Church, for folks who prefer to prepare their own meals, there soon will be no shortage (putting it mildly) of grocery options among the 14,500 (and growing fast) […]

A Penny for Your Thoughts – News of Greater Falls Church: July 18-24, 2024

Question: What do Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York have in common? A broad question, perhaps. They all have different governance structures, different politics, and diverse and different populations. Some have coastal shorelines; others are completely inland, but the answer is that all those jurisdictions, or portions of […]

Editor’s Weekly Column: Vance Is ‘More Dangerous Than Trump,’ Memo Says

“The only valid family is a working father married to a stay-at-home mother and their children.” This particularly toxic line comes right out of the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 document that is a blueprint for how Trump and the GOP, if they regain the White House in November, aim to reshape our culture. In the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Editor’s Weekly Column: Who Is Sowing Division In the Democratic Party?

The saying goes, “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” Another way of putting it is, “Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.” Who and what is behind the current dust up over the viability of President Biden’s reelection campaign? Is there any way the mass of forces who […]