The former George Mason High and Thomas Jefferson Elementary finally have their new names, with the Falls Church School Board voting to rename Mason ‘Meridian’ by a 5-2 margin while ‘Oak Street’ was unanimously voted to replace Jefferson as the elementary school’s new name.
It marked the first time since 2006 that the F.C. Council voted for a reduction in the tax rate.
A group of 10 longtime civic activists and leaders in the City of Falls Church has officially objected to the choices determined by two citizen volunteer committees to rename the City’s high school and one of its elementary schools.
Former Falls Church citizen and civil rights pioneer, the late Edwin Bancroft Henderson, is one of five Black Virginians being honored with a new series of highway plaques aimed at highlighting Black history throughout the state.
In an official opinion Monday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded that Virginia colleges and universities “may condition in-person attendance on receipt of an approved COVID-19 vaccine during this time of pandemic.”
The City of Falls Church’s annual Memorial Day Parade and events will return this May after the coronavirus pandemic wiped out last year’s celebration, though there will be significant modifications to the usual festivities.
Sylvia is a Pit Bull puppy that was born without the use of her back leg. She was found in a forest in Puerto Rico before making her way to Falls Church last year, when the pup’s rescuer contacted Homeward Trails, an animal shelter and adoption center in Fairfax County that caters to dogs just like Sylvia.
Early in-person voting begins Friday, April 23, for the June 8, 2021 Democratic Party Primary Election in the City of Falls Church. The ballot includes candidates running for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.
Last week, readers of the News-Press learned that the City of Falls Church and its neighbor, Pimmit Hills, were the the second and third most livable suburbs in the U.S. But the firm which conducted the analysis explained why some of its results were a bit more unique than others that are done throughout the nation.
It’s not a question of whether, but how much the rate will be cut below its current $1.355 per $100 assessed valuation rate.