Joint Letter from F.C. & Fairfax Water Authority Editor, We believe we need to correct the record on a story that first appeared in the on-line edition of the Falls Church News-Press on August 3, 2010, regarding a pipeline project that the City of Falls church has planned to better […]
Police Should Act to Deter Dangerous Cycling Editor, Why can’t the police do something about the bicyclists who commonly flout traffic laws especially around the East Falls Church Metro stop?
Nostalgic Look Back as FCNP Celebrates 1,000 Editor, I still remember the long ago Saturday morning phone call I got from a fellow identifying himself as Nick Benton, a relatively new resident of Northern Virginia, who said, “I’m looking to start up a newspaper in Falls Church and I’m looking […]
Mayor Baroukh Shares F.C.’s 2 Key Challenges Editor, I would like to thank the City Council and community for the opportunity to serve as Mayor of the City of Falls Church. I am truly honored.
Thankful the Falls Church Fireworks Show Went On Editor, Thank you to fellow Falls Church City residents and decision-makers. I understand there was some debate about the fate of the fireworks display in the wake of serious budget constraints. Back at my desk Tuesday morning, I’m so thankful the show […]
Civics Education Lacking in F.C. City Schools Editor, The best way Falls Church citizens could honor the spirit of the Fourth of July would be to encourage Falls Church City Public School officials to take a serious look at bolstering the role of civic education in Falls Church schools.
Mason District, Fairfax Parks Will Miss Bo White Editor, What a tremendous legacy Colonel Thomas Bowman “Bo” White, Jr. provided to Mason District and to the Fairfax County Park System in general. Representing Mason District on the Park Authority Board in the 1980s until 2001, White was a gentle spirit, […]
New Trash Bins in F.C. Don’t Make Sense Editor, I live in Falls Church City on W. George Mason Road. I have just received a notice dated June 7 by mail from Bill Hicks, Director, Engineering and Construction in the City’s Department of Environmental Services.
‘Waterfront’ in F.C. Smacks of Over-Development Editor, Your newspaper reported June 3 on a plan presented by 11 university students to develop an area along “the east side of West Jefferson Street” into a “mini-waterfront.” A map of the area under consideration, and some basic, simple facts about the plan […]
Sour Welcome for New Residents on Memorial Day Editor, We have recently moved to Falls Church and are so pleased with the small-town, “Mayberry”-feel, of the City. However, at Monday’s Memorial Day parade, I was left with a big, Oh-yeah-we’re-in-D.C.-metro nausea in my stomach.