One of the county’s historically standout youth athletes, now a prosperous business leader and high-impact philanthropist, made a new mark here. Multi-family housing magnate Ron Terwilliger, together with his attorney brother Bruce, in 2019 gave $1.5 million to the nonprofit partnership that built the modern, soon-to-open veterans-preference housing complex (named […]
Falls Church city’s award-winning but controversial set of Railroad Cottages was cited by Arlington housing specialists in a Sept. 14 “informational session,” part of the county’s deepening examination of the hotly debated proposal to boost “missing middle” housing. Eric Maribojoc, executive director of the George Mason University Center for […]
The Children’s School, the impressive child care facility that benefits Arlington teachers, has settled into spanking new digs on Langston Blvd. at the former site of the Alpine Restaurant. Director Naseera Maqsood told me her team and parents “love the new building,” which she and other participants helped design. […]
Debates and yard-sign shouts over the proposal to allow more “missing middle housing” are highlighting gaps in incomes, perceptions, values and generational loyalties. The rising public interest prompted the county board to offer 11 in-person or online “community conversations” and three “information sessions” from Sept. 12-Oct. 25. They’re billed as […]
By Paul Krugman of the New York Times Most articles on the death of Mikhail Gorbachev dwell on the political failure of his reform project. The Russian Federation, the main successor state to the Soviet Union, has not, to say the least, become a democratic, open society. Ukraine may finally […]
We are now nine months into his term and Governor Youngkin continues his disparagement of the Commonwealth in an attempt to position himself for an even higher office. I would submit it’s time to move forward, lead, and unite Virginians. There’s no doubt in my mind our world was turned […]
Fairfax County, and much of Northern Virginia, is a relatively “wet” area – lots of creeks, runs, streams, springs and, of course, the Potomac River (which is part of Maryland under centuries-old laws) – but there are few lakes, and even fewer publicly owned lakes in our 400 square mile […]
By Paul Krugman of the New York Times Embarrassing admission: I have been watching the TV show “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.” I’m not, in general, a fan of the superhero genre; but after “Orphan Black” I’ll watch anything starring Tatiana Maslany. Anyway, one of the show’s plot points is that […]
In the past two weeks, Falls Church City Public Schools has welcomed back our leaders for a day-long retreat working on how to set a great tone, goals, and outcomes for the coming school year. We also welcomed back our Collaborative Team Leaders (CTLs) to engage in how our new Strategic Plan impacts the quality of education we provide, what best practices in curriculum and instruction look like, and also help set us up for success for the coming year.
As a student at Yorktown in the late 1960s, I grew up in a world and at a time when homosexuality was largely invisible, but also criminalized and life-threatening. The closet is not healthy for flowers or other living things — to steal a popular protest from the 1960s.