There was an unsettling air of unreality that pervaded the Falls Church City Council meeting Monday night, the first that the Council held in an open business meeting to wrestle with the budget for the coming fiscal year.
Contrary to Mortgage Brokers Association reports of a spike in homeowner refinance applications, president and branch manager of H & R Mortgage, Inc. in Falls Church, Agnes Ginoba, said business is so bad that she’s only at her office once every two weeks – a small space she’s since had […]
Revisions to F.C. City Center Plan Mulled Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields confirmed at the City Council meeting Monday that Atlantic Realty, which received approval earlier this year for the construction of a $315-million City Center project, is considering modifications to its originally-approved plan.
Now that the U.S. government has moved to take ownership positions in nine major banks, among the next critical steps needed to ease the economic crisis’ recessionary impact on average Americans is to swap household debt relief for commitments to community service and national infrastructure and alternative energy development.
Congress voted Monday on a package designed to rescue the financial industry and pull our economy from an expected major downturn. It failed by 12 votes.
The past week’s 20-point drop in the market price of oil is primarily attributable to forceful declarations by key Democrats in Congress, including Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, that they’ll investigate the role of dubious speculation in driving the price to its recent peak of $147 a barrel.
The picture is not a pretty one at Nationals Park and those at home holding the remote control are inclined to agree.
This past weekend, in an effort to avert my eyes from continuously climbing numbers at the gas pump my eyes came to rest upon a series of NASCAR stickers affixed to a 1977 Ford Mustang fueling up in front of me. Trying not to think about the $60 bill I […]
April 10 – 16, 2008
April 10 – 16, 2008