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F.C. News Briefs: April 16 – 22, 2009

Connolly, Hull Blast Va. GOP’s Stimulus Rejection U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly led an entourage of fellow Democratic state legislators, including Del. Bob Hull of Falls Church, at a rally in Alexandria Monday to “declare outrage”at the vote by Virginia’s House Republicans last week to reject $125 million in federal stimulus funds for enhanced unemployment benefits […]

Election Special: Richardson at GMHS Rally for Obama Thursday Night


Warner in Exclusive N-P Chat Despite poll numbers showing Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama with a solid lead over his Republican rival Sen. John McCain in Virginia, and nationally, the army of organizers and volunteers for the Obama campaign insist they are taking nothing for granted going into the final days before the election […]

5 Former Mayors, 6 on Current F.C. Council: Referendum ‘No’

Five former mayors of the City of Falls Church, in two letters to the News-Press published in this edition, joined six members of the current City Council, including the current mayor, to urge voters to vote “No” on the charter-change referendum on the City’s municipal election ballot Tuesday.

Editorial: Referendum ‘A Very Bad Idea’

Opponents to the ill-conceived referendum on the May 4 ballot in the City of Falls Church received strong support from a nationally-prominent expert in municipal policy this week.

Mabry Decides Not to Run for F.C. Council

Former Vice Mayor Sam Mabry announced this week that despite qualifying for the City of Falls Church’s May 6 City Council election ballot, he will not run for a third term after all.

State Board of Elections Gives OK to Referendum

The Virginia State Board of Elections certified this week a referendum question for the May 6 ballot in the City of Falls Church that would, if passed, change the City’s charter by imposing a strict limit on the ratio of commercial to residential square feet in any new mixed use development project.

8 Candidates to Seek 3 F.C. City Council Seats

Two years ago, many citizens were disappointed when the City of Falls Church held its first uncontested election for City Council in two decades. This year, as the filing deadline passed Tuesday, no less than eight candidates have filed to compete for three Council seats, making it the most heavily contested race in the City’s […]

5 Step Up to Run in May F.C. Council Election

As Tuesday’s filing deadline for the May 6 Falls Church municipal election approaches, petitioning has been fast and furious around the city this week. So far, two independent candidates for the three contested seats on the City Council have been certified for the ballot by the Registrar of Voters.