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Falls Church City News Briefs

F.C. Names New Planning Department Chief Suzanne Cotellessa, a certified planner, zoning administrator and arborist, has been selected as the General Manager of the City of Falls Church Department of Developmental Services, which covers planning, zoning and urban forestry functions.

Nicholas F. Benton: Why McCain Has Nothing to Say

The McCain campaign descended in the last week from nastiness toward an almost cartoon-like caricature of reality, in the face of massive social and economic dissembling caused by its political and Wall Street friends simply too big for it to handle.

Nicholas F. Benton


Nicholas F. Benton is the owner and Editor-In-Chief of the Falls Church News-Press. He may be emailed here.

Award-Winning Stuart Journalist Is Keen to Lead

Eighteen-year-old senior at J.E.B. Stuart High School Hallie Colegrove may have the potential to be the next Barbara Walters, but says that journalism isn’t something she wishes to pursue as a future career.

Son of Kate Hanley Seriously Injured in Iraq

Patrick Hanley, son of Secretary of the Commonwealth Kate Hanley, was due to arrive at the Bethesda Military Hospital yesterday or today, following a severe injury suffered as a member of the U.S. Military in Iraq last Sunday.

News Briefs

Reitze Named City of F.C. Chief of Police Acting Chief of Police Harry Reitze was named Tuesday the Chief of Police of the City of Falls Church effective yesterday, according to a release from the office of City Manager Wyatt Shields. Following the retirement of Chief Robert Murray last fall, Reitze began serving as the […]

Helen Thomas: Tenet Spills Some Secrets

WASHINGTON — Former CIA director George Tenet, one-time keeper of some of the nation’s biggest secrets, has spilled some of the goods in his $4 million memoirs.