Almost in perfect tandem with the preliminary approval of the new City Center project in downtown Falls Church, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) met at George Mason High School last week and approved all the projects submitted by Falls Church for Phase One of the region’s massive transportation plan.
January 8-14, 2008
It was one of the truly historic events in the 60-year history of the City of Falls Church. Monday, at City Hall, the Council chamber was packed to the rafters with a wide array of people ranging from near celebrities, city founders and pillars and recent arrivals in the city, […]
Huge Package Of Legislation Comes Monday A sweeping package of six ordinances and resolutions encompassing all the necessary components for the launch of the long-awaited new Falls Church City Center will come to the City Council for a round of preliminary votes this Monday.
November 13 – 19, 2007
Falls Church and Northern Virginia winners For many years, I-495 was the demarcation line between Republican and Democratic elected officials. No more. November’s election reduced Republican hold on Northern Virginia state Senate seats by 2. Now there is only one Republican Senator in Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax Counties—Fairfax Senator […]
Coming out of summer to busier times, the City of Falls Church’s business community finds itself confronted by not one, or two, but three cases where City Hall is contemplating putting it at a distinct disadvantage. Articles in this week’s edition deal with the City’s consideration of (1) a major […]
All Over Again I was struck with deja vu after reading the last few editions of the News-Press, as the issue of selling part of the city’s water system to Fairfax County came up again.
Little did we imagine that our editorial last week, entitled “A Modest Proposal,” would spark the kind of reaction it has. In addition to a lot of verbal comment, it elicited a thoughtful letter from a member of the Falls Church Planning Commission, drew wry comment from “Blueweeds,” the foremost […]
The founders of the City of Falls Church, almost 60 years ago now, never envisioned that the city would remain a mere 2.2 square miles. They felt that to secure its long-term sustainability, the city would have to expand, incorporating large enough sections of Fairfax County to contain a population […]