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Congressman Moran’s News Commentary

The “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” aka the “stimulus,” paid dividends for northern Virginia last week when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded $77.5 million in funding for Rail to Dulles.

Congressman Moran’s News Commentary

This week the House will vote on a budget resolution which lays the foundation for rebuilding our economy and laying the ground work for long term prosperity.

Community News & Notes

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F.C. Rotary Discusses Youth Programs John Freeman will be speaking on “Kingsley Commons Youth Programs” at the Falls Church Rotary Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Harvest Moon Restaurant (7260 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). Dinner costs $11. For more information, call Joe Scheibeler at 202-268-5089.

The Peak Oil Crisis: Smart Meters

It’s going to be an electric world. For those of you who have been following the peak oil story, it is becoming increasingly clear that liquid fuels for the average person’s transportation has a very short half-life. It won’t be long before we figure out that natural gas is too valuable for making stuff to […]

Editorial: Who Can Afford It?

Admittedly, there are a lot of moving parts in the plan by the Falls Church Housing Corporation, teaming with Homestretch, Inc., and the City of Falls Church to hopefully bring 174 new affordable housing units to the center of Falls Church.

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

The cost of food around the world has been growing rapidly in past year. There are a number of factors responsible, from rising energy costs to market speculation. But one factor which the federal government has the power to control concerns a policy designed to encourage the development of renewable fuel.

Falls Church City News Briefs

Last Week’s Storm Worst Since Isabel in F.C. Last week’s violent storm that lashed through Northern Virginia, and resulted in a National Weather Service report of a tornado touching down in the City of Falls Church, was rated the worst to hit the area since the remnants of Hurricane Isabel came through in September 2003, […]

F.C. Council Puts Ceiling on Tax Rate, Average Tax Bill Will Drop

  New Development Buffers Impact of Housing Downturn It came as a startling revelation to some on the Falls Church City Council Monday that, despite prospects of raising the real estate tax rate from $1.01 to $1.04 to balance the coming fiscal year budget this spring, the result will be that homeowners in Falls Church […]