2024-06-18 8:18 AM

Editorial: No Forest for Trees

The Falls Church Planning Commission voted against far more than a perceived parking deficiency when it turned down the site plan for the 174-unit affordable housing package Monday night, bringing the entire project to the brink of extinction.

Editorial: How Ads Work

Despite the almost breathtaking initiative coming out of Falls Church’s City Hall last week to move with warp-speed to pitch the City to the new Congress, in Washington for orientation, and the legions applying for 7,000 jobs with the new administration, no mention of the effort was made at this week’s City Council meeting.

Press Pass with Judas Priest


No one could see this coming. This summer, 34 years after their initial album release, Rocka Rolla, metal gods Judas Priest are weighing in again with an effort that tops one hour and 40 minutes in length and incorporates symphonic strings, all of it part of a rock opera tribute to the 16th century seer, […]

Quick Marker Dooms Mustangs in W-L Loss


Entering this spring season, George Mason coach Jennifer Parsons loaded her varsity girls soccer team’s schedule with as many tough non-district games as possible in an effort to prepare her squad for the arduous climb to the state tournament in June.

F.C. Referendum Foes Craft Organized Campaign Effort

  Cite Impact on Taxes, Schools Of a ‘Yes’ Vote Fearful of the negative fiscal and quality-of-life impacts on the City of Falls Church that would occur if a charter-change referendum on the City’s May 6 ballot were to pass, leaders of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce moved swiftly this week to forge a […]

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 […]

Picking Her Brain: Women Reveal Their Valentine Wish Lists

Don't: Show up empty-handed. No gift, no plans, no effort = no ... well ... Let's just say you're in the dog house. "If the guy I was dating didn't do anything for Valentine's Day, I'd find another guy to spend my day with. Either that, or go out with my girlfriends and leave him home alone," says Helen Hilios of Woodbridge.

Listen fellas, your lady appreciates that you remembered Valentine’s Day, but that heart-shaped box of chocolates with Tweety Bird on the lid isn’t going to win you a seat in her heart, or even standing room for that matter. After scouring feminine hot spots in the Falls Church area, like Tysons Corner Center, it was […]

Mason Girls Hoops: Mustang Girls Trounce Manassas, Madison Co.

Mustangs Claim Wins in First District Games Having closed out 2007 on a four-game losing streak, the George Mason High School varsity girls’ basketball team kicked off the new year on the right foot, dominating their first two Bull Run District games, besting Manassas Park and Madison County.