2024-06-25 2:09 PM

F.C. Council, School Board Get Sobering Budget News

The oxygen was sucked out of the room where the Falls Church City Council and School Board were gathered for their first take on the coming fiscal year budget Monday night, as the City’s Chief Financial officer John Tuohy tallied up expected revenue shortfalls and unavoidable cost increases.

Smyth Warns Draconian Cuts Coming in Fairfax

In an unprecedented move, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will begin a series of extraordinary meetings later this summer to prepare for draconian cuts in its budget, including the elimination of some essential programs.

Groundbreaking Due by Summer On $317 Million F.C. City Center

  Biggest Project in F.C. History Wins Unanimous OK The biggest development project ever seen, much less enabled by government re-zoning and special exceptions, in the City of Falls Church was approved unanimously by its City Council last Thursday night, paving the way for the Atlantic Realty Company to spend $317 million building a new […]

Paul Krugman: Deliverance Or Diversion?

After their victory in the 2006 congressional elections, it seemed a given that Democrats would try to make this year's presidential campaign another referendum on Republican policies.

Byrne-Connolly Primary Roil Expected as Davis Bows Out

Dems See Key Chance to Gain In Congress  A long-standing, sharp intra-Democratic Party rivalry between Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Gerry Connolly and former U.S. Rep. Leslie Byrne is expected to translate into a white-hot Democratic primary contest to replace Rep. Thomas M. Davis III this spring.

Dems Poised to Take 3 GOP State Senate Seats in Fairfax

Expect Pattern of Votes in ’05, ’06 To Hold Tuesday Trusting the stunning pro-Democratic shift in Fairfax County voting patterns the last two years will remain in effect next Tuesday, Virginia’s Democratic leadership is optimistic about the transfer of three county GOP-held state senate seats to their camp. That would spearhead their party’s drive to […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Last week, I announced the planned groundbreaking for a new pedestrian bridge across Route 50 at Seven Corners. This week, I’d like to tell you a little more about the long-awaited construction. The weather was perfect Monday morning as Board of Super-visors Chairman Gerry Connolly and I led a delegation of state and county staff, […]

Roadwork on W. Broad St. to Begin Friday

  The long-awaited and controversial lane-closure construction work in the 400 block of W. Broad St. (Rt. 7) will officially commence this Friday, Oct. 12, City of Falls Church officials announced Tuesday. One lane of the four-lane road will be closed in each direction while the road bed is rebuilt, utilities are under-grounded and sidewalk […]