There are two factors that are integral in the increasingly ridiculous tangle that constitutes the on-street parking policy in the City of Falls Church. In recent years, the City has succumbed to a mish-mash of parking restrictions ranging from two to four hour limits, to permit parking only and, now, […]
FIRE PREVENTION MONTH always means a Saturday open house at the new Falls Church fire station serving North Arlington and Falls Church. As usual, kids and their parents got to crawl all over some of the fire engines and other state-of-the-art equipment and are coached on fire prevention methods to […]
Howling, as we did loudly in this space last week, against the dubious Falls Church City Hall contention that a conversion from condo sales to rentals at the Pearson Square project, under construction, will be “revenue neutral,” has proven useful. This week, the City Council was provided new documentation showing […]
Memorial Day in Falls Church always shows the City at its best. A large crowd assembled at the Veterans’ Memorial for a somber ceremony in memory and honor of those who have given their lives to preserve this country’s freedom. As the colors were posted, the middle school band played, […]
News on the gasoline stockpile situation was delayed this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. As gasoline consumption figures over the long weekend won’t be available until the middle of next week, we may get a better insight into prospects for this summer then. While waiting, however, it seems […]
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, […]
Yet another small revolution is about to explode onto the national scene this summer, something almost no one as yet sees coming. There is the Internet revolution, there is the genome and regenerative medicine revolution. Now, along with those, comes the housing revolution. It is coming at a home improvement […]
February 15 – 21, 2007
Ever heard of Universal Design? You may have read about it, but never really thought about how it might apply to you and your family. That’s all about to change. At least, that’s what advocates of Universal Design hope.
I’m supposed to be writing a column tonight but I am consumed with worry about a missing student at the University of Vermont. She is Michelle Gardner-Quinn, age 21, who grew up in Arlington and graduated from the HB-Woodlawn Program.