Fairfax County schools, facing $10 million in cuts in the coming budget, will get significant, targeted relief from the huge $819 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the U.S. House last night.
Restaurant Spotlight: Sign of the Whale
Contrary to its bland exterior in Loehmann’s Plaza, the interior decoration of Sign of the Whale restaurant is reminiscent of the captain’s rooms in a 16th century pirate ship-dark wood paneling and arches shine in the dim glow of muted yellow lighting and cool air.
Editorial: Falls Church’s Advantage
With the Washington, D.C. region now impacted by one of the highest foreclosure rates in the U.S., questions abound about the future of its prospects for development and economic growth. Among the big ones is this: Will banks and other financial institutions that normally fund new developments be willing and/or […]
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
Filing your annual tax return with the IRS can be a pain. But this year, the pain will be worth it – even if a person does not have enough income to necessitate filing. That is because if you make under $75,000 as an individual, $150,000 if you file jointly […]
Maureen Dowd: A Tale of Trigger
When consumerism curdles, it’s tempting to become an emotional Marxist about Christmas.
Future of Sunoco Station Site Up in Air
Sources have reported to the News-Press this week that the Shreve family property on the southeast corner of N. West and W. Broad in Falls Church, including the site of the Currle family-owned City Sunoco, has been sold to the B. F. Saul Company for a rumored $8 million, although […]
Off Track: Ben and Vesper Stamper
There’s indie music and then there’s indie music, a genre in which artists not only forgo major label support, but convention as well. All This Could Kill You, the latest release from husband-and-wife duo Ben and Vesper Stamper falls uniquely under the latter.
A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
Fairfax County has adopted its budget! Following two months of quiet deliberation and discussion, the Board of Supervisors voted on Monday and approved, unanimously, a county budget for Fiscal Year 2008, which begins on July 1, 2007. The real estate tax rate of 89 cents per $100 of assessed value […]
Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report
Legislative Albatross It has been 12 days since the 2007 General Assembly session adjourned after 46 days. In this “short session,” 1,551 bills and resolutions were approved.
2 Belt-Tightening Moves Proposed For Capital Plan Reflecting trends throughout the region, the recent years’ explosive growth in real estate values in the City of Falls Church cooled dramatically during 2006, and a meager 3% growth will present major challenges as the annual budget for the coming fiscal year is […]