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F.C. City Council Adopts FY ’10 Budget Fully Funding Schools With Unanimous Vote

With a surprising unanimity and spirit of cordiality among all seven members tonight, the Falls Church City Council voted 7-0 to adopt its Fiscal Year 2010 budget, holding the real estate tax rate increase to $1.07 per $100 assessed valuation while fully funding the School Board request that will provide a half-step salary increase for […]

Editorial: Drawing Lines on The F.C. Budget

While the City of Falls Church joins jurisdictions of all shapes and sizes across the U.S., and globally, in tackling with its current budget deliberations the worst fiscal conditions since the Great Depression, lines need to be drawn in a uniquely stark fashion in key areas to define the most important priorities in the community.

F.C. News Briefs: April 2 – 8, 2009

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F.C. Schools’ Zero Drop-Out Rate Highlighted In a major article by Maria Glod and Michael Birnbaum on the front page of the Metro section of yesterday’s Washington Post, the zero drop-out rate in 2008 of the graduating class at the Falls Church City School System’s George Mason High School was highlighted in a graphic visual […]

Lillian Hull Dies at Age 89

Lillian R. Hull, mother of Delegate Bob Hull who represents the greater Falls Church area in the Virginia House of Delegates, died last Wednesday, March 11 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.

Mustangs Roar Past Clarke County H.S.

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The George Mason H.S. Mustangs boys basketball team treated the home fans to a fourth quarter scoring blitz, combined with tenacious defense, to overcome a third quarter deficit and roar past the Clarke County Eagles, 64-50, at the Mason gym Friday night.

Bulova Elected in Fairfax, Now How Bad Will Budget Cuts Be?

With the election of Sharon Bulova to the post of chair of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors Tuesday, the attention at the County Government Center returns to the unsavory process of coping with huge cuts in the upcoming county operating and school budgets.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church

Round three of Fairfax County’s Lines of Business (LOBs) review took an entire day Monday, as the Board of Supervisors heard presentations from the Health Department, the Park Authority, and various Human Services agencies in preparation for the FY 2010 county budget process.