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Letters to the Editor: April 9 – 15, 2009

3 F.C. Council Members Reply to Snyder Views Editor, In his recent remarks published on the Falls Church Times blog, our friend and colleague David Snyder fired a broadside at Mayor Gardner, Vice Mayor Lippman and the City Manager as being “ingrown and isolated” and “diverging more and more from the needs and values of […]

3 F.C. Council Members Express Opposition to Teacher Salary Hike

Thursday, Mar. 26, 9:45 p.m. EDT — At a joint work session with the Falls Church School Board tonight, three members of the seven-member F.C. City Council openly expressed their misgivings with the School Board’s plans to offer a half-step salary increase to all its employees, in a budget where the salaries of all City-side […]

Mayor Visits Kabul

F.C. Ex-Mayor Gardner Cites Gains There Former Mayor of the City of Falls Church Dan Gardner, in his capacity as a Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, was part of a Pentagon entourage that visited Afghanistan last month to evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. training of Afghani forces.

Nicholas F. Benton: The Harvey Milk I Knew

On the 30th anniversary of his assassination, a true American civil rights hero has finally been introduced to a wide national audience with the release of the outstanding, Oscar-worthy film, “Milk,” in theatres this week.

New Fairfax Prosecutor Declines Cornejo Action

In a formal communiqué to City of Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner earlier this month, Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney Raymond Morrogh said he’d determined that the Fairfax grand jury and his office had “acted appropriately in declining to indict” the man who shot and killed former Falls Church resident Jack Stephen “Steve” Cornejo in June 2005.

Gardner Re-Elected Mayor, 2 Dissent on F.C. Council

Lippman Gets Vice-Mayor Job, Also in 5-2 Vote There were smiles all the way around among the over 60 in attendance during a City Hall reception and during formal swearing in ceremonies, but they quickly dissipated when the newly-configured Falls Church City Council cast its first vote Tuesday, and dissent arose in the re-election of […]