NEWARK, Delaware – The Rev. Dr. John Thomas, the general minister and president of the 1.2 million-member United Church of Christ (UCC) denomination, told 250 delegates to the annual meeting of the UCC’s Central Atlantic Conference at a forum on the University of Delaware campus here Saturday that Sen. Barack […]
Well, it’s over! The Democratic nomination battle, that is. It was a hard fought race, and as it progressed it developed some corrosive animosities between hard core Obama and Clinton fans.
Police Lawsuit Against F.C. Dismissed Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields announced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the lawsuit filed by four City police officers in 2005 alleging racial discrimination in the department was dismissed “with prejudice” in Federal District Court last week, clearing the City of the allegations. […]
5 Clergy Speak Out for Affordable Housing in F.C. An outpouring of local clergy support for a plan to build 174 affordable housing units on land adjacent to the planned City Center in downtown Falls Church was exhibited at Monday’s F.C. City Council meeting. The proponents said they chose […]
OK Will Make F.C. Secure, Backers Say A special meeting of the Falls Church City Council will convene at City Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m., with only one item on the agenda: the final approval of the $317 million, nine-acre Atlantic Realty City Center project.
Between the five-hour Falls Church Planning Commission meeting last week, and the four-and-a-half hour City Council meeting last Monday, it has been a genuine challenge to keep focused on the critical issues that the Council must consider as it votes on whether or not to finally approve the $317 million, […]
The Falls Church Planning Commission meandered through la-la land for five hours Tuesday night. It tabled a site plan modification to The Spectrum that will cost taxpayers untold thousands as occupancy permits for the project are held up. Then, waiting until around midnight, it predictably dumped all over the City […]
Fairfax County has 23 brand-new firefighters and emergency medical personnel. The eight women and 15 men graduated in formal ceremonies last Friday night at the Fairfax County Government Center, following five-and-a-half months of extensive class-room and field work at the Fire Training Academy on West Ox Road. Theirs was the […]
The City of Falls Church’s appointed citizen volunteer Planning Commission is expected to vote its recommendations this Monday regarding the large, mixed-use City Center plan, given unanimous preliminary approval by the City Council last month.
Left in committee Thanks to the press, many people know that numerous bills considered in the House of Delegates never receive a recorded vote. No minutes are taken of subcommittee votes so the chair of the full committee has to rely on the chair of the subcommittee to report accurately […]