The “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” aka the “stimulus,” paid dividends for northern Virginia last week when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded $77.5 million in funding for Rail to Dulles.
Kaine Says Va. GOP to Regret Killing Extended Unemployment
Governor Tim Kaine (front, left) spoke at a fundraiser for Virginia Delegatge Jim Scott (front, right) last week. It is beginning to dawn on Virginia Republicans that the vote by their colleagues in the House of Delegates to kill an initiative to extend unemployment benefits was a huge blunder that […]
NIcholas F. Benton: The New, Lasting Fad of Frugality
All those trying to jump-start the economy by infusing a renewed sense of optimism in the population point to encouraging signs that some recent polls reflect.
Falls Church News Briefs: April 9 – 15, 2009
Expose Chronicles Poor Conditions at Funeral Home Following an expose by the News-Press last June of flooding and inundated tombstones at the King David National Memorial Park, a section of the National Funeral Home in Falls Church, the Washington Post reported last Sunday of even more horrific conditions at the […]
Picking Splinters: Signs Point to Strasburg
I thought that after the season started there would have been at least some visible evidence that would add some optimism to the Nationals’ season.
A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church
Report cards can be the bane of a student, who figures that grades are left behind upon graduation. However, report cards have become a popular tool for advocacy groups and associations to rate how well, or not so well, their particular interest area is faring. The American Society of Civil […]
Nicholas F. Benton: Trains, Water & Clean Nuclear
Three interesting headlines lately point to the new direction that the Obama administration’s economic fundamentals will be taking the nation and the world.
Gov. Candidate McAuliffe Shares Vision for Virginia
(This is the first of three News-Press interviews with all three of the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia in June.)
School News & Notes
Trinity’s Junior Class Wins Metaphysical Pursuit The junior class at the Trinity School at Meadow View has won Metaphysical Pursuit for a third-straight year. A team, representing grades 7 – 12 compete against each other in a game combining Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit.
School News & Notes
Falls Church Robotics Team Set to Compete The George Mason High School Robotics Team is gearing up for the D.C. Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotic competition from Feb. 26 – 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, […]