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Preliminary OK Due Monday on F.C. Affordable Housing

A repeat of the fireworks between Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner and Dr. Steve Rogers, chair of the Falls Church Housing Corporation (FCHC), at Monday’s City Council work session is not likely when the Council meets next Tuesday to consider an ambitious affordable housing project. But you never know.

Editorial: 45 Years in The Making

During the course of last Thursday’s historic, four-and-a-half hour Falls Church City Council meeting, culminating in the final approval of the $317 million City Center project, Councilman Dan Sze quoted from an official document.

Editorial: The Next 40 Days

It was one of the truly historic events in the 60-year history of the City of Falls Church. Monday, at City Hall, the Council chamber was packed to the rafters with a wide array of people ranging from near celebrities, city founders and pillars and recent arrivals in the city, showing up to complain about […]

F.C. Council Goes Behind Closed Doors in Push to OK City Center

Deadline Looms, But New Offers Keep Hope Alive A hastily-called meeting, calling together the Falls Church City Council, Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority behind closed doors at City Hall tonight, will mull some new elements added to Atlantic Realty’s City Center plan as the clock ticks toward a deadline which, if missed, would call […]

Picking Splinters: Spoiled By Success

It will be an offseason of great change for the New York Yankees, but it seems that the flawed perceptions of the team's ownership will endure, despite George Steinbrenner ceding operational control to his sons Hal and Hank. Last weekend, Hank Steinbrenner fired back at soon-to-be former manager Joe Torre. The reprisal came after Torre […]

Anything But Straight: Holy Singers From the Hymn Sheet

James W. Holsinger's controversial nomination for U.S. Surgeon General never made much sense. The last thing Bush's shattered presidency needed was another battle on Capitol Hill at a time when support for the war in Iraq was eroding among key Senators.

Jim Moran

When Congress returns from the July 4th recess next week, we will begin action on one of the most important domestic initiatives of the 110th Congress: the reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Our Man in Arlington

Two legislative actions this during the past week, one by the Arlington County Board and the other by the Virginia General Assembly, move me to comment – politely, I hope!