2024-06-22 12:01 PM

Kaine Says Va. GOP to Regret Killing Extended Unemployment

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  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 could cost them dearly in this […]

Moran Touts Light Rail on Rt. 7 to F.C. Council

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The prospect of a light rail line extending the length of Route 7, through the City of Falls Church, from Bailey’s Crossroads to Tysons Corner was the focus of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran’s remarks to the F.C. City Council Monday.

Webb Says Afghanistan is Beset With Logistical Woe

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Virginia U.S. Senator James Webb told the monthly breakfast meeting of the Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council in Falls Church last Friday that there’s no way the U.S. can build a stable, pro-western nation in Afghanistan, and that if more U.S. troops are sent in there, it should only be with a clear and realistic […]

Webb Assails U.S. Incarceration Policy

The 2.25 million Americans now incarcerated in U.S. prisons is “a staggering statistic, from the standpoints of fairness, cost of incarceration and cost of lost opportunities,” Virginia U.S. Senator James Webb said during his keynote remarks to a conference on “Prison to Work: A Proposal for a National Prisoner Reentry Program” hosted by the Brookings […]

F.C. Chamber Pushes City To Launch Marketing Plan

Arts Groups Also Urge Formation Of Arts District Following on the City of Falls Church’s flurry of activity approving an array of large-scale mixed use projects in its commercially-zoned corridors, the board of directors of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce took action at its monthly meeting Tuesday to spur the City to launch and […]

‘Pent Up Demand’ Signals Housing Rebound in F.C.

Developer Says Many Intending to Buy Here The City of Falls Church and its inside-the-beltway neighbors will not suffer the continued slide in real estate values that some officials suggest could leave Fairfax County with a stunning, overall 10 percent decline in taxable assessments next year.

Despite New State Senate Dem Majority, F.C. Anti-Gun Bill Fails

 Committee Gives Swift Kick to F.C. Leaders By 9-5 Falls Church City Councilman Hal Lippman told his colleagues Tuesday that he was “not prepared” for the rude cultural shock he encountered going to Richmond earlier that day to testify in favor of a gun control bill before a Senate committee. “I was stunned,” he said.

Ka-Boom! 1st Phase of New F.C. City Center Unveiled With Bang

Harris Teeter, Tall Office Building, a Big Hotel & More In a special City Hall briefing Tuesday afternoon attended by top Falls Church City officials and this newspaper, top representatives of Atlantic Realty company unveiled the parameters of the long-promised first phases of the Falls Church’s city center redevelopment.

N. Va. Business Leader Warns

Commercial Edge For Region Put at Risk, Boss Says If passed next month, Question 1 on the November 8 Virginia ballot, the so-called “Marriage Amendment,” would be bad for business in Northern Virginia, the managing director of an important regional telecom business stated last week.

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

There was a flag-raising in Annandale last week. Not just any flag, however, but the brand new Annandale flag, the result of a community contest sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, which attracted dozens of entries. The final design, modified by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA), was selected by a vote of attendees […]