2024-05-29 1:54 PM

Editorial: ‘Branding Falls Church’

The new “Brand Development Initiative” launched by the Falls Church Economic Development Authority (EDA) this week comes as a sight for sore eyes among those, most especially this newspaper, who have long been touting the need for an aggressive and comprehensive marketing strategy for the City of Falls Church.

Northern Virginia Art Beat

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Editoral: That Elusive `Critical Mass

“Critical mass” is being touted as the savior of the City of Falls Church. When it comes to discussions at City Hall of how the City’s aggressive redevelopment efforts will eventually deliver the desired results, the conventional wisdom has been that it will happen when “critical mass” shows up. In our editor’s youth, the running […]

Nicholas F. Benton: The Libby Commutation

Maybe Bush’s outrageous commutation of Scooter Libby’s will help some folks recognize that this president and his cronies have more than normal self-interest or operative pragmatic scheming in mind.

Editor Recommends

Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, performed by Falls Church’s Choralis, Falls Church-Anglican sanctuary, 115 E. Fairfax St., Friday, June 29, 8 p.m.

Editorial: Not a Drop To Drink?

Don’t be fooled. Fairfax County’s designs on encroachment into the traditional service area of the City of Falls Church’s water system are not with the thought of lowering consumer water costs in mind. Not at all, not even for a minute. It is not to provide customers with a “choice,” not for lowering costs through […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Bonds Shrugged

This Tuesday in San Francisco, Barry Bonds jacked the 745th home run of his career, bringing him within 10 of what for the better part of a century has been considered the premiere accomplishment in professional baseball, if not all sport: to become the all-time homer king.

Editorial: Pleasure, Pain & Politics

Too many over-privileged residential property owners in the City of Falls Church have been insisting on having their cake and eating it, too, as the saying goes, for too long. All the signposts are up and read clearly. This is going to be the tightest budget cycle in many years. For the City’s vulnerable, this […]

Editorial: What Makes Us Tick

“It is the attitude of great poets to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.” — Walt Whitman (“Leaves of Grass”) Good writers, whether journalists, poets, novelists, essayists, or newspapermen, are confronted with two critical components to their work whose careful consideration is indispensable. One is their audience, the other their constituency.