2024-06-20 2:55 PM

Affordable Housing Pros Optimistic Smaller F.C. Plan Will Win Credits

The steep downturn in the global economy took its toll on the City of Falls Church’s affordable housing goals in the past year, delaying the efforts of the Falls Church Housing Corporation to submit an application for tax credits after hard-fought official approvals from City officials last winter.

Our Man in Arlington

Last Saturday, we went to a luncheon at Arlington’s venerable Alpine Restaurant on Lee Highway to celebrate Vivian Kallen’s eightieth birthday.

Business News & Notes

News Falls Church-based CSC has named Bryan Brady vice president of Investor Relations, reporting to Mike Mancuso, chief financial officer.

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other country, but is far from first in healthy outcomes. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, the U.S. health system is ranked 37th after most European countries, Singapore, Japan, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Costa Rica, among others, and just ahead […]

Anything But Straight: Log Cabin Should Disband

Until now, I have always thought there was a place for the Log Cabin Republicans within the GLBT movement. There was a need for a group that could advocate from inside the belly of the beast and do the dirty work that few intellectually honest people wanted to do.

Our Man In Arlington

On January 1, 2008, only five days from now, a remarkable generational transition will be made in Arlington political and civic life. David Bell will retire as Clerk of Court and Paul Ferguson will take over. David’s last public ceremony was to swear-in his successor in the Arlington Courthouse on December 20.

Anything But Straight: New Warrior II

Last week, I wrote about the ManKind Project, a weekend retreat that tries to jolt men into dealing with deep personal issues. In the column, I discussed the troubling ties ManKind's New Warriors program has with ex-gay ministries, which aggressively tout the retreat in their efforts to supposedly instill masculinity in their clients.

Anything But Straight: HRC’s Broken Promises

This was originally going to be a column defending the Human Rights Campaign. I had grown tired of people taking cheap potshots at them over inclusion (or not) of transgender Americans in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The gratuitous, invective-laced attacks appeared vicious, personal, counterproductive and designed to damage the organization – and hence the […]


Preparing for stepping up its activity as this November’s election approaches, the Falls Church chapter of the League of Women Voters welcomed Nancy Tate, the executive director at the League’s U.S. headquarters in Washington, D.C., to speak at its monthly meeting last week.