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Letters to the Editor for the week of February 12 – 18, 2009

Says Making Falls Church Pedestrian Friendly is Key Editor, The Jan. 29 edition of your newspaper reported (yet another) economic development initiative in the form of giving the City a brand-name identity as an additional means of marketing us to developers, businesses, consumers, and homebuyers.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church

It seems like summer just began, and already it’s winding down. Public elementary schools on a modified calendar (including Glen Forest, Parklawn, and Annandale Terrace) began classes on Monday. Students on the modified Secondary School calendar (Glasgow Middle, Falls Church High, and J.E.B. Stuart High) will return to classes on August 18.

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

Last week, I announced the planned groundbreaking for a new pedestrian bridge across Route 50 at Seven Corners. This week, I’d like to tell you a little more about the long-awaited construction. The weather was perfect Monday morning as Board of Super-visors Chairman Gerry Connolly and I led a delegation of state and county staff, […]

Tysons Re-Design Called

  More Public Input On Plans Sought At July Meetings With the extension of a new Metro rail “Silver Line” from the East Falls Church station through Tysons Corner, and the construction of four new stations there, citizens and Fairfax County officials have an opportunity to re-design the layout of the 1,400 acre area to […]

Editorial: A

Tuesday’s under-attended monthly luncheon of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce was an eye-opener. When you hear of groups like the “Coalition for Smarter Growth,” which provided the speaker for the event, and their partnerships with environmental groups, you think they’re all about keeping development to a minimum. Among other things, you might think […]

Route 50 Fatalities Result in Push For Increased Pedestrian Safety

After a 2006 spike in pedestrian deaths, Fairfax County has undertaken a massive effort to improve the county’s pedestrian-accessible infrastructure and instituted law enforcement campaigns in hopes the number of pedestrian related injuries and deaths will come down in 2007.

News Briefs

Brief news items from the Greater Falls Church area for the week of October 26.

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

Pedestrian safety was the focus Monday as the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclaimed October as Pedestrian Safety Month. Improving pedestrian safety is an ongoing county initiative; Monday’s presentation was simply the formal recognition of efforts by county staff, public safety, and community members.