The “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” aka the “stimulus,” paid dividends for northern Virginia last week when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded $77.5 million in funding for Rail to Dulles.
Mason High I.B. Artists Display Talents
Sixty George Mason High School students from the International Baccalaureate (IB) program put their hard work on display last week with an end-of-year art show.
Moran Touts Light Rail on Rt. 7 to F.C. Council
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.
News from the Coffin Corner: Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report
Thank You I want to thank everyone for their kind words and cards of condolence in the passing of my mother, Lillian Hull.
F.C. Bids for Stimulus $
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was singled out by President Barack Obama during his signing of the $787 billion stimulus package last week for being one of only two governors to have already set up a website to accept applications for the stimulus money.
N. Va. Scrambles to Bid on Flood of Fed Stimulus $’s
Moran Convenes Urgent Meeting Of Area Leaders Facing the loss of over 1,000 Northern Virginia county and local government jobs in the coming budget cycle, area officials are scrambling to prepare a response to the federal government’s massive stimulus package that will swiftly infuse a combination of funds and tax […]
Editorial: Grasping the Emergency
Last Friday’s urgently-called special briefing by U.S. Rep. Jim Moran to local government leaders in his district, including Arlington and the City of Falls Church, was one of the most extraordinary public meetings in the memory of this newspaper.
Letters to the Editor for the Week of November 13 – 19, 2008
No Summary of Who I Selected on Voting Machine Editor, November 4 brought the long awaited day to vote, lines, but alas the voting machine came into view.
Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report
National economic woes have come to the Commonwealth. Although Virginia’s economy is in better shape than in many other states, we are not immune to current trends.
F.C. Mayor Predicts Slow Down But No Fiscal Crisis: Gives Annual ‘State of City’ Talk to FCNP
The recent years’ boom in large-scale mixed use projects along the City of Falls Church’s commercial corridors is expected to wane, but the tax revenues generated by the new developments to date will insulate the city from critical fiscal shortfalls that are plaguing neighboring Fairfax County.