February 7 – 13, 2008
In its coverage of the Falls Church City Council’s vote on the City Center plan last week, the News-Press inadvertently failed to accurately characterize the testimony of citizens Nader Baroukh and Bernadette Fancuberta. Both are adamantly opposed to the project as it is currently being proposed, and have spearheaded efforts […]
A Penny for Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
Education, job growth, a declining housing market, and their effects on Fairfax County’s fiscal outlook dominated the first 2008 conversation between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board on Monday. The two bodies have met occasionally throughout the past few years to address the revenue and construction […]
Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report
Prelude to a Fight On Monday, the so-called money committees of the General Assembly held a joint meeting in Richmond to hear from Governor Kaine.
Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields hailed the use of “eminent domain,” the government’s right to force the sale of private property for public use, in two sessions discussing the proposed City Center plan for Falls Church last week. The sessions were called “Deliberation Days” and drew a combined attendance […]
Editoral: Welcome to Fiscal Reality
We knew it was coming sometime, but the fiscal reality of the so-called housing crisis suddenly rose up and popped the Falls Church City Council on the nose Tuesday night, and it’s clear it will take them all awhile to get used to it. Suffice it to say, their handling […]
Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report
I don’t know about you, but when Labor Day comes around, it always seems like a New Year to me. All those years of school, I guess!
Returning From Trip to Baghdad, Moran Repeats,
Returning from his first visit to Iraq in two years, U.S. Rep., whose 8th District of Virginia includes much of the News-Press’s primary distribution area, told the News-Press in an exclusive interview yesterday, “My views have not changed since before the invasion of Iraq was first proposed. We had no […]
Governor Kaine to the rescue!
F.C. School Board Forwards Budget To City Council With 5.2% Increase
Intent on maintaining competitiveness with surrounding jurisdictions, the Falls Church School Board added $530,000 to the budget recommended last month by Superintendent Lois Berlin, forwarding a request to the Falls Church City Council for a 5.2% increase in funding for the coming fiscal year. Its budget totals $38,033,733, with the […]