2024-07-15 2:35 PM

Moran Puts $2.35 Million for F.C. in Fed Budget Proposal

$500,000 for Study of Rail Along Rt. 7 City of Falls Church officials were pleasantly surprised this week to learn that U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, whose 8th District of Virginia includes the City, included $2.35 million in his submission to the federal government’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church

It was a perfect Saturday night for a bridge raising – velvety black sky, warm spring temperatures, and no wind. Bright orange and white barrels, backed up by the flashing blue lights of police vehicles, punctuated the area now occupied by a 150 ton crane in the middle of Arlington Boulevard/Route 50, cradling the 141-foot-long […]

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.

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.

Smyth Warns Draconian Cuts Coming in Fairfax

In an unprecedented move, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will begin a series of extraordinary meetings later this summer to prepare for draconian cuts in its budget, including the elimination of some essential programs.

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, […]

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

Every neighborhood probably has a community champion, someone who has been around for a long time, knows the history of the neighborhood, mentors newcomers, and volunteers to do whatever needs to be done. In the Glen Forest neighborhood of Bailey’s Crossroads, that community champion is Irene Shuman, who is a mainstay of her civic association, […]

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

Thanks, Nick, but no thanks. No offense to the City of Falls Church, but I don’t want to be Mayor! Last week’s editorial in the News-Press did just what editorials are supposed to do: encourage thought and debate. In case you missed it, the editorial suggested that the City of Falls Church annex about two-thirds […]

Editorial: F.C.

It will likely be the decision of Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields to commence a two-month construction project next month that will close Route 7 to a single lane each way from before the morning rush hour until late in the afternoon. Based on a noisy public meeting at City Hall last week, plans […]