2024-05-24 6:06 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

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.

Our Man in Arlington

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Last Monday evening, I went to the Arlington County Main Library to see a new television production on the massive efforts that went into the development of the land use plan for the Metro corridors planned for Arlington.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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To light, or not to light, seems to be the question for the girls’ softball field at J.E.B. Stuart Park in Falls Church. The field used by J.E.B. Stuart High School teams actually is owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority but, as is the case with several local public schools, park fields are shared […]

F.C. Wants Arlington, Not WMATA, to Run GEORGE

Scaled-Back Bus Line Asks New Operator Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields was in the process of crafting a “letter of intent” to the Arlington County Department of Transportation when he picked up the phone to speak to the News-Press late yesterday.

Schools Get Full Funding as F.C. Council Adopts Budget

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Tax Rate Rises To $1.07, 7 City Jobs Are Cut   By the time the final vote was taken on the City of Falls Church Fiscal Year 2010 budget Monday night, the Falls Church City Council was in full agreement, and voted unanimously to adopt the $66.6 million package that includes the full request for […]

F.C. City Council Adopts FY ’10 Budget Fully Funding Schools With Unanimous Vote

With a surprising unanimity and spirit of cordiality among all seven members tonight, the Falls Church City Council voted 7-0 to adopt its Fiscal Year 2010 budget, holding the real estate tax rate increase to $1.07 per $100 assessed valuation while fully funding the School Board request that will provide a half-step salary increase for […]

Fairfax Water, F.C.’s ‘War of Words’ Escalates, But in Print

Still No Face-To-Face Talks As Row Grows The chairman of the board of the Fairfax County Water Authority shot back at the City of Falls Church with a sharply-worded letter this week, responding to an exclusive Q and A with F.C. City Manager Wyatt Shields in last week’s News-Press.