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Community News and Notes

THE MASON DISTRICT Fairfax County Police Department, St. Ambrose Catholic School and The Arlington Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless are seeking donations of household items to help ease the transition of formerly homeless families from the AACH Sullivan House Family Shelter to private housing. Donations can be left at the […]

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Obituary: Julius Knox Singleton

Julius Knox Singleton, age 88, died September 3, 2007 in Fairfax City after a month long illness. Called by his middle name, Knox was a well-known resident of Fairfax County since 1951, having lived in Springfield, Burke and Falls Church before moving to Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean in […]

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Community News and Notes

The News-Press Bid Adieu to summer interns Ellie Falaris (seated fourth from left) and Lisa Low (seated fifth from left) with a farewell lunch at the newly-opened Koi Koi Restaurant. Their regular contributions to the paper over the summer months will be sorely missed. (Photo: News-Press)

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Memorial Day in Falls Church always shows the City at its best. A large crowd assembled at the Veterans’ Memorial for a somber ceremony in memory and honor of those who have given their lives to preserve this country’s freedom. As the colors were posted, the middle school band played, […]

VIRGINIA GOV. TIM KAINE, speaking at his town meeting at the Luther Jackson Middle School last Saturday, had among the over 200 attendees a delegation from the City of Falls Church in the front row. Left to right in the front row: Mayor Robin Gardner, Vice Mayor Lindy Hockenberry and City Councilman Dave Snyder. See story, elsewhere this edition. (News-Press photo)
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Community News and Notes

FALLS CHURCH RESIDENT Al Eisele (left), former editor of The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., chats with former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern after McGovern delivered a forceful address calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq at the National Press Club Friday. (News-Press photo)

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Community News and Notes

After games like the Georgetown Hoyas’ 66-48 victory over a top-20 Notre Dame squad, it’s easy to see why many placed Georgetown in the nation’s top 10 to start the season. After games like the Georgetown Hoyas’ 56-52 loss to a struggling Villanova team, it’s easy to see why Georgetown […]

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THE CHIEF RETIRES

A RECEPTION TO HONOR retiring City of Falls Church Police Chief Robert T. Murray was held at the F.C. Community Center yesterday, and among the many local law enforcement and City Hall well-wishers on hand to commend his 12 and a half years as F.C.’s chief were members of his […]