2024-05-23 2:00 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Comedian George Lopez Rallies F.C. ‘Latinos for Obama’

832lopez1.jpg

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Over 100 supporters of democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama gathered at Bailey’s Elementary School in Falls Church for a voter registration rally last weekend, where their host, actor and comedian George Lopez, shed some humorous light on why he’s endorsing the Illinois senator.

Episcopal vs. Defectors Trial Resumes Tuesday

The final phase begins Tuesday of a three-stage, year-long trial to determine whether the property of the historic Falls Church downtown in the City of Falls Church is owned by members of its congregation who voted in December 2006 to defect from the Episcopal Church, or owned by the national denomination’s Virginia Diocese.

Editorial: Generosity of Spirit

Towards the end of the longest single Falls Church City Council meeting over the course of the 17-and-a-half-year history of the Falls Church News-Press, Councilman Dan Maller struck the just the right chord for the majority that approved construction of 174 affordable housing units in the City’s downtown.

Falls Church City News Briefs

Sen. Webb Moves Back to Falls Church Home U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.), wife Hong Le Webb and year-and-a-half-old daughter Georgia have moved back to their residence in the Lake Barcroft section of Falls Church, after a brief foray into Arlington. After being elected to the Senate in November 2006, the Webbs bought a four-bedroom […]

Hockenberry Back, Appointed To F.C. Planning Commission

She Rebounds From Loss in Council Race The Falls Church City Council and Planning Commission have been at loggerheads for a long time. This week, a leading Council member took the opportunity of her electoral defeat this May to hop over into the Planning Commission’s lair.

Editorial: Who Can Afford It?

Admittedly, there are a lot of moving parts in the plan by the Falls Church Housing Corporation, teaming with Homestretch, Inc., and the City of Falls Church to hopefully bring 174 new affordable housing units to the center of Falls Church.

Gardner Re-Elected Mayor, 2 Dissent on F.C. Council

Lippman Gets Vice-Mayor Job, Also in 5-2 Vote There were smiles all the way around among the over 60 in attendance during a City Hall reception and during formal swearing in ceremonies, but they quickly dissipated when the newly-configured Falls Church City Council cast its first vote Tuesday, and dissent arose in the re-election of […]

F.C. Council Unanimous, It OKs Hilton Garden Inn

hiltonmap.jpg

St. James Pastor Agrees to Pact With Developer “They might not have gotten what they’d hoped for, but the input of the St. James Church, the St. James School parents and the neighborhood vastly improved the project, and it will be a great benefit for the City and the area.” So stated Falls Church Mayor […]

F.C. Hilton Hotel Plan Wins Final OK

BULLETIN, Mon, June 23, 11:35 p.m. EDT — By a unanimous 5-0 vote at 11:17 p.m. tonight, the Falls Church City Council approved zoning changes and a special exception to permit the construction of 110-room Hilton Garden Inn at 706 W. Broad St., adjacent a Burger King and within 100 yards of the St. James […]