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 […]
If passed in Congress, the Obama administration’s stimulus package will create or save 99,000 jobs over the next two years in Virginia, according to a White House press release issued yesterday.
Labor Day, now observed on the first Monday in September, marks the traditional end of summer and the beginning of the new school year in our area, but is a far cry from the first Labor Day, celebrated in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882.
As the City of Falls Church’s representative to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), City Council David Snyder delivered a scathing indictment against the House Republicans in Richmond who killed efforts last week at finding a funding solution to permit sorely-needed transportation infrastructure improvements and development in Northern Virginia. He […]
Imagine being a 13-year-old boy on your own in Washington, D. C. in 1944. You are black, from a poor farming community in South Carolina, and ran away to find a better life, heeding a comment from a white Southern Senator who passed through your town: “If you ever get […]
This is National Volunteer Week (Apr. 27 – May 3), an annual celebration established by presidential executive order in 1974 that recognizes volunteers and the contributions they make to our communities. This year’s theme: “Volunteer to Change the World.”
We’re in the middle of a series of a historic economic transformations.
Last Sunday, many meetings were held throughout Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District to launch a new voter identification, get-out-the-vote campaign for the district’s Democrats.
A recent study by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) commissioned by the Virginia General Assembly revealed that the foreign-born popula-tion in Virginia increased significantly between 1990 and 2000. The study also pointed out that more than 80 percent of the state’s foreign-born population is here legally. Of […]
WASHINGTON – June Saint, of Pine Mountain, Ga., tried retirement after decades as a nurse. It didn’t fit.