Falls Church News
New Pet Info Law Passes Senate In Richmond, Awaits Governor’s Signature
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:05:04 +0000
Pet stores must inform customers about the source of their dogs, under a bill unanimously passed in the Virginia Senate today. SB 228, also known as Bailey’s Law, now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. Laura Donahue, Virginia state director for The Humane Society of the United States […]
Ebbin Wins Backing of National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:04:09 +0000
State Sen. Adam Ebbin, for more than a decade the only openly gay member of the Virginia State Legislature now seeking the Democratic nomination to fill the shoes of retiring Rep. Jim Moran, has received the endorsement and support of the Washington, D.C.-based National Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, it was announced today.
Jody’s Jam of the Week: Dude Fest at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:15:39 +0000
It’s DUDE FEST time again! The yearly tribute party to “The Big Lebowski” at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is tonight, so grab your bath robes, your bowling shirts, your rugs or anything else Dude-related and get to the theater posthaste.
A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:36:51 +0000
The English poet John Donne (1572-1631) famously wrote “No man is an island…any man’s death diminishes me….” I’ve been thinking about that since getting the sad news, just before Christmas, that a beloved mentor, Bethine Church, had passed away. Few in Falls Church probably ever heard of Bethine, but she […]
Letters to the Editor: City Must Address Tax Disparity Questions
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:15:19 +0000
Falls Church News-Press Letters to the Editor: February 27 – March 5, 2014 City Must Address Tax Disparity Questions Editor, All of us in Falls Church City have received our increased property assessments, as well as notice of the Stormwater Utility Fund Fee. The assessment has increased significantly, and the Stormwater […]
Guest Commentary: Our Work is Not Done in the War on PovertyPage 2 of 4 pages < 1 2 3 4 >
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:34:15 +0000
By Ann Beltran There’s nothing like our rising property values to make us start believing we have passed beyond the Great Recession. And with legislative mainstays like Representatives Jim Moran and Frank Wolf opening up their seats for new minds to take on our next set of challenges, we experience […]
F.C. School Board Digging In, Won’t Cut Budget to Meet Council Wishes
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:52:35 +0000
The Falls Church School Board went round and round in a work session Tuesday night on five scenarios devised by Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones for budgets she could work with marginally below her recommended 10.6 percent increase over last year.
Last Minute Hesitation Delays Assisted Living Project Again
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:51:00 +0000
Some last-minute doubts raised late Monday afternoon about the “payment in lieu of taxes” agreement offered by developers of the Kensington Assisted Living project caused yet another delay Monday night.
Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Income Inequality at All-Time High
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:47:40 +0000
Our economy has recovered remarkably since the housing market collapse in 2007 and 2008 led to layoffs across the country and substantial losses in the financial sector. Sadly, the economic recovery has largely gone to the highest earners – the housing market is climbing back and Wall Street salaries are […]
Editorial: Options Still Open For the Budget
fncp.com / Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:10:24 +0000
Though they won’t cast their official votes until next Tuesday, members of the Falls Church School Board appeared to draw a line in the sand at their work session Tuesday night, unwilling to send a budget request to the City Council with less than a nine percent funding increase over […]
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