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Mason High Charter Bus Breaks Down on Way to South Carolina / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:25:28 +0000
A charter bus carrying student musicians from George Mason High School to a band competition in South Carolina broke down in North Carolina this afternoon.

Guest Commentary: Schools Grow While Our City Services Diminish / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:35:16 +0000
By Juergen Tooren I applaud Susan Kearney, Chair of the Falls Church City School Board, for her guest commentary in the March 20, 2014, edition of the Falls Church News-Press. She lays out the proposed school budget in easily understood numbers and makes a case for the quality education pupils […]

Letters to the Editor: Puzzled by City’s New Stormwater Definitions / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:32:18 +0000
You probably haven’t heard yet (because this is a fictional example designed to make a point) but a sincere need for dog-related improvements in the City has resulted in a “Dog Fee” that will be collected from every resident with a canine companion.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:24:09 +0000
Fairfax County’s budget deliberations continued on Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors met with the county’s Human Services Council (HSC) to discuss recommendations in the FY 2015 proposed budget. Highlighting the many challenges facing the at-risk population of Fairfax County, Kevin Bell, longtime HSC chairman, noted that, since 2007-2008, public […]

F.C. Chamber, News-Press Team Up for ‘Spotlight’ / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:48:26 +0000
The first edition of the Falls Church Chamber Spotlight in the Falls Church News-Press will be published in the paper’s April 10 edition next week. Information on the Chamber and its member businesses will be highlighted on the second Thursday of each month and Chamber member businesses will be provided […]

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Nears Sell Out / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:46:19 +0000
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Lincoln Properties’ “Reserve at Tinner Hill” at 540 S. Maple Street will be held at 10:30 a.m. next Tuesday, April 8, to which the public is invited. The event will be similar to the one held at the Rushmark Property’s Harris Teeter site project held […]

Saturday Town Hall Set for Council Chambers / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:41:48 +0000
The second in a series of town hall meetings on the City of Falls Church’s Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) budget will be held this Saturday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, as budget deliberations are now underway. The town hall forum will be moderated by City Manager Wyatt Shields. It […]

Editorial: Avoid the Budget’s Solomonic Choices / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:32:12 +0000
The Falls Church City Council will commence its march to the adoption of new fiscal year budget at a town hall this Saturday morning, following an unofficial community meeting tonight. The volume of public discord regarding this budget has been growing steadily as unprecedented increases in the bills the City […]

As Filing Deadline Passes, 10 Candidates Reported Certified for Democratic Primary / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:31:29 +0000
As the deadline passed last Friday to file for candidates seeking the 8th District party nominations to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, it came as a mild surprise that all but one of those who announced they were seeking the Democratic nomination (and likely success in the November general election), 10 out of 11 of them, were successfully certified for the June 10 ballot, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report / Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:27:09 +0000
Edmund Burke, an 18th century British Member of Parliament who supported the American Revolution, is famous for his observation that “the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” It is sadly ironic that this observation – from the “patron saint” of modern conservatives […]

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