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The Falls Church News-Press is the premier newspaper serving the City of Falls Church, Northern Virginia and the D.C.-area.

New attractions and beginning preparations for some Watch Night staff changes all factored into the lead up to the annua...
12/30/2019
Little City Ready to Ring In New Year with 22nd Annual Watch Night - Falls Church News-Press Online

New attractions and beginning preparations for some Watch Night staff changes all factored into the lead up to the annual event

https://fcnp.com/2019/12/30/little-city-ready-to-ring-in-new-year-with-22nd-annual-watch-night/

The City of Falls Church’s 22nd annual Watch Night New Year’s Eve celebration will see residents ring in a third decade under the star downtown, but will also set in motion an extended changing of the guard in the crew which helps make the whole operation go seamlessly.

In a year filled with development news, it was the ever-changing landscape of the Falls Church business community that c...
12/27/2019
2019’s Top Stories in Falls Church - Falls Church News-Press Online

In a year filled with development news, it was the ever-changing landscape of the Falls Church business community that captured the most attention out of all the happenings in the City over the past 12 months.

In a year filled with development news, it was the ever-changing landscape of the Falls Church business community that captured the most attention out of all the happenings in the City this year.

NOVA Parks plans to expand into a full dual use the segment of the 45-mile W&OD Trail that runs through the center of th...
12/25/2019
Planners Praise W&OD Dual Trail Plans for F.C. - Falls Church News-Press Online

NOVA Parks plans to expand into a full dual use the segment of the 45-mile W&OD Trail that runs through the center of the City of Falls Church are now due for final approval late next month, with construction to begin by next summer and completion before the end of 2020.

Plans to expand into a full dual use the segment of the 45-mile W&OD Trail that runs through the center of the City of Falls Church are due for final approval late next month.

We do hope our local community remains connected and engaged, however, as we move toward creating a more fair, rehabilit...
12/24/2019
Guest Commentary: Leading the Way on Criminal Justice Reform - Falls Church News-Press Online

We do hope our local community remains connected and engaged, however, as we move toward creating a more fair, rehabilitative and evidence-informed justice system, both on a local and statewide level.

“It has been said that 2020 will be the first time in 20 years when criminal justice reform has been a priority in the legislature,” remarked Senator Scott Surovell. “I’d argue it’s more like the first time in 200 years.”

For thousands of City of Falls Church residents who’ve moved here since those events, and for all who need to be reminde...
12/21/2019
Editorial: The Falls Church’s Heroic Triumph - Falls Church News-Press Online

For thousands of City of Falls Church residents who’ve moved here since those events, and for all who need to be reminded of these struggles, it is important to appreciate this history from 250 years ago and this history from seven years ago, to appreciate this iconic institution that has reclaimed so heroically its rightful role as a distinct benefit to the wider community and democracy it serves.

Last weekend, the Falls Church Episcopal celebrated its 250th anniversary with over 300 parishioners, friends and dignitaries.

My granddaughter Caroline, age 4, who lives a block away, will soon experience her first Christmas from which joyful mem...
12/21/2019
Our Man in Arlington - Falls Church News-Press Online

My granddaughter Caroline, age 4, who lives a block away, will soon experience her first Christmas from which joyful memories are likely to stick.

She inspired me to delve back to Arlington Christmas scenes that unfolded when I was her age.

My granddaughter Caroline, age 4, who lives a block away, will soon experience her first Christmas from which joyful memories are likely to stick. She inspired me to delve back to Arlington Christmas scenes that unfolded when I was her age.

Scott Bloom, the principal at Haycock Elementary in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, has been placed on administ...
12/20/2019
Haycock Principal Charged With Failure to Report Abuse - Falls Church News-Press Online

Scott Bloom, the principal at Haycock Elementary in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, has been placed on administrative leave.

Scott Bloom, the principal at Haycock Elementary in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest by Fairfax Police for failure to report incidents of child abuse while he served at Freedom Elementary School in Vienna.

A missed three and subsequent putback attempt were all that separated the Mustangs from a win last weekhttps://fcnp.com/...
12/19/2019
Mason Girls’ Off Target on Final Shots in 41-40 Defeat - Falls Church News-Press Online

A missed three and subsequent putback attempt were all that separated the Mustangs from a win last week

https://fcnp.com/2019/12/19/mason-girls-off-target-on-final-shots-in-41-40-defeat/

On the last possession of the game, Mason set up a three-point play. The shot was off but sophomore guard Bella Paradiso managed to gather the rebound and put the ball back up. Unfortunately, Paradiso’s second chance also didn’t connect and sealed the loss for the Mustangs.

12/18/2019

Santa taking his Little City tour Wednesday night as the News-Press wraps up this week's edition.

View from our offices on Park Ave.

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The building designs looked collectively like kind of an inner city street gang and the public art potentially assembled...
12/17/2019
Editorial: No Dystopian Architecture - Falls Church News-Press Online

The building designs looked collectively like kind of an inner city street gang and the public art potentially assembled around them we expect might resemble all the graffiti and body tattoos that they could be assumed to sport.

The building designs looked collectively like kind of an inner city street gang and the public art potentially assembled around them we expect might resemble all the graffiti and body tattoos that they could be assumed to sport.

As the City of Falls Church takes steps towards its future environmental sustainability goals, geothermal technology is ...
12/17/2019
New School’s Geothermal Tech Brings Benefits - Falls Church News-Press Online

As the City of Falls Church takes steps towards its future environmental sustainability goals, geothermal technology is being used in some homes and development projects in the area, including the new George Mason High School currently under construction.

Using geothermal for the project at Mason will ultimately be the best return on investment for the long-term cost for heating and cooling it.

A pre-Labor Day start to the school year was the most-supported option of those laid out in a 2020-2021 Calendar Survey ...
12/16/2019
F.C. School Board Mulls Pre-Labor Day Start - Falls Church News-Press Online

A pre-Labor Day start to the school year was the most-supported option of those laid out in a 2020-2021 Calendar Survey by the Falls Church School Board.

A pre-Labor Day start to the school year was the most-supported option of those laid out in a 2020-2021 Calendar Survey by the Falls Church School Board.

The Falls Church 29 citizens group gets a better idea of how its concerns will be represented in its final report follow...
12/16/2019
Route 29 Task Force Refines Scope Ahead of Final Report - Falls Church News-Press Online

The Falls Church 29 citizens group gets a better idea of how its concerns will be represented in its final report following a second meeting

https://fcnp.com/2019/12/11/route-29-task-force-refines-scope-ahead-of-final-report/

The Monday meeting piggybacked off the inaugural meeting in October where the community got to see what its consensus was on its concerns, followed by recommended solutions and the timeline of events moving forward.

The one and only Gilbert Gottfried will fight off his surprise that he's still in showbiz with a set at The State Theatr...
12/14/2019
Press Pass: Gilbert Gottfried - Falls Church News-Press Online

The one and only Gilbert Gottfried will fight off his surprise that he's still in showbiz with a set at The State Theatre tomorrow night

https://fcnp.com/2019/12/13/press-pass-gilbert-gottfried/

Whether you know him from his days as a young stand-up comedian in New York City in the 1970s, as Iago from Disney’s “Aladdin” or even one of his many raunchy sets for celebrity roasts, Gottfried is one of those Hollywood characters who finds a way to stick with you no matter how long he occup...

"If you harbor gripes that our county government gets too ambitious, consider an episode from the 1930s."
12/13/2019
Our Man in Arlington - Falls Church News-Press Online

"If you harbor gripes that our county government gets too ambitious, consider an episode from the 1930s."

If you harbor gripes that our county government gets too ambitious, consider an episode from the 1930s.

The images displaying a warehouse traditional look for the Gateway project were met with less than overwhelming enthusia...
12/13/2019
West End Plan’s Architectural Look Draws Mixed Reviews from Council - Falls Church News-Press Online

The images displaying a warehouse traditional look for the Gateway project were met with less than overwhelming enthusiasm by the representatives of the three groups in the session, held in the middle of Monday’s Council business meeting.

Images displaying the kind of architecture currently being considered for the City of Falls Church’s 9.7-acre West End Gateway Project were met with less-than-overwhelming enthusiasm by City officials at Monday night’s F.C. Council meeting.

The congregation of the City of Falls Church’s iconic, living historical monument, the Falls Church Episcopal Church, wi...
12/12/2019
Historic Falls Church Episcopal Celebrates 250 Years Sunday - Falls Church News-Press Online

The congregation of the City of Falls Church’s iconic, living historical monument, the Falls Church Episcopal Church, will celebrate the church’s 250th anniversary at a series of special events at the church site in the center of the City this Sunday.

The congregation of the City of Falls Church’s iconic, living historical monument, the Falls Church Episcopal Church, will celebrate the church’s 250th anniversary at a series of special events at the church site in the center of the City this Sunday.

The City of Falls Church’s City Council, by a unanimous 6-0 vote, approved a measure Monday night that outlaws discrimin...
12/12/2019
F.C. Council Passes LGBTQ, Gender Protections - Falls Church News-Press Online

The City of Falls Church’s City Council, by a unanimous 6-0 vote, approved a measure Monday night that outlaws discrimination based on “sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status.”

The City of Falls Church's City Council, by a unanimous 6-0 vote, approved a measure Monday night that outlaws discrimination based on "sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status."

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