The State of NoVa: Falls Church

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Fairfax City votes to join Fairfax Water, Great Water Wars of Fairfax County nearly over

Vienna also joined Fairfax, dropped its lawsuit. Falls Church will vote on it.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:15 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Falls Church’s Rheinhardt Harrison is fastest distance runner in America among 8-year-olds

The 8-year-old won back-to-back national championships last month

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Iranian national Daryoush Sarreshteh, 73, dies two days after intense questioning at Dulles

Daryoush Sarreshteh, former mayor of Tabriz, had his ‘green card’

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Mary Gavin takes over Falls Church police dept., becomes second female chief in Northern Virginia

Former deputy chief succeeds Harry Reitze, who is retiring.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:24 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Falls Church will enter mediation to sell its water utility to Fairfax County, where most customers are

Falls Church charges 60 percent more than Fairfax Water, Fairfax says

By Tom Jackman  |  09:48 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Arlington, Falls Church receive funds to prevent stormwater runoff to Chesapeake Bay

Grants will help homes, businesses control stormwater runoff

By Donna Peterson  |  05:20 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Charges dismissed in Falls Church spa case

A woman charged with running an unlicensed massage parlor after an assault had the charges dismissed.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Falls Church police run sting on Vietnamese spa owner just before her trial on license violations

After she said she was sexually attacked, police charged her with running an illegal massage parlor.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Falls Church Vietnamese community protests handling of sexual assault report

A Vietnamese day spa owner says she was assaulted, but police charged her and closed her business.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:48 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2012

NoVa residents battle to save local post offices

Falls Church’s Elaine Mittleman and Rep. Gerry Connolly are pushing for better ways to close Postal Service deficit.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Eden Center raid still looms large in Falls Church

The wounds from the Aug. 11 gang task force raid led to a town hall meeting between the Vietnamese community and Falls Church officials. But bigger criminal charges are coming.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:32 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

VDOT mangles spelling of Sycamore Street on I-66

A new third lane opened up on I-66 between Sycamore Street and Fairfax Drive, and a new sign for the Sycamore exit in Falls Church is gonna need a little work. Green-out?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Falls Church is king of Virginia recycling, again

Statewide, localities in Virginia are recycling about 40 percent of their waste. But the city of Falls Church is doing way better, with 60 percent recycling last year, its second year at the top.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:21 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Only Falls Church is The Little City,™ no one else

The city trademarked the phrase last year, and has now been selected to spread the word at the National Trademark Expo in Alexandria next month.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 09/16/2011

The Eden Center raid: The rest of the story (so far)

By Tom Jackman  |  11:54 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Falls Church’s Eden Center controversy heating up (UPDATE: First five defendants cleared in court)

After a raid of the Vietnamese shopping center on Aug. 11, police said a gang named ‘Dragon Family’ dominated the mall. Merchants, customers say that’s not true, and police overreacted.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Arlington prosecutor candidates differ on death, drugs and experience

Arlington’s chief deputy prosecutor, Theo Stamos, has 24 years of experience over defense lawyer David Deane. But can Deane’s anti-death penalty stance win him votes?

By Tom Jackman  |  12:23 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 07/11/2011

In Skyline, an outpost for immigrants from Africa, Middle East (UPDATE: These chairs are GONE)

A Starbucks coffee shop near Baileys Crossroads and Falls Church has a devoted clientele that knocks down the triple lattes and chatters morning, noon and night about distant places.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Fairfax County pondering buying Falls Church Water, again

Fairfax Supervisor John Foust is floating the idea that the county should buy Falls Church Water, which charges much more than Fairfax Water but is run by the city of Falls Church.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:30 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Falls Church tops Forbes wealthiest counties list (??)

Falls Church City somehow tops Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s Wealthiest Counties, though it’s not a county. NoVa dominates the list, with four of the Top 10.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:50 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)