Archive for 'November,2012'

Poor outreach does not lead to better engagement

Poor outreach does not lead to better engagement

After months of controversy, accusations and subtle — and occasionally not-so-subtle — insults surrounding the waterfront and then Beauregard corridor redevelopment plans, it’s heartening to see City Hall attempting to bridge the divide with What’s Next [...]

Sharing the road

Sharing the road

By Derrick Perkins Cyclists worry plans to add bicycle lanes to Alexandria’s streets are falling by the wayside, and they’re launching a letter-writing campaign in the hopes of shifting City Hall into high gear. “We have [...]

Q&A with Sonya Carter of ‘Girls Night’

Q&A with Sonya Carter of ‘Girls Night’

By Jordan Wright Sisterhood is alive and well and coming to The Carlyle Club in Alexandria later this month. For one night only, five rip-roaring, tell-it-like-it-is women in “Girls Night: The Musical!” will take the city’s [...]

Alexandria officials expect quiet end to lame duck session

Alexandria officials expect quiet end to lame duck session

By Melissa Quinn With four members departing in January, Alexandria City Council is in the midst of its lamest-duck session in recent memory — but don’t expect any major, last-minute legislation. Typically, the short session acts [...]

Wells Fargo held up at knifepoint

Wells Fargo held up at knifepoint

A masked man strode into the Wells Fargo Bank last weekend and held up the 330 N. Washington St. business with a knife, Alexandria police announced on Monday morning. The knife-wielding suspect, described as a man [...]

Hobie & Monk: Taking advantage of a friend

Hobie & Monk: Taking advantage of a friend

Dear Hobie & Monk, I am a professional, and occasionally my close friends come to my office for services. Should I charge them full price, offer a discount or provide free service? - Professional Problem Monk: [...]

Author documents life and times of gun-toting prosecutor

Author documents life and times of gun-toting prosecutor

By Derrick Perkins After scaring up a compendium of local ghost stories and detailing the Port City’s history in the District, Alexandria newshound Michael Lee Pope has turned to Northern Virginia’s seedy past in his latest [...]

Animal welfare league deals out Black Friday savings

Animal welfare league deals out Black Friday savings

By Derrick Perkins The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon again this year, hoping to lure people away from the shops and into their shelter. “We have … a special [...]

Police beat: Pedestrians held up at gunpoint

Police beat: Pedestrians held up at gunpoint

Highwaymen rob pedestrians Alexandria police say two men robbed a pair of pedestrians along the 200 block of S. Stevenson Square on their way home November 6. Donning black sweatshirts and matching ski masks, the two [...]