Monthly Archives: November 2012

Social services only go so far to end hunger

By Melanie Quillen, George Mason University student To the editor: It really should not be any surprise that food security is becoming a bigger issue with the...

Quick Takes

Thumbs up to Black Friday in Alexandria. Many shops are opening at 6 a.m. with discounts as much as 30 percent off on merchants’...

With the election over, time to get involved

By Jermaine Mincey, Alexandria To the editor: First I want to congratulate the city councilor-elects Allison Silberberg, John Chapman, Justin Wilson, Tim Lovain as well as returning...

New city council must keep taxpayers in mind

By Robert Kraus, Alexandria To the editor: Thank you. This election was extremely exciting and I really enjoyed addressing the issues most important to Alexandria's voters. The people...

Our View: We take time to give thanks

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to gathering with friends and family, to pilgrims and harvests, and to Thanksgiving dinner. We stuff...

Old Town home’s similarities to Gadsby’s Tavern no surprise

One of Alexandria’s great 18th century “mansions” is the Lloyd House at 220 N. Washington St. Shown here in a photograph taken soon after 1900,...

OpEd: Cartoon

Alexandria police turn to public for help solving jewelry heist

By Derrick Perkins Authorities released new details Tuesday about the brazen daylight robbery of a King Street jewelry shop in September, saying the thieves made...

Sequestration worries local lawmakers, economic experts

By Melissa Quinn While the threat of sequester keeps Washington tied up in knots, experts warn the looming federal spending cuts could have a substantial...

Dissent on Union Street study

By Derrick Perkins and Melissa Quinn The long-awaited Union Street transportation study arrived before the planning commission earlier this month, but the ambitious makeover of...
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