Monthly Archives: November 2012

Stemming the flood in Old Town

By Melissa Quinn  As communities in New Jersey and New York pick up the pieces following Hurricane Sandy, towns up and down the East Coast...

The Lab at Convergence’s ‘The Soul Collector’ easily amasses fans

By Jordan Wright “The Soul Collector” brings us into the Cleveland, Ohio junk-strewn home of two black men, Darnell and his uncle Cedric, struggling under...

Old Town restaurant gets second chance from Alexandria Planning Commission

By Derrick Perkins Despite a lengthy list of noise complaints since opening King Street’s Agua Viva restaurant, co-owners Mike and Nick Cordero earned a stay...

Local woman wins $3k for energy efficient improvements

By Melissa Quinn With winter quickly approaching, one Alexandria resident is patching up her home’s cracks and crevices as part of an energy efficiency makeover...

Alexandria City Council stares down sequestration threat

By Derrick Perkins The threat of looming cutbacks in federal spending consuming Washington’s elite since the election touched down in Alexandria Tuesday evening. During the budget...

Alexandria Republicans lost big last week. What happened?

By Melissa Quinn Local voters lifted Republicans Frank Fannon and Alicia Hughes to city council in an off-cycle election three years ago, but they fared...

Disqualifying memorial sculpture smacks of hubris

By Ellen Latane Tabb, Alexandria To the editor: Regarding the Freedmen’s Cemetery sculpture controversy: A card laid is a card played. After the final designs were chosen,...

Times reporter skipped 
meteorology class

By Michael Malloy, Alexandria To the editor: It was annoying enough that TV anchors, so-called meteorologists and Matt Lauer — the worst offender — repeatedly said that...

Political divisiveness has leapt from cable news to Market Square

By Margaret Gerlach, Alexandria To the editor: I am deeply concerned about a troubling trend in political discourse, which I fear will continue past this election and...

When did cyclists become above the law?

By David W. Almasi, Alexandria To the editor: By weaving a class-warfare narrative to justify cyclists’ ignorance or ambivalence toward traffic laws, Cindy Dahlke promotes behavior that...
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